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Walker Rowe

Walker Rowe Agency Contractor

American Tech Writer, not a Company

Chile - Portfolio: 17

US native and citizen. Tech writer and programmer. Hire me, you get me. Not a company. I do not outsource the work to people you do not know. My writing is easy-to-read, technically-accurate, interesting, and error-free. I know several programming languages including Java and R and am expert with cybersecurity. I take pride in the quality of my work. I work twice as hard on each project as required, because I want it to be 100% perfect. All my customers are satisfied. You will be too. On eLance, I have worked more than 130 jobs all under the name Southern Pacific Review, which is my company. I am the only employee. My account was recently migrated to Upwork due to the merger of the two companies. You can see my job history here: Here is my LinkedIn profile: Here is my eLance profile: Here are some links to my writing and code:

Associated with: Southern Pacific Review

83% Job Success
$27.00 /hr
0 hours

Judi Hopson

Judi Hopson Agency Contractor

Expert book editor and author

United States - Portfolio: 14

Your project will receive attention to detail for either writing or editing. My clients say it all in scoring my work with a 5.0 rating. I am a college textbook author, expert book editor, and a national newspaper columnist for Tribune Media. My column on self-help psychology topics runs in such newspapers as the Dallas Morning Sun, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Seattle Times, and Charlotte Observer. Prior to my column's distribution, I co-wrote a college textbook, Burnout to Balance: EMS Stress (Pearson) and worked as a freelance magazine writer for many publications (Emergency magazine, Essence, Catholic Digest, Home Life to name a few). My expertise is in psychology-related topics, especially those geared to stress management issues. My HR stress management articles for ValueOptions (United Healthcare) are presently utilized by 15% of America's Fortune 500 Companies.

Associated with: Judi Hopson

81% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
0 hours

J Alfred Graham III

J Alfred Graham III

Fiction & Non-fiction Writer/Ghostwriter/Educator

United States - Portfolio: 1

Retired professor of technical science and mathematics looking for exciting writing and/or research projects to make a little money having fun learning new things or helping research and teach others new things in the most interesting and effective ways possible.

$66.70 /hr
11 hours

Martin Lopez

Martin Lopez

Copywriting, Ghostwriting by Former English Professor/Writer/Editor

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

Professor + Writer + Entrepreneur = Freelance Writer Who Knows Business A fiction writer / English professor turned entrepreneur, I’ve built and grown two successful small businesses prior to launching Superscript—Copywriting and Editing. Business experience informs everything I now write. I have no medical training. But I’ve ghost-written for physicians. How is that possible? Through interviews and research I get my mind around a subject, zero in on core meaning, then reshape it in simple language. What I lack in freelancing experience, I make up for with years teaching college English. As an English professor, it was my job to unearth the student’s thesis from beneath layers of complexity, then help distill and refine it. Now I collaborate with businesses and non-profits to isolate their key ideas, package them in targeted language, then hone it all to an incisive edge.

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Victor Weinstock

Victor Weinstock

The whole enchilada in neutral Spanish!

Mexico - Tests: 1

I'm a freelance writer and translator of fiction and non-fiction. My essays and reviews have been published in journals such as La Jornada, Macrópolis, Revista de la Universidad, El Economista, Emeequis, and Variopinto. I’ve been scriptwriter for marketing and corporate events with companies such as Atrás de la Raya, Echo Advertising, PRIM and Grupo Mundo, for major clients like Domecq and HP. I have translated many plays by renowned American writers which have been published or produced: Edward Albee, Will Eno, and Dennis McIntyre, amongst others. As a playwright I’ve written a big format commercial hit musical Bésame Mucho. The Musical and several short plays. Moreover I've written the scripts of introductory and educational videos for museums like MIDE. My children stories Dreams of the Crab and the Dragon Fruit have been published and produced. I'm writing a screenplay for a top director and a rock-star.

$30.00 /hr
0 hours

Chris Cayer

Chris Cayer

3500 LinkedIn endorsements can't all be wrong.

United States

I am a competitive intelligence specialist with deep expertise in economics, business analysis, project management, training, social media, networking, crowdfunding, product development, branding, social media mass distribution, and marketing. I am currently developing 4 multinational technology, media, publishing and entertainment businesses with combined projected revenues for 2016 of over $100 million USD. I am also working on building a collection of new State-chartered banks, not-for-profit microlending organizations for business lending and investment, and a portfolio of projects to expand manufacturing, logistics, new product development, and marketing and distribution across the Pan-American nations with the addition of New Zealand and Australia as a new economic development initiative. Our PR work is outstanding, with full writing, distribution, and booking services available. Our training and course content is second to none as we have original research and content that is often years ahead of the industry or subject matter leaders. Our business model ideation services has developed over $3 billion in new businesses in the last 9 years alone. Our recruiting department just expanded both in scope and in talent as we have added on new leadership that added $250k in new listings in her first week on the job and in the first month has already filled several client positions that had previously been open for 6 months to a year as they were extremely difficult to fill roles with unique talent needs. As you can see, we work in a wide array of industries and areas of deep expertise. I won't be your cheapest solution to any project I bid on, but I will always be worth it by helping you expand your business in ways you never thought possible.

$325.00 /hr
0 hours

Lizette Oosthuysen

Lizette Oosthuysen

Virtual Assistant

South Africa - Portfolio: 7

I can be your Virtual Assistant, Virtual PA, Data Entrist or Social Media Manager. Professional and excellent quality work is my number one priority. I have more than 5 years’ experience in office management, admin duties, Microsoft office programs, being a personal assistant and doing time management. As well as 10 years experience in social media management and I am not afraid of a challenge and can take on any job assigned to me. I am fluent and error free in English and Afrikaans, (Verbal and Written) and I am a very efficient internet researcher. You are more than welcome to test my abilities for yourselves and I am confident that I will not disappoint you. I am a good organizer and have great people skills, am determined, goal orientated, a fast learner, good typing skills, friendly but focused, I can work under pressure and/or independently. I’m also a very hard worker, productive, self-motivated, trustworthy, reliable, confident, multi-skilled, and loyal and have excellent communicating skills. I always lead by good example, am prepared, professional and have strong leadership qualities. If you give me a chance to prove myself, I will certainly not disappoint you. I am a serious over achiever. I am looking to broaden my knowledge and grow my expertise in a Virtual environment. With proper training and explanation of what is expected of me, I believe I will be the best. I enjoy modelling, singing, dancing and acting. And I love having a good time with family or friends. I do believe in doing what you love and loving life! Reaching my dreams is my ultimate goal and I am prepared to work hard to achieve them. Please Contact me for any opportunity you might have. I will go the extra mile and more....

$143.00 /hr
0 hours

Candace Thoth

Candace Thoth

Writer and Editor

United States - Portfolio: 2

I'm a proofreader, editor, and a content writer. More importantly, I value your time and I am committed to helping you enhance your business through writing. By allowing me to take the writing off of your hands, you can focus on operations and other important aspects of your business. You can rest assured that I will create interesting content that will speak directly to your ideal customers. I have extensive experience and I'm confident I can help you take your business to the next level.

$22.00 /hr
0 hours

Cody Miller

Cody Miller

Dedicated Creative Writer

United States - Portfolio: 2

Despite my age I have been a passionate and dedicated creative writer with over a decade of experience. I will approach your project with the creativity and focus it deserves. Considering I have no work history on Elance, you may feel hiring me is a risk, but I can assure you that your decision to work with me isn't a gamble. It's a sure thing. Thank you for your time.

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Abiola Onikoyi

Abiola Onikoyi

I offer nothing less than exceptional services.

Nigeria - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

Hello, i offer scriptwriting, ghost writing, article writing, Academic writing, virtual assistant and proofreading services. I come with a six years experience which enable me do my job better. I have self published 3 ebooks, and have ghostwritten several others. I'm honest, loyal, efficient, and hard working and i look forward to whatever challenge that comes up.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours