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  1. Josh Bugosh

    Josh Bugosh

    Professional Writer/ Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 12/07/2014 - Tests: 1

    Writing Over the past decade, I have solidified my skills in non-fiction writing, having been published in many newsletters, papers, and websites. I have recently expanded my writing skills into fiction as well, and am very enthusiastic about pursuing this medium. I am interested in creative writing jobs that require creative content, whether it be a press release, article, or a fiction story. Graphic Design For the past two years, I have amassed valuable experience as a graphic designer, using Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress. I seek jobs involving logo design/company branding, website banners and advertisements, and fliers, posters, and covers.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  2. JP Lewis

    JP Lewis

    Writer / Producer / Media Specialist

    United States - Last active: 08/24/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Mr. Lewis brings 20+ years of media experience to your project with clear communication skills, a focus on goals and objectives, an eye for aesthetic design and efficiency in providing common sense solutions. He has written and produced projects for broadcast / cable television, DVD, Internet, radio and print media. His experience encompasses all phases of production from project planning to marketing and analysis.

    $27.78 /hr
    7 hours
  3. Mitchell Young

    Mitchell Young

    Motivated Writer and Filmmaker

    United States - Last active: 12/20/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a driven self-starter who takes pride in going above and beyond in any project I undertake, no matter how small. I love any type of writing, especially the creative sort. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Film, with an emphasis in Production and Screenwriting. I have a variety of experience in writing - notably in the fields of journalism, copywriting, and marketing and public relations. I run my own non profit called Rock for Justice, which seeks to combine artists and creators with social justice causes to spark unique movements of fundraising and social work. Language is a passion of mine and I am always seeking to improve my language learning skills. Aside from English, I am fluent (in writing and speaking) in Spanish, French, and Japanese and am currently studying German and Arabic. It's one my life goals to travel to every continent and absorb as much of other people's cultures as possible. I also run a creative writing, music, and travel blog in my free time.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Jose Ricardo Sevilla

    Jose Ricardo Sevilla

    Writer Extraordinaire - Can basically write about anything...

    Philippines - Last active: 09/30/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    My main objective is the application and further honing of acquired skills and knowledge in Psychology and Creative Writing within the various fields of industry._ _ I'm a budding writer that is very willing to learn and be of help to any and all clients that would be willing to hire me. My skills include data entry, creative and technical writing. I'm also familiar with Internet usage as well as using the various Microsoft programs to its full extent. I also am familiar with the various Internet based communication portals such as Twitter, friendster, my space, etc. I have also been blogging unprofessionally for two years now.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Naysan Albaytar

    Naysan Albaytar

    Experienced Team Leader, Article Writer, and Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have been handling a group of writers for several years now --- managing projects, editing and writing articles, providing feedback, and mentoring. I have extensive experience in writing SEO and keyword-optimized copies, blogging, and editing/proofreading/rewriting articles. I am also familiar with HTML, WordPress, and article spinning using The Best Spinner software. I am skilled in research and organization, and I can work well under pressure --- I have no problem meeting deadlines. Outside of online writing, other experiences that I have are feature and news writing, academic writing, creative writing (fiction and poetry), and teaching. I am particularly interested in writing projects that involve topics about the environment and green living, travel, education, and psychology. I am also open to virtual assistant positions. I am well versed in the use of Microsoft Office applications. I also have a keen eye for details, and I am good at planning and organizing.

    $16.67 /hr
    2 hours
  6. Linda K.

    Linda K.

    Strong Writing, Proofreading, and Editing Skills

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

    I've worked for O Desk clients for some time now, taking a variety of jobs, and my niche has become editing and proofreading a wide range of materials. The strength of my skills stems from a lifetime of being an avid reader and my extensive experience in writing fluently and effectively in my professional endeavors. I hold a master's degree in experimental psychology and teach part-time at a community college. In the course and scope of my teaching and research endeavors, I produce and edit a great deal of academic writing on a formal and informal basis. I previously worked in a paralegal capacity for over 15 years and did extensive technical writing during that time. Examples of my web-oriented writing may be seen at . I have worked with computers and a wide variety of software for over 30 years and am a proficient user of Microsoft Office software. I am primarily interested in short-term fixed-rate jobs, but if the right hourly and/or long-term opportunity comes along that fits in with my teaching schedule, I will not rule it out.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours


    ESL Teacher, Translator and Writer

    Mexico - Last active: 09/02/2014

    - Over twenty-five years of experience teaching regular education, grades K- 12 in private schools, adults in language schools and corporate training and on-line education - Almost 20 years of experience as an interpreter-translator English-Spanish-English. - Hands-on experience in teacher training, curricula development, instructional design and article and fiction writing.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Drew Peeples

    Drew Peeples

    Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/31/2013 - Tests: 3

    I have been interested in writing since my youth, and began harping on my skills during my high school years. I pursued and received a Bachelor's in Literature and Language, which opened my horizon on European Literature and the writing techniques associated with these selected works. Most of my professional work experience has been in the food industry, and this has prepared me in customer networks and gratification. I am able to rise as a leader at the appropriate time, yet know the moments to take a step back.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Donna S.

    Donna S.

    Excellent Wordsmith: Creative, Nonfiction, Web Content, Personal.

    United States - Last active: 05/08/2014 - Tests: 5

    Hello, I am comfortable and experienced with both creative and nonfiction writing. I have worked with editing and shaping a manuscript and have experience writing about varied subjects, from literature to business topics. I will use my background, knowledge and expertise to write compelling copy, edit or create new content for you. I am flexible, open and trustworthy. I take direction well and am not afraid to ask for clarification. I hope to hear from you soon, Donna

    $38.89 /hr
    6 hours
  10. Jennifer V.

    Jennifer V.

    Copywriter | Editor: 10+ years experience

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I've spent ten years helping M.D.s and Ph.D.s at Stanford; now I can help you, too! I've edited hundreds of scientific journal articles and grant proposals, fiction, non-fiction, business communications, science, academic, and technical writing. Put this unique breadth of experience to work for you, and I'll make your writing sing. I have frequently worked with foreign professionals, polishing their writing to make the perfect impression. Bring me your proofreading, your old copy, your "it's just missing something but I don't know what!", and I'll be happy to help you put that final shine on it. Additionally, I've spent over two years developing new content for websites from product sales to blogging. If you need some copywriting done, drop me a line and I'll be happy to talk to you about your latest project.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours