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  1. Ashley P.

    Ashley P.

    Professional Writer and Editor, degree in English and Creative Writing

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

    I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Art in English and Creative Writing. In the years since graduating from college I have held positions as an Editor in Chief, Administrative Assistant, Chief Blogger, and various other positions wich involved a great deal of professional writing. I believe my writing ability is what sets me apart from other freelancers on the site. I am also adept at administrative tasks such as data entry, creating schedules, communicating with clients, and other organizational duties. Some of my skills include typing a clean 90 WPM, basic HTML knowledge, a strong proficiency in all Word software, professional editing, writing, administrative tasks, and having 11 years of professional experience in these fields. As you can also see from my tests I placed 1st out of 400k+ test takers on the US Spelling Test. Aside from the professional description above I am absolutely in love with writing and words. I've always been told I have a knack for writing the perfect description that people never knew they wanted. Since I was young I devoured books like The Hobbit and a lot of children's books. I decided after college I wanted to devote myself to actually doing what I went to college for. And living in a small town doesn't lend well for writing outside of your home. So I decided the best step to take was to become a freelancer and help people all over the world with their writing needs. I've written everything from stories about video games to a memorial for a loved one. I hope by reading this you can see just how much I love to write. If you're looking for someone who is truly passionate about reading, writing, and language in general, I hope you contact me and let me assist you with the perfect phrase. - Ashley

    $12.22 /hr
    4,176 hours
    5.00
  2. Riza Parungao

    Riza Parungao

    Professional HR /IT Recruiter, Real Estate Expert , Admin/Bus.Dev.

    Philippines - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 6

    To join an organization and contribute to its growth/expansion with my unending pursuit for excellence in the field of work assigned to me; Have high affinity for challenging tasks and new endeavor hope to be professionally trained and ultimately given a challenging position with an opportunity for career advancement. - Excellent cross-cultural communication skills - Positive-thinking with good working attitude - Patient, Willing to learn and adapt to changes - Disciplined, Self-driven, Self-motivated & Result Oriented - Ability to work in a team and independently under pressure From all my past employment experiences, I have acquired a strong interpersonal skill which enables me to adapt easily in any environment that I am in. Self-motivated, approachable, highly dependable personality filled with a desire for continual upgrade and improvement; has also opened up more opportunities and greater exposure for me. "No matter what qualification's we have, no matter how good we are, always remember how important TEAM WORK is. Without that team behind us, we have nothing."

    $11.11 /hr
    14,115 hours
    4.68
  3. Patrick H.

    Patrick H.

    Experienced Content Manager, Project Manager, and Lead Editor

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 21

    Outside of the freelance world, I work for an Associated Press affiliated company, covering a Major League Baseball team. Within the freelance realm, I currently hold positions such as Senior Editor, Lead Editor, Editor Trainer, and Project Manager; some requiring roles as the direct point man to Fortune 500 companies. If you need to ensure that your content is the best possible, I encourage you to read my past feedback, check out some of the dozens of tests I have taken, and contact me with your project details so I can tell you how I can help. Whether you need someone to monitor the content on your small business blog, or you need someone to handle the hiring and managing of a team of 200 writers and proofreaders, I can help. Just as a note, not to demean the position, since it is often the core of any good content strategy, but I have no interest in being a "writer" at this point in my career, so please do not invite me to jobs in that role.

    $27.00 /hr
    2,195 hours
    4.94
  4. Josh Vogt

    Josh Vogt

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 39

    I provide compelling content that gives you a standout image and delivers powerful results. Need copy written or revised for your website, brochures, emails, social network, or any other media platform? Look no further. - 9+ years experience in copywriting, editing, proofreading, advertising, marketing, managing freelancers, email campaigns, SEO, and web journalism - Dedicated to quality, creativity, and your complete satisfaction

    $50.00 /hr
    476 hours
    4.95
  5. Zoe K.

    Zoe K.

    copywriter, editor, proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Being a charismatic native English speaker and having a background in marketing, I marry these two attributes to produce superb copy that is clear, creative, engaging and persuasive. My marketing, business and copywriting experience coupled with my naturally creative writing style and fervent attention to detail translates into powerful, immaculately written, edited and proofread copy—every time. Be assured, by hiring me you will receive nothing but the very best work—samples are in my portfolio (more are available) and my feedback speaks for itself. It's a small investment for a big return.

