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  1. Kate Queen

    Kate Queen

    Screenwriter

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

    Professional screenwriter (links to movies, scripts, and recommendations available upon request). I got my start in stand up comedy, so humor is my specialty; dark, clever, or raunchy. I also have experience in drama, horror, and sci-fi. I know how to combine lovable characters with a high-concept premise to make your script sell. Below is a link to my profile on my agent's website: http://therobbcompany.com/queen.html

    $44.44 /hr
    291 hours
    4.96
  2. Shelly Lu

    Shelly Lu

    English to Traditional Chinese Translator/Copywriter

    Taiwan - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    About Shelly Hello everyone! I am a native Mandarin speaker who grew up in Taiwan with Traditional Chinese as the main writing style.I have been a contracted translator for Stuff Magazine since 2009, and also have been a freelancer focusing on translating and copywriting for advertisements, websites, poems, and books. I have worked with International corporations including DHL, Nestlé, P&G and Panasonic. With a diverse working background in Marketing, Financial Public Relations, Entertainment Industry, and Social Welfare for over 10 years, I am able to cover a broad range of topics in Marketing, Finance, Branding, Managements, logistics, self-help, IT, traveling, etc. I speak Taiwanese (native), Mandarin (native), English (fluent) and Cantonese (fluent). For further details and profile, please contact me via my personal website shellytranslates.com

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $33.33 /hr
    78 hours
    5.00
  3. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  4. Victor Interiano

    Victor Interiano

    Senior designer and copywriter, experience creator.

    El Salvador - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Job Experience: I'm a copywriter and designer with 9 years of experience, i would love to create the blog entries and reviews you need, i have worked as a content creator in global advertising agencies like BBDO, JWT, Lowe & Partners, where presentations were created in daily basis in front of clients like Pepsi, Scotiabank, Hyundai and many other high profile companies, including Luxury Real State companies. Please take a couple of minutes to check my Portfolio: http://issuu.com/vicinteriano/docs/portfolio2013vic Specialties: Development of concepts into campaigns. Creative strategies. Bilingual culture (spanish/english) Expertise in copywriting. Expertise in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and the CS6 Suit. Aptitudes: Proactive and propositive personality. Professional experience on the creative process and project management. Ability to deal with multiple projects at the same time in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. LinkedIn: sv.linkedin.com/in/vicinteriano

    $38.89 /hr
    403 hours
    4.85
  5. Danielle B.

    Danielle B.

    Top Notch Food Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Food is my passion. I have been in the restaurant industry for 10 years and have a degree from one of the best culinary schools in the U.S. Getting people educated and excited about food is what I am all about. I have a wide array of experience including developing meal plans for families, cooking in fine dining restaurants, and teaching culinary classes. I have an eye for detail and am dedicated to outstanding work that is sure to please every time. Some of my favorite subjects include: *nutrition* *food history* *weight loss* *gluten-free* *juicing* *vegetarian* *ethnic cuisine* *natural and organic* *recipes for animals and pets* *dietary restrictions (Celiac's Crohn's, IBS, etc.)* *food culture* *humanely raised meats* I specialize in the following services: - recipe creation - cookbooks - menu development and design - food styling - photography - recipe costing - recipe research - Copyscape approved recipe rewrites - culinary articles and Ebook writing (without formatting)

    $25.00 /hr
    206 hours
    4.94
  6. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    154 hours
    4.98
  7. Leslaw Fiutowski

    Leslaw Fiutowski

    Polish translator, interpreter, copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Freelance Translator and Interpreter, I perform myself Polish-English, English-Polish translations in economics, business, agriculture, statistics and general translations. I’m doing interpreting for NHS in Northamptonshire and in courts and police in UK as well. Main and recent customers are: • Applied Language Solutions – Court and Police interpreting • Pearl Lingustics Ltd. – NHS interpreting • Convocco Ltd. – Public service interpreting • Konsta GmbH – translation of emails and all necessary documentation • European Telematics Installations Mobilevalley Ltd. – facilitation of customer service • http://www.fisz.co.uk/ Polish translation services – freelance translator • and many others. I'm holder of Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (option law) I write financial and business articles for Axonn Media in London on daily basis. I used to write financial, business and entrepreneurial articles for educationa purposes for National Bank of Poland internet portal. Here you can find some projects with references: http://www.peopleperhour.com/people/leslaw/polish-translator-freelance-writer/179600 https://uk.linkedin.com/in/polishtranslator

    $27.78 /hr
    4,489 hours
    5.00
  8. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies, and producing content, for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,794 hours
    5.00
  9. Roane Beard

    Roane Beard

    Viral Visual Storytelling

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

    ROANE BEARD is a freelance writer specializing in short scripts for explainer videos, corporate trainings, and YouTube, along with creative writing for table top role-playing games and video games. He also creates screencast videos and presentations for education and small businesses. He was the founder, CEO and Lead Thinker at Think Now Education, a small business aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students afterschool, and is the creative force behind Newshounds Journalism Club. His newest project is his beautiful baby girl. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

    $55.56 /hr
    333 hours
    4.98
  10. Christina W.

    Christina W.

    Freelance Writer/ SMM/ Content Management

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

    You work hard to ensure that your products and services are the best! Why take chances with the words that represent them? Trust your writing assignments to a professional who knows how to listen, how to keep your messages clear and compelling and makes your company look terrific in print. In addition to crafting original written content for businesses, I am also a skilled Social Media Manager (SMM) specializing in Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest marketing. I have written for a variety of niche markets but my specialties include the jewelry, funeral, and wedding industries. I also have an extensive sales, internet marketing, and customer service background. I am an excellent communicator and take the time to really get to know you, your business, and the best way I can assist you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    $85.00 /hr
    1,843 hours
    4.99