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  1. Mike McLaughlin

    Mike McLaughlin

    Voice-Over And TV/Radio broadcasting expert - WWW.MCLTALENT.COM

    United States - Last active: 04/20/2012 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 8

    Please visit my website for more information: For 10+ years, I have been working as a TV & Radio broadcaster for several local and national stations. Companies include Comcast Sports, ESPN, Cummulus Radio, Entercom Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio, and CBS Sports. Along with live TV work, I have recorded commercial videos for Stanford University,, and Conexion. In addition, I have been a voice-over talent that has done work for Travelocity, ESPN, Cisco Systems, and several other local companies. I have done voice work for radio, TV, and web shows, as well as recordings for conferences such as COMDEX, Gartner Symposiums, and NAB. I am also experienced in script writing and production of video and audio content. I am also a published writer on such sites as, CBS Sports, and MSN. Veteran radio and TV broadcaster and host, public speaker, speech writer, voice talent

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Jaren Watson

    Jaren Watson

    Copywriter, Copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 03/23/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Jaren Watson is a published author of original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and articles. Currently, he works as a university professor of editing and technical writing at a major university in the United States. His freelance services include editing and writing copy for academic, professional, and creative clients. His goals are to deliver clean, effective copy, whatever your field may be; to communicate clearly and promptly so that your needs are precisely understood; and to serve you in a way that you both feel great about providing excellent feedback when your work together is complete. His philosophy of writing is that writing is only excellent if it's delivered before the deadline.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Dennis V.

    Dennis V.

    The Mighty Pen

    United States - Last active: 06/09/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    In regards to IT: I graduated at the top of my class from Class 9 of Year Up Atlanta, a year long, full time IT course for young people ages 18-24 and hold a certification in A+. I currently work at an internal Helpdesk position at a Telecommunications company and average resolving 10-20 issues per day. In regards to writing: I seek to expand my horizons and perhaps put some of my talents for writing to good use in a business environment. At present, I have some experience in professional writing now, and I am always eager to learn new things in the interest of further expanding my portfolio and deliver top quality work to those who see me as a good fit for their project. I am available most evenings and I'll try and make my rates reasonable for my talents, and I promise to bring drive, talent, and love for the written word to any project I am put upon.

    $11.11 /hr
    3 hours
  4. Elizabeth McPherson

    Elizabeth McPherson

    Video Producer, Writer, Actor

    United States - Last active: 10/06/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Because I have a broad range of management and organizational skills, I bring to the table many years of creative project experience--in many different areas. My experience includes commercial acting, script writing, web video hosting, and I also operate a small production company as well, which specializes in commercial and web videos. I am also employed by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow as a Video Production Coordinator. Female Actress and Voice Over Talent, age range 20's to mid 30's, with 4 years of professional experience, and 18 years of performing experience. I have a small studio for video and voice recordings. Voices range from upbeat commercial to calm and professional. Reels available upon request.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Holly Murphy

    Holly Murphy

    Illustrator and Writer

    United States - Last active: 04/11/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    With a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration, I am both a visual artist and writer. I love to tell my stories through art. Since 2009, I have been a freelance artist, creating illustrations and artwork for companies and Chicago-land organizations such as: 3 Fates Games, Vaudezilla, ComEd Nuclear Power, Swim Kings, and the YMCA. In my free time, I am a creative writer and have four years of experience in editing and tutoring in English and writing.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Viv J.

    Viv J.

    Freelance Writing, Blogging and voice overs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/13/2014 - Tests: 1

    I have been writing for years,whether it be diaries,slogans,catch phrases, novels, plays, poetry or compiling A-Level and Open University examination titles. I write quickly and fluently and as you can see from the above plethora of genres I am very used to adapting words to fit the desired result for my clients I have written training courses, promotional work and have experience in writing all manner of pieces either in the vernacular through to Shakespearean English. Working as an English Literature, drama and creative writing lecturer I have been used to compiling, creating and producing enormous amounts of work in very short time schedules. I am happy to do voice overs,as an articulate quick and clear speaking Enlish woman,with a drama history,this type of work is very natural for me. I have recently worked as a voice over for Google. I have an BA (Hons) degree in Humanities and I have personnel, retail, drama and counselling qualifications.

