Anne Balke
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Anne Balke

Consultant ~ Writer ~ Researcher ~ Editor ~ MA plus in Psychology

$44.44/hr

Nebo, United States


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Recognized as a top Upwork contractor, I have the skills ... moreand experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, skilled writing (Ex. website content, articles, blog content, ebooks, white papers, just to name a few), editing, basic websites (my preference is to set up websites where I can train the client to "take over" after I am done so that they don't have to keep paying a web designer), business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. My rates depend upon the complexity of the project. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their thoughts and put words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” My portfolio has numerous examples of the different types of work that I have done for clients and I have others. [Note - if you’re trying to view my actual website from my profile, I’m in the process of changing hosting and doing a major overhaul, so site is temporarily unavailable.] One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until the past few years, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as finding information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decision to change focus. With these new priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have a Skype account if you are outside of the US. less

Overview

Recognized as a top Upwork contractor, I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, skilled writing (Ex. website content, articles, blog content, ebooks, white papers, just to name a few), editing, basic websites (my preference is to set up websites where I can train the client to "take over" after I am done so that they don't have to keep paying a web designer), business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. My rates depend upon the complexity of the project. Let me be upfront - if you are ... morelooking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their thoughts and put words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” My portfolio has numerous examples of the different types of work that I have done for clients and I have others. [Note - if you’re trying to view my actual website from my profile, I’m in the process of changing hosting and doing a major overhaul, so site is temporarily unavailable.] One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until the past few years, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as finding information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decision to change focus. With these new priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have a Skype account if you are outside of the US. less

Anne Balke
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Anne Balke

$44.44 /hr

Consultant ~ Writer ~ Researcher ~ Editor ~ MA plus in Psychology

Nebo, United States

Overview

Recognized as a top Upwork contractor, I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, skilled writing (Ex. website content, articles, blog content, ebooks, white papers, just to name a few), editing, basic websites (my preference is to set up websites where I can train the client to "take over" after I am done so that they don't have to keep paying a web designer), business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) ... moreor other similar projects. My rates depend upon the complexity of the project. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their thoughts and put words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” My portfolio has numerous examples of the different types of work that I have done for clients and I have others. [Note - if you’re trying to view my actual website from my profile, I’m in the process of changing hosting and doing a major overhaul, so site is temporarily unavailable.] One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until the past few years, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as finding information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decision to change focus. With these new priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have a Skype account if you are outside of the US. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Research task for a word puzzle / crossword friend USA/UK

    Sep 2015 - Present
    Job in progress

    146 hours

    $38.89 / hr
    $5,677.98 earned

  • Search Engine Optimized Websites

    Aug 2012 - Aug 2015
    5.00
    excellent work
    $222.22 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Looking for Writer for Re-writing project

    Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
    5.00
    Anne is great to work with. Highly recommended!
    $140.56 earned
    Fixed Price

  • IT and Tech Topics

    Sep 2012 - Apr 2014
    No feedback given

    395 hours

    $22.22 / hr
    $8,776.90 earned

  • Create Spreadsheet of Top Restaurants

    Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
    No feedback given
    $222.22 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Online Data Raters needed in the United States

    Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
    No feedback given
    Fixed Price

  • Steamy Romance Novel Literature Review (*Contains Adult Content)

    Jan 2014
    5.00
    Anne was great to work with. Will be hiring again in the future. She possesses excellent communication skills and knows her stuff! Highly recommended.
    $19.99 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Editing articles to make them sound great

    Jan 2014
    5.00
    Outstanding worker. Highly recommend Anne.
    $22.22 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Twitter mention and reply counting

    Jan 2014
    5.00
    Excellent communication, first class work. Would hire again without a doubt.
    $100.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Edit Monthly Newsletter

    Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
    No feedback given
    $55.56 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Create Facets/Taxonomy for oDesk

    Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
    No feedback given

    463 hours


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NameScore (out of 5)Time to Complete
Technical Writing Skills Certification3.50Top 20%29 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test4.10Top 20%16 mins
Email Etiquette Certification4.45Top 10%21 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test4.60Top 10%24 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)4.50Top 20%15 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)4.90Top 20%16 mins
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