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  1. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,233 hours
    4.98
  2. Tawni Wold

    Tawni Wold

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 1

    EDUCATION B.A. Major: Literature and Creative Writing University of California, Santa Barbara (2004 – 2008) Copyediting Certification University of California, San Diego (2014) FREELANCE/PUBLISHED WORK: *The Santa Barbara News-Press *The Santa Barbara Independent *Sacramento Press *Spectrum *Teen Ink AWARDS: *UCSB's 2006 Creative Studies Short Story Award WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Editor, iConcept Media, New York, NY (September 2014-Present) Assistant Editor, Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (December 2013-September 2014) Educator, The Nest, Atlanta, GA (July 2012-November 2013) Art Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, and Extracurricular Activity Leader, Merryhill Elementary School, Sacramento, CA (August 2011-July 2012) Contributor/Writer, Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA (April 2011-August 2011)

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.69
  3. Des Wienand

    Des Wienand

    Grant Writer, Creative Writer, & Non-Profit Management Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/25/2012 - Tests: 4

    ** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more...  I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Elina VanNatta

    Elina VanNatta

    Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

    $44.44 /hr
    3 hours
    4.85
  5. Josh Vogt

    Josh Vogt

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 39

    I provide compelling content that gives you a standout image and delivers powerful results. Need copy written or revised for your website, brochures, emails, social network, or any other media platform? Look no further. - 9+ years experience in copywriting, editing, proofreading, advertising, marketing, managing freelancers, email campaigns, SEO, and web journalism - Dedicated to quality, creativity, and your complete satisfaction

    $50.00 /hr
    476 hours
    4.95
  6. Stephanie C.

    Stephanie C.

    Editor / Writer / Internet Marketer - Freelance

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    I am a seasoned editor, writer and Internet marketer. I have worked with editing, writing SEO content and website promotion for over six years. I have worked as an expert writer and editor as well as a marketing manager where I specialized in social media and SEO. I am experienced in Microsoft Office, Internet applications and various email programs. I have extensive experience in writing, editing AP and MLA format. I feel with my background in writing, editing and marketing, I would be a wonderful asset to you. I ensure all content is unique, well-researched and factual. I look forward to working with you!

    $22.22 /hr
    2,161 hours
    4.99
  7. Eric Baron

    Eric Baron

    Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    I'm all about telling stories. My academic background is in English, Economics and Psychology. And as a professionally published writer of fiction and poetry I believe I can help make your content better. Whether it's an assignment, book, website, article or blog, I can help with creating original work or editing what you already have.

    $35.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.98
  8. Jonah N.

    Jonah N.

