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  1. Scott D.

    Scott D.

    Literary Scribbler

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7

    I am a published fiction writer and book reviewer, and have written or ghostwritten on a wide range of topics, including business, health & wellness, food, and the arts. As a graduate of Brown University, I have a strong academic background and solid research skills. I am a tough and thorough editor, skilled at polishing sentences, and at suggesting or making broader changes for improved style and clarity.

    $35.00 /hr
    134 hours
    4.54
  2. Rachael G.

    Rachael G.

    Expert Writer, Editor, and Researcher

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    I have more than 5 years of experience working as a freelance writer. I have written dozens of ebooks on a wide variety of topics. My strongest expertise lies in the fields of health, fitness, nutrition, and self-help. However, I also have a strong background in personal finance and the stock market. What I don't already know, I am capable of researching. I have almost 10 years of experience conducting research in various capacities. I have written countless reports and analyses of scientific studies. I have also been lead researcher on 3 separate projects which required in depth analysis of scientific literature as well as on-the-ground fieldwork. I have my BA in English and Anthropology. I graduated with honors from the University of California, Riverside. I am now a graduate student at the University of Vienna. So whether you need an informative ebook, a thoroughly researched report, or a detailed stock analysis, I've got you covered.

    $17.00 /hr
    58 hours
    4.98
  3. Aidan Rasmussen

    Aidan Rasmussen

    Storyteller. Digital copy writer. Web content specialist.

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 14

    The aim of my writing is to get your audience to read on. In a medium cluttered with content, you only have a few seconds to grab a potential customer's attention. My job is to get them to stay on your site and if you're lucky, persuade them to come back. Everyone loves a story and for want of a better term, you could call me a storyteller. Over the years I've written stories about musicians, authors, actors, sportspeople, scientists, and volunteers. I’ve spun narratives about the places I’ve been, the organisations I’ve worked for and things they do. Whether it’s been a 1500 word feature, homepage calls to action, landing page copy, or client case studies, often the only thing they've had in common is a beginning, middle and end. My experience encompasses writing for newspapers, magazines, websites, and social networks. It has taken the form of profiles, reviews, features, news stories, website copy, blogs, tender proposals, sales and marketing collateral, and client case studies. Editing, proof-reading, SEO, UX, content strategy, working and collaboratively with others, round out my writing ability.

    $42.00 /hr
    117 hours
    5.00
  4. Ross T.

    Ross T.

    Professional Speech Writer

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I don't find myself with a lot of time, but I have a special talent in writing prose that is profound, erudite and abundantly clear. If you have a high-value task that requires that special x-factor; the additional 'oomph' to get it across the line from average to exceptional, you can entrust it to me. I have written speeches for many important people, including prominent politicians. I have also contributed language to determinations and communiques from some of the world's highest-profile bodies, including the United Nations and the G20. As a qualified lawyer with a Master's Degree in international law, I have extensive experience in drafting both domestic and international legal instruments (legislation, regulations, treaties and travaux preparatioux). I have also worked as a financial analyst, financial advisor and currently have my own start-up company. I love to write, but am picky with my projects. I have my own style, which I have fine-tuned over more than a decade writing in a private and government context, for Ministers across a range of portfolio areas. If you would like to see a sample of my writing, please contact me. For an honest sample of my work, I include below a link to a second reading speech I wrote for the Australian (Commonwealth) Attorney-General introducing a Bill to the Federal Parliament. This speech was written in two hours and was delivered unedited from my original version. http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/hansard/reps/dailys/dr240311.pdf (pp 3143-5)

    $66.00 /hr
    23 hours
    5.00
  5. Hatim ED-DEHAJ

    Hatim ED-DEHAJ

    ~ Expertise (8yrs) : Design-related + Data-related ~

    Morocco - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 66 - Portfolio: 15

