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@usmanakhtar29
Flag of Pakistan Multan, Pakistan
Member since November, 2009
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Usman Akhtar

I have a strong background in writing from 5 years working in the tertiary sector as an academic advocate writing Senate submissions, policies, grievance letters and training programs. For the last six years I ran the not for profit sustainability organization Green Renters (which I co-founded) . My skills here were honed by being able to explain complex issues and ideas simply and directly. I wrote and designed workshops for a diverse audiences. I am experienced in researching and writing articles for blog posts and other media. I have authored numerous press releases to a range of media audiences on diverse issues. All of these have led to print and radio interviews. I’m also experienced in managing social media campaigns and communities whether starting from scratch and maintaining and building upon existing relationships.

$15 USD/hr
33 Reviews
4.9
  • 58%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 98%On Time
  • 7%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of sarahyms Edit + Write $130.00 USD

    “He is a good writer on time, on budget and good quality. I will hire him again of course.”

    sarahyms Flag of United States 5 months ago.
    • Research
    • Articles
    • Academic Writing
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  • image of franzd Do some Blog Posting €24.00 EUR

    “The job was made.”

    franzd Flag of Portugal 5 months ago.
    • Blog
    • Ghostwriting
    • Articles
  • image of hotpassion Website content rewriting $35.00 USD

    “I'm satisfied with his writing. The communication is great. Thanks”

    hotpassion Flag of Vietnam 5 months ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Ghostwriting
    • Articles
    • Content Writing
  • image of tianhk Do some Blog Posting for Writer and Runner $340.00 HKD

    “I award project. Should finish in 3 days. Didn't do anything after 3 weeks.”

    tianhk Flag of Hong Kong 7 months ago.
    • Blog
    • Ghostwriting
  • image of imagesvps Clothes top 1 $225.00 USD

    “Great worker! Recommended!”

    imagesvps Flag of Ukraine 7 months ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Blog
    • Articles
    • Academic Writing
    • Article Rewriting
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    “Great work”

    johnny83427 Flag of Canada 7 months ago.
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    • Content Writing

Experience

Contributing Writer

Jan 2013

I am working on improving and updating content as I post each article, and finding that the act of refreshing content is providing new ideas. 14th article entitled How to Build a Museum from Scratch awarded Editor's Choice Award, 7 April 2013.

Proofreader

Feb 2012 - Mar 2013 (1 year)

Proofreading and editing of articles requested by clients, SEO providers, bloggers and websites for accuracy of description, grammar and spelling. Checking references where needed and advising Project Managers of inconsistencies in length or subject matter. Instant turnaround on very short deadlines.

Contributing Writer

Aug 2011

Channel Manager and Contributor with a portfolio of over 100 articles. Channel topics included Holidays in Southern California and British Traditions. Article subjects included retro technology, transportation and words. Withdrew articles and left the site when the focus was changed away from a freelance writing site for pay.

Editing, proofreading and writing projects

Mar 2010

Various proofreading, editing and writing projects for clients in the UK and US. Workload has previously featured article summaries, assistance with report research and content editing. Currently it consists of content provision and occasional editing, with the focus being on the ability to write 400 words on any given topic.

Final Line Editor

Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 (10 months)

Editing of novels, novellas and short stories for the adult market. Subjects included LGBT, urban fantasy, werewolves, vampires and zombies. Short deadlines, freelance writers and correspondingly a wide variety of standards in presented manuscripts.

Education

MS (Computer Science)

2012 - 2014 (2 years)

BS (Computer Science)

2007 - 2011 (4 years)

Certifications

CELTA (2011)

Successfully covered the certification with distinction.

Publications

Big Data Mining based on Computational Intelligence and Fuzzy Clustering

It has been accepted for Publication under IGIGLOBAL, USA.

Badges

  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Fast Responder

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

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • All Star

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

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

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Collector

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

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

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

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Fast Responder

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

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Enforcer

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

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.

Exams

  • General Orientation
    75%
  • US English Level 1
    80%

My Top Skills

  • Articles 18
  • Blog 10
  • Academic Writing 9
  • Article Rewriting 8
  • SEO 6
  • Link Building 5
  • PHP 4
  • Technical Writing 4
  • Wordpress 3
  • Content Writing 2
  • Research 1
  • Joomla 1
  • Drupal 1
  • Publishing 1
  • Report Writing 1
  • Reviews 1
  • Product Descriptions 1
  • Book Writing 1
  • eBooks 0
  • Press Releases 0
  • Business Writing 0

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