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Amy Hornsby

Amy Hornsby

Creative Copywriter, Editor, Blogger, Reviewer

Poland - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

I am a graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing and have a strong passion for English Language, linguistics, literature, reading, writing, and films. With experience creating blogs and online articles with WordPress accounts, as well as editing and proof-reading professionally, I deliver high-quality content to deadlines, and always strive for perfection.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,278 hours

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

Julia O.

Julia O.

Translator, copywriter, digital marketing specialist, SMM manager

Russia - Tests: 4

Hi! I'm a professional user of Russian language (with specialist degree in editing), social media (I know everything about and!), mobile apps marketing, digital marketing and English to Russian translations. Also I have experience as a community manager. I have a strong background in: -fashion -travel -hospitality -gaming -wellness\fitness -eCommerce

$10.00 /hr
18 hours

John N.

John N.

Admin Support and Data Management Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have experienced a lot of data entry throughout my career encountered a lot of problems that test my flexibility and speed in working. Experiencing the said things, I can assure a great and sophisticated finished project. I want to harness my skills and fully develop it here at UpWork. Using it to help my clients reach their goals treating it like my goals too. I will do my best to meet or exceed their expectations and provide them great satisfaction. I'am good at computers specially at data entry and MS Office utilizing it at its full potential. I'm always open to learning something new, adapting it, and improving it. I am a fast typist and pays great attention to details making it as accurate as possible.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
985 hours

Renae W.

Renae W.

Content writer, product descriptions, reviews

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native English speaking and writing professional born and raised in the U.S. I have experience writing book reviews, product reviews, blog articles, product descriptions and website content. I pride myself on all my work being authentic and unique. I do not plagiarize and will always give 100% to my client.

93% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
47 hours

Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

84% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
55 hours