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  1. S Khan

    S Khan

    Cambridge-educated writer/editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago

    I have over 12 years of experience in writing and editing non-fiction for children, on projects as varied as introductions to science, natural history guides and cookery books, and have created a popular series of puzzle books. I provide puzzles for The Telegraph newspaper on a weekly basis. Whilst completing an MA in English Literature at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, I worked for various literary agencies, helping both fiction and non-fiction authors to edit their manuscripts in order to make them as appealing as possible to editors at publishing houses. This included working with Man Booker Prize shortlisted author, Emma Donoghue.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Joanna Nicholson

    Joanna Nicholson

    Experienced writer/editor who gets the job done!

    Canada - Last active: 27 days ago

    Hi there! I'm an experienced writer, editor and communications specialist based in Toronto who's committed to getting your job done--on time, on budget and to your utmost satisfaction. People often tell me I have a way with words. I've written about everything from real estate to pension plans, food to fashion, and politics to pop culture. It's given me a lot of practice when it comes to learning new subject matter and conveying complicated ideas in clear, accessible and engaging language. I'll find just the right words to get your message across! As an editor, I'm well-versed in Canadian Press Style from my background in journalism and copy editing as well as APA and Chicago Style. I've edited and proofread everything from manuscripts to academic essays. Working in my current field (communications/PR) involves not only writing and editing, but also crafting compelling communications strategies for a wide range of clients, drafting news releases and using social media.

    $27.00 /hr
    1 hours
  3. M.umair S.

    M.umair S.

    Aeronautical Engineer and Business Analyst

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    An engineer(MS Electronics, B.E Aeronautical) with more than 12 years of experience of refined business writing and communication skills. Worked on projects both on regional and global level. Experience of working on querying of Microsoft SQL Server and ETL. An experienced and motivated project manager.The person who gets the job done and always finds a solution.

    $9.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Samantha Williams

    Samantha Williams

    Content & Article Writer

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Give me something to learn and I will learn it, not because you told me to, but because I thirst for knowledge. Give me something to edit and I will scour it for errors including inconsistency in style. Give me something to write and I will nurture it into an engaging piece. If I am not organized, I am not content with what I offer clients. I guarantee focus on detail and the nurturing of words and style in all work I provide. Look at my test scores to get a better sense of the scope of knowledge I offer. Many of my tests scores are within the top 30% of all users. I appreciate both reading and writing. In 2012, I graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in English and minors in creative and professional writing. I have written letters for a Congressman, which were signed by him and sent to constituents. I have edited academic papers and friends' cover letters and resumes. Currently, I am pursuing a second B.S., this time in Biology, at Empire State College. Additional

    $30.00 /hr
    8 hours
  5. Nicholas W.

    Nicholas W.

    I am a recent college graduate adept at writing.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a recent college graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College and will be attending graduate school at Yale University. I have a strong background in writing of all sorts, but especially in philosophy, literature, and religious studies. I am excellent at research as well, and have assisted in projects in the past.

    $9.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. wajidhussain siddiqi

    wajidhussain siddiqi

    Our belief is Your Relief

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    My company is a set of elite team that focuses on graphics design, website and application development,We have anchored in this field due to high levels of expertise and passion,Having not less than 4 years experience our company is capable to delivery within the shortest time possible with outstanding results,we value our job hence delivery and result oriented

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Liza Joseph

    Liza Joseph

    Expert Non-Fiction Book Editor and Proofreader

    India - Last active: 19 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    “By far the best editor I have ever worked with! Not only was Liza Joseph extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent feedback and edits, but she was also very easy to work with. I highly recommend her for any level of editing, as she greatly impressed me with her edits of my very complicated 65K word non-fiction manuscript. She also was very prompt with her work, and answered all my questions/concerns quickly, thoughtfully, and with compassion," says one repeat client from the US. "Liza is ALWAYS great," says another, again from the US. My pricing is very competitive. “This is the third time I've worked with Liza. She's a fabulous editor and great to work with. For this project, she proofread a non-fiction manuscript in preparation for publication as a paperback book. With our tight schedule and a tight budget, Liza was the first person we thought about for the project," is one of the several positive comments you'll find in my job history. The skills listed are all tested.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. John Adams Jr.

    John Adams Jr.

    One Hundred Percent Original Work--One Hundred Percent Of-The-Time.

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    Hello Everyone! I have decided to add a new "agent" website to my current, which I have found quite trustworthy and dependable. I have been working with, with great success, since 2013—having made $3,439.00, part-time, before my medical leave early in 2014. My overall rating was 4.99 out of 5 stars, with 13 out of 20 clients leaving feedback—all of it positive. In fact, 15% of my clients returned for more work. . .But enough numbers! We all know that numbers and statistics can generally be "spun" to make anyone seem great. The simple truth is this: I am lucky enough to have a few of the necessary requirements to make a well-rounded freelance writer. First, I have amassed a rather large store of knowledge, on a wide variety of subjects. I am not just talking about book-knowledge, but real "working" knowledge (you know. . .experience). For instance, when I write about carpentry, plumbing, or electrical wiring; it's accurate, because at age 14 I began working with my Father doing just those things. Or, my knowledge on theater, lighting-scenery-makeup design, production, acting, stage management, etc. not only comes from a Masters degree from NYU—but also from working "summer-stock" theater in Buffalo to Off-Off Broadway in New York City. Listen—I could also go on about my experience in Music, Computer Programming, Emergency Medicine, Private Investigation and Security, even Paranormal Investigation & Demonology—but it all just ends up sounding like bragging. . .and that is definitely not my intent. The real point is, along with knowledge one must also be able to "create." Anybody can "blah-blah-blah" about this subject or that subject, but to really create or "compose" a piece in which your reader develops a genuine interest, is a definite art—or at the very least a skill that requires specific talent. Aside from accumulating a bunch of knowledge, I have—through blessing or random gift (rather than developed through hard work and study)—a knack for storytelling and teaching. This is of course, what most types of writing are all about, and—depending on what I am asked to write, or more likely, what I have to say—I can usually find a nice fit with one client or another. I love learning, I am a complete sponge for knowledge. The only thing I like more than learning, is teaching. There is something so rewarding about passing one's knowledge on to another. That, and plain old storytelling, are two of my favorite pastimes. Through the art of writing, I have found not only found an outlet for these passions—but I've found a way to make a living at the same time. Life is Good, isn't it?

    $22.50 /hr
    5 hours
  9. Erica B.

    Erica B.

    Freelance Writer | Let's Whip Your Copy Into Shape

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    Over 5 years of experience in copywriting for entrepreneurs, small businesses and mid-size corporations. Whether you¿re short on ideas or short on time, I help you get it done. I write for a variety of mediums and genres. Specialty topics include marketing strategy, fitness, health, real estate and restaurant marketing. Want to see more? Flip through my samples and see what I do in action.

    $55.00 /hr
    1 hours
  10. Amanda F.

    Amanda F.

    Writer and Editor

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

    Everything you need throughout the writing process, from brainstorming to publishing a final product. If you are looking for a developmental editor, I have worked on several book-length manuscripts to help with character, plot, setting, flow, organization, and marketability. If you want a final polish before sending your manuscript out, I am a painstaking and detail-oriented copyeditor. I also work as a copywriter/ghost writer.

    $33.00 /hr
    0 hours