    $27.50 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Taylor Abrahamse

    Taylor Abrahamse


    Canada - Last active: 02/15/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Since an early age, I've acted in television series, radio commercials, movies & theater productions, and I've performed my music across Ontario. In recent years, I've graduated from York University, done extensive personal growth training through Landmark Education, written the music & lyrics for a successful & expanding musical, been the lead voice of three animated series, been a Top 40 contestant on Canadian Idol, and have also begun leading a praised songwriting program in Toronto. I have also created various independent albums of music and an extensive Youtube page. I am a passionate, reliable worker who is excited for any creative opportunity.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Melinda Rothouse

    Melinda Rothouse

    Writing and Creativity Coach, Researcher, and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/27/2012 - Tests: 3

    Greetings! I'm a professional writing, creativity, and communications coach and consultant based in Austin, Texas. I work with people to bring their writing and creative projects to fruition. My approach to coaching draws on the principles of positive and humanistic psychology, as well as 20 years of experience and training as an educator, musician, and performer. I draw upon broad-based expertise in writing, public speaking, and the expressive arts, as well as extensive experience with teaching/training, curriculum development, content strategy, consciousness and spirituality studies, and life coaching. I enjoy working in close collaboration with clients to enhance their creativity and develop their confidence. My major strengths include a deep intuition and ability to hold space for clients, a talent for nurturing creative energy, and insight into both the visionary aspects and the details of a given project. I did my undergraduate work at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, focusing on cognitive science and music, and graduating with a B.A. in Biopsychology. I also have a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University, and a Master's degree in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. I've taught college-level courses in academic writing, composition, and creative non-fiction at Tulane University in New Orleans, and have worked in academic writing centers at Tulane, Texas State University, and St. Edward’s University. From 2009-2013, I taught religious studies courses as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities at Austin Community College. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies (a low-residency hybrid/online program) at Saybrook University.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Nilanjan Das

    Nilanjan Das

    Creative Director

    India - Last active: 06/29/2013 - Portfolio: 13

    Nilanjan Das is a writer-director-producer who has worked between UK, US and India for last one decade and illustrated two graphic novels for an American publisher. At the moment based in Mumbai, he is under production on his first feature, a modern day love story “Known Stranger"and in preparation of a sci-fi thriller trilogy. His directorial debut "Under the Bridge", was opened at the Kiyoto Film Festival Japan and subsequently won major awards at several festivals. Nilanjan has directed 150 short films. His very first spot “The Cricket match” was recipient of the Special Mention Award for direction and music in Ksanik film festival Kolkata. Nilanjan is the founder of a production outfit called House of Koan that is currently under production with a dance theater video “Beyond Eternities”. He had designed the story board for a feature film produced by Fox named "The Other Side of the Door " directed by Johannes Roberts starring Sarah Wayne Callies. Nilanjan’s participations in multimedia projects have included “Get the Winning Edge “for Gillette and PSA(public service ad) on bird flu awareness campaign designed for 8 countries promoted by UNICEF . Nilanjan was trained at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

    $13.89 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Charlotte Christopher

    Charlotte Christopher

    Freelance Writer and Ideamonger

    United Kingdom - Last active: 06/25/2012 - Tests: 1

    A Write Charley provides a range of written services from inspiring advertising copy and ideas, to engaging SEO web content. We provide a wealth of copy for all manner of platforms such as web, broadcast and print. We always consider audience, tone of voice, technicality, optimization and engagement. A Write Charley is an award winning copywriter, gaining Writer Of The Year 2007 and Commercial Of The Year 2010. We work with a huge range of clients from small independents to large national brands. Contact A Write Charley to discuss your needs, we're looking forward to hearing from you.

    $36.11 /hr
    1 hours