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  1. Jennifer F.

    Jennifer F.

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 11/02/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I have written several short stories, a multitude of poetry, and one complete novella and currently re-writing my first full length novel and am in the process of writing a new fantasy thriller. Most of my work deals with a paranormal or fantasy element with romance or mystery themes. While these are my primary focal points for my own writing, when it comes to editing or ghost writing, I am open to other genres and story elements. I work primarily with first time and indie authors.

    $14.44 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Zachary Westall

    Zachary Westall

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an experienced and capable writer and editor, proficient in both print and web media. In the past I have worked in a multitude of jobs centered on the English language. From freelance writer, to editor, to educator, I always strive for perfect content, clarity and style. Concerning voice and style, I have a strong command of both AP and Chicago formatting. Straightforward, logical, and clear prose is the hallmark of my writing. Most recently I lived and worked abroad in South Korea as an English teacher. For one year I assimilated into the Korean lifestyle, observed their customs and truly embraced their culture. This experience highlights my work ethic as an educator--it's harder than it looks--my familiarity and faculty with the English language, but most importantly, my adaptability to any environment or job function, no matter how foreign or unfamiliar. Besides myriad experience with English, I'm tech and social media savvy; with skills in the MS Office Suite and proficiency with both the MS and Mac OS.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Nancy Dickinson

    Nancy Dickinson

    Native English, Highly skilled freelance writer based in United States

    United States - Last active: 05/20/2011 - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a highly skilled and creative wordsmith/writer.  I bring with me the maturity and experience that comes with having lived in many locations and countries with my military husband and family. Due to this history, I adapt easily to many situations and tasks. I am highly customer and deadline oriented with a firm belief that I am here to please the customer and to satisfy their needs. I am militant by nature that my writing is both grammatically and technically correct in every way, utilizing all tools necessary to fulfill the expectations of my clients. I look forward to serving you in any way I am able and I believe you will find me to be professional, agreeable and task-oriented.  English is my first and only language.

    $16.67 /hr
    3 hours
  4. Julie Wall

    Julie Wall

    Writer/Editor/Admin. Support/Logo Designer

    United States - Last active: 02/07/2011 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 11

    I am bringing eleven years of varied Internet, image editing, photography, and administrative skills to the table and am looking forward to helping my clients put forth the best documents, content, and logos I can provide. I have enjoyed being a standard setter in my current organization, and want to be able to share that with my new clients in the future.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Matthew Adams

    Matthew Adams

    Writer, Editor, Blogger, and Social Media Manager.

    United States - Last active: 06/11/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    As a writer, I have devoted myself to connecting deeply with every project that I invest time in; my work is a labor of love. I am simply not satisfied with producing work just for the sake of producing. In everything that I do, I try to form the words I use into a work of art. This attitude is what sets me apart from other producers, and the quality of my finished product reflects this. When you hire me, your project receives my full attention while I craft the finished result. I am fearlessly confident that my services will show this to be true, and will ultimately add value to your project. My experience to date has mainly been in an academic setting. As a student pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in political science I was required to produce several topically exhaustive papers a month, which often had competing deadlines. The knowledge I gained from this education has afforded me the ability to write edit and edit multiple factually accurate projects within a short time frame. In these projects I try to look at a subject from every angle and viewpoint, and I am only comfortable putting words to page when I feel that I have a complete understanding of a subject. Needless to say, this requires me to have excellent research skills. In addition to these skills, I am proficient in APA, CMS, and MLA citation styles, and have functioned as a political and fact checker on multiple occasions.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Mead S.

    Mead S.


    United States - Last active: 02/09/2009 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    My 10 years experience as a working journalist, combined with six years as corporate PR and marketing manager, has prepared me to handle all of your writing and editing challenges. I have written thousands of articles, reports, speeches, press releases, PowerPoint presentations, and other communication materials for corporations, small businesses and individuals. I am perfectly comfortable working on short deadline and complete my work on time and on budget. If you have a project that requires solid writing and editing skills, I'm ready for you. Place your project in the hands of someone you can rely on.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Tania Topete

    Tania Topete

    English/Spanish professional translator and interpreter

    Mexico - Last active: 10/15/2014 - Tests: 5

    If you are looking for a bilingual expert who would conduct a secondary research whose source language is in Spanish or English, contact me. I would be happy to assist you. I have worked as a business translator to close important deals with clients in the United States and Canada. I grew up and went to high school in Chicago, Illinois, and I am currently living in Mexico. I am a professional as well as a multi-tasking individual who enjoys working as a team player and has the provider's best interest at hand. I am a native speaker in both English and Spanish, and I am fluent in both written and verbal English and Spanish skills . I possess no accent in either language. I have a flexible schedule and I am available to work according to your project.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Jen Nipps

    Jen Nipps

    Professional Creative Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 01/10/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last 12 years, I have written a wide range of articles, brochures, event flyers, and web pages. I have also edited various projects including web sites, articles, personnel manuals, short stories, novel chapters, and complete book projects. My core competency lies in creating articles from idea to completed project.

    $22.22 /hr
    9 hours
  9. Aaron Coe

    Aaron Coe


    United States - Last active: 09/25/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    I want to 1) develop my writing and research skills, 2) gain work experience and 3) increase my professional network. My primary strengths are writing, editing, and research, but I am willing to take other work as well. I am very detail-oriented and thorough. I am currently job-hunting, so I'm looking for things that might lead to consistent work as well as any projects I can do while I look for jobs. I have an MA in history, have published an article in a magazine, and was an editorial intern at Trail Runner magazine. I've done some data entry and tons of research, and know my way around the Internet.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Ash Chowdhury

    Ash Chowdhury

    Freelance Writer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 05/23/2013 - Tests: 5

    Worked as a ghostwriter for a University Chairman, worked as a lecturer at the same university, have won national writing competitions, wrote articles for someone else in student life, hated going to office every morning and getting underpaid for all that trying to develop a freelance writing career on my own. Don't know if it sounds cliche or immature, but honestly, I love to write!

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours