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  • $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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  • $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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    Comic Writing
    NFT Character
    Sports Writing
    Comics
    Fantasy
    Article Writing
    Copy Editing
    Short Story
    Biography Writing
  • $75 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. As a writer I've done comprehensive comedy writing from TV and pilots to pitch decks, to jokes as a staff writer for top stand-up acts. I write and punch up speeches for CEOs, Ted Talks, and Political Candidates. 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. Thanks for reading! Let's make something funny!
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    Branding
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    SEO Content
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    Copywriting
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    Humorous Tone
    Social Media Content
    Humor
    Comedy
    Joke
    Creative Writing
  • $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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    Final Draft
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    Storytelling
    Microsoft Word
    Article Writing
    Screenwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Writing
    Comedy
    Narrative
  • $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
    Final Draft
    Scripting
    Screenplay
    US English Dialect
    Comedy
    Creative Writing
    Movie
    Proofreading
    Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Screenwriting
    English
  • $60 hourly
    I have written comedy for David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, and Saturday Night Live. I can adapt to any style and tone your project requires, whether it's broad, laugh-out-loud funny, or subtle, tasteful, and professional. I have added humor to stand-up, speeches, presentations, YouTube videos, product packaging, advertising & marketing materials, TED Talks, business pitches, animation, blogs ... even emails. I have written for projects in the medical, military, entertainment, real estate, and food & beverage fields, as well as for private use. I am also a stand-up comedian who performs regularly at comedy festivals and clubs. In addition, I have more than 10 years of experience writing radio ad copy, hold degrees in Communications and in English Lit. & Rhetoric, and have worked as a copy editor. I will make your script, blog, social media content, presentation, speech, roast, ad campaign, or stand-up funnier. Here is just some of my clients' feedback: "I have to say, William is a rare find. He has the ability to communicate intelligently in a comedic way. I found his edits to be tasteful, thoughtful and powerful. This is extremely hard to find on Upwork. I will consider myself very fortunate if he agrees to work on another project. He is definitely worth six stars." "Another great experience. One of the best freelancers I've worked with. Do not hesitate at all!" "Literally took what was going to be a flop of a presentation and made it a hit. I have the emails from the audience to prove it. Phenomenal job and will lean on him for future help!" "Bill is fantastic to work with! He is an extremely talented writer and delivers high-quality work on time ..every time."
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    Adobe Audition
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Screenwriting
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    Speech Writing
    Comedy
    Advertising
    Humor
    Satire
  • $39 hourly
    I have an MFA in Creative Writing, and have published poetry and short stories. I'm the head writer of a sketch comedy group, and have written speeches, songs, essays, and a musical. (I'm also a musician.) As a producer, I have extensive experience writing press releases and online content. I'm also an improvisor, so I know how to collaborate quickly to create something that meets your needs.
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    Speeches
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    Songwriting
    Sketch
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    Children's Writing
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    Essay
    Fiction
    Comedy
    Nonfiction
    Comics
    Poetry
    Creative Writing
  • $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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    Proofreading
    Fiction Writing
    Microsoft Word
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    Movie
    Screenwriting
  • $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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    Children's Writing
    Content Writing
    Creative Writing
    Short Story
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    Humor
    Scriptwriting
    Comedy
    English
  • $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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    Script
    Copywriting
    Content Writing
  • $60 hourly
    Hello all, Thanks for checking out my profile. I've been writing for around a decade. I've written everything there is to write about in the romance world. As my experience has increased and more people recommend my services, I am flooded with emails on a daily basis. A good problem to have nonetheless. What this means is that I'm selective with what I take on. If you are to reach out, please note that my current rate stands at 0.03 cents a word. I'm currently a writer at Digisphere Marketing, and Gotham Ghostwriters. I'm also the current owner of Reillywriting LLC, a member of The Author's Guild, and the author of the novel Vanishing Love published by Adelaide Books (November 2020). I've written over 80 books, and my ghostwritten books consistently achieve 4 to 5 stars on Amazon and other platforms. My writing has been published by Freelancer FAQs, Verizon, Ephemeral Elegies, Monologue Blogger, Chegg.com, TheWackyWriter, Dreaming In Fiction, CIC Reports, among others. I've penned four self-published contemporary romance novels Hearts and Diners, and Better at Friendships on Amazon along with holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from The New School in New York. I've also written over a hundred Ebooks for clients. You can read all of my work and more at joereillywrites.wordpress.com
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    Proofreading
    Website
    SEO Keyword Research
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    Blog Writing
    Search Engine Optimization
    Fiction Writing
    Scriptwriting
    Romance
    Ebook
    Creative Writing
  • $28 hourly
    Partnering with clients to realize their vision is my favorite part of being a freelancer. I'm a native English speaker with 12+ years of experience in design and ghostwriting. As a writer, I specialize in romantic short stories for lots of different audiences. I also have a couple of years under my belt as a scriptwriter for indie comics and interactive novels for mobile applications. As a designer, slide decks and long document formatting (like reports or magazines) are where I shine. When you partner with me, you'll always get: -Prompt service -Quality work -And (most importantly) the rights to everything you pay for Looking forward to collaborating creatively with you!
