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  1. Laurens Martens

    Laurens Martens

    Full-time Online Video Production Script Writer. Storyteller Deluxe.

    Netherlands - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Full-time Online Video Production Writer. (Specialized in Animated, Explainer, Whiteboard, Sales and Commercial Videos.) Created scripts for over 60 videos,15 different video production companies (including 2 of my own) and worked with 3 Fortune 500 companies (IKEA, Ernst&Young, Microsoft, Cisco, and others) to tell their story and spread their message. Today, it's easier than ever to spread your message. Everyone does it. But that's the problem; how do you cut through the noise and deliver your message when dozens of others try to do the same thing to your target audience? How do you stand out, make yourself known? If you landed on my profile page, you probably know that one of the most effective ways to do this is video. And more important: the story it tells, the feeling it conveys, the personality it expresses. A great script is the foundation for a video that actually produces results. However, it is getting harder and harder to find great scriptwriters. A lot of freelancers do A LOT of things, just trying to make a few extra bucks here and there. Not specializing in one specific task. I have owned and run two online video production (explainer animation) companies, worked with tens of other video production companies and have learned the hard way how important it is to have a script that actually works and is delivered as soon as possible. A script that lays the foundation for an outstanding video. Maybe you're wondering: why are you doing all this freelance scriptwriting work, when you have managed entire companies that have created those video? The simple reason: I have decided to spend my time doing what I absolutely love most: creating, writing and storytelling. Managing a company was something I truly wanted a while ago, only to realize it completely stressed me out. I will create a script with the information you provide according to your guidelines or method of writing or I can use the method I have used in my own companies that are proven to produce measurable results in the videos that have used them. Within 24 hours I will send you two versions of the script for you to review and discuss with the client. With your feedback I create the final version that is ready for the next phase in your production process. This saves you massive amounts of time that you can use to take on more projects, earn more money or spend more time doing other crucial things that make your business grow. I will save you a lot of worry and uncertainty and take your productions to a next level. 'Laurens is a young, bright entrepreneur with a clear vision of what he wants to create. He is amazing at giving life to ideas. Doesn't matter if they are his own, or someone elses. He knows how to shape ideas into something that really resonates with people.' - Epic Web Studio 'Laurens has great vision. He and his team will bring your idea to life. There are a lot of companies that make explainer videos, but very few are great at them. Laurens and his team are among the best.' - Mike O'Brian (Worlds' most famous Online-Video Voice)

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
  2. Valeria Arcas

    Valeria Arcas

    Creative Writer, Translator, Teacher

    Mexico - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a Spanish native speaker and an experienced English teacher for 20 years, . For a few years now, I've been writing mostly children's literature and articles about different niches. As a kindergarden/elementary teacher I can say I'm a very creative person with tons of ideas ready to deliver, excellent english and spanish skills. Responsible and always deliver original jobs.

    $11.00 /hr
    447 hours
  3. Austin Edgington

    Austin Edgington

    Creative Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    Essentially I work as your CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) to create a marketing program based upon your business plan, goals and resources. The first step is to create a plan if you do not have one. This is a crucial step and cannot be ignored or rushed. Nor will it take forever. This plan may entail hiring third party contractors I work with, i.e if you want an animated video I will script and hire a video artist to create it, at your cost. Upon agreement of the plan, we move to execution, measurement and refinement to achieve objectives. It is an ongoing process. Here's what I promise you: Hard work Experience and intelligence Honesty (I do not sugar coat things) Here's what I won't do: Work for free or below my hourly rate Work without without a proper marketing plan and budget Call the media on your behalf just because I know them My minimum weekly contract is 15 hours @ $40.00 per hour. Anything less than that is not enough to make a difference and you are wasting my time and your money. Launching a company, and maintaining its marketing programs is a major undertaking, it's not a hobby. It takes commitment and a 24/7 mentality. Anything less and you may as well give your money away. If this makes sense to you, contact me. I'd be happy to learn more about your business. BIO Austin Edgington is an award-winning creative marketing professional, US native and fluent in English. He has over 20 years experience in the technology and entertainment industries and has written press releases, web copy, blog posts, corporate videos, direct response, radio & television and film as well as led marketing and public relations campaigns on a global scale. Austin has worked in the Silicon Valley, Hollywood and has international experience in Europe and Australia. Austin is also an actor, director, voice-over artist and avid cyclist.

    $44.44 /hr
    245 hours
  4. Laleema Kuthiala

    Laleema Kuthiala

    Expert Writer, Editor, Architect and Designer

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Creative, Authentic and Original, I am a freelance Writer, Designer and Editor with over 11 years experience in publishing, graphic & web design, content development and architecture. Armed with an M.A in Architectural Theory & History from London Metropolitan University, London, UK, my professional experience reflects the diversity of my personal inspirations and passions. Freelancing allows me to bring together my diverse skill set and expertise to benefit the client and challenge myself further. My enthusiasm for creative endeavor, original thought and insight, as well as effective expression and communication sets my work apart and guarantees you exceptional quality. Services Offered: Besides working as an architect for nearly a decade, I have worked as a writer and Associate Editor for print magazines, volunteered for an online resource as well as worked extensively for over ten years as a freelance writer and designer. Writing for both online and print format, I am well versed with their demands and details. I am also engaged in numerous graphic and web design projects, having designed various of websites, flyers & communications, logos, branding and merchandise. I offer freelance services in the fields of graphic and web design, content development and editing, and Writing.

