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  1. Sharlyne Thomas

    Sharlyne Thomas

    Published Author with Resume Writing and Editing Experience

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    Sharlyne C. Thomas, 2013 Author of the Year (Newsome Awards), is an inspirational speaker and editor who was raised in the Christian faith and has served as an intercessor since 2003. She was given the vision for Sword of the Spirit Ministries in 2005 and has since then walked in her divine purpose to edify the Body of Christ through prayer and exhortation. Sharlyne is fulfilling this calling by distributing her monthly e-newsletters entitled “Take Up Thy Sword” and “Bizzness Nooze,” and publishing prayer guides such as "When Heaven Hears Your Prayer," "How Great is Your Faith?" and "I See What You’re Saying!" She has been invited to speak and teach at a variety of community and ministry events, and she has been a guest on several radio and TV shows on WOKB 1680AM, Rejoice 1140AM, WPIO 89.3FM, La Magica 1220AM, Joy Gospel Radio, Testify Radio, “Point of View” on the Afrotainment Channel and “Angie BEE Presents.” Sharlyne also utilizes her gifts and talents via Spirit of Excellence Writing and Editing Services, contributing articles to magazines such as "Built to Prosper" and "Esdras’ Scroll" as well as editing/proofreading various copy for a broad range of writers and organizations nationwide. In addition to serving as the corresponding secretary on the board of directors for Business Women Inspirational Network (2013 Member of the Year), she is also active in the Watchmen on the Wall Prayer Network, an instructor at Destined for Destiny Women’s Institute and a speaker with Moms-n-Ministry. Sharlyne’s church involvement includes past roles as a new members’ teacher, women’s ministry group leader and co-facilitator of a single parents’ life group. Born and raised in Southern California, she currently lives in Orlando, Florida.

    $27.78 /hr
    372 hours
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  2. Rupert S.

    Rupert S.

    MBA Honours Graduate

    Jamaica - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a dynamic and self-motivated individual with over 20 years experience as a key technical officer in a major government regulatory agency. I possess exceptional managerial and organizational skills. As a result of extensive, top quality training in business administration, I have attained high levels of competence in the various aspects of financial administration, operations management, strategic management, human resource management, strategic marketing and several other business management disciplines. I am also trained in project management.. I am also an adjunct university lecturer of business management courses. I take pride in delivering excellence and therefore work very hard to ensure that my work is of the highest possible standard. I am a very quick learner and I have demonstrated my ability to swiftly understand new concepts and ideas; this, combined with an analytical mind, allows me to identify and solve problems effectively and innovatively. In 2009 I was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honour society for collegiate business schools, in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the MBA programme at the University of New Orleans. Prior to this in 2008, I graduated summa cum laude from the Northern Caribbean University. I also have excellent computer skills, being very proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software and possessing a working knowledge of SPSS.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
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  4. Audra Kivlehen-Kennedy

    Audra Kivlehen-Kennedy

    Experienced educator and virtual professional

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am an experienced educator for the last eight years, specializing in Math, Special Education and ESL. I have a vast knowledge of the computer, data entry, proof reading and reports. I type 75 wpm with zero errors.

    $27.78 /hr
    55 hours
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  5. Chelsey Lang

    Chelsey Lang

    Writer and blogger

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/17/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published fiction writer with an MA in Literary Studies and a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing. Since finishing my postgraduate degree I have been building my digital writing portfolio across the past year and have worked with Thought Catalog, Planet Ivy and Screen Robot (where I was nominated for writer of the year), as well as on my own projects. I am experienced with the digital publishing process from working on initial pitches through to design aspects and promotion across social media. I have an excellent network of connections with writers, bloggers and online journalists.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Janice Beecher

    Janice Beecher

    Typesetter/Graphic Designer/Proofreader/Editor

    United States - Last active: 07/18/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have worked for over 40 years in the print industry. I started out as a typesetter on the first computerized phototypesetting machines. I have had to evolve over the years and had my own typesetting/graphic design company for 20 years in Victoria, British Columbia. My strengths are in making text and graphics look good on a page. I have designed everything from business cards to books. I have a very good grasp of the English language, punctuation and grammar. I have worked as a proofreader and editor of newsletters and papers. I would like to work from my home, online to provide the above services to relevant companies and individuals.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Alex Wilkerson

    Alex Wilkerson

    Copywriter and German Translator

    Germany - Last active: 03/21/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 4 years of both copy writing and German translation experience. Range of copy experience includes full website/product/press/digital/print, with translation available for both German to English and English to German. Adept in the spelling and overall emotion of both US-American English and British English, am a citizen of both the USA and the United Kingdom. My core skills lie in writing English and speaking German, while also excelling at instruction, editing, project management, technology consultation, client relations and creative problem solving. Recent topics of my work include: online and SMS marketing, high-end real estate in Berlin, corporate presentations and press releases, open source technology solutions. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Berlin, Germany in 2011.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Valerie Prater

    Valerie Prater

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 08/04/2014 - Tests: 3

    A writer with the ability to write about many different topics with a quick turn-around time and a dedication to top quality end product. My diverse background means I have a large well to draw from; I have thorough experience in computer programming, psychology, marketing and spirituality. I am available for humor, blogging, technical descriptions, marketing copy, motivational copy and ghostwriting. My tone can be professional, casual, scientific or downright irreverent depending on your needs. I have a diverse background in creative writing; in fact I am currently (and very slowly) working on my own fantasy trilogy. I believe that while I am a strong non-fiction writer, fiction is where I really shine. I have a knack for painting pictures, making scenes come alive and eliciting emotions. Also with my psychology background, my characters and their motives and relationships are rich and believable. I am obsessed with the quality of my work and will only deliver the best.

    $25.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Sharney Reyes

    Sharney Reyes

    Bilingual Copywriter and Expert Editor

    United States - Last active: 01/06/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) marketing copywriter specializing in multicultural marketing copy. My academic experience in cultural anthropology and psychology make me adept at ensuring my message is received as intended, thereby influencing the reader. I am also a natural editor with a keen sense of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. If you hire me, you get a psychologically astute communicator who is both writer and editor rolled into one.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
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  10. Elizabeth W.

    Elizabeth W.

    Graphic Designer & Genealogist with research and marketing experience

    United States - Last active: 04/02/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I have ten-plus years of experience in graphic design and multimedia. My particular strengths include the creation of logos or images for promotional or advertising purposes; image restoration, retouching, and recoloring, particularly old or damaged photographs; creating digital and print collages as keepsakes and gifts; and creating digital or print materials such as business cards, brochures, flyers, and fundraising packs. I am also skilled at preparing presentations, particularly in PowerPoint. In addition to my artistic skills, I am an experienced genealogist and researcher, having performed family history research for nearly twenty years. I am adept at utilizing databases, libraries, and the Internet to trace family genealogies, as well as to track down missing friends, relatives, or next-of-kin. And if you are looking for information on a specific topic, I can quickly and efficiently compile a thorough report, distilling all information in a comprehensive but easy-to-understand manner. I also enjoy proofreading, copy-editing and writing, and have strong English language and grammar skills. I have a keen eye for detail, and will ensure that your e-mails, reports, presentations, copy, and publications are professional and error-free. Finally, I have recently begun work as a voice-over artist, with particular interest in recording audio books and training voice-overs. If I can be of assistance to you in any of these areas, or if you have a project that you'd like to run past me, I welcome any new opportunities and challenges. I look forward to hearing from you!

    $33.33 /hr
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