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  1. Tracy S.

    Tracy S.

    Experienced Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    I have over two decades experience in customer service. For the past three years I have worked exclusively from my home office as an editor for an international firm. I have also written articles for the local weekly newspaper in my previous career. I love writing and making sure what I read from others is written correctly so that it is easily understood by the target audience. I always meet my deadlines and present my best work. I love being a freelance editing, proofreader and writer! I'd enjoy hearing about your project and how I can help you with it!

    $9.00 /hr
    4 hours
  2. Samuel Coronado

    Samuel Coronado

    Brand and Customer Service Oriented Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 09/06/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a freelance copywriter, editor, and poet. I have written and edited for clients such as Austere Magazine, A Small, Good Thing, the North Texas Review, and Glass Mountain, among others. I graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English - Creative Writing and minors in French and Political Science from the University of North Texas. My training as a poet, coupled with editorial publication experience, enable me to write concisely and with audience in mind. Additionally, I have tremendous experience with creative collaborative projects--so juggling tight deadlines and multiple points of view is never an issue for me. I hope to work with you on any written content you need crafted or tightened. Please contact me if you have questions about my services or if I may be of assistance to you.

    $16.50 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Andre Ouellette

    Andre Ouellette

    Writer and translator/ecrivain et traducteur

    Canada - Last active: 07/08/2014 - Tests: 2

    In 1978, I graduated in French Literature in college and in 1982 Communication and Cinema at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Since over a year now, I've worked with Textbroker, writing or translating about four dozen texts, along with being a regular translator for a web buziness firm located in France. I also have two novels, each the first tome of a twelve books series, already submitted to different publishers and a third series in the works. I wrote a few articles for a local French newspaper and wrote or translated several technical texts for a local Quebec plumbing appliance company, a job I also did for over twenty years with martial arts organizations from local to international levels. En 1978, j'ai gradué en Lettres Françaises du collège et en Communication et Cinéma à l'Université Laval (Québec, Canada) en 1982. Je travaille pour Textbroker depuis un peu plus d'un an maintenant, composant et traduisant environ quatre douzaines de textes tout en étant régulièrement traducteur pour une firme web de France. J'ai aussi deux romans, chacun le tome initial d'une série de douze titres actuellement soumis chez divers éditeurs et une troisième en marche. J'ai écrit quelques articles dans un journal Français local et composé ou traduit plusieurs textes techniques pour une robinetterie locale durant cinq ans et, pendant plus de vingt ans, pour des organisations d'arts martiaux du niveau local jusqu'à l'international.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Camilla Thu

    Camilla Thu

    About me

    Norway - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    Hi my name is Camilla, and I'm 18 years old. I've always had a passion for writing, my writing skill are very good, and so is my English language, both oral and written. I can translate documents from English-Norwegian/Norwegian-English. My work experience is mostly working in supermarkets, so I have a bit of experience with PR and sale, and working with other people. If there is any more information that is needed about my experience or about myself, contact me.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Michael Sage

    Michael Sage

    Professional Authoring Services

    South Africa - Last active: 09/04/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an author, poet and businessman and am seeking opportunities to further boost my writing skills in all fields with the accent on articles, blogs, website content and copywriting. I offer my professional services and guarantee satisfaction. My English language skills are excellent, with English being my mother tongue. My passion lies with all things inspirational. Have authored a book called "The Promise of Success" and have read and been inspired by many famous authors. I have written numerous poems and coined scores of quotes mainly on the inspirational side. (Samples of my writings are available for perusal on request) Have also been in many fields of business from trucking to banking, clothing, retail, fmcg, life insurance and investments. An avid sports follower of cricket, rugby and soccer with my main sporting passion being with Formula 1. Raced for numerous years in both saloon cars and single seaters. Have travelled to numerous countries from smaller islands such as Mauritius and the Canary Islands to counties such as Portugal, England, Holland , Germany, Austria, United States of America, Namibia, South Africa etc.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Peter Chesterton

    Peter Chesterton


    China - Last active: 11/11/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Putting what I hear and experience into words is what I love. I am passionate about words, and enjoy writing, proofreading and editing. It has to jump of the page! I completed a Bachelor of Media Arts degree majoring in Journalism alongside a NZQA National diploma of Journalism. Following this I did a Graduate Diploma in anthropology and sociology to specialize in social sciences. My overall marks were in the top 5% of my faculty. Using my writing skills, experience and knowledge gained from my life experiences and education I can quickly research and create interesting copy on any topic. I am a friendly, driven guy who thrives on deadlines and loves new challenges.