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    Romance
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  • $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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  • $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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    Joke
    Toast Speech
    Website Copywriting
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    Screenplay
    Article Writing
    Scriptwriting
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    Explainer Video
    Advertising
    Speech Writing
    Ad Copy
    Copywriting
  • $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
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    Movie
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $30 hourly
    I am a published writer in the genres of horror, young adult fiction and fantasy. I have sold over seven thousand copies of my last book, and have been contracted to write several short story series. Recently, I have been hired to ghostwrite many short stories in various genres of fiction, including romance, horror, sci-fi and more. I have also worked on several film scripts. When I'm not writing (which is rare), I teach middle and high school English Literature, as well as drama and film. I have a successful creative writing course in Cairo, and have helped several writers find their niches and develop their work. Furthermore, I have over seven years of experience as a journalist and editor, my articles appearing in several local publications. Despite the constant work flow, I always feel the need to keep writing and reading, and that's where ghostwriting comes in! Allow me to work on your project and provide you with more than just a story!
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  • $37 hourly
    My name is Donna Mae. I have a BA in Screenwriting with 11 years of experience with the written word. My work ranges from creative to technical with a focus on precise storytelling for your audience. I have written... ...blogs for small-business owners. ...video and podcast content for Discovery Channel. ...technical e-mails for YouTube, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. ...coverage for scripts at NBCUniversal and Cinequest Film Festival. ...screenplays that have screened at film festivals across the nation. Kind Words-- "I’ve admired Donna’s scripts for years, and have long envied her agility as a writer. Her characters are funny, melancholy, and vital. When I wanted to create a script for my next film, I reached out to her to craft and complete the first couple of drafts. We worked together on my story, and she made sure I had a script in a fraction of the time it would take me on my own. Now that I have it in hand and can mold to my voice, Donna has worked as a coach and editor to get me through the final stages. I probably would have let the project wallow, if not for Donna’s skill, support, and kindness. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any project you want to develop." - Tony Jonick (Kingfisher Talking Pictures) "Donna Mae's impressive skill and talent is the conceiving of and the writing of sharp and compelling stories for the screen. She has a baked-in talent for it. I've seen it firsthand. I'd venture to say that she has the chops for whatever you're looking for, as well as, and the stream of consciousness to get it done quickly and creatively. I've optioned two of her script and produced one, "Happy Goat." That's the ultimate praise I can give her, is it not? I highly recommend her." - Leo Maselli (UVA Films) If you're interested in working with me, let's chat!
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  • $35 hourly
    I have developed video treatments and production strategies for universities, non-profit organizations, businesses, and independent content creators. From helping you write your ideas in video format to capturing the vision on camera and editing everything in post-production, I am a creative, diligent choice. Whether you have an exact vision for what you want, or you need help formatting your ideas for visual storytelling, I can be your partner the whole way through. I can help with interviews, personal narratives, product marketing, video updates that update your audience, comedy sketches, voice-over production, and promotional video writing, directing, editing, and producing. I am also a content writer for speeches, letters, and video content. I was the opinions editor for a university journal in which I operated a monthly column entitled Words for the Weary. I am looking forward to seeing how my partnership can support your project. Be well.
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    Testimonial Video
    Fashion Pre-Production
    Humor Writing
    Content Writing
    English
    Videography
  • $100 hourly
    I am a professional screenwriter, editor, and script doctor who has worked over the last few years for CBS, Paramount+, Amazon, and Paramount Pictures. I've written features for 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Happy Madison, and Bad Robot. A pilot of mine was produced by NBC, as well as a children's episodic for Cartoon Network and an animated pilot for Adult Swim. I've also done short-form comedy material for entities like The Onion, HBO, and National Lampoon. I've written faith-based material for PureFlix, Super Bowl commercials, and am the Head Writer for Monarch Wine - a digital magazine devoted to vino and music. Previous to my own professional career, I worked as an Oscar-nominated screenwriter's assistant for eight years, trusted with the editing, proofreading, and content development for a number of major studio projects. I work swiftly without sacrificing quality and am adept in a number of genres. I have a BFA from Emerson College and furthered my studies with the Act One program in Los Angeles. I'm a write-at-home dad and a night owl, with a prolific output that I'd love to put towards projects like yours.