    $22.00 /hr
    13 hours
  5. Sara McCaslin

    Sara McCaslin

    Technical Editor and Writer

    United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I have a combined graduate-level background in engineering and computer science. As an educator, I have 10+ years of experience in communicating technical information to diverse audiences using a variety of media. I have served as a reviewer for various conferences, as well as journals and a textbook. I have academic publications in topics including artificial intelligence, digital image processing, GoPro Hero cameras, metallography, and online education. I authored one blog as the faculty advisor for a student NASA Orion Mockup project that received special attention from NASA, and I am familiar with a variety of software packages and programming languages.

    $15.56 /hr
    174 hours
  6. Regina N.

    Regina N.

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    First and foremost, I am a writer. I specialize in erotica, but I have experience writing numerous genres, including romance, horror, fantasy, non-fiction, drama, mystery, and thriller. My going rate for stories is $10/1000 words if I keep the rights, $20/1000 words if you're purchasing full rights. I also edit and proofread when needed. I am a stickler for perfection when it comes to grammar because I feel strongly that errors detract from the reader's experience. That being said, I can promise you a perfect product. My going rate for editing is $5/1000 words. I am one of the best writers on, and it shows in whatever I do. If you're looking for a professional, creative, unique product, shoot me a request.

    $11.00 /hr
    20 hours
  7. Upendra Kumar Yadav

    Upendra Kumar Yadav

    Writer, Editor, Translator (Eng/Hin/Ben) & InDesign

    India - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Writing about oneself is always difficult if you wish to present a correct assessment of yourself so that others could make an objective picture about you. That’s the situation with me right now while I’m trying to put myself forward for your judgement. I cannot make the picture clear for you, as we all are the most talented one in our own views. What proves us is our work. But I know, you still will be able to have an idea of me by the end. So let me try to reveal myself to you. A new assignment is always a fresh excitement for me. I feel passionate in finishing it with a total perfection. Once indulge in the work, I forget about how much it is paying, and get absorbed fully. In that sense I’m not professional. I enjoy my work and the challenges thrown by it in the process. I always feel myself like the sort of students who strive constantly to finish their task at the peak of perfection. And in that way I feel me completely dedicated and a hardcore professional as far as the quality and client’s satisfaction from the output of the job is concerned. And yes, it’s a tall claim, yet with full responsibility I claim to provide the highest quality that you won’t often get online. I have to offer you with my versatile talent equipped with an unmatched creativity and the required technical efficiency in my field. My work domain is related to language. I am fluent in English and Bengali and have a command up to creative level in Hindi. I have a great efficiency in the linguistic tools and technology too needed in my work domain. My educational background is in natural sciences, but I had a craving for gaining knowledge in all fields. Therefore, I'm a great reader in science, history, literature, politics, philosophy and constantly keep tab on national and international economics and politics. I like to read these all with equal interest; Greek tragedy to Arabian nights, the Galilean transformations to the development of theory of relativity, Socrates to Shakespeare and Dawn Brown, the emerging technology oriented knowledge world to the research works in theoretical physics. I am currently studying ancient Indus valley civilisation, Indian History and development of its capital economy and web development. My writings and translations reflect that vastness and depth too. From me, you will get an original and live language flowing smooth, fresh, creative, capable of dealing with any subject with equal efficiency and command, and of course with the highest degree of accuracy. I enjoy the challenge of creating unique language that is needed by the unique nature of websites and applications intending to communicate with millions of people at a time from different age groups and social strata. I have written news articles as well as the articles on contemporary sociological issues that published in various Hindi magazines. My main field of writing is in creative genre. I write stories, poems and currently planning for a novel. A large volume of my translations, news articles and creative writings have been published. My Work Domains: 1. Language service (English – Hindi – Bengali) 2. Creative writing, Editing, Proofreading, Publishing - Fiction / Non-Fiction Articles (academic, research, journalistic) - Book, Web and Blog content 3. Translation, Editing, Proofreading - ( English<>Hindi, Bengali<>Hindi, English<>Bengali) 4. Website, Apps & Blog Content Translation 5. Research 6. Hindi linguistics project assistant 7. News writing 8. Page layout, Designing, Publishing; InDesign, Photoshop, MS Word, PageMaker EXPERIENCE: On Upwork: Currently providing translation and proofreading help to two reputed websites, Working on an online dictionary, I have all ready translated content of a few of Android and iOS apps. Translated large documents on Market and Economic survey and a number of documents related to The Global goals of The United Nations. Other Online works: Just finished translation of 4 books of children stories comprising of over 50,000 words. Elsewhere: I have been writing, editing and translating for over a decade. My creative writings have been well appreciated by my readers. It includes short story, articles, news articles and features. I have edited two magazines on culture and literature. Over 10 millions of my translated words from English and Bengali have got printed in Hindi. MODUS OPERANDI: 1. I feel happier to work with the people having a combination of hardcore professionalism and human sensibilities in their approach. 2. I maintain all out communication with my clients over Upwork, Skype and Gmail, right from the moment I start, and till they approve it happily with full satisfaction. 3. I extend my post-work help to the clients whenever they ask. 4. My accuracy rate is over 99.9%. 5. Be assured that every work I produce will top any tests. 6. The best price I'm willing to work on is 7 USD /hr. My SKYPE ID. – upendra.k.ydv

