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  1. Daniel Pacrami

    Daniel Pacrami

    Managing Editor and Writer

    Canada - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Passionate and energetic writer with an interest in... absolutely everything! I received a BSc with Honours in Sound Engineering from Oxford Brookes University and quickly followed that up with a Diploma in Mathematics from LSE. Through projects from international clients working in Finance, Engineering and Academia, I have sharpened my skills as a writer and editor in an incredibly broad range of topics. Over the last two years, I've expanded my repertoire by writing articles for SEO and am now working as the Chief Commissioning Editor for a new social network catering to members of the startup community. Since my teens, I've played, recorded, toured with and written for countless bands and, through skateboarding, developed a love for filming, editing and creating photo and video content. Throughout my diverse experiences, I've developed an acute ability to communicate with and manage diverse personalities, handling a number of projects and deadlines simultaneously, coordinating with international teams, working under pressure and to tight deadlines. In 2012, I began working as a Senior Editor for MyDocumate, a company based in China that offers bespoke writing and editing services. At 75 WPM, writing with an impeccable command of the English language – proper mechanics, grammar, and syntax are second nature, solid writing and editing skills, and a sharp eye for proofreading, I can turn around the most niche assignments with speed and expertise. Oh! Et aussi, j'ai fait un programme de francisation avec des cours de français langue seconde. Je voudrais continuer mes études en français et commencer à faire les traductions et écrire en français!

    $27.78 /hr
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  2. Evie Bear

    Evie Bear

    Experienced Creative Director / Freelance Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    I've been a brand strategist, PR specialist and creative director (branding) for over 15 years. I'm an Australian-native, based in NYC, with a finger firmly on the pulse of all things creative and cultural. I have always written about dating, sex & relationships, but have a strong background in lifestyle, fashion, the arts, beauty, travel writing, and PR & online content. I can effortlessly relay a message from the perspective of the consumer or the brand equally, and have experience writing reviews, blogging, managing teams of contributors and editing copy. Much of my work has also involved interviewing high profile people across all industries. I am very comfortable doing so. I've also worked as an editor and as a creative director on several print & online magazines.

    $55.56 /hr
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  3. Kate Williamson

    Kate Williamson

    Resume Writer

    Netherlands - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    My passion is to help motivated job seekers worldwide by building effective and powerful resumes and cover letters that truly ¨sells¨ you, the client, to a future employer. By uncovering your Unique Selling Proposition, I draft and write a resume that focuses on the benefits that you can offer your prospective employer which will make him or her want to call you for an interview. How does it work? 1. I get to know you through my Client Information Process questionnaire, send by email and returned to me by you once you have filled it out as fully as possible. 2. Incorporating strong action words into your resume and cover letter. 3. Obtain quantifiable information about your accomplishments. 4. Build a powerful resume that will get you an interview. 5. Send you my first draft, with notes and comments on areas that may require more specific information. 6. After edits, I send you your winning resume! Do you have an existing resume? You send me your existing or current resume. From there, I will read and review your information thoroughly, and send you the relevant questions to fill in my knowledge gaps and construct your winning resume. Relevant Training: The Pro Resume Writer - American Writers & Artists Inc. Modules Included: - Getting to Know your Client -- The Client Information Process - The Basics of Building a Winning Resume - Advanced Concepts of Resume Writing - Spectrum of resume Formats - Special Resume Formats - Challenging Resumes - Powerhouse Correspondence: Cover Letters and Follow-Up Notes - Creating your Professional Website - Marketing your Online Business - Business Management Kate is also a member of the Professional Writers´ Alliance. More about Kate: Kate is a US expatriate living and working as an engineer in the Netherlands. She has a Masters of Science in chemistry, with a focus in polymers and coatings. She specializes in the designing, writing, and editing of resumes, cover letters, follow-up interview and thank you post interview letters. Her main focus is recent graduates, young professionals, and international expatriates in the science, R&D, and engineering fields. Kate also has experience writing travel-related articles, with a focus on the Netherlands, including ¨how to¨ articles for moving to the Netherlands, living and working, setting up a business, and learning Dutch. Her articles have been featured on websites such as International Wanderer and Expats and Aliens.

