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Adele J.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Website Copywriting
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Book Editing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Story Editing
  • Content Editing
  • Copy Editing
  • History

Engaging writer for copywriting and creative work. Please feel free to get in touch to talk direct about the scope of your project. Key Skills - Clear and concise copywriting, able to engage readers with entertaining content. - Great editorial skills: editing and proofreading talents. - Project management, able to work on multiple projects and meet many deadlines. - Strong communication, both written and verbal. - Research, analytical and problem-solving . - Flexible and adaptable to what is needed, ability to work well in a team or alone. Experience - Creative writing includes novels, novellas and short stories in the following genres:...

Katharine O.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Short Story Writing

I graduated from university in 2010 with a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies. Since then I have been writing lifestyle articles for freelance magazines and a sports profile magazine. I do in-depth editing and I will do ghost writing when permitted as well as writing regular novels/novellas

Mark T.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Article
  • Website Content
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Arts

Journalism writing and editing, with special expertise in magazines, and nonprofit foundation health and medical writing and editing. Past Scientific Director and Executive Editor for The Skin Cancer Foundation, past senior editor and executive editor for Health Magazine. Freelance writing and editing for countless magazines, and about 35 years as a writer/editor for nonprofit health organizations.

Joseph C.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Final Draft
  • Comedy Writing
  • Humor Writing
  • Film Direction

Screenwriting and Comedy Writing Experience: -Written a feature film in pre-production with Viva Fantasia -I was the Head Writer for a half-hour comedy airing on the Comcast Channel, Primo TV, called "Five @ 305." I wrote over 22 episodes -Writer for Its Alex Clark YouTube Channel (1 million subscribers) -5 Star Ratings on multiple feature length screenplay projects -Written a television pilot for a Nickelodeon's All That cast member -Fiction & non-fiction novella writing experience -Sketch writer for popular Youtube channels Skitbot Central and 8JTV -Finalist in the SCTC Second City TV writing contest -Branded half-hour series for a major...

Jamie H.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Narrative Illustration
  • Writing
  • English

I believe that storytelling is the most powerful way to communicate a message. I've been a screenwriter for almost ten years, working in diverse media from podcasts to films, collaborating with clients to craft compelling and powerful stories. My experience in screenwriting has enabled me to transfer these skills of storytelling and language into the world of copywriting, editing and proofreading. I've helped multiple clients translate their passion and message into an easily-deliverable package, including blog posts, marketing materials and bios. I believe that every piece of text has a narrative within it. My job is to help you find your...

Katrina F.
$36/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Editor
  • Education
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Review
  • English Grammar
  • Developmental Editing

I am a dedicated, dependable, and detail-oriented writer and editor that provides quality content. With over 15 years of experience in writing and editing for various companies and organizations, I also have a background in literature, education, art, and magazine publishing. I hold a Master's degree in Secondary English Education and a Bachelor's in Studio Art with an English minor. Some of my past projects include a year-long serial story published in News and Views, multiple ebooks and articles on a wide variety of topics, children's stories and books, and many plot outlines. In addition, I have written product descriptions, website...

Alyssa C.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Editor
  • Screenwriting
  • Short Story Writing
  • Role-Playing Game Writing

Graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in English Literary Studies and Theater Performance. I have written over fifty novels, both fiction and nonfiction, with a focus in Romance. My writing is fast, full of creativity, has interesting characters, and entirely original. I am open to all ideas and love to create with others.

Robert R.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Science Fiction
  • Ebook Writing
  • Novel
  • Short Story Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Fiction
  • Crime
  • Thriller
  • Ebook
  • Article Writing
  • Mystery
  • Humor
  • Scientific Writing

Professional writing experience with over 35 years Versatile topics and genres for clients • Ghost writing includes: • Cross-Genre opportunities • Romance (Science Fiction, Historical, Fantasy) • Fantasy (Urban, Sword and Sorcery, Juvenile) • Mystery and Suspense • Thriller (Legal, Medical) • Horror (Psychological, Philosophical, Contemporary) • Blog Posts (Technical, Business, Real Estate Listings) • Journalism and Periodical • Understanding literary devices and the importance of point of view in work. Experience with different narrative styles; writing in first-person (filtering narrative with a closed lens, limited perspective,...

