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  1. Cynthia Calzone

    Cynthia Calzone

    Typist / Proofreader / Copy Editing

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    25+ years in the typing / proofreading / copy editing field. Excellent grammar, knowledge of some legal ease, fair amount of creative writing done throughout career. Copy writing available if needed, extremely imaginative and creative. Past employment did involve some contributions to article writing. Can create resumes, newsletters, brochures, etc. Research papers, theses' and manuscripts typed, proofread and edited. PROOFREADING, EDITING AND COPY WRITING RESUMES a specialty.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
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  2. Lisa Fielack

    Lisa Fielack

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Publicist

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a public relations professional with over 15 years of experience in the book publishing, nonprofit, and healthcare industries. In my decade at NYC's top publishing houses, I have created comprehensive publicity campaigns for hundreds of mid-list and bestselling authors. I have also worked with several nonprofits focused on issues such as water preservation and suicide prevention. Currently, I serve as the Public Relations Coordinator at one of the nation's oldest and beloved rehabilitation care facilities, facilitating outreach to local and national media as well as connecting with our community through event planning and promotion, social media outreach and more. I am able to offer my expertise in writing and editing, as well as in public relations and communications practices. I am both professional and creative, and have a passion for clear, concise writing that shines through in my work.

    $20.00 /hr
    12 hours
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  3. Jon  Miller

    Jon Miller

    Writer

    United States - Tests: 3

    Blogger, Article Writer, Editor. I'm a passionate and driven professional. I have extensive Motorsports/Automotive experience and knowledge. I write articles, commentary, press releases, web content, advertising copy about sports, technology and politics/current events. I also write fiction and screenplays. I have advertising agency experience as well as freelance writing experience.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Chiara Assi

    Chiara Assi

    Journalist and translator

    Switzerland - Tests: 2

    I was born and raised in Milano, Italy, and then attended college in the United States, where I majored in Communications. I worked as a journalist for five years for a daily newspaper in Florida, covering travel, food and entertainment stories. In 2010 I returned to Europe. I now live in Switzerland, where I work as a writer and translator. I speak and write perfectly both in English and Italian.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Santhosh T B

    Santhosh T B

    Adminitrative - Linguistic Services Offered

    India

    I like to offer my services on an hourly payment basis for online office jobs, for being a virtual assistant, copy editing, or content writing. I have an experience of over 10 years in delivering these tasks in an efficient way. At my disposal, I have Internet access with broadband connection, and mobile phone, fax facilities. Looking for an opportunity where I can use my services on an hourly basis.

    $11.00 /hr
    2 hours
    0.00
  6. Mark Shea Price

    Mark Shea Price

    Writer & text/video/sound editor

    Canada

    I am primarily a writer for screen, live stage, and print. Several of my short films have received acclaim and awards at film festivals throughout North America, and encompass multiple genres including drama, historical, sci-fi, comedy, and horror. I am a graduate of Vancouver Film School, where I learned the Hollywood standard for formatting and editing of story and script, and where I received awards in my graduating class both for best screenplay and best in workshopping of scripts. In addition I am an accomplished sound editor/mixer, having several years experience in editing audio conference calls for corporations, as well as mixing and editing sound effects and music for live theater for two years with a high proficiency in Adobe Audition and Audacity. My additional skills include university-level training in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, video editing in Adobe Premiere, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Cortney Harrington

    Cortney Harrington

    Experienced Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 108

    My specialties are graphic design, writing and illustration work in the fields of fashion (apparel, jewelry and accessories), outdoor lifestyles, health and fitness, action sports, real estate, skiing and snowboarding, surfing, interior design, children's literature, and contemporary fine art. I have almost 20 years of professional experience in graphic design, copywriting, illustration, fine art and marketing. I am an extremely hard worker and I believe in commitment. If you hire me I will be strongly committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. Your needs are my priority. Once you hire me, your project is the number one thing on my list every day.

    $27.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Joanna H.

    Joanna H.

    Working toward a better future

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    I began as a creative writer, penning poems on my own, and eventually graduating from the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) in Lexington, KY in 2002. Since then, I have maintained both a poetry blog and a nonfiction essay blog, both on wordpress.com. I worked as a Personal Assistant in Manhattan for three years and wrote all correspondence, copy, and website content. Most recently, I was the Editor of flashpointmagazine.com for 6 months, utilising the full back end of wordpress.com. I am currently assisting with editing papers for a Psychology Masters program. Words flow naturally through me. My technical eye is extremely critical, and I catch even the smallest of errors. I am able to embody any voice, convey any idea with strong imagery, and sell any idea in a positive format.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Emily Suhr

    Emily Suhr

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States

    I am experienced American freelance writer and editor. Working as an editor with an independent publishing company has brought me great experience in both writing and editing. I'm from the United States but am currently based in Madrid, Spain.

    $17.00 /hr
    13 hours
    0.00