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Steve S.

Steve S.

Relevant, insightful writing

United States - 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.

100% Job Success
$37.00 /hr
538 hours

Megan R.

Megan R.

Seasoned Marketing Professional

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

With a diverse background in marketing and public relations, I bring my 15+ years of experience in the real estate industry to assist you! Having worked as a sales and technology representative for a nationally known title and escrow brand as well as being a virtual assistant, I know the various aspects of real estate. While I traded in the title and escrow hats, I still have my hand in real estate by authoring continuing education real estate courses, blogging, and marketing. Primary marketing responsibilities including social media content management, listing description write-ups, marketing pieces, and press releases. I also have extensive experience in high tech companies holding both production and marketing positions. My marketing experience spans social media, publishing, ad design and sales. I possess a BS in Business, with a Concentration in Marketing.

100% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
782 hours

Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth B.

Editor and Writer

United States - 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.

96% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
105 hours

Nashella Z.

Nashella Z.

Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

United States - 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.

98% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
376 hours

Norbert Gorcsa

Norbert Gorcsa

Expert English-Hungarian and vica versa translator

Hungary - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

Being the fluent and passionate English speaker that I am and also a native Hungarian speaker, quality and accurate context are guarenteed when it comes to translations. Having learned English for more than a decade now, including Business English, I am positive that I can live up to the state-of-the-art requirements which are demanded by the present day's employers. Also, by governing and moderating multiple online communities, I have been able to accumulate such social and slang vocabulary, which can bring my translations to another level. If you are looking for a professional, punctual and experienced translator at a great value, look no further.

89% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
35 hours

Marta Santacana

Marta Santacana

Translator EN FR into SP, Writer, Researcher.

Spain - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

I am a freelance professional with more than 12 year of experience; native Spanish speaker, degree in Professional Translation English/French - Spanish and Economics and Business Administration. I offer English and French to Spanish translation, editing and proofreading services, as well as writing and researching. I specialize in the fields of business, marketing, management, economics, administration, psychology, cooperation, fashion, beauty and healthcare, travel and tourism, children’s literature and self-help. I love my job and I always work hard to provide qualified translations, articles or researches. I am an extremely reliable and trustworthy professional, always on time, interested in short and long term projects.

$16.67 /hr
30 hours

Brittany F.

Brittany F.

You give me requirements, I give you results.

United States

Marketing Strategist // Content Specialist Learn more at I work full-time for a technology-driven marketing company, and I wear many hats. As it turns out, I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none -- except writing. I have a BA in English, and during college, I was a communications fellow for a clean energy non-profit and a staff writer for my university's newspaper. More recently, I was an editorial intern-turned-assistant for a reputable nonprofit encyclopedia, and I continue to generate content as a social media and marketing specialist for a grassroots-but-growing cancer charity. My availability is somewhat limited at only 5-10 hours/week, but I work quickly, am self-motivated, and have a keen eye for detail. But all you really need to know is this: you give me requirements, I give you results.

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
153 hours

Tevaites F.

Tevaites F.

Unique and Engaging Writing from a Native Speaker

South Africa - Tests: 5

I have a small yet proven track record of published written work alongside a large portfolio of specialised ghost writing to client's specific needs. As a Native English speaker, I have total confidence with the use of the English language, be it for advertising, informative or training purposes- or even pure fiction. I have a particular niche interest in crafting client biographies, and am fully skilled both in re-writing and polishing existing copy as well as crafting informative, engaging new articles. My work is solely my own-plagiarism is neither supported nor necessary as I have full confidence in my own capabilities. I hold postgraduate degrees in Archaeology, and am a qualified Financial Accountant with a particular interest in income tax, leaving me no stranger to both the corporate and academic environments- and the importance of deadlines. I additionally hold dance and physical movement teaching qualifications. With close to a decade’s experience in handling a diversity of complex administration issues in a variety of fields for both small and large enterprises, precision remains a top priority, a principal thoroughly enforced by cutting my teeth in the working field via census transcription and then in pre-editing manuscripts. I am thoroughly experienced not only in writing and the ground rules of administration and data transcription, but additionally with the handling of payroll and most aspects of the small-business accounting cycle, as well as business legislation within my home country. Familiar packages include the MS Office standards, as well as Sage Pastel and others, including project-specific software. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch to further discuss any aspect of my skill set, references or examples, or to chat over a special job.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
30 hours

Heather Shrum

Heather Shrum

The Assistant You Need To Succeed

United States

I offer outstanding support with 7 years of experience in service oriented positions. I have strong work ethics and I understand the importance of communication and meeting deadlines. I am a highly motivated, trustworthy, and reliable self-starter who can take a project and run with it, delivering before deadlines. I take pride in finding solutions to challenges in order to keep projects moving. I constantly look for ways to expedite processes because I respect your budget and aim to do things as quickly and efficiently as possible. As your virtual assistant you can count on me to treat your business as if it were my own. If you’re looking for a dependable, caring assistant with experience in serving others, please reach out to discover how I can free you up to focus on the most profitable aspects of your business.

$9.99 /hr
34 hours

Laurel Roberts-Meese

Laurel Roberts-Meese

Versatility and value in writing

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

I have a B.A. and M.S. from universities nationally recognized for their academic prowess, thus have extensive training in academic writing. On the creative side, I have published three successful fiction novels on a variety of subjects I delighted in researching. I also run a popular blog dedicated to healthy living, lifestyle management, emotional wellbeing, and sexual health, for which I write and develop all content. With reviews like those of my clients, the quality of my work speaks for itself.

86% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
48 hours