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  1. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 18 hours 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
    3,187 hours
    4.98
  2. Eric Baron

    Eric Baron

    Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 18 hours 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.

    $33.00 /hr
    40 hours
    4.98
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Josh Vogt

    Josh Vogt

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 19 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
    477 hours
    4.95
  7. Stephanie C.

    Stephanie C.

    Editor / Writer / Internet Marketer - Freelance

    United States - Last active: 21 days 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
  8. 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
  9. Teresa Schultz

    Teresa Schultz

    SEO | WordPress | HTML | Writing

    South Africa - Last active: 10 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
  10. Jennifer Anne Perez

    Jennifer Anne Perez Agency Contractor

    Web Content Writer / Copy Editor - Urgent Projects Ninja

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 29

    I’m a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, an award-winning copy editor with a titanium-level technology background, and without question, one of the best content producers you’ll ever come across. I believe, with every cell in my body, that there’s no place in this world for passive, boring corporate-style writing. You can explain something complicated with simple, straightforward, lively and compelling copy, without sounding too casual, basic, or in-your-face. An added bonus? I do all my own work. It's all about quality control. On the copy editing side, I've proofed and reworked web pages, books, newspapers, magazine articles, instructions manuals, white papers and FAQs. I use a three-step system that does far more than fix grammar. I "trim the fat" using active, economical language. Here's where I excel the most: 1. Web content. Not only is my writing crisp and clean, I understand principles of SEO, social media, page layout and navigation. In my writing, there are no such things as blocky, long paragraphs or run-on sentences. I write with a lot of flair, but I’m economical with language. 2. Crowdfunding copy. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, other platforms. It does not matter if you’re bootstrapping a cloud project, raising cash for a new type of battery, or driving donations for disease research, you need to tell a story. I’m not just a master storyteller, I’m a former podcaster who has interviewed people behind some of the most successful crowdfunding projects in existence. I know what works and I know how to woo an audience. 3. Tech writing. Writing about technology is more than a skill, it’s an art form. If your copy puts your readers into a coma and your conversion rate is pitiful, let me take your complicated product, learn how it makes lives better, and translate that into copy that will not just interest your audience, but make them want to buy what you have to sell. 4. Email marketing. I spent more than six years at one of the biggest email marketing companies on the planet. I know CAN-SPAM rules by heart. I understand exactly why an email ends up in the junk file and how to revive a dead campaign. Hire me and I’ll write high-converting campaigns that turn into sales, or informational emails that your readers will save (and share). Need a newsletter on how to clean an entire house in less than five minutes? Contact me – I can help. 5. Proposal and grant writing. Writing proposals is like being a lawyer. You’re not going to win until you successfully “make your case”. You give me the facts and stats, I’ll deliver the vision. I can create boilerplate copy that you can customize for each proposal you make on your own. I can analyze RFPs to see if they’re a good fit. I can write letters of intent, pry a budget out of a city clerk (most of the time), and track your project from start to finish. Although I’ve posted an hourly rate, I prefer flat-rate projects. Visit my portfolio for work samples, and get in touch if you think I'd be a great fit. As far as hourly rates go, here are some rates for "standard", one-off (or bulk) projects: Press releases - $100-$150 each. Includes all interviews, writing, links, creation of boilerplate info at bottom, distribution to the service of your choice, edits, working with distribution service on edits, etc, Does not include price of distribution, but I can suggest services within your price range. Price depends on turnaround time and complexity of topic. Negotiable. Web pages - $50-$80 a page, depending on subject matter and length. For a shorter page on a simpler topic, or a group of pages, we can develop a different rate. Negotiable. Crowdfunding proposals - $300-$700 each. Includes everything, from social media network suggestions and strategies to PR and marketing tips. For a deep dive, where I spend significant time researching similar projects and successful techniques relevant to your product or service, you're looking at $700. For a general proposal that simply runs through tried-and-true techniques and strategies, $300. Either way, I'm giving you the keys to the kingdom. It'll be worth it, I promise. Negotiable. Skype consulting - $50-$100 an hour. You name the topic, I'll come prepared. Negotiable.

    Associated with: Batson Kent Media Services, The Titan Group

    $40.00 /hr
    643 hours
    4.82