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  1. Alex Norris

    Alex Norris

    Cambridge-educated editor and proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a full-time editor and proofreader with a BA degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. Before becoming a freelancer, I worked as a quality assurance engineer for the Cambridge-based localisation and translation company, Alpha CRC. My job was to work primarily with PayPal, checking all of their new releases for errors in grammar, syntax and style. Though my job mainly involved working for PayPal, I also checked texts for HP, Tesla, Blackberry and Avid. Eventually, I quit my job to work as a full-time freelancer. I prefer working with people to big companies and with fiction to corporate texts. I have experience of working with a variety of different genres, including thrillers, science fiction, contemporary fiction and fantasy. Please see the sample under 'Portfolio' to get an idea of my editing style and feel free to get in touch to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

    $10.00 /hr
    85 hours
    4.93
  2. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an argentinian writer with an almost complete degree in Literature and Spanish at Universidad de Buenos Aires. I've been studying English since elementary school (Certificate of Advanced English from Cambridge University), lived in USA and Brazil for almost a year and currently in Colombia. All this traveling have shown me a huge picture of the use of language in different parts of the world. I have six years of experience in teaching and translating and I have published short stories and academic essays in books and specialized magazines. As a writer I'm willing to write, ghostwrite and/or proofread fiction and non-fiction high quality texts in Spanish. Regarding teaching, I love going beyond grammar and enjoy working with movies and short stories, I always personalize my lessons according to my student's interests. When it comes to translation, I'm able to provide accurate products Spanish/English, English/Spanish, Portuguese/English, Portuguese/Spanish.

    $13.00 /hr
    203 hours
    4.99
  3. Tracie Davis

    Tracie Davis

    Experienced strategic communications professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    Let me apply my decades of strategic marketing and communications experience to help you achieve success. I have a broad range of professional experience that includes helming marketing communications departments in health care, Osteopathic medicine, retail grocery, retail shopping center, engineering and higher education. In my freelance career I've provided copy writing, creative writing, natural keyword web writing, blogs and articles for a diverse set of clients including a grass roots non-profit organization, a marketing analytics firm, a fitness studio, an HVAC company, a law firm, a boarding school, an eLearning IT company, a kitchen products retailer, a women's entrepreneurship initiative and a construction company.

    $22.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.94
  4. Stephen H.

    Stephen H.

    Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    A skilled and conscientious editor with over 17 years' professional copy editing and proofreading experience, I offer high-quality editorial services for jobs of all sizes and levels of complexity. I apply the editorial knowledge and skills developed over many years towards the goal of clients' manuscripts being clear, well-written, professionally formatted, and error-free.

    $15.00 /hr
    222 hours
    4.96
  5. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    779 hours
    4.99
  6. Tiffany M.

    Tiffany M.

    Freelance Writer, VA, Admin, Editor, Grant Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an experienced and educated professional that can take on any task presented to me. I have an MS in psychology, and I am an experienced editor, proofreader, and freelance writer of topics and areas. I focus on fulfilling all obligations with a positive attitude, upmost integrity, and a quick turnaround.

    $16.00 /hr
    88 hours
    4.74
  7. Jessica H.

    Jessica H.

    Freelance Writer/Editor with Diverse Background

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 8

    I am a passionate and dedicated writer that provides clear, engaging content tailored to your readers. My experience extends across a wide variety of industries; I have worked as a reporter and tourism blogger, as well as a content writer for a security company and an optics manufacturer. I am also the self-published novelist of a science fiction trilogy. I have a BA in English from Montclair State University. My greatest passion is to provide creative, well-written content that meets each individual's needs.

    $24.00 /hr
    211 hours
    4.99
  8. Steve Mallach

    Steve Mallach

    Highly Experienced Online Copywriter

    Singapore - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

    Whether you want a writer or a consultant who understands your target audiences and never loses sight of your business objectives? Of course you do, and I understand that. Because I get it. I get that you don't have the time to micromanage and that all you want is results. I get you those results, with strategic advice and copy that engages your target audience and makes your print or online real estate shine. I have an Honors degree in Journalism and over two decades of experience. I have written and consulted extensively in a number of fields, including listed companies, multinational conglomerates and within agency environments. I pride myself on extensive research (before I write a word I'll know your industry and your target market) and my reputation as a client focused professional.

    $33.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  9. Ariatna Abigail Rios Trejo

    Ariatna Abigail Rios Trejo

    Traductor FR-ESP

    Mexico - Last active: 8 days ago

    Soy hablante nativo de español. Nací en la ciudad de México. Cursé la carrera de Lengua y Literaturas Modernas Francesas dónde desarrollé la destreza de hablar y comprender la lengua francesa, asimismo desarrollé la capacidad de traducir textos literarios, sociales y técnicos de manera crítica, creativa, pertinente. Me gusta trabajar con compromiso y responsabilidad para lograr puntualmente un resultado de calidad.

    $4.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Lovender W.

    Lovender W.

    Proficient Creative Writer and Editor

    Kenya - Last active: 27 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    I emphasize on quality, originality, and timely delivery of work. My ability to make my work interesting to my readers is what makes me a professional writer and editor. I believe any writing, despite the topic, should be exciting, perfect and make the reader want more. I present quality work that is worth the dollar. I do not offer the least amount for a high-quality job because I am confident in what I do.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.82