Hi, I’m Andrew Short and I’m on a mission to be one of the best freelancers for your project at ODesk. I am journalist with commissions for magazine such as Financial News, Postal Technology International and Funds Latin America. I also consult for one of the largest banks in Brazil as an investment writer and translate documents from Portuguese to English. Before this, I worked as an editor and journalist in London for a financial trade magazine. This has given me a unique view into the world of finance and asset management as I’ve interviewed a number of top executives and politicians. Prior to this, I worked as a subeditor and production assistant. I am organized, responsible and always meet my deadlines.
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I'm interested in clear-cut projects that provide immediate benefit to clients. I'm ready to step in, do some coding, editing, writing, patching -- whatever is required -- and then step out. I'm an XML specialist and data wrangler from way back, and have extensive background in scripting -- mainly XSL, Perl, VBA, and various shells, and I speak HTML and CSS/SASS as well. Some of these scripts eventually grew into fairly major utilities in their own right. I've been involved in the publishing field one way or another throughout my career; the early years were spent as a technical writer and trainer, so my skill set is a mix of technical and literary.
VOICE TALENT IMDB: www.imdb.to/VRhYlD I'm a professional award-winning actor with a wide vocal range known for delivering the highest quality standards of my work. My voice work and acting in lead roles appears in many feature films that screen around the world. My work in clients' projects currently appears on History Channel, Discovery ID, OWN, SyFy Channel. I narrated the documentary 'The Real Inglorious Bastards' which won a Canadian Screen Award 2014 for 'Best Documentary.' Produces the highest quality work.
I am a produced screenwriter and as well as write comic books for filmmakers and comic book artists. I can write in various genres and work fast to develop your story. I work with the first person who contacts me and finish your script until it's done and then go on to the next client. I'm negotiable as well if you have a certain budget you're working with. I can also write for TV, Short Films and as well as feature films.
New to oDesk! 15 years' experience as communications/PR professional with deep expertise in strategy, media relations, corporate communications and issues management for a diverse spectrum of brands including March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch, Vicks, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Segway, Cold-Eeze and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. Exceptionally organized and results-oriented strategist and tactician who also loves to write, proofread and edit. Passion for philanthropy, entertainment and health/wellness.
With over twenty-five years in the creative field, Beau has delivered million-dollar campaigns for clients like Ford, Disney, The Home Depot and The Weather Channel. Skills include animation, programming, graphic design, art direction, branding, storyboards and animatics. He developed the technology and wrote a patent that's owned by Google now, he's won marketing and advertising awards for native ads and mobile campaigns. After almost ten years as a manager of a team of creatives, he's focused more on motion graphics, less on ad campaigns. He writes his own bio in third-person, and feels incredibly uneasy about it.
I am a graduate from Pennsylvania State University, University Park with a Bachelor of Communications Journalism and a minor in Sociology. I am currently finishing my master’s degree at Point Park University in Pittsburgh in Journalism and Mass Communication. I have one online class to finish before earning my master’s degree and I am currently at the top of my class. I love online magazines because in undergrad I started an online magazine from the ground up called L7 Women’s Magazine, and I loved every minute of the experience. I recently wrote a book called “Love, Sex & Situationshps” all about the trials and hilarity of being a twenty something year old woman in the modern age. As an editor, it is my responsibility to come up with new content ideas every month and manage a team of writers and interns who create that content for me. I am creative and driven and I am always striving to be better. My ideas come from listening to what people want to hear and see and what people are reading and I take that to another level. This is why in my time at VM I have already been promoted to managing editor and I am one of the top performing KPI leaders in the company reaching and exceeding my unique visitors and page views for each month.
I am an American native English speaker that has worked as a writer, editor and proofreader for 16 years. My areas of expertise include: business, travel, culture and corporate work, but I am interested in a range of topics. I have worked for companies in the United States and Europe, including the Associated Press, New York Post, The Independent, Edda Publishing, and Bradt Travel Guides, among others.
I have 17 years of experience in editorial and production roles and am a member of the SfEP. As a freelance publishing project manager, I specialise in educational, business and academic proofreading and copy-editing and my clients include Collins Education, Folens (Ireland) and Compuscript (Ireland). My current project is checking digital files against published books for Leckie and Leckie’s elearning site (Collins Connect). My role in projects can also involve research, fact checking, plagiarism checks, working with authors and suppliers, and rewriting. Selected freelance titles include: • Lothian and Borders Police Edinburgh and the Lothians Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures (2012) • Matrix Knowledge Outline Business Case (OBC): Commissioning for Outcomes for Integrated Care in Leicester City (2014) • Momentum UK The Brain Injury Handbook (2013) • Collins Education Busy Ant Maths (2014) • Leckie and Leckie National 5 Health and Food Technology Success Guide (2013); Higher Physics Course Notes (2014) • De Gruyter GmhH Engineering Catalysis (2013); Borrowed Morphology (2014); Biological Chemistry (journal, ongoing) • Emerald Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management (2014) I was with Wiley-Blackwell (formerly Blackwell Publishing) for nine years (2000–2009) and during that time I progressed from Production Editor to Assistant Production Manager. I managed four production staff and a package of three medical journals. Both these roles required a great deal of relationship management as we published in partnership with learned societies. I was responsible for: taking the journals from manuscript acceptance through to publication; allocating work to freelance staff; liaison with colleagues, editorial boards, authors and suppliers. It was an enormous juggling act at times, and I had to be very organised and practised at planning, prioritising and quality control. During that time I managed, copy-edited and proofread many titles, including high-profile journals such as the British Journal of Dermatology, Acta Paediatrica, the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, Practical Neurology, and Brain Pathology. I published approximately 400 pages per month across three journals, often to very tight deadlines. From 1997 to 2000, I worked in educational publishing for a company called Folens. My main achievement during that role was to manage the editorial side of a large primary maths programme (Folens Maths Programme). To gain market share it was very important to publish quickly, but this was complicated by the changes made to the National Numeracy Strategy after the draft stage. Through very hard work we were first to market and the programme was very successful. My IT skills include: • Microsoft Office • Adobe InDesign • In-house journal tracking system (Wiley-Blackwell) • ScholarOne Manuscripts (Manuscript Central) • Image software • PDF mark-up tools • WordPress and ClikPic content management
I'm a writer, teacher and traveler with a Master of Arts in English and concentration in literature. I have extensive experience in academic writing, research, proofreading, and editing. My primary strengths lie in both creative and research-based writing addressing such topics as cultural identity and adaptation, language, travel, memory, and intertextuality. Additionally, I spent two years as an English Instructor in Guilin, Guangxi, China, and I am currently teaching and tutoring in Valencia, Spain.