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  1. Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble: Writer

    United States - Last active: 06/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an extremely passionate writer and an excellent wordsmith. Much of my writing is witty, conversational, intelligent and unique; the stuff that isn't is being edited at the moment. I can write an upstanding non-fiction or informative piece or a compelling fiction piece. I also try to follow these ideals in my daily life: My best work is ahead of me. Get things done. Edit. Live each day with discipline. Apologize quickly and often. Write thank you notes. Listen to big ideas. Think of big ideas. Checklists are extremely rewarding. Write 1000 words a day for fun. Practice. If something can't be seen creatively, move to a different angle and look again. Everyone is their own protagonist. Respect that. Take responsibility for everything you do. Be a Renaissance man. Wear as many hats as possible for a few years. Specialize in something after those few years. Be annoyingly curious. Edit. Some of the topics I love writing about include: travel, health and fitness, finances, advice, fiction, advertising, small business marketing, heuristics, hiking, mountaineering, self-help, fashion, music, weddings and pedagogy.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  2. Worapot Sattapunkeeree

    Worapot Sattapunkeeree

    English-Thai linguist & translator | Thai voice-over

    Thailand - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    ABOUT ME: I graduated from Thammasat University with a bachelor's degree in French and English. While studying at the university, I was awarded a one-year scholarship from the French government to be an exchange student at the Center for Applied Linguistics at Franche-Comte University in Besancon, France, where I earned a diploma in French Studies. Following my time in France, I went into the field of international banking at Krung Thai Bank Pcl in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At the age of 32, I decided to quit banking to continue my studies and attended the University of Auckland in New Zealand. While studying for my master's, I analyzed the process whereby a European-descended New Zealander had learned the endangered Maori language spoken by the country's indigenous people of the same name. I received my master's degree in 2004 in applied language studies and linguistics. I have been working as a contract lecturer in English at Maejo University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and works for a range of translation companies and private clients at home and abroad. In addition to my Thai mother tongue, I speak English fluently and French at an advanced level. MY SPECIALTIES: art, banking & finance (FOREX, securities, int'l finance etc.), business & commerce, cosmetics, education & pedagogy & ELT, food & hospitality, human resource, humanities, language & linguistics, legal (contract, agreement, law etc.), life sciences (medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, clinical trial, PROs etc.), management, market research, research, social sciences and sociology. MY CORE SERVICES: translation, editing & proofreading & review, transcreation, linguistic validation, linguistic quality control (reconciliation & verification), voice-over/narration, transcription, subtitle & transcription & audio translation, language assessment, research, interpreting.

    $60.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  3. Laura Hernandez

    Laura Hernandez

    MarketingQueen/Writer/Voice-over Talent/ Author

    United States - Last active: 03/06/2013 - Tests: 4

    A former MTV personality, Laura graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in Writing-Literature. She's written everything from television bits to web copy, and her work has been featured in the HuffPost Blog, Huffington Post Divorce Section, PopSugar Moms, Yahoo Parenting, Malestandard.com, the Oklahoma Review, and more. Her first book as a co-author is being published in April-- "The Complete Bartender's Guide." She is a digital media manager for a major Italian food company as well. She is looking for very part-time or project work doing the following: write copy, features, or edit for any field (minus the food industry due to conflict of interest)/in any style--varying from technical copy to blogs. She is also available to ghostwrite or edit any small body of work/textbook(s). When you work with Laura, you will get your money's worth. If you need creative juice or copy/ features, she's got a unique voice and style that will make your product/work memorable. Her work ethic is from the old generation: honest and respectable. You won't regret your choice to work with a solid Ivy League graduate and comedienne!

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Beth Nauman-Montana

    Beth Nauman-Montana

    Indexer / Taxonomist

    United States - Last active: 06/19/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I have twenty years of experience helping people access the information they need. I specialize in back-of-the-book indexing for trade and scholarly books, journal indexing, thesauri creation and taxonomy development. My clients include publishers, web developers, professional organizations and academic authors/editors. * taxonomy development and consultation * controlled vocabularies, hierarchies, thesauri, facet analysis, authority files, synonym rings * image and audio content

    $38.89 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  5. Nahida N.

    Nahida N.

    Freelance Wrtier

    United States - Last active: 08/12/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    An aspiring novelist, Nahida N. produces high quality literary, religious, and political articles, but she writes both creatively and informatively on a wide variety of subjects. She is able to provide authentic detail, to develop content, and to obtain and effectively incorporate factual information. Contact her for artistic work and/or research projects. Nahida is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

    $33.33 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  6. Des Wienand

    Des Wienand

    Grant Writer, Creative Writer, & Non-Profit Management Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/25/2012 - Tests: 4

    ** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more...  I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Alexandra Simone Tetrault

    Alexandra Simone Tetrault

    Content Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 06/15/2014 - Tests: 1

    A freelance writer and editor, I work with meticulous efficiency to tailor my writing to each clients needs. Whether you're looking for content that is fun and approachable or you're seeking something more formal, I am skilled at generating pieces that are dynamic, informative, and fluid for your target audience.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Sara Heurlen

    Sara Heurlen

    English to Swedish translator and Copywriter

    Sweden - Last active: 02/22/2014 - Tests: 6

    I`m a native Swedish translator who´s now available for a few translating project here on Odesk. I work fast, and deliver easy-to read, and correctly translated texts on time. I´m independent, and extremely religious about hitting deadlines. My previous translating experience is in direct response marketing and sales. But I´m interested in translating articles and other texts as well.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.78
  9. Irene Valerio

    Irene Valerio

    Spanish/English Translator, Statistician

    United States - Last active: 03/06/2012 - Tests: 8

    1) Experienced Spanish/English translator, efficient, creative and talented. Native speaker born and raised in Latin America. I have worked in translation and simultaneous interpretation for over 13 years both in Latin America and the US. Extensive translation work in diverse fields and formats such as full length books, scholarly articles, legal documents, technical and business, workshops and lectures. Also available for editing, proof reading or technical writing work. 2) Applied statistician by training (Master's degree), able to perform complex and insight generating analysis as well as create user-friendly, easily communicable reports and presentations of results. Experience with medical and insurance data Numerous respectable references in both fields available upon request

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.78
  10. Elina VanNatta

    Elina VanNatta

    Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

    $44.44 /hr
    3 hours
    4.85