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  1. Roi B.

    Roi B.

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

    Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

    I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  2. Anne-Lise Simond

    Anne-Lise Simond

    Creative translator English to French

    France - Tests: 7

    I've always been passionate with words and writting, and received enthusiast feedbacks when I worked as a journalist in our regional newspaper back in France. I provide French translations that are well written, easy and pleasant to read, with a diverse and rich vocabulary. My work can be specific, technical and direct (such as punchy marketing lines) as well as more redacted and developped. I've been doing translations and reviewing tasks for 4 years now within my company, where I'm a customer service representative covering French and English speakers. I did many translations for French audience as well as for French Canadian one. I've completed a one year translation class.

    $36.67 /hr
    99 hours
    5.00
  3. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  4. Katrina Sisowath

    Katrina Sisowath

    editor, creative writer, ghost writer, proofreader

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 3

    I am a passionate writer with 12 years’ experience in the industry, writing for various print and online media, both here in England and overseas in America, South East Asia and China. For the past 3 years I have been working as a published writer and copywriter gaining experience writing in different styles for numerous target audiences on topics such as fantasy, mythology and alternate history. Working as a freelance writer I have had to use my initiative to source projects and contacts. Freelancing has required me to have excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills to successfully manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. My focus and excellent time management skills enable me to work independently without distraction. I have had an abundance of experience sourcing and taking accompanying images for articles as well as audio and video files for online platforms. Working in online media as well as managing my own blog, I have also gained basic HTML knowledge as

    $25.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.49
  5. Gemma Rowlands

    Gemma Rowlands

    Proofreader & Writer

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    If there is a mistake, it WILL be spotted. Since being young, I have picked up on errors that others have missed, including in printed textbooks and novels. Since realising that I could make my entire career this way, I chose to work as a freelancer offering my services proofreading both novels and articles to a high standard. With regards to pricing, it will vary depending on projects, however this is ALWAYS negotiable, so please get in touch if you would like to make the most of my skills and expertise. If you have any questions about my abilities, or would like to ask for a quote on a job, please feel free to get in touch.

    $12.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  6. John Zottoli

    John Zottoli

    Helping You Succeed

    United States

    I have retired from a Human Resources career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. My experience in selecting employees and screening applicants for others well prepares me to help develop resumes and cover letters. I know what it takes to get past screeners and what gets the attention of selecting officials. I have also work in contracting, on the vendor side and the Government side. I have written specifications for Requests For Proposals, I have served as a member or chair or member of Source Selection Panels, and I have served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.

    $16.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80
  7. Irma H.

    Irma H.

    Expert Translator, Data Entry Provider

    Indonesia - Portfolio: 36

    I've been told I'm ONE OF THE FEW native Indonesian translators & data entry providers who goes the EXTRA MILE by offering a 100% GUARANTEE on ALL OF MY PROJECTS to ALL OF MY CLIENTS. If you are looking for a NATIVE Indonesian speaker who not only is an EXPERT TRANSLATOR, but who is also very talented & quick at DATA ENTRY, then I'm your girl! And if you are not 100% SATISFIED with my work, then you don't have to pay me. I have a college degree, and I have studied English for over 17 years. So I have a good command of the language. I really enjoy translating and have worked on OVER 100 TRANSLATION PROJECTS. My past projects range from movie scripts, to mobile app terms of agreements, to diet instructions for Indonesian restaurants. I also enjoy DATA ENTRY projects, and am excited about building my portfolio for that as well!

    $10.00 /hr
    166 hours
    4.99
  8. Stacey Atkinson

    Stacey Atkinson

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor ranking in the top 20% of proofreaders and copy editors on Elance. I have twelve years of experience working for government in various jobs, writing and editing plans, reports and strategies. Since 2012 I've been working freelance, editing blogs, websites, book manuscripts, and marketing material. I am an award-winning author of a fiction novel and I regularly blog about opportunities for self-published authors. I hold a bachelor of design and an editing certificate, and I also have experience in stock photography, book design, and social media. Currently a member of the Editors' Association of Canada and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

    $23.00 /hr
    80 hours
    4.93