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Alex Faure

Alex Faure

IT Guru, professional creative / technical writer

South Africa - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 17

When looking for a professional writer, choose one with experience! Look no further. Hiring me means hiring a creative professional with years of experience and a consistent reputation for delivering superior results at all times and on deadline. Do not waste time with poor quality, requiring constant rewrites and inferior content. I have an honours degree in English (Theory of Literature), a passion for language and have excelled in the field of script writing and communications with South Africa’s leading TV magazine Top Billing. With more than 35 years of professional writing experience I am used to meeting deadlines, exceeding expectations and delivering according to client needs. I deliver excellence - from technical reports, public relations articles, journalism, script writing, creative writing, company reports, internet blogs and web content – you will immediately know the difference when you deal with a professional. Use me once, for the start of a long relationship.

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Andres miguel V.

Andres miguel V.

IT Engineer & Support, Multimedia Design

United Arab Emirates - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

Over the last 10 years of experience as an IT Engineer/Specialists, I have developed a wide range maintaining computers PC & Apple computers, network support, mobile/smartphones & tablet devices. Serviced various and well known private companies and to their personal needs. My core of competency lies in complete end to end effective solutions for hardware and software issues/problem. I am seeking opportunities to serve you and your business. I also have experience in the following productions: Microsoft Word and Excel data entry, Logo Design, Audio Editing, Video Editing, Advertising.

$6.67 /hr
0 hours

Richard De A'Morelli

Richard De A'Morelli

Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

United States - Tests: 7

I'm an editor, writing instructor, publishing consultant and author with 30+ years of experience in the industry. I have held Senior Editor and Managing Editor jobs with print and digital publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late Irving Wallace, one of the top-selling authors of modern times. I offer high-quality editing and proofreading services to authors and publishers. Self-publishing authors are welcome. I guarantee my work, and I've never had an unhappy client. For manuscripts over 10,000 words, I charge $.01 a word for proofreading, $.02 for copy editing, $.03 for line editing. I offer discounts for well-written copy and books over 80,000 words. Please request a quote for shorter manuscripts and projects requiring heavy rewriting. I also offer publishing support services: e-book and print formatting, cover design, ISBN and bar code allocation, and copyright filing. As a writing coach, I can help you with grammar and style, guide you on a project, or assist you in developing your own unique voice. We can explore the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing and why/when you should seek an agent. My coaching fee is a very reasonable $45 an hour. I offer a "pre-review" service with a detailed critique of the first chapter of your book. I will perform intensive editing of selected passages and give you examples of how you can improve your work in progress. A pre-review will help ensure that you are on the right track before you invest your time and effort writing an entire book. I charge a flat $75 for this service. I began my editing career as a writer. I published my first article at age 14, and since then, I have published 12 nonfiction books, two novels under pseudonyms, 500+ bylined articles, and two dozen e-courses on writing, grammar and Web programming. My latest book is "Discover the Power to Change Your Life," available on Kindle and in paperback Feel free to contact me if you need an editor or proofreader, or if I can help with your projects in other ways. Have an awesome day!

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Kandis Knight

Kandis Knight

Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

$12.22 /hr
0 hours

Larry Sulky

Larry Sulky

Experienced writing, editing, and software development professional

United States - Tests: 2

I'm interested in clear-cut projects that provide immediate benefit to clients. I'm ready to step in, do some coding, editing, writing, patching -- whatever is required -- and then step out. I'm an XML specialist and data wrangler from way back, and have extensive background in scripting -- mainly XSL, Perl, VBA, and various shells, and I speak HTML and CSS/SASS as well. Some of these scripts eventually grew into fairly major utilities in their own right. I've been involved in the publishing field one way or another throughout my career; the early years were spent as a technical writer and trainer, so my skill set is a mix of technical and literary.

$30.00 /hr
326 hours