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Teodora Brian

Teodora Brian Agency Contractor

Digital Web Properties Project Manager


As a Project Manager for Digital Web Properties, I am thrilled to be constantly working with the best of the best when it comes to providing high-quality content and overseeing growing websites. My academic background, however, is in medicine, with a master's degree in Medical Sciences obtained in 2014. After several scholarships including a research grant at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toru? and a one-year fellowship at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, I am confident about my content writing abilities especially in fields such as health, medicine and dietetics. Digital Web Properties is an up-and-coming online content developer, registered in 2014.We’ve developed website networks, bought and sold sites, and generated millions of words worth of quality content. What drives us forward in this field? The fact that the Internet is incredibly dynamic and profitable, as well as our genuine belief that online real estate is the future.

Associated with: Digital Web Properties

$30.00 /hr
0 hours

Simona R.

Simona R. Agency Contractor

Web Developer

Romania - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Hire us to get excellent quality services at cost-efficient prices. Professionalism, creative ideas, hard work and meeting deadlines, this is how I handle any project the company takes on. I am proactive and resourceful with highly developed research and communication skills, but most of all I enjoy challenges and I like to make my job with professionalism.

Associated with: ASM Technologies

98% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
7 hours

Martina Chalian

Martina Chalian

Experienced Bilingual Journalist and Translator

Argentina - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

I'm an Argentine Journalist currently living in Buenos Aires with vast experience living, working and travelling around the world. I'm an International Relations graduate with a Masters in Journalism and have worked for national newspapers in Argentina, in addition to writing travel blogs in Spanish and in English. If you are looking for a trained and professional writer, with outstanding research skills and the ability to effectively communicate topics of the most diverse nature, from fashion to politics, travel to business, then look no further. I'm happy to take on translating projects from Spanish to English as well as community management and content development. I believe that great is not good enough so I always aim for excellence. I look forward to working on interesting projects and I'm confident that you will be pleased with my work. I am extremely respectful of deadlines for I strongly believe that your time and mine are valuable.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Patricia Guth

Patricia Guth

Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

As an experienced, published freelance journalist, I offer top quality, creative pieces on a variety of subjects, especially travel, music, and food, but can produce top-notch articles on just about any topic thanks to my excellent research skills. I also have more than 8 years experience writing about mesothelioma, asbestos-caused cancer, and have published two of my own children's books. My articles/blogs are available in a variety of styles, from keyword-optimized pieces to informative prose to articles with a bit of humor. Be assured that my work is always delivered on time and without errors.

100% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
42 hours

Therese B.

Therese B.

Expert English copy editing and proofreading

Australia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.

98% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
97 hours

Joanna Parypinski

Joanna Parypinski


United States

A published writer, blogger, and social media marketer with an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. She has written and published everything from short stories and novels to reviews, newsletters, articles, and how-to software guides. Her freelance work creatively combines a clear, conversational tone with technical concepts; she has also written best-of product lists, information on musical instruments, and foodie newsletters. With a keen grasp of grammar and syntax, her proofreading skills leave no error untouched. For any style or topic, she invites the opportunity to research new ideas, create innovative content, and edit copy to perfection.

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
334 hours

Jared Steinberg

Jared Steinberg

Skilled Poet, Story Writer, and Blogger

United States - Portfolio: 26

As a writing student currently studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design I know that there are a lot of veteran writers out there. Some write for the web, others for the news, and then there are the ones who have written some of the greatest bestsellers in recent history. Yes there are a lot of veteran writers out there, but sometimes you need something new. Sometimes you need a new writer who has grown up in this new age of technology, social media, and art. My name is Jared "I.J" Steinberg and I am that writer. I am a writer who takes everything that his generation has to offer and puts it into every facet of his writing. Every talk, every passing word, every defining moment of my generation y is used in every essay, poem, and story I write. In this age where a conversation can literally define the future, people need a writer who is part of the generation having those conversations.

$56.00 /hr
22 hours

John Fontaine

John Fontaine

Professional Transcriber

United States - Portfolio: 1

I'm a professional English language transcriber with thousands of hours of experience. I've worked for ghost writers, transcription firms, TV programs, focus groups, corporations, the financial sector and more. My output has at least 99% accuracy and always comes with perfect spelling and formatting. Rush orders are available upon request. I'm comfortable working with accents and groups.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
810 hours

Jessica L.

Jessica L.

I'm an editing enthusiast.

United States - Portfolio: 1

I love editing. From the nitty-gritty details of individual sentences to the broad strokes of character arcs, I strive to leave the documents I edit in a significantly better state than when I first saw it. As a college student, I am familiar with APA and MLA formatting and style, and I am also accustomed to the Chicago Manual of Style. I have edited approximately half a million words over the past three years, and the prospect of adding to that number continually excites me. Give me an opportunity; you won't be disappointed.

88% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
20 hours