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  1. Virginia Aronson

    Virginia Aronson

    Author/Ghost 40+ Books

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

    Virginia has published dozens of books in a variety of genres with Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Prentice Hall, and small indie presses. She has written books for people at the White House and Harvard University. She's helped doctors, lawyers, professionals and everyday folks to get their stories into print. She will edit your work, coach you as you work, or ghostwrite from an outline. Reliability and professionalism guaranteed. Subject matter of published work ranges from health and wellness, cookbooks, and memoir to literary fiction and steamy romance. Nonfiction articles, poetry, flash fiction, novellas, novels, she's published it all.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Beverley Boorer

    Beverley Boorer

    Expert SEO writer and editor

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am an Australian native English writer who is expert in spelling, punctuation and grammar, takes pride in her work and in meeting deadlines and always strives to do the best job possible. My many articles are published both online and off, with feature articles published in magazines such as the Asian Geographic and several Australian magazines, including the NSW school magazine.

    $22.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.98
  3. Jasmin C.

    Jasmin C.

    Journalist - Articles Writer - Ghostwriter

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    Welcome to my profile. My name is Jasmin C. and I am a professional journalist with 5 years of experience and a passionate writer. I enjoy writing articles and e-books and I can say that I am very experienced in it. Writing is my real passion and for a few last years,I worked for many companies on writing and editing articles for their webpages,blogs and social networks. Also I have done a lot of e-books writing on various topics for international publishing companies. For 3 years I have been participating in a number of freelancer projects trough various freelancer sites, and I can proudly say the rate of satisfaction with my work is very high. Namely, I have experience in Wordpress because I have worked for a couple companies that needed knowledge in this tool. My tasks were to write, edit and publish articles with no errors, SEO optimization and split pages. If you need something written, rewritten, transcribed, I am the man for that job.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.80
  4. Jason Simpson

    Jason Simpson

    Obsessive cultural critic

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    J. Simpson has been writing about music and culture for 6 years. He's got a solid background in on-line journalism; speedy and dependable, passionate and enthusiastic. He loves words more than just about anything, other than his girlfriend and his cat, often at the peril of his roommates. Voracious reader, speedy typist - he dreams of being the next Walter Benjamin!

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  5. Rebekah Goodyear

    Rebekah Goodyear

    Author, Editor, Book Reviewer

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    "Rebekah is a great find. I have even had comments on how well my book is edited. She also did the the layout for the Kindle edition, and I've had compliments on that too :) Would absolutely recommend Rebekah to anyone looking for an editor." “Great follow through. Earned a bonus. Couldn't be happier. She is a great person and a very conscientious freelancer. ” Want your work to become a brilliant jewel? HIRE ME! I guarantee I am the BEST editor, author, ghostwriter, book reviewer, researcher and transcriptionist in the industry. You will never need to hire anyone else For over ten years I have been a professional editor, proofreader, author, and researcher. My experience includes five in-house years with a publisher and almost six years of

    $30.00 /hr
    47 hours
    3.06
  6. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    I'm a native English speaking freelance journalist and copywriter, currently based in Berlin. Specialises in: - Long and short form journalistic articles - Content writing for websites and marketing copy - Press releases - Blog posts - Social media management - Reviews - Proofreading and editing Over the past 18 months, I have: - Successfully devised and orchestrated a successful digital marketing campaign for a small UK-based printing company - Researched and written in-depth investigative and feature articles for national magazines and newspapers - Produced marketing copy and strategies for a renowned UK circus company and an international hula hooping festival - Co-founded/edited an independent student newspaper. Samples of my work are, of course, available on request. I look forward to working with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    79 hours
    4.98
  7. Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble: Writer

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an extremely passionate writer and an excellent wordsmith. Much of my writing is witty, conversational, intelligent and unique; the stuff that isn't is being edited at the moment. I can write an upstanding non-fiction or informative piece or a compelling fiction piece. I also try to follow these ideals in my daily life: My best work is ahead of me. Get things done. Edit. Live each day with discipline. Apologize quickly and often. Write thank you notes. Listen to big ideas. Think of big ideas. Checklists are extremely rewarding. Write 1000 words a day for fun. Practice. If something can't be seen creatively, move to a different angle and look again. Everyone is their own protagonist. Respect that. Take responsibility for everything you do. Be a Renaissance man. Wear as many hats as possible for a few years. Specialize in something after those few years. Be annoyingly curious. Edit. Some of the topics I love writing about include: travel, health and fitness, finances, advice, fiction, advertising, small business marketing, heuristics, hiking, mountaineering, self-help, fashion, music, weddings and pedagogy.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  8. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,761 hours
    4.96