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  • US$95 hourly
    I am a comedy writer, copywriter and stand-up comedian adept at crafting creative, humorous content that delivers on the vision of your project. AS A COMEDY WRITER... ...I’ve written screenplays, treatments, outlines, web series’, animated series’, stand-up, sketch, satire, monologues, short stories, one-liner jokes and more. My writing has won 1st place finishes at The Actor’s Project NYC, festivals and been featured in Off-Broadway shows. AS A COPYWRITER… ...I’ve written numerous commercial scripts, explainer videos, short videos, headlines, taglines, slogans, social media content, websites, blogs, email marketing and more. AS A COMEDIAN/ACTOR... ... I played Harold Ramis and Chevy Chase in the Off Broadway production With A Little Help... It’s John Belushi, was a Finalist at the Harlem Stand-Up Comedy Festival, a finalist in numerous festivals and a resident comedian at Broadway Comedy Club. I pride myself on being creative, funny, receptive to ideas and easy to work with.
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    Website Copywriting
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    Article Writing
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    Explainer Video
    Advertising
    Speech Writing
    Ad Copy
    Copywriting
  • US$19 hourly
    Super Delicious | Story Assistant 8/2019 – 9/2019 ∙ Provided in-depth notes on content and story, as well as written reports for interview segments ∙ Edited B-roll in Avid during post-production The Hideaway Entertainment | Development Intern 1/2019 – 5/2019 ∙ Wrote coverage on scripts, books, and graphic novels, both submitted and in development ∙ Covered phones and reception Sovereign Talent Group | Intern 9/2018 – 12/2018 ∙ Wrote coverage analyzing specific roles for talent agents ∙ Created pitch packages for clients ∙ Used BreakdownExpress and inEntertainment to submit clients for roles Penchant Entertainment | Development Intern 1/2018 – 4/2018 ∙ Wrote coverage on scripts, both submitted and in development ∙ Used FileMaker Pro, Excel, and Google Sheets to organize and catalog material ∙ Provided administrative support with data entry, office orders, filing, answering phones, etc. ∙ Used Studio System, Box Office Mojo, and IMDbPro to research and compile industry data EZTV Spots | Intern 7/2017 – 8/2017 ∙ Assisted on commercial productions for local businesses ∙ Pitched ideas in meetings for new projects Run Studios | Production Intern 6/2016 – 7/2016 ∙ Assisted on sets for internal company videos ∙ Managed and assisted in organizing filming equipment ∙ Assisted in on-set production design by cleaning, painting walls, and preparing props EDUCATION ∙ Azusa Pacific University ∙ Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Screenwriting | Dean’s List
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  • US$40 hourly
    An award-winning writer with nearly two decades of experience, my stories and articles have been featured in everything from graphic novels and magazines to newspapers and websites. I have a talent for making lesser-known stories come alive and have put my writing and research skills to use exploring such wide-ranging topics as obscure adventure sports, scientific innovators and pioneers, and political leaders that have reshaped the world. While contributing to projects as short as single page comic strips and as long as full-length graphic novels, my work has regularly dealt with subjects both serious and sublime and I have received particular acclaim for my humor and dialogue. With a bachelor degree in political science and an extensive editorial background, I can offer a wide-range of writing services and a quick turnaround for tight deadlines.
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    Science Fiction
    Comic Book
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    Humor Writing
    Comic Writing
    NFT Character
    Sports Writing
    Comics
    Fantasy
    Article Writing
    Copy Editing
    Short Story
    Biography Writing
  • US$50 hourly
    David is a highly experienced writer with a diverse writing style covering scriptwriting, feature writing and comedy writing. Youtube scriptwriting is where David has particularly excelled. He has scripts written for channels such as Megabuilds (650 subs) and Missing Files (Over 1 million subs). He has videos produced with over 1 million hits and written for brand new channels where his video has reached over 250k views. His most significant work has in 'traditional media' has been in radio comedy, where he was written sketches and jokes for BBC Radio shows The Skewer, DMs Are Open, Newsjack and Newsjack Unplugged as well as Breaking the News on BBC Scotland. He has also written for regional UK radio stations Radio Liskeard and Union Jack Radio. He has also been active in writing drama for the stage. This year he has had short plays staged by Bread and Roses Theatre and Bedford Acts. He has also had short plays and monologues performed by Brockley Jack Theatre and Green Curtain Theatre. Website is daveedwardkeenan.com
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    Ebook Writing
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    Screenwriting
    Humor Writing
    Children's Writing
    Content Writing
    Creative Writing
    Short Story
    Screenplay
    Humor
    Scriptwriting
    Comedy
    English
  • US$50 hourly
    Content Creator specializing in comedic written content. Specializing in blog posts, written scripts for video, ad copy, social media curation, storytelling, and creative writing. I have a background of over 7 years in Experiential Marketing as a Brand Ambassador and have a lot of experience around successful promotional campaigns for major brands like Facebook, HBO, Uber, and Samsung. I've also spent years working in the TV/Film industry as an Eco Production Assistant where I successfully worked independently to divert waste on sets, and learning firsthand about large scale content creation. I am also trained in improv comedy and writing by Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and The Second City in Chicago. I can come up with a fresh perspective for your project and am highly specialized at coming up with lots of ideas and getting feedback on those ideas, and improving them!
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    Snapchat
    Social Media Plugin
    Screenwriting
    TikTok
    Customer Service
    Article Writing
    Content Creation
    Online Writing
    YouTube
    Writing
    Comedy
    Creative Writing
  • US$65 hourly
    I'm a Comedian and Comedy Writer with over a decade of professional experience. Featured on television and across North America as a stand up, I've frequently opened for some of the biggest names in comedy like Dave Chappelle, Todd Barry, Bert Kreisher, and countless others. I love freelancing because it allows me to apply my comedy experience to an exciting variety of creative projects. I've done comprehensive comedy writing from TV, pilots, to pitch decks, and writing jokes as a staff writer for top stand-up acts. I've used my expertise to craft hilarious content for agencies, businesses, private and corporate clients. Creating ad copy, marketing material, SEO optimized landing pages and web content, blog and social media content, product descriptions- you name it, people out there are trying to make it funny, and I'm the person to make it happen. Are you looking for help with a speech? I'll help you knock it out of the park. I'm a public speaking expert who has written for and coached CEOs, Political Candidates, Wedding Officiants and participants of all roles, Bar Mitzvah kids and their parents, and speakers at a huge variety of events. Thanks for reading! Let's make something funny!
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    Branding
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    SEO Content
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    Copywriting
    Writing
    Humorous Tone
    Social Media Content
    Humor
    Comedy
    Joke
    Creative Writing
  • US$60 hourly
    I'm a Second City & Penn State trained director, producer, and writer specializing in comedy and international filmmaking. I'm the owner of Dublin Comedy TV, an international comedy brand based in Dublin that produces award-winning sketch comedy, podcasts, music, television, and features. I also write independently and for other companies. Recent projects include TikTok sketches and comedic copy for commercial brands, ghostwriting, and sketch comedy writing and direction for television and streaming.
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    Documentary
    Final Draft
    Blog Writing
    Storytelling
    Microsoft Word
    Article Writing
    Screenwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Writing
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    Narrative
  • US$30 hourly
    Kevin Wilde is an award-winning American screenwriter with a creative writing degree from Vincennes University. His screenplay 'Murdock' was a Semifinalist at PAGE 2021, and a Finalist at Coverfly's Pitchfest 2022. His comedy feature 'Get the Girl' is in pre-production and his short film 'Message Marked for Deletion' is currently in post-production and headed to streaming services. Kevin has years of experience writing across a variety of mediums. He has a keen eye for grammar, formatting, spelling and punctuation, and is proficient at proofreading and editing.
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    Scriptwriting
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    US English Dialect
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    Creative Writing
    Movie
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    Ghostwriting
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    English
  • US$40 hourly
    Creative, humorous, dedicated, and precise. I offer great research skills, I always deliver on time, and I love to write. I specialize in fiction, with a passion for children's stories. I studied creative writing at the University of Calgary and enjoyed courses in literature during my time in Edinburgh. My creativity lends itself well to fiction and non-fiction, poetry or ​prose. My life is full when I can create. I look​ forward to working with you.
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    Blog Writing
    Copywriting
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    Editing & Proofreading
    Fiction Writing
    Ebook
    Education
    Short Story
    English
    Poetry
    Fiction
    Creative Writing
  • US$85 hourly
    I am an award-winning fiction writer whose work has most recently appeared in an anthology which made the Publisher's Weekly and USA Today bestsellers lists. I'm also a writing and worldbuilding coach for fiction writers and game creators. I have provided writing and editing services for clients ranging from artists and musicians to MD/PhD research teams. My most unique background as a writer is that I also have a strong background in science and medicine, including five years' experience coordinating clinical research and a B. S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.
