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  1. George C.

    George C.

    Technical Writer

    Kenya - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    I have achieved phenomenal success on content writing over the past 4 yrs. I have been offering copyrighting & Proofreading services, SEO website content, eBook writing, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, articles and blog writing. I have successfully worked on several content writing projects outsourced from mainly USA and Canada and other countries like S. Africa, China, UK, Israel, New Zealand etc & have produced excellent results delivered within time guidelines. Expertise gained and confident in as regards Content creation I am very skilled and confident writing on Travel, Education, Pets, Technical material, IT $ technology, Fashion, Internet Marketing, Health and personal development. Extensive online research and diligent effort and attention in maintaining quality has seen me thus far. Availability I am always present online checking my emails regularly and working. I respond immediately to emails and alerts at those times. I work from Monday through to Saturday and will be more than willing to engage with you. Thank you.

    $6.67 /hr
    3,457 hours
  2. Anthony G.

    Anthony G.

    AM - The Merchant of Words : For Words Worth Their Weight - NZ

    India - Tests: 22 - Portfolio: 3

    Don’t let the title mislead you. As the Merchant of Words, I’m not related to the Merchant of Venice. To be honest, Shakespeare never appealed to me. Neither did academics. Thus, I just about managed to complete my schooling – or let’s just say that my teachers got fed up of me. After all, I was an immense strain on their conscience. It couldn’t have been easy deciding where I deserved fractional marks for an answer i.e. a 0.3 here or a 0.6 there etc., could it? Suffice it to say that my academic success in school resembled a village after a Mongol raid. A few years later, I began working as a software developer. In that time, I learnt that I could create software for an accounting system. Considering that all I knew about accounting was the definition of debit and credit, it was an educational achievement on the job. I also learned how to travel to various parts of the city. An online job that taught me several offline things! Later, I found myself applying for an executive position to answer e-mail queries sent by’s customers. However, the powers that were thought I was a glutton for punishment. Therefore, they made me a Quality Editor instead. I handled the responses for the escalation e-mail queues. I also trained and audited e-mail responses for 15 executives. A relocation ended this brief but enlightening dalliance. My next assignment was as a back office executive in insurance processing. I processed transactions related to insurance cover. In some time, my supervisors realised that my innocent smiles (certainly not my good looks!) lay behind all their troubles. So they gave me charge of a team, of a process and of a client relationship too. From indexing scanned images of insurance claims related post to recovering money from at-fault third parties, my team did it all. Sadly, they also did me in… I finally turned to becoming a freelance content developer: writing about things I hadn’t heard of or seen, for clients I hadn’t ever seen (or ever would, for that matter!) at places I didn’t even know existed. After such an extensive background, can I really write? Well, in over 16 years of experience that is the only thing I’ve done. See how: • As a software developer, I WROTE computer programs and manuals • As a quality editor, I WROTE e-mails and responses • As an executive in back office processing, I WROTE manuals, desktop procedures and white papers • As a team leader, I WROTE policies, manuals, emails, white papers etc. • As a content developer, I WRITE articles, blogs, website content, product descriptions etc. So what’s common across: softWare – auditOr – data-entRy – team leaDer and writing Stuff fulltime? The answer is simple: All of them deal in WORDS…that express what needs to be done in the best way possible…

    $27.78 /hr
    2,730 hours
  3. Hannah Quinones

    Hannah Quinones

    Writer, English-Tagalog Translator and Transcriber

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have great command of the English language. The fact that I am currently a Third Year law student is a small testament to that. Great skills with the English language is an essential requirement in our law schools as well as having finished a Bachelor's degree beforehand. We are trained to write convincing, logical and fact based documents or articles which can persuade the reader or at the very least, allow him to relate to our work. I am a native speaker of Tagalog. I was born and raised in the Philippines in a city that uses that language primarily. However, I have studied English alongside Tagalog since my early childhood. I graduated high school having obtained the second highest grades in our class. I have recently ventured on to Transcribing. Make no mistake though, I am a dedicated and a hard worker. I ensure that every page I transcribe reflects professionalism and will do my very best to keep up with the requirements and preferences of a client.

