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  1. Karen Thompson

    Karen Thompson

    Content, Transcribing & Proofreading Services

    Portugal - Last active: 23 hours ago - Portfolio: 8

    Published hard copy writer of more than 15 years experience available to work with you to achieve your aims! Highly reliable, flexible and well accustomed to working within deadlines. Native English speaker currently living in Portugal. A true chameleon, I produce copy which is diverse in nature, focused in flow, targeted and engaging. I do not provide filler content. Specializing in structure and comprehension, I can construct copy from guidelines or tighten existing content to make it more accessible, engaging and beguiling. Services Fiction and Non-Fiction Ghost Writing Writing for Children Editing Proofreading Content Writing Creative Writing Online Research Transcription Blogs

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Cody Stewart

    Cody Stewart

    Published Novelist, Creative Writer and Pro Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published novelist, comic book writer, and comic book editor. I have a degree in Creative Writing. I am professional, dedicated to my craft, and always make deadlines. I can successfully juggle several projects at once. No matter the topic, I can write about it in whatever tone you need - academic, comedic, dramatic, etc.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Patricia Guth

    Patricia Guth

    Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    As an experienced, published freelance journalist, I offer top quality, creative pieces on a variety of subjects, especially travel, music, and food, but can produce top-notch articles on just about any topic thanks to my excellent research skills. I also have more than 8 years experience writing about mesothelioma, asbestos-caused cancer, and have published two of my own children's books. My articles/blogs are available in a variety of styles, from keyword-optimized pieces to informative prose to articles with a bit of humor. Be assured that my work is always delivered on time and without errors.

    $40.00 /hr
    33 hours
    4.98
  4. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

    I am an efficient and responsive freelance writer and editor. I create articles and content for blogs and websites, and have particular skill in the areas of editing, proofreading, and polishing manuscripts and articles.

    $11.11 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  5. Heather Ruffalo

    Heather Ruffalo

    Editor and Author

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 6

    My former clients say: "She has a clear understanding of her role in the editorial process. I have no hesitation in endorsing her skill as a copy editor." "She adheres to time limits, works well under pressure, and always gives one hundred percent." "She has the ability to sift through a lot of out-of-order material, random thoughts, and chicken scratch to make it the perfect linear read for the masses." I have experience editing educational materials, short stories, self-help books, novels, articles, business documents, website content, and blogs. I am also a published author of several short stories, blogs for a variety of online sites, and a nonfiction book on fertility. I understand the importance of strong editing from a writer and editor's perspective. I am always positive and reaffirming to my clients while still providing a professional critique and sound defensible editing. It is my job to help authors flesh out their stories, find their voice/style, and create the best possible written work.

    $25.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.84
  6. Rachel G.

    Rachel G.

    Passionate writer with scientific interest

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    Good writing holds a lot of power. It affects people's emotions and views. It ties people together. Everything holds a story. Good writers are able to harness that story and share it with the world. I greatly believe in the power of all types of writing and strive to produce quality work. I earned bachelors degrees in both Biochemistry and English Writing. My education is a testament to my strong work ethic and efficiency. I have experience writing and editing scientific papers, short stories, poems, essays, and memoir. I also have experience editing technical reports and grants. I can just as easily write a technical report, or a blog post. Fusing creative and informative is where I shine. Please check out my personal blog: rachelgearinger.wordpress.com

    $27.78 /hr
    69 hours
    4.95
  7. Steve Mallach

    Steve Mallach

    Highly Experienced Online Copywriter

    Singapore - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

    Whether you want a writer or a consultant who understands your target audiences and never loses sight of your business objectives? Of course you do, and I understand that. Because I get it. I get that you don't have the time to micromanage and that all you want is results. I get you those results, with strategic advice and copy that engages your target audience and makes your print or online real estate shine. I have an Honors degree in Journalism and over two decades of experience. I have written and consulted extensively in a number of fields, including listed companies, multinational conglomerates and within agency environments. I pride myself on extensive research (before I write a word I'll know your industry and your target market) and my reputation as a client focused professional.

    $33.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  8. Alex Norris

    Alex Norris

    Cambridge-educated editor and proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a full-time editor and proofreader with a BA degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. Before becoming a freelancer, I worked as a quality assurance engineer for the Cambridge-based localisation and translation company, Alpha CRC. My job was to work primarily with PayPal, checking all of their new releases for errors in grammar, syntax and style. Though my job mainly involved working for PayPal, I also checked texts for HP, Tesla, Blackberry and Avid. Eventually, I quit my job to work as a full-time freelancer. I prefer working with people to big companies and with fiction to corporate texts. I have experience of working with a variety of different genres, including thrillers, science fiction, contemporary fiction and fantasy. Please see the sample under 'Portfolio' to get an idea of my editing style and feel free to get in touch to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

    $10.00 /hr
    85 hours
    4.93
  9. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an argentinian writer with an almost complete degree in Literature and Spanish at Universidad de Buenos Aires. I've been studying English since elementary school (Certificate of Advanced English from Cambridge University), lived in USA and Brazil for almost a year and currently in Colombia. All this traveling have shown me a huge picture of the use of language in different parts of the world. I have six years of experience in teaching and translating and I have published short stories and academic essays in books and specialized magazines. As a writer I'm willing to write, ghostwrite and/or proofread fiction and non-fiction high quality texts in Spanish. Regarding teaching, I love going beyond grammar and enjoy working with movies and short stories, I always personalize my lessons according to my student's interests. When it comes to translation, I'm able to provide accurate products Spanish/English, English/Spanish, Portuguese/English, Portuguese/Spanish.

    $13.00 /hr
    203 hours
    4.99
  10. Tracie Davis

    Tracie Davis

    Experienced strategic communications professional

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    Let me apply my decades of strategic marketing and communications experience to help you achieve success. I have a broad range of professional experience that includes helming marketing communications departments in health care, Osteopathic medicine, retail grocery, retail shopping center, engineering and higher education. In my freelance career I've provided copy writing, creative writing, natural keyword web writing, blogs and articles for a diverse set of clients including a grass roots non-profit organization, a marketing analytics firm, a fitness studio, an HVAC company, a law firm, a boarding school, an eLearning IT company, a kitchen products retailer, a women's entrepreneurship initiative and a construction company.

    $22.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.94