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Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Editor / Writer / Internet Marketer - Freelance

United States - 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!

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,254 hours

John S.

John S.


United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

Over fifteen years of experience in copy writing and editing, technical writing, creative writing, online ad campaign management and search optimization. I produce concise and attractive copy and web content, and can proofread, ghost-write or research documents on a wide variety of subjects. I always meet my deadlines.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,089 hours

Carlotta C.

Carlotta C. Agency Contractor

Carlotta Chesi

Italy - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

My name is Carlotta Chesi and I am Italian native speaker, I am a translator, I also speak English, Spanish and French. I am currently doing various freelance projects such as article writing and translation, web content writing, product translation, manual translation, web site translation and proofreading. Since my native language is Italian, I choose to focus my work actvity on my own language, so most of my work consist of English to Italian translations although I am obviously capable of doing projects in the other language combinations. I have a positive mental attitude and I am very dynamic and well organized, I am adapdable and collaborative, I am creative and considered to be a people person. I will work all the hours that are necessary and will always find a way to get project done on time and on budget. SKILLS: Foreign languages Customer relationship Content Marketing Internet Mac Microsoft Office WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU: - Website translation (English to Italian/ Spanish to Italian/ French to Italian) - Article writing (Italian language) - Web content writing services - Proofreading (Italian language) - Team management (I have my own company on oDesk) - Translation project management

Associated with: CCgroup, Virtual Translation Solutions

92% Job Success
$13.00 /hr
1,404 hours

Carrie Cathey

Carrie Cathey

Internet Branding Specialist

United States

A combined five years of experience working as an online branding manager, content curator and social media specialist to strengthen companies online presence by creating, editing and developing blogs, articles and newsletters through skills I have developed through my professional and educational experience (MBA, BA in Communication and certifications). Other areas of concentration include: rebranding individuals/ companies; pitching articles/content to syndicated networks and publicists; creating taglines; promoting individuals/companies on radio shows & podcasts.

94% Job Success
$26.00 /hr
1,176 hours

Christopher Rose

Christopher Rose Agency Contractor

Digital Marketing Manager. Adwords Expert, Email, Social Media & SEO

United Kingdom - Tests: 30 - Portfolio: 13

Christopher Rose provides expert marketing strategy and hands on campaign management services. He is a PPC specialist and also highly experienced in providing email marketing, SEO and Social Media services to a global client base. My aim is to help businesses grow both their customer base and their profits by implementing targeted online marketing campaigns. See my testimonials below. I am an official Google Partner and an Adwords / PPC specialist, as you can verify here:;idtf=100568511841778475118; I have very extensive experience in a wide range of online paid traffic sources such as Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to other traffic sources such as direct media buys. I am always actively seeking new opportunities to partner with people and businesses to enhance their online presence and sales/marketing activity, so feel free to get in touch. TESTIMONIALS Adwords Analysis & Management "I have been working with Christopher for 4+ years with several different client online marketing campaigns, ranging from modular structure sales to mortgages throughout North America as well as some international campaigns. No matter what the industry he has always been able to improve the performance of all the campaigns. He has a depth of knowledge in all aspects of digital marketing and how to make your marketing efforts convert into customers. If you are looking for an intelligent, responsive, and professional consultant to help you improve your marketing efforts, Christopher is your man!" PPC Guru "patient and very professional contractor" Marketing Consultant "I hired Chris to guide me on several marketing projects for my company. I really liked his honesty when I wanted to do something stupid." Google Adwords Professional "Great work, responsive and responsible. Would hire again! " Adwords Expert "Chris managed several adwords accounts for me and did an excellent job on all aspects including keyword research, ongoing optimization, and constant improvements that helped increase conversion rates. I will use Chris for all future campaigns." SEO SEM SMM Manager "Christopher does not mess around. He will tell you straight up what needs to be done and he will do it! You can pick his brain about everything SEM SEO. I will definitely be using his services on an on-going basis." Google AdWords & Analytics Project "We hired Chris for a quick look-see at an AdWords campaign to see what advice he had for us. He did a good job quickly of making concrete recommendations and helped us in moving forward." SEO and Online Advertising "You were there when i needed you, always with useful advice and support" SEO "Very professional an knowledgeable as always." Online Marketing "Chris is very good to work with. Really knows his stuff! Look forward to working with him again in the upcoming high season. Chris comes highly recommended." Remove Google Adwords Ban "It was a great pleasure working with Christopher. He went through great lengths to complete his job, and challenged me to understand the issues behind it. Thanks!" Google Adwords "Mr Rose was excellent and completed the Google Adwords account optimization brilliantly. I do look forward to working with him again in the very near future. Highly recommended" Although I am an Adwords & PPC specialist, my Email Marketing, SEO, Social Media and web site development knowledge and experience is strong as well, allowing me to implement or advise on all aspects of online marketing. I am happy to discuss any marketing challenges you face, so feel free to get in touch on a no obligation basis.

