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  1. Bethany Grandy

    Bethany Grandy

    Quality, Memorable Writing Under Deadlines

    United States - Last active: 08/30/2014

    As an established graduate of Bucknell University with a B.A. in English, I have experience with various types of writing including academic, business, creative, and technical. My aptitude and familiarity with the aforementioned writing styles lends itself to a professional discourse that can be aptly applied to a myriad of diverse and exciting writing projects. One of the best things about being a professional freelancer is the exposure to, and acquisition of stylistic versatility. Impressively, it is my ability to adjust and adapt my writing to correspond with varying considerations in style, situation, and purpose that qualifies me to develop content that is creative, informed, accessible, and appealing to a wide range of target audiences. Additionally, I possess a comprehensive understanding of journalistic writing which I gained from my firsthand experience working as a contributing writer and editor for The Bucknellian, the student-run newspaper at Bucknell University. My commanding writing and editing skills, coupled with my strong sense of ethics and creative-license, render me a well-rounded freelancer equipped to task almost any assignment. I am calm, reliable, and memorable writing and revising under strict deadlines, and I pride myself on being a highly-motivated, exceptionally detail-oriented individual. I also possess a demonstrated ability in copy writing, proofreading, and revising, and exhibit an unparalleled proficiency for style, grammar, logic and structure, and flow. Presently, I am working as a freelance writer and photographer for the Hamburg Area Item which serves Berks and Montgomery counties. I am also the leading editorial assistant for a well-known English/Africana Studies Professor at Lehigh University. Currently, I am preparing his 300-page manuscript for publication, which demands substantial revision. Collectively, these opportunities are paving the way for an established career in academic editing and publishing. If you are seeking a motivated, forward-thinking writer and editor who has a solid track record of communicating and working individually or collaboratively to research topics, gather content, and/or write, report, and advertise across a variety of platforms for you and your company, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am wholly focused on meeting the freelance needs of businesses or individuals endeavoring to promote their services and gain traction in the professional world.

    $30.00 /hr
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  2. Joseph M.

    Joseph M.


    United States - Last active: 09/25/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    Looking for whiz-bang jump-off-the-page writing? You've come to the right place. No matter what kind of verbiage you're looking for, I can do it. I've written professionally for small business blogs, SEO marketing, speeches, flyers, witty radio spots, plays, short stories, comedy, drama, action... you get the picture. I can edit, spin, create from scratch, and even aid in research for your own writing. I am well versed in Word, Final Draft, Celtx, Google Drive and I can track things down on a search engine faster and more effectively than anyone you know.

    $35.00 /hr
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  3. Shelby Rancourt

    Shelby Rancourt

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/25/2013 - Tests: 2

    CAREER PROFILE Strong, competitive and self-driven freelance writer passionate about life and work, seeking freelancing writing assignments, •Has been fortunate enough to be exposed to myriad and different kinds of people, worked with people from all parts of the globe, be it Australia, US or Europe, I have learnt and imbibed a lot. Career Objective – To generate interesting, exciting and productive ideas using my strong wring skills that could contribute to the organization growth and simultaneously further develop my skills. My primary objective is to inform, promote, educate and cultivate readers through writing. KEY ADDED VALUE AND SKILLS •Creative and passionate about Writing. •Solid idea generator and conceptual thinker. •Ability to take complex data and present it in an easy-to-understand manner. •Strong grammar and punctuation. •Bilingual – English and Spanish. •Ability to consistently meet deadlines. •Strong interpersonal skills – Ability to communicate with co-workers and clients Education •Associates Degree: in Respiratory Therapy (2012) •Currently in progress of B.A.S with a Minor in English

    $66.67 /hr
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  4. Brona McVittie

    Brona McVittie

    Writer and Creative consultant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 08/23/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    Do you need an engaging communications plan for your business or charity? Are you looking for a more creative approach to the challenges faced by your organisation? With extensive experience in the communications sector, specifically engaging the public in science, Brona has a broad skillset encompassing science communication, editorial, public engagement, marketing, PR, people and project management, budgeting and recruitment. From simple website content makeovers to long-term strategic communications plans, no project is too big or too small.

    $50.00 /hr
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  5. Brett Sergay

    Brett Sergay

    Writer and Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 02/10/2014 - Tests: 2

    There is no such thing as a quick fix organic SEO ranking. The process has to be carefully thought out, methodically planned and painstakingly implemented. No short cuts, no cutting corners, no lazy omissions. For the past 10 years I’ve personally taken charge of getting my own businesses and enterprises, be they internet retail and wholesale, service industry, even non-profits to rank highly on the major search engines. The generated traffic and results speak for themselves. I've been in business for over 29 years and understand what it takes to rise to the challenges we all face in the very competitive world out there. Careful planning, logic, honesty and integrity are the ingredients to build a successful enterprise and avoid the inevitable pitfalls along the way. I relentlessly deliver on what I promise and rise to the occasion of any good challenge - building my new career as a full time writer and business consultant is no exception.

