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Diane DiRoberto

Diane DiRoberto

Original and professional. You have my word on it.

United States - Portfolio: 9

Published writer and photographer Diane DiRoberto is The Write Girl with a wealth of experience in advertising and marketing. From concept to completion, Diane delivers smart, focused ideas that sell products on time and within budget. "Diane is an extremely hard worker. She always turns in her work either on time or in advance. She's receptive to feedback and has been positive throughout the months I've worked with her. Her writing is creative, and she possess strong advertisement skills. It was a pleasure working with her." - Carey A, Real Estate Sample Content Writing, Total Project: $12,494.08 Whether the project is large or small, my goal is always the same: to surpass my client's expectations and create a rewarding experience for us both. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and strive to foster ongoing relationships. Your satisfaction is my main concern. You can be confident, I'm always just a click away.

100% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
101 hours

Melissa B.

Melissa B.

All things children's books...

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 138

Looking for a children's book illustrator? Editor? Book formatter? Self-publishing coach? Your search is over! This is my goal for every single job I do: creative and high-quality artwork, prompt and clear communication, and timely delivery. I work hard and do my homework, constantly honing my skills and expertise in the children's book field. But don't just take my word for's what past clients have said: “Melissa was wonderful to work with and was very helpful to this first time self-published author. The illustrations she created were amazing and required almost no revisions because she got my vision. I hope to work with Melissa on my second book.” “Melissa was a joy to work with! Not only is she talented artistically, but she has a good feel for what works in the world of illustration. I chose her because of the high level of care and attention she agreed to provide...and she delivered!"

99% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
189 hours

Rouena Suple

Rouena Suple Agency Contractor

Deep-etch,Data Entry, Encoder, Photo Editing, Watermark removal expert

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 17

I am looking to apply my experience of *PHOTO Editing *PHOTO Retouch *PHOTO Enhancement *PHOTO Manipulation *Product Cut-outs/Fashion *Eliminating/Change Backgrounds *Working on PSD files, Transparent (PNG), Animation (GIF) *Cropping and Resizing images for web *Clipping Paths *Deep-etching Based on my own experience i hope i can share my knowledge in to your company and work hard to do things better to make the employer more interesting in my work. It would be my pleasure to serve your company and the employer to the best i can do.

Groups: BigCommerce

Associated with: BeOnTopMarketing

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
3,265 hours

Amelyn Labrador

Amelyn Labrador Agency Contractor

Multi Tasking/Researcher/Data Entry/Data Mining/Video & Audio Editing

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

Looking for the greatest opportunity to work in a leading company.

Associated with: Filipino_Patriot

$3.33 /hr
1,435 hours

Scott Z.

Scott Z.

Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support

United States - Tests: 8

I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz

63% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
259 hours

Lisa S.

Lisa S.

Copywriting, editing, proofreading

South Africa - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 14

"Welcome to the best copywriter on Elance." David Elefant May 2015. I have over 25 years experience within the marketing and communications field, having worked for major corporates both in the UK and in South Africa. I am passionate about writing and am lucky to do what I love. I am a specialist in copywriting, proofreading and editing for offline and online (including blogs, email marketing, website updates) communications. My specific niche is parenting and kids content as well as entrepreneurship. I am reliable, work fast and accurately and have been described as passionate, creative, easy to work with and a brilliant writer. My marketing background allows me to consider each project from a strategic viewpoint. The companies I have worked for include British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, Ogilvy One Cape Town, Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and more. I deliver on time and on budget, have an eye for detail, am very customer centric, ensuring that the right communication goes to the right customer at the right time.

98% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
2,999 hours

Tiffany Turpin Johnson

Tiffany Turpin Johnson

Fictiffous Editing & Writing Services

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 18

Former Senior Editor with a book publisher and agented writer with impeccable spelling/grammar offering all types of editing (developmental to proofreading) and writing, with an advanced specialty in young/new adult literature. Encouraging, supportive personality--I'm here for you! "Having Tiffany as my editor was a wonderful experience. Her comments and suggestions always respected my writing voice and helped improve the structure and flow of my book, all while meeting every deadline on time. Her feedback was instrumental in polishing my manuscript into the final product it is now." -C. Rosa, author of An Unexpected Hunger (available now on Amazon) "Tiffany's method of kind encouragement made even the most difficult changes...something that I felt I could handle with minimal stress. She found insight into the world and characters I had created that I didn't even know I was missing." -Megan O'Russell, author of The Tethering (releasing fall 2014, Silence in the Library)

100% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
187 hours

John Thompson

John Thompson

Lead Generation and Marketing Expert.

United States

I have over 13 years of experience in Marketing, Information Technology, SEO, appointment setting, sales, research, lead generation, client interaction, Business Plan development, among many other areas of online contracting. I attended WV University and completed courses in Computer Science, Information Technology and Troubleshooting, and Business Management. I own and operate SJ Services LLC and live by that seal of excellence. Other qualifications: excellent phone skills Strong verbal communication skills Ability to work outside of a fixed scenario Flexible hours Excellent English Persistence Goldmine CRM Salesforce CRM Sugar CRM and Zoho CRM

47% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
1,711 hours

David M. Hodges

David M. Hodges

Academic & General Editing, Related Services

United States

Capable editor/rewriter of a range of materials, particularly those requiring familiarity with academic writing conventions and those that can benefit from expertise in Christian Theological Studies and Apologetics (I have a Master's degree in each). Especially good at closely analyzing and critiquing ideas and their implications (finding internal tensions and contradictions, recognizing problematic implications, and suggesting ways to correct such defects), I can also (thanks to my broad experience and education) helpfully critique, edit, revise, or extensively rework (rewrite) a range of materials. (My work experience ranges from data conversion/recovery and computer/network maintenance to general office/administration, news monitoring, and transcript editing. My education includes Literature/Writing and Liberal Arts/Psychology baccalaureate degrees, Windows 7 and Network+ certifications, and continuing education in a variety of subjects.) Services include: Writing, editing, research assistance, identification of logical errors, correction of inconsistencies, introduction of greater clarity and cogency, and related services. Please note that on hourly jobs all job-relates activities, such as phone consultations, will be counted toward the project hours to be billed. NOTE ON WORK HISTORY: Projects with start dates prior to August 2015 display rates based on lower fees charged by Elance (a company that Upwork acquired). Had these same jobs been started on Upwork with its current fees, rates charged to the client would have been higher. More:

$14.99 /hr
371 hours