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Miriam Weiss

Miriam Weiss

Creator Language & Design

Spain - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Communicate your ideas, wrap them nicely, and connect with your audience. I help people communicate in English, Spanish and German, as well as through visuals. My working languages are English, Spanish and German. I translate and create content and design that will resonate with the target audience. After all your goal is to convert your visitors into clients. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new original ideas. I love design and in addition to creating web content I am always broadening my insights on marketing effective web design. I am happy to share my knowledge and help you improve your communication. Great content is useless if nobody reads it. I am a German native speaker and nearly native in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in French. As a language learning fan I speak a few other languages on a basic or intermediate level, but English, German and Spanish have been my working languages for many years. I have a degree in law and have worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer for 6 years. But following my passions I have spent a lot of my spare time studying psychology and graphic design. Today I combine the experience I have gathered in translation, multilingual communication, and negotiation as a lawyer with the marketing, writing and design skills, to create your content.

$33.33 /hr
11 hours
5.00
Kathy H.

Kathy H.

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

United States - Last active: 22 hours ago

With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

$25.00 /hr
199 hours
4.81
Karla Lant

Karla Lant

Writer, Editor, Professor

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8

I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

$55.56 /hr
255 hours
4.95
Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Freelance Writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

I create outstanding, original and engaging copy for commercial clients. Whatever you require - whether it's sales pages, articles, reviews or commentary, I will deliver work of an extremely high standard. I was previously a lawyer in private practice where I honed my skills - generating engaging web content describing developments in case law and government policy, commentary on national and international news, information pages, promotional, and technical documentation. If you're looking for a skilled and reliable UK-based copy writer for either a one-off project or for a longer professional relationship, I won't disappoint.

$22.22 /hr
254 hours
4.87
Aly Yale

Aly Yale

Writer, editor & content strategist

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I'm a freelance writer, editor and blogger based in Fort Worth, Texas. I have extensive experience in reporting, news writing, blogging, web content creation and SEO writing, as well as social media management, web management and online marketing. I've worked in just about every type of media outlet possible. From newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations to websites, blogs and marketing agencies, I've honed my skills in a wide variety of environments and industries. I've been a reporter; a blogger; a social media manager; an editor; a web, layout and graphic designer; an online marketer; a radio DJ; a TV production assistant; a staff manager; and much, much more. My strengths lie in writing, editing, blogging, web management and web content creation, but I am always excited to utilize my varied skill set in any way possible. I pride myself on being an efficient, thorough and timely worker. Specialty niches: SEO, web design, ecommerce, internet marketing, cooking/baking, education, fashion, health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle, product descriptions, legal writing, news, medical writing, payment processing, real estate, technology

$30.00 /hr
396 hours
4.99
Vanessa McGill

Vanessa McGill

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

Vanessa is a highly skilled and resourceful attorney licensed in both California and New York. She is practiced in multifarious areas of law, including intellectual property, contracts, employment law, personal injury, and immigration, amongst others. She has worked in various legal settings, from in house counsel's office to big corporate firms until she finally launched her own practice enabling her to focus intimately on client matters, offering efficient and effective services to a national client base.

$150.00 /hr
3 hours
5.00
Brad Binkley

Brad Binkley

Understanding The Emotional Needs Of Your Customer...

United States - Last active: 05/03/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

The way your business is set up, the approaches you take, the communication between those you work with, the way the coffee is made in the morning, and every small or large aspect of your business affects the product or service your customers or clients receive. I specialize in understanding the emotions and unique perspectives that drive your customers and clients to make decisions. That way you can make sure all of your actions are taken with a direct purpose that will exceed the expectations of those most important to the success of your business, your clients and customers. I combine my background as an award winning persuasive writer, television and commercial actor, speech writer, and stand up comedian to provide an understanding of business and the emotions of people. This enables me to help you provide every customer with the feeling necessary to gain their confidence right away, the feeling of being truly understood.

$55.56 /hr
463 hours
4.88
Tabbatha Denning

Tabbatha Denning

Tabbatha Denning

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I have continued to work with that attorney, and I also work with a second family attorney. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

$44.44 /hr
20 hours
4.87
Jeffrey Bustos

Jeffrey Bustos

Freelance SEO Content Writer

United States - Last active: 03/30/2013

SEO content writing using keywords that are high volume with low competition. Ability to write on a wide range of topics. Working knowledge of HTML. Expert in Wordpress and Tumblr. Development of effective and interactive campaigns both online and in-person. Proficient understanding of Financial reports, market analysis, and risk management. Review SEO practices through Google Analytics to ensure conversion rate goals. Fluent Spanish speaking and writing skills. Ability to work independently, follow instructions, and take decisions. Creative writing skills in prose, poetry, and screenplays. Mastery of Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word, and Publisher.

$24.44 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Stephanie N.

Stephanie N.

Freelance writer/Copywriter

Philippines - Last active: 02/11/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

Independent, goal-oriented, organized and globally competent, I am a fourth year law student with a mastery of both the written and oral language of Filipino and English. At a very young age, I found fun in writing and I used to write poems, short stories and even tried writing and composing songs. During my high school and college years, I very much enjoyed writing reflection/reaction papers, research papers and even answering essays for exams. Before entering law school, I worked for a credit card company as a customer service representative. Thereafter, I also worked for a few months as a legal assistant for another company. In the latter, I experienced attending board meetings and writing the minutes thereof. I was also able to scan, edit and proof read various legal contracts and file/register different legal documents in the respective government offices. In law school, I have been trained to approach issues and find corresponding solutions and/or conclusions in a direct and concise way. We were made to read full texts of the Supreme Court decisions and summarize and simplify them in a way that a lay man would understand. I am glad to be able to apply such a skill in many aspects of life, not only when I concern myself with legal matters. I am a determined fast learner and an efficient worker when I put my heart and mind into things. I am patient and am open to any and all opportunities that come my way. I am eager to help and make use of my gifts and talents whenever and however I can. I am willing to be hired as proof reader, researcher, legal researcher/writer, web content writer, article writer, blog writer and/or typist.

$5.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00