Arun R.
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Arun R.

Writer

$35.00/hr

Bangalore, India

Overview

Meaning is important. Words are not. (If you agree, read on.) ‘Are these fortune cookies?’ asked Jill. ‘Yes,’ said the waiter ‘with compliments from the chef.’ Jill broke open her cookie and frowned at the strip of paper inside. ‘What does it say?’ asked Jack. ‘It sounds cryptic and rude,’ said Jill. Jack took the strip of paper from her and read, ‘Be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless.’ ‘If I eat lunch like this every day, I will be formless and shapeless,’ said Jill. ‘It’s Bruce Lee,’ said Mark. They both looked at him with incomprehension. ‘It’s what Bruce Lee ... moresaid,’ explained Mark. ‘Meaning if you flow like water, you will never get stale.’ ‘And I thought they were calling me empty-minded and shapeless,’ said Jill with obvious relief. ‘If you do this and that, what you will get is diddlysquat,’ read out Jack from his fortune cookie. ‘What does that mean?’ said Jill. ‘It means that whoever is writing these fortune cookies needs to be more tactful,’ said Jack throwing down the strip of paper. ‘They are not going to get repeat customers saying stuff like this.’ ‘There’s a message for you, Jack,’ said Mark. Jill looked at him askance. ‘Look at Jack,’ said Mark. Jack’s phone was wedged between his left ear and shoulder while typing on his Blackberry. Jill shrugged, ‘What?’ ‘He is multitasking,’ said Mark. ‘So?’ said Jill. ‘If you do two things at the same time, you can do neither of them well and hence you get zero results, ergo diddlysquat,’ said Mark. ‘I have to go,’ said Jack getting up. ‘Me too,’ said Jill. ‘See you later, Mark.’ ‘Don’t you want to know what my fortune cookie says?’ called out Mark as they left the restaurant. (If you want to know more about me, read on. If you only want to know what was in Mark's fortune cookie, scroll down to the footnote at the end.) Messages are nothing without meaning. Do you think that Jack or Jill will lunch again at the Chinese restaurant? It's unlikely unless Mark insisted on taking them there. It would be great to have more friends like Mark. It would make our jobs much easier. Unfortunately, the Jacks and Jills of this world outnumber the Marks. Fortunately, some of us know this and ensure words are used not just to fill up space or fortune cookies but to mean something. I've been using words and infusing messages with meaning for over 17 years. As a full-time freelance copywriter on oDesk since August 2012, I've written content for blogs, websites, copy for sales letters and response-driven direct mail content. I've also ghostwritten books in the fiction and self-help categories that have been successfully published and sold on Amazon.com. I focus on enabling advertisers, brands, marketers as well as individuals and entrepreneurs find a singularly unique and engaging voice to express their message in a memorable manner. I've been writing effective, persuasive advertising copy and marketing communications content since 1993. Before freelancing, I worked as a copywriter with ad agencies and an airline. 'Keep Smiling and everyone will wonder what you are up to.' That's what Mark's fortune cookie said. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

    Sales Consultancy blog Writing

    No feedback given

    $36.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2012 - Sep 2015

    Turn My Clearly Organised Notes Into A Short Powerful Book – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING...
    5.00
    Great Work!
    $582.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

    Health/wellness/fitness/dieting ebook writer with a passion (excellent grammer and spelling)

    No feedback given

    $107.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Dec 2013 - Jul 2015

    Sales Page Copy Writing

    No feedback given

    $218.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

    Write a book on Time Management
    5.00
    Amazing writer! Would highly reccomend.
    $300.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

    Need creative titles to attract customers
    4.35
    He did the job just the way we needed. Needed some creative titles and he came up with some good ideas.
    $30.00 earned
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Tests

Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 7 mins
English Spelling Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 9 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version) 4.40 Top 10% 9 mins
Marketing Methods and Techniques Test 4.25 Top 10% 9 mins
Advertising Skills Certification 3.60 Top 10% 7 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version) 4.25 Top 30% 9 mins
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version) 4.60 Top 20% 8 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 13 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version) 3.75 Above Average 14 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 20% 12 mins
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals) 2.75 Top 20% 16 mins
Business Writing Skills Certification 3.00 Above Average 9 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 30% 7 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test 3.60 Above Average 15 mins
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago) 2.50 Above Average 33 mins
U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals) 2.75 Above Average 19 mins
Content Writing Skills Test 3.25 Top 30% 18 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 4.40 Top 10% 14 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 3.75 Top 30% 12 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 4.00 Above Average 6 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 3.75 Above Average 14 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 20% 8 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.40 Top 10% 22 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 3.90 Above Average 8 mins
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Work History

98% Job Success
325 hours worked
101 jobs

Availability

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