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  1. Erin Webreck

    Erin Webreck

    Editing | Proofreading

    United States - Tests: 2

    You have a brilliant idea--now let's convince the world of it through razor-sharp text and citations. I have 10 years of experience editing academic articles and internal legal and corporate communications. I can help with your professional journal articles, theses, dissertations, white papers, policy documents, and more. Just need someone to format your citations? I am proficient in Bluebook, Chicago/Turabian, APA, and MLA styles.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Ed Murray

    Ed Murray

    Editing, Content Marketing, SEO

    United States

    I am a seasoned editorial professional with a strong track record of conceptualizing, executing and managing successful digital communication and content projects for a wide variety of publications and clients. I have produced and managed content for local, regional and national publications as well as enterprise clients and household brands for different marketing agencies. I have been producing, and managing the production of content since before the Web was born. Back when SEO just meant "great content." While I have plenty of great ideas, execution is what really matters. And I do execution very well.

    $27.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Scott Z.

    Scott Z.

    Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support

    United States - Tests: 8

    I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz

    $20.00 /hr
    259 hours
    4.09
  4. Lynne Patterson

    Lynne Patterson

    Proofreading, Editing, Rewriting

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My talents lie in the areas of written communication, researching, creating documents, proofreading, editing, rewriting, and organization of information, with great attention to detail and accuracy. I have experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Publisher, and Excel. My years of work history include grant writing for a nonprofit educational organization, light bookkeeping, retail, and clerical positions. I am self-motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic. I enjoy and look forward to learning new skills and tasks.

    $18.00 /hr
    758 hours
    4.83
  5. Kristine M.

    Kristine M.

    Editing and Marketing Consultant

    United States - Tests: 2

    Over the last 7 years, I have developed a wide range of presentations and have edited thousands of documents for accuracy. I have edited and revised resumes, as well as professional documents for businesses and organizations. I'm eager to help you edit your ideas into a superior and memorable product, while making it shine just the way you want it to. I scored in the top 10% on the English Skills Assessment and can navigate all word processing programs, including Microsoft Word applications.

    $10.00 /hr
    34 hours
    5.00
  6. Elan Potter

    Elan Potter

    Expert Writing and Editing

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I have a Master's in English and have been freelancing for over a decade and doing creative writing work for longer than that. Formerly an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor, I am now involved in standardized testing and development. I also work as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Consequently, I actively seek writing jobs that are connected with my skills in both education and fitness, although I often write in other niches.

    $22.22 /hr
    145 hours
    4.98
  7. Morgan Stemberger

    Morgan Stemberger

    Expert Editing and Ghostwriting

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    To me, my job as an editor is to help you get your message out to the world clearly, effectively and poignantly. Some authors prefer to be involved every step of the way, some are more hands off. Whether you want to collaborate with me or just have me return a finished manuscript to you, I offer a service that will fit your needs. My background in business and finance means that I am familiar with the terminology of those worlds. So I am very comfortable editing your business and finance documents as well.

    $24.00 /hr
    74 hours
    4.91
  8. Lisa S.

    Lisa S.

    Copywriting, editing, proofreading

    South Africa - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 14

    "Welcome to the best copywriter on Elance." David Elefant May 2015. I have over 25 years experience within the marketing and communications field, having worked for major corporates both in the UK and in South Africa. I am passionate about writing and am lucky to do what I love. I am a specialist in copywriting, proofreading and editing for offline and online (including blogs, email marketing, website updates) communications. My specific niche is parenting and kids content as well as entrepreneurship. I am reliable, work fast and accurately and have been described as passionate, creative, easy to work with and a brilliant writer. My marketing background allows me to consider each project from a strategic viewpoint. The companies I have worked for include British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, Ogilvy One Cape Town, Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and more. I deliver on time and on budget, have an eye for detail, am very customer centric, ensuring that the right communication goes to the right customer at the right time.

    $30.00 /hr
    2,907 hours
    4.88
  9. Jay Daniel Thompson

    Jay Daniel Thompson

    Proofreading and editing

    Australia

    I have experience in proofreading and editing a range of documents: theses, postgraduate and undergraduate essays, academic articles, books and monographs, reports, CV's, instruction manuals. I also have experience in website maintenance. I am based in Melbourne, Australia, but have provided my services to clients internationally. I have held roles in the government, private and university sectors. Through this experience, I have developed skills in writing and editing for a range of audiences. I am a member of Editors Victoria, which is Australia's largest association for professional editors. I regularly undertake training and professional development on various aspects of professional editing.

    $55.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Laura Linneman

    Laura Linneman

    Editing and Writing Professional

    United States

    My expertise centers on academic writing, research, and editing. I currently serve as the Director of Marketing at law firm. I am also a former English PhD candidate where I taught Composition and English Studies. I have previous experience working as a freelance editor, primarily on dissertations and novels. Additionally, I am a skilled researcher and am happy to assist at all stages of the writing and editing process.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00