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Dina R.

Dina R.

Communications / PR Consultant

United States - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Dina's expertise includes public relations, media outreach, B2B communications, news and feature writing, blogging, event management, project management, and marketing communications. She has provided communications direction to some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands including Pfizer, Olympus, and eBay, as well as fitness entrepreneurs, technology startups, medical professionals, independent marketing agencies, several US federal government agencies, global product/service companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her industry experience is concentrated in healthcare (pharmaceutical and consumer), women's health & wellness, technology, and caregiving/aging services. She is also an RYT-certified yoga instructor and a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared on a parenting website, in national magazines, independent websites, corporate blogs, trade publications, and a website targeted to professional women.

$55.00 /hr
2,316 hours
4.79
Roane Beard

Roane Beard

Viral Visual Storytelling

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

ROANE BEARD writes creative short scripts for explainer videos, commercials, and web-based training. as well as press releases, web content, and email marketing copy. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting. In early 2014, he and co-founder Mark Hoover formed ViralGlyph, an indie production house aimed at raising the creative bar on online and local video for small business. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Roane ran Think Now Education, a small business focused on teaching writing, creativity, and self-expression in California after school programs. While there, Roane wrote the Newshounds Journalist’s Handbook (available on Amazon), a textbook teaching students to collaborate on multimedia blogging projects. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Clippings.Me.

$55.56 /hr
288 hours
4.98
Susan Reid

Susan Reid

Award-winning marketing copywriter/PR, web, print

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 5

I live and breathe to connect people through words. But not just any words -- words that explain, intrigue, excite, assure and inspire action. Over 25+ years in marketing copywriting, I've become a word ninja. No one is immune from my mighty pen! One thing I love about oDesk is the opportunity to meet and work with businesses and others (artists, students, professors, authors, etc.) around the world. No matter what you have to say, you'll be more effective with my razor-sharp mind and razor-sharp style leading your messaging charge. For mighty results from my mighty pen, you've definitely come to the right place! Susan Reid/Mighty Pen Writing & Editing "The pen is mighty indeed"

$55.00 /hr
729 hours
4.82
Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

United States - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

$55.56 /hr
26 hours
4.87
Ashley K.

Ashley K.

Business Owner with Writing, PR and Marketing Expe...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

I'm the owner of a professional B2B, writing & PR agency. I specialize in helping a variety of clients across multiple industries boost their brand and increase their companies' visibility. As of today, I have clients in tech, healthcare, fashion and beauty, lifestyle, equestrian and legal fields and understand the unique needs of those sectors. Since I specialize in bringing brands to life across various mediums, I am able to work alone as well as with a graphic designer to create visual tools to encourage customers to engage with your brand and convert them into customers. Consistent branding across all platforms is crucial to earning a customer's trust and helping create a brand's longevity and increase their market share. Contact me if you want an experienced professional who understands how to use a company's goals to forge a promising future. What follows is some of the features I specialize in for companies and individuals: Write and distribute press releases Monitoring and researching publicity opportunities Social media management Blogging Content creation Consulting Branding or rebranding a company Copywriting and copyediting Have a great day and don't be afraid to contact me with any questions or concerns.

$55.00 /hr
285 hours
5.00
Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Plans + Decks + Research + Consulting

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City, (EST) but available around the clock. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose

$80.00 /hr
535 hours
4.87
Anne Balke

Anne Balke

Consultant/Writer/Researcher

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] 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 ideas and putting 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!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, 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. 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. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find 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 decisision 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 also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

$38.89 /hr
3,141 hours
4.98
Jon Hofferman

Jon Hofferman

Experienced writer/editor/designer

United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

More than 25 years' experience as a writer, editor and proofreader, including books, scripts, marketing materials, magazine articles, and academic subjects. I'm very skilled in sorting out grammar, spelling, syntax, etc., as well as helping to shape ideas to ensure clarity and impact. I also have extensive experience with graphic design and desktop publishing in a variety of formats. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and welcome give-and-take to produce the best possible result. If your primary concern is with quality, as opposed to disposable quantity, please get in touch.

$40.00 /hr
76 hours
4.93
Susan P.

Susan P.

3D Artist - 3D Printer - WebGL Developer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

My specialty is modeling for both 3D print and interactive. I've modeled everything from iPhone cases and jewelry for fabrication, to environmental art for the web. My services include: reference images and sketches, prototypes, low poly and high poly models, file format conversions, environmental art, props, planning and optimization for 3d print, parts printing, and file prep for Shapeways success. I've also taught workshops on Autodesk Maya to game and film companies covering textures, animation, lighting, and rendering. I'm continually learning and use Python and MEL to streamline my workflow. I take pride in delivering high quality work, on time, and happy clients.

$44.44 /hr
105 hours
5.00
Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Technical Writer and CMS expert

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

I am a technical writer with over 6 years experience writing software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. During this time I have acquired proven expertise in documenting within the software development lifecycle, while meeting my company’s documentation needs for both public facing and internal documents. I am known for my clear and concise style and adherence to industry standards and best practices (Microsoft, Cisco etc.). I have a wealth of experience writing most forms of corporate documentation including standard operating procedures, service descriptions, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, operations guides, end user documentation, on-line help, user guides etc. I am also a Sharepoint information architect and analyst with experience designing, and deploying company-wide Sharepoint solutions by working with a team of developers and consultants. I also have been responsible for evaluating, integrating and administering IT help desk software and CRM tools.

$38.89 /hr
876 hours
4.74