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  1. James W. Steury

    James W. Steury

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 27

    During my career, I have had the privilege of writing on a wide variety of topics in a wide variety of styles for a wide variety of media formats. I have edited everything from letters to books to app user interfaces (UI) and have annotated countless pages as part of a Natural Language Processing (NLP) program. If effective language is your desire, whatever the field, whatever the topic, whatever the style – whether it’s new words or improved words – my expertise is your best solution. My (Short) Bio: James W. Steury is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys keyboard shortcuts, good pens, tea, and cranking out 2,000 words a day. When he’s not pounding away on his mechanical keyboard he’s usually walking around town searching for inspiration or at the library wishing it had a more extensive science fiction collection. His life goals include deadlifting twice his body weight, owning the complete twenty volume Oxford English Dictionary, and writing more than Didymus Chalcenterus. He prefers cats over dogs, Star Trek over Star Wars, and the company of his wife over all else.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,462 hours
    4.98
  2. Carl "Ash" Neblett

    Carl "Ash" Neblett

    Tech-savvy sociologist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago

    I have a Ph.D. in Sociology, and I enjoy the opportunity to keep my writing and research skills sharp by working with others on projects that can take advantage of my academic background. My concentrations are in qualitative research methods, social movements, and sociology of emotions; a recent lit-review project has also given me a broad background in Network theory. My passion is helping other conduct great research! Besides my academic training, my work history and general computer/video game geek-ery has resulted in me being well-versed in most common software applications and a smorgasbord of random skills (Google Adwords intergration, web development/design, UI principals, etc.). The way I usually put it is that no matter the setting, I'm the one everyone goes to with their computer problems. I also worked for a patent lawyer for a few years, so I'm pretty familiar with US patent law, particularly post-grant litigation (and I helped write reexam arguments).

    $33.00 /hr
    47 hours
    5.00
  3. Alissa P.

    Alissa P.

    Communications/PR Consultant Who Loves to Write/Proofread/Edit

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    New to oDesk! 15 years' experience as communications/PR professional with deep expertise in strategy, media relations, corporate communications and issues management for a diverse spectrum of brands including March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch, Vicks, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Segway, Cold-Eeze and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. Exceptionally organized and results-oriented strategist and tactician who also loves to write, proofread and edit. Passion for philanthropy, entertainment and health/wellness.

    $27.78 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  4. Taylor Morris

    Taylor Morris

    Children's books editor, author, proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    I am a tween author of a dozen middle-grade novels and represented by Steven Chudney of the Chudney Agency. I am published by both Penguin (Grosset & Dunlap) and Simon & Schuster (Aladdin/Mix). I recently completed work with celebrity chef and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis on a four-book fiction series for young readers, "Recipe for Adventure." I began my career in Los Angeles working as a copy editor for Weider Publications, whose magazines include SHAPE and MEN'S FITNESS. I was a copy editor for the YA magazine JUMP (now defunct) and worked online for several of the company's magazines. I'm an author and editor of several novels for tweens and young readers; writer-for-hire work, member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

    $30.00 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00
  5. Kathy H.

    Kathy H.

    Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago

    With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

    $25.00 /hr
    199 hours
    4.81
  6. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 3

    From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

    $66.67 /hr
    63 hours
    5.00
  7. Carissa Andrews

    Carissa Andrews

    Graphic Designer | Writer | Social Media | Marketing Professional

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

    Persistent and determined, I take on every job as an opportunity to make my customer's work shine. With a background in content creation, creative/technical and business writing, graphic design, marketing, copywriting, ghost writing, SEO, publishing, and even fiction writing -- I have a mixture of skills to benefit you in more ways than one. Contact me today to find out how our collaboration can take your business to the next level.

    $30.50 /hr
    482 hours
    4.72
  8. Andrew Knighton

    Andrew Knighton

    Experienced writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago

    A freelance writer with three years experience in academia, six years in business writing, over forty short fiction publications and paid blogging experience. I have written for audiences from primary school children to senior managers, adapting to different audiences and situations. I am also a trained project manager, with the experience to deliver projects in a timely fashion, to your specifications.

    $39.00 /hr
    431 hours
    4.98
  9. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00