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  1. Roman Dufrene

    Roman Dufrene

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

    United States - Last active: 6 days 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
  2. Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen

    Voiceover Pro, Producer and Host--25 Years Experience

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    161 hours
    5.00
  3. Allie Brickman

    Allie Brickman

    Dedicated Voice-Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Looking for someone with a clear, intelligent, and relatable voice? I'm your contractor! I'm an Amercan female voice-over artist with a malleable voice. I've received training from the Art of Voice program in NYC and have worked on a broad range of projects from helpful website tutorials, company explainer videos, character animations, and e-learning courses, to hypnotherapy transcripts and soothing meditations. I record in a sounproof studio with high-quality recording equipment and have a fast turn-around period to meet your convenience. I'd love to help out with your project!

    $55.00 /hr
    122 hours
    5.00
  4. Brian Frydenborg

    Brian Frydenborg

    Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consultant / Historian

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    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
    248 hours
    4.98
  5. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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 four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,144 hours
    4.99
  6. Rebecca F.

    Rebecca F.

    Voice Talent (Australian): Audio Books, Voice Overs, IVRs

    Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] Generic demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/demo4 Kids and Character voices demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/kidsdemofoster2 [Please PRESS PLAY BUTTON onscreen to hear samples] 24 HOUR TURN AROUND FROM WHEN JOB IS ACCEPTED for gigs up to 500 words. Usually I can deliver for jobs up to 1000 words within 24 hours too, depending upon job load. I usually deliver by midnight as my work day usually consists of 2-5pm and 9pm-1am. I have an iPhone so am accessible at all times though - getting messages sent from oDesk to me directly. I am a qualified Drama Teacher, Actor and Voice Artist (Bachelor degree, Theatre from University of Queensland). I have experience in radio with 4RPH and 2RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped), with on air presenting the news and my own show called "Girl Talk" about women's and girls' issues. I have attended short courses in Radio Presenting with Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching English and Drama (Voice & Movement and more!) to high school students in Australia and the UK. I have also had experience in creative writing pursuits, including writing for film and theatre. I have had my own work produced on stage and in (short) film. I seek to attain work in the following areas: voice-over work, writing; proof-reading; researching; and editing. I care about social justice issues and would be a great spokesperson for related projects. I also work with businesses and educational institutions to get their voice heard. TERTIARY EDUCATION 2006 PGDip of Creative Industries (Film) Qld University of Tech. 2003 Radio Broadcasting Australian, Film, TV and Radio School 1999 Certificate in TESOL Qld Academy of Languages 1999 Certificate in Arts (Photography) Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE 1997 Postgraduate Diploma of Education University of Queensland 1996 Bachelor of Arts (English, Drama / Theatre) University of Qld

    $38.89 /hr
    79 hours
    4.95
  7. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4

    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
  8. 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
  9. Dejan Nikolic

    Dejan Nikolic

    Graphic Design, Layout, Typesetting and Prepress

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a professional graphic designer (and journalist) with 20 years of experience. I've specializing for prepress & typesetting, logo design, illustrations and web design. During my career, I worked in various roles from making logos (and complete corporate identity), business cards, flyers, leaflets, booklet, through illustrations, posters, billboards, to prepare for printing books and magazines. I was an editor in chief and a graphic editor of several newspapers. I've excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and very well knowledge of CorelDraw and Serif Page, Draw & Web Plus. I am hardworking and a fast learner with good communication skills.

    $33.33 /hr
    86 hours
    4.94
  10. Jon Hofferman

    Jon Hofferman

    Experienced writer/editor/designer

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    More than 25 years' experience as a writer, editor and proofreader, including books, scripts, marketing materials, magazine articles, and academic subjects. I'm very skilled in sorting out grammar, spelling, syntax, etc., as well as helping to shape ideas to ensure clarity and impact. I also have extensive experience with graphic design and desktop publishing in a variety of formats. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and welcome give-and-take to produce the best possible result. If your primary concern is with quality, as opposed to disposable quantity, please get in touch.

    $40.00 /hr
    76 hours
    4.93