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  1. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Kristine Mamac

    Kristine Mamac Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Professional | Researcher | VA | Bookkeeper | Proofreader |

    Philippines - Last active: 11/27/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a senior accountant for one of the Philippines largest rural banking corporations, managing the accuracy of all transactions, loans and company payroll & financial reports, in one its busiest branches. As such, I am highly proficient in Microsoft (e.g. WORD and EXCEL) and accounting programmes. I have successfully transferred my IT and administrative skills, and ‘eye for detail’ to a range of clients and projects, including proofreading content and content architecture, for a major patient information portal of the UK’s National Health Service. I continue to provide administrative services for a public limited company in the UK. I believe my knowledge (particularly in health and accountancy), spoken and written English, administrative and natural interpersonal skills are attributes that serve my clients well.

    Associated with: Philance Team

    $4.00 /hr
    425 hours
    0.00
  3. Michelle D.

    Michelle D.

    RN, HAAD-RN, Academic Writer, Data Entry Specialist, Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 5

    RN, HAAD-RN An experienced writer specifically to creative, content, medical and technical writing. Academic writer with expertise to Personal Statements, Essays, Resumes, Statement of Purpose, etc. Proofreader and editor. Proficient to English and Filipino (Tagalog), both oral and written. Student level to Arabic language. Do provide high quality customer care and service. With good computer skills: fast typing speed, experienced to microsoft excel and word Internet researcher. Expert Data Entry Specialist and Encoder.

    $15.00 /hr
    109 hours
    4.99
  4. Karim L.

    Karim L.

    Italian Translator (ENG to ITA - ITA to ENG) - Writer

    Italy - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    Native language: italian Main skills: translation, transcription, proofreading, publishing, writing, WordPress, Photoshop Interests: Writing, Internet, Photo Editing, Design I am a creative Publisher, Writer, Translator and Proofreader. I speak and write Italian and English fluently. I worked in the local law court, where I worked as a transcriptor and a writer, composing and translating legal letters in Italian and English. Now I'm a Publisher and a Blogger, as you can see from the projects in my portfolio. I'm such an hard worker and a fast learner, I'm always available online for communication and I'm pretty sure that my experience and my skills would mean the perfect choice for anyone.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $15.00 /hr
    1,596 hours
    4.99
  5. Patricia H.

    Patricia H.

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    I've always known one thing: I love writing. I'm currently a copywriter, writing press releases and website content for small to large businesses across the country. In my current position, I learn a lot about a huge variety of subjects on a regular basis. At one time, I wanted to be an English teacher, which is why I have a BA in Secondary Education and English. Then I stumbled into a job where I proofread phonebooks. After about 5 years of that, I moved to Chicago for grad school. I got my MA in Journalism while working for a small company that made barcodes, among other things. http://pmhall.dudaone.com/

    $16.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  6. Tamara Birrell

    Tamara Birrell

    Professional-Quality Results Guaranteed

    Australia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    My name is Tamara. I am a dynamic, highly-skilled and experienced Virtual Assistant working from Canberra, Australia. I am proficient in English spelling and grammar, mathematics, business administration, business writing, article writing and data entry just to name a few examples. My typing speed is 60WPM (Words per Minute). I fully guarantee the quality of my work. All of my previous employers have complimented my work as being above standard and expectations. I can assist you with a wide variety of tasks including: Personal and Executive Level Assistance Business Writing including Proposals and Policy Documentation Data Entry and Analysis English Proof-Reading and Editing Online Research and Reporting Financial Reporting Human Resources and Recruitment Diary & Calendar Management Document Design Article Writing Accounts Management Account Payable/Receivable Book Keeping Transcription/Typing

    $23.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  7. Andra Riemhofer

    Andra Riemhofer

    German Business Development Pro: www.andra-ibf.com

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago

    Market Entry (your Target Market: GERMANY) Facilitation for International small- and medium-sized Businesses: * Market Research * Sales Prospecting * Business Meeting & Negotiation Support * Intercultural Training & Consulting; * Acquisition and Sales Representation. Background in Publishing, Education and Distribution of Electronic Components. Extensive Experience with German Trade Fair Business.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. David R.

    David R.

    Writing, Editing, and Branding

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, I know writing! Or this would not be my ninth year at a state university writing center teaching/tutoring from undergrad to the doctoral level in 50 different majors. From my own writing service apart from elance where I have six years of experience crafting resumes for results, a few testimonials follow: A direct quote from a client's husband who hires and fires at a high level position. After seeing the resume I wrote for her, he wrote her an email saying, " That's pretty impressive. I think we should do that for both boys." -Keith D. And, yes, if you are curious, both sons are pleased with the resumes I wrote for them. Another quote: This time from a parent who contacted me for his soon-to- graduate son: "Wow, cover letter blew us away!!! Nice job!! ... ...Nice work on the Resume also. We are very impressed" -Brian V. Another testimony: "Hello, I just wanted to thank you for all your help. I got the job and start on Monday. Thanks again." Tim F.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Joanna Nicholson

    Joanna Nicholson

    Experienced writer/editor who gets the job done!

    Canada - Last active: 25 days ago

    Hi there! I'm an experienced writer, editor and communications specialist based in Toronto who's committed to getting your job done--on time, on budget and to your utmost satisfaction. People often tell me I have a way with words. I've written about everything from real estate to pension plans, food to fashion, and politics to pop culture. It's given me a lot of practice when it comes to learning new subject matter and conveying complicated ideas in clear, accessible and engaging language. I'll find just the right words to get your message across! As an editor, I'm well-versed in Canadian Press Style from my background in journalism and copy editing as well as APA and Chicago Style. I've edited and proofread everything from manuscripts to academic essays. Working in my current field (communications/PR) involves not only writing and editing, but also crafting compelling communications strategies for a wide range of clients, drafting news releases and using social media.

    $27.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00