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    Book Writing
    Novel
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    Blog Writing
    Online Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Article
    English
    Creative Writing
    Content Writing
  • US$60 hourly
    I am a highly creative script, corporate and ghost writer/editor, with over 20 diverse and exciting years of experience, including a BAFTA award for the BBC TV series Horrible Histories. I write short-form commercials and brand explainers for Explainify, and a host of independent clients, along with books, training courses, webinars and brand/website copy, across a huge variety of industries, from engineering to wellness, non-profit to leisure, software to pet care. Although writing is a solo pursuit, it’s usually part of a collaborative effort: having spent many years as a TV creative, working across large, multi-disciplinary teams, I enjoy working with people as much as I do ideas, and love helping clients find the right way to tell their story, or sell their product, brand or concept. I also still write, edit and ideate for TV and a range of creative clients, from Tik Tok comedians, to You Tube channels, to first-time writers. Away from work I love comedy, music, football and…writing! My critically-acclaimed debut novel Don't Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing was published in 2020 under the pen name Billy Moran.
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    Website Copywriting
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    Book Editing
    Webinar
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    Narrative
    English
    Comedy
    Novel
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  • US$50 hourly
    Specializing in comedy (screenplays, TV, Web) but also all other genres. 20+ years experience with Movies, TV, Script Doctoring, Pilots, Treatments, Bibles, Pitches, Synopses, Editing, Formatting, and Commercials.
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    Video Commercial
    Humor Writing
    Comedy
    Creative Writing
    Movie
    Editing & Proofreading
  • US$35 hourly
    5+ years of listening, interpreting and spinning your work into content readers can't get enough of. I'm here to translate and refine those jumbled thoughts into bold, put-together work, including: -Blog posts -Landing pages -About me pages -Inventory pages -Social media -Email copy Drop me a line and let's chat!
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    Social Media Website
    Content Writing
    Ebook Writing
    Book Writing
    SEO Writing
    Google Ads
  • US$60 hourly
    From my Upwork reviews: '"Anthony handed in an unbelievable book 15 days ahead of schedule. He writes with style, humor, and clarity. He is a consummate craftsman and an absolute pro. For my money, you won't find a better writer anywhere." I am an award-winning journalist, feature writer and humorist, who can reach audiences of all ages and interests. With a clear, engaging style, I have written 19 books,. including 150 podcasts, a full-length movie script, a novel, a novella, two psychology texts, and half a joke book. Along the way, I have written articles on almost every topic imaginable. I have two college degrees -- psychology and earth science -- and research and interview skills that have decades of experience behind them. With this, I aim for the highest standards possible for every assignment. My education also marks me as a quick learner with a global range of experience and what turns out to be a freelance writer's best friend, a far-reaching sense of curiosity. Widely published in the magazine sector, I have written stories for National Wildlife, USA Today, AMC Outdoors, The New York Times, The New Physician, The Harvard Business Review, Latino Leaders, Archery Focus, The Miami Herald, Cat Fancy, Upstate New Yorker, Cornell Engineering, and many other highly-regarded publications. Keeping up with the times, I have also written for numerous online platforms, covering a range of interests from medical content to movie reviews. While known as a writer with a light touch and ready wit, I have written 12 true-crime books that have been turned into a popular podcast series. In addition, I am a staff writer for two private organizations, including a vanity press publishing house and a program in California that supports foreign medical school applicants seeking clerkships in the United States. More from my Upwork feedback: From December 2023-- "High caliber talent and a pleasure to work with." From April 2022 -- "Will absolutely look to hire again for future projects." From August 2021 -- "Anthony is a fantastic writer. He followed all criteria and delivered on-time." From Feb. 2020 -- "Anthony is an amazing writer and communicator for any task given. He strives for excellence and researches the topics given so he has a thorough understanding of anything he is writing. I will definitely hire him in the future. From March 2019 -- "Once again, Anthony proves to be among the best freelance writers available anywhere. While I was writing this, I was tempted to hire him to write his own feedback, as he is far more eloquent than I could ever be."
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  • US$35 hourly
    Hello! My name is Zach Timson, and I'm an actor and comedian who has appeared on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, NBC, Disney on Broadway, and as a main cast member on an Emmy-winning Netflix sketch comedy series titled "The Who Was? Show!" I am a featured performer and high school improv coach at ComedySportz Los Angeles and have studied at the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. As a writer, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, and an Associates Degree in Film, Television, and Electronic Media at Pasadena City College, in which I primarily focused on screenwriting classes while also receiving an education in Film and Television production. I have written four television pilots, all comedies, and I have been writing sketch comedy for over five years now, aiming to write a sketch a week. Many sketches or comedy pieces that I write for myself are also often produced by me on my YouTube and TikTok. On my channel, I shoot, edit, produce, and upload comedy sketches and song parodies that I write and perform. I have over 92K followers on TikTok and 6.5K subscribers on YouTube, and one of my videos, The Broadway Coronavirus Medley, recently went viral with over 1.7 million views and was shared on Twitter by Rosie O'Donnell, Arianna Huffington, Alan Alda, and even BroadwayWorld. One of the recurring features on my channel is a monthly "Wednesday Update," a parody of SNL's "Weekend Update," full of topical jokes that I write and perform- in a suit! Whether you're looking for a screenwriter, editor, or performer, I'm your guy to do it- especially if it's comedy!
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  • US$100 hourly
    I'm a multimedia artist who helps you find your vision and bring it to life. Playful and goofy and ridiculous is my middle name! I can never fit it on my driver's license. :/ Catch me as Clem Crowder in Ogden the series (E2-6) on Amazon Prime, now streaming, and Uranus Attacks the movie, coming soon. I had a large following on the Rizzle app where I created comedy videos, original series, and shared music including parody raps, but my accounts were deleted. Now I upload to Instagram and YouTube as @wafflechick_. Writing, photography, and video content creation from pre- through post-production are my main skills. Previous clients include NASCAR, Aerie, and Boy Scouts of America, but I most often work with small businesses who are eager to grow. My strengths are my humor, creativity, pursuit of excellence, and dedication to making your life easier. If I can find an answer via a google search, I'll do that instead of bothering you with 120 texts. I'm further available as on-camera talent or for voice acting -- Click over to my "Voice Talent" profile section for more on that. I love acting! Comedic & authentic scenes are my jam. I've been in commercials for Kenmore vacuums and Killingsworth Pest Control. Much more info & samples: melanielechmultimedia.com
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    Adobe Premiere Pro
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    Photo Editing
    Photography
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    Acting
  • US$100 hourly
    Experienced freelance writer with client list ranging from USA Today to Cracked.com to Fodor's Travel Guides. Author of 7 books under my own name (and a number ghostwritten for clients), humor columnist, poet, rapper, and stand-up comedian. Have won many awards for my work, including: *Multiple New England Press Association awards for Humor Columns *Multiple Orlando Fringe Festival awards for Lyrics in a Musical *North American Travel Journalists Association award for Travel Brochure *Software Information Industry Association award for Educational Raps Always looking for projects that will benefit from my unique blend of humor, insightful analysis, and clear writing. If you have a message you need to get across in a way that will resonate with your audience, I can help. Whether you need a great speech or blogpost that holds people's attention, a humorous ad script with visual suggestions, or a rap song explaining a complex topic in a fun way, I will make sure your audience is engaged and entertained so they're receptive to what you have to say.
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    Creative Writing
  • US$40 hourly
    Welcome to your one stop sho... Scratch that, one stop shops are just code for "Come in and take a look around! Everything in here is just meh." Here are the things I do well: 1. Scriptwriting (screenplays, sketches, educational scripts, marketing scripts, etc.) 2. Comedy Writing (broad comedy, satire, snark-filled tirades, etc.) 3. Education Documentation (lesson plans, curriculum, etc.) With all that being said, my main goal is to produce quality work for you. If interviewed, you can expect me to ask a ton of project-specific questions right away. It is super important for me to develop a comprehensive understanding of your needs from all angles, so I like to delve deep before digging into the work. You should also know that I'm quite a stickler for deadlines. Something like a full-length screenplay script will take a lot longer than a short explainer video script, so I like to have a very clear idea of when you need the material delivered. It's beneficial for you, but it also allows my bed to know when I'll come home to rest. It gets jealous seeing me spend lots of late nights at my desk.
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    Video Game Writing
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    Humor
    Video Game Dialogue
    Screenwriting
    Humor Writing
    Scriptwriting
    Film Screenplay
    Comedy
    Elearning Video
    TV Screenplay
  • US$85 hourly
    As a seasoned Comedy Writer with over 20 years of diverse joke, script, and copywriting experience, I have a proven track record of finding the humor in any subject. Whether you need to punch up a script, deliver a toast, or make your webpage pop, I can customize funny to fit your needs.
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    Copywriting
    Content Writing
  • US$18 hourly
    I'm a free- flowing creative writer who has had a lot of experience with writing, editing, and translation. Here is a list what I have accomplished: -Writer for Romance inspired websites and zines. -Editor of creative, marketing, and legal documents. -translation to English from French, Spanish, and Chinese. -Article writer for various online magazines.
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    French to English Translation
    Chinese to English Translation
    Writing
    Marketing Strategy
  • US$30 hourly
    Are you looking for someone to turn your idea into reality? I can create a magical children's book for you. Many satisfied clients and their comments prove that. I've created many fiction and non-fiction children's books (rhymes, short stories, bedtime stories, fairy tales, and early chapter books). Every story I create is exciting and inspiring, teaching a valuable moral lesson.
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    Children's Writing
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    Ghostwriting
    Lyrics Writing
    Ebook Writing
    Young Adult
    Creative Writing
    Italian
    Poetry
    English
    Children's Literature
    Ebook
    Short Story
  • US$50 hourly
    Hello. Over the past year, I've been teaching an AI bot to write. It learns quickly but cannot do what I do. And that includes jumping jacks. Hello, new client. I bring you over 35 years of professional work, from TV writing to standup comedy to kid's books, and everything in between. Yes, I have also worked with a bunch of famous people but I won't bore you with the details. Okay, Anthony Hopkins. Jason Alexander. I'll stop now... Michael McKean. My clients always come first, no matter the project. I value your feedback and I will bend over backwards, like Simone Biles, to get it right. I look forward to working with you. Phil
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    Elearning Video
    Proofreading
    Explainer Video
    Book Editing
    Lyrics Writing
    Musical Theatre
    TV Screenplay
    Creative Writing
    Speech Writing
    Film Screenplay
    Copywriting
    Article Writing
    Blog Writing
    Ad Copy
  • US$60 hourly
    Danny Neary is a Chicago based comedy writer. Danny had been writing and performing comedy for several years and has written for many popular comedy channels and publications. Danny frequently writes and performs comedy for shows in Chicago and throughout the country.
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  • US$75 hourly
    Tough-Love Editor. Multi-Medium Storyteller. These days, I prioritize editing work over writing work. I'm the Dr. Frankenstein of literature—let's bring your story to life. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Her professionalism and spirit were an eye opener for me. I'm fairly new to fulltime writing and working with her as an editor was an incredible, educational experience." -Steve French, freelance Upwork writer "My absolute favourite editor I have ever worked with." -Jane White, freelance writer and romance novel ghostwriter "She's a prolific writer and unmatched editor with an arsenal of tools at her disposal. Any brand would be lucky to work with her." —Marian Schembari, Copywriter for Marie Forleo and Founder of Oh Hai! Copy "Best money I ever spent. I sent my screenplay to Desi and she turned it into something that I could actually sell: it's currently under an option agreement with a production company. As a writer/editor, Desirée Domo is a miracle worker!!" —S.R. "Desi has been working with us for several months now creating copy. When applied to our website related challenges, her unique wit has made all her projects really quite special." —Seven Barrels Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Are you on a quest for a writer who will make your project or brand memorable, effective, and filled to the brim with personality? Hi, I'm Desirée. What about a quest for an editor who knows the difference between an en-dash and an em-dash? Hi, I'm Desirée. Or maybe you just know you're on a quest but you're unsure about the details? Hi, still Desirée, and don't worry—we all are! The human experience can be boiled down to: quests! I've been a professional writer and editor for over 14 years with training in professional theater (BA in drama from Davidson College). This unconventional background gives me a rare edge as a writer/editor because it has shaped me into a highly skilled storyteller. I am a master at creating and keeping a captive audience, whether all eyes are on a stage or a page. Highlights: • Written and edited content for variety of platforms—newsletters, blog posts, brand stories—resulting in increases in sales and followers, including The Honest Kitchen, 7Barrels, Taylor & Hart, Purewow, Piñata, Pairplay, Stickerkid, Untapt, The Oh Ball, Woodwe, Snap Finance, Homelight, famed celebrity WeCare Spa, countless career coaches and private clients. • Co-wrote pilot now under shopping agreement with TV production company. • Published in national magazines, including Animal Fair and Raw Food