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  1. Bronwyn M.

    Bronwyn M.

    Writer and Designer with a creative flair.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - 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
  2. 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
  3. Alan McNairn

    Alan McNairn

    Writer Editor

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 14

    Fast service. Guaranteed satisfaction. Crafting accurate, readable, informative and entertaining prose of the highest standards. Published writer of books, magazine articles and web content as well as an experienced editor of fiction and non-fiction. University degrees in science (undergraduate) and the arts (graduate). Creator of original, accurate and grammatically perfect documents on time and to specifications. Excellent SEO service. Experienced writer of web articles, business plans, grant applications, press releases and all forms of business communication. Special skills in working with people who speak and write English as a second language.

    $22.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.92
  4. 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
  5. Tasauf Islam

    Tasauf Islam

    Writing

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am a Brac University student studying Electronics and Communication Engineering in Bangladesh. I have completed my school studies with distinction. I am an experienced writer. I previously worked for local offices in Bangladesh. In professional field, I had experience in proposal writing, business writing, web content writing, script and speech writing. Blog writing, creative writing, travel writing and sports writing is very simple for me because I do it as a hobby almost everyday. And as I am a university student, I have to write papers for academic purposes, so I am experienced in it too. Altogether, I am a very confident writer.

    $16.00 /hr
    113 hours
    4.99
  6. Retha Burger

    Retha Burger

    Business/creative writer; proofreader; editor

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 20

    Writing and researching (learning) are my true passions and crafting with words a challenge I never tire of. Writing has been my source of income for over 15 years now! :) I have solid content writing, proofreading and editing experience and have been editor of 3 area newspapers in SA. I have a blog, have published an e-book and have published various articles on the internet. I enjoy writing copy from scratch or re-writing content to suit the client's needs / give it my own touch of class. I am strong at writing all of academic, business, spiritual, humorous and enticing copy due to the years I have spent in the field. I completed 2 years of full time tertiary studies towards a Diploma in Journalism and am currently studying towards a Certificate in Metaphysics to nurture my spiritual side. I write from home and can therefore take on a fair amount of tasks. I would however never compromise quality for quantity as my reputation is important to me. The customer always comes first.

    $5.00 /hr
    118 hours
    4.98
  7. Sergio B.

    Sergio B.

    Translator, editor, proofreader and writer

    Argentina - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 39

    Native Spanish-Speaking Translator from Spain, currently based in Buenos Aires. I am committed to my work by providing professional translation and writting services to my clients. If you select me as your Spanish translator, you will benefit from my experience in hundreds of translation projects for the last five years, and also from my commitment to improve my knowledge and skills. *Language Pairs English - Spanish / Catalan French - Spanish / Catalan Italian - Spanish / Catalan Portuguese - Spanish / Catalan *I provide writing and proofreading services in Spanish and Catalan. *Main Areas of Work WEBSITES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, IT, TOURISM, TECHNICAL TOPICS, ACADEMICAL ARTICLES, HAND BOOKS, USER GUIDES, LITERATURE *Education: Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and History, University of Barcelona, 2007-1012. Collaborating in the department of Sociology at Nanterre University (Paris X), 2011-2012. Senior Technician in Telecommunications and Computer Systems, Studi

    $20.00 /hr
    65 hours
    4.87
  8. William C.

    William C.

    Best-selling author and editor/proofreader

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

    March 5, 2015: “William is a superb editor and has a work ethic to match. This is my third project with him in less than a month. I think that speaks for itself.” — networlding Dec. 12, 2014: "He didn't just do the work to 'do the work' -- he showed an investment in the success of my manuscript, which made me feel confident that I made the right choice in hiring him." — dlovitz I have edited two Amazon #1 bestselling books since September 2014. I am also an award-winning and bestselling author represented by one of the top literary agents in the U.S. I have written five nonfiction books, three that became Amazon bestsellers, including one published by Simon & Schuster. My books have been featured on NBC, CNN, Katie, Ricki Lake and in People magazine, to name a few. I was an award-winning journalist for 10 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. I have 25 years of writing and editing experience. Thank you for your consideration!

    $20.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  9. 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
  10. 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