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  1. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

    $55.56 /hr
    265 hours
    4.95
  2. Aly Yale

    Aly Yale

    Writer, editor & content strategist

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and blogger based in Fort Worth, Texas. I have extensive experience in reporting, news writing, blogging, web content creation and SEO writing, as well as social media management, web management and online marketing. I've worked in just about every type of media outlet possible. From newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations to websites, blogs and marketing agencies, I've honed my skills in a wide variety of environments and industries. I've been a reporter; a blogger; a social media manager; an editor; a web, layout and graphic designer; an online marketer; a radio DJ; a TV production assistant; a staff manager; and much, much more. My strengths lie in writing, editing, blogging, web management and web content creation, but I am always excited to utilize my varied skill set in any way possible. I pride myself on being an efficient, thorough and timely worker. Specialty niches: SEO, web design, ecommerce, internet marketing, cooking/baking, education, fashion, health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle, product descriptions, legal writing, news, medical writing, payment processing, real estate, technology

    $33.33 /hr
    414 hours
    4.99
  3. Gary Smith

    Gary Smith

    Freelance Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    I create outstanding, original and engaging copy for commercial clients. Whatever you require - whether it's sales pages, articles, reviews or commentary, I will deliver work of an extremely high standard. I was previously a lawyer in private practice where I honed my skills - generating engaging web content describing developments in case law and government policy, commentary on national and international news, information pages, promotional, and technical documentation. If you're looking for a skilled and reliable UK-based copy writer for either a one-off project or for a longer professional relationship, I won't disappoint.

    $22.22 /hr
    258 hours
    4.87
  4. Mary Wiggenhorn

    Mary Wiggenhorn

    Editor/ Proofreader/Writer/Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    I have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, honed over almost 20 years as a paralegal. I have edited briefs going to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to lower courts, both federal and state. I have drafted and responded to hundred of discovery requests over the years. On oDesk, I have proofread legal documents, websites, student theses, medical/psychological reports and a variety of other documents. I have also written, proofed and edited a corporate in-house publication. I have written website articles on various aspects of the law and drafted many pleadings. I am experienced in medical summaries and medical chronologies and am knowledgeable in medical vocabulary and technology. I am a native English speaker, with a BA in French literature and a minor in English.

    $25.00 /hr
    565 hours
    4.76
  5. Serena M.

    Serena M.

    Social media marketer, copywriter, designer, startup person

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 22

    Hi! I'm Serena. I am: A startup founder; A social media marketer with +3 years experience; A designer and copywriter who likes a bold message; An Italian native speaker, proficient in English and with experience in translation; Ah, and an ex lawyer and a cum laude graduate. My portfolio https://www.pinterest.com/squarelaw/portfolio/ I can help you if you need content curation and copywriting; web design and print design; translating EN->IT; a social media strategy; some legal knowledge; or all of the above. If you are a startup I guess you need all of the above! Great attention to details, strong work ethic, ability to deliver by the deadline. Only one thing: never ask me to work outside of ODesk. So, how can I help?

    $21.90 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  6. Sean H.

    Sean H.

    Pennsylvania Attorney, MBA graduate

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

    I am a licensed Pennsylvania attorney with my law degree from a nationally ranked law school in Pennsylvania. I have worked with numerous clients (individuals and companies) on various legal tasks including but not limited to drafting and reviewing contracts, legal research, preparing motions and assisting in the creation and setting up of businesses. I am a skilled legal researcher and writer. I have the ability to effectively and efficiently draft memorandums and other legal documents to satisfy my clients needs. I have also earned my MBA from an accredited university and have a firm grasp of the business world. I have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and can also use Google to effectively research when needed.

    $50.00 /hr
    61 hours
    4.94
  7. Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I have continued to work with that attorney, and I also work with a second family attorney. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    4.87
  8. 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
  9. Kathy H.

    Kathy H.

    Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 21

    With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

    $25.00 /hr
    199 hours
    4.83
  10. Michelle J.

    Michelle J.

    Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

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

    I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

    $35.00 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00