    $11.11 /hr
    71 hours
  4. sara ruff

    sara ruff

    Excellent writer/researcher with law degree

    United States

    Hello! My name is Sara Ruff. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law. I was editor-in-chief of the Charleston Law Review, a role which required the performance and supervision of extensive researching and editing tasks. I graduated law school summa cum laude, ranked second in my class. I am an excellent writer and editor and can research most any subject. I have written extensively for law journals and briefs for trial and appellate cases. I also have experience with SEO content and meta description drafting. I am extremely efficient, and I recognize the value of cost efficiency for my clients. I am available for short- or long-term projects. Please let me know if you have a project with which you think I may be able to help. You will not be disappointed with my work. Thank you!

    $30.00 /hr
    107 hours
  5. Brad Binkley

    Brad Binkley

    Emotionally Compelling Copywriting Specialist

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I write copy that creates a powerful emotional connection between your message and your target audience. I specialize in getting attention and influencing action. I have a background in standup comedy, improvisational theatre, acting, law, marketing, psychology, and public relations, and rogue strategies. My unique background enables me to discover solutions that transcend the conventional barriers that hold most others back. I'm currently offering the following types of services. - Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Career Coaching - Creativity Coaching - Scriptwriting - Content Marketing - Copywriting - Marketing Consulting - Long Sales Page Writing - Public Relations Consulting I look forward to working with you all!

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $55.56 /hr
    459 hours
  6. Kathy H.

    Kathy H.

    Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

    United States - Portfolio: 24

    With more than 24 years of experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism with a minor in computer science, a master's degree in education, plus two years of advanced legal studies. I also took several hours of coursework in accounting and finance. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses and spent nine years on the editorial staff of a daily newspaper. With a proven track record and a variety of work experience, I have proven myself reliable with the ability to provide well written content with a fast turnaround.

    $30.00 /hr
    209 hours
  7. Stephen G.

    Stephen G.

    Former attorney over 30 years experience

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a former attorney with over 30 years experience. I have specialized in both civil and family law and criminal defense. I have handled both state and federal cases in both civil and criminal areas. I am also a former prosecutor having handled major crimes. I have been a certified circuit court civil and family law mediator as well. I am also skilled in writing contracts and property leases. I have full access to West Law and conduct legal research routinely. Aside from my vast experience, I can make any aspect of the legal process simple for you and guide you through it while making sure our top priority is still providing you with the legal protections you need. Let me help you with your problem.

    $44.44 /hr
    17 hours
  8. Jesus N.

    Jesus N.

    Lawyer, business support and document translation

    Spain - Tests: 4

    Hi, i have a double degree in economics and law so i can help you if you want to begin a business with an aditional help. I can speak spanish (native), danish (native), fluent english and italian so i can also translate all your documents (especially legal ones) with accuracy. I work in my own business importing and exporting products and helping with legal issues. If you need my services, im new here but i will be glad to help you with my experience , u won´t regret!!

    $22.22 /hr
    1,220 hours
  9. Cassandra M.

    Cassandra M.

    Content Writer, Blogger & B2B

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I have spend years and years writing website content, writing for seo, providing virtual assistance and authoring blogs on various niches. I always aim at giving the best results by communicating concisely to my audience, be it through a blog, emails or marketing material. Freelancing has been my way of life and I cant wait to work with you. Thank you

    $25.00 /hr
    10 hours
  10. Jaya Sinha

    Jaya Sinha

    Content writing on diverse topics; data modeling; financial analysis.

    India - Tests: 2

    I have worked for more than 150 odesk hours on diverse assignments such as business pages, web content, article rewrite, blogs, original articles, etc. I have been engaged in freelance content writing on diverse topics such as - 1. Various management issues like change management, attrition, BPR 2. Stock market 3. Health issues 4. Travel, tourist places 5. Men's fashion, lifestyle 6. Product brochures for vendors, etc. I have recently formed a team of working MBA / BBA professionals with degrees from India/USA and also having Doctorate degree in Business to assist me in delivering the projects in the domain of - 1. Financial analysis 2. Investment research 3. Fixed income and derivatives research 4. Market research 5. Mathematical / statistical modeling, etc. This team is competent in handling projects requiring advanced modeling techniques using advanced computing methodologies, such as Excel, SPSS, Eviews, etc. I am looking for freelance assignments with the commitment to deliver high quality results meeting the client's deadline.

    $6.67 /hr
    280 hours