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  1. Scott Spotson

    Scott Spotson

    Editor

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 6

    Successful self-published author. Author of The Four Kings, Seeking Dr. Magic, Life II, Bridge Through Time, Delusional and the three books in the My Wizard Buddy series. www.scottspotson.com Edited The Acolytes of Crane by J.D. Tew and its upcoming sequel, The Ghost of Sephera. If I believe that your plot and framework needs considerable revision, I can offer "deep editing," helping you to brainstorm over new ideas for your book that enhances what you had in mind. Although I have been a proud Elance client since October, 2012, I became a freelancer in April, 2014.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. David Sautter

    David Sautter

    Fitness and Nutrition Writer - Personal Trainer

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

    10 years of successful industry experience - Certified Personal Trainer - Group Fitness Instructor - Published health and fitness writer - Fitness and nutrition workshop leader - Social media manager for fitness-based companies Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine Featured articles and fitness content published in: - Workout Labs - Supplement Critique - No Time Wheysted - Men Daily - Gym Source - And many more...

    $35.00 /hr
    255 hours
    4.95
  3. Jessica H.

    Jessica H.

    Freelance Writer/Editor with Diverse Background

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    I am a passionate and dedicated writer that provides clear, engaging content tailored to your readers. My experience extends across a wide variety of industries; I have worked as a reporter and tourism blogger, as well as a content writer for a security company and an optics manufacturer. I am also the self-published novelist of a science fiction trilogy. I have a BA in English from Montclair State University. My greatest passion is to provide creative, well-written content that meets each individual's needs.

    $24.00 /hr
    211 hours
    4.99
  4. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Last active: 22 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
  5. Faith A. Coleman MD

    Faith A. Coleman MD

    Write/edit/consults: Medical, Family, Education

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 53

    Faith A. Coleman MD is an award-winning, widely published journalist, writer, editor, family medicine physician and quality health care advocate. Precision, well-chosen words, readability, internal consistency, and accuracy of facts build confidence among readers and inspire their trust. Whether a lay audience or doctoral professionals, accessible language meets them at their level of understanding. A tone of professionalism and elegance will enhance your image. Both editing and writing can retain your unique voice, only better.

    $38.00 /hr
    146 hours
    4.94
  6. Stephen Severn

    Stephen Severn

    I make dreams come true. Your dreams.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 7

    Award-winning screenwriter, ghostwriter, writing coach and editor, rated in the Top 1% of Elance writers. I studied writing under Academy Award-winner Stewart Stern ("Rebel Without A Cause"). I served as editor for the Amazon #1 best-sellers TEARS FOR MY CITY and THE REVVED LIFE. And I wrote and directed the award-winning feature film THE SECRET DELETED FILES OF COSMIC RAY. Dreams are powerful. Dreams can transform you. They come from a Higher Power, and can take you to your highest place. If you have a dream, your heart yearns to see it come true. My calling is to write the words that can make your deepest dreams come true. I love taking all that passion and fire burning inside you and transforming dreams, visions, and the deepest yearnings of your heart from the first spark of imagination into fire-breathing reality. I'd love to help deliver your creative visions to the world, using the fire and passion of imagination, and the life-transforming power of your dreams.

    $35.00 /hr
    640 hours
    4.93
  7. Norma Jean Lutz

    Norma Jean Lutz

    Thirty-year veteran professional author and writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 31

    Notations un-Limited Writing Services, Inc., offers a high level of professionalism that can only be attained through many years of experience. Norma Jean Lutz has spent 30 years as a published author, writing teacher, and workshop and writer-conference speaker. Her wide range of writing skills include creative writing, ghostwriting, sales copy, press releases, web content, blogs, content-rich articles (SEO if needed), and Squidoo lenses, just to name a few. With Notations, your concepts and ideas can come to full fruition in the hands of this skilled author/writer. Norma Jean is adept at "hearing" her clients and customizing the projects to fit their needs. Again, this comes from many years experience working as a professional ghostwriter. You can expect a high level of integrity and accountability as well as personalized attention when using Notations as your provider. Deadlines are taken seriously. This is why many clients are repeat customers.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.86
  8. Heather Hawkins

    Heather Hawkins

    Baton Rouge Area Copywriter, Press Release Professional

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Hi there, Creating the perfect content is my specialty. I focus primarily on press releases for small to medium sized businesses, but I also offer other key content services. I am proficient in: - copywriting - resume writing (top 5%) - proofreading and editing - article writing (top 20%) - blogging (top 20%) - press release writing (top 30%) - press release distribution If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to helping you succeed!! Have a beautiful day, Heather Hawkins

    $24.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Melissa Koons

    Melissa Koons

    Creative Writer, Editor, Proofreading Specialist

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

    I have published one full-length fiction novel, several short stories, and been included in four anthologies of poetry. I have received the Editor's Choice Award twice for my writing. I have a BA degree in English Secondary Education and am proficient in grammar, punctuation, editing, and review. I have experience with editing in a scholastic setting and experience with technical and procedural writing for a non-profit organization.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Rosemary Peck

    Rosemary Peck

    Writer and Editor of almost anything!

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 8

    I have been writing and editing for what feels like forever! I grew up an avid bookworm, with a love of all books. I have always enjoyed creative writing, and have undertaken many classes - where I have often become the resident class copy editor and proof reader! I love spotting errors and helping others to tighten up their prose. I have also written and published 3 romantic novels; and a self help book to ease anxiety and depression. All of my published works have made at least the top 100 in both the paid and unpaid bestseller charts in their categories on Amazon and gaining great reviews organically. I have studied to postgraduate level in Archaeology; History; and Health - and specialise in Mental Health; Complementary Therapies and Nutrition. I believe that when it comes to hiring an editor or writer that you get what you pay for, so though I may be a bit more expensive, I am worth it as my reviews here will show. I will deliver you a quality product every single tim

    $55.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.95