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  1. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 5 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
    183 hours
    4.98
  2. Tammy L.

    Tammy L.

    Copywriter, SEO Optimizer, Content Marketer, Automotive Guru

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 37 - Portfolio: 5

    If you need someone that is flexible, organized and able to take on any digital marketing task with minimal instruction and supervision, I am just the person you need! I specialize in original content creation for websites, sales copy, social media posts, blogs, articles, press releases and any other digital media you may need. For the past five years, I have been providing a broad range of custom content from product descriptions to complete websites and everything in between. My full range of writing, research and content marketing skills have allowed me to take on a variety of tasks and complete projects with a high-level of expertise no matter what the product or service may be. I understand the importance of creating content that is both easy for Google to index and provides the reader with information that keeps them engaged and wanting to find out more. I am also a skilled team leader that has managed a number of virtual teams. I understand the importance of communication and how important it is to be able to overcome the obstacles that are unique to managing a virtual staff. While I always have high expectations for any team member, I also make myself available to answer questions and provide any training needed. I am experienced in WordPress, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and a variety of specialized software. I enjoy a challenge and learning new skills as well as offering my skills to help benefit any client that hires me.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,364 hours
    4.99
  3. Tonya D.

    Tonya D.

    Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 7 hours 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
    2,304 hours
    5.00
  4. Michael Gietz

    Michael Gietz

    Creative Writer/Web Content

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    I have over 28 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 great pride in ensuring that you are completely happy with my work, otherwise the project is not finished.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,261 hours
    5.00
  5. Zack Rutherford

    Zack Rutherford

    Scribe/Copywriter/Blogger

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  6. Katherine Carns

    Katherine Carns

    Expert Website Revamper

    United States - Last active: 5 days 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
    817 hours
    4.67
  7. Julian Laschewski

    Julian Laschewski

    Translator (English, German)

    Germany - Last active: 29 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
    19 hours
    4.93
  8. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Writer and Mass Communication Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    Currently, I am primarily seeking ongoing or full-time positions which utilize my passion for creating great work, my strong ethics, and my varied media production skills. Since earning my Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011, while also working as a graduate teaching and research assistant, I have successfully helped freelance clients grow their businesses with projects in writing and editing, blogging, social media, media relations, and other marketing communication work. I will bring to your organization more than 10 years work and academic experience in the field of journalism and mass communication; a creative spark; and a wide diversity of interests, experience, and personal network connections.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  9. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 88

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,257 hours
    5.00
  10. Nathan Richer

    Nathan Richer

    Blog and Article Writer with a Technical Background

    Canada - Last active: 1 month 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