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Rachel Pedo

Rachel Pedo

Expert Internet Researcher

United States - Portfolio: 1

I am passionate about research and I enjoy the challenge of complex research projects. I am diligent in my approach to conducting research and I always provide quality results on my projects. I hold a B.S. in Entrepreneurship degree, which has given me a strong commitment to professional work. You can feel confident that when you hire me for research projects that you are getting someone who is dependable and reliable in communications and results.

82% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
49 hours

Amy Hornsby

Amy Hornsby

Creative Copywriter, Editor, Blogger, Reviewer

Poland - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

I am a graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing and have a strong passion for English Language, linguistics, literature, reading, writing, and films. With experience creating blogs and online articles with WordPress accounts, as well as editing and proof-reading professionally, I deliver high-quality content to deadlines, and always strive for perfection.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,258 hours

Marianne F.

Marianne F.

Copywriter & Proofreader (English/French)

United Kingdom

I'm a native English and French speaker currently based in London. New to Upwork but with years of experience in writing, editing and proof-reading copy, I can guarantee 100% unique copy which is tailored to your specific needs. Having excelled as a Customer Experience manager in the luxury fashion industry for over 7 years, I'm highly organised, audience-focused and will consistently achieve the highest quality standards in every task I take on. As a singer-songwriter and blogger in my personal time, I'm able to write creative and engaging copy, with a dash of wit when the moment's right! I have experience writing about fashion, music, technology, science, society and politics, but my thirst for learning means I can become fluent in almost any subject. Try me.

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Tara L.

Tara L.

Passionate, driven, friendly, and creative.

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

EDITING: Does you manuscript look professional enough to get past the front door? Did you know you should never edit your own work? I have years of editing experience and I'm ready to make your work publishable. COPYWRITING: Is your content and copy actually doing you any good or is it just taking up space? I will save you time, hassle, and headache while creating content that maximizes interest in your product or service. I'm a writer and a customer expert. I have years of sales, customer retention, and marketing experience. I've just completed my Masters degree in writing and I've also completed several marketing and copywriting courses. I've run newsletters, designed and written marketing materials for various companies and events and I'd love the opportunity to assist you with your writing needs.

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Jazzy W.

Jazzy W.

Experienced writer, web designer & self-publisher.

United States - Portfolio: 11

As an experienced writer and web developer with years of experience, I can offer digital and print assistance for your writing, public relations, web, or publishing project. I can assist in producing dynamic press releases, blog articles, op-eds and feature articles for your organization. I earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Connecticut, and I studied proofreading at EEI Communications. For the past three years, I worked as a columnist and investigative reporter for Midcity DC Magazine in Washington, D.C. I am an exceptional writer who offers both writing and web development services—a bonus for clients looking for powerful content for the web. In the past years, I have developed a number of websites on the WordPress content management system platform, including:

$17.00 /hr
0 hours

Barbara Olsson

Barbara Olsson

Expert word architect

United States

I am inventive, collaborative, detail oriented, and virtually never miss a deadline. My client list includes Apex Learning Systems, Apple, Aventura HQ, Avid, Cisco Systems, Coach Muddy Racing, Inkling, InnVision, LEVEL Studios, Rosetta, and Zepp Labs. Let's build some great content together!

$93.00 /hr
12 hours

Patrick Seguin

Patrick Seguin

Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

91% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4,177 hours