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  1. Amy Masterman

    Amy Masterman

    Creative Writer, Screenwriter, Ghostwriter, Editor, Visual Artist

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have extensive experience in writing, ghostwriting and editing. Projects include fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction (memoir) and screenwriting. I excel at finding the story-within-the story, developing raw ideas and showcasing the heart of the work. Collaborating with others comes easily to me - I'm an idea factory if you want that, but I can just as easily do a quick and clean edit. My website - - is a laboratory where I explore subjects and ideas that interest me through my writing and artwork. Sacred Sensual Living is about using your sensory experiences as a way to live in a state of presence and connection. Beauty and meaning go hand-in-hand as they lead you to your most authentic self. Throughout the process of turning a first-time author's loosely-written memoir into a political suspense novel I wore many hats - from consultant to ghostwriter, from editor to cheerleader. It's easy for me to put myself into someone else's shoes and understand where they're coming from and where they want the story to go. The author offers this testimonial: "Amy was easy to work with and professional. She understood what I wanted to achieve and contributed her own ideas as well. As a ghostwriter, she was able to write in my voice and convey my ideas effectively. She understands what it takes to construct a novel and develop characters. Her enthusiasm for my project was encouraging and it was easy to share my ideas with her. She works hard and produces timely, quality results." - M.D. Sellers, aspiring author Just about everyone has a story. Not everyone realizes what it takes to shape that story into a compelling piece that will engage and move readers. It's actually quite complex. I've been through the process and understand what makes a story come alive and how to grasp the audience's attention. I can create vivid and meaningful description, write character dialogue and wrangle large amounts of information into a compelling plot. I've edited numerous fiction and non-fiction works for friends just because I enjoy it. I can see the big picture and the details at the same time which enables me shape a draft so it's cohesive and easily-readable. One editing client had this to say: "Amy has edited numerous pieces for me, from newsletters to research papers to my graduate thesis. She has consistently polished up my work so it reads easily and flows naturally, without changing my style or the essence of what I'm saying. Her suggestions and comments about how to pull the meaning out of a piece to really engage the reader were extremely helpful. Also, I've consulted with her about a book I'm considering writing, and if I proceed with the project I will absolutely hire her to work with me on it as a (ghost)writer, editor and consultant. She is enthusiastic and clever, not to mention professional and respectful." - Peter Criswell, Executive Director, Big Apple Performing Arts My eight years of experience as an Executive Director of non-profit arts organizations provided extensive non-fiction writing experience, and I had the pleasure of working closely with a variety of artists, musicians, actors and writers. I understand the creative process and I have great reverence when working with creative people. I have a Master's Degree, and I've taken a variety of writing workshops including Story Structure and Screenplay (Re)Writing. The best way to learn how to write, though, is to write, read, revise and polish - over and over again. I've done that, and I welcome the opportunity to work with people who value the craft. I look forward to working with you!

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
  2. Aaron R.

    Aaron R.

    Graphic designer/Writer/Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 6

    A young self-motivated designer and writer with an eye for color and a way with words! Just trying to get a start in the crazy world of graphic design and writing. I have a background in the managerial field and as a trainer. Extensive customer service knowledge as well as proper e-mail etiquette.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,080 hours
  3. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M.

    Freelance Journalist & Editor, Web Specialist

    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. Natasha Drake

    Natasha Drake

    Grant Writer, Researcher, & Fundraiser / Professional Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Owner of Natasha Drake Grants, an independent grant writing and fundraising business. I am a professionally and academically trained writer with more than six years of experience in grant programming, including development, solicitation, implementation, and evaluation. In addition to grant writing, I have a strong background in prospect research and donor stewardship. I am skilled at communicating in a variety of contexts and have worked with a diversity of nonprofits, community organizations, and government entities. My services are unique in that I am skilled at weaving emotionally compelling stories with data driven content into successful fundraising documents and presentations. Selected Successes: *Wrote more than 150 successful grant proposals totaling $6 million in funding. *Secured nearly $1 million in new or increased funding through targeted donor research and strategic grant writing. *Managed a team responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of approximately $3 million in annual donor funding. *Built a grant writing team from the ground up at a national nonprofit, managing the team's expansion from one individual into a full-time staff of three. I am a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with experience collaborating in remote team collaboration. Services include, but are not limited to: *Grant Writing *Proposal Development *Grant Review & Editing *Grant Training *Donor Research *Donor Development *Reporting & Evaluation *Content Development *Multimedia Presentations *Miscellaneous Writing Services

    $35.00 /hr
    43 hours
  5. Yuliya M.

