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  1. Sharee Wells

    Sharee Wells

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16

    I love writing. Writing and rewriting are my pleasure. I'm looking for opportunities to write, edit, proof, and generally perfect your documents or communications. Proper grammar and spelling are keys to my writing success. If you are not a native speaker of American English, I can help you sound like one. Three specialties of mine are 1) making your documents objective by removing subjective or first person terminology, 2) ghost writing to make your communication sound just like you, and 3) assuring your communication is clearly understood by your target audience(s). If you need a writer for internal items like policies and procedures, business and strategic plans, training curricula, and intranet content, I can help! I would also like to work for you if you need a writer for customer facing documents like marketing pieces, business correspondence / email, and presentations or web content. In addition, I can write, edit or correct dialogue so that your speeches, advertisements or scripts sound natural and confident. Give me a try! I look forward to easing your mind about what you say.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.56 /hr
    223 hours
    5.00
  2. Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen

    Voiceover Pro, Producer and Host--25 Years Experience

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

    Expert Level Freelancer for projects that require an experienced voice-over professional, on-camera host, or broadcast producer. Minimum rates as of 11/13/2014: $60 per hour; $60 fixed per project. I'd be honored to commit 25 years of experience as a broadcaster, journalist and voice-over professional to help you capture, engage and influence your audience to action. Whether its a radio commercial heard by millions, or a corporate video to be viewed by a room full of executives, I'll help you bring your projects to life--on time and on budget--to achieve your business goals.!

    $60.00 /hr
    165 hours
    5.00
  3. Roman Dufrene

    Roman Dufrene

    Effective script/article/story/copy writer and editor.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an experienced writer with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. I have excellent research, writing and editing skills and excel at producing high quality content with a fast turnaround for clients. I am currently searching for opportunities to help companies or individuals express their message to the world around them. From 2012-2014 I worked with start-ups to create scripts and storyboards for promotional animated videos. I have a strong work ethic and am always striving to exceed my client's expectations. I am also a proficient typist and am familiar with the Microsoft Office suite.

    $31.11 /hr
    86 hours
    4.81
  4. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,157 hours
    4.99
  5. Brian Frydenborg

    Brian Frydenborg

    Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consultant / Historian

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

    Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!

    $59.99 /hr
    252 hours
    4.98
  6. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

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

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    577 hours
    4.91
  7. Douglas Peterson

    Douglas Peterson

    Voice Talent, Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I have been narrating eLearning modules and informational videos since 2007. I have professional equipment and my home office is also my studio. Examples of my work for Upwork clients: https://www.chronch.com (I not only narrated the Quickstart and Entering Events videos – I created them from scratch!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZc2OUf6Tw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ALDGEwq24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh_y9QEqOUs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GA-lGQzoMo I am also happy to help with script writing and editing. I am the lead vocalist and bass player in a blues and rock band, and I have also worked several years as a professional disc jockey - I know how to use my voice to communicate emotion and entertain people.

    $35.00 /hr
    13 hours
    5.00
  8. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  9. Joanne H.

    Joanne H.

    Data collection and information management expert

    Canada - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

    $35.00 /hr
    245 hours
    4.71
  10. Micah Sewell

    Micah Sewell

    Narrator, Creative Writer, and Explorer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I've worked as a recruitment officer, creative writer, narrator, transcriber, and traveler over the past five years. Whether you're interested in killer content for your website, voiceover work for your project or company, or just need some audio interviews copied to digital paper, I can help. I'm quick, careful, and efficient, and I'll work with you until you're more than satisfied with the final product. I look forward to working with you.

    $36.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00