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Jessica L.

Jessica L.

I'm an editing enthusiast.

United States - Portfolio: 1

I love editing. From the nitty-gritty details of individual sentences to the broad strokes of character arcs, I strive to leave the documents I edit in a significantly better state than when I first saw it. As a college student, I am familiar with APA and MLA formatting and style, and I am also accustomed to the Chicago Manual of Style. I have edited approximately half a million words over the past three years, and the prospect of adding to that number continually excites me. Give me an opportunity; you won't be disappointed.

88% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
20 hours

Judy Dino

Judy Dino Agency Contractor

Editing, Proofreading, Writing.

United States - Portfolio: 1

I have my BA in Biology from Clark University and an M.Ed. in Education from Worcester State University. I have worked as a professional biologist and more recently as an educator and editor. I am also a published author. I have additional experience with business and accounting as well as grant writing. I can help you with proofreading, editing, content generation, web site review and just about any task where you put pen to paper. I am very motivated and client oriented. I don't feel that I've succeeded until you are fully satisfied. Red To Black Editing is a small family business; we always work very hard for our clients.

Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

99% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2 hours

Agota B.

Agota B.

Translator, Writer,Text Editor, Proofreader

Romania - Tests: 1

I am interested mostly in Linguistics and Translation Studies. Recently I have got my Bachelor Degree from English-Hungarian translation and interpretation. The most important things I have experience in are: translation of different special texts, translation of subtitles (I have worked with Subtitle Workshop, I translated the scripts of short films for the Alter-Native International Short Film Festival in Tirgu-Mures and I also interpreted them, I translate Ted Talks), writing bachelor thesis, using different text editing softwares, for translation I use the MemoQ translation environment. I am learning Romanian, Danish, German and Italian as well.

88% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
2 hours

Peter Barlow

Peter Barlow

A one stop shop for proofing, layout and design

South Africa - Portfolio: 23

We specialize in producing effective, high impact and easy to read books, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, posters and pretty much anything that can be printed. We also offer in-house proofing services and eBook conversions to all major formats (mobi, Kindle and ePub).

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
154 hours

Lane M.

Creative Administrative Solutions

United States

I utilize my experience in the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors to listen to and meet my clients' needs. My skills are in business administration, marketing, research, and communications. See a more complete list as well as my work history below. Business Administration -Sales experience (domestic & international) -Market Analysis, branding, new initiatives -Writing skills in legal and technical language sets -Customer service -Experience with Office and accounting software Graduate Study -Extensive experience writing, editing, and researching in multiple social science disciplines -Proficient in the presentation of complex theoretical concepts in accessible language -Ready access to and experience with academic search engines -Extensive knowledge of textual criticism and literary theory

$30.00 /hr
16 hours

Lynn S.

42Solutions - Quality bespoke outcomes.

France - Tests: 2

We offer a variety of services to our clients including transcriptions, translations, design consultancy, ghostwriting and management systems support. Having over 50 years combined experience of IT and its methodologies, e-commerce, Project Management, Quality Assurance, the preparation of formal papers, creative writing and board level presentations, we know we can meet your needs for fast and quality output and at a reasonable price. We will not necessarily be the cheapest, but we are confident that our services will be amongst the very best.

94% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
13 hours

Jenna Goodwin

Jenna Goodwin

Blogger-Social Media Outreach

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I have worked online in internet marketing since 2008 as a parenting blogger. In this time, I have ran social media accounts for various businesses, blogged to promote companies, and launched campaigns getting additional blogs involved in promotion. Social Media Management is something I take pride in with over 20k Twitter Followers. I know that social media is constantly changing and you have to keep content engaging to grow your audience. I have been featured in print media, news media, and more. My latest accomplishment includes being included in a book. Soon, I will be working towards creating a book of my own.

$10.26 /hr
24 hours

Michele W.

Michele W. Agency Contractor

Marketing Strategy and Editing Expert

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am a multifaceted freelancer with years of experience executing highly effective marketing campaigns, as well as having a proven track record in editing both fiction and non-fiction projects. I'm extremely passionate about both marketing and editing and I take great pride in my work. I'm easy going, fun to work with and a great communicator.

Associated with: oDesk Payroll

97% Job Success
$41.11 /hr
271 hours

William D.

William D. Agency Contractor

Professional proofreading and editing services

United States - Portfolio: 2

Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

99% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2 hours