World. • Veteran sketch comedy writer and performer at The UCB Theatre—Maude Night and Characters Welcome. Guest comedy writer for The Blue Man Group, NYC. • Creator/writer of The Palate Peacemaker, a food and recipe blog with devoted following and viral posts. • Extensive experience as SAT/ACT tutor and as a transcriber, which honed my superior understanding of English grammar and punctuation (let it be known that nothing steams my clams like the omission of an Oxford comma). • As a communications consultant, I've revamped and improved the content and delivery of pitches, speeches, and presentations for individuals in a variety of start-up businesses, gaining more investors and support for many CEOs. • BA from Davidson College. Not only am I head-over-heels smitten with the written word, I'm also a veritable people-person, people-pleaser, and people-watcher (as a writer, not a stalker!). So I find working closely with new people on writing projects more delightful than just about anything else. Connect with me. I'm the rare unicorn of writers and editors you've been looking for. Your Write-Hand Woman,™ Desirée
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  • US$50 hourly
    Fee is a Chicago-based writer, actor, comedian, director, and producer. After receiving her BFA in Acting from Missouri State University, Fee moved to Chicago where she's been writing and performing sketch comedy and improv for live audiences several nights a week. Shows she is currently involved in include Bye-Bye Liver, Trash Panda Comedy, Improvised Jane Austen, AP US History Improv, and Fire & Beer Improv. Fee's strengths include character development, story structure, dialogue tweaking, and punching up jokes. Fee also teaches joke and sketch writing professionally, so she can give you the tools you need to hone your craft and become a stronger creative writer.
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    Microsoft Word
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  • US$65 hourly
    I am a technical writer with 9 years' writing experience across a wide range of subjects and fields. I am also a Director of Manufacturing with over 30 years' of management experience within such industries as 3D printing, textiles, furniture and gift, plastic extrusion, fiber extrusion, tier two auto parts production, limousine manufacturing, and third-party logistics and warehousing. I hold a Lean Six Sigma DFSS Greenbelt and am proficient in writing process manuals including procedures and work instructions. In addition to writing within those subjects, I have written extensively for SaaS for IIoT, SCM, ERP, and MRP).
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  • US$50 hourly
    I'm a published playwright with my plays having been performed at numerous theaters around the country. I wrote a 10 Minute play that was chosen and featured in the ACANSA 10-Minute Play festival. The Off-Broadway show "Park For Your Problems" features one of my monologues. I'm a script doctor that has worked with clients on numerous screenplays. I have written commercials and short stories that were performed for a radio show that was carried by NPR stations around the world. I'm an acting teacher and director with over 30 years experience. I have extensive knowledge of Broadway Musical Theatre and Plays as well as not only writing for film but also working in film production. I have also written acting monologues and scenes that have been published by JD Publishing and Mushroom Cloud publishing.
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What is a comedy writer?

A comedy writer creates jokes and humorous dialogue for television, radio, films, and other forms of entertainment. Comedy writers may also be tasked with assisting actors and producers with creating content, pitching stories, and reviewing scripts for movies and television series.

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You can source comedy writing talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a comedy writer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview comedy writers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of comedy writer you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a comedy writer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced comedy writer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their comedy writing services more competitively. 

 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

How do you write a comedy writer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample comedy writer job post titles:

  • Comedy writer needed to assist comedian with writing new content for an upcoming concert 
  • Freelance comedy writer needed add humor into corporate training video
  • Freelance writer needed to improve a comedic sketch for popular web series 

Project description

An effective comedy writer job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From incorporating dry wit to pitching movie studios on comedic scripts, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain platforms, writing styles, or genres, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Comedy writer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of comedy writer job responsibilities:

  • Take initial film concepts and turn them into complete comedy scripts 
  • Incorporate humorous lines into human resources videos
  • Review my standup comedy segment to help me improve my timing

Comedy writer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a comedy writer. Here are some examples:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a writer for second-tier comedians
  • Ability to infuse stale scripts with humor
  • Experience doing standup comedy 
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