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Biography Writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.77.

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Sarah Ingraham

Sarah Ingraham

Published Author and Literary Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

*I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

$25.00 /hr
1,691 hours
4.87
Evan Jensen

Evan Jensen

US-based Health, Fitness, and Marketing Article Wr...

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Website: www.thehealthycopywriter.com The Truth About Diet, Exercise, and Weight Loss An estimated 70 percent of all adults in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means that in the U.S. alone, 154.7 million adults have a weight problem. Many attempt to follow fad diets, take dietary supplements, or even resort to weight reduction surgeries to lose body fat and change the way they look. But most fail. 2 Things Health and Fitness Content Must Provide These approaches to weight loss can serve as a starting point for people who want to lose weight, boost their metabolism, get in shape, and build muscle. But in order to be successful at weight loss, body transformation, or any muscle-building plan, there are two critical components that need to be part of the content you provide your readers: Education and motivation. Most people who want to lose weight, decrease body fat or build muscle, don’t quite know where to start or what to do. The result is a pattern of yo-yo dieting, weight loss and weight gain, or half-hearted attempts at progressive muscle building and weight-loss workouts. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Evidence-Based Content for Everyday Readers From a content perspective, if you want to tip the scale in the right direction and really help people achieve their health and fitness goals, you need high-quality, educational, engaging, and content-rich information blended with a little motivation to help them stay in the fight, keep trying, and put in the effort to make lasting lifestyle changes. Season that with evidenced-based research on diet and exercise, and your followers will keep coming back for more. Hire Me My name is Evan Jensen. I have a master’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience as a reporter, editor, and freelance writer for newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. As a kid, I watched my obese parents try every diet in the book without success, and resolved not to take the same path. I’ve finished 30 plus marathons and ultra-marathons, including a 100-mile mountain endurance run. And I’ve written thousands of articles in my writing career, including many about diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, and preventive care. If you have writing or editing needs for articles, e-books, blogs, newsletters, press releases, feature stories, Q&As, case studies, marketing campaigns, or anything else, give me a shot at delivering high-quality content and making a good first impression. - Evan

$30.00 /hr
952 hours
4.96
Lauren B.

Lauren B.

Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative|...

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 12

For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

$30.00 /hr
22 hours
4.97
David Jester

David Jester

Published Author.

United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

I am a published author and Amazon bestseller. I have published over a dozen ebooks in genres ranging from nonfiction to comedy, horror and fantasy. I also teach creative writing, novel writing and short story writing at a leading online college and I regularly write articles, blogs and web content (in any style and on any subject) on a number of freelancing websites.

$45.00 /hr
124 hours
5.00
Joel Q.

Joel Q.

Copywriter and Editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

A versatile and experienced editor and award-winning copywriter specialising in upbeat copy with great attention to detail. My diverse roster of previous experience includes editing newspapers, magazines, books and websites as well as writing for most media formats. I have crafted both winning advertising copy and PR/marketing communications for clients like BMW, MINI, SONY, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SINGHA Beer and many more, including property development, the construction industry and yachting companies. I have held editorial positions at AOL UK and Virgin Multimedia, and written SEO product reviews for a company called Smart Content Online. I launched two successful consumer lifestyle publications in Asia, and ran them as Managing Editor. I blogged for Travel+Leisure (Conde Nast) and have edited travel guides published by Insight Guides, as well as a fiction novel published by Marshall Cavendish in 2011. I have written lifestyle columns for Ink Publishing's roster of in-flight magazines and contributed articles to publications around the world. 

$25.00 /hr
26 hours
4.75
Dave K.

Dave K.

Business Writing Consultant

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 6

To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!

$38.89 /hr
100 hours
4.83
Karen Eichert

Karen Eichert

Editor/writer

United States - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I enjoy words. My chief joy in editing and writing is to make copy more clear, cogent and accessible. From my first job as a copy editor at a daily newspaper, I’ve learned to pare down the excess words that clog writing, whether the writing is news, history or fiction. I have worked as an editor for three daily newspapers, edited for a county in Southwest Ohio and worked as a copy editor/proofreader for a California county Economic Development Agency. I have written and edited many published news stories—two are attached. I also edited several book-length annual reports as well as a web site for the Ohio county. I would like to make a living doing what I enjoy.

$25.00 /hr
30 hours
5.00
Marco Noni

Marco Noni

Translator English-German / German Native Speaker

Canada - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4

German native speaker. Speaking and writing English on a daily basis in my main profession as a booking agent and tour manager for more than 15 years. Substantial translation experience in the context of my main job, especially translating artist biographies, press releases, official funding applications, technical and hospitality riders, tour/show itineraries etc. Worked, travelled and lived in Canada, UK and Australia for several years. And last but not least...married to a native English speaker.

$27.78 /hr
110 hours
4.96
Lorraine Mabe

Lorraine Mabe

Creative - Efficient - Motivated

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 5

I am a creative, detail-oriented person with years of business experience, in both public and private sectors, as well as experience as a freelancer. I will bring enthusiasm and motivation to every project I undertake, while ensuring the highest quality standards. My transcription speed is approximately 65 wpm, with minimal errors. I have repeatedly received continuing work with my transcription clients, due to my accuracy, availability, and timeliness. I have worked as a writer for more than 10 years. I am skilled in business, article, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing. Having strong skills in writing and transcription benefits all of the clients with whom I contract. I am adept at giving a creative edge to administrative tasks and adding an administrative outlook to creative projects. I proofread and transcribe with speed and accuracy. I write with innovation and dexterity. I combine my skills to edit with a keen eye to the originator's vision. My love of the English language and my years of business experience make me uniquely qualified to assist my clients in achieving their goals.

$40.00 /hr
60 hours
4.99
Leo Jux

Leo Jux

Engaging Writer and Diligent Editor. Native Englis...

United Kingdom - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 16

I was an advisor to the BBC in London for two years. I am now a freelance writer and editor for discerning (and usually delighted) clients, itching to unleash affecting prose, or massage others' to fluidity. My natural writing style is engaging (and educational if needs be), entertaining and memorably unusual. I employ my vivacious imagination, broad awareness of evocative vocabulary, and thoroughly objectionable sense of humour. In the case of non-fiction, I incorporate research credibly into the flow of the text. I've written published books (e-books and hard copy), magazine articles, music reviews, copy, medical articles and website content. I consider myself a highly capable and perceptive editor. I have years of experience meticulously tightening and colouring novels, hundreds of articles and essays, non-fiction books, two film scripts, an e-book by an established UK psychologist, a book by an award-winning photographer and an e-book serving as guidance for professional writers. I am diligent to the point of beneficial neurosis: I notice mistakes (or thoughtlessness) in typography, flow, punctuation, structure or word choice in published works. I'm also a registered paediatric and emergency nurse, with a particular interest in holistic therapies. After graduating with Kingston University's highest mark, I went on to be a health lecturer, disaster relief worker, and advisor to various UK and Sri Lankan health charities. I helped create pilot schemes for the National Health Service. Now as a professional writer and explorer, I have no 'normal job' to interfere with my writing commissions. Writing specialisms: Humour Travel Health Music Food Film Fairytales / fantasy Children's Please see portfolio for examples of work. I currently reside in a dilapidated South-East Asian beach hut with a large spider and an internet connection. I enjoy eating, motorcycling and thaumatology.

$28.00 /hr
558 hours
4.81