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  1. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.98
  2. Kathryn Calvert

    Kathryn Calvert

    A creative writer for your copywriting needs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago

    I love words. Words that inspire. Words that motivate. Words that bring ideas to life. Unfortunately, typos, incorrect word choices, punctuation, and grammatical errors can ruin your text. Your message becomes distorted and difficult to follow. The reader finds the errors distracting, loses interest, and your message doesn't get through. This is where I come in! My editing and proofreading services include: Websites Newsletters Reports Corporate and not-for-profit marketing materials Fiction and non-fiction books Direct mail Instruction manuals and product packaging Translated materials - any publication that has been translated into English or documents that need to be "translated" from UK to US English or vice versa I have worked on projects from a variety of industries and topics: Food Manufacturing E-learning (ESL) IT Electrical products Higher Education (essays, research proposals, etc.) Health and Psychology topics Inspirational topics Please feel free to contact me with your requirements. I am always happy to discuss your project and offer you affordable rates and clear, concise, and error-free text upon project completion.

    $14.00 /hr
    381 hours
    4.78
  3. Leah Campbell

    Leah Campbell

    Organized Professional, Inherent Writing Strength

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

    A writer who has been lauded for her ability to pull people in with her words, Leah Campbell has experience composing articles on a variety of topics ranging from infertility, careers, parenting, relationships, adoption and overall health and wellness. Since publishing her first book, Single Infertile Female, she has also found success working as a developmental editor for up and coming authors hoping to polish their work. One of her clients recently signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins, after collecting a pile of rejection letters prior to working with Leah.

    $50.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.90
  4. 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
  5. Joey Phoenix

    Joey Phoenix

    Photography, Travel, Content Development

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm an experienced Boston-based wordsmith with niche fields in photography and travel, but I have extensive experience writing on topics ranging from IT and app development to fashion and music. I have been professionally trained to produce unique and exceptional content, and as a result of this training I know how to work quickly and efficiently to achieve results that exceed standards. Furthermore, I pay meticulous attention to detail, and am flexible to meet the demands of respected clientele. The most important element for me is promoting the client and the values they hold in highest regard. This is without exception.

    $25.00 /hr
    181 hours
    4.99
  6. 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
  7. Brigitte Engel

    Brigitte Engel

    Strategic Brand & Communications Planner

    Luxembourg - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a multilingual strategic planner and have worked full-time in several international media agencies (MediaCom, Mindshare) in London; working on clients such as Audi, Ford, Nissan, Procter & Gamble & Lexmark; writing strategic media/creative briefs, facilitating content deals while guaranteeing the correct brand positioning to reach the desired target audience. Recently I have been consulting clients on creating corporate identities, art directing and creating copy for their advertising requirements, designing and copywriting CMS based websites and email newsletters and managing social media sites. I specialise in strategically pinpointing the most relevant channels of communication while equally developing a visual identity and a tone of voice for clients to reach their consumers on both tactical and branding levels.

    $45.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.96
  8. Jim Dobrowolski

    Jim Dobrowolski

    Travel writer and Spanish-English translator

    Mexico - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 9

    I'm an American freelance writer, Spanish-English translator, and social media manager currently based out of central Mexico. Travel writing with an SEO focus is my bread and butter, but I dabble in other interesting niches as well. A winner of various foreign language and academic writing awards from universities and civic organizations, I'm also certified by the University of Cambridge to teach English to speakers of other languages. I have been recommended by 100% of my Elance clients thus far, and I hope to add you to this list!

    $20.00 /hr
    66 hours
    4.97
  9. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

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

    Expertise in editing, proofreading, academic writing, writing, and ghostwriting. With a BA in English Literature/Creative Writing and a background in writing, editing, and journalism (newspaper and magazine), I enjoy working with you to help your work become effective, high quality, efficient output. I have edited dozens of documents and book manuscripts, earning a reputation here on Elance (now Upwork) as a proficient, exceptional editor with a fast, cheap turnaround. Having ghostwritten more than ten top-ranking Amazon self-published books in genres that have included virtually everything, my past experience in the field has grown throughout the past couple of years. I work from what you give me; full creative liberty is not something that I usually accept, since I believe the ideas of your story should come from you! I believe in an open line of communication and am not afraid to ask questions, ensuring satisfaction with the finished product.

    $20.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  10. Kristen W.

    Kristen W.

    Seasoned journalist, transcriptionist and editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 7

    I'm a seasoned journalist who has conducted and transcribed literally thousands of interviews in my 14+ years. I've covered just about every topic out there, and spent years editing the publications I've worked for. That means I'm a speedy and accurate writer, transcriptionist and fact-checker. Being an experienced journalist gives me an edge when I transcribe - not only do I get word-for-word what I hear, but I understand important grammatical differences and style: the difference between "it's" and "its," for example, or "their" and "they're." If I hear something I don't know, I'll research to find out what it is. All these tiny details means you get an extremely accurate and clean file returned to you. I am happy to follow particular formatting instructions and use timestamps if so asked. I have much experience with audio files that have background noise, as well as accents. In short, my goal is to make my clients as happy as possible.

    $38.00 /hr
    401 hours
    4.92