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Amy Hornsby

Amy Hornsby

Creative Copywriter, Editor, Blogger, Reviewer

Poland - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

I am a graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing and have a strong passion for English Language, linguistics, literature, reading, writing, and films. With experience creating blogs and online articles with WordPress accounts, as well as editing and proof-reading professionally, I deliver high-quality content to deadlines, and always strive for perfection.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark

Bilingual Writer and Editor

United States

With previous work ranging from short stories to academic reviews to educational news programs, I have extensive writing experience for a candidate my age. I am primarily looking for article writing and copy-editing jobs, or translation services. My hours are flexible and I pride myself on having a quick return on work while maintaining precise language and attention to detail.

$13.00 /hr
0 hours

Jerry O.

A fast and reliable writer

Japan - Portfolio: 3

My vision is to satisfy the customers' expectation of getting a well-done job. And to meet the deadline, as this has been a part of my business great qualities. PUBLISHING EXPERIENCES: I have done some book reviews for the Atlantic Publishing Company,Ocala, Fl,USA; the publisher of books on real estate, management,hospitality and food services. My articles on various topics have appeared in several publications, both online and offline. My poems have been published in an anthology and read on popular FM Station in Japan.

73% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
68 hours

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

Julia O.

Julia O.

Translator, copywriter, digital marketing specialist, SMM manager

Russia - Tests: 4

Hi! I'm a professional user of Russian language (with specialist degree in editing), social media (I know everything about and!), mobile apps marketing, digital marketing and English to Russian translations. Also I have experience as a community manager. I have a strong background in: -fashion -travel -hospitality -gaming -wellness\fitness -eCommerce

$10.00 /hr
18 hours

Jade K.

Jade K.

Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours

Mariane Baunsit

Mariane Baunsit

Virtual Assistant/ Article Writer/ Web Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Are you looking for a qualified virtual assistant who also has great writing and web researching skills? Or perhaps quality content for your website or a product description that sells? Well, look no further. Hi, my name is Mariane, 21 and a virtual administrative support professional offering versatile writing and management skills and proficiency in Data Entry, Web Research, MS Office Programs, Calendar Scheduling, E-mail Management and File Organization. And my guarantee is this: Give me a task and I will do all my best to help you and promise you with rockstar results especially if they are of the following categories: 1. General/Medical/Product Description writing, editing and proofreading. As a Nurse, my knowledge and skills especially in the medical field and with my fluency in written and conversational English, I can provide you high-quality written outputs in the form of books, research papers, articles and etc. I also have experience in writing Product Descriptions. 2. Web research/Data Entry/Medical Transcription. With my resourcefulness, excellent computer skills, familiarity with medical terms and over 60 wpm typing speed, I can give you a proficient and accurate final data in the least amount of time possible. 3. Calendar Scheduling/Email Management/File organization. I am a strong planner and problem solver. I believe these are the qualities of a great virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks, prioritize them and finish them even on tight deadlines without compromising quality. I am a dedicated and motivated hard worker and will prove that I do deserve that title. It’s my life’s goal to continuously strive for excellence and give my all every time. Thus, it will be a great pleasure to share and enhance my skills with you and to be of great help for your company.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
147 hours