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  1. Ferdinand Elbert Jomilla Jr

    Ferdinand Elbert Jomilla Jr

    Creative/Essay Writer and Researcher

    Philippines - Tests: 3

    I am a writer, specializing in essays and literary fiction as my core competencies. I am also proficient in blogging, article writing, sports writing, and proofreading/reviewing. Having come from a top research university has refined my research skills as well, giving me the proper technique in retrieving necessary data about a subject matter. I also have excellent use of the Filipino and English languages with above-average vocabulary range, and I am well-versed in different writing styles (legal jargon, literary, advertising, etc.)

    $13.33 /hr
    5 hours
  2. Carla Coria

    Carla Coria Agency Contractor

    Bilingual Support Manager - Expert Translator (EN-ES)-Graphic Designer

    Argentina - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

    My objective is ideally to find a long-term (Part-time or Full time) job where I can work from home in the translation, customer service, or Graphic Design field. Thanks to oDesk, I've had the joy of working for some amazing companies as a Bilingual Support Manager (ES-EN) for the past 2 years. Before moving to oDesk I worked as a Dish Network Rep. here in Argentina for the States and personal translator/secretary for my employer who handled these US Dish Network Accounts for 5 years. I also worked as a law firm secretary, I'm a Law student and I'm working to obtain my Juris Doctor. My native tongue is Spanish, however, I was raised up in Columbus, Ohio so my English is fluent and I'd be more than happy to offer a voice call demonstration on Skype or any other available voice call service to verify my pronunciation and common knowledge of both languages. I have taken the Spanish- English Translation tests here on oDesk and I'm in the TOP 10% of test takers. I'm very responsible with due dates and easy to get a hold of online if anything should come up. I'm in the -3 GMT Time zone and available during US office hours. Well, that's about it! Feel free to browse around my profile or get in touch with me - I'm a proud 5 star contractor! Hope to work with you soon!

    Associated with: InfinitColibri Agency

    $21.11 /hr
    2,812 hours
  3. Laurel K.

    Laurel K.

    Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, efficient and reliable

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

    $35.56 /hr
    177 hours
  4. Clarence Oakes

    Clarence Oakes

    Expert SEO Content Writer & WordPress Developer

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 20

    Satisfaction Guaranteed (see below) As an expert SEO content creator, I develop articles which both inform and entertain. However, because every website has two audiences, I write for both. I create content which gets results from both the search engines and readers. This is accomplished by carefully ensuring that keywords and keyword combinations are used to the right density. If you need help determining the best keywords/combos, I can research this for you. I specialize in... >Creative Website Content >eBooks >Technical Writing When creating website content and eBooks, I follow the AIDA marketing principle so that you get the results you want. I also provide content written in American, Australian, or UK English. Books can be delivered in .doc, pdf, or both formats ready for print or electronic publication as desired. MY GUARANTEE: If you are dissatisfied for any reason, I will make it right. I guarantee my work...Always. If you have a special project, I would be happy to discuss your needs. I am also proficient in WordPress. I look forward to hearing from you. Jeff

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $25.00 /hr
    298 hours
  5. Jaimee L.

    Jaimee L.

