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  1. Ashley J.

    Ashley J.

    B.S. in Journalism - Public Relations

    United States - Last active: 11/19/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011 with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. I have extensive experience writing press releases, news articles, research projects and creative works. I also participate in a writing workshop online where I critique and edit others' writing. I compose blogs and articles in a quick, intelligent and interesting manner. I am currently considering expanding a detailed Public Relations report about athletes' reputation management into a book and would eventually like publish children's books as well.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Matthew Jackson

    Matthew Jackson

    Matthew S. Jackson

    United States - Last active: 12/14/2011 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a young, up-and-coming writer who specializes in theatre. I have strong editing skills, having proofread four books for Gordon S. Jackson, including: "Never Scratch a Tiger with a Short Stick, and other quotes for leaders." While I prefer creative writing, I am very comfortable with academic and business writing. I have spent the last year volunteering in South Africa, and have written weekly updates on my time here. I have also written and produced two full-length plays, as well as several one-acts. I look forward to hearing from you! Matthew

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Austin Thompson

    Austin Thompson

    2d and 3d VFX Artist

    United States - Last active: 07/29/2014 - Tests: 1

    I have years of experience with editing, after effects, photoshop, final cut, premier and much more. I can do titles and some flashing visual effects but I can also do some less obvious things like cleaning up shots, fixing mistakes, and adding certain things like flares or color grading. I just want to work and get some documented experience. Prices are always negotiable and I hope to work with some creative people here.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Ashley S.

    Ashley S.

    Versatile, Detail-Oriented Professional At Your Disposal

    United States - Last active: 08/05/2014 - Tests: 9

    My fluency in English and eye for detail allow me to excel at proof-reading, as I can spot mistakes missed by others. I also have experience in various administrative roles, ranging from receptionist to executive assistant. I am seeking work that gives me flexible hours, as I am currently employed. My ideal position would be a project (or multiple projects) in data entry, proof-reading, transcription, research, copy writing or customer service. I am looking for projects to keep me occupied approximately 5-25 hours of work per week. The hourly rate is somewhat flexible, and varies dependent upon services rendered.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Brionna Eccard

    Brionna Eccard

    Project Manager, Copywriter, Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology. I am a project manager for a web consulting agency and have extensive experience in copy-writing and editing. I have a keen eye for detail and a creative mind. I work quickly and efficiently and am able to easily articulate my thoughts and opinions.

    $16.67 /hr
    6 hours
  6. Lee W.

    Lee W.

    Experienced and Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/08/2012 - Tests: 2

    I want to use my writing and marketing skills to help my clients reach their goals. I authored two books with a nationally best-selling author, various magazine articles, have ghost written for celebrity names and have written under my own name. I've been doing Internet marketing and SEO since 1996, even before Google existed and am an Odesk-Certified SEO Consultant. I primarily do link building and on-site optimization.

    $11.94 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Adrien Lynch

    Adrien Lynch

    Experienced editor, proofreader, and copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 04/07/2014 - Tests: 1

    At my day job, I am a copyeditor for an online academic publisher. I have 5 years of experience in editing, proofing, and revising work on a variety of subjects, and pride myself on my ability to edit for maximum clarity, conciseness, and readability. As a detail-oriented editor and skilled researcher, I often consult outside research sources in order to inform myself about the subject of the paper I am editing. In particular, I am skilled at "translating" the work of non-native English speakers into academic English. I am interested in working with you to revise and edit your written work, whether the content is academic, literary, technical, creative, or online social media.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Dee R.

    Dee R.

    Proofreader/editor, transcription, ESL, researcher

    Greece - Last active: 05/01/2014 - Tests: 4

    I am a professional English proofreader editor with a good number of years experience in the field. I have a strong medico-legal background so attention to detail is second nature, as is working to deadlines. Nothing is too small to edit and I have had many varied projects from checking menus and brochures, banners, web content, CV and cover letters, to academic journal articles. Anyone who has tried to publish articles know the rigorous demands they place on style and grammar. That's where I can help. I have published my own research so understand this process better than most. I am a native English speaker and my special interest is in ESL documents. All a good article or piece needs sometimes is a little tweak to make it a great article.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Allison L.

    Allison L.


    United States - Last active: 01/03/2012 - Tests: 3

    Allison has been writing extensively on the topic of lifestyle since 2001, covering everything from fashion, travel and interior design to DIY, how-to and more general-topic creative writing. She has five years of online and SEO experience. Her work has appeared in “Every Day with Rachael Ray” and “Woman’s Day” magazines, among others. Originally from Seattle, she has received honors from the Washington Newspapers Publishers Association as well as the Society of Professional Journalists. For two very fun years, Lind worked as the resident how-to and design expert for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's" Ty Pennington's magazine, "Ty Pennington at Home." Most recently, Allison has filled a niche writing and editing for both private and corporate clients seeking creative and engaging copy.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Takisha Jacobs

    Takisha Jacobs

    Writer / Editor / PR Contractor

    United States - Last active: 04/01/2013 - Tests: 4

    Writing is not only my expertise, it is my cherished craft, forged in diverse professional arenas and polished with more than 10 years experience. Over the years, I have been a reporter, feature writer, columnist, blogger, editor, and public relations contractor. My strength as a writer lies in my ability to connect with the human interest in most subjects and communicate it compellingly and precisely. I am also a painstakingly attentive editor. I currently teach college English and am eager for diverse opportunities to use my skills to advance the goals of your company and professionals like you.

    $16.67 /hr
    7 hours