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  1. Ben Morgan

    Ben Morgan

    SEO, Analytics, Content, eCommerce, Copywriting, and Editing Guru

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    I am head of Digital Strategy at an award winning, well-established digital and creative design agency in the UK. I love what I do, and so I try to help as many SMEs as I can in my spare time: this is why I'm here. My skills primarily include: - SEO - Google Analytics - Google Webmaster Tools - Social Channel Strategy and Management - Content Writing, Strategy, and Optimisation - Keyword Research - Digital Audits - Copywriting, editing, and optimising I have many years of experience in all native English writing disciplines. I specialise in creating brand tone of voice, or matching colloquial dialects and styles. My full-time work concentrates on digital strategy for companies and individuals, which has developed my skills in optimising content that is fit for purpose yet, importantly, natural in language. I am available for all disciplines of SEO, digital marketing, and writing projects, from creative to technical and editing. I have a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics from the University of York, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (majoring in English).

    $30.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.41
  2. Miriam Hoover

    Miriam Hoover

    Professional Writer/Proofreader/Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a native English speaker with an extraordinary grasp for the language and its rhetorical properties and possibilities. In the last 7 years I've completed my bachelor's and master's degrees, and I have contributed articles to the Hekalu Naturals' blog and the family and parenting blog, CleverlyChanging.com. I am a trained grammarian and rhetorician. In addition to proofreading, copywriting, and copyediting, I am also proficient at creating style guides, doing research, and navigating Wordpress.

    $20.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.85
  3. Mikayla B.

    Mikayla B.

    Writer, Editor, Data Entry

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    Writing has always been one of my passions and this passion translates into accomplished workmanship. My attention to detail, patience and creative mind result in unique writing pieces with accurate grammar, spelling and syntax. I am experienced in editing nonfiction books, blog articles and technical website content. I have completed the equivalent of an associates degree and maintained a 4.0 GPA in all courses involving writing, from English to the sciences. In my spare time, I am in the process of creating my first novel.

    $23.00 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  4. Victoria Field

    Victoria Field

    Writer, editor and translator

    Spain - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 18

    A highly adaptable and self-motivated communications professional with experience in writing and editing high quality content (press releases, magazine articles, web articles) delivered to tight deadlines with no room for errors. I can translate from Spanish to English. I am fluent in Spanish, with a good grasp of Portuguese. Experience in providing web design, copywriting and hosting packages for individuals and small businesses. Sample websites: www.europeandepressionday.com www.cornerhousewoking.org.uk www.opendoorcounselling.org.uk www.dogsinneed.co.uk I am also a fully qualified CELTA instructor (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

    $16.67 /hr
    147 hours
    5.00
  5. Lyndon Johnson

    Lyndon Johnson

    Expert Journalist/Editor with marketing and PR experience

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    Hello, my name is Lyndon Johnson-- no, really, that's my name-- and I'm here to help you with your writing project. Whether you need someone to copy-edit your blog, proofread your news article, or write news or press release material, I want to be your go-to guy. In the past 10 years, I've worked as a journalist, graphic designer, photographer, copy editor, and proofreader at a small weekly newspaper, I've spent three years as a public relations coordinator and writer for a large company with thousands of employees and tens of thousands of customers, and I've even spent time on the production side of the newspaper industry. I've also had experience handling the social media presence and e-mail marketing efforts of those employers. I'd like the opportunity to put this experience to work for you in writing, proofing, and copy-editing articles; making your social media and e-marketing efforts more effective; taking and editing your photos; designing or tweaking your printed materials and forms; or planning and executing a strategy for your public relations needs. I strive to be versatile so that I may be of service.

    $13.33 /hr
    107 hours
    5.00
  6. Carl D.

    Carl D.

    Editor | Social Media Manager | Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    In more than 14 years of experience working with media companies large and small, I have had a front-row seat for the evolution of content from newspapers and radio to blogs, podcasts and social media. As a result, I have ventured into many professional waters and gathered and range of knowledge that is hard to match. Have I mapped out social media strategy for clients? Yes. Have I created engaging online communities? Absolutely. Have I handled public relations communications for companies of every size? Definitely. Have I built and operated my own websites? Quite a few over the years. Have I contributed to the blogs and websites of others? Frequently. Did I cover live events as a writer and reporter? More than I can remember. Have I written and edited copy under extremely tight deadlines for a newswire? Indeed. Have I broadcasted over the airwaves? You betcha. Did I work on a weekly newspaper? Of course. As with all great stories, mine has unfolded in episodes, reaching a juncture where I can bring together my editorial and technological skills to deliver powerful messages. My passion revolves around helping companies develop a significant presence and maximize visibility of their identity online via content creation, emerging social platforms and internet communities. My experience ranges from current roles in social media, public relations and marketing copywriting to a rich history in SEO, blogging and reporting. I am fascinated by the intersection of creativity and technical savvy required to effectively capture an audience. Key Assets | Competencies Frameworks | Styling & Custom Code Integration, WordPress, Genesis, OpenChart Magneto, E-Commerce Languages | CSS/HTML (Hand-Coded), PHP, Basic JavaScript, jQuery, W3C Valid Code Social | Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Foursquare, Tumblr, Quora, Pinterest, Instagram, ReddIt, Digg, WordPress, Blogger. Social Tools | Hootsuite, Buffer, SocialAdr, Bottlenose. Tools: SEOmoz, WordTracker, Google Insights, Google Trends, AdSense, Analytics, Docs, Magneto. Software | Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, Fireworks, Muse, Business Catalyst, Flash Animation, Acrobat, Reader. Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

    $22.22 /hr
    100 hours
    5.00
  7. Ben Brewer

    Ben Brewer

    Direct Response Copywriter & Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    I can help you: ✓ Boost your conversions by designing or rewriting web copy and direct response sales letters. ✓ Write SEO friendly articles from scratch for your website/blog. ✓ Proofread for spelling and grammar. 100% money-back guarantee on all work. My core experience (over 4 years) is in: - Copywriting - Creative writing - Blogging So, click on the 'Contact' button in the top right of this page and let's see if we can work together. Kind regards, Ben Brewer P.S. My services are currently in high demand and as such there may be a short waiting period. If your job is high priority or has a deadline, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

    $37.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.99
  8. Monica Caulfield

    Monica Caulfield

    Precise & Perceptive Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 5

    Finding the precise words and writing articles in your field of interest. Proofreading and editing your content with clarity. Writing blogs that are creative and informative; these are skills I mastered while running a successful massage therapy business for 24 years. I created a flower essence business and I am a nationally recognized Reflexologist. I am a Washington State Licensed Massage Practitioner and have studied and passed a national test in Iridology. I have attained the highest level in Forrest Astrology and attended Herbal Medicine school. I have been involved in the Alaska salmon fishing industry since the late 70's and still am. I have excellent follow through skills, and I will stay focused on your project until you are thoroughly satisfied. I care as much about your project as you do. I can help you look magnificent on paper. Let me handle the details of your vision, allowing you to continue creating them.

    $30.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  9. Katherine C. H. E.

    Katherine C. H. E.

    Singer Voice Artist Writer Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Clear communication is the ultimate goal of every bit of performance and editing -- whether it is a how-to book, a song, an article, or a blog post. I have had a love of performing, writing, and editing since I was a little girl in Music City and published a weekly family newspaper. I went on to serve as copy editor for my award-winning high school newspaper, and I was asked to be the Editor of the paper my senior year but instead opted to leave high school a year early to begin my studies at Georgetown University. At Georgetown I minored in English (with a History major) and studied with great literature professors and took journalism from renowned TIME writer Ted Gup. At the Smithsonian Institution I copy edited many of the art catalogs created to accompany touring art exhibitions. At the Art Museum of the Americas I wrote and edited dozens of books and articles about art and artists and edited many more. I have edited recipe-tested. I had a column in a North Carolina newspaper. I have written a book for which I also did all the design work. All along the way I have been singing and developing my voice skills. I have taught hundreds of teleseminars on a wide range of topics, and I created an entire line of guided meditations. I have even done voice over work for radio in Italian. I also write and record Custom Songs.

    $22.22 /hr
    37 hours
    5.00
  10. Marko Til

    Marko Til

    IT Fan

    Serbia - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I am a hardworking, dedicated, responsible and focused on what I do. Ready to advance my knowledge and skill. Easy and quick learner, willing to listening anybody’s suggestions and advices that can help me to become better, to grow professionally, capable to adapt quickly on new environment. Communicative, ability to work in teams who are strictly professional. I graduate "High School of Professional Business Studies" in Novi Sad 2009. I speak English (speak - intermediate level; write - intermediate level) and Italian languages (speak - basic level; write - basic level) in addition to the mother tongue Serbo-Croatian. I'm proficient with MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY FineReader, TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works, Internet, Hardware (repair and maintenance computers), Sound Forge (basic), Etka, TecDoc. I have experience in data entry, data processing, typing, audio and video processing. I'm very comfortable using computers and I am confident in my ability to learn any new programs quickly.

    $4.44 /hr
    117 hours
    5.00