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  1. Jaime L.

    Jaime L.

    Professional Copy-editor and Proofreader

    Canada - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Proper spelling, grammar, and formatting are crucial for communication. As a Professional Copy-editor and Proofreader, I will help you strengthen the quality of your documents with professionalism, accuracy, and proficiency. I'm here to help individuals present themselves with more expertise, and to help businesses come across better to clients or customers with clear, proper English. I take pride knowing I deliver a great quality of work in fiction and nonfiction alike. USA, Canadian, UK English? I can work with it all. I will bring out the best in your documents with fun, easy-to-read content, proper sentence structure, and word flow. I am a fast reader, and my typing speed is, on average, 90-110 WPM. I look forward to helping your ideas flourish!

    $18.00 /hr
    139 hours
  2. Joanna D.

    Joanna D.


    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    I was born in the United States of America and raised in the Republic of Panama. Because of this, English and Spanish are both first languages to me. I also have basic knowledge in Portuguese. I'm a professional musician (vocalist, guitarist, DJ, pianist...) and translator. In the last ten years, I have worked as a musician, translator, editor, virtual assistant, executive assistant, sales rep., customer service/care rep. and public relations officer. I'm proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe, CRM and Google software, and my typing speed is 92 WPM. I provide excellent results whether it be individually or in a team setting, and I’m a hard-worker; I will go above and beyond to complete the task at hand. I'm also highly detail-oriented, and show a great respect for deadlines. My strengths include exceptional communication skills (listening, verbal, written), analytic and research skills, computer and technical literacy, multicultural sensitivity and awareness, planning and organization, and creative problem solving. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Let's get to work!

    $11.11 /hr
    68 hours
  3. Alissa P.

    Alissa P.

    Communications/PR Consultant Who Loves to Write/Proofread/Edit

    United States - Tests: 6

    New to oDesk! 15 years' experience as communications/PR professional with deep expertise in strategy, media relations, corporate communications and issues management for a diverse spectrum of brands including March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch, Vicks, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Segway, Cold-Eeze and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. Exceptionally organized and results-oriented strategist and tactician who also loves to write, proofread and edit. Passion for philanthropy, entertainment and health/wellness.

    $55.56 /hr
    63 hours
  4. Kristin E.

    Kristin E.

    Administrative Assistant/Project Manager

    United States

    I have worked in the administrative side of the healthcare industry for the last 8 years. I am currently at Florida State University working on my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Finance. I excel in managing projects, administrative tasks, as well as anything requiring critical thinking skills. I have worked on many different software programs over the last 10 years and am certain that I could pick up on any others quickly. I enjoy solving problems and establishing new ideas and systems. I would love the opportunity to help you and/or your company.

    $25.00 /hr
    49 hours
  5. Taylor Williams

    Taylor Williams

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello to you all. I'm Elspeth (middle name, first name is Taylor), and I'm a twenty-two year old with a bachelor's degree in English. I've copy edited, proofread, ghostwritten, and done SEO work, so I'm not limited to a single type of work. I'm adaptable and flexible, and I'm dedicated to my work. In the past nine months, I've ghostwritten over sixty thousand words. When it comes to ghostwriting specifically, ideally I would like to stick to fiction, but I am open to nonfiction, as well. I'm familiar with all aspects of Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign, which I've used to layout newspapers, magazines, and yearbooks.

    $13.33 /hr
    19 hours
  6. Luke Williams

    Luke Williams

    Musician/Blogger/Creative Writer, Journalist and lover of all writing.

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I have always loved writing and have excelled at every English and Grammar class I have taken in school, doing better than 98% of students in the Writing category that took the PSAT's after taking them myself and scoring a 680 in said category. I later got a 670 in Writing on my SAT's. I love to write in my spare time and have written several short stories. articles, songs, poems, research articles, business letters, and many more mediums of expression. I have recently combined both my lifelong passions of writing and being a musician for ten years into a musical blog, which is located at I also have a Soundcloud account at, where I post all my work as well. I currently study at Penn State University and am hired as a student writer, student journalist, English, and Spanish tutor. I'm an experienced freelancer and have been freelancing for close to a year, primarily through Elance. I've worked many jobs ranging from writing healthcare IT articles, creative quizzes for a website, articles about youth in the modern-day workplace, articles promoting independent products, and much more. I always start and complete every job I accept or get, from absolute start to absolute finish, and have always satisfied my clients. As far as miscellaneous traits go, I am a Red-Cross certified Lifeguard and attended the United States Coast Guard Academy's summer AIM program where I received an excellent evaluation, recommended to them by a three-star retired Admiral. The program taught me perseverance, struggle, commitment, and dedication, all qualities that I apply to my life today. I am open to any job offer I can get!

    $13.50 /hr
    24 hours
  7. Johnathan Maverick

    Johnathan Maverick

    Currency Trader and Writer

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    My two primary areas of expertise are, oddly enough, investing (specifically, forex and commodity trading) and religion/spirituality/meditation. I taught Zen meditation for a number of years, and have an extensive background in Christian (esp. Catholic) mysticism. I've been doing freelance writing - primarily on investing - for over 10 years. In addition, I've published one novel - "A Cross of Hearts" (available on Amazon). I'm an active currency (forex) trader, with over 20 years investing experience.

    $28.89 /hr
    92 hours
  8. Javier Rodríguez

    Javier Rodríguez

    English-Spanish Professional Translator/Proofreader. Spanish teacher.

    Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a well skilled, formed and experienced Translator and Editor/Proofreader from Spain. Among my best areas of expertise: - Translating from English into Spanish. - Creating and translating legal fields. - Proofreading: amending and editing text in Spanish language. - Good translating skills, especially from English into Spanish. - Teaching the Spanish language for foreigners. My translating specialties are: * Technical Documents (legal, official and administrative documents) * Websites (WordPress, especially with plugins as WPML) * Marketing fields * Manuals (leaflets, instructions, brochures) * Data entry (Excell, Word, Google Drive...) 100 % human translations. Whether translating, editing or proofreading a text I feel the need to make that text as good as possible.

    $15.00 /hr
    127 hours
  9. Lauren Krouse

    Lauren Krouse

    Writer, Editor, and Teacher

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I hold a BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing. Presently, I'm working on my MFA in Creative Nonfiction at UNC-Wilmington. I have many years of experience in fields such as academic writing, creative writing, creative consultation, proofreading, and editing. I have also worked as an ESL teacher in Poland for a year and as an ESL curriculum writer for nearly two years. I'd love to work with you. Send me a proposal, and we'll get started. Cheers! Lauren

    $30.00 /hr
    1,407 hours
  10. Kynnie E.

    Kynnie E.

    Expert Writer, Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a conscientious writer, editor and proofreader with wide knowledge and experience. I am acquainted with all forms of professional, technical and academic writing. I am a perfectionist, highly meticulous, and aim to consistently deliver high quality content with a fast turnaround. I have experience ranging from business and development proposals, PhD dissertations, company presentations, website and blogging, and copy editing. I'm able to deliver comprehensive knowledge on almost any topic. There is nothing I wouldn't be interested in researching and I'm constantly looking to expand my knowledge.

    $11.11 /hr
    258 hours