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  1. Robert Henry

    Robert Henry

    Freelance writer, editor, and publisher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I have operated, promoted, edited, and funded Leaf Garden Press for several years. We've published twelve issues of a literature and arts journal and upwards of 10 collections of poetry. All LGP publications were designed and edited by a small volunteer staff and myself. Likewise, I help other small presses with their book designs and publication through Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, Lulu, and Amazon's CreateSpace. My personal publication credits include three books (not including 30+ ghostwritten books), several anthologies, and about 40-50 appearances in online and print magazines. I'm seeking opportunities to branch out and work with new clients as well as to network with other like-minded individuals that are interested in the publishing industry, especially those that prefer self-publishing and it's benefits over traditional publishing. --- Availability: I do my best to make myself available to my clients on a regular schedule of 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday, the same hours I typically handle my workload. --- Publishing and formatting services: My specialty are print and ebook formats and helping with the publication process. I'm extremely proficient with Amazon's CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, and Lulu. I may be able to help you with other platforms as well. Kindle Direct Publishing will have your eBook released on the Amazon Kindle store. Smashwords will distribute your book to Apple (iBooks), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Kobo, Sony, and many other retailers. This keeps the process simpler than trying to submit the book to each retailer individually. CreateSpace and Lulu are print-on-demand services for folks that want to publish their books in print formats and sell them via retailers like Amazon. My suggestion for publishing a book is generally going to be the following: format the ebook for the best compatibility between devices possible, creating a version for Smashwords and a version for Kindle Direct Publishing. This high-compatibility formatting and the use of these two platforms will mean that your book will be available for almost any device that reads ebooks, and the ebook will appear relatively consistently regardless of the app/device being use to read it. For the print edition, I generally suggest Amazon's CreateSpace. This is the most direct route to having your print book sold via Amazon, the world's largest online retailer of books. Please note that while I can help put a cover into an appropriate format for your needs, such as making sure it prints correctly or meets the specifications set by eBook retailers, I generally recommend seeking cover design services elsewhere. --- Editing services: For editing and proofreading, I suggest the use of Microsoft Word's track changes features or the use of commenting/annotations for PDFs. This allows you to personally review my suggestions or changes and decide if you agree with them or not. Edits and proofreading include checking sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting errors, and much more. For very large projects, I almost always do a preliminary read and create a list of common mistakes or troubled areas that I address with the writer first, which gives me a strong advantage during the actual editing process. I pride myself on sticking behind my work, and I am always happy to discuss your project and my edits (even if I've already been paid). --- Free consultation: Are your confused or unsure what you really need? No worries! I offer free consultation on any publishing projects. I'll go as far as taking a look at your book or other projects and tell you my initial thoughts on what your project needs and what I suggest. So even if you don't hire me, I can happily point you in the right direction and help educate you about the process. --- Rates: I typically charge $15-$20 per hour, but I will always be willing to give you a flat rate quote before we begin. For a quote, all I need to see is your book as it stands and a general idea of what services you require. If needed, I can sign a non-disclosure agreement. I never charge for any administrative time, such as email/general consultation. In exchange, I ask that clients work with me via email, Upwork messages, or Skype text messages rather than over the phone/video chat. This makes it easy for me to go back and read our exchanges, which helps me give the best possible service and means everything is "on the record." When you have a tight budget, please feel free to mention this. I can sometimes be flexible on my rates, especially if you can be flexible on the deadline. Likewise, if you have a specific deadline, please feel free to mention this as well. --- Thanks for your consideration! Is there anything I haven't covered here? Simply contact me, and there's a good chance I can help you or know someone that can.

    $20.00 /hr
    133 hours
  2. Michael T.

    Michael T.

