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Brikitta Hairston

Brikitta Hairston

expert editor and proofreader

United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

I am a very experienced writer. I have written my own novel and I write blogs, articles, and short stories in my spare time. I enjoy the world of writing and I love sharing it with others. I am a very dedicated individual and my work is always efficient and up to par. I never let a client down!

$7.22 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Emma S.

Emma S.

Multi-Skilled, Highly Experienced Copy Editor and...

United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago

As a virtual copy editor, structural editor and proofreader I have worked on more than 2,000 pieces of written content; collaborating with clients all over the world, building up a diverse and interesting portfolio of experience. Much of my work involves polishing the written English content produced by authors who are non-native English speakers, for instance Chinese, Vietnamese and Dutch. This includes newspaper and magazine articles, tour itineraries and website articles, where my editing skills have improved the experience of their respective audiences. My skills don't stop at editing. I also create bespoke English lessons for an online English club and record audio articles for subscribers to listen to (I am Scottish, which is a popular accent). Leaflets - Posters - Menus - Letters - Articles - Speeches - Emails - Websites - Essays - Novels - CVs - Advertisements - Blogs - Recipes and much more.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Joe Shearer

Joe Shearer

Freelance writer/editor

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

A full-time writer and editor since 2001, I have a multitude of experience in writing and editing both on-staff and on a freelance basis. I have advanced Microsoft Word skills, plus experience working in other office platforms, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. I also am experienced in working with Sharepoint sites and other databases. In my current position as a Medical Editor, I have developed project management skills, often juggling upwards of 20 projects simultaneously, working with team members both in my capacity as an editor and in driving the project toward completion in scheduling approvals, distributing materials and information to team members, scheduling tasks and updating trackers and calendars. In addition I have been a regular working freelance writer since 2004 when I started working regularly with INtake Magazine, the Indianapolis Star’s sister publication. I became INtake’s regular movie reviewer, providing weekly movie reviews until Nov. 2008. I also compiled and contributed to a weekly entertainment review page, managing a team of 3-4 writers to produce weekly TV, CD, book and video game reviews for 3 years. I also provided a variety of other miscellaneous assignments, writing literally hundreds of articles for them from 2004-2008, when their magazine changed focus. I am also an experienced blogger and columnist, both for INtake/indy.com and in other outlets. I started the movie review and commentary site The Film Yap (www.thefilmyap.com) in 2009 with my partner, and we co-manage the site, providing weekly movie and DVD reviews as well as managing a staff of 10 writers, making assignments, writing and editing posts and articles, conducting interviews and running promotional contests and giveaways. I also am primarily responsible for obtaining advertising and collaborating on other promotional opportunities.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Adam Kokkonen

Adam Kokkonen

Virtual Assistant

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

In college I excelled in English Comp 1 and 2, which helped me to improve upon my grammatical skills. I was also able to improve my abilities with Word and Excel and hone my writing and typing skills. My work history allowed me to be receptive to a wide variety of learning methods. As well as giving me a broad range on experiences. I am able to adapt quickly to changes and can remain optimistic and patient under various working conditions. I work well independently or as a team member. My hardworking nature and fine attention to detail allow me to provide companies with quality work. I have also been considered a perfectionist to a fault.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
LaDonna Humphrey

LaDonna Humphrey

Freelance Writer

United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2

Freelance writer and editor with expertise in writing and editing innovative print copy and online content. Can make complex ideas clear and simple. Detail oriented. Creative thinker. Commitment to quality. *Strategic marketing communications plans. *Press Releases *Print and online content. *Newsletters, brochures, and collateral marketing pieces. *Public Relations and Media Consultant. *Editing. *Original articles. *SEO articles. *Speeches. *News Summary re-writes. *Blogging. *Ghostwriting. *Sales Plans. *Business Plans. *Novels. *Essays. *Scripts.

