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Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and gen...

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.

$38.89 /hr
253 hours
5.00
Ann-'libby' L.

Ann-'libby' L.

Master's Degree in Psych with 6 Year Business Owne...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9

Recent feedback: "An exceptional choice, who is thoughtful, concerned about project quality, delivery, and communication. Puts quality of work and delivery above all other concerns. She was willing to go beyond expectations, by offering ideas and suggestions that clearly demonstrate an interest in our business and product, helping us reformulate our services in such a way, that we ourselves understood it better. Our organization couldn't be happier or more pleased, and we will continue to request's Libby's services again and again." My goal is to provide timely services to companies or individuals in need of editing/writing professionals. I have strong conceptualization skills for the business of psychology and the realization of psychological constructs online. I am able to work on a part-time basis with a combined project load of 40 hours/wk maximum. I am quick, efficient, and meet deadlines. My background includes editing/writing for psychology, business, blogs, curriculum, real estate, and environmental engineering. I am an effective manager for writing teams. Thank you for your consideration.

$55.56 /hr
1,980 hours
5.00
Andrea D.

Andrea D.

Legal and Business Professional

United States - Last active: 10/09/2014 - Tests: 4

I am a legal professional with extensive research, writing, and editing experience. I have experience in general contract and business litigation. I have most recently been assisting in large-scale corporate litigation. However, I am looking to transition my career to a more advisory-type position. As such, I am looking to increase my experience and skill level through projects and opportunities outside my every day practice. Aside from my day-to-day law practice, I also engage in freelance editing assignments, ranging from requests from other legal professionals to professional in the IT industry. My experience and interests are quite broad. I always welcome the opportunity to engage in activities where I will learn or experience something new. I do not engage in telephone conference and/or Skype communications.

$38.89 /hr
109 hours
4.56
Shoaib K.

Shoaib K.

Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

$55.56 /hr
680 hours
4.88
Leiah S.

Leiah S.

Virtual Administrative/Personal Assistant & Real E...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

As a polished, efficient, and versatile professional, I have twenty years administrative background ranging from Executive Assistant to Office Manager to Front Office Coordinator. Administratively, I have supported Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Partners and C-Levels at prior companies. As a licensed California Real Estate Agent for the past ten years, I have worked as a Buyer's Agent, Marketing Assistant and Property Manager. I have excellent organization and solid technical skills, and the capabilities to self-manage and complete tasks on time. I have experience with and am very comfortable managing projects. I definitely enjoy technology and learning new things. I hope to hear from you and discuss how I can make an immediate contribution toward the growth of your business!

$25.00 /hr
369 hours
4.94
Amy Witt

Amy Witt

Bookkeeper/Payroll Practitioner/Medical Transcript...

Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4

I am looking for part-time work at home. I have completed my Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner course as well as my medical transcription course with CanScribe and CareerStep. I enjoy reading, writing and editing and thoroughly enjoy working with numbers and analyzing data as well as doing research on the internet. I am efficient and accurate with my work as well as my record keeping. I am familiar with the care of many species of animals from mammals to reptiles. I also have experience in training both horses and dogs as well as competing in various equestrian disciplines.

$10.76 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Richard W.

Richard W.

Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader...

South Africa - Last active: 09/10/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

"Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps the reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi.

$16.67 /hr
1,231 hours
4.90
Kristine M.

Kristine M.

Editing and Marketing Consultant

United States - Last active: 08/25/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the last 7 years, I have developed a wide range of presentations and have edited thousands of documents for accuracy. I have edited and revised resumes, as well as professional documents for businesses and organizations. I'm eager to help you edit your ideas into a superior and memorable product, while making it shine just the way you want it to. I scored in the top 10% on the English Skills Assessment and can navigate all word processing programs, including Microsoft Word applications.

$10.00 /hr
34 hours
5.00
Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth K.

Proofreader and Computer Whisperer

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

I have a very sharp eye for proofreading. I can read through a document and catch all typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and technical errors. Have computer problems with Windows? I can solve them. I have extensive experience troubleshooting and applying innovative, creative, and logical solutions. I work quickly and efficiently and love difficult problems. I can perform local admin tasks, work with advanced Windows settings and tweaks, troubleshoot application conflicts with Windows, personalize, basic maintenance, advanced maintenance, hardware conflicts with Windows, Stop Error troubleshooting, basic hardware diagnostics, and anything else you might need.

$25.00 /hr
21 hours
4.91
Alesia B.

Alesia B.

Go-To Pro-Writer

United States - Last active: 12/03/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

My main objective as a writer is to provide clear, intriguing and detailed information to the world. I'm interested in most every subject, which means I'm very diverse. I have written non-fiction essays, papers and articles. I have also written, edited and published two fiction novels under the pen name Scarlet Clearwater. My favorite genres are sci-fi and erotica, however, I generally love to write anything, be it technical or creative. Currently, I'm writing a screenplay adapted from one of my novels. Professionally, I have experience in real estate, property management and law. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. I worked on oDesk last year for many hours, but due to a transfer in PCs, I lost my portfolio and had to start again. I hope this doesn't deter anyone from hiring me, as my work is top-notch.

$13.33 /hr
29 hours
4.88