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  1. Lori D.

    Lori D.

    The Professional Author's Choice for Editing

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 24

    "I am going through your wonderful, careful edits. YOU are exactly who I have been looking for! ... I am so very, very grateful. I feel so fortunate to have had you on this with me! ... I've been singing your praises nonstop." ~Fawn Germer, bestselling Oprah-endorsed author and inspirational leadership speaker “Excellent freelancer! She provided a high quality work, she respected all my requirements and her turnaround time to complete the project was amazing. She is very easy to work with and I would definitely hire her again! Remarkable job!” “I found Lori to be extremely good at her craft, making appropriate suggestions in the text where needed and being mindful of the text and content as well as grammar and punctuation... Simply a fantastic and professional result!” “Her ability with grammar is amazing, especially when working with someone like me who is a story teller not a technical writer. She is dedicated and works with the author to create a polished piece of work." I earned my degree in English back when I was 21 and, after 23 years of editing, proofreading, and correcting student papers in high school, chose to pursue a career in freelance editing. I now work for three publishing companies (with a fourth in the works) and have a wide clientele base across the United States and other English-speaking countries. I work with commercial novelists, indie authors, and nonfiction writers alike. Your manuscript will benefit from my attention to detail~~vocabulary will be enhanced, flow improved, and sentences/paragraphs reworded, rearranged, added, or deleted where necessary to achieve clarity. I consider it my responsibility to give my clients the clearest and most powerful words for their manuscript. Your satisfaction is paramount!

    $60.00 /hr
    352 hours
    4.98
  2. Doreen Zeitvogel

    High-quality translation, editing, and writing

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    Native US-English speaker with international background. Outstanding English-language skills. Near-native fluency in German from nine years total in Germany and Austria; half-German ancestry. Intelligent, creative, elegant writer, editor, and translator with a focus on excellence. Empathetic and insightful - able to draw out the atmosphere and emotion of a piece, especially in relation to its broader and deeper universal significance. For a more exact idea of language translation skill level (German, French, Italian, Spanish into English), please see my portfolio below. Additional samples translations available upon request. Please note: Translation services are only from the source language into English, not the other way around. SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE TRANSLATION Translation into English from the following languages: German French Spanish Italian My goal as a translator is to provide natural, seamless, idiomatic translations that also transmit the feeling and atmosphere of the original. In some cases, where there are holes or inconsistencies in the original, I also consult with the author to fix those spots. Subjects covered so far---Short story, literature, self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology; web content, philosophy, 19th-century and earlier song and operatic literature, tourism, marketing, newsletters and press releases, articles/interviews (arts-related) EDITING Developmental editing Substantive editing Copy editing Proofreading Comprehensive editing (all of the above) Manuscript evaluation Streamlining to reduce word or character count Subjects covered so far - spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, personal narrative, sound healing, articles, essays Styles - Mostly familiar with Chicago but have also worked with others to some extent, e.g., AP, APA, Oxford GHOSTWRITING Mainly summaries; also blogs, articles, press release writing, back cover material, glossary writing Subjects covered - Success, business, wealth-building/finance-related topics, classic literature, poetry, psychology, personal development ADDITIONAL Strong familiarity with the following subjects: * Spirituality * Classical music and voice (degrees in voice and opera performance) * Specialty coffee and tea (15 years in the business) * Self-help (personal development) literature * Bible Other Interests: - Inner teachings - World scripture - Sacred sites - Spiritual healing - Mysticism and alchemy - Alternative healing - Alternative approaches to standard problems - Powers of the mind, spirit - Arts (esp. sacred) - Travel VOICE/SINGING CONSULTATIONS - May use skype, audio clips, or simple email correspondence as communications tools - May include vocal, musical, and/or performance tips and techniques, depending on the needs of the singer

    $33.33 /hr
    124 hours
    4.95
  3. Jessi Rita Hoffman

    Jessi Rita Hoffman

    Book Editor, Ghostwriter, Publishing House Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 68

    RANKED BY ELANCE AND UPWORK AS ONE OF THEIR TOP-THREE BOOK EDITORS ... former publishing house editor in chief ... ghostwriter/ substantive editor/ developmental book editor/ copy editor ... over 240 five-star client reviews. I've edited books for award-winning novelist Michael Hurley, Huffington Post columnist Dr. Peter Field, and Donald Trump. Each manuscript receives my exclusive and personal attention. I make your book say what you mean for it to say, and help you refine it to something you truly can be proud of. I offer the full range of professional book-editing services. Whatever your manuscript needs to become excellent, I provide. If you're willing to invest in your book to make it the best it can be, I'm here to help you do it. I've taught writing at the college level and have helped hundreds of authors elevate their novels, short stories, and nonfiction books into something publishable. My clients have won awards, contests, book-publishing deals, and international bestseller status. I work with established writers but especially enjoy helping new authors. For professional tips about book writing and publishing, visit my informative author's blog and website at www.JessiRitaHoffman.com/blog/

    $70.00 /hr
    22 hours
    4.99
  4. Sara K.