$20.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Rebecca Nadler

Rebecca Nadler

Writer, Garden, Filmmaker, Spy

United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

As a independent filmmaker, writer and freelancer, I have had the pleasure of pursuing a number of colorful and exciting careers in the last few years. I was an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, and I graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico in 2006. I have published articles and short stories both online and in small publications over the years, and I have also written two feature films that have been purchased by independent production companies. After working for many years as a long term substitute teacher and writing on the side, I began to pursue a career in the film and television industry. I have worked on a number of features as both an assistant director and a producer and have also worked as a production assistant and coordinator on projects that have aired on television. My previous duties have included creating and providing schedules for both crew and cast, compiling and disturbing call sheets, on the spot rescheduling, contacting and maintaining a positive relationship with locations, keeping the production schedule on track and making sure both the cast and crew are functioning as a team. Paired with my experience as a substitute teacher, as well as background experience in police dispatching and retail management, I have developed a strong ability to meet deadlines quickly and efficiently and can communicate goals and ideas successfully both verbally and through the written word. I am capable of setting, maintaining and achieving realistic goals independently and while working with a team, while still keeping the standards of the workplace at a high level that reflects an outgoing and optimistic spirit. As someone familiar with customer service, I also value the time and importance of clients, guests, and talent and I work with and strive to help them feel they are receiving the service or assistance they deserve. Throughout my experience in the workforce, I have continually found time to continue to write and hone my skills in writing. I am also proficient in computer use, Windows programs, the internet and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and others. I hope that my clients here will find my skills and spirit to be a desired asset to their projects. I look forward to hopefully working with you.

$6.00 /hr
2 hours
5.00
Anshul P.

Anshul P.

3D/Vfx/Graphics Professional

India - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 14

Hi, I'm Anshul Parmal - thank you for visiting my profile I'm 3D/VFX/Web/Graphic Artist with a degree in MBA(Advertising & Public Relations). I've over 7 years of production experience and 6 years of Teaching experience. I'm proficient in Maya, 3Ds Max, Mental Ray, V-Ray, Fusion, Nuke, AE, Premiere and CorelDraw . Working simultaneously result and quality driven is must for me in order to deliver more than the client has expected. I have the ability to work as across team or as a team. I am always ready to take up the projects no matter whether they are small or big and work efficiently with co workers. I'll always give 100% of myself until my client is completely satisfied with the end product. Please do visit my portfolio on Behance : https://www.behance.net/AnshulParmal

$9.00 /hr
1 hours
4.85
Sarah O.

Sarah O.

Blog And Articles Expert.

Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

Hello, Whether it is my own work or someone else's, the written word is paramount to my life. For me, language is not just a professional lure, but a passion I have nurtured since youth. I'm the person who can put your terrific ideas into words that work, whether you want to sell, inform or inspire. I primarily focus on health, fitness, and nutrition and fashion however I am willing to research and write on other topics to meet your needs. I specialize in the fields of article, blog, Product description and self-help, motivation, personal development, career success, coaching, marketing, personal safety and the law as I have education, experience, and a high level of interest in all of these. Interest that I pass onto your reader to get them excited about these topics too! There is nothing that gets me more motivated then helping craft an electrifying story with complicated main characters, intense action, suspense, tension and a satisfying ending. I love creating whole new worlds for the reader to lose themselves in. If this is what you're looking for, then I am the author for you! I provide service in • Blog-writing, • Copywriting, • EBook-writing, • Article-writing, • Travel-writing, • Creative-writing, • Business-writing, • Technical-writing, • Press-release-writing. If you want to feel relieved to get satisfied blog writing, shoot me a message. My articles are always professional -- well-researched, reader-friendly with plenty of headings and sub-headings to grab attention. Whatever you require, my job is not finished until you are 100% satisfied.

$15.56 /hr
9 hours
5.00
Cheryl ann M.

Cheryl ann M.

Accountant, Personal Assistant, Technical Writer,...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10

I have completed Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and worked as an Accounting Specialist. I've worked as a technical writer/transcriber; making Desktop Procedures (DTP). I also have enough experience in export processing, making invoices and inputting data on a system, as I had worked on a logistics department. I am computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Windows movie maker. I have also enough knowledge on photo editing. I am hardworking and dedicated in my job. I've had conferred the Career Service Professional Eligibility in the Career Service Examination - Professional Level. I want to have a suited job wherein my acquired knowledge and skills will be used.

$3.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Olivia C.

Olivia C.

experienced international cultural journalist, Eng...

Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I have been a longtime media practitioner specializing in cultural journalism (writing entertainment/lifestyle/human interest features, essays, articles and reviews). I am also a keen copy editor. I'm a versatile writer with experience in practically all kinds of writing subcategories (technical, academic, entertainment, film criticism, lifestyle, article content generation, SEO, blogging, ebooks, ghostwriting, speech writing, etc.). In most of my publication and media works, I am credited using my media byline as "Libay Linsangan Cantor."

$6.67 /hr
0 hours
4.70