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Essay writing is the process of writing expositions, narratives, descriptions, arguments and other forms of written discourse. Essay writing often involves a number of skills including research, analysis, conciseness, persuasion and the ability to put together a logical structured text. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find essay writers who can craft academic papers, persuasive essays and other forms of written exposition.

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Nicole Schilling

Nicole Schilling

Small Business Support and Development

United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

I am a passionate entrepreneur with an MBA in general business. My strengths lie in business creation, development, marketing, and support. I am interested in all phases and aspects of the business process and am fast-paced and highly productive.

$30.00 /hr
47 hours
Morgan Staggers

Morgan Staggers

Editor, Researcher and Hack Provocateur

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 15

I'm here to serve your writing and editing needs. Proficient at internet research, I use a number of citation styles including MLA and APA to reference my academic work. For marketing and SEO applications, my writing utilizes search content and HTML placement for optimal indexing. I have authored numerous on-spec articles on law, business and leisure pursuits. I've also edited novels and scholarly papers for clarity and flow. Please examine my oDesk portfolio to see the wide variety of projects I have submitted to my clients. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in government and English, I seek to leverage my life experiences and interests into my writing. My thoughts are shaped by lucid reasoning and proper grammar. Depending on audience and subject, I adjust my style to cater to almost any readership. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to your project.

$22.22 /hr
146 hours
Melody Klein

Melody Klein

Professional Writer, Editor, Proofreader, and SEO...

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Melody Klein is a skilled and experienced writer and editor with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado. She has had articles and short stories published in multiple publications. She never misses a deadline and believes her work should be of the highest quality and integrity. A fine tooth comb is an understatement when it comes to her attention to detail and editing skills. Melody is skilled in Wordpress and Drupal and through her work at an Internet marketing company, understands the ins and outs of SEO best practices. She has developed the metadata of several websites and worked with their SEO in order to create top companies. Melody can provide you with quality work in the quickest fashion and is excited to work with you.

$44.44 /hr
836 hours
Sherelle Litchmore-Fuller

Sherelle Litchmore-Fuller

Freelance Writer

Jamaica - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3

I am detail oriented, highly organised and focused. I am driven, so I work well without supervision and I am very attentive to deadlines and targets. Having a science background, I have an eye for detail, which I am confident will lend itself greatly to projects I acquire in the future. In previous employment I was entrusted with the responsibility of inventory management, and as a result of the calibre of work I produced, I was dubbed employee of the quarter as well as employee of the year. I hold a university degree in Biochemistry and graduated with honours, where I also used the opportunity to explore other disciplines from faculties outside of my area of study, which makes me a well-rounded individual. My organisational and multi-tasking skills have been proven, and I have excellent oral and written communication skills. These coupled with my passion for the english language, make me an excellent candidate for a host of jobs and projects to come. I look forward to being a productive oDesk contributor.

$8.89 /hr
46 hours
Tracy T.

Tracy T.

Managing Editor

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

"A truly professional creative writer and thorough editor. Super responsive and cares about the quality of her work product." "Tracy is a true joy to work with...very professional and efficient. Her work ethic and enhancements to my book are invaluable." Your project is infinitely important to the success of your business or personal endeavor, and Finesse guarantees perfection. After a 26 year history of publishing and 11 years teaching English in university classrooms, I created Finesse Writing and Editing LLC as a means to provide quality writing assistance on a personal and professional level. Quality communication is the key to success whether you’re a business hoping to generate more attention, an individual striving for the highest level of professional recognition, or a student looking to improve an essay. Whatever your goal, quality writing makes all the difference, and I am committed to providing professional results at affordable rates. Finesse is my company, and I do not outsource material. I write every proposal individually, and I complete all work myself. Original content writing, proofreading, editing, and constructive advice for improvement are just some of the skills you can count on if you hire me.

$49.00 /hr
49 hours
Nicolle Smith

Nicolle Smith

Writer, Editor, and Experienced In Customer Sales...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

I was certified in 2008 for Hospitality Sales and Marketing while Maintaining a 4.0 GPA. To obtain that certification I had to write multiple Business Plans and Propositions. I also in 2007 had my first poem published on and received The Crystal Award for that piece that same year. In the years since I have been finessing my writing and editing skills in my personal time for Friends and Family while working other jobs. My first novel is currently set to be completed by May 2015. Being a full time writer has always been a dream and goal of mine. I have personally always done my own editing on my pieces because I am truly my own hardest critic and I have succeeded with that view point and desire for excellence. I give that kind of dedication to everything I do and look forward to working with you on any task you have at hand to be completed and perfected. 4/19/2015 To All Future and Current Clients: I am currently in the midst of a dispute with a Client due to issues with receiving a piece I had completed due to issues that were experienced with Odesk with the submission process. I want to ask that if you have problems receiving a project please inform me so that we can resolve this issue instead of hastily ending the contract as it will effect both of our standings on Odesk in the future. I highly respect my Clients and want them to be thoroughly happy not only with the work I do but also the time frame it is done in. Communication is key in the Freelance world so please always keep that in mind not only with me but with other Freelancers in the future.-N.S.

$9.00 /hr
18 hours
Nathaniel Wilson

Nathaniel Wilson

Technical Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7

I am a technical writer and editor with a Master of Science in Technical Communication from Northeastern University. In addition, I have over four years of experience creating procedural documentation for a law office. My skill set is in creating technical specifications, user manuals, white pages, setup/installation guides and tutorials with an emphasis on software products.

$30.00 /hr
0 hours
Misty Keith

Misty Keith Agency Contractor

Copywriting|Consultation|Marketing|Editing Service...

United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

Your content matters. Your reputation matters. The impression you present to those who click onto your page matters. Now, with that being said, most small, mid-size, and corporate business entities need an expert copywriter to help propel their image forward in a positive manner. I can do that. It is your content that drives consumers to buy--in fact, every single word has an impact! Consumer friendly and original, remember that! After nearly two decades in professional copywriting, I've worked across a broad spectrum of markets. The entire goal is to increase your success, because without that, I'm not successful. I don't pussy-foot around, I provide a positive outcome, and I work hard to give each and every client a great end result, which 98% of the time is exactly what happens. Regardless of your market, I always, always give that authenticity that works. From PR projects, Kickstarter campaigns, Sales pages, Website Content, Bio's, EBooks, Email marketing and even more--I am a profound wordsmith! If you want to work with someone in that top-rated percentile who will not just say what they can do, but deliver--let me work for you.

$38.89 /hr
5,357 hours
Samantha Joyce Paradero

Samantha Joyce Paradero

Content Manager / Creative Writer / Editor

Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I am a highly experienced professional writer and proofreader with a degree in Computer Science. Prior to obtaining my degree, I devoted two years to studying Creative Writing, and during that time I was able to practice and hone my writing skills. I studied different genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.; and took daily workshops in each one. Hence, I am a very diverse writer. Being a perfectionist, I am very particular when it comes to quality—so expect impeccable grammar, punctuation and spelling from my work.

$12.00 /hr
835 hours
Angkan Mukherjee

Angkan Mukherjee

Freelance Writer

Singapore - Last active: 12/08/2014 - Tests: 11

Economics/English graduate (Maryland) with experience in creative and factual content writing. Working on personal writing at the moment and looking to take on freelance work to supplement income. Hoping that work on diverse content will make me sharper and help my personal writing. Professional and prompt. Work will be completed punctually and will be of the highest standard. Experienced in everything from dense academic writing, blog pieces, marketing material to creative writing and editing.

$30.00 /hr
55 hours