    True-to-Audio Transcriptionist with Elite Accuracy

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    Transcribing all topics strange, old and new under the sun, faithfully and efficiently to your specifics. ~99-100% word-for-word accuracy and overall transcript quality for clear dictations. ~a host of experience in transcribing conversations and interviews, speeches and lectures, podcasts, webinars, etc. ~solidly accurate transcripts with superior attention to detail and hard-to-match comfort level with all kinds of jargon. ~more than 10 years of excellent transcription experience as a medical and general transcriptionist. WOODS GUIDE TRANSCRIBER EXPERTISE fingers fast. senses committed. sharp of ear. hungry of mind. seeking truth in sound. homing in on the words. your focused companion on a long-term work journey.

    $12.14 /hr
    2,792 hours
  3. Julia Thurlow

    Julia Thurlow

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    As the author of three published novels, I seek positions that will allow me to put my writing skills to good use. I have been writing general content articles for clients for over five years. I also proofread and ghost write when the opportunity presents itself. I am an English native, a resident of the United States born and raised. I key quickly and accurately and meet deadlines with ease.

    $11.11 /hr
    700 hours
  4. April Casquejo

    April Casquejo

    Web-Content Expert, Creative, Technical, SEO, and Legal Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

    Good and Honest work is what I adhere to. If web content writing is what you look for; I am the perfect candidate for the job. I have written contents for a lot of websites in the past, ranging from dating sites to mobile apps developer, and every other website categories in between. I also write for SEO purposes, keeping in mind the requirements of the clients in every contract I work for. I can write creative and technical articles too. Being a Law Intern and in my final year in Law School, I am also knowledgeable with the Law and skilled in the preparation of legal documents. In connection with this, I write Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions for websites as well. I believe in good, quality, and honest work; and I value my clients' time. I make sure to submit outputs ahead of the deadline. I maintain good working ethics; and I aim to achieve personal and professional fulfillment in being a freelance writer.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,606 hours
  5. John Abrasaldo

    John Abrasaldo

    HDR Real Estate Photo Editor /Adobe Lightroom Retoucher/Photographer

    Philippines - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 37

    I am highly skilled in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Lightroom 4 and 5 to enhance the Photo, I am a MAC user. Here is my Online Portfolio -Weddings Photo editor and color effects, sharpen, color balance -Product Shot Enhancer- Removing background, enhance color. -Real Estate Photo editor- HDR merging, White Balancing Lens Distortion Removal Vertical/Wall Straightening Dynamic Brightness/Contrast Noise Reduction Image Sharpening of Real State houses, -. Adobe Lightroom for Best White Balancing Lens Distortion Removal Vertical/Wall Straightening Dynamic Brightness/Contrast Noise Reduction Image Sharpening -Clipping Path / Deep Etching (Background Removal) -Alpha Channeling (Clean Background preserving hair of Hair) -Image Manipulation, photo restoration and Photo enhancing. and other Adobe Photoshop related works, With 7 years designing and photo editor experienced.My Previous employer is at, (The Leading in Clipping path and Masking). I have work also as a Head Photographer and Professional editor in one of the most professional studio in our city. PLEASE SEE MY PORTFOLIO :) 20Mb internet connection speed

    $16.67 /hr
    583 hours
  6. Ashley M.

    Ashley M.

    Editor, Writer, Social Media/Marketing Maven, Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Editor/Writer/Marketing Manger/Social Media Maven with advanced experience in SEO, Analytics, Web Design Consulting, and Content Production/Management. After living in NYC for 4 year, traveling the East Coast as a travel writer, and living in Charlotte, NC for 2 years, I have become knowledgeable and an expert city guide along the East Coast. Written for various media platforms that includes Huffington Post, Elite Daily, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest, NY Social Status, RunningShoesGuru, AskMissA, and GrammaGood. At, I was the Editor of New York City for over two years, where I managed a team of over 30 writers, as well as their content. At AskMissA, NYSocial Status, Guest of A Guest, and Huffington Post, we used AP Style, which I have mastered as both Editor and Content Writer. My school background includes a B.A. dual majored in English and Business, as well as one year completed of my MBA. Throughout college I was a full time store manager for a retail clothing store, and after college I became a buyer in the fashion industry in NYC. I have freelanced for a variety of companies and in different projects that includes: -Extensive Content Writing and Blogging -Editing -User Experience Based Content Stategy -Social Media execution and management -Creative Project Management -Ecommerce Operations Management Throughout my time in fashion, I kept my full time Editing position at AskMissA. After my time at Ask Miss A, I founded my own lifestyle blog, titled With a team of talented writers, we received over 70,000+ unique visits per month. Although I loved working with my personal blog, I became interested in traveling as a Restaurant/Hospitality Blogger. Today, I am a Full Time Writer and Marketing/Content Strategy Consultant for a variety of clients along the East Coast. I am a hardworking, driven individual, with a passion for writing and discovering the unique parts of travel. With over 7 years of Editorial experience, 8 years of content writing experience, and a mastery of both AP style and time management, I would be a great asset to any team! I currently reside in between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, NY, where I Co-Own a Social Media/Marketing Firm ( I have worked with oDesk for over two years now, and have worked on a variety of jobs from Content Editing,Marketing Manager, Social Media implementation/planning, Business Proposal Writer, Ghost Writer, to Website Design Consultant. I have a versatile background, and will work hard for your team. Please see the following links to sample works:

