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  1. Ryan Almeida

    Ryan Almeida

    Copywriter, Web Content Expert and Wordaddict

    United Arab Emirates - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    Having written on a wide variety of topics ranging from tourism to software technicalities and everything in between, my copywriting experience spans over 7 years of working with clients who insist on getting more bang for their buck. I believe developing hypnotic sales copy and stand-out marketing content requires doing more than just writing some pretty lines on a piece of paper and sending it across to potential customers. You content needs to reflect the value it can offer others and how it can change their lives for the better. It has to flow right and engage customers into a conversation. Make them believe that "You’re the man" Every business is focused on one thing – making money. With content being at the heart of every business, getting it right can seal the deal with your customers. That’s where I come in.

    $30.00 /hr
    549 hours
  2. Norah V.

    Norah V.

    Jack of all Trades writer-editor-researcher

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a jack of all trades writer who is passionate about words, ideas, and helping my clients realize the potential of their ideas. I have a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Currently I'm a freelance writer and researcher, but until recently I was a member of the English faculty at Northern Virginia Community College, where I taught composition and literature. My writing, editing, and research experience is varied. It includes helping corporate clients showcase the stories and histories that define what their companies are all about, producing books, videos, and exhibits. I've also written book reviews and author interviews. I've done academic research and co-authored a paper presentation. I've created media for a public park, written curriculum, taught writing workshops, and am in the final stages of preparing my own novel for publication.

    $33.00 /hr
    47 hours
  3. Tom S. Johnson

    Tom S. Johnson

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    A writer, copyeditor, and/or proofreader for 7 years, Tom Johnson has edited and/or written fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, plays, teleplays, video scripts, concert scripts, web content, blogs, feature articles, comic strips, and comic books. Recently, Tom edited African Dance with Passion by Kukuwa Nuamah, which was just published by Cognella. He also worked as an editor on Michael Riscica's new eBook How to Pass the ARE and as a proofreader on his popular architecture blog. Tom's plays have been produced for the New York International Fringe Festival, Where Eagles Dare Theatre in Midtown Manhattan, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Tom studied editorial techniques under Jackie Landis and playwriting under Jon Jory and Michael Dixon.

    $12.22 /hr
    969 hours
  4. Ramon B.

    Ramon B.

    Content optimised to perfection.

    United Kingdom - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Postgraduate historian with a 1st class degree in English and History. Moreover, I have two years experience as an ESL teacher. I can offer fast, meticulous and reliable assistance at a reasonable rate. I am a voracious reader, and well-versed in both fiction and non-fiction, I also have a keen interest in current affairs and try to keep up to date on what's going on throughout the world. While I try to offer a diverse range of services related to the English language, I particularly enjoy assisting non-native speakers in editing work to ensure fluency. Having lived abroad, I know how frustrating inter-language communication can be, and offer an accordingly friendly and supportive service. I also love editing fantasy books, I have been a fan of the genre since a very young age, and am skilled at revising and editing works for maximum clarity, imagery, characterisation and humour. Besides this, I appear to have a real knack for spotting those little inconsistencies that often creep into fictional writing. No explicit material please, or anything that could be considered prejudiced or discriminatory.

    $20.00 /hr
    110 hours
  5. Rosemary anne K.

    Rosemary anne K.

    Words work wonders - share your story!

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    With English as my mother tongue, I enjoy carefully choosing words and shaping sentences which communicate clearly and colorfully. I believe in the power of written words and I aim to encourage, inspire and motivate. My passion is to share the personal stories of courageous and inspiring people -normal, ordinary people with amazing stories but no time or inclination to write for themselves. Do you feel that your life experiences and the struggles you have overcome could be used to help others, especially the next generation? But you don’t know where to start? I would love to help you capture in writing those priceless truths and make them accessible to many people who are just waiting to be encouraged and motivated through what you have learned.

    $20.00 /hr
    36 hours
  6. Nicholas M.

    Nicholas M.

    Accomplished Author

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    With a Masters in Creative Writing and a versatile writing ability, I am an asset for organizations and individuals seeking a writer. Along with my education, I am an accomplished author, with a 2011 release of "White Collar Woman" (Romance/Fiction) and a 2012 release of EXIT: How to Leave Debt Forever (Finance/Non-Fiction). My eBook of EXIT made it to #1 on Amazon! Along with my writing accomplishments, I hold a Master Degree in Creative Writing/Fine Arts, a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, and an Associate Degree in Marketing.

    $25.00 /hr
    69 hours
  7. 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!

    $12.00 /hr
    203 hours
  8. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an argentinian writer with an almost complete degree in Literature and Spanish at Universidad de Buenos Aires. I've been studying English since elementary school (Certificate of Advanced English from Cambridge University), lived in USA and Brazil for almost a year and currently in Colombia. All this traveling have shown me a huge picture of the use of language in different parts of the world. I have six years of experience in teaching and translating and I have published short stories and academic essays in books and specialized magazines. As a writer I'm willing to write, ghostwrite and/or proofread fiction and non-fiction high quality texts in Spanish. Regarding teaching, I love going beyond grammar and enjoy working with movies and short stories, I always personalize my lessons according to my student's interests. When it comes to translation, I'm able to provide accurate products Spanish/English, English/Spanish, Portuguese/English, Portuguese/Spanish.

    $15.00 /hr
    213 hours
  9. Jollyjoie Serad

    Jollyjoie Serad

    creative writer, editor, proofreader, logo designer, video editor

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    When I was still a college student, I became a writer in our official school publication. In fact, my position started from the lowest, as to being the correspondent, editorial assistant, Literary Editor, Opinion Editor, Features Editor, Associate Editor until I became the Editor-in-Chief before I graduated my degree. I really supposed to take Journalism as my degree course, yet, my academic scholarship really wants to have a degree with a Licensure Examinations right after earning it. That's why I thought of taking Bachelor of Education so that I can still make use of my writing skills and even encourage my students and other people to do so. I was also a scrabble player since elementary of the same school where I graduated. With this kind of sports, I was able to widen my fluency and vocabulary in English. And now, I am even the coach of our scrabble team and we champed different tournaments already the moment I started to be their coach. We even reached the National Finals and still champed. We were also supposed to go to Birmingham, London last December for the World Youth Scrabble Challenge, but due to lack of support, we were not able to grace the opportuned event. Also, I coach essay writing competitions every time there are inter-school contests and of course, we do not go home without taking places in the contests. Aside from writing, editing and proofreading, I am also into making logos and designs. I have successfully lay-outed a tarpaulin for all occasions, arranged our own school publication layout and made logos for different fields.

    $10.00 /hr
    95 hours
  10. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Creating dynamic copy for busy people.


    Hi there, I'm Barb. I am a native-English writer specializing in technical writing and copywriting, as well as editing and proofreading. I understand and use effective SEO and social media management practices for my clients. I am based in Hamilton, Ontario and have 10+ years experience writing technical, industrial, business, marketing, and academic materials. I work with my clients until they express satisfaction on their project. Please note that I would like to work with you to develop my reputation through the Elance platform. I am flexible regarding proposal terms and rates of pay in order to build my online presence. I look forward to working with you!

    $28.00 /hr
    56 hours