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  1. Anna K Gibson

    Anna K Gibson

    Writer/Editor with Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I have over 3 years of experience in a variety of legal settings as well as a multitude of projects you can view below that include skills such as editing novels, writing academic papers, working on different legal projects, and writing non-fiction ebooks for hire. I am interested primarily in writing and editing projects, but I am also open to legal work projects as they become available. See my online portfolio at:

    $13.00 /hr
    154 hours
  2. Cody Sheets

    Cody Sheets

    Content Designer, Writer, and Support Specialist

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7

    Over 8 years, I have actively developed content in multiple areas including: 1. Web Development 2. Creative Writing 3. Journalism 4. Html, MySQL, and PHP Support 5. Software Support 6. Training I have also hosted a radio show, controlled three high school papers, and have worked with a national news agency as a journalist. My work is featured in many private areas, and I have always consistently performed at the top of my respected fields. I have provided both customer service and technical support for many small businesses, and know for a fact that its the support these businesses receive that determines their success. I am committed to the success of all of the small businesses I work with. If price tends to be an issue, lets work something out. I'll get things done on mark, on time, and above your expectations.

    $17.78 /hr
    810 hours
  3. Greyson Fullbright

    Greyson Fullbright

    Professional Copywriter & Diversified Ghostwriter

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    My love for writing has evolved immensely as I have grown older. Poetry was the seed that began my journey with literature, and it quickly sprouted into a world of dreams that I am fighting to achieve. In June of 2014 I self-published my first novel. From there I have been involved in several different perspectives of the writing process, such as professional copywriting, sales copy, editing, creative writing and so much more! I wish to fire my fuel for handling literature by offering my services here on oDesk. I am very versatile, and have the intention of finishing every project with the utmost promptness. Through communication with my clients, I plan to create the best possible product that I can create, and my experience in the different challenges of writing instills that confidence.

    $24.44 /hr
    30 hours
  4. Darren Buser

    Darren Buser

    Creative Copywriter

    South Africa - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Great copy writing is a balancing act. On the one side you have boundless imagination and infinite possibilities - the need to capture the attention of an audience, tell a great story and create emotional investment in the product. On the other side are the functional requirements of the project - the structure needed to hit selling points, understand the market and ensure that the message is clear, concise and on brief. Creative writing is my great passion. I have a background in writing for film and comics, which allowed me develop a range of tones, voices and how to combine them in order to tell the best "story". Working for a production company as a writer, video editor and producer, has given me the advertising experience needed to create copy on brief. I've seen video and print campaigns from many different angles, which was crucial in helping me understand what is required in every part of the chain. Many writers only have experience from that point of view, which can be limiting. I have a lot of web experience and am currently focusing on brand identity, strategic writing, and web content.

    $29.00 /hr
    757 hours
  5. Geoff Mosse

    Geoff Mosse

    Experienced Comic Artist & Illustrator

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

    2014 - "The Mick" Graphic novel (Red Handed studios, 100 pages) - "NonBinary Literary Review" contributing artist (issues 2 & 3) - Savannah Strolls Walking Tours (logo designer) - Str88face Studios (contributing artist) Previous Experience - "48" Graphic novel (Red Handed Studios, 120 pages) - "Zombie Bomb!" mini series (Terminal Press, 6 issues) - "Biography" anthology comic (Top Shelf Press) - "Zacherley's Midnight Terrors" #3 (Chanting Monks Press) Portfolio Link: You can view my work online by going to and typing in nafenian or by pasting this link into your browser:

    $11.11 /hr
    13 hours
  6. David H.

    David H.

