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  1. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    806 hours
    4.99
  2. Caitlyn R.

    Caitlyn R.

    Editing & Writing

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    Caitlyn's Writing Experiences Include... -5 years in the field of web copy writing and editing -Website moderating -Ebook writing and creating, start to finish -Fast turn around, finishing your work before your due dates -Delivering thorough, self-edited, & impeccable writing -Note: My favorite dinosaur is the thesaurus. I love freelancing because I get to meet new people all the time. Send me a message if you would like to work together or just talk about freelancing or writing. I'm always looking for writers to collaborate with on e-books! My Website/Portfolio: www.catierobbinswriting.wordpress.com My Film Review Blog: www.cineclub8.com

    $28.00 /hr
    30 hours
    4.99
  3. Janine carla G.

    Janine carla G.

    Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

    $5.00 /hr
    222 hours
    4.95
  4. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  5. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

    $50.00 /hr
    3,991 hours
    4.18
  6. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,631 hours
    4.92
  7. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  8. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,623 hours
    4.94
  9. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  10. Zaheer T.

    Zaheer T. Agency Contractor

    Transcription Pro, Proofreader/Editor & Subtitle Creator

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a Senior Editor and a freelancer for English transcription services with 8 years of experience in transcription and proofreading. I do transcription/proofreading/editing. I have done transcriptions of highly-accented English speakers i.e. Italian, Greek, Swiss to Canadian.I proofread my work carefully and eye for detail for typos and grammatical mistakes and errors. I have also worked on accounts of business, media, legal, general and technical transcription, business transcription being my favorite. I enjoy my work and do it as soon as humanly possible and take up any work with a great deal of responsiblity. I have a good reputation in places I have worked for. Areas that I cover Audio Transcription Business Transcription Conference Transcription Conference Call Transcription Court Transcription Education Transcription Focus Group Transcription General Transcription Insurance Transcription Interview Transcription Legal Transcription Market Research Transcription Meeting Transcription Movie Transcription MP3 Transcription Podcast Transcription Research Transcription Sermon Transcription Speech Transcription TV Transcription Verbatim Transcription Video Transcription Voice Mail Transcription Voice Transcription * Rates: For Clear Audio 24-48 hours TAT 1 Speaker Clear Audio = $25/audio hour 2 Speakers Clear Audio = $35/audio hour 3 Speakers And Above = $40/audio hour For Difficult Audios 48-60 hours TAT 1 Speaker Diff. Audio = $40/audio hour 2 Speakers and Above = $50/audio hour

    Associated with: ATLAS Agency

    $7.78 /hr
    1,046 hours
    4.80