Rich Murphy
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Rich Murphy

Freelance Writer & Author


Palmview, United States


I believe in excellence. Writing isn't about just putting words on paper, it's about expressing ideas. Like any art, the writer has only been successful if the reader sees what he sees, hears what he hears, and feels what he feels. I am an experienced writer with over 180 books published; in addition to my 500+ page web site and 3 blogs. Let's just say, I've been writing for a while. I started writing as an engineer, writing proposals for the company I worked for. As such, my writing had to be clear, concise and answer the questions before they were ... moreasked. My writing had to convince the higher-ups in the company to spend money, make changes and believe in what I was saying. When I write, I strive for clarity, simplicity and something that will stir the reader to action. Any subject, no matter how dull it seems, has something in it that can excite; otherwise it would die from apathy. I want to find that thing which excites and express it to others. I have Five general areas in which I consider myself a strong writer. While each of them seem totally separate from each other, they form the structure of who I am, and where I've come from. 2 - Survival and Prepping - I started out as a survivalist as a teen, in the 1970s. That was the latter days of the Cold War and along with some friends, I had plans to head for the Colorado Rockies. Seeing the need, I started studying survival. I guess that just never left me. With the resurgence of interest in survival brought about in the modern prepping movement, I decided that my knowledge was needed. There is too much being written by people who don't know survival, to sell to this niche. When I write about it, it's from the viewpoint of personal experience. When I explain how to do something, it's because I've already done it. 1 - Technical subjects - I'm not talking about product reviews here, I'm talking about engineering technical subjects. As a former engineer, I can grasp technical issues, and explain them in a way that others can grasp what I am saying. Although not normally considered "technical" I must include the building trades amongst this, as I have also been a contractor. If you need "how-to" articles written on the building trades, I can almost do it in my sleep. I find that very few technical people can write well, and very few writers understand technical issues well. I guess that makes me the oddball. Maybe I'm the oddball you need. 2 - Education - I am passionate about the need to educate our children; to bring about reform in our schools; and to bring technology into the classroom. If something isn't done about our educational system, the United States will no longer be able to be world leader, we'll slide back into being a third world country. 3 - Marriage and Family - Amongst my personal writing, there is a fairly large section dealing with marriage, family issues, child raising, and maintaining a healthy marriage relationship. Of my three blogs, one is a daily posting; it is called: "Romantic Act of the Day." Need I say any more? 4 - Christianity and the Bible - Most of the books I have written are for Christians, the Church and teaching about the Bible. I hold a masters degree in Biblical Studies, and an honorary doctorate degree, awarded to me for my writing. No, I don't know it all, I'm just trying to learn it all. I won't say that I can't write about other areas, because I can. I have written a fair amount about business as well. But these four areas are my strengths. The question is, are those the strengths you need? less

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  • Mar 2015

    5 High Quality Survival / Prepping
    Excellent writer. I will be hiring again.
    $136.11 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    Survival Preppers - I NEED YOU
    One of the best experiences on Odesk I've had.
    $1,944.00 earned
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  • Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

    Technical Writer For Various Ebook Projects in Survival and Prepareness

    No feedback given

    $38.89 / hr
    $550.00 earned

  • Sep 2013

    "21 Ways to Start a Fire" -- Writer needed for Survivalist Guide
    Fantastic writer. Thanks Rich!
    $222.22 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2012 - May 2013

    UK eCommerce Buying Guide Writer
    Rich continues to be one of my strongest technical writers - I really enjoy having him on my team.
    Fixed Price

  • Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

    3,000 word article written

    No feedback given

    3 hours
    $33.33 / hr
    $94.32 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
MS Word 2007 Test 4.50 Top 10% 31 mins
Technical Writing Skills Certification 4.00 Top 10% 19 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 16 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 4.10 Top 30% 20 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 20% 19 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.40 Top 10% 20 mins

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