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  1. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,578 hours
    4.96
  2. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 8

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,145 hours
    5.00
  3. Morgan Fraser

    Morgan Fraser

    SEO Specialist & Social Media Consultant

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    My name is Morgan Fraser. My specialties are search engine optimization consulting, social network marketing, and all types of writing and editing. I have a degrees in print journalism and Spanish and have published two wine-pairing cookbooks for niche regions in Washington State. I first learned the basics of online advertising using keyword targeting when I was a sales associate at Zango, where I was on the team of high-spend advertisers and managed more than $450,000 a month in keyword targeted advertising for my clients. Since then, I have learned more about targeted marketing on search engines and social networks through freelance consulting and building my own publishing business for my books. My specialty is a one-time "SEO startup package," which includes the following: *Generate keywords to use in on the site and in other relevant posts on other sites or in directories. *Write, edit or rewrite some of the text on the website to get a better ranking using relevant search terms. *Register the website with Google and Bing/Yahoo! *Add site to DMOZ and other smaller relevant online directories *Implement Google Analytics for more in-depth statistical data on who is visiting the site and when. *Analyze site and come up with a list of recommendations to get more traffic, increase search engine rank and improve user experience. I have more than 6 years experience in the online marketing and writing field, and would love to work with you to better improve your website's visibility and/or user engagement. Below is a recommendation from one of my clients, who found me through word of mouth: "We were delighted to utilize her SEO (Search Engine Optimization) skills, to help place our website higher into Google and other search engines rankings. She accomplished this by evaluating our prior ranking, analyzing our prior use and effectiveness of search engine registries, keywords and metatags, and Google Analytics. She was quick, effective, and reasonably priced. We saw increased sales results after only 3 days of her work, both in the packing department and in Google Analytics graphs. She also recommended generating missing keywords germane to our product line and rewrite some of the text on the site to get better rankings, using relevant search terms. She performed this work, as well as training our office staff in some startup Facebook strategies." As the owner of Nautical Decor Store, I can wholeheartedly recommend Morgan, for any job she puts her heart to, in the writing and internet fields. Please do not hesitate to contact me in regards to similar work you may be considering for Morgan's skills. Sincerely, Scott Tucker Nautical Decor Store

    $55.56 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00
  4. Susan Reid

    Susan Reid

    Award-winning marketing copywriter/PR, web, print

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 7

    As the proud owner of Mighty Pen, I live to connect people through powerful words -- words that explain, intrigue, excite, assure and inspire action. Over 25+ years in marketing copywriting, I've become a word ninja. Whether it's a landing page visitor or a direct mail recipient, no one is immune from my mighty pen! One thing I love about Upwrok is the opportunity to meet and work with businesses and others (artists, students, professors, authors, etc.) around the world. No matter what you have to say, you'll be more effective with my razor-sharp mind and razor-sharp style leading your messaging charge. For mighty results from my mighty pen, you've definitely come to the right place! Susan Reid/Mighty Pen Writing & Editing "The pen is mighty indeed"

    $55.00 /hr
    747 hours
    4.82
  5. Sharee Wells

    Sharee Wells

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 16

    I love writing. Writing and rewriting are my pleasure. I'm looking for opportunities to write, edit, proof, and generally perfect your documents or communications. Proper grammar and spelling are keys to my writing success. If you are not a native speaker of American English, I can help you sound like one. Three specialties of mine are 1) making your documents objective by removing subjective or first person terminology, 2) ghost writing to make your communication sound just like you, and 3) assuring your communication is clearly understood by your target audience(s). If you need a writer for internal items like policies and procedures, business and strategic plans, training curricula, and intranet content, I can help! I would also like to work for you if you need a writer for customer facing documents like marketing pieces, business correspondence / email, and presentations or web content. In addition, I can write, edit or correct dialogue so that your speeches, advertisements or scripts sound natural and confident. Give me a try! I look forward to easing your mind about what you say.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.56 /hr
    223 hours
    5.00
  6. Roman Dufrene

    Roman Dufrene

    Effective script/article/story/copy writer and editor.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an experienced writer with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. I have excellent research, writing and editing skills and excel at producing high quality content with a fast turnaround for clients. I am currently searching for opportunities to help companies or individuals express their message to the world around them. From 2012-2014 I worked with start-ups to create scripts and storyboards for promotional animated videos. I have a strong work ethic and am always striving to exceed my client's expectations. I am also a proficient typist and am familiar with the Microsoft Office suite.

    $31.11 /hr
    117 hours
    4.81
  7. Andrea D.

    Andrea D.

    Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Thank you for your interest! I am out on maternity leave until at least the first week in May and will not review any new offers until after that time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Need compelling copy? Know what you want to tell people, but have no idea how to do it? Let me help! I have spent over a decade working one-on-one with individuals and companies with the goal of creating and refining written works of all lengths and for a variety of media. My success lies in my intimate knowledge of both the English language and its use in marketing and communication. I believe that careful thought should go into all written work and have perfected the ability to help make the ideas of others into eloquent prose. I have advanced research skills that allow me to not only write about, but get to know your industry or company as if I had been there from Day 1. My goal is to work both collaboratively with my clients as well as independently of them in order to meet the needs and demands of writing and editing projects for their company.

    $35.00 /hr
    976 hours
    5.00
  8. Evan Jensen

    Evan Jensen

    US-based Health, Fitness, and Marketing Article Writer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Website: www.thehealthycopywriter.com My name is Evan Jensen. I specialize in writing about health, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, and preventive medicine. I have a master’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing for newspapers, magazines and corporate clients, including health professionals, hospitals, wellness programs, and personal trainers. As a kid, I watched my obese parents try every diet in the book without success, and resolved not to take the same path. I’ve finished 30-plus marathons a couple of 100-mile ultra-marathons. I eat healthy, take a daily multi-vitamin, lead a weekly running group, and know my way around the gym. If you have writing or editing needs for articles, e-books, blogs, newsletters, press releases, feature stories, Q&As, case studies, marketing campaigns, or anything else, give me a shot at delivering high-quality content and making a good first impression. - Evan

    $50.00 /hr
    982 hours
    4.96
  9. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 21

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,336 hours
    4.98
  10. Sharon Bunting

    Sharon Bunting

    Sr. Graphic Designer & Illustrator

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 22

    I have 30+ years of proven experience both as an artist and a designer. Highly versed in the Adobe Design Suite, I have designed for both conventional (offset) and ondemand (digital) printing, developing and producing direct mail pieces, magazine ads, sales presentation collateral, product packaging and/or labels, large format displays, silkscreen printing, as well as custom diecut items. I am also highly skilled in photo editing/retouching and creating technical illustrations. Successfully branding new or existing companies through logo design, logo redesigns (or creative facelifts) stationery packages and banner ads and website design takes precise expertise and years of experience, both of which I have as well. I have been a freelancer for most of my career and have effectively interfaced with highly successful people on many levels: corporate, non-profit, small business, entreprenuers, publishing, and marketing both in B2B and B2C! I like to take the "mystery" out of designing and will take time to explain the process to you so you can be as involved as much or as little you would like to be. Let's see what we can create together!

    $39.00 /hr
    2,357 hours
    5.00