    Author, Creative Writer, Ghost Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

    Greetings, It is my goal to see your project come to life. I can write or ghostwrite books/articles/stories, help you edit your work and provide your readers with a compelling literary and/or informational experience. In the last year on oDesk, I have written over a million words for my clients and many of the books that I've written have become best-sellers on Amazon in their genres. I have written books, plays, screenplays, short stories, web-content, blogs/blog posts and academic papers to name a few. I have been published multiple times in literary journals. I have been a section editor for a literary publication in two consecutive years, and have performed copy editing for Weber State's undergraduate literary publication for three years. I have experience with creative writing, work-for-hire/ghostwriting, book writing, non-fiction and fiction writing, article writing and editing/proofreading. I am prolific and proficient in my field. I am creative, professional, and efficient. I can write in any genre of creative writing, and am very skilled in academic and technical writing as well. I like to form good working relationships with my clients, and often have repeat business for this reason and for the general quality of my work. I hope to work with you soon.

    $35.00 /hr
    27 hours
  7. Cinzia N.

    Cinzia N.

    Expert translator and copywriter

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an Italian native speaker, expert translator from English and Spanish to Italian, and skilled copywriter in Italian. Master's Degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Pisa), lots of courses to extend my field of expertise and, last but not least, a long and interesting career in several companies as in-house translator, interpreter and foreign dept. employee. Besides, I have always been an avid reader, a feature which provides me with a very rich vocabulary as well as a high degree of fluency in writing in my own language. I am a careful, fast, reliable and skilled translator with over 20 years of experience, and I am able to transform your English/Spanish texts in "living" and enjoyable Italian content. Moreover, I am an excellent customer service agent (having worked for over a year for a company here on oDesk).

    $20.00 /hr
    1,135 hours
  8. Sue M.

    Sue M.

    Australian female professional voiceover artist with quality studio

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

    I'm a full time, professional voice over artist and I would love to help you bring your project to life! I have that elusive natural reading style, with a highly versatile voice. Everything from a warm, sensual read to corporate/professional narration, mum next door and of course fun and high energy styles when required. I have a professional, top quality home studio, set up with first class equipment and can provide a lightening fast turn around usually less than 24 hours depending on the job. I have over four years of experience as a commercial radio announcer and news-reader, as well as voicing hundreds of projects for a wide variety of clients in Australia and internationally. I can do a multitude of voice over projects including radio, TV or digital commercials, promos, corporate video narration, podcast intros and outros, explainer or animated videos, IVR/on hold messages, e-learning, game characters and more. Get in touch to see how I can help you, not only am I a highly experienced and professional voiceover artist, I am easy and fun to work with. Hope to talk to you soon, Sue x

    $50.00 /hr
    21 hours
  9. Rachel G.

    Rachel G.

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 19

    You are amazing. You have an awesome idea that's a work in progress and you need some help to finish it. That's where I come in. Efficient. Diligent. Capable. Passionate about empowering others to reach their goals. Such as yourself. A little bit about me: Born in the U.S.A. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science and English Literature. Worked for three years as a grant writer. Worked for three years as an English teacher in Hangzhou, China. Currently, I work as a freelance writer and blogger. I love writing and I love helping people. My life is complete when I can combine both. Let's chat about your writing project.

    $40.00 /hr
    94 hours
  10. Igor K.

    Igor K.

    Writing your books and blog posts since 2004

    Croatia - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    See if we are a match. Check my homepage at and review writing samples. -Amazing experience! I would highly recommend working with this freelancer. Could not have been a better experience with outstanding quality delivered.-CLIENT (Elance) -The writer did a great job. The articles are very well written. Perfectly suited for my website. I will definitely hire him again. -CLIENT (Elance) -Igor was QUICK and professional with a fairly large work assignment. Do not hesitate to hire him, I will be hiring him again in the near future!-CLIENT (Elance) What do you need? Non-fiction e-book with interlinked footnotes and references and written in academic style? Or you want to talk to your readers? Show them how to improve their lives by addressing them directly? It is a great way to establish yourself as an authority. Running a website and in need for a great blog post? No problem. Check my own blog and see my style - fully unleashed and without any restraints. Visit

    $11.20 /hr
    225 hours