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  1. Mary D.

    Mary D.

    Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 14

    High quality content shows off your best assets and draws clients to your website.Together, we can create content to help you build your brand. Let me help you shine! -- Experienced, highly trained writer -- Quality work, carefully edited -- Delivered on time, always -- Hassle-free (No divas here!) -- Yes, I understand SEO! www.maryhdyerwritingservices.com.

    $38.89 /hr
    51 hours
    5.00
  2. Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Technical Editor & Proofreader at clearfactsresearch.com

    United States - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 19

    Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives. Great proofreading deals are found in limited hourly contracts for fixed-rate prices—just ask! As an experienced editorial services provider, I will gladly take care of your needs and provide you with exceptional editing and proofreading services. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Feel free to see my dependable turnaround time schedule, which is updated regularly based on editorial demand: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. How do I look at your written work? Let's engage your readers and reviewers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, and biometrics; journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, ShareLaTeX, MS Word, and other formats; business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

    $35.00 /hr
    954 hours
    4.98
  3. Jeri B.

    Jeri B.

    Government Capture Manager, Proposal Writer, Researcher

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9

    I am an experienced project manager, proposal writer / RFP writer, researcher, writer, auditor, and analyst with a niche service in government consulting and capture. My content areas are varied and wide and as an analyst and researcher, I'm experienced at adapting and building on past frameworks. A NOTE ABOUT SUCCESS RATE: In government proposal writing, many oDesk clients discover they do not meet minimum qualifications for government proposals. When this happens, the proposal can't be submitted. I have been ending these projects and we have these options: job completed successfully; job completed unsuccessfully; or other reason. I have been coding these as "other reason" and also providing a rather detailed explanation assuming oDesk was reviewing. Unfortunately, the 'other reason'--a client's INABILITY to meet minimum quals has equated to what appears to be my failure. NOT THE CASE. I have asked oDesk to review and revise but if past is prologue, this will never happen. Here is a direct response to oDesk criteria that clients can not see but that is reflected on the freelancer's screen: - public and private feedback - a near perfect record - successful completion of work - 100% of work that can be completed - client complaints - 100% recommendation level - responsiveness levels - more than 99.5% (the rest is unknown) - missed deadlines - 0 - disputes - 0 - long term client relationships - 20% oDesk repeaters. 5, 3-year old non oDesk repeat clients GOVERNMENT CONSULTING AND PROPOSAL WRITING I've directly consulted and advised government since 1995, either within government, or in a national management consulting firm. I take all the skills at my disposal: analysis, research, audit, writing--to provide best practice solutions. I have worked as a project director, project manager, and team lead, conducting activities, writing and editing reports, developing work and audit plans, and all served as a practice area proposal coordinator while remaining 87% billable. I've helped businesses pursue government work since 2006. I utilize advanced PM practices to sequence activities based on priority, and condensed from the Shipley process. If you seek government proposal work, I'll ask that you respond to the following: 1. Are you new to this sector? 2. What service do you provide? 3. Who are the potential clients? 4. Has the deadline for questions passed? 5. Do you have prior proposals that will be available to me? 6. If a SME is needed, will you provide? 7. Do you meet minimum qualifications? Do you know what minimum qualifications are? 8. How successful have you been in the public sector? 9. Are you able to start providing information within 48 hours? 10. Do you recognize that almost all facts and content must be complete five days before submission? 11. Are you a client of a client? CONTENT AREAS: ambulance billing, airport operations, automated passport control (APC), economic development, education (K-12, IHE), electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMR), electronic patient care reporting (ePCR), franchise operations, health level seven (HL7), labor, lean six sigma, government, legislation, public safety, SAAS, statutory research, theory of constraints, trades, transportation, workforce. PROJECT MANAGER (OPERATIONS, NOT I.T.) I've been an operational project manager since 1995. I've developed full-blown work plans, communications plans, and status and final reports. I currently use two PM software applications. RESEARCHER I've been a researcher since 1991. This skill enabled me to pursue work as a yellow-book auditor because both are based on documented facts. My research is independent, fact-based, and very often collaborative. WRITER I've been a professional writer since 1995, to include press releases, summaries, white papers, reports, proposals, RFP's, and more. AUDITOR and ANALYST I am a trained performance auditor with documented experience. This type of auditing is specific to processes and data. Within this category is cost accounting. I've been an analyst since 1995, analyzing performance, revenue, budget, and so much more. *********************************************************** TERMS: Just a note about my RATES--the rate that I bid reflects the 10% transaction fee. My rate ranges are: $25 - $35: government capture and research; business research $35 - $50: proposal coordination and writing $50 - $75: government business development and capture. Please note that a full-time employee that provided this service would range from $45 - $100 per hour with indirect costs. If you pay me $27.78 per hour, this is my net: 27.78-2.78=25.00 1st net less employment tax, social security, medicare, and health insurance (for a total of $8.83) for a 2nd net of $15.17. So, hopefully you can quickly realize the value you receive in hiring a freelancer over an employee. I only accept hourly work with new clients and I also recognize the value of repeat work and will reflect that during rate discussions. * My rates are flexible depending on the perceived need, so please provide as much information as possible. * I don't work for commission. * I don't work set hours unless I have the capacity. Should you wish more of an employee arrangement, where you set the hours and dictate how the work should be done, please contact oDesk Payroll, and I am pleased to consider that option. * I don't work for clients of other clients. Have your client contact me directly. ***********************************************************

