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  1. Megan Peterson Morrow

    Megan Peterson Morrow

    Creative, results-oriented writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance/Upwork providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable. My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business, investments, health and wellness, yoga, consulting, libraries, publishing, music, writing, literature, public relations, and more. I work with several small business clients on their ongoing communication and marketing needs. I am excellent with short deadlines. No job is too large or too small. Please contact me today for more information.

    $40.00 /hr
    254 hours
    4.92
  2. Janet Joyce

    Janet Joyce

    Brand Messaging and Copywriting

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 45

    Some people write flawlessly and with pizazz, some deliver on almost any subject, and others are detail-oriented, technical types who can translate for the laymen among us. With MBA Concepts, you get all three in one creative powerhouse of a service provider, PLUS the bonus of a consultant and adjunct steeped in business strategy and tactics. I bring a unique perspective to my work based on: - Hands-on marketing experience at Fortune 500 companies - 20 years of sales/technical/creative writing experience - My appointment as an adjunct instructor of marketing at NYU

    $75.00 /hr
    211 hours
    4.84
  3. Steve Mallach

    Steve Mallach

    Highly Experienced Online Copywriter

    Singapore - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

    Whether you want a writer or a consultant who understands your target audiences and never loses sight of your business objectives? Of course you do, and I understand that. Because I get it. I get that you don't have the time to micromanage and that all you want is results. I get you those results, with strategic advice and copy that engages your target audience and makes your print or online real estate shine. I have an Honors degree in Journalism and over two decades of experience. I have written and consulted extensively in a number of fields, including listed companies, multinational conglomerates and within agency environments. I pride myself on extensive research (before I write a word I'll know your industry and your target market) and my reputation as a client focused professional.

    $33.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  4. Rachel G.

    Rachel G.

    Passionate writer with scientific interest

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    Good writing holds a lot of power. It affects people's emotions and views. It ties people together. Everything holds a story. Good writers are able to harness that story and share it with the world. I greatly believe in the power of all types of writing and strive to produce quality work. I earned bachelors degrees in both Biochemistry and English Writing. My education is a testament to my strong work ethic and efficiency. I have experience writing and editing scientific papers, short stories, poems, essays, and memoir. I also have experience editing technical reports and grants. I can just as easily write a technical report, or a blog post. Fusing creative and informative is where I shine. Please check out my personal blog: rachelgearinger.wordpress.com

    $27.78 /hr
    69 hours
    4.95
  5. Sue H.

    Sue H.

    Copywriter, Marketeer and Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago

    Hello. I write copy for websites, social media and printed materials as well as press releases. I can write in a corporate tone, write for young people or any specific niche and tailor my copy to meet the needs of your audience. My strategic communications, market research, event planning and strategy management experience are of the highest quality. I edit and proof read website content, social media posts and printed materials from flyers, posters and adverts to 300 page catalogues, books and guides to, outdoor media and legal contracts. After 11 years managing a marketing team across all marketing and communications disciplines and a further 5 years managing an editorial team across both education and charity sectors, you really will receive top quality valued work from a highly trained professional.

    $25.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  6. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  7. Caralee Anna

    Caralee Anna

    Sparkling content from A to Z

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    Sparkling content from A to Z Welcome to my profile. I am a well educated freelance marketer and writer. I love writing fiction and I enjoy the thrill of creating great business copy and marketing plans. I love small business and entrepenuers and helping them succeed. I have sound experience in creating creative marketing and communications pieces for business. My business writing experience coupled with my humanities education skills me in a wide range of writing tasks from creating buzzy content on media, culture and entertainment through to business content that pops with sales strengths. In my fiction writing I gather together all my emotions, experiences and hopes and pour them into a story people can relate to that will inspire, provoke, challenge, entertain and see people fall in love with. I look forward to working with you.

    $10.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.93
  8. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    2,055 hours
    5.00
  9. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

    $50.00 /hr
    3,991 hours
    5.00
  10. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,592 hours
    4.92