Associated with: Rose Digital Marketing Agency, White Knight Australia

99% Job Success
$70.00 /hr
5,094 hours

Jovell Alingod

Jovell Alingod Agency Contractor

Freelance Writer and B2B Social Media Manager

Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

How Can I Help You? If you want to build and maintain a lucrative presence online for your business then my services are just what you need. Producing, publishing, and marketing digital content with a human touch are all time-consuming tasks but these are essential for the success of any business. With my help, you can get your blogging and online marketing activities going without too much weight on your shoulders. You get to focus on other activities necessary for the success of your business while still providing consistent, relevant, and timely content that answers your target customer's pains and moves them to becoming "buying" customers. I have been partnering with small business owners from different parts of the world since 2010. If you're looking for someone to mirror your voice and high quality content standards then don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Specialties: project management, virtual team hiring and management, content and social media marketing, blog management and marketing, email/newsletter marketing, proofreading and editing services, online writing

Groups: Article Samurai

Associated with: The Petite Pen Agency

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
3,802 hours

roldan luaton

roldan luaton Agency Contractor

Data Entry Professional/Computer-Savvy/SEO/Expert Research/SSM

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

I am a data entry professional from Philippines with ten years experience working in a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company with expertise in data entry, data processing, data conversion, data mining, web research and scanning services. In my huge experience in data entry services, I have successfully completed complex and hard check processing, image, PDF and image entry, data conversion, online web research and critical scanning/indexing projects. I aim to deliver quality work with high standards with in time frame and provide quality data entry services on niche technology domains for global customer by complete satisfaction and solve your entire business query, needs with care.

Associated with: ProMind Agency, Team LCOR Agency, Versatile Solutions Agency

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
5,516 hours

Laura Foor

Laura Foor

Expert Proofreader, Editor, Organic (SEO) Writing, SEO Consulting

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

Firstly, my job success percentage isn't accurate. You can see that I have 4.75 starts, which contradicts this way too low percentage. *SEPTEMBER 2015 UPDATE-They took the stars away! I'll continue trying to get this fixed. YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION IS MY GOAL! (-: I've been working online with oDesk, now Upwork, for 7 years now. I specialize in writing the high-quality, original, organic content that people expect and deserve to find when looking for information online. I feel confident writing on any subject (and I have!) due to the many years I have spent as a professional researcher and writer. I LOVE writing highly informative articles, creating new website content, copy-writing, proof-reading and editing. I also enjoy creating eBooks. I currently manage 3 WordPress websites so am very familiar with this platform. Feedback: "exceptional...this is the second time I have used her and am about to send her another project. fast, accurate and a great communicator. a real pleasure to work with." "I've enjoyed working with Laura and intend to hire her again very soon!" "Did a great job! Would love to work with her again." "Laura was wonderful to work with and knew the material very well. An asset to any team!!"

72% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
2,310 hours

Maria Dublin

Maria Dublin

Quality All-Around Online Writer

Philippines - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 14

TOP RATED CONTRACTOR! My amazing number of clients only means one thing -- I am the RIGHT PERSON to take care of your writing job. Let me give you some of the reasons why you should choose me: 1. QUALITY CLIENT SERVICE -- Under my services, clients are well taken care of, and expectations are met as much as possible. 2. DILIGENCE AND FLEXIBILITY - Give me a topic and I'll write about it. I believe that everything is research-able and it only takes a diligent and hardworking writer to write any difficult subject. With my services, no topic is too complex to handle. 3. ABILITY TO TALK ON SKYPE AND GCHAT IN CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH - I'm sure you'll agree that it's always a plus when your employee can not only make herself available to chat but also able to converse with you in the universal language with ease and confidence. I am that. I can speak with you in English comfortably, thanks to my 3 years of training in the call center industry! 4. GREAT COMMUNICATOR -- I do have all gadgets available to keep me in sync with my email and oDesk application. Hence, I get to respond to my employers quick. It matters a lot that your worker can send you updates every once in a while, especially if she's in another part of the world. 5. OUTSTANDING BACKGROUND -- I am a graduate of Journalism from the University of the Philippines, the country's top ranked academic institution. After which, I took up some post graduate units in Philippine Studies and Anthropology. At the moment, I am currently taking up Bachelors in Law, and surprisingly, I am enjoying it! 6. UNPRECEDENTED DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK -- I have been working since I was in freshman year in college and since then I have never ceased to find opportunities to earn, mostly because I send myself and my siblings to school and I provide for my family. These are the things that keep me determined and have me working for more hours in a day than a normal worker would do. --- So... If you are looking for QUALITY WRITING with EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, you are on the RIGHT PAGE. My aim is to provide every CLIENT with SATISFACTION using my rock solid KNOWLEDGE in writing, research, sales and marketing, and Filipino translation. I am a SEASONED WRITER equipped with almost a decade of EXPERIENCE in creative and journalistic writing, marketing and sales and customer service, content management, copy writing, blogging, public relations, resume writing, transcription and online research. I work FULL-TIME on ODesk, averaging 70 hours a week (about 10 hours a day) and I just love meeting new employers over and over again. Every writing task is a different learning experience for me and I am so very much enjoying it. :) While I cannot promise you a $2 rate for an article, I can definitely promise you QUALITY. APPS that I use thus far: Teamviewer Podio Trello Eviva Only Quality. No Plagiarism. Only Honest and Cost Effective Service for Every Company.

Groups: Article Samurai

93% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
20,398 hours