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  1. Jacqueline Topiol

    Jacqueline Topiol

    Freelance Writer - Creative & Copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Writing is my passion and this translates into both my creative fiction and copywriting skills. Although I am fairly new to fiction writing, I have successfully sold short stories to popular British magazines and have finished my first novel. Since beginning work via odesk I have taken on a wide variety of projects; producing sales letters, e-books, travel articles, product reviews and many other types of articles. I have a high level of English language skills with an O level qualification grade A (1984).I write regularly for various blogs, am familiar with wordpress and can produce SEO articles with related keywords.My work is always fully edited before submission and I can complete articles in both UK and US English. I fully believe in good employer/contractor relationships and seek to establish ongoing, professional relationships.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $27.78 /hr
    1,148 hours
    4.70
  2. Allan Lee Glen Demot

    Allan Lee Glen Demot

    Professional Freelance Writer & Transcriptionist

    Philippines - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

    What makes a great writer? - excellent grammar - highly proficient with the use of the English language - impeccable attention to details - ability to meet deadlines - creative I believe that I meet all these requirements, and even more, and the following proves it to be so: I finished college with a degree in Education - Major in English, and over the past five years, I have been working as an English teacher working in one of the many ESL Academies here in our city. At school, I am assigned as the grammar coordinator, working on the school's syllabus and even providing trainings to new teachers. Aside from teaching, I have also been working with a team of freelance writers, writing about different topics and in various formats like blogs, product promotions and even 10,000-word eBooks. I also achieved a band score of 8.5/9 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which only reflects the level of English proficiency that I possess. I believe that my experience and qualifications are the things that you need when looking for writers. I produce top-quality articles, and produce them on time.

    $5.00 /hr
    422 hours
    4.90
  3. Cortni Merritt

    Cortni Merritt

    Copywriter, copyeditor, articles, blogs, press release, newsletter, US

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    Business, academic, and personal experience give me the acumen to write on any subject. I personalize each assignment to my client's needs for content, SEO, and tone to write articles, blogs, essays, newsletters and more for the right audience. I have a Master's in English literature, with a graduate certificate in publishing and editing, and Bachelor's degrees in both psychology and English literature. I have written on law, real estate, health and nutrition, childcare, anxiety disorders and depression, plastic surgery, appliance reviews, travel, pet care, and many more topics.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $27.78 /hr
    547 hours
    4.96
  4. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    644 hours
    4.79
  5. Ma eleonora D.

    Ma eleonora D.

    Writer/Researcher/Transcriber

    Philippines - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    As an oDesk contractor, majority of the tasks that I have successfully completed focus on writing, researching, reviewing books, and transcribing audio. I also help online students complete research requirements and case studies. I am currently a Montessori Upper Elementary Teacher in a private school located in Metro Manila, Philippines. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was a telemarketer for one of the biggest call center companies in the Philippines. I am pursuing a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management and have already fulfilled all major subjects. I will be starting with my thesis on Cost-Benefit Analysis in the near future.

    $11.11 /hr
    163 hours
    4.81
  6. Marius-Victor Diac

    Marius-Victor Diac

    Bilingual native Romanian-English translator, proofreader, editor

    Romania - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a native Romanian and English speaker with 8 years of experience in translations, interpreting, proofreading and editing. My translation, proofreading and editing experience includes but is not limited to: legal documents, contracts, technical documentations, as well as literary and academic works. I have worked for one year as a professional interpreter in Ireland and I have experience in interpreting for people seeking refugee status, the local police, solicitors, prison inmates, social workers, public authorities, and many others.

    $25.00 /hr
    2,329 hours
    5.00
  7. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Blogger, Copywriter, Creative Writer, Editor, Researcher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced writer, editor and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and positive, "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated and organized, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. I intend to keep my 5 star rating by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I produce newsletters, blogs, articles, product and service descriptions or promotional brochures for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish a resume, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I take great pride in my work, and consider your project my project. For a look at my recent blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com. Put me to the test, I'm excited to show you how I can help!

    $55.56 /hr
    1,536 hours
    5.00
  8. Deborah Natelson

    Deborah Natelson

    Editing and Interior Book Formatting

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Over the past eight years, I have done freelance editing of short stories, novels, essays, dissertations, theses, letters, job applications, sermons, and science manuals for professional and nonprofessional writers, academics and non-academics, native and non-native English speakers, and writers of both US and UK English. I am familiar with standard editing marks, track changes, and the Chicago Manual of Style. I have taken courses in linguistics and have an exceptional knowledge of the English language. EDITING: Proofreading: I fix typographical and grammatical errors. Copy-editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript without making any content alterations. Substantive editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript. I give recommendations and critique on content, message, timeline, and accuracy. I offer suggestions on rewrites, including (optionally) doing brief sample rewrites. My Amazon author's page: http://www.amazon.com/D.J.-Natelson/e/B00EUQZQ72 My Amazon editing credits page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=D.J.%20Natelson&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank FORMATTING I format book interiors for Createspace and Kindle.

    $30.00 /hr
    342 hours
    5.00
  9. Nicoal P.

    Nicoal P.

    Writer, Editor, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    Writing became part of my life at an early age, and I’ve made it a point to write something every day. I appreciate writing about my daily experiences, which have included several career changes, life abroad, domestic pursuits, photography, and outdoor adventures. Photography is my passion of many years, and I'm skilled in processing images using Adobe Lightroom. In addition to authorship and photography, my work history includes copy cataloging and providing reference services for a large public library system. I'm currently strengthening my web development skills in order to offer more services to my clients.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,433 hours
    5.00
  10. LISA CALLOW

    LISA CALLOW

    Freelance Writer- UK Based

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    A proactive, independent writer with a demonstrable flair for creative originality, coupled with a proven ability to deliver high quality, targeted content for over nine years. Responding to a wide range of client requirements since 2002; my background in journalism has instilled the ability to research and craft strategic content that exceeds client expectation. Unique, engaging and optimised to convey the personality of your brand, my work guarantees results! Whether you're seeking travel copy that evokes strong emotions and a sense of wanderlust, or you require website content with a clear call to action, I'll happily work within your parameters or suggest ideas to enhance your brand's tone of voice. Committed to the provision of a tailored service for each and every client, I strive to maintain a seamless project experience. From travel journalism and features to custom marketing and promotional content, I endeavour to tailor results to the vision and goals of your business with effective content strategy planning. Experienced in the provision of optimised and targeted content, I offer a wide range of services including: - Articles/ Features - Website Copy - Reviews - Blog Content - SEO Content - Product Descriptions - Marketing Materials - Press Releases - Creative Writing Areas of Expertise: - Travel and Tourism - Hospitality and Leisure (including restaurant/ hotel reviews) - Events (wedding/ events/ party planning, service hire and catering) - Weddings/ Bridal Fashion - E-commerce (inclusive of reviews, website content and product descriptions) - - Online Gaming (poker sites) - Entertainment (Music, Art and Festivals) - Marketing - Press Releases - SEO Content - Finance (Insurance and Unsecured Personal Loans) Previous Clients: - Travelocity - ULaw Ltd. - NYC Magazine - Tiny Hands Online - Vegas365 - Roderick Pugh Marketing - BookCottages.com

    $20.00 /hr
    592 hours
    4.95