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  1. Amanda Reese

    Amanda Reese

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 01/22/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an English graduate from Georgetown University. I have worked in media broadcasting and news field all writing scripts and transcribing film. I wanted more time to enjoy my family so I left my time consuming job to work freelance. Now, I have more opportunity to experience amazing things. Recently, I worked Media and PR for the New Orleans Super Bowl. There I did press releases, ghostwriting and editing for the media guide.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Sarah Janaskie

    Sarah Janaskie

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/06/2014 - Tests: 3

    While I am new to oDesk and freelancing, I am not new to writing or editing. I started developing my passion when I was eight years old and have been improving it ever since. Writing is the art of presenting ones ideas and self clearly and I find much joy in helping others achieve this. While I have not had any professional experience in editing, I have, however, edited my own writing as well as my friends and family's. Currently, I am seeking my Bachelor's degree in English and I hope to build my experience through oDesk and the interactions with my clients. I am a hard and diligent worker with a passion for writing and the English language. It is my goal to assist my clients in any and every way I can.

    $8.50 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Liz Linkewitz

    Liz Linkewitz

    Freelance Professional

    United States - Last active: 02/20/2013 - Tests: 7

    I have worked in various corporate temp positions for the past 10 years while building a career in professional theatre. I now act as an independent contractor so I can have more control over the way I allocate my skills. I am extremely motivated, hard-working, intelligent and adaptable. High competency in office software (outlook, word, excel, powerpoint) and considerable experience with transcription. My verbal and written communication skills are exceptional. 3+ years of professional writing for blogs and public relations. My extensive theatrical training has led to many creative & corporate jobs within the performing arts sector as well. I have completed many audio transcriptions and voice-overs (ranging from small artistic projects to professional recordings for national brands like T-mobile). I have also been employed as a producer, director, stage manager and performer for many professional theaters. My theatrical work has been featured in the prestigious American Theatre Magazine, Real Detroit, Detroit News, Crains Business, Between the Lines and Encore Michigan. Art4Artillery Theatre Company received a Metro Times Critic's Pick for both Edward Albee's The Marriage Play(z) (which I directed) and Tennessee Williams's Hot Summer De(z)ire (which I starred in). Both were also official selections of The People's Art Festival.

    $15.56 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Shelley M.

    Shelley M.

    Editor / Writer / Proofreader / Ghost Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

    I have edited one short novel for an oDesk client and I am in the process of editing a second one for another client. This is my forte and it is something I enjoy tremendously. I also have a decade of experience in title research in the following areas: oil and gas, right-of-way, genealogy, curative, residential and commercial real estate. Title review and analysis. Great at editing, co-writing and proofreading newsletters, memoirs, affidavits and books. Degreed in French. Expertise in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.

    $25.00 /hr
    7 hours
  5. Rachel Carroll

    Rachel Carroll

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago

    I have been working steadily as a freelancer for over 8 months. I have worked as a copywriter, ghostwriter, web content writer, and more! I am a stay at home mom who loves to supplement my family's income with freelance work. I would love to begin doing more creative writing work and continue on with ghostwriting. I have completed several college level courses in grammar, English, and computer technology. I work hard and will be an asset to any job you may have!

    $12.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Kristen Moyer

    Kristen Moyer

    Writer / Editor / Voice Talent

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

    I love using both the written and spoken word to convey ideas, express and evoke emotion, and connect with an audience! It is truly a passion for me! •I've been writing and editing content for small business brochures, websites, special event ads, and business-related social media posts for the past 4 years. •To date, I've written and edited numerous band and musician biography pages for websites and for submissions to record labels. •I worked as a Surgical Technician for 9 years, so I have a strong and in-depth medical background. •I have been writing and recording poetry, prose, and songs for over 20 years. I am very creative, both in print and in life. My areas of expertise include music/musicians, singing, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, nutrition, cooking, health-conscious cooking, cooking to avoid food allergies, activities for kids, parenting, knitting, crafts, home decorating, and macabre art, to name a few. I'm friendly, responsible, and I am accustomed to working within deadlines. I look forward to the opportunity to share my writing and editing skills, and my vocal talent, as well as to the opportunity to grow professionally.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Erica F.

    Erica F.

    Writer/Paralegal/Admin Assist

    United States - Last active: 05/16/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have recently graduated from the Penn Foster Paralegal Diploma Program. I speak a little Spanish, and I am on my way to being bi-lingual. I am currently writing and editing legal articles and I am looking for more work. I am an outgoing, interpersonal, customer service oriented individual. I have extensive experience in the sales/customer service industry, but I love to learn new and challenging things. I get along well with others, but can also work effectively on my own. I am a people person and am very customer service driven; able to put the client at ease. I am seeking a position where I can develop and excel while being an asset to a company.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Najam Tirmizi

    Najam Tirmizi

    Freelance Copyeditor

    Pakistan - Last active: 01/08/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    As a native English speaker with graduate-level English skills and an affinity for crafting concise prose, I've decided to put my skills to use on oDesk. Born in Canada, I've lived most of my life in Toronto, and studied Cognitive Science and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Many professors praised the quality of my essays in these subjects.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Beige D.

    Beige D. - Marketing Guru

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    As an active marketing guru, I hope to obtain employment with a professional company that is fun to work for, to utilize my current knowledge and expertise in marketing, advertising, and public relations. I wish to to cultivate and build help build brands and create long-lasting partnerships with companies and professionals in this industry. I am a fast paced, focused, professional, detailed and I definitely know my stuff in this field. I have had 10 + years of experience in working with small and mid-sized businesses on their marketing strategies and ad campaigns, winning local awards, and even building my own small agency to start helping other businesses succeed in their promotions. Check out our website at: My company and I specialize in both online and traditional marketing, including: SEO, blogging, website creation, logo creation, product branding, direct mail, ad copy for print, digital, and media outlets, ad design, email marketing, text marketing, and mobile app development. I produce all work in a timely manner, and guarantee all of my work, or you do not pay me.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Lance Katigbak

    Lance Katigbak

    Writer and Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 05/01/2012 - Tests: 6

    I am an accomplished writer, editor, and public speaker, with experience in multiple fields including news writing, features writing, letter writing, and speech writing. I am flexible and highly adaptable to the requirements of my employers. Objective criticism is something I welcome as an opportunity to improve. I have served as Editor-in-Chief of award-winning school publications, and have written as a contributor for children's magazines. I offer uncompromising quality at friendly rates

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours