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Eva Branellec

Eva Branellec

Compositing / Motion Graphics artist / Editing

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

I am specializing in compositing and motion graphics, and am interested in animation and live-action post-production in general and can also work as an editor. My educational and professional experiences allowed me to acquire a diverse knowledge of post-production and gain different skills that intersect. I can work on storyboarding, editing, compositing, motion graphics and visual effects. WEBSITE : evabranellec.weebly.com SPECIALTIES : Compositing/Motion Graphics on After Effects and Eyeon Fusion Photoshop and Illustrator Learning Nuke and Toon Boom Animate Editing on Final Cut Pro 3D on C4D

$33.33 /hr
251 hours
4.83
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! Please check my turnaround time schedule, as there is currently a one-week lead time to my availability. I will gladly provide you with editing and proofreading as soon as I can, so let's set up our turnaround time plan soon! Getting to know my clients' specialty topics and written work, while using skills earned from years of successful editorial business experience, results in steadily increasing efficiency and progressively lower per-word rates with each hourly contract assignment. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Since my editorial services are in demand, you will find that I keep a consistent turnaround time schedule: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. You have found an independent professional service provider who has been around a long time and will be here for your next documents in the coming years too. How do you stand out from the crowd? Engage your readers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you drive revenue and be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, biometrics, journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, and other formats, business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

$32.00 /hr
916 hours
4.98
Tiffany Turpin Johnson

Tiffany Turpin Johnson

Owner of Fictiffous Editing & Writing Services

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

Former Senior Editor with a book publisher and agented writer with impeccable spelling/grammar offering all types of editing (developmental to proofreading) and writing, with an advanced specialty in young/new adult literature. Encouraging, supportive personality--I'm here for you! "Having Tiffany as my editor was a wonderful experience. Her comments and suggestions always respected my writing voice and helped improve the structure and flow of my book, all while meeting every deadline on time. Her feedback was instrumental in polishing my manuscript into the final product it is now." -C. Rosa, author of An Unexpected Hunger (available now on Amazon) "Tiffany's method of kind encouragement made even the most difficult changes...something that I felt I could handle with minimal stress. She found insight into the world and characters I had created that I didn't even know I was missing." -Megan O'Russell, author of The Tethering (releasing fall 2014, Silence in the Library)

$38.89 /hr
124 hours
4.98
James Duren

James Duren

Copywriter, award-winning journalist with sharp ey...

United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3

I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social media campaign, which includes Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to Barcelona Experience, this past year I've run social media campaigns and blogs for two different American companies. I'm also a news reporter for Snooth.com, a job in which I write 20 400-word articles in a 12.5-hour work week. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, the fastest-growing newspaper in America. I was a three-time finalist in the Florida Press Club's Excellence in Journalism contest. This past November, I won first place in Class B light features and second place in Class B health writing. Previous to the Daily Sun, I spent two years as a staff writer for the marketing department at Southeastern University. I oversaw the school's student intranet, I wrote ad and web copy, and served as the lead writer on several projects. I worked with Adobe Dreamweaver and an in-house CMS.

$33.00 /hr
420 hours
5.00
Deidre Parsons

Deidre Parsons

Writing, Editing, & Proofreading

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 9

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English and have been working as a freelance writer and editor since June 2014. I have edited books and have gained experience in blogging and social media marketing. I enjoy a challenge and am a stickler for proper grammar and punctuation. My most recent out-of-home employment was for a mental health agency performing admissions interviews for clients. I was responsible for compiling and writing all relevant information for the initial client file. I was also responsible for editing and proofreading my own work. I am familiar with medical terminology, particularly in the field of Psychology. I also have past experience in education and child care. I have a flexible schedule, and I enjoy both fictional and informative writing. I can write informative blogs and develop quality website content and offer suggestions for maintaining a strong social media presence.

$8.89 /hr
197 hours
5.00
Lisa S.

Lisa S.

Copywriting, editing, proofreading

South Africa - Last active: 20 hours ago

I have over 20 years experience within the marketing and communications field, having worked for major corporates both in the UK and in South Africa. I am passionate about writing and am lucky to do what I love. I am a specialist in copywriting, proofreading and editing for offline and online (including blogs, email marketing, website updates) communications. My specific niche is parenting and kids content as well as entrepreneurship. I am reliable, work fast and accurately and have been described as creative, easy to work with and a brilliant writer. My marketing background allows me to consider each project from a strategic viewpoint. The companies I have worked for include British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, Ogilvy One Cape Town, Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and more. I deliver on time and on budget, have an eye for detail, am very customer centric, ensuring that the right communication goes to the right customer at the right time.

$27.00 /hr
2,557 hours
4.87
Laurie M.

Laurie M.

Transcription, editing, copywrite/creative writing

United States - Last active: 26 days ago

“I will hire Laurie M. again. She exceed my expectations and got the job done ahead of schedule and the quality of her work is excellent. I look forward to working with her again.” "Top of the list. You need her on your team." "Just the best. A+" After writing for courts and clients for more than ten years, it's time to put my skills to work in a broader arena. Whether you need academic writing, editing, or commercial copy, look no further. Whether you need to reach the hipster crowd or the Oxford comma devotees, I can create the perfect copy for you. My writing covers a wide spectrum, from professional courtroom presentation to the creation of ceremonies for medieval reenactments. I can create professional documents, put your ideas into a Power Point presentation that is guaranteed NOT to bore your audience, or transport the attendees at your wedding into a land of enchantment

$16.00 /hr
92 hours
4.94
Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Voice Over, Virtual Assistant, and Editing Service...

United States - Last active: 7 days ago

With a strong, warm voice, I provide professional voice overs for a wide variety of projects including commercials, audio books, and corporate explainer videos. I also have ten years of editing and proofreading experience. I want to help you present your ideas in the best possible way through your videos, books, academic papers, websites, or any other project for which you need the perfect voice or a keen eye for editing. I produce detailed, precise, and timely results, and I guarantee you will be satisfied with my work!

$25.00 /hr
89 hours
5.00
Therese B.

Therese B.

Expert English copy editing and proofreading

Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.

$29.00 /hr
82 hours
5.00
Martin Coffee

Martin Coffee

Editing to Make Your Vision a Reality

United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3

As an Editor, I am a Communications Facilitator. To explain, I will assist you in finding the best words with which to express your thoughts and ideas. My goal is to make your writing stand out from the rest of the pack. I have extensive experience substantively editing works of fiction and nonfiction, and also academic writing. I am exceptionally adept at proofreading and copyediting. I complete projects in a timely and professional manner. I strictly adhere to deadlines and invest projects with the utmost my talents and abilities have to offer. I am very accessible and stay in close contact with clients throughout the duration of a project.

$25.00 /hr
532 hours
4.73