    $16.67 /hr
    217 hours
    4.99
  6. Kiel B.

    Kiel B.

    Independent Writer & Translator / Database Developer

    France - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    As a professional writer my sole goal is to interpret and crystallize the message meant for your audience. By presenting clear, concise and consistent content your company or project becomes more memorable to its visitors and clients. My aims are to draw attention to what is being said, and to clarify your ideas. My work as an editor began in my parents' Print and Copy business writing resumes and editing business letters for local East Harlem patrons. This context allowed me to develop a keen eye for grammatical errors, format and flow with a professional tone. I further developed this skill in college where I worked with students at undergraduate and graduate levels for editing & proofreading essays, theses and blog content. That said, I have a good amount of experience with a diverse range of topics and am as familiar with academic styles as idealizing pieces for SEO. While I am not writing or editing under contract or for my blog, I work hard to cultivate my spheres of interest, which I narrow down to the visual arts, music, lifestyle, fashion (men's and women's), international politics, and brand strategies. I recently completed studies under an International Management Masters program in Lyon, France and maintain control of strategic management and international marketing tools. I am very familiar with deadlines across all my projects and enjoy incentive based work. I believe my position as an American in Europe can be very valuable to your team as I benefit from a unique exposure that many of my competitors do not, and have the ability to represent concepts with an international appeal. Thank you for your time and the possible opportunity.

    $25.00 /hr
    3,878 hours
    5.00
  7. Robert Macias

    Robert Macias

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I’ve been the lead editor at two magazines and three online publications. Since becoming a full-time freelancer in 2009, I’ve acquired significant experience in academic editing, book editing, screenplay editing, and editing corporate content ranging from annual reports to newsletters. I’ll help you avoid embarrassing mistakes while preserving your unique voice. For fixed-fee projects, I’ll need to see the document before giving you a firm bid. Standard rates: Academic editing (APA stylebook), book editing, and business editing: 3 cents per word Online article/web content editing: 5 cents per word Screenplay editing (submitted in MS Word format): 1 cent per word

    $33.33 /hr
    32 hours
    5.00
  8. Taylor Normington

    Taylor Normington

    Copywriter, Social Media Expert, Editor, SEO, Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    I strive to continually further both the depth and breadth of my skills as a writer, so as to contribute superior work and deliver client and customer satisfaction. I received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 2012. I have written and directed short films with crews of up to 30, am proficient with audio and video recording technology/software, and have provided high quality transcription, copywriting, editing, technical writing, SEO and writing designed to engage and grow fan bases via social media for a range of high profile companies and clients. In my free time I look to further my capabilities however I can, including writing fiction and non-fiction prose, biographies, critiques, reviews and screenplays. I have written on a wide variety of subjects, and enjoy researching new topics as they are assigned to me. My specialties include technology, health/fitness, marketing, film, music, literature, academic writing and video game journalism. I am outgoing and highly interpersonal. I recognize that communication is essential to succeed in fast-paced, telecommute work environments. As a creative writer, I put a premium on concept and the ability to draw readers in as succinctly as possible. My linkedin profile for more information: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/taylor-normington

    $30.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.58
  9. Ellen C.

    Ellen C.

    Proofreader, Editor, and Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an American copy editor and writer of fiction and creative nonfiction with a BA in English and 4 years experience with book editing. I've worked on book-length manuscripts on a variety of subjects for publishers in the U.S., and I'm familiar with Chicago, APA, and AMA styles I have a keen eye for errors and a passion for making text clean and easy to read. I can vary my revision to suit your needs- I've done everything from surface-level proofreading to light translation and grammar interventions to reordering sentences and paragraphs for optimal flow. I have extensive experience working with non-native speakers to make their writing flawless and accessible to American or British audiences. Please feel free to contact me for further examples of my work.

    $16.67 /hr
    411 hours
    4.99
  10. Bethany Cadman

    Bethany Cadman

    Writer, editor, and marketer for all your content needs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have an MA in Creative writing and experience of writing for travel and city guides such as itchy London. I currently write for several websites including a celebrity gossip blog, and writing reviews for hotels in Paris. My career has seen me manage the content for several websites and lead on complex marketing campaigns. I am a very organised, creative and hard working individual who will dedicate herself to any task given.

    $18.50 /hr
    277 hours
    4.89