Ronald Fitzwater

Ronald Fitzwater

Writer, Columnist, Editor

Blowing Rock, United States

$22.22/hr

(4.96)

What's the difference
Overview

My experience and results proven abilities as a reporter and editor will show you what I would contribute as a skilled, hardworking writer.

In my most recent position as the editor of the Ashe Mountain Times newspaper, in western North Carolina, the leading news source in our coverage area, I greatly enjoyed the challenges my wide-ranging role as managing editor, general news reporter, columnist and pagination editor. In this unique, multifaceted position, I worked collaboratively with a talent…

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Work History & Feedback

Editor/Project Manager

“Ron does a very good job and is a pleasure to work with.”
5.00
317 hrs

Proofreading

“We found Ron's work excellent, however, we experienced two issues with Ron. The first is why I didn't assign high stars for availability and deadlines. He agreed to complete a job for me and, then in the middle of the job, I all of a sudden received notice from him that he was quitting the job with no explanation. I inquired as to the problem and subsequently received the following "What happened was completely on my end and has nothing at all to do with you or your interaction with me; no friction in other words.....Because I cannot complete your job, thereby causing you problems, I would never be so bold as to expect or ask for future work."Because I really liked his work and because I am a kind person and like to give people another chance, I hired Ron again. At completion of the most recent job, Ron forwarded to me an invoice. Due to the busy nature of my business and travel schedule, I was unable to respond immediately to his invoice inquiries. However, ONLY 9 DAYS PASSED (less than a week and a half) and I received a scathing email in which he made the following threat to blacklist me in the writing community because I did not respond to his email immediately. "At the end of that time I will be forced to take the time to make things as unpleasant for you and your business as time makes possible. I will do this by contacting every writer's site I belong to, and can locate and warn the sites and the writers working there about your nonpayment conduct. I will also contact the Better Business Bureau, the IRS and the National Labor Relations Board to report your business as risky for employees and clients. Finally, I will contact the clients whose projects I worked on and tell them that you are hiring people to work on their projects and then not rendering payment." I share this because there is not a single vendor I have worked with on ODesk - or elsewhere - that has not received payment by me. I am proud of the great relationship I have with my vendors and have had it for many years. Quite frankly, my clients LOVE me and even if Ron called them, they wouldn't have believed him because I am known as a very trustworthy person. If a really long period of time or an excessive number of weeks had gone by, I might understand someone getting this upset, but only a few days had passed, so I find it disappointing that I would receive such a nasty correspondence.His response seemed to me to be an over-reaction.”
2.40
7 hrs @ $8.89/hr
Earned $139

Create School Descriptions

“Ronald wrote approximately 50 short descriptions for a large project.”
3.40
40 hrs @ $13.33/hr
Earned $535

SEO Article Writer Needed for Authority Site - US College Proficient Only

“Ron provided us with an article of the highest quality. It was well-researched and well-written. We will be hiring him, again.”
5.00
Fixed Price $22

Write Articles to Promote Music Production Product

“We had a little confusion on this project but overall Ron was professional and got the job done.”
4.45
Fixed Price $111

Transcript proofreading with audio review

No feedback given
5.00
Fixed Price
Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

U.S. Word Usage Test

81