    Direct Response Sales Copywriter, Social Media Marketer

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    Attention: This is not for Tire Kickers and Bottom Feeders Here's How A Direct Response Copywriter from the Philippines Turns Fickle Surfers into Engaged Readers, Seduces Your Customers, and Skyrockets your Profits with White Hot Copy that SELLS! Dear Entrepreneur, So you want your Website to SELL? Or your Landing Pages to CONVERT? What if there was a way you can convert 15%, 25%, even 50% more of your website visitors into customers, how much more money would you earn as a result? You've probably heard that hiring freelancers from the Philippines was the way to go in expanding your business, but chances are, if you've hung around Odesk or Elance for some time, I bet you've been massively disappointed. $3/hour workers who consistently turn in shoddy, poor quality work, consistently miss deadlines, who disappear from you just when you need them the most. Article writers who have stilted and awkward English, who write boring copy that reads like a textbook or a brochure. Being the smart, discerning, entrepreneur that you are, you need someone with a consistent, proven, 5 star Odesk record to write your copy. You also need someone who was trained by the masters - John Carlton, Gary Halbert, Michael Masterson, Bob Bly - the great masters of direct response copywriting, because you know that once a copywriter knows how to write copy that SELLS - then you've got yourself a goldmine. Imagine your customers spending a lot of time in your website, drinking in every detail, feeling like you know their wants, needs, fears, and then offered your product at just the right moment - sweet release. Imagine them lapping up every single word in your website, riveted to find that the product you offer has exactly the right promise to solve their problems. Imagine them taking out their wallets, and handing you their credit cards – turning into ATM machines that you can consistently get money on demand. Imagine no more, because if you're looking for an intuitive copywriter that can tap into your target customer's deepest, dirtiest desires, and explains why your product is 100x 200x 300x BETTER than your competitors, then you will find that as you read every single word of this profile, THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PAGE YOU WILL READ TODAY Hi my name is Jaimee Ligan, I worked with top brands in Singapore as a social media manager, writing copy that pulls 100+ likes per post, and generating 1000 organic fans in just a week. (click to see proof) I am a law student, a Japanese interpreter that worked in dozens of niches - (chemical, legal, pharmaceutical, christian, business, real estate, health and fitness) I worked with high profile CEOs in Fortune 500 companies for their social media campaigns, and I have consistently delivered warm leads and prospects. My experience working with top brands made me realize that all it takes to write copy that SELLS are the right words, highly targeted to the right customers. But this doesn’t mean that just because I worked with top brands, that am not in touch with your customers. I consider myself as a renegade in the advertising industry. In fact, I also worked deep in the trenches with top internet marketing experts, day after day, learning how to write sales copy for landing pages that convert 30,40,50%. (contact me for references) I know exactly what to say, and how to say it. I know NLP and hypnotic techniques to pull your customer’s psychological and emotional triggers to WANT to buy your products. But don't take my word for it, here are some of what my former clients had to say: ""Hiring Jaimee was one of the best decisions I made last year. She learned quickly, is very dependable and very low maintenance. I will definitely hire her again when I need someone." - Ed Hayward, CEO, CipherTooth "Jaimee was a pleasure to work with. She replied promptly to my emails and came in on time and on budget for the project. I will definitely use her again" "You're doing great, even more than I expect" - Ken Louis, TheBizHelp What Makes Me Different from Other Copywriting Services I’ve worked with top brands and top internet marketing experts with a singular focus on CONVERSION. I am trained in writing copy that SELLS. I don’t pretend that I am the BEST COPYWRITER out there, but this makes me work DOUBLE, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE as much to make the most compelling sales copy for your customers. I can easily research high performing sales copy for your niche and use the best practices in writing mouth-watering copy that consistently sells to your customers. Want to know my secret sauce? I write for people, and not for search engines. Here are some of my services: • Sales Copy – that converts leads to enthusiastic customers. • Emails and Promotional Copy – that connects to your customers and engages them to buy your products and services. • Blog Posts – that position your business as an authority in your industry and other influencers. • Featured Articles – to widen your website’s reach. • SMO/SEO Press Releases – to build your rankings in search engines. • Content Strategies – customized to your target market’s immediate needs and concerns • Content Management – so you can focus on the technical aspects • Marketing and Content Consulting –you will have my support every step of the way. Although I use search engine optimization tactics strategically to deliver content that engages casual surfers, AND ranks well on search engines. These tactics are carefully interwoven inside my services: • Search Engine Optimization (I can write articles that search engines love by seamlessly including targeted search keywords into the copy) • Behavior Analysis (I understand what your customers are looking for and I can position you as the best choice against your competitors) • Conversion/Sales Funnels (I can structure your web organization and email follow-up series content to prime your products to be sold) • Consumer Lifecycle (I can analyze your content to identify weak spots, strengthen your copy marketing strategy so turn passive consumers into brand ambassadors) • Analytics & Data (I can understand numbers and tweak your content to maximize customer engagement) • Social Media (I can generate brand loyalty to your fans and followers) What’s In IT For You and Your Business? Freedom. And the peace of mind knowing that your website reaches a captive, targeted audience, and subconsciously engages your visitors to prepare them to buy. Know that your website copy can deliver consistent interested leads that you can convert to paying customers. And watch dollars flow in to your business. You can also see new deals developing as you win not only new customers but also other potential business partners. You won’t have to worry about our content, since you have my communication and support every step of the way. You can just sit back and focus on making your products or services the best they can be. And let your copy do all of the talking. Here’s My Guarantee. I prefer to work on Fixed price projects. This means that for every project there will be 50% down payment and the remaining 50% at the end of the project. If you’re not completely happy with your copy, I guarantee UNLIMITED revisions. You’re not even required to pay the remaining 50% until you are happy with the final product. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED So it’s your choice. You can entrust your copy to any run-of-the-mill freelancer out there and you can come to me later to clean up the mess they’ve made… OR You can WORK WITH ME FROM DAY ONE, and I’ll SHOW YOU What exactly your web copy should say, And HOW YOU SHOULD SAY IT. What your landing page should contain, Which layouts work best in your web sites, What positioning works best in your landing pages, and What YOUR OFFER SHOULD CONTAIN. With me, there are No Guesses. No Trials and Errors. No Ifs and Buts. I’ve written enough websites, landing pages, sales pages, social media copy to know what works, and what doesn’t. That’s what you get for hiring a seasoned professional. Instead of a newbie freelancer who does backyard brain surgery on YOUR MOST IMPORTANT INTERNET ASSET: Your COPY. So since I receive a lot of invitations on a daily basis, CONTACT ME TODAY to reserve your slot for my work week. START SKYROCKETING YOUR PROFITS TODAY. To Your Success, Jaimee Ligan PS. Why should you hire me to write your copy? Simply put, I have the technical and emotional savvy to convert your leads to paying customers.