    Sara K.

    Expect no less

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Accomplished, highly motivational staff trainer able to convey practical ways to optimize customer service while increasing company profitability. Qualities that I can bring to your company; *Analytical *Microsoft Office *Creative & Flexible *Organized & Detailed *Self-Starter *Education & Training *Quick Learner *Curriculum Development *Team Player & Builder *Strategic Decision Making *Excellent Computer Skills *Strong Communicator *Coordinate Multiple Activities *Office Equipment Skills

    $20.00 /hr
    1,620 hours
    5.00
  5. William C.

    William C.

    Best-selling author and editor/proofreader

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

    March 5, 2015: “William is a superb editor and has a work ethic to match. This is my third project with him in less than a month. I think that speaks for itself.” — networlding Dec. 12, 2014: "He didn't just do the work to 'do the work' -- he showed an investment in the success of my manuscript, which made me feel confident that I made the right choice in hiring him." — dlovitz I have edited two Amazon #1 bestselling books since September 2014. I am also an award-winning and bestselling author represented by one of the top literary agents in the U.S. I have written five nonfiction books, three that became Amazon bestsellers, including one published by Simon & Schuster. My books have been featured on NBC, CNN, Katie, Ricki Lake and in People magazine, to name a few. I was an award-winning journalist for 10 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. I have 25 years of writing and editing experience. Thank you for your consideration!

    $20.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  6. Dwayne M.

    Dwayne M.

    Bringing Ideas to Life

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 36

    Every book has the potential to become a best-seller. My overall goal is to give every book the attention it deserves while making the Elance experience pleasant for clients. I treat every book as if it were a future best-seller. My experience as a published author gives me a unique insight into the whole process, which I am happy to share with all of my clients. Every time that I get to help people achieve their dream of publishing a book is a great day. This can be in the form of ghostwriting, polishing up a manuscript, or just converting the book into a Kindle, Nook, or iBook format. Dmcmillian_258 is an awesome contractor to work with. He's always prompt, courteous, and offers suggestions for improvements I might have missed. Have hired several times and plan to do so again. OR Did an excellent job for us. We highly recommend his services! Those are just two examples from hundreds of others. Want to be the next happy client? Feel free to contact me today.

    $10.00 /hr
    147 hours
    4.91
  7. Bronwyn M.

    Bronwyn M.

    Writer and Designer with a creative flair.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 54

    From Poetry & Lyrics portraying Emotion to Stories from Beyond. Articles, Blogs, Reviews well structured and researched with timely delivery. As we grow older we realize that it is not all about what you have accumulated or where you find yourself, your status or your wealth. The truth be told to be alive is all about the experience, the challenges, opening that new door, living to your full potential! What makes each of us unique, is our creativity, how we perceive people and our surroundings! I have a passion for writing, a deep love for reading and a burning sensation to learn. I have worked in the advertising market for more than 10 years and I am proficient in using MS Word and Corel Draw. I have been writing for 20 years and love it still. I have published 5 poems in different anthologies from 2004 to 2011, through the Poetry Institute. I have also won third place in a lyrics writing contest.

    $20.00 /hr
    110 hours
    4.94
  8. Sergio B.

    Sergio B.

    Translator, editor, proofreader and writer

    Argentina - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 39

    Native Spanish-Speaking Translator from Spain, currently based in Buenos Aires. I am committed to my work by providing professional translation and writting services to my clients. If you select me as your Spanish translator, you will benefit from my experience in hundreds of translation projects for the last five years, and also from my commitment to improve my knowledge and skills. *Language Pairs English - Spanish / Catalan French - Spanish / Catalan Italian - Spanish / Catalan Portuguese - Spanish / Catalan *I provide writing and proofreading services in Spanish and Catalan. *Main Areas of Work WEBSITES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, IT, TOURISM, TECHNICAL TOPICS, ACADEMICAL ARTICLES, HAND BOOKS, USER GUIDES, LITERATURE *Education: Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and History, University of Barcelona, 2007-1012. Collaborating in the department of Sociology at Nanterre University (Paris X), 2011-2012. Senior Technician in Telecommunications and Computer Systems, Studi

    $20.00 /hr
    65 hours
    4.87
  9. Will Noble

    Will Noble

    Journalist, copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 9 days ago - Portfolio: 34

    A full-time freelancer, I contribute regular articles to publications including Londonist, The Peckham Peculiar, luxury magazine Private Air, and Knightsbridge Park: Real Estate Internet Marketing. I also write regularly for Greet Speech Writing. Previously I've been resident culture journalist for the Prague Post (an American publication), penning reviews, previews, interviews, blogs and features. I have extensive experience as a copywriter in the UK where I produced, edited and proofread text for web, print, social media, radio ads and speeches. My degree is in Scriptwriting for Film and TV (Bournemouth University, 2007). What can I do for you? Plenty! I can pen informative travel articles, memorable speeches, or an infectious ad campaign. Just let me know what you need.

    $40.00 /hr
    44 hours
    4.93