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  1. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    154 hours
    4.98
  2. Zack Rutherford

    Zack Rutherford

    Scribe/Copywriter/Blogger

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a talented linguistic navigator; a motivated and captivating wordsmith, selling my talents and slinging my style to the highest bidder. I write website content, sales copy, and SEO articles for online marketers to earn my bread, and I spout off at the mouth for the butter. I have a highly opinionated blog at http://Zackrex.com, which includes a portfolio as well as many sporadic ramblings for your reading pleasure. Your project, assignment, or article--whatever the case may be--can be interpreted in a voice as monotone and unenthusiastic as a phone book read aloud by Henry Kissinger, but you'd probably prefer a booming and bombastic concerto, painstakingly crafted to make ears ring with ecstatic pleasure and wallets open up with ardent zeal. If you're looking for the former, I suggest you find a different scribe. I specialize in the sort of syntax that sings while it sells. I also have a Bachelor's degree in English literature that I never got around to framing. You see, I live in a condo without an enclosed office and scarce wall space. I thought it better suited me to adorn my surroundings with Pink Floyd album covers and Salvador Dali paintings, rather than remind myself that I'm a dreary academic with an expensive piece of paper hanging above the P.C. So drop me a line, and we can make beautiful music together. Or I can write something for you. Whatever. I'm anything but picky.

    $50.00 /hr
    246 hours
    5.00
  3. Michael Gietz

    Michael Gietz

    Creative Writer/Web Content

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    I have 26 years of creative writing experience, including a published novel. I specialize in ghost writing, article writing and website content, but I can accommodate a wide variety of writing requirements. I have studied under Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and I have worked on academic research projects, dissertations and position papers. I have written and edited screen plays and maintain an active connection with Hollywood and academic circles within U.S.C. I take my work very seriously, but I think it's important to not take myself too seriously. I take great pride in ensuring that you are completely happy with my work, otherwise the project is not finished.

    $56.00 /hr
    1,225 hours
    5.00
  4. Tonya D.

    Tonya D.

    Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.

    $26.67 /hr
    2,264 hours
    5.00
  5. Joel Q.

    Joel Q.

    Copywriter and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    A versatile and experienced editor and award-winning copywriter specialising in upbeat copy with great attention to detail. My diverse roster of previous experience includes editing newspapers, magazines, books and websites as well as writing for most media formats. I have crafted both winning advertising copy and PR/marketing communications for clients like BMW, MINI, SONY, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SINGHA Beer and many more, including property development, the construction industry and yachting companies. I have held editorial positions at AOL UK and Virgin Multimedia, and written SEO product reviews for a company called Smart Content Online. I launched two successful consumer lifestyle publications in Asia, and ran them as Managing Editor. I blogged for Travel+Leisure (Conde Nast) and have edited travel guides published by Insight Guides, as well as a fiction novel published by Marshall Cavendish in 2011. I have written lifestyle columns for Ink Publishing's roster of in-flight magazines and contributed articles to publications around the world. 

    $25.00 /hr
    26 hours
    4.75
  6. Nathan Richer

    Nathan Richer

    Blog and Article Writer with a Technical Background

    Canada - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a passion for writing and although the majority of my work focuses on SEO writing, I am very capable of writing for any medium such as blogs, article directories, press releases, social media accounts, etc. I am able to vary my tone to meet the needs of your target audience, however, my natural writing voice is personal in nature. I tend to write like I speak but with better grammar. I am always looking for new writing projects especially during the summer months so if you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    $27.78 /hr
    313 hours
    5.00
  7. Julian Laschewski

    Julian Laschewski

    Translator (English, German)

    Germany - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Online-journalist and creative article writer for 8 years and expert translator for 3 years. I am a native German speaker, but I speak English on a daily basis. I am the editor-in-chief of a German gaming website and have been active in the online-journalism industry since 2006. As you can see from my portfolio I already translated books, websites, apps, games, legal documents and various other texts - with every client being highly satisfied. Based on these experiences I can say with great confidence that I am fluent both in written and verbal skills in the English and German language and perfect for any work you need regarding article writing or translation. In addition I am a voice artist and can do various impressions of popular voices and am also not foreign to narrating texts.

    $30.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.93
  8. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  9. Nickalaus Patrocky

    Nickalaus Patrocky

    Marketing Professional - Expert Copywriter - Wordpress Developer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 14

    Nickalaus Patrocky- USA Native English Speaker Professional internet marketer ready to help companies grow and expand. Experience as a Project Manager, Internet Marketer, professional Copywriter, Creative Writer, and Wordpress Developer, provides me with the ability to help anybody reach their goals online or in the real world. From Landing Pages, to copywriting and Internet Products, you can expect crystal clear communication and prompt delivery. Internet Marketing: Research your market, find potential customers, and sell them your products! It’s that easy. …Well, it’s supposed to be. Whether you’re a content marketer or an online start-up, I deliberately craft the hottest and highest converting copy you will ever see. The goal here is to make you more profits. Copywriting: Between landing pages and product description writing, I can put together words in such a way that people will want to buy whatever it is you are trying to provide them with. My job here is to help people get out of their own way and purchase the wonderful and empowering product you have to offer them. Project Management: Asking good questions is the first step to accomplishing any large goal. As an experienced project manager, I have overseen and directed the operations of numerous online companies and start ups. Continual re-evaluation and benchmarking is the key to progress, therefore I dedicate a large portion of my time to ensuring meticulous observation and critical thinking is taking place. WordPress Developer: HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, MySQL, etc. Solid planning skills are the foundation to creating beautiful websites. Combining my skills as a project manager and internet marketer has given me the ability to design and create the most stunning WordPress sites on the internet today. Check out my portfolio for examples of my work. SEO: Search Engine Optimization is a modern day necessity. If people cannot find you and your company with Google then good luck growing and maximizing your potential. Put my experience in traffic generation and SEO to work! Contact me and tell me how I can help elevate your venture to the next level with outstanding service and speedy delivery (always). Thanks!

    $45.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.99
  10. Katherine Carns

    Katherine Carns

    Expert Website Revamper

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

    I'm a copywriter and editor with a knack for crafting compelling brand stories. I specialize in web copy, often focusing on re-branding existing content or improving UX. In addition, I have experience editing dissertations for Ph.D. candidates and clients who speak English as a second language. If we're talking business, I'm at my best when I'm writing to-the-point pieces for industries with customers who appreciate wit and distrust used car salesmen. Making sure your voice and message is communicated authentically is my goal.

    $34.00 /hr
    771 hours
    4.68