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Karla Lant

Karla Lant

Writer, Editor, Professor

United States - Last active: 2 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: 3 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
391 hours
4.99
Kate Elphinstone

Kate Elphinstone

Writer, Editor and Proofreader.

Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Hello! My name is Kate. I am an Australian writer who plans to see the world. I am offering my skills and expertise to help you with the writing you need. I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader with a proven track record of work. I am honest and authentic and I give 100% to all my endeavours. Can we work together? -I am disciplined and self motivated. I enjoy working flexible hours on different projects. -I enjoy working with clients from all over the world. -I believe in building long-term relationships with clients. Experience: -I have a 100% success rate with my previous work on oDesk. -I worked as Deputy Editor for the print publication Togatus. -As a native speaker of English, I can produce polished and accurate writing when needed. -I have 6 years of training as a legal researcher. -I have 6 years of experience writing for academic purposes. My specialties include: • Articles • Website Content • Wordpress creation • Voice work • Proof reading • Editing • Transcribing • Interviews • Advertising • Press releases • Marketing materials • Search engine optimisation (SEO) • Social media • Ghost writing • Guides • Reviews Education: - I studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. - I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA-LLB) from the University of Tasmania. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Law, Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Fashion, Film, Comedy and the Arts. You can find me on twitter: @kelphinstone. My portfolio is available at www.kateelphinstone.wordpress.com I have a fast internet connection and can be reached on Skype: Live:kate.elphinstone_1 Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you. I look forward to meeting you.

$39.00 /hr
33 hours
5.00
Ross T.

Ross T.

Professional Speech Writer

Australia - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 5

I don't find myself with a lot of time, but I have a special talent in writing prose that is profound, erudite and abundantly clear. If you have a high-value task that requires that special x-factor; the additional 'oomph' to get it across the line from average to exceptional, you can entrust it to me. I have written speeches for many important people, including prominent politicians. I have also contributed language to determinations and communiques from some of the world's highest-profile bodies, including the United Nations and the G20. As a qualified lawyer with a Master's Degree in international law, I have extensive experience in drafting both domestic and international legal instruments (legislation, regulations, treaties and travaux preparatioux). I have also worked as a financial analyst, financial advisor and currently have my own start-up company. I love to write, but am picky with my projects. I have my own style, which I have fine-tuned over more than a decade writing in a private and government context, for Ministers across a range of portfolio areas. If you would like to see a sample of my writing, please contact me. For an honest sample of my work, I include below a link to a second reading speech I wrote for the Australian (Commonwealth) Attorney-General introducing a Bill to the Federal Parliament. This speech was written in two hours and was delivered unedited from my original version. http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/hansard/reps/dailys/dr240311.pdf (pp 3143-5)

$66.00 /hr
20 hours
5.00
Michelle J.

Michelle J.

Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

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

I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

$35.00 /hr
49 hours
5.00
Enrique F.

Enrique F.

Experienced Business Planner and Translator

Venezuela - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

Fluent in English and Spanish, both of which I have excellent writing skills in. I specialize in Financial and Technology projects. Diligent and Driven. I have a successful business in Financial Consultation, and have around 20 to 30 hours a week where I can dedicate myself to new venues. I have a personal office, with plenty of resources to put to use, including support personnel for research. I specialize in business in emerging markets, mainly in Latin America. Through my career, I have worked in many fields, including Mass Media, Tourism, Construction, Industrial (Oil) Development, Entertainment and Fashion, among others. My client's projects become my passion, and more often than not I find myself involved in the whole process, from conceptualization to break-even and beyond. Having a Master's Degree in System's Engineering makes the scope of my expertise an ever-evolving spectrum, since I have to learn every aspect of my client's business needs and processes.

$14.00 /hr
46 hours
5.00
Nikolaos Anagnostakis

Nikolaos Anagnostakis

Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

Greece - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7

After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

$111.11 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Caragh Doyle

Caragh Doyle

Law graduate, Proofreader, Researcher and Writer....

Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

Proofreading: -Good at concentrating for long spells -Good communicator -Comfortable working with IT -Interested in the publishing industry -A scrupulous approach to detailed work -A high level of skill in written English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation -The motivation to work on my own, and to meet deadlines -An ability to stay focused throughout an entire document, which may be long and technical -Good judgement, to gauge which changes are necessary -An ability to work within the style of the author and publisher, rather than impose my own ideas -Good interpersonal skills, to build working relationships and contacts with potential clients -Confidence with computers Research, Writing & Marketing -Developed and integrated marketing campaigns -Liaising and networking with customers -Communicating with target audiences. -Managed the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers and newsletters -Writing and proof reading and arranging for the effective distribution of marketing materials -Data Entry -Building Client List -Article Writing and weekly blog updates

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Vanessa McGill

Vanessa McGill

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 25 days 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