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Anthony G.

AM - The Merchant of Words : For Words Worth Their Weight - NZ


Ghaziabad, India


Don’t let the title mislead you. As the Merchant of Words, I’m not related to the Merchant of Venice. To be honest, Shakespeare never appealed to me. Neither did academics. Thus, I just about managed to complete my schooling – or let’s just say that my teachers got fed up of me. After all, I was an immense strain on their conscience. It couldn’t have been easy deciding where I deserved fractional marks for an answer i.e. a 0.3 here or a 0.6 there etc., could it? Suffice it to say that my academic success in school resembled a village after ... morea Mongol raid. A few years later, I began working as a software developer. In that time, I learnt that I could create software for an accounting system. Considering that all I knew about accounting was the definition of debit and credit, it was an educational achievement on the job. I also learned how to travel to various parts of the city. An online job that taught me several offline things! Later, I found myself applying for an executive position to answer e-mail queries sent by’s customers. However, the powers that were thought I was a glutton for punishment. Therefore, they made me a Quality Editor instead. I handled the responses for the escalation e-mail queues. I also trained and audited e-mail responses for 15 executives. A relocation ended this brief but enlightening dalliance. My next assignment was as a back office executive in insurance processing. I processed transactions related to insurance cover. In some time, my supervisors realised that my innocent smiles (certainly not my good looks!) lay behind all their troubles. So they gave me charge of a team, of a process and of a client relationship too. From indexing scanned images of insurance claims related post to recovering money from at-fault third parties, my team did it all. Sadly, they also did me in… I finally turned to becoming a freelance content developer: writing about things I hadn’t heard of or seen, for clients I hadn’t ever seen (or ever would, for that matter!) at places I didn’t even know existed. After such an extensive background, can I really write? Well, in over 16 years of experience that is the only thing I’ve done. See how: • As a software developer, I WROTE computer programs and manuals • As a quality editor, I WROTE e-mails and responses • As an executive in back office processing, I WROTE manuals, desktop procedures and white papers • As a team leader, I WROTE policies, manuals, emails, white papers etc. • As a content developer, I WRITE articles, blogs, website content, product descriptions etc. So what’s common across: softWare – auditOr – data-entRy – team leaDer and writing Stuff fulltime? The answer is simple: All of them deal in WORDS…that express what needs to be done in the best way possible… less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Feb 2013 - May 2013

    Finance writer required for the credit card niche
    Anthony's work is absolutely spot on and in fact if it wasn't visible on his profile, it would be very difficult to tell that he's not a native English speaker, such is the quality of his work. On top of that, he is proactive and reliable in his work ethic, providing more than I expect in the weekly alotted time, making suggestions when instructions are unclear and providing a level of attention to detail that is rare in this field. Thanks for your great work, and I'll definitely be offering you future work when it arises again.
    76 hours
    $14.44 / hr
    $1,102.21 earned

  • Jan 2013 - May 2013

    Professional Editor - Insurance Industry Content
    Anthony does a great job. I would certainly hire him again.
    $223.33 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Jan 2013

    "POWER OF WORDS" article
    Amazing. Professional. Recommend without hesitation. Will be working with him again.
    $100.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Sep 2012 - Jan 2013

    Educational Research Assistant with knowledge of APA format
    Exceptional work! Thank you for completing tasks on time and with fidelity.
    46 hours
    $8.89 / hr
    $472.77 earned

  • Oct 2012

    Web Content Copyeditor/Copywriter
    Anthony NF G is smart, fast, reliable, and responsive. He's very reasonably-priced, honest and does a good job. I highly recommend him for any sort of copy-editing and copy-writing whatsoever. --Maurice Ferando
    $40.00 earned
    Fixed Price

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 10 mins
English Spelling Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 12 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 12 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 23 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version) 4.60 Top 10% 19 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version) 4.60 Top 10% 32 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.40 Top 10% 23 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 4.75 Top 10% 18 mins
Content Writing Skills Test 3.90 Top 10% 40 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 10 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 21 mins
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals) 3.00 Top 20% 40 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.40 Top 10% 19 mins
Analytical Skills Test 4.00 Top 20% 40 mins
MS Excel 2003 Test 3.75 Top 10% 27 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 20% 40 mins
Computer Aptitude Test 3.70 Top 30% 45 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test 3.50 Above Average 40 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.45 Top 10% 13 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 20% 14 mins
MS Excel 2007 Test 3.25 Above Average 40 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 25 mins
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