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  1. Alex Norris

    Alex Norris

    Cambridge-educated editor and proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day 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
  2. Tracie Davis

    Tracie Davis

    Experienced strategic communications professional

    United States - Last active: 2 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
  3. Steve Mallach

    Steve Mallach

    Highly Experienced Online Copywriter

    Singapore - Last active: 1 day 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
  4. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 15 hours 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
  5. Bridget Dooley

    Bridget Dooley

    Writer and Editor

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

    I'm a friendly, detail-oriented editor with experience in creative writing, grant writing, and professional editing. I'm a certified non-profit professional, and have written grants totaling awards of over $30,000. I'm looking forward to helping you make the most of your writing projects. I graduated Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University's Lee Honors College, where my honors thesis project was to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the undergraduate literary journal The Laureate. Currently, I'm in my last year of Western Michigan University's top-tier Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program, and will graduate with my degree in Fiction in the Spring of 2015. My other positions at WMU include teaching a composition course called "Thought and Writing," working as a consultant at WMU's writing center, and serving as Fiction Editor of the nationally renowned literary journal Third Coast. Several of my stories and essays have appeared in various publications, both online and in print. I'm well versed in a range of writing styles and forms, from the technical to the experimental, and I'm confident that my expertise in all stages of the publication process will provide you and your company with the many benefits of a well-rounded professional writing consultant.

    $13.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.98
  6. Romena C.

    Romena C.

    Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing experience.

    Philippines - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 3

    Over the past six (6) years I have developed excellent customer service roles in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality, aeronautical, performing arts and supply industry. A proven track record in being a committed reliable employee who is able to communicate to fellow workmates both in large groups and classes to one on one lessons. I am looking for engaging roles in both a full time or part time capacity. I am seeking the opportunity to help companies and individuals reach their goals efficiently and productively. I guarantee that hiring me will provide you a terrific results in both quality and speed. I am a proficient person who can manage the time wisely and get the job done. I also have experience in marketing projects / campaigns, Stock taking, sourcing / procurement and Cash Handling.

    $5.56 /hr
    150 hours
    5.00
  7. Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble: Writer

    United States - Last active: 24 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. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am reliable, honest Full-time Data Entry Specialist and Web Researcher seeking for new job. Studied BS Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology in Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. I'm proficient in using Google Docs/Spreadsheet, MS Office applications such as MS Word & MS Excel. I've worked as Machine Operator and checker for almost 1 year in Concepcion Carrier Air-conditioning Company.

    Associated with: ABE Solutions

    $5.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  9. Zaheer T.

    Zaheer T. Agency Contractor

    Transcription Pro, Proofreader/Editor & Subtitle Creator

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a Senior Editor and a freelancer for English transcription services with 8 years of experience in transcription and proofreading. I do transcription/proofreading/editing. I have done transcriptions of highly-accented English speakers i.e. Italian, Greek, Swiss to Canadian.I proofread my work carefully and eye for detail for typos and grammatical mistakes and errors. I have also worked on accounts of business, media, legal, general and technical transcription, business transcription being my favorite. I enjoy my work and do it as soon as humanly possible and take up any work with a great deal of responsiblity. I have a good reputation in places I have worked for. Areas that I cover Audio Transcription Business Transcription Conference Transcription Conference Call Transcription Court Transcription Education Transcription Focus Group Transcription General Transcription Insurance Transcription Interview Transcription Legal Transcription Market Research Transcription Meeting Transcription Movie Transcription MP3 Transcription Podcast Transcription Research Transcription Sermon Transcription Speech Transcription TV Transcription Verbatim Transcription Video Transcription Voice Mail Transcription Voice Transcription * Rates: For Clear Audio 24-48 hours TAT 1 Speaker Clear Audio = $25/audio hour 2 Speakers Clear Audio = $35/audio hour 3 Speakers And Above = $40/audio hour For Difficult Audios 48-60 hours TAT 1 Speaker Diff. Audio = $40/audio hour 2 Speakers and Above = $50/audio hour

    Associated with: ATLAS Agency

    $7.78 /hr
    1,021 hours
    4.80
  10. 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