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  1. Kathryn Calvert

    Kathryn Calvert

    A creative writer for your copywriting needs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days 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
  2. Gabriele S.

    Gabriele S.

    Puzzle Expert; Eng-Ita Translator; Math teacher

    Italy - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 7

    Italian native speaker, based not too far from Venice, where I help tourists getting deeper lost in the street labirinth :-) I am Maths and Riddles enthusiast: I began solving Sudokus in preparation for the competition, and participated in the Italian championship that year. That changed my life: now I own my puzzle company and I enjoy sharing my games to other puzzles fans. I am best known for the introduction of Sudoku & Dragons. I have developed interest in many "nerdy" things, like Rubik's Cube: my personal best is 39''. You can learn it in one afternoon!

    $14.00 /hr
    86 hours
    5.00
  3. Nashella Z.

    Nashella Z.

    Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $16.00 /hr
    319 hours
    4.97
  4. Shannon S.

    Shannon S.

    Get your book out - quickly - and with confidence!

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 14

    I specialize in preparing book-length manuscripts for both e-book and print (CreateSpace) publication. My services include feedback/developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, interior layout of print publications and e-book conversion. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Liberal Arts. I am an accomplished writer and an intuitive editor, with an eye for detail, excellent language skills, and the writing skills to reorganize a document, if necessary, to achieve clarity and momentum. I have a deep interest in and understanding of the craft of writing and a great faith in the future of self-publishing. I am committed to helping writers get their work out into the world in the best shape possible. I hope to get an opportunity to work with you!

    $40.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  5. Leah Campbell

    Leah Campbell

    Organized Professional, Inherent Writing Strength

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 3

    A writer who has been lauded for her ability to pull people in with her words, Leah Campbell has experience composing articles on a variety of topics ranging from infertility, careers, parenting, relationships, adoption and overall health and wellness. Since publishing her first book, Single Infertile Female, she has also found success working as a developmental editor for up and coming authors hoping to polish their work. One of her clients recently signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins, after collecting a pile of rejection letters prior to working with Leah.

    $50.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.90
  6. Lisbeth D.

    Lisbeth D.

    Professional Norwegian Translator

    Norway - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Norwegian with extensive experience in professional writing, in both Norwegian and English. English as working language for 20 years and English husband, so used to thinking and communicating in both languages simultaneously. MSc social science, anthropology, philosophy; associate degree in business studies. Source languages: English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish. Target languages: Norwegian, English. Old Scandinavian handwriting. Former civil servant in Norway and abroad (UN), Norwegian teacher, business woman. Now full time freelancer based in Zimbabwe.

    $35.00 /hr
    608 hours
    4.99
  7. John Zakour

    John Zakour

    Funny Writing Serious Business

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I have over 20 novels published and literally have sold thousands of gags. My debut novel The Plutonium Blonde (Daw) was named the funniest SF novel of 2001 by the chronicle of Science Fiction. I have written for Rugrats, Fairly Odd Parents and Jimmy Neutron comic strips and comics. I write two syndicate comics for Universal Press and I also write Bart Simpson comics for Bongo. I have also written dialog and story for numerous video games and apps. I may cost a little more but you get what you pay for.

    $22.22 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00
  8. Steve Daugherty

    Steve Daugherty

    Inspirational Nonfiction Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Portfolio: 10

    I specialize in writing on the topic of the law of attraction. It has been my passion for the last 12 years, and I can write on almost any topic related to it. I am so passionate about it that I even manifested spending hours with one of the main gurus from the movie "The Secret," Dr. Joe Vitale. I am also a huge fan of Esther Hicks and I have spoken with her one on one too. Also, I have technical expertise as I was in the corporate world as a computer programmer for 16 years. In addition, I was a Life Coach for 10 years, so I have a lot of life experience to draw on whenever I help clients to get their projects done. As a computer programmer, I prided myself on producing software code that met the users needs and that had no bugs. Now, I pride myself on producing high quality work as a writer, and doing my best to ensure that my clients are happy.

    $27.78 /hr
    12 hours
    4.88
  9. Erica S.

    Erica S.

    Writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    Versatile writer and editor. Writing is my first love and something I have a natural aptitude for, though I am always working on improving my craft and honing my skills. I truly enjoy helping people find the best way to tell their stories, whether it's as a ghostwriter or an editor. My ghostwriting projects have included novels, short story collections, book-length nonfiction, articles, and educational reading passages. I love the challenge of taking someone else's ideas and crafting them into a compelling and readable narrative. I am firmly committed to providing affordable and quality editing services. Writing a book is such a big achievement, yet for many people (myself included!) it is only the beginning on the road to publication. It is often difficult to clearly "see" your own work after a while, which is when the help of a seasoned editor will be indispensable. I've done everything from deep line editing to proofreading and am a voracious reader, an intuitive editor, and a meticulous proofreader. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to put their best work out there.

    $33.33 /hr
    55 hours
    4.98
  10. Gillian Birch

    Gillian Birch

    Professional English Travel Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days 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