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  1. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M.

    Web Design/ Content & Creative Writing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 08/12/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 14

    I have been working as a freelance journalist and editor for almost three years, and I am keen to expand my portfolio to cover a wider range of topics and interests. I have a natural aptitude for creative writing, both fiction and non-fiction; my strong educational background enables me to adapt easily to formal styles, as is required for technical and academic projects. As well as being a gifted writer, I have a strong background in graphic design, ecommerce and web development. Since commencing web design work, I have gained expertise with several different CMS systems including Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal. I have also worked extensively with stand-alone shopping cart solutions such as Opencart and Magento.

    $30.00 /hr
    196 hours
    4.97
  2. Benjamin N.

    Benjamin N.

    Graphics Design, Creative writing, Translation and Transcription

    Kenya - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    I have over the years been inspired to pursue professional learning on creativity. Gathered skills in graphics design and expressive writing. Am self intuitive and painting information by design layouts or grammatical sense is what i purpose to take to a higher level. Am proficient in Adobe photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and other graphical applications like coreldraw. I have a passion for English literature.

    $11.11 /hr
    585 hours
    4.63
  3. Danielle B.

    Danielle B.

    Top Notch Food Professional

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Food is my passion. I have been in the restaurant industry for 10 years and have a degree from one of the best culinary schools in the U.S. Getting people educated and excited about food is what I am all about. I have a wide array of experience including developing meal plans for families, cooking in fine dining restaurants, and teaching culinary classes. I have an eye for detail and am dedicated to outstanding work that is sure to please every time. Some of my favorite subjects include: *nutrition* *food history* *weight loss* *gluten-free* *juicing* *vegetarian* *ethnic cuisine* *natural and organic* *recipes for animals and pets* *dietary restrictions (Celiac's Crohn's, IBS, etc.)* *food culture* *humanely raised meats* I specialize in the following services: - recipe creation - cookbooks - menu development and design - food styling - photography - recipe costing - recipe research - Copyscape approved recipe rewrites - culinary articles and Ebook writing (without formatting)

    $25.00 /hr
    206 hours
    4.97
  4. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    37 hours
    4.99
  5. Stephen Bailey

    Stephen Bailey

    Award winning travel writer and editor. Experienced videographer.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I specialise in travel writing and marketing for the travel industry. I've won Malta Travel Writer of the year twice, have a weekly newspaper travel column, and edit travel sections for Allied Newspapers. I write brochures and marketing copy for national tourism boards, as well as numerous tour companies and travel websites. Creative, funny, practical, quirky; I can delve into a variety of styles dependent on the project, but I understand that the best writing effectively engages the audience, and subtly delivers the underpinning message of the client. Throughout my work I subtly soft sell the destination or travel product. Rather than bombard the reader with superlatives and cliches, I allow the reader to build their own impressions and convince themselves that a product or destination is amazing. I take huge pride in my work and ability to achieve this. I run a video marketing business (see www.thefatdogs.com) that specialises in the travel industry. I've created promotional videos for national tourism boards and large international clients like the South Africa Youth Travel Confederation, Travlaw, and the LAL group. As well as high quality video production, The Fat Dogs also support clients with video marketing strategies, video hosting, and linking video content with social media. I am also the author of "Sports Source" a guide to developing sport in the UK, and spent two years as editor of a large UK clubbing website. I have extensive experience in wordpress and HTML5, and understand the importance of SEO to all online work. Some current and previous clients: - Allied Newspapers - www.lalgroup.com - World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation - South Africa Youth Travel Confederation - Zicasso - Travlaw - Delft Tourism - Planetrail - Offbeat Travel - The Trainline

    $25.00 /hr
    160 hours
    4.99
  6. Michael Sokol

    Michael Sokol

    Screenwriter, comedy writer, video production, creative copywriter

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Experience as a writer and producer for web series with SuperDeluxe (Turner) and Atom.Com (Comedy Central/Viacom). Represented by ICM Talent and managed by One Entertainment. Have written freelance scripts for Turner Studios as well. as branded vivdeo for TSA, Autotrader.com, Lung Cancer Alliance, and more. Also, written copy for web sites, an hour-long script for a DIY home-staging DVD, and for the host of several different shows that aired locally. Can provided samples of copy, scripts, TV treatments, etc. Graduate of Emory University in Economics and History.

    $44.44 /hr
    100 hours
    4.67
  7. Sarah Ingraham

    Sarah Ingraham

    Published Author and Literary Consultant

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    *I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

    $25.00 /hr
    1,692 hours
    4.87
  8. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee

    Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

    $55.56 /hr
    26 hours
    4.87
  9. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Marketing Communications Consultant and Writer

    Czech Republic - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen 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 first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,657 hours
    5.00
  10. Zack Rutherford

    Zack Rutherford

    Scribe/Copywriter/Blogger

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a talented linguistic navigator; a motivated and captivating wordsmith, selling my talents and slinging my style to the highest bidder. I write website content, sales copy, and SEO articles for online marketers to earn my bread, and I spout off at the mouth for the butter. I have a highly opinionated blog at http://Zackrex.com, which includes a portfolio as well as many sporadic ramblings for your reading pleasure. Your project, assignment, or article--whatever the case may be--can be interpreted in a voice as monotone and unenthusiastic as a phone book read aloud by Henry Kissinger, but you'd probably prefer a booming and bombastic concerto, painstakingly crafted to make ears ring with ecstatic pleasure and wallets open up with ardent zeal. If you're looking for the former, I suggest you find a different scribe. I specialize in the sort of syntax that sings while it sells. I also have a Bachelor's degree in English literature that I never got around to framing. You see, I live in a condo without an enclosed office and scarce wall space. I thought it better suited me to adorn my surroundings with Pink Floyd album covers and Salvador Dali paintings, rather than remind myself that I'm a dreary academic with an expensive piece of paper hanging above the P.C. So drop me a line, and we can make beautiful music together. Or I can write something for you. Whatever. I'm anything but picky.

    $50.00 /hr
    246 hours
    5.00