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@ProWriterHalDog
Flag of United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom
Member since July, 2012
27 Recommendations

HalDog

If you want 100% error-free proofreading, editing or writing, all with English of the highest quality, you have found the right Freelancer. Combine one of the highest completion rates on Freelancer, 100% on time, 100% on budget and all with a 5* standard and you have the perfect recipe for results you want. A pass for UK Level 2 English will confirm I am GENUINELY BRITISH; passes for Level 3 US English and Academic Writing will confirm the high level of my English language skills. You will only ever work with me, I don't run a team or farm work out to exploit others. Check my 'Work in Progress' numbers for proof - I only take on enough work to ensure you get a thorough personal service. Click on 'Hire Me!' so you can say hello - you'll usually find me at my desk 7 days a week and I am always available to discuss your project in advance of making any financial commitment. Thank You David

$40 USD/hr
422 Reviews
7.5
  • 98%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 24%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of JB0002 Academic proofreading $160.00 USD

    “Perfect ! Thank you so much for the work”

    JB0002 Flag of Belgium 5 days ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
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  • image of MOHAMMEDMUSA12 Edit Something $30.00 CAD

    “"This is the editor you can depend on to edit a content, keen eye on the smallest detais", thank you so much”

    MOHAMMEDMUSA12 Flag of Canada 5 days ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Technical Writing
    • Editing
    • Academic Writing
  • image of DamienErnst Research statement and teaching statement $60.00 USD

    “Excellent work, as usual.”

    DamienErnst Flag of Belgium 6 days ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
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  • image of hagof editing special 3 $75.00 USD

    “Speed, commitment and excellence”

    hagof Flag of Nigeria last week.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
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  • image of t333ran proof reading alone £180.00 GBP

    “Outstanding, brilliant at what he does, extremely fast and completely revamped my piece of writing.”

    t333ran Flag of United Kingdom 2 weeks ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
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  • image of katrinaponina Proofread "Anatomy of Routing article" #3 $50.00 USD

    “great job! Thank you”

    katrinaponina Flag of United States 3 weeks ago.
    • Proofreading

Experience

Senior Copy Writer

Jun 2014

Joined one of the UK's rapidly expanding SEO specialists in ethical 'white' hat SEO work. There I write all their SEO copy for blog articles, as well as optimising and proofreading website text. I write over 200 articles a month for them.

Proofreader and Lead Article Writer

Jun 2014

I am responsible for checking all copy published by this leading North American Aviation news portal is error free. I am also responsible for writing their daily lead article.

Proofreader

Mar 2014

Employed as sole proofreader for innovative company set up to help self-publishing writers succeed with their work and make a living from writing.

Senior Editor and Copy Writer

Oct 2012

Joined in 2012 when it had a following 2 million readers. Today it has 20 million followers and still growing. My responsibility has been to raise the standard of the website by eliminating all errors in text, while also improving the quality of the content too.

Owner

Apr 2001

Self-employed and published writer, editor and proofreader. Writing includes marketing text, promotion and web content (SEO), general blog articles and press releases - all subjects with strong research skills. Over 20 years' experience editing and proofreading academic text, novels, website copy and college/job application letters.

Education

BA English Literature

1978 - 1981 (3 years)

Publications

Estates Gazette

Various articles on property market trends for hard copy magazine specifically for property professionals.

BeautyWellness

Articles for their hard copy magazine with a circulation of 75,000 copies including subjects ranging from luxury yachts to elite bridalwear.

Unexpected Journey - Beyond the Thunderdragons

One of a number of hard copy books as opposed to e-books I have been responsible for editing prior to publication. http://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Journey-Hero-Awakes-Thunderdragons/dp/1452594503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404697502&sr=8-1&keywords=james+vollbracht

Badges

  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • The Mentor

    Post 500 Reviews.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Lightning Employment

    Award 30 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Frequent Visitor

    Log in in every day for 1 month.
  • Speedy Hire

    Award 15 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Clocking the Hours

    Create 30 hourly invoices.
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • The Chosen One

    Accept 100 projects.
  • The Centurion

    Complete 100 projects.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Trader

    Convert more than $1000USD (or equivalent) to another currency.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • Straight A's

    Earned a score over 90% (Minimum 3 exams)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • UK English Pro

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 2)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • Lightning Employment

    Award 30 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • The Chosen One

    Accept 100 projects.
  • The Centurion

    Complete 100 projects.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Mentor

    Post 500 Reviews.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Frequent Visitor

    Log in in every day for 1 month.
  • Speedy Hire

    Award 15 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Clocking the Hours

    Create 30 hourly invoices.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Cap-tain!

    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Trader

    Convert more than $1000USD (or equivalent) to another currency.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Straight A's

    Earned a score over 90% (Minimum 3 exams)
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • UK English Pro

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 2)
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Top Gun

    Win a contest.
  • Insta-Hire

    Use Hire Me to employ a Freelancer.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • US English Level 3
    98%
  • Freelancer Orientation
    85%
  • Academic Writing
    88%
  • UK English 2
    83%
  • Numeracy 1
    94%

My Top Skills

  • Proofreading 277
  • Editing 185
  • Copywriting 173
  • Articles 115
  • Academic Writing 112
  • Article Rewriting 108
  • Ghostwriting 44
  • Technical Writing 39
  • English (UK) 37
  • English (US) 26
  • Creative Writing 21
  • Translation 20
  • Blog 18
  • Book Writing 15
  • Marketing 12
  • Research 11
  • Content Writing 11
  • Report Writing 10
  • Product Descriptions 9
  • Reviews 6
  • English Grammar 5
  • Internet Marketing 4
  • Publishing 4
  • Virtual Assistant 4
  • eBooks 3
  • Proposal/Bid Writing 3
  • English Spelling 3
  • Travel Writing 2
  • Press Releases 2
  • Short Stories 2
  • Communications 2
  • Slogans 2
  • Online Writing 2
  • Business Writing 1
  • Financial Research 0
  • Forum Posting 0
  • Fiction 0
  • Resumes 0
  • Newsletters 0
  • Affiliate Marketing 0
  • Call Center 0
  • Search Engine Marketing 0

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