    $45.00 /hr
    793 hours
  7. John Underwood

    John Underwood

    Professional Ghostwriting Services

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    A professionally published author and journalist, I have been working with the written word for more than twenty years. I specialize in ghostwriting fiction, speculative fiction in particular: science fiction, horror, and fantasy. I can write for both the young adult and adult markets. Thank you for considering me for your writing needs.

    $20.00 /hr
    316 hours
  8. Tehmina K.

    Tehmina K.

    SEO Web Content/ Medical&Dental Articles/ Health Articles

    Pakistan - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I aim to exceed the expectations of all my clients with outstanding quality and efficiency in work. I believe in the importance of communication, and focus on meeting all needs and requirements of the project. Regardless of how big or small the task may be, my work is 100% original, well researched, impeccably written and interesting to read. I take immense pride in the fact that all my clients have been satisfied with the completed projects that I have so far delivered. I have over 6 years of experience in the field of writing, research, SEO and journalism. I am a dentist my profession, and creative writing is a passion. I am currently working at a dental hospital and actively contribute to two local English newspapers in Pakistan, one of which is research-based. As a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, I combine my knowledge of medicine with my outstanding writing skills to deliver nothing but the best to all clients.

    $15.00 /hr
    66 hours
  9. Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Copywriting, Blogs and Articles, Translation and Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 6

    I'm an experienced, professional freelance writer. I've written web content, articles, blog posts, ebooks and magazine journalism. I've also done a considerable quantity of translation work. Freelancing for about 3 years, I've worked to build a reputation on Odesk and other sites that reflects my abilities and work ethic. I'm detail-oriented, I deliver on deadline and I'm a fluent, fast and accurate writer with great research skills.

    $30.00 /hr
    30 hours
  10. Steve U.

    Steve U.

    Proofreader/Copy Editor/Writer

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I don't simply correct spelling, grammar, syntactical or semantic errors in your content. That part is easy. I will ensure that your content is written in the clearest, simplest and most reader-friendly way possible. I am a proofreader and copy editor and have been for the last seven years. I have proofread and copy edited hundreds of CVs, novels, short stories, academic essays, business proposals, websites, movie scripts and nearly every other written format. I guarantee great results, passionate and thorough service and a quick turnaround. I started proofreading in university by accident when my friends saw my graded essays and asked how they could achieve similar results. I volunteered to look through some of their essays and to my dismay spotted many grammar and spelling mistakes. Over time, they started paying me (since I was a cash-poor university student and I earned them a better grade) and soon other students I had never met before came forward with their papers and it became a full-fledged freelancing business. So here I am seven years later and I am still hungry for fixing grammatical, spelling or syntactical errors. If you have content that needs to be edited or proofread, I would be happy to do it. Don't hesitate to message me! I am also a writer. I have written three novels, a number of short stories and hundreds of academic essays. I typically don't write content for other people unless the project really speaks to me, which is very rare. For more information about me and my proofreading services visit my website @

    $16.99 /hr
    305 hours