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Patrick Mallon

Patrick Mallon

Creative Writer and Cartoonist

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

Hello, my name is Pat Mallon. I'm the author of the sci-fi adventure, Seefer Elliot and the World Aside Ours, and the children's humor, Reluctantly-Told Tales of Egg-Boy. I also contribute short stories and musings throughout the Interwebs. You can see some of my illustrative work at, which is the landing site for my webcomic, Milk for Dead Hamsters. It can be racy at times, so if you're easily offended, I'd recommend passing on the link. I enjoy what I do and welcome new projects. Maybe yours is my next endeavor. High fives! Pat Mallon

95% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
53 hours

David A.

David A.

Because Quality must not be Expensive

Spain - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

Professional English- Spanish translator, writer and VA, native of Spain with several experience working in various experience in several topics. I focused my work into offering the best for any kind of project that goes to me. Instead of subject, objective or source, I am committed, with quality as this translation or VA work will make the difference for yourself. As Spanish native, I can assure you the best result from any text. Make yourself a favor and help your work goes far, allowing to get in touch with every Spanish speaker around the world. Something that only a Spain native translator like me could do. And more, because translation, writing and VA work have a vital importance for a buyer because it show his public image. Quality is a must, and customers take cares so. Something showed in my portfolio with lots of satisfied customers those recommend my services. No trouble about how large or small is your job, I can get to any shoe, as you require. Translation: I specialize in ENG - ESP pair, where I offer translation services for all kinds of text and content: manuals, websites and software, sales papers, books and eBooks and anything that your business might require. My qualification in business and marketing helps your text to be better if your goal is achieved more sales, more customers, improve your company image or any other required objective. And if you need a more didactic or compressive text, as a sample for a manual or a textbook, I also can get the best of your text to help your readers to get in touch. Writing: on the same way of previous work, we also can create any kind of Spanish text for your website, manual, software, sales campaigns and nearly everything that you can need. If the text to be written or translated requires SEO purposes, it could be implemented too. Also happens with marketing or educative texts. You will get your text fitted into your main objective. Just let me know what you need and get it done, fast and accurate. VA work: experience is a must for a good VA. Experiences build both in offline and online work. I have spent several years on customer support, administrative and organization positions so I know what is needed to do and, best of all, how doing it better. The same happens in real world, where I have worked into customer and sales support for a travel site, or on sales support for a financial site. So just let me know what you need to be done and sit to watch it done. I fit to your project length and extension, offering great quality and short delivery, but without losing any quality in the process. Work is always done looking for best results, no trouble how much effort must I use to get it. So just tell me what is on your mind and together will find the best way to make it done

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
353 hours

Hannah Harrison

Hannah Harrison

Freelance Writer

United States - Portfolio: 8

As a freelance writer, one of my biggest concerns is making sure you're happy with the final product. I will work with you to make sure that you get exactly what you want in a timely manner on every project, every time. I have extensive experience in fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing. I'm a fast learner and an efficient perfectionist. I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. I would love to work with you!

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
203 hours

Katherine G.

Katherine G.

1st place Spanish Spelling Skills/4.9 Spanish Vocabulary Skills Test

Colombia - Tests: 5

During the past three years I have written essays, sales texts, poems and articles. My goal is to provide business professionals who require a Spanish writing service with high quality texts. I am interested in any kind of Spanish writing job since I love reading in Spanish, working on my laptop, and writing; I am patient, highly organized, committed to my client's needs, and I can work well under pressure. I am also a proofreader, sales writer and copy-writer. Some of my skills are: A thorough knowledge of the Spanish grammar Social literacy Creative writer Customer care Typing speed: 45 wpm

88% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
105 hours

Shelley Stoehr

Shelley Stoehr

writer, ghost writer, copy editor, proofreader

United States - Portfolio: 9

Award-winning novelist with four novels published by a major publisher (now Random House, was BDD, back-in-print through iUniverse), one self-published novella, two co-authored novels, and four short stories published in anthologies. Please feel free to Google me (Shelley Stoehr), or to check out my books on Amazon or Goodreads. Editor, proofreader, ghostwriter -- 20+ years, fiction and non-fiction. 5-star feedback. I have included a variety of writing samples in my Elance portfolio, including an excerpt from a novel. In addition to writing my own work, I run a critique group, and I have edited, copy edited, proofread and provided story notes for several up-and-coming authors (references available upon request). One of my authors has secured an agent for his thriller, who is presently working on a three-book deal for him. I am passionate, as well as quite skilled as a writer and an editor, and I love to help authors in their process towards achieving their dreams.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
393 hours

Claire Bolgil

Claire Bolgil

The Travel and Real Estate Writer

Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 27

I am a professional freelance travel writer and real estate writer with a Bachelor of Arts who has been writing for a living since 2007. Passionate about travel and all things real estate, these are the areas I have chosen to specialize in, though my creative writing skills are put to good use in many other areas too. I am always striving to produce the best quality writing that exceeds my clients' expectations and gives them exactly what they want first time. My feedback ratings speak for themselves, as does the fact that over a third of my clients are repeat customers, and as a result I have made my way up the ranks in Elance. I am consistently ranked within the top 0.1% of all individual writers, and within the top 5 "travel writing" and "real estate writing" professionals. If you're looking for a dedicated, professional, timely, and highly creative travel writer or real estate writer for your next project please do get in touch.

96% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
117 hours

Ferdaws Boukhris

Ferdaws Boukhris

ENG/FR Writer/Translator, Mechanical&Design Engineer

France - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

Hi :) I am a French-mechanical engineer, and here are my skills: Translations: From French To English From English To French Use of CAT tools (OmegaT) Copywriting: Health Sport Beauty Science IN French and/or English Subtitling: Use of Subtitle Workshop Subtitle videos in any language into French or English Design: Use of CAD Tools (SolidWorks/CATIA/...) I can design anything as I will soon be a mechanical engineer !

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
36 hours

Iskra Jovanovska

Iskra Jovanovska

Mathematician, writer, animator... very creative.

Serbia - Portfolio: 7

Hello, everyone! What can I say, I'm mathematician, because it's sort of family tradition, but also I'm writer and animator, because it's my personal decision. I enjoy writing stories different then anything I've ever read, but more then anything else, I prefer songwriting. English is not my native language, but I assure you, you won't notice a big difference(true, my knowledge of local street terms is not very well). Anyway, I'm very hardworking and creative, and if that is what you need-I'm right person for you. Best wishes to you all!

92% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
116 hours

Brittany F.

Brittany F.

You give me requirements, I give you results.

United States

Marketing Strategist // Content Specialist Learn more at I work full-time for a technology-driven marketing company, and I wear many hats. As it turns out, I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none -- except writing. I have a BA in English, and during college, I was a communications fellow for a clean energy non-profit and a staff writer for my university's newspaper. More recently, I was an editorial intern-turned-assistant for a reputable nonprofit encyclopedia, and I continue to generate content as a social media and marketing specialist for a grassroots-but-growing cancer charity. My availability is somewhat limited at only 5-10 hours/week, but I work quickly, am self-motivated, and have a keen eye for detail. But all you really need to know is this: you give me requirements, I give you results.

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
153 hours

Nathalie M.

Nathalie M.

English to French translator (french native speaker)

France - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

I am a French native speaker, and I understand english as my own language. I am fully dedicated to any job I started and very professional. I am a hard worker, willing to deliver accurate translation within the time frame. I am honest about what I can do or not. Of course all my translations are 100% human. I am looking for a long term partnership. All documents transmitted and conversations will remain totally confidential. Previous employers have been very satisfied by my work, as you may see on the feedbacks left. So don't hesitate to contact me. I am available for : translation from english to french, french proofreading, french writing, transcription, typing and voice recording, and more.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
1,701 hours