    $55.56 /hr
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  4. Matthew Gharakhanian

    Matthew Gharakhanian

    Freelance Writer

    Australia - Tests: 2

    I am a highly driven person and a creative and witty wordsmith with a wide range of professional skills spanning creative writing, administration, customer service and media and communications. Key attributes: • Over three years experience as a freelance writer for several print and online publications (writing comedic and inspirational columns, features, reviews and copywriting). • Over a year working at a gaming company in social media and customer service. Here I create online content for their social media pages (their Facebook page currently has over 325,000 followers). My most successful post gaining over 5000 likes. I also write copy for online competitions, quizzes, live tweeting, media enquiries and online content for special events. • Bachelor of Journalism (completed in 2013), focusing on Radio and Online Journalism. Excellent communication skills were a key attribute required and utilised throughout the degree.

    $13.33 /hr
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  5. Shannon Halford

    Shannon Halford

    Senior Editor / Copywriter / Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 1

    Great content will bring customers to your business and entice them to stay. Let me help you create compelling content that will earn their respect and loyalty. I provide high-quality copywriting, blogging, technical writing, and marketing communications tailored to your message. I also provide editing services to ensure that the writing you present to your customers is clear and professional. I have a B.A. in English and over 5 years of experience as a technical writer and editor. I am the editor-in-chief of a corporate newsletter and have been the lead on technical writing, editing and proposal writing projects for over 5 years.

    $24.46 /hr
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  6. Aurie Zeran

    Aurie Zeran

    French-English Translator

    Canada - Tests: 2

    I am a highly qualified French and English translator (2 years) and language professional with graduate level education in literature and translation studies. I have experience translating economic, legal, medical, social sciences and humanities texts, as well as editing and revising academic publications. My hourly rate is flexible depending on size of project. My average translation pace is 400 words/hour. B.A. Comparative Literature M.A. Comparative Literature M.A. Translation (Professional)

    $22.22 /hr
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  7. Michelle McLean

    Michelle McLean


    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Though relatively fresh to the field of marketing, I have acquired many skills relating to SEO (search engine optimization), proofreading, and content writing--that being said, my specialization lies in content writing, ensuring that no published work is blemished. I have held a Masters in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University for five months, and for over a year, I worked with a variety of clients, providing a myriad of services ranging from content creation to consultation. Notable achievements include increasing traffic flow of a site by 550% and improving its Alexa standing by ~6.5 million ranks. Specifically, I seek those that are flexible and understand the importance of quality over quantity. Self-motivated, respectful of strict deadlines, and delivering quality results, I often surpass clients' expectations. I look forward to meeting those who exhibit passion for their business--after all, to share and grow a client's passion into a blooming business is how I thrive best.

    $13.89 /hr
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  8. Chelsea Mies

    Chelsea Mies

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 5

    I am a writer and editor, although I would love to focus on editing in the future. I have two years of experience writing and editing. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014 with a Journalism degree. I am detail oriented and have a strong focus on correct spelling and grammar.

    $11.11 /hr
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  9. Kendra Baker

    Kendra Baker

    General Assignment Reporter

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I currently work full-time as a reporter for The Wilton Bulletin and am looking for a side job that will provide me with a rewarding experience from which I can grow and learn new skills. I have a particular interest in product description writing, but I am open to any other opportunities. More of my writing samples are available at

    $12.22 /hr
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  10. Jennifer MacCormack

    Jennifer MacCormack

    Writer - Science, personal essays, resumes and cover letters

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I delight in walking the line between entertaining and educating, and getting your message to the world in a way that will spark attention. I reliably deliver creative and effective writing on a deadline. I have a strong background in the biological sciences and a level of scientific literacy that lets me branch out to other topics comfortably. I've written light personal essays and technical instructional articles with equal skill. I can work with your existing resume and tailor it to a specific job application, and write a professional and interesting cover letter to help you stand out.

    $45.56 /hr
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