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  1. 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
  2. WA King

    WA King

    Professional writer, copywriter and journalist

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago

    After years as both a dedicated journalist and touring comedian, I have developed an effective style blending humor with substance. Knowing how to make sentences flow and words move across the page can be a powerful skill. It's a crucial element to successfully interacting with your readership, no matter the platform. In the past my work has focused a good deal on media culture, from film reviews and award shows to even celebrity trial coverage. For five years I penned a Friday column for the Charlotte Observer's entertainment fold-in. simultaneously serving as film critic for Grit Magazine. I also spent two years developing an education curriculum for the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School System's eighth-grade program. I have extensive research experience from my newspaper years, which helped me develop the ability to quickly absorb and understand subjects otherwise foreign to me. ____ I believe all writing should have a natural cadence which coaxes the reader further in. Finding the right balance of information, tone, even flowery expression can be vital to keeping your readers' focus. This can still be accomplished while fully utilizing marketing and SEO techniques, be it for a press release, blog posting or standard reporting. My work can be quick, light and pithy - or largely technical and thick in nature. Whatever the project, it will be streamlined to your specifications and directly targeted to your core audience. Thanks for your consideration.

    $30.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.99
  3. 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
  4. Erica S.

    Erica S.

    Writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 4

    Versatile writer and editor. Writing is my first love and something I have a natural aptitude for, though I am always working on improving my craft and honing my skills. I truly enjoy helping people find the best way to tell their stories, whether it's as a ghostwriter or an editor. My ghostwriting projects have included novels, short story collections, book-length nonfiction, articles, and educational reading passages. I love the challenge of taking someone else's ideas and crafting them into a compelling and readable narrative. I am firmly committed to providing affordable and quality editing services. Writing a book is such a big achievement, yet for many people (myself included!) it is only the beginning on the road to publication. It is often difficult to clearly "see" your own work after a while, which is when the help of a seasoned editor will be indispensable. I've done everything from deep line editing to proofreading and am a voracious reader, an intuitive editor, and a meticulous proofreader. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to put their best work out there.

    $33.33 /hr
    55 hours
    4.98
  5. Dwayne M.

    Dwayne M.

    Bringing Ideas to Life

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 36

    Every book has the potential to become a best-seller. My overall goal is to give every book the attention it deserves while making the Elance experience pleasant for clients. I treat every book as if it were a future best-seller. My experience as a published author gives me a unique insight into the whole process, which I am happy to share with all of my clients. Every time that I get to help people achieve their dream of publishing a book is a great day. This can be in the form of ghostwriting, polishing up a manuscript, or just converting the book into a Kindle, Nook, or iBook format. Dmcmillian_258 is an awesome contractor to work with. He's always prompt, courteous, and offers suggestions for improvements I might have missed. Have hired several times and plan to do so again. OR Did an excellent job for us. We highly recommend his services! Those are just two examples from hundreds of others. Want to be the next happy client? Feel free to contact me today.

    $12.00 /hr
    147 hours
    4.91
  6. Gillian Birch

    Gillian Birch

    Professional English Travel Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    Educated in England, I have traveled all over the world with my husband, a ship's captain. I write top quality freelance travel articles, website content, autoresponses, ebooks, bios, reviews, blogs, sales letters and product descriptions for high-ranking companies in the USA, Europe and Singapore. I am a full-time professional copywriter with a diploma from the British College of Journalism. I was the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011 to 2013, and am a member of both the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association. As the published author of eight travel books (search my name on Amazon.com), I specialize in writing well-researched articles and hotel reviews for magazines and travel websites. My clients include South China Morning Post, Geneva Times, glossy magazines and high-ranking Google website owners in the travel sector. International clients include Yahoo! Expedia and Hipmunk.

    $30.00 /hr
    873 hours
    4.92
  7. Christopher Richmann

    Christopher Richmann

    Professional Content Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    I graduated from the University of Iowa where I held two majors: Communication Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication. I currently have over two years of professional writing experience. I worked as a Web Content Writer for Yellowbook from November of 2011 to November of 2012 before leaving for McGrath Auto, where I was employed as the Web Content Creator for 13 company sites and blogs. I also have experience writing and editing for newspapers, sports blogs, and company newsletters.

    $20.00 /hr
    330 hours
    4.94
  8. Cindey McGuire

    Cindey McGuire

    Business Solutions Specialist

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    My work experience/expertise is diverse and varies from a variety of industries. I am an expert in customer service, virtual assistance, verbal and written communication, transcription, social media marketing, SEO, Excel, Word, Power Point and all other new software systems. I am self-employed and can complete work with any deadline. I have created and written brochures and policy handbooks, and daily correspondence. I am self-motivated, detail-oriented and possess excellent organization skills. I am both personable and professional. I have excellent time management and multitasking skills, and am an excellent problem solver. I can handle difficult situations with diplomacy and tact. I have strong research and data entry skills. I use many CRM software programs and have worked with many startup companies, streamlining the daily business operations. I will manage all of your business fundamentals with expertise, enthusiasm and dedication.

    $20.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  9. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 7 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