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Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Shoaib K.

Shoaib K.

Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

$55.56 /hr
680 hours
4.88
Tonia T.

Tonia T.

SaaS Copywriter & Marketing Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

A great writer with the ability to connect on an emotional level with your customers and manage to impress search engines with the same words is rare. I know it's rare because I searched high and low for someone with those skills after starting my tech company. I hired several experienced copywriters, but they couldn't reach the (very high) bar I had set -- despite my willingness to pay above market rate. I saw opportunity in the market and decided to follow my childhood dream: being a full-time writer. My Coursework & Certifications: * Conversion Copywriting * Online Marketing Certified Practitioner * Conversion Rate Optimization Certified Consultant * Search Engine Optimization * Over 1 million words written I can help you with: * White Papers * Website Content * E-books * Landing Pages * Data Sheets * Email Marketing If you're ready to take your marketing to the next level, contact me today.

$150.00 /hr
45 hours
4.98
Milena T.

Milena T.

Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

$55.56 /hr
12 hours
4.93
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

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

Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

$25.00 /hr
221 hours
4.89
Kali K.

Kali K.

World-Class Project Manager

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

$21.67 /hr
1,470 hours
4.95
Kyle M.

Kyle M.

CEO, Your Life

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

Knowledge and Proficiencies Obtained by Professional Experiences: Finance & Accounting Operations; SEC Reporting – 10K, 10Q, Proxy Statements; Auditing & Forensic Accounting; Financial Reporting under GAAP, IFRS, GASB & FASB Principles; Data Collection, Organization & Analysis; Budgeting & Financial Forecasting; Due Diligence Management & General Business Compliance Oversight; Personal & Corporate Tax Consulting for Corporations, LLPs, LLCs, Partnerships, C-Corporations and REITs; Completing Trades and Compiling Required Records for Investments in Real Estate, Commodities, Stocks, Bonds and Securities; Informational, Ledger & Transactional Systems Creation and Implementation; Production of Various Multimedia Presentations; Market & Competitor Sales Analysis; Strategic Marketing & Social Media Campaign Solutions; Writing, Designing, Editing and Monitoring Online Content; Responsible for the Production, Design and Logistics for Various Print Content; Advertisement Design for Print and Internet Campaigns; Projects Involving Multiple Aspects within the Commercial Real Estate Industry: Reviewing Loan Agreements, Providing Loan Amendments, Providing the Data & Calculations Required for Property and Debt Acquisitions, Financing Options and numerous Sales/Disposals/Maturities; Medical & Insurance Coding Preparation and Reviews for Diagnostic and Billing Procedures; Paralegal Duties Systems & Other Related Technical Skills: Oracle; Wall Street Office; Yardi; Citrix; Hyperion; Great Plains; IFM; Bloomberg; MS Dynamics; Edgar; Sage/Peachtree; PayPal; QuickBooks (Pro & Remote Application); Advanced Excel & Microsoft Office Skills; Building & Maintaining e-Banking Transaction Systems; Blogger – Writing, Editing, Design, Google Analytics & AdSense; Expert Internet Research & Data Collection Abilities; HTML De-Coding; Manual & Multimedia Graphic Design; Mac & PC Proficient & Dual User Education and Background: Lehigh University, B.S. Accounting & Writing. Bethlehem, PA. 2009 SAT Score Ranked in 99 Percentile; Dean's List; Honor Roll; Patriot League Honor Roll; Captain & Member. Lehigh Women's Varsity Lacrosse Team; Athlete Council Representative; Youth Athletic Program Volunteer; Business & Liberal Arts College Tutor; CPA Exam (no active license to practice) Lehigh University, Alumni Post-Graduate Professional Development Studies. Enrolled in 2013. Currently Pursuing Professional Certification within the Health IT Engineering Field Other Activities: Tutor for High School and College students across all subject areas as well as SAT and AP Test Prep and Assistance with the College Application Process Active member within local and national organizations raising awareness and funding for Colon Cancer especially among the younger generations; personal two-time patient victor against Colon Cancer TBI Survivor & activist working to provide parity for female athletes compared to their male counterparts across all initiatives related to Concussion and TBI Safety, Prevention & Education on the effects of Post Concussion Syndrome Personal Trainer

$27.78 /hr
3 hours
5.00
Richard W.

Richard W.

Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader...

South Africa - Last active: 09/10/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

"Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps the reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi.

$16.67 /hr
1,231 hours
4.90
Nirav K.

Nirav K.

Expert Accountant/Finance Analyst/Excel Wizard & P...

India - Last active: 12/07/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

I am smart and hardworking person. I have worked in reputed Chartered Accountant Firm (Equivalent To CPA Firm) for 3 years as an Accountant & Finance Professional. I have completed my graduation and currently in the final year of Chartered Accountancy (Equivalent to CPA) course. I am currently working as an Independent Accountant/Finance Professional. My core competency lies in following areas. * Full management of Accounts and Reporting * Financial Management * Bookkeeping (write ups) * Bank Reconciliation * Internal Audit * Business Plan Preparation & Improvement. * Excel Models Preparations - Project Forecast, Other Excel Projects * Word Document Preparations * Article Writing I have also prepared Financial Statements using Microsoft Excel in accordance with GAAP & IFRS. I posses good working knowledge of accounting software of TALLY ERP & QUICKBOOK.

$10.00 /hr
376 hours
4.79
Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth A.

Friendly, Fun, Professional Assistant

United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3

I've worked as a Virtual Assistant for the past several years. In this role, I've performed a variety of tasks in a timely and professional manner. These tasks have included, but were not limited to, web content writing and editing, data entry, bookkeeping, correspondence management, business analysis, creative writing, transcription and website testing. I hold two degrees, a BA in English and a BS in Biology so I have a wide base of knowledge. I'm well organized, conscientious and adept at critical thinking. I've got a lot of experience as a team member, but I'm also very self-motivated. With my communication skills I'm able to relate to, and work with, diverse populations - a plus as the virtual workplace creates a smaller and smaller world.

$12.00 /hr
12 hours
5.00
Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth K.

Proofreader and Computer Whisperer

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

I have a very sharp eye for proofreading. I can read through a document and catch all typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and technical errors. Have computer problems with Windows? I can solve them. I have extensive experience troubleshooting and applying innovative, creative, and logical solutions. I work quickly and efficiently and love difficult problems. I can perform local admin tasks, work with advanced Windows settings and tweaks, troubleshoot application conflicts with Windows, personalize, basic maintenance, advanced maintenance, hardware conflicts with Windows, Stop Error troubleshooting, basic hardware diagnostics, and anything else you might need.

$25.00 /hr
21 hours
4.91