    Experienced SEO Content Writer and Editor

    Kenya - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 7

    I am an experienced SEO Content Writer with a 'Top Rated' oDesk ranking and a portfolio of 370+ articles and blogs, 5 eBooks and 43 product reviews for over 40 clients. I am also ranked in the top 10% in Content Writing and, separately, in the Top 10% in Search Engine Optimization in the Odesk writers skills tests scores. My previous clients include multiple American, Canadian, Australian, UK, German, Spanish, Ukranian and South African websites (all of them communicating in English), spanning across digital marketing, health, travel, technology, food & nutrition home products and the environment industries. My portfolio includes: Digital Marketing (65 articles and blogs), WordPress Themes (43 theme reviews), Diseases (20 articles), Health and Nutrition (21 articles and blogs), Healthy Eating and Special Diet Plans (4 eBooks), Silicon Valley Jobs (1 eBook) and Online surveys (30 articles and blogs). My oDesk skills ranking also include the number 1 overall position in American English Spelling, top 10% ranking in English Basic Skills, top 20% ranking in Articles & Blog Writing and top 30% in American English Vocabulary and Word Usage. Some of the notable projects that I have been involved in recently include: #1: Content writing involving the research and writing of 500 DESCRIPTIONS, each of about 150 words, of entrepreneurial and business related professional terms. For a US based online community network of entrepreneurs and business professionals. #2: 1 eBook on SILICON VALLEY JOBS covering types of jobs available, the qualifications and personality factors that sell best, interview dynamics, working environment, dynamics of changing jobs and the experience of people who work there. Also included crunching data of survey conducted specifically for the eBook. #3: 4 eBooks on HEALTHY EATING AND DIET PLANS. Included eBooks on Under-30 minutes Jason Jar Meals, 30 Day Keto Diet Plan, Under-30 Minutes Sugar Free Diet Plan, 30 Day Clean Eating Diet Plan and 30 Day Gluten Free Diet Plan. #4: 38 SEO Articles and Blogs on WEBSITE PROMOTION for an American digital marketing website. Topics covered: website promotion trends and dynamics, analysis of search engine guides, algorithm updates, copyright law, and website promotion through SEO, social media, email outreach and blogger outreach. #5: 27 SEO Articles and Blogs for an Australian DIGITAL MARKETING firm. Topics covered: Digital marketing techniques, trends, news and analysis, tools, guides, conversion factors and specific articles on digital marketing through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, eMail, Public Relations and Blogger Outreach. #6: 26 pages of website content, articles and blogs on NUTRITION, HEALTH AND FOOD. Included landing page content, articles on key menu offerings (main courses, side soups, multi-meal bundles) and blogs on special diet meals, health benefits of various foods, weight loss, energy drinks and grilling. #7: 28 articles for an American HONEY PRODUCTION AND MARKETING company on the medicinal and health benefits of honey and cinnamon; types of cinnamon, facts sheets on honey and bees, and the various uses of use of honey relates products including beeswax. #8: A series of 20 articles on the WORLD'S MAJOR DISEASES, each including disease sub-types, symptoms, causes, vaccination and treatment. #9: 26 GUEST ARTICLES for an Australia based global COFFEE PRODUCER AND MARKETING firm. Included blogs for websites focusing on photography, travel, mortgage brokerage, investment banking, publishing, web design and technology - all with backlinks to the client's site. #10: 25 articles on COMMON AMERICAN WATER WEEDS, covering description, spread, origin, life-cycle, benefits, danger and removal options #11: A series of 30 articles on ONLINE RESEARCH SURVEYS for a South African online Survey firm, including 15 articles on 'Online Survey Myths' and 15 on 'the Surveys that Changed the World' #12: 42 WORDPRESS THEMES REVIEWS for two different websites (one American and the other German), covering the key features, comparisons and ratings. #13: Other Jobs: Edit of a 120 page BOOK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 10 article series on LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS for a Canadian website; 20 articles on Computer Repair, CCTV, Game Consoles & Home-theater Systems; 5 articles on Travel & Places, 6 articles on Jobs in South Africa, plus articles on nutrition, weight loss, alternative medicine and ballet. I aim to provide high quality, original and accurate SEO articles, blogs and marketing content to my clients on a timely manner.

    $12.50 /hr
    570 hours
    4.82
  9. Scott R.

    Scott R.

    Public relations and media consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Strategic thinker capable of turning ideas into coverage and positioning executives as industry thought leaders. Dedicated to building a brand and increasing share of voice in the market, and accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are priority and handling multiple projects simultaneously is the norm. Experienced public relations expert, editor and journalist with professional writing and reporting, public relations, marketing, analyst, communications and management experience in corporate, nonprofit, government and healthcare settings. Specialties: Public relations, media relations, analyst relations, message management, media pitching, story development, developing marketing concepts, internal and external communications, editing, reporting and writing news, copywriting, nonprofit development and fund raising, outreach coordination, executive positioning, interviews, speech and presentation writing.

    $55.56 /hr
    606 hours
    4.36
  10. Teresa Schultz

    Teresa Schultz

    SEO | WordPress | HTML | Writing

    South Africa - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 39 - Portfolio: 66

    FIXED RATE ODESK JOBS ONLY. I enjoy WordPress and on-page SEO. Many of my clients' sites have page 1 Google.com natural search results for a wide variety of different search phrases. Although I do fixed rate oDesk jobs ONLY, my hourly rate is about $14 an hour. My on-page SEO work includes inserting or improving the meta title, meta description and meta keywords on each page of your site, SEO-editing existing page main area text content, inserting or improving image alt and title tags, inserting or improving navigation tab title tags, providing two or three internal links (anchor tags) in the main text content area of your pages) I'm not a fast worker, but I am meticulous and almost obsessive about giving attention to detail - which would you rather prefer? JOINED ODESK 8 MARCH 2009...FIXED WORK ONLY...NO HOURLY JOBS

    $14.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00