    $38.89 /hr
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  6. Candice Diggs

    Candice Diggs

    Web Design & Art Direction Professional

    United States - Last active: 12/09/2014

    Welcome! I'm currently an Art Director for Proactiv, a billion+ dollar a year global skin care company. I'm seeking new opportunities that continue to enhance my creative skills, and will allow for new experiences. I have over eight years of professional design experience, I also enjoy writing and would love to lend my skill set to online marketing, content writing and media strategy. I'm more than comfortable managing myself, teams, and projects as a whole. A few things to note: Design Portfolio: Winner of 2014 ERA Moxie Award for Best Web Site - I have two articles that have been published in OM Times Magazine: Article featured on the cover! Reiki Life Works (spiritual) Blog:

    $50.00 /hr
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  7. Gloria S. Lee

    Gloria S. Lee

    PR | Content Creator and Strategist

    United States - Last active: 06/01/2014 - Tests: 2

    Specialties: Integrated marketing communications, public relations, strategic messaging, content creation, content marketing, social media strategy, corporate blogging Driven PR professional and strategic thinker. Integrated communications experience in both corporate and agency settings. Impressive education in journalism, public relations and new media. Strives to be flexible in this fast-paced, ever-integrating realm. Roots are in writing. Experience ranges from ghostwriting, public relations materials, sales collateral to blogging, website content, advertising copy and social media. Implemented many successful campaigns, secured numerous stories in the media and ghostwritten pieces that have appeared on top media outlets such as The Huffington Post. Quickly grasps complex subjects and communicates them in consumable thoughts. “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein Industry experience: -Healthcare (Emergency medicine; health IT; telemedicine; revenue cycle management; regulatory subject matters such as Meaningful Use, avoidable readmissions and ICD-10) -Direct sales -Energy -Telecommunications -Non-profit -Legal services -Retail -Faith-based organizations

    $26.67 /hr
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  8. Dale McKinnon

    Dale McKinnon

    Published, Professional, and Competent

    Canada - Last active: 05/27/2014 - Tests: 4

    If you are looking for competence and professionalism, you've come to the right place! The various positions I have held have allowed me to develop excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. It is the writing and presentation of complex ideas to any audience that I am best at. Communication has always been key to me. I adhere to budgets and make sure that any project goes well. For more information, go to Throughout my career, I have written numerous technical reports, proposals, manuals, "whitepapers", and articles for peers, senior management, the government, non-governmental organizations, academics, and the public in general. I have been published numerous times and I have prepared and presented hundreds of presentations for diverse audiences. The audiences for my writing and presentations have ranged from a few people to tens of thousands (if not millions) of people depending on what I have done.

    $55.56 /hr
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  9. Zeynep Doğruel

    Zeynep Doğruel

    in the future as a psychologist

    Turkey - Last active: 08/01/2014 - Tests: 1

    SUMMARY Enthusiastic Photographer committed to delivering promised results and remaining true to unique artistic vision. Personable and proactive Mental Health Counselor focused on building positive rapport with a diverse range of clients. Critical thinker who thrives under pressure. Friendly and courteous Front Desk Agent seeks employment with an upscale hotel. Consistently delivers first-rate service and fosters positive relationships with guests to promote customer satisfaction and loyalty. Enthusiastic customer services / telesales representative with in-depth knowledge of sales, account management and training. Customer service and sales expert who identifies customer needs and delivers solutions to problems. HIGHLIGHTS Cheerful and energetic Social Media Flexible Scheduling Flexible creative approach Superior organization skills Exceptional Customer service Dependable and reliable Fluent in English

    $33.33 /hr
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  10. Jernej Juren

    Jernej Juren

    Writer, editor, translator, songwriter

    Slovenia - Last active: 04/01/2014

    After I graduated from law school, I began working as a writer and a translator and have loved every minute of it. I have been published in many Slovenian newspapers, worked as a ghost writer and have written lyrics for popular Slovenian bands. I also translate from English and Czech. I have translated collections of Calvin and Hobbes comics and novels by some of the most popular Czech writers. My greatest accomplishment is the translation of an 800 page novel by Josef Škvorecky called The Engineer of Human Souls. Moreover, I have two years’ experience of working as an editor at a publishing company. There I not only edited fiction and non-fiction books, but also organized literary events, applied for grants, led marketing campaigns and wrote copy. I have excellent organizational skills, am great working with creative people and have proven to be a good crisis manager. I am obsessed with good stories and am willing to do any kind of work that is connected to them: write blogs, do research, translate, write copy, ghostwrite and so on.

    $35.00 /hr
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