    $27.78 /hr
    656 hours
    4.94
  4. Saskia K.

    Saskia K.

    Dutch/English SEO/SMM Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    As a freelancer, my most important skills are Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), content creation and linguistics. My forte is optimised blogging, but as a freelancer I work on a wide variety of projects including web-based research, social media management, keyword research, meta tag / snippet creation, website analysis, Google Adwords ad text creation and NL to EN & EN to NL translation. (Please note: I do not take on any projects involving adult content, gambling, quick weight loss, etc. If you are not sure if your project is suitable, feel free to ask me.) Being a MA graduate, I also have broad knowledge of culture and art. But I am not limited to those topics alone. Due to nearly 2 years of working in a multilingual company as both a linguist and a coordinator, I have learned to work with a wide variety of topics and fields, including (but not limited to) IT, food & drink, healthcare, travel and the construction industry. It has also made me meticulous in working on and reviewing linguistic and SEO projects. Last but not least, I am a very organised person and you can rely on me to deliver your work within the agreed time limit. I like to do a job well, and with clear instructions and good feedback I am sure I can be of help to your project. For a more elaborate overview of my CV, feel free to have a look on my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/saskiakleingeld

    $25.00 /hr
    640 hours
    5.00
  5. Leiah S.

    Leiah S.

    Virtual Administrative/Personal Assistant & Real Estate Professional

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

    As a polished, efficient, and versatile professional, I have twenty years administrative background ranging from Executive Assistant to Office Manager to Front Office Coordinator. Administratively, I have supported Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Partners and C-Levels at prior companies. As a licensed California Real Estate Agent for the past ten years, I have worked as a Buyer's Agent, Marketing Assistant and Property Manager. I have excellent organization and solid technical skills, and the capabilities to self-manage and complete tasks on time. I have experience with and am very comfortable managing projects. I definitely enjoy technology and learning new things. I hope to hear from you and discuss how I can make an immediate contribution toward the growth of your business!

    $25.00 /hr
    395 hours
    4.94
  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. Ellie P.

    Ellie P.

    Translator / Voice Talent / Creative Writer

    South Korea - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Available to provide Eng-Kor (or vice versa) translation of websites, copywriting for web, print, digital advertising, mobile applications, business documents and presentations particularly in tech/medical/media industry, training materials, guidebooks, voice-over for commercials and digital ads, business conferences, children books, etc. Super excited to be newly join in odesk community and ready to embark on a journey with trustworthy clients! Please take a close look at the following description of my project scope and feel free to contact me any time. Thank you! [Translator / Voice Talent] ✔ Deep understanding of both Korean and English, including colloquialisms and how to translate them ✔ Able to work on tight deadlines under pressure to meet client's needs ✔ Available to communicate with client regularly, attention to details ✔ Have experiences in working with corporate clients to record voice over. [Creative Writer] ✔ Wrote several feature articles in the areas of culture, entertainment, and world topic as intern reporter in South-Korea-based newspaper. ✔ Portfolio: 1. "Facebook Co-Founder Chris Huges: What does entrepreneurship mean in the 21st century?" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=66) 2. "Iguaza Falls with the movie - Nella Fantasia" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=story&num=67) 3. "Brazilians fall in love with Twitter" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=104)

    $25.00 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  8. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  9. Povl Larsen

    Povl Larsen

    Researcher, Writer, Design Process Consultant & Bookkeeper

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. Six years Academic research on Success Factors in Business, such as, Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a practice licence (no 13485) from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; www.povl.co.uk and www.drpovllarsen.com. Also content and web administration of www.ksa-uk.net

    $25.00 /hr
    157 hours
    4.93
  10. Luke Langlands

    Luke Langlands

    Trained journalist and expert writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation

    $33.33 /hr
    29 hours
    4.95