    HPoulo.wordpress.com/about/ (My Core Designing Samples) I'm an Experienced freelancer & a fast Learner.. Proven by the score on the tests i take (and update) and 100% 5* clients' feedback. Otherwise, i DON'T BLIND BID.. I do not apply to, or, accept a job invitation if it does not fit my Qualifications! I got hired elsewhere for the past few months and now i'm free again. Hence, i resumed my work on Upwork : " Not only for designing projects ..But, i am very happy to design...i just tempt to start an internet marketing project! ". * Why am i special ? :-: I usually try to propose a very competitive/affordable pricing & i strive to negotiate long-term or even life-time offers; :-: My #1 and key objective is being extremely Detail & Deadline Oriented, to provide a trustworthy work, with accurate/professional Results (that's what " service excellence is a duty " stands for...in my rules); :-: I am on time for my worldwide clients : " I affirm that i have NO ISSUE to work according to all Time Zones & I'm tracking all the world clocks with a specific program ". * What do i use ? :-: MS® Windows (7 Professional Edition 'x64' w/ SP1) :-: Adobe™'s Master Collection (CS6 Mid-Eastern Version 'x64' w/ Support of any Language Fonts) :-: MS® Office (10 Pro Plus) + Other decent programs for peculiar tasks + A Pen & some Papers '^^ → I'm still eager and I am able to do multiple stuff! (feel free ..Browse my Skills)

    $38.89 /hr
    224 hours
    5.00
  6. 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
  7. Jessica Zawadzki

    Jessica Zawadzki

    Freelance Writer / Editor / Research Assistant

    United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am an individual with a background in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Psychology from Northwestern University, but have also had vast experience in public relations, social media, and events planning. Attention to detail, clarity, and producing quality work efficiently are of utmost importance to me, making me an excellent candidate for a vast array of projects including but not limited to essays, content writing, graphic design, creative writing, editing, and research.

    $12.22 /hr
    53 hours
    4.92
  8. Carol Trehearn

    Carol Trehearn

    Experienced project manager, administrator and writer

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    Experience includes marketing and communications, project management, public relations and treasury management in the fields of waste management, planning and regeneration, international finance. I have worked in the public and private sector in South Africa, Canada, and the UK. As a freelancer over the past 3 years I have successfully worked on jobs including project management, bookkeeping, website content writing, proof reading and editing, research, public relations, virtual assistant and database build. I have published a children's environmental novel as well as articles in gardening and travel writing magazines.

    $20.00 /hr
    520 hours
    4.79
  9. Brynn Tyszka

    Brynn Tyszka

    Talented writer/editor offering a healthy dose of rhetoric and wit.

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    If you're looking for work that is both gripping and grammatically sound, then I'm your girl. I have been writing both creatively and logistically for over a decade, and I know how to gear my work toward a specific audience using those time-tested tools of rhetoric: logos, pathos and ethos. Those of you seeking an uncompromising editing eye will be pleased to know that my ability in this arena was recognized as early as high school, where I was asked to begin assisting my peers in reworking essays and other assignments (a task I was more than delighted to perform throughout my college years and beyond). I know how to preserve a writer's voice while striving for content and readability ... and, despite the negative assertions of Vampire Weekend, I DO "[give] a f--- about an Oxford comma."

    $20.00 /hr
    254 hours
    4.92
  10. Roulene E.

    Roulene E.

    Researcher, writer, editor. I give information meaning.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Sourcing and organizing quality information/data is what I love to do most. For me the beauty lies in not only sourcing the right information but also presenting in such a way as to give it meaning and help my client to change mere information into usable knowledge. I specialize in desktop research, data collection and analysis, while applying my writing skills to write outstanding, well researched reports. Preparing presentations or presentation notes for my clients has become one of the skills many rely on, especially when deadlines are looming. As web designer I focus on content rich sites using HTML or CMS design to build effective websites. As consultant my focus is on e-waste and hazardous waste management in Africa and I have been involved in research and report writing on several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $27.78 /hr
    135 hours
    5.00