Tom DeSimone
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Tom DeSimone

BA in English/Creative Writing, Writer, Editor, Researcher


Gardiner, United States


In my four years of university study in English and Creative Writing, I have acquired and honed skills in research and writing far beyond the average writer. Working quickly, accurately, and within a strict time frame is essential for academic success, and these traits make me uniquely qualified for a vast array of writing jobs outside of academia. I can do work as simple as rewriting articles, or as complex as preparing book-length manuscripts, all with careful attention to detail while maintaining a quick and steady pace. My concentration in my Creative Writing program of study was fiction writing. I ... morehave extensive experience both writing and editing fiction of all lengths and in a variety of genres. My goal as a freelancer is to build a resume and portfolio for future employment by satisfying the needs of current employers beyond their expectations. I am a hard worker, a fast learner, and a skilled writer who will accept nothing less than the best from himself. less

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  • Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

    Proofreader/Editor wanted
    Thanks Tom!
    $391.98 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    Book Title , Subtitle, Bio and Blurb for back cover
    Exceptional service. I will work again with Tom. I have recommended Tom to my colleagues
    $44.44 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    Writing a Commentary
    I really appreciated Tom's work, and I would work with him again. He did everything on time. He was reachable at any time. He does everything to keep you happy with the work he does. Thank Tom!
    $133.33 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

    Creative Writing/Web Content
    Quality Work
    4 hours
    $11.11 / hr
    $52.55 earned

  • Feb 2011 - Jan 2012

    ebook construction and writing
    I’ve hired dozens of copywriters on odesk and most of them have been mediocre and others very disappointing. I’ve learnt it’s very difficult to find an exceptional copywriter/editor. Most lack an ability to put substance, character, flow, and motivation along with detail within their writing. I often found myself having to pass a piece of writing to three and sometimes four copywriters. However, I can finally tell you, I have found that rare copywriter who has all of the above. In fact, he is so good I’ve made him the head editor of my business. Tom has produced nearly 600 hours of work for me and he never ceases to amaze me whenever I read a new draft he’s written. His work is truly breath taking. I advise you not to hire him, because I want him all to myself  (of course, I’m joking, just know you cannot go wrong with Tom).
    569 hours
    $15.56 / hr
    $8,848.00 earned

  • Mar 2011 - Nov 2011

    Seeking Junior Editor
    I wish there was a star in between weak & good, as that is the one I would have picked. Tom is a very very nice person & he communicates well. In the beginning he did an ok job with editing (not great), & then things started to occasionally trail off from there. I wouldn't call him a full blown editor, probably more a proof reader & we needed a real editor. I will have to get the files redone by someone else. I enjoyed working with Tom, it's just the above average skill we needed just wasn't there. We wish him all the best.
    27 hours
    $15.00 / hr
    $410.10 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
U.S. Academic Writing Test 4.60 Top 10% 15 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.60 Top 10% 11 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.50 Top 10% 14 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.50 Top 20% 10 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 20 mins

Work History

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1,760 hours worked
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