    $7.00 /hr
    148 hours
  8. Geoff Mosse

    Geoff Mosse

    Experienced Comic Artist & Illustrator

    United States - Tests: 3

    2014 - "The Mick" Graphic novel (Red Handed studios, 100 pages) - "NonBinary Literary Review" contributing artist (issues 2 & 3) - Savannah Strolls Walking Tours (logo designer) - Str88face Studios (contributing artist) Previous Experience - "48" Graphic novel (Red Handed Studios, 120 pages) - "Zombie Bomb!" mini series (Terminal Press, 6 issues) - "Biography" anthology comic (Top Shelf Press) - "Zacherley's Midnight Terrors" #3 (Chanting Monks Press) Portfolio Link: You can view my work online by going to and typing in nafenian or by pasting this link into your browser:

    $11.11 /hr
    13 hours
  9. TRAN Jean-Yves

    TRAN Jean-Yves

    Videos Producer - App Demos & Whiteboard Animation

    Israel - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 21

    Hire a pro, I'm a top ranked freelancer. - over 96% of satisfaction from all clients. Save time and money, I am a one-man-orchestra able to deliver a quality equal to established production studios. Be limitless, lots of creativity!: app demos. live motion commercial, whiteboard and explainer, voice recording, script writing, stock music and video translation (many languages), and YouTube channel management. Many testimonials of professional clients in my portfolio! I am a one stop animation and online video production studio. Only one contact, me. Forget about multiple messages from multiple freelancers. So what's special about me? Languages & Business; a high degree in English and Chinese languages, I also speak native French, and Hebrew is currently being learnt! On the business side I was a chief representative of an export company for 7 years in Shanghai. I specialize in: #1 - Applications Demos (retail management system or POS, Android, iOS Apple) See more in my portfolio. #2 - Explainers & Whiteboards (cartoony styles) More in my portfolio. #3 - Live motion commercials (HD, from $500 and way up) Please check my portfolio. Let's keep it simple, I can provide all that is needed : a - your script - in English (UK or US) or French or Chinese b - a choice of voice over - in English (UK, US) or French or Chinese - male or female c - a choice of stock music tracks d - a choice of animation styles (all cartoony though) e - model cast & location hunt (Israel) f - Motion design: logo, intro/outros, and more complicated stuffs g - editing and exportting into the resolution of your choice (smartphone, tablets, full HD, web, etc) h - upload to YouTube and optimize your video settings and/or channel settings From start to finish, I manage your video project. You need more? Here are my other resources and skills: A - Many languages available for your script and voice over (Hindi, European languages, etc): > I work with serious translation companies and international voice talents B - Aerial footage in full HD (based in Israel - Haifa) C - E-learning: create your tutorials and product demo. D - Photoshop work: posters, retouche, lightroom, etc E - Photography services: product shots, events (based in Israel - Haifa) Since 2010 I've been filming, editing, shooting photos and creating motion design. I have a passion for images and pictures. I successfully produced & edited many marketing videos, including promotional videos, events videos, music videos, interviews & motion design. I was born in Vietnam, I grew up in France, lived in China (2007-14) and is now living in Israel. I am multicultural, and I love it. I'm an Adobe CC licensee. I mainly use : 1 - Premiere Pro CC 2 - After effect CC 3 - Photoshop CC If you want to work with me, or to start discussing my rates, you can invite me for an interview! I hope to hear from you soon and to start create your video asap! Creatively yours, Jean-Yves

    $23.00 /hr
    19 hours
  10. Laura Pavlo

    Laura Pavlo

    Graphic Designer

    United States - Tests: 1

    I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and communicator. I think proactively about the needs of a client and act as an efficient and creative problem solver. I specialize in design related to entertainment, branding, packaging, print, and product development. I thrive on developing great ideas and translating marketing objectives into powerful designs that tell a story. I’m forward looking, inventive, and a fresh thinker who is flexible and adaptable. I just recently completed a dual degree from the University of Maryland in Graphic Design and English with a minor in Creative Writing. I was an intern for Viacom’s Nickelodeon for two summers where I designed products and toys that will be on the shelves of supermarkets and department stores. I am currently working and living in Los Angeles.

    $20.00 /hr
    10 hours