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  1. Lori Stephens

    Lori Stephens

    Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    * Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 published trade titles, as well as virtually every type of business documentation, and have self-published five books. Notable clients include Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Disney Internet Group, Prentice Hall, Gartner, and Rosetta Stone. ------ TESTIMONIALS ------------------------------------------------ “I was very pleased with the level of attention I received. The work was performed in a timely manner. Lori went above and beyond what was expected. She took a process that I considered ‘overwhelming’ and broke it down into simple process that I could easily understand and follow.” — Shawn Brookshier, The Happy Moments: Moving out of Anxiety and Depression “From my first contact with you until my book was fully edited, I was impressed with your professional approach. You helped me shape [my book] into its final, polished form with tact and rock-solid editing skills. It was a joy to work with you.” — John Hastings, The Drawing Breakthrough Book “The work performed was beyond my expectations. My experience was extremely positive. Lori was thorough and had a great eye for detail. She made my writing come alive with her suggestions. It was the beautiful icing on the cake, and I am very pleased with the result.” — Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life “Lori has edited numerous complex, technical documents for us. She turns things around on time despite tight deadlines, and has been quick to respond to questions and concerns. She consistently applies our high standards to the documents that she edits. We will be sending more work her way.” — Rob Helm, Directions on Microsoft Website: http://www.verbatimeditorial.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=102973221&trk=tab_pro ------ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -------------------------------------- Software: Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) preferred; Track Changes will be enabled as I edit Format: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, 1" margins (approx. 300 words per page) Please provide the following: - The genre - Your writing experience - Intended audience - How the book will be published - The working title - Any special instructions

    $70.00 /hr
    5 hours
    4.99
  2. Malek Murison

    Malek Murison

    Freelance Writing and Editing Professional

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

    I'm an experienced content writer and editor, specialising in travel writing. My most recent work has been contributing to online guides on Iceland, New Zealand and Norway, and my work is exposed to thousands of readers every day. I also have a keen interest in sport, politics and self improvement, and am always on the hunt for new and exciting opportunities - so feel free to get in touch! I have a degree in Philosophy and Linguistics from the University of York, England, and can promise fluent, engaging content on time and to your exact specification. Malek

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Melody D.

    Melody D.

    Editor, writer looking to help those with talent

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I have been writing, editing and proofreading in the news business for more than 20 years. That includes newspaper, television, radio and magazine. My work has won many awards, both in the state and nationally. My research skills are exceptional. Over the past few years, I have shifted to book editing, have done well with it, and enjoy that immensely. My talent covers both non-fiction and fiction, short and long form. Actually, I like variety and enjoy multiple projects, so feel free to bring it on!

    $22.22 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  4. Francesco Rho

    Francesco Rho

    Native Italian Translator/Reviewer

    Spain - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a native Italian translator/editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. I usually translate from English to Italian and from Spanish to Italian and I also work in editing, QA and testing. My fields of expertise are tourism, IT and technical, but I have translated also other kinds of texts. I am currently working for important agencies such as Lionbridge and for big accounts such as Toyota, Hitachi and Microsoft. I usually work with Trados (2009, 2007), TagEditor (8.0), SDLX (2007), WordFast Professional (2.4), Idiom Workbench, Translator Workspace, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $27.78 /hr
    496 hours
    5.00
  5. Rafal Rzepecki

    Rafal Rzepecki

    The Humanist Programmer

    Poland - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11

    Highly skilled in programming with C++/Qt, ruby, perl, python, Java/Android, bash. Knows his way around CSS/HTML5/JavaScript, OCaml and SQL in Oracle, SQLite and Postgres flavours. Years of experience using and administering Linux systems, but easily does any task on Windows or Mac when necessary. Enjoys using LaTeX to produce high quality publications; quick and accurate in catching typos and general proofreading. Knows his way around vector graphics and will trace any line art bitmap to a high quality vector illustration. Basic retouching skills.

    $48.89 /hr
    2,678 hours
    4.94
  6. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,755 hours
    5.00
  7. Eliza Enriquez

    Eliza Enriquez

    for high-quality transcription/proofreading service

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    It was in 2009 when my daughter introduced me to oDesk. She, being a young fulltime mom then, realized how convenient and more rewarding it was to be able to work and at the same time be home and take care of her baby. I have, for more than 25 years, focused my energies on fulltime mothering, homeschooling and ministry myself, so I can't agree with her more. I also find oDesk as a wonderful opportunity to combine my family and ministry roles with my desire to further enhance my personal skills. My experience with oDesk thus far has been very rewarding, in terms of personal growth in knowledge and skills, and also in terms of opportunity to develop good working relationships with clients. My objective is simply to provide high-quality and dependable service. I am a diligent worker, preferring to work independently but delivering quick and timely service.

    $11.11 /hr
    3,199 hours
    4.95
  8. Nathan D.

    Nathan D.

    Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12

    Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $20.00 /hr
    714 hours
    5.00
  9. Rachelle Ann F Mata

    Rachelle Ann F Mata

    MedicalDoctor|Transcriber|Proofreader|Translator|DataEntrySpecialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I am physician/surgical resident who wants to spend my free time on online work. I can help you with your projects especially if they are of the following categories: 1. Medical/General transcription -- My familiarity with the medical jargon, coupled with my 70 words/minute typing speed, allows me to produce accurate transcriptions in the least amount of time possible. 2. Data mining/Data entry -- I can do a wide variety of data entry work such as simple typing jobs, copy-paste work, PDF conversion, internet research, data mining, and even complex MS Excel data handling that involves formulas and VBA codes. 3. Medical writing/editing/proofreading -- With the knowledge and skills that I have as a healthcare professional, and with my fluency in written and conversational English, I wish to deliver high-quality written output in the form of books, research papers, health articles, etc.

    $18.00 /hr
    777 hours
    5.00
  10. Christina Wylie

    Christina Wylie

    Freelance Writer

    Australia - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Award-winning British journalist who writes for internationally renowned publications such as The Times, Time Out, Broadsheet and Wining & Dining. Over seven years' experience writing for both print and online media. I write on topics including food, restaurants, health, fitness, lifestyle, travel, spas and weddings. Worked as an official restaurant reviewer since 2007. Founder and editor-in-chief of food and lifestyle magazine The Great Aussie Bite www.thegreataussiebite.com. I lead a team of 40 writers based all across Australia. I create video content and recipes for an international culinary brand.

    $25.00 /hr
    146 hours
    4.95