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  1. Andaru Suhud

    Andaru Suhud


    Indonesia - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I have written for various articles, mostly music based webzines, and translated for a prestigious law firm (English to Indonesian) in Indonesia and for The Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (Indonesian-English). Please feel free to contact me for translating (English-Indonesian/Indonesian-English), ghost writing, or other writing tasks. For, your peace of mind I have a TOEFL score of 623 which should more than qualifies me to translate your works. I have good work ethics under pressure, and have the ability to deliver when it comes to deadlines.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,903 hours
  2. Ricky Woods

    Ricky Woods


    South Africa - Last active: 09/06/2013 - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a native-English speaker who is passionate about words: written and spoken.I hold a bachelor's degree in both English and Afrikaans en Nederlands,and I have had more than 25 years' experience in the field of teaching, editing, proofreading, writing and public speaking in English.I know the value of fast, accurate work and I really love to use my skills in this area to deliver work of the highest standard. I guarantee that the job will be done according to the client's expectations.My oDesk jobs have included article research and writing, story writing, ghost writing, creating language material for English SL;developing study courses in a range of subjects and a lot of editing: academic papers and thousands of web articles.

    $27.78 /hr
    364 hours
  3. Rock D.

    Rock D.

    Executive Affairs and Operations Specialist

    United States - Last active: 10/31/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm a jack of all trades. Whether I'm fulfilling my rewarding role as VP at a non-profit, handling my hectic role as executive assistant for a Lean Innovation team or am pushing people to improve their health and fitness, I continually maintain a positive attitude and seek growth. I deliver the best at all times and strive to add value to any project I take on (and I take on a lot of them!). I possess an excellent long-term work ethic and strength in boosting company morale and creativity.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,898 hours
  4. Ian Erickson

    Ian Erickson

    Market Research Analyst

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I am looking for clients who need an independent analyst to study trends in the market place, and to present them with a sound marketing strategy based on results of the research study. I have several years of experience in the following: - Analyzing sales trends to optimize marketing strategy price setting - Scrutinizing current and perspective ROI of media and marketing projects - Determining the optimize price of products for sale - Accurately predicting the price of inventory for resale I have also written several articles pertaining to international business trends and concerns. These include movement in Japan and China's production forecast, to how Olympic athletes and sponsors used social media, to the lost profit caused by workplace bullying. These articles can be found by searching for my name at the online medium Guardian Liberty Voice (

    $25.00 /hr
    190 hours
  5. Michelle K Wu

    Michelle K Wu

    Former Newspaper Editor, 7 yrs Experience as a Proofreader/Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/01/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor with 6 years of experience working in the newsroom at a major U.S. newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. I have a BA in Journalism and Mass Media. I'm now working as a freelance writer and editor based in the Bay Area. At WSJ, I edited and proofread articles for the newspaper and the website. I also managed blogs, curated the homepage, and worked on the iPad and Android apps. I specialize in quick, tight copyediting and a keen eye for grammar and style. I'm an expert at breaking down complex topics and revising clunky copy to make it flow, while maintaining the writer's voice.

    $32.00 /hr
    140 hours
  6. Andrew Ward

    Andrew Ward

    Nationally Published Journalist, Copy Editor and Public Relations Rep.

    United States - Last active: 07/11/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    With a multi-faceted skill set that spans journalism to public relations, I have demonstrated the ability to adapt to the needs of any position that requires creative content. Currently, my work can be seen as a journalist for AOL's Daily Finance, AOL Jobs and Barnes and Noble's The MindHut. Additionally, I serve as the Copy Editor and Public Relations representative for AOL's editorial series "This Built America." Prior to joining AOL, I wrote and edited for several interests spanning business, sports and night life. I am familiar with multiple content management systems (CMS) and learn new concepts quickly. I am available to perform social media, research and project management duties as well. I am a native English speaker that is ready to work for you. Hiring me ensures that your tasks will be met on time with the highest quality of content.

    $35.00 /hr
    279 hours
  7. Christine S.

    Christine S.

    Social Media Marketing/Content Writer/Blog Writer/Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    My objective is to work in a challenging and fulfilling work atmosphere where I can use my communication, problem solving, and writing skills to prove my expertise. I have a strong work ethic and I will continually learn to advance in the job that I have. I am extremely familiar with working remotely and communicating via the internet. I have strong experience with computer programs and learning new platforms. I have an AA in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in English/Education.

    $25.00 /hr
    715 hours
  8. Gemma Holdway

    Gemma Holdway

    Writer, Screenwriter, Researcher, Script Analyst, Journalist

    Canada - Last active: 06/03/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a writer looking to expand my freelance experience. My background is in journalism and film. I've worked in broadcast journalism as an Assistant Producer on news and documentary programming. I've also written articles for a variety of publications. I have excellent research skills as well as video production and editing experience. Script writing is my greatest passion. I've written several feature screenplays and television pilots to date. My experience also expands to copy writing and story editing.

    $33.33 /hr
    28 hours
  9. Clement S.

    Clement S.

    ebook Writer, Editor, Print books, Graphic designer, cover.ePublishing

    Kenya - Last active: 01/24/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    For the past 10 years I have written, edited and designed books, both print and ebook versions, for several authors on various topics. I'm well adept in ebooks, book writing, typesetting & formatting, PDF, covers, editing, designing and publishing. I'm very familiar with Amazon KDP, createspace, lulu, iTunes, Barnes & Noble publishing. I am also skilled in researching what I need to produce high quality book content, and can use search engines such as,, Google,, and Yahoo! Search proficiently. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to message me. I look forward to helping you input data, write, proofread, and edit existing document or books and offer constructive criticism, and more, and I am available for a full time opportunity. Let's join hands and work together!

    $27.68 /hr
    41 hours