    Yuliya M.

    Creative Freelance Photographer and Graphic Web Designer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 58

    I'm a professional graphic web designer and photographer ith over 10 years of experience, available for high quality solutions for all your business and personal needs in one place. GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES: * Custom web template design and color scheme * Custom wordpress templates * Banner, signs and poster design * Ad and Flyer design * Custom Business Card design * Custom Logo design * Brochure design * Product and media packaging design PHOTOGRAPHY: High quality and professional final images with complete image retouching and color correction. Headshots/Portraits, Fashion. Fitness, Food/Beverage, Real Estate, Car, Swimsuit, Glamour, Pet, Wedding, Digital Manipulation, Photo restoration PORTFOLIO: |

    $30.00 /hr
    78 hours
  6. Jenn Gerlach

    Jenn Gerlach

    Infographic Producer

    Canada - Last active: 10/03/2013 - Tests: 2

    I like to take the confusing, the elaborate, the most complicated subject and put it into a visually pleasing, easy-to-understand infographic. When it comes to explaining stuff, my job is to research, plan and create your subject matter into an eye-catching, rich and virtual view, that is like no other. So, if you've never heard of an infographic and you would like to know more, I want to show you all about it. I know I can deliver the iCandy you're looking for on your website, trade show booth, email broadcast, employee manual, textbooks and more.

    $33.33 /hr
    11 hours
  7. Maria ramona A.

    Maria ramona A.

    Graphic Designer/ Illustrator/ Writer

    Canada - Last active: 06/18/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a travelling freelance graphic artist and for the most part- "a lone worker" who specializes in print & logo designs. I also have experience in being part of design groups for non-profit organizations. My clientele varies from friends to realtors, musicians, bath & beauty companies, medicine companies, professionals in the health and wellness industry, fitness gyms, financial corporations, small food businesses, honey farms, clothing businesses, educational organizations and even celebrity interviewers! I work to give the best and it's my job to make things beautiful! As for software my main tools are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Other skills include: digital painting, creative writing, music and photography. Fluent in English. Website:

    $13.33 /hr
    288 hours
  8. Jennifer W.

    Jennifer W.

    Business Consultant| Website Developer| Marketer|Entreprenuer

    United States - Last active: 12/17/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Affordable and Professional Business Solutions for businesses and entrepreneurs, with over 20 years of experience in the business world, taking pride in my work and providing 110% of my time and support to my clients. 20 years of experience as an executive administrative assistant, project and business management. Jennifer is a talented website, graphics designer, SEO, social media expert and marketer with over 15 years of experience in the design field. She also has over 10 years of experience as a writer, who can write about any topic. I can also write press releases as well. Jennifer has taken these talents and years of experience to provide business consulting to other businesses and entrepreneurs. As a business consultant I love to see businesses succeed and I love to help them make better decisions, help them come up with better strategies which interns helps them to make more profits. You are looking at a creative, organized individual who is an independent thinker, organized, professional, trustworthy partner. If you are looking for a professional with these qualities and a long term partner look no further I am your person. I am worth my rate with over 20 years of combined experiences in many fields. I am from the united states and read, speak and spell in English. I am available during normal business hours of 8-6 pm Monday- Friday. If you want professional quality work you would look no further and hire me. I am looking for a long term relationship with the right clients. Please take a look at all of my skills available on my profile.

    $65.00 /hr
    67 hours
  9. Jacquelyn Schneller

    Jacquelyn Schneller Agency Contractor

    Writer and Designer of all

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

    I've worked, studied, lived and experienced broadly. Why should my writing and designing do otherwise? My career goals are simple: I strive to create something each day and perhaps each day my creating will pay! I'm both self and formally taught. I am EXTREMELY coachable, meaning, I respond quickly and well to feedback. I look forward to working with you.

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $10.00 /hr
    1 hours
  10. Jodi B.

    Jodi B. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Narrator, Voice Over

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

    Prior to my husband and I deciding to open our own sound company in June of 2012, I worked for 13 years for a medical services provider. During that time, I created training materials, taught classes on medical terminology, became a certified pharmacy technician, and spent the last 4 years in a supervisory roll. Throughout this time, the skills I gained when earning my Bachelor's degree in English Literature at Miami University consistently served me well. Now that we own our studio, I am focusing all of my experience, skill, and energy on voice over work for narration of audio-books, instructional recordings, and commercials, while continuing to pursue projects in line with my first love and formal education by offering my editing,proofreading, and creative writing services.

    Associated with: Falcon Sound Company

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours