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  1. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.71
  2. Nashella Z.

    Nashella Z.

    Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

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

    I am an elementary teacher with 18 years' experience, and a Masters' Degree in Reading and Language Arts. I hold undergrad minors in math and language arts and was previously a journalism major. I have served as a literacy coach and model teacher in my school district, providing professional development in literacy to other staff members. Prior to teaching, I served as an executive secretary and type approximately 70 wpm.

    $16.00 /hr
    319 hours
    4.97
  3. Lisbeth D.

    Lisbeth D.

    Professional Norwegian Translator

    Norway - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Norwegian with extensive experience in professional writing, in both Norwegian and English. English as working language for 20 years and English husband, so used to thinking and communicating in both languages simultaneously. MSc social science, anthropology, philosophy; associate degree in business studies. Source languages: English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish. Target languages: Norwegian, English. Old Scandinavian handwriting. Former civil servant in Norway and abroad (UN), Norwegian teacher, business woman. Now full time freelancer based in Zimbabwe.

    $35.00 /hr
    608 hours
    4.99
  4. Steve Daugherty

    Steve Daugherty

    Inspirational Nonfiction Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Portfolio: 10

    I specialize in writing on the topic of the law of attraction. It has been my passion for the last 12 years, and I can write on almost any topic related to it. I am so passionate about it that I even manifested spending hours with one of the main gurus from the movie "The Secret," Dr. Joe Vitale. I am also a huge fan of Esther Hicks and I have spoken with her one on one too. Also, I have technical expertise as I was in the corporate world as a computer programmer for 16 years. In addition, I was a Life Coach for 10 years, so I have a lot of life experience to draw on whenever I help clients to get their projects done. As a computer programmer, I prided myself on producing software code that met the users needs and that had no bugs. Now, I pride myself on producing high quality work as a writer, and doing my best to ensure that my clients are happy.

    $27.78 /hr
    12 hours
    4.88
  5. Darcie N.

    Darcie N.

    Engage Your Audience

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 8

    I know how to turn your communication needs into effective platforms that engage your audience and inspire action. I have worked with topics from pop culture to social justice and projects that range from one-liner tags to full length features. I am organized, detail oriented and collaborative with experience including popular blog topics and feature articles, networking, press release composition, introduction letters, and informational materials

    $24.00 /hr
    510 hours
    4.97
  6. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 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
  7. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    My 8 years writing for education and internet marketing ensures your job is done to the highest standard and on time by a proven writer. I write compelling web and print content for business and personal use. My value is in adding creativity and business strategy into my writing. You want to inform, entertain, persuade or inspire. I tailor my writing to your needs, finding innovative ways to craft great copy to engage with your target audience. You will receive quick and courteous service for writing, editing, and proofreading assignments. My varied work means I am well-versed in writing for specific audiences and on a number of topics. My research skills ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date work. A degree in languages and experience writing and teaching English makes my spelling, grammar and use of language exceptional and will give you polished text suitable for your needs and target audience.

    $33.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.73
  8. Bronwyn M.

    Bronwyn M.

    Writer and Designer with a creative flair.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - 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
  9. Steve S.

    Steve S.

    Relevant, insightful writing

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 20

    When you're looking to hire a freelance writer, you want a craftsman. You want crisp, clean, engaging writing in your hand well before the deadline ... and at a reasonable price. You want to work with a proven professional who delivers exactly what you asked for. That's exactly what you'll get when we work together. I hold myself to a higher standard of professionalism and quality than most writers. With your project in my hands, you can breathe just a little easier, knowing that I'll deliver great content in the most stress-free way possible. Just ask my clients.

    $37.00 /hr
    538 hours
    4.91