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Katharina M.

Katharina M.

Professional translations by certified German tran...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

Groups: oTranslators
$33.33 /hr
1,573 hours
4.96
Evan Jensen

Evan Jensen

US-based Health, Fitness, and Marketing Article Wr...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Website: www.thehealthycopywriter.com The Truth About Diet, Exercise, and Weight Loss An estimated 70 percent of all adults in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means that in the U.S. alone, 154.7 million adults have a weight problem. Many attempt to follow fad diets, take dietary supplements, or even resort to weight reduction surgeries to lose body fat and change the way they look. But most fail. 2 Things Health and Fitness Content Must Provide These approaches to weight loss can serve as a starting point for people who want to lose weight, boost their metabolism, get in shape, and build muscle. But in order to be successful at weight loss, body transformation, or any muscle-building plan, there are two critical components that need to be part of the content you provide your readers: Education and motivation. Most people who want to lose weight, decrease body fat or build muscle, don’t quite know where to start or what to do. The result is a pattern of yo-yo dieting, weight loss and weight gain, or half-hearted attempts at progressive muscle building and weight-loss workouts. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Evidence-Based Content for Everyday Readers From a content perspective, if you want to tip the scale in the right direction and really help people achieve their health and fitness goals, you need high-quality, educational, engaging, and content-rich information blended with a little motivation to help them stay in the fight, keep trying, and put in the effort to make lasting lifestyle changes. Season that with evidenced-based research on diet and exercise, and your followers will keep coming back for more. Hire Me My name is Evan Jensen. I have a master’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience as a reporter, editor, and freelance writer for newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. As a kid, I watched my obese parents try every diet in the book without success, and resolved not to take the same path. I’ve finished 30 plus marathons and ultra-marathons, including a 100-mile mountain endurance run. And I’ve written thousands of articles in my writing career, including many about diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, and preventive care. If you have writing or editing needs for articles, e-books, blogs, newsletters, press releases, feature stories, Q&As, case studies, marketing campaigns, or anything else, give me a shot at delivering high-quality content and making a good first impression. - Evan

$30.00 /hr
959 hours
4.96
Mary D.

Mary D.

Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 14

High quality content shows off your best assets and draws clients to your website.Together, we can create content to help you build your brand. Let me help you shine! -- Experienced, highly trained writer -- Quality work, carefully edited -- Delivered on time, always -- Hassle-free (No divas here!) -- Yes, I understand SEO! www.maryhdyerwritingservices.com.

$38.89 /hr
51 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

$50.00 /hr
234 hours
5.00
Anna C.

Anna C.

Writer | Editor | Designer | Marketer

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

Hi! I'm Anna Camacho, owner of AKCreative, and I appreciate your interest in working together. Simply put, I deliver great content and design. With expertise in writing, editing, marketing, publication design, and website management services, I optimize how your company communicates both internally and externally. Work with me to market your company and increase sales through your: - Website (Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Wordpress, BoomTown, Volusion, Magento, Yahoo! Small Business, and more) - Company blog and LinkedIn company page - White paper, article, case study, ghostwriting, and press release - Marketing collateral (advertisement, newsletter, sell sheet, sales deck, brochure, flyer) - SEO audit and communication audit I also work with professionals going through career transition and transform resumes, cover letters, executive biographies, and LinkedIn profiles. Your particular skills and achievements are identified and showcased through a highly collaborative, in-depth process which results in compelling, on point professional documents. My LinkedIn profile is rated at the "All-Star" level, which is the highest possible ranking, and I recently scored in the top 1% of over 10,600 people on the Resume Writing Skills test. In January 2015, I heard from a previous client that my work on his resume helped him land the offer he wanted from Google! You'll find that I bring a fierce attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction. Learn more about my work on my LinkedIn profile < www.linkedin.com/in/annacamacho/ > and my website < www.annakcreative.com >. I jumped into online freelancing through TaskRabbit and built a reputation for excellence on that platform (4.9/5.0 feedback rating; earned TaskRabbit "Elite" status multiple months). After the platform was restructured in July '14, I stepped away and have focused on other opportunities. I look forward to connecting with great clients through oDesk. Thanks again for your consideration.

$40.00 /hr
118 hours
4.98
Tim S. Higgins

Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Cons...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

Associated with: PhraseSet Agency
$49.99 /hr
4,411 hours
4.92
Julie S.

Julie S. Agency Contractor

Top Rated Marketing Writer & Content Manager

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

Recently named a Top Rated Freelancer by oDesk, I create web-based content marketing, advertising and PR campaigns that communicate your most compelling value propositions to prospects and customers. I’ll form your brand, create your “voice,” get you found, and convert visitors to buyers. Among the strategies I manage are complete web copywriting services, content marketing, social marketing, e-mail campaigns, and journalism PR, where my clients gain credibility and visibility through thought leadership in the form of ghost-written or edited guest blogs, e-guides, and articles in targeted media forums. My goal is to keep working with serious clients who may be just starting out but who have a great business model, where an excellent communications and marketing strategy is all that's needed to propel them to success.

Associated with: The Message Maven
$67.00 /hr
1,114 hours
4.96
Jacqueline C.

Jacqueline C.

Content Writer/Copywriter/Proofreader

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

With over 10 years of experience in administration, sales, and customer service, I can offer exceptional attention to detail with a timely response. Additionally, I have earned a BA in Psychology and can articulate and communicate effectively on various topics. My demeanor and writing style is professional and precise. A highly versatile writer, with developed skills and an understanding of SEO content, copywriting, proofreading, and more. I can provide original online articles, fill your website with Google friendly content, create engaging product or service descriptions, and maintain consistent client communication. I welcome the opportunity to learn more. Visual Resume: http://vizualize.me/ChaseJ#.USmsQusjr0B

$37.00 /hr
14 hours
4.94
Emily D.

Emily D.

Editor & Copywriter

United States - Last active: 04/11/2014 - Tests: 5

I bring to projects a fresh perspective, a tight grasp on grammar, and a 5+ year track record of successful and creative campaigns. My résumé offers more details about the roles I have played as a copywriter and editor in publishing and new media industries for nearly a decade. Please also check out my portfolio: www.emilydovi.com

$44.44 /hr
599 hours
5.00
Erica H.

Erica H.

Content Acrobatics

United States - Last active: 11/02/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 19

I am a versatile writer skilled in creating content for the Internet marketing arena and beyond. Through writing specialty articles, white papers, case studies, and blogs for over 80 international, national, and local clients, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of the complex mechanisms that are involved in writing for any audience. With over 6 years of commercial writing experience, I have developed the ability to research efficiently and effectively in order to create original content that entertains, engages, and educates the reader. I also understand how and why on-site and off-site SEO tactics work. This means I know how to write strategic, unique, and compelling SEO content that generates user traffic and social media activity. I accept nothing less than complete originality in my writing. My writing portfolio reflects the flexibility of my writing skill; I can write for many different types of domains and audiences. I work closely with each client to determine how to meet their specific needs and surpass their highest expectations.

$44.44 /hr
996 hours
4.88