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    Copy Editing
    Final Draft
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    Writing
  • $65 hourly
    Eric is a best-selling author/editor and a multi-optioned screenwriter with an MFA in Screenwriting. He has been featured on multiple screenwriting websites and was named one of ScreenwritingU’s “Most Recommended Writers of 2013.” Eric's other specialties are helping business people, CEOs, entrepreneurs, entertainers, keynote speakers, and motivational speaking/life coaches with writing and performing powerful, dynamic, and heartfelt speeches. He is available to help create, develop, edit, proofread, and elevate screenplays, TV pilots, keynote speeches, social media and website content, adapt books-to-screenplays, and format and self-publish books.
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    Career Coaching
    Ghostwriting
    Pitchbook
    Humor Writing
    Screenwriting
    Content Writing
    Comedy
    Speeches
    Creative Writing
  • $25 hourly
    I'm a professional content writer and editor with experience working with in-house marketing departments and SEO companies as well as within the educational sector. I focus on targeting your specific client audience while generating quality content in a timely fashion. I believe in an adaptable style which can be tailored upon request to speak to the specific audience. Quality is my number one priority. See my portfolio for examples of website copy, press releases, blog posts, and more. I am experienced in content production for web pages, infographics, and marketing scripts. I am proficient with WordPress and have a basic understanding of HTML. I have developed SEO compliant content and am experienced with editing and topic research. In addition, I am quite familiar with creative writing and have ghostwritten for several publications.
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    Ghostwriting
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    Book Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Online Writing
    Blog Writing
    Content Writing
    Article Writing
    WordPress
    SEO Writing
    Ebook Writing
    Creative Writing
  • $30 hourly
    To have made strangers laugh while alone on a stage, equipped with only what I have written...that may be what I am most proud of. I have learned creative writing through classes, I have learned screenwriting through classes. This is all valuable knowledge which I feel to be pertinent for a site like this. But I have also learned joke-telling and stand-up comedy through trial and error. An open mic night is perhaps the least forgiving setting because when people don't laugh, you hear it. You must learn to be able to grab people's attention quickly, hold onto it as long as you need to, and deliver as many laughs as you can. I have done stand-up in four different states and two different time zones and have always written all my own material. I make this point, not to brag, but just to display that my humor isn't regional. If you're keeping track, yes that is 8% of the states in the U.S, yes, that does make it sound more expansive than it is, and no that isn't necessarily impressive. I have many interests and areas of expertise, including but not limited to, sports, pop culture, hip-hop, entertainment, food, animals, and making any excuse to demonstrate my strong command of the time zones. Even areas in which I may not be as well-versed, I am always happy to research and write. I find myself researching topics all the time in order to have a better understanding. I feel it is important to always be wanting to learn more. I try to research and learn new things every week and never tire of it. I would be extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to work with clients here. I am eager to help people out with whatever they need, to showcase creativity, and to try to crack a joke or two where appropriate. Luckily, if I don't get a laugh, I won't hear it. Thank you for your consideration.
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    Sports & Recreation
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  • $40 hourly
    I'm a writer with experience in script writing and editing, joke writing and research. I have a diverse background which includes professional work in real estate, politics, the arts, and comedic writing. - Scripts for YouTube and animated videos. - Punch up jokes for scripts, speeches and ads. - Professional, communicative and on-time work.
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    Arts & Entertainment
    Arts & Culture
    Email Campaign
    Email & Newsletter
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    Newsletter
    Newsletter Writing
    Blog Writing
    Copywriting
    Family
    Business
    Real Estate
    Writing
    Comedy
  • $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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    Screenplay
    Creative Writing
    Humor
    Video Game Dialogue
    Screenwriting
    Humor Writing
    Scriptwriting
    Film Screenplay
    Comedy
    Elearning Video
    TV Screenplay
  • $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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    Public Speaking
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  • $35 hourly
    With nearly 3 years in the line of work of working on lines, and a lifetime of experience, I've written for a wide range of subjects, including blogs, advertisements, and even party games. I am currently working on my BFA in Creative Writing, while maintaining the role as a regular contributor (writer/editor) for Portland Vanguard. Vanguard values me for my attention to grammar and punctuation, as well as the ability to take information and organize it into a neat body of text. I also write and perform stand up comedy multiple times a week.
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    Email Copywriting
    Video Editing
    Writing
    Sales Copywriting
    Humor Writing
    Copywriting
    Comedy
    Humor
    Joke
  • $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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Comedy Writers Hiring FAQs

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.

How do you hire a comedy writer?

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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