    $13.33 /hr
    2 hours
  7. Kaylin Sapp

    Kaylin Sapp

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

    Hello! I am a former high school teacher and am currently working as a department store executive, attempting to supplement my income with jobs whose hours I am able to work around my current job. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, and have taught English, literature, Beginning Latin, creative writing, and spelling on both the elementary and high school levels. I also have had a successful career in retail merchandising and retail management, thereby demonstrating excellent communication and customer service skills. Currently I work as a sales manager for a major department store, while also working as a web and graphics designer part-time for a local non-profit organization. My first love, however, always has and will be creative writing, especially for the young adult genres. I believe there exists a dearth of quality literature for the Middle Grades especially, and the dream of my life is to do some small part to fill that void. I am endeavoring to fulfill that by beginning a career as a freelancer in any writing venue possible. I have wanted to write creatively for the Young Adult genre ever since I first discovered that my beloved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys serieses were ghostwritten by whom I regarded as a very lucky writer. I wrote my first one hundred fifty-page novelette when I was fourteen, followed by a series of ten others, and have not stopped writing since then. While I have not had work other than a poem published, that has not prevented me from pursuing my first love as a hobby while making a living elsewhere. I have over a decade of creative writing experience, four years of which has been in a more public (internet forum) format. I specifically prefer the fantasy, science fiction, adventure, and mystery genres in the Middle Grades, and am familiar with most major literary phenomena in those genres. Serieses such as the Harry Potter and Narnia stories, in addition to the aforementioned mystery serieses of my childhood, are my primary sources of inspiration. On this site, I have primarily written product descriptions and educational material, because those projects fit best with my schedule. As a couple of those were fixed rate, that is why my "hours worked" are lower than my actual experience would indicate.

    $11.00 /hr
    6 hours
  8. Justin Jessel

    Justin Jessel

    Justin of Many Trades Artistic

    United States - Last active: 03/24/2013 - Tests: 2

    Hello. I am a writer, actor, and video editor. I suppose I should say more than that though. I my current job is a video-editing one, where I will weekly find, film, direct, and edit videos for a local church youth group. I also act and direct locally, and have taught classes on various acting and directing subjects, including improvisation. I am also a published writer, and have articles, both humorous and informative, on various websites and pages online. My goal is to continue to write for a living, through editorial reviews, humorous articles, and fiction and poetry.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Sandra McGinnis

    Sandra McGinnis

    MPH, Writer and Health Educator

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    Objective: To use my excellent writing and editing skills to create and refine useful online articles preferably on topics of health and wellness. I have five years of experience working as a health educator at a major university. My responsibilities included, but were not limited to: * Writing articles for and publishing a quarterly health newsletter * Creating handouts tailored specifically to an audience * Educating students one on one and in classrooms on topics such as stress, nutrition, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, and media literacy * Designing and promoting campus-wide health awareness events * Collecting, analyzing, and reporting critical data on student health behavior Currently, I am a member of a creative writers' group in which I both write and edit short stories. My passion for health, my talent for clear and concise writing, and my keen observational skills will be an asset to any company.

    $14.72 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Lilibeth Ballesteros

    Lilibeth Ballesteros

    All around digital marketer and marketing strategist

    Philippines - Last active: 10/15/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

    At the core, I am a marketer who seeks to understand the behavioral patterns and key motivators behind a product's target audience. What sets me apart is my drive to execute a project intelligently, melding all my skill sets together to achieve the best output for my client, however big or small the job may be. As a digital marketer, I have years of experience implementing SEO strategies and creating Search Engine Marketing strategies for different businesses from small-medium, to brands under multinational companies. I also have years under my belt as creative director, overseeing a group of graphic designers, copywriters and web developers. My foundations lie in design, being a graduate of Fine Arts, major in Visual Communication. I also have a strong background in creative writing, and can adapt my writing style based on the requirements of a project.

    $11.11 /hr
    1 hours