    $22.22 /hr
    942 hours
  6. David R.

    David R.

    Multilingual Writer, Translator, and Editor

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a highly motivated contractor with an outstanding skill set in the areas of translation, writing, and editing. Not only I am in first place in the Spanish Vocabulary Skills test, but I also scored in the top 10 per cent in eight oDesk tests (U.S. English Basic Skills, U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics, Creative Writing-Fiction, Spanish Sentence Structure , MS Word 2007, Windows XP, Spanish to English Translation, and Office Skills) In addition, I perform my work with the highest sense of professionalism, punctuality, and attention to detail. As a multilingual translator (English, Spanish, Catalan), I have translated legal documents (contracts, wills, demand letters, etc), academic documents (transcripts, articles, syllabi, etc), medical documents (health insurance contracts, prescriptions, test results, etc), business documents (contracts, letters, memoranda, fliers, etc.). I have also acted as interpreter for therapists, medical doctors, attorneys, and business people. As a multilingual writer (English, Spanish, Catalan), I have written a large amount of original documents including technical documents, short stories, poetry, academic papers, etc. In addition to have published a law review article in volume 20 of the Glendale Law Review, I have been maintaining several blogs for a number of years. I also wrote articles for several student newsletters during my years as a law student in Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona University). As an editor, I have served as editor-in-chief of the Glendale Law Review for over five years. I also served as Editor-in-Chief of the monthly newsletter Pirri Manson published in Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Dret (Barcelona University, College of Law) from 1996 to 2000. I joined oDesk looking for any translating/writing/editing opportunity that will take advantage of my experience and of my above-average writing skills.

    $22.22 /hr
    40 hours
  7. Charlotte Key

    Charlotte Key

    Charlotte Key, Esq.

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a solo practitioner with a practice that focuses mostly on small business law. Before starting my own practice I worked for three years as a corporate and finance attorney for large firms in the Los Angeles and Dallas area. I have experience working with clients to form new business entities, advising clients regarding business transactions and handling any client needs that may arise in the course of their business. I am seeking opportunities to serve clients legal needs that may arise in the course of everyday business. I also have experience in finance, intellectual property and family law.

    $166.67 /hr
    12 hours
  8. Joannalyn S.

    Joannalyn S.

    data encoder/backlink/web search/linkbuilder

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    I want to use my acquired experience and knowledge in the field of Data Entry which Ive been working from American based companies on business processing organization. I am experienced in the data management field, word processing, transcription, database management, office management, and general office work. A hard-working and dedicated freelancer, excellent oral and written communication skills, working with initiative and goal achiever, fast learner and skilled in web searching. I can work with maximum hours required since i do have fast internet connection. I understand that you are looking for a right person, I promise of good quality and services.

    $3.33 /hr
    2,407 hours
  9. Eric Crinnian

    Eric Crinnian

    Attorney (Licensed in MO) & Experienced Professional

    United States - Tests: 9

    Over the past 13 years, I have gained extensive experience over several areas, including law, inside and outside sales, business management, personnel and HR, insurance, retail, and several other fields. I have a bachelors degree in communication, and just received my Juris Doctorate. My research and writing skills are impeccable and I have a wide array of interests and subject matter expertise areas. I am located in the central United States and am a native English speaker. Please take a look at my oDesk feedback and my test scores, and contact me if you have any questions about my abilities. I would love the opportunity to put my skills to work for you!

    $55.56 /hr
    23 hours
  10. Pauline Nguyen

    Pauline Nguyen

    NYC based International Business Consultant

    United States - Tests: 2

    I'm back in the USA after spending 6 years developing and improving businesses in Middle East and Asia. What that means for you is the advantage to easily and conveniently access an international business consultant who has worked on projects related to over 19 countries from start-ups to multinationals. You will benefit from my work portfolio which includes: 1) Countries: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Afghanistan 2) Industries: Finance, retail and consumer, professional services, industrial, social entrepreneurship/non-profit, energy sector service providers 3) Education: MS in Global Finance I am happy to leverage my diversified geographic and sector experience to help you create effective detailed business plans, investor proposals, pitch presentations, business development and marketing materials, and market entry/growth strategy.

    $25.56 /hr
    29 hours