Amanda J.
$12/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Commenting
  • Article Writing

I'm a Fictional writer, I have posted several excerpts, and finished copies of my work on several free sites. I am also a published lifestyle columnist. I love to write stories and can work with anything I am giving. I do my best to provide you with the most captivating stories. I write several genres from romance to adventure. I am also an avid blogger.

Aaron K.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Creative Strategy
  • Book Writing
  • Screenplay
  • Novel
  • Book
  • Ghostwriting
  • Memoir
  • Technical Writing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marketing
  • Content Editing

I'm Aaron. I'm a writer and editor. I write and edit copy, books, blogs, articles, and scripts. No matter what medium you're writing in, it's about telling a good story. I've had short stories published, plays produced, and screenplays optioned. I managed development for Legacy Pictures, have doctored scripts that have been produced, and have created pitches for the likes of Heelys, Mattel, Amazon Kids, The History Channel, and Travel Channel. Whether it's a line on social media, an edit of a book, a script for a spot or film, ghostwriting, or just a general inquiry, I’m happy to chat and see how I can help. Let me know if you have...

Tyler L.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Role-Playing Game Writing
  • Digital Publishing Suite
  • Page Layout Design
  • Comic Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Fantasy
  • Storytelling
  • Content Writing
  • Short Story Writing
  • Worldbuilding
  • Copywriting
  • Developmental Editing

Hello! I'm Tyler! I am very fond of words. They're funny things. They can be dull if they aren't handled properly, even capricious. They can twist away from your intentions like a willful child. It's a great joy to see the living potential of someone else's ideas and wrangle all of those words into a vessel for their passion. I can only hope you'll allow me the happy opportunity to uncover all of the life inside your work. My previous experience ranges from print journalism, to indie comics, to freelance RPG writing in the OSR style. My personal tastes tend towards the uncanny, the bizarre, and the grim; but I thrive on variety and I love a...

Zoe M.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Film Criticism
  • Researcher
  • Blog Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Writing
  • Article
  • Film
  • Scriptwriting
  • Romance Writing

"Zoe is easily one of the best writers I've had on board. Her writing is clear, concise, and always easy to read!" "A talented writer that can be counted on to deliver high-quality work on time. Zoe was a pleasure to work with!" **My quality writing and top content has led me to become a Top-Rated Freelancer on UpWork in less than 10 months** Hello, My name is Zoë, and I'm a freelance writer. I completed my bachelor's degree in English Literature, and I also have a master's in Film and Creative Writing. I write content on various topics, including listicles on the best new romance books, how-to guides, and product reviews. I have...

Jason R.
$13/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • First Aid
  • Internet Marketing
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Blog Commenting

I am writing to express interest in the job you are posting. Over the past 13 years I have had a lot of experience and training in many different fields. In the past 7 years I have been working internet based. Below is a review of my experiences and skills that make me a great candidate for many different positions including multiple types of design, internet research, advertising, and Microsoft Word and Excel. For example, I have been promoted at Crayola from a crayon packer on a line to a material handler in less then 2 months. In less then one year I was also promoted when I worked at K-Mart Stores from a store remodeler temporary...

Clotilde G.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • English Grammar
  • Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Editor
  • Blog Writing

I have strong experience in writing blog posts and newspaper articles, as well as copywriting and editing. Writing is my passion, and I am good at it, as well as critiquing and helping other writers. I have worked on editing articles for newspapers, edited history textbooks and fiction, and edited many college papers during my undergraduate career at Wyoming Catholic College, where I studied liberal arts and from which I received a B.A. I have written several books, many articles and essays, and I run a creative writing blog. I have a strong grasp of English grammar, and a good eye for mistakes and grammar usage, as well as style and how a...

Attenia K.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Editor

I'm a professional ghost writer who specializes in wring novels, novellas and series and plots. Some of the genres I've written before are: Steamy romance Clean romance Fantasy / paranormal Sci-fi Contemporary LGBT Harem and reverse harem Shifter Young adult If you have a novel, novella or series you want written, please feel free to contact me! I can work from a plot the client provides, or I can come up with original plots myself. I have a preference for longer term clients who are interested in offering continuing work for the right freelancer, but I will sometimes take shorter term work depending on the job. I'm very good with...

Antti Ilari K.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Translation
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Copy Editing
  • AP Style Writing
  • Finnish
  • SEO Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • English Grammar
  • WordPress

Effective communication is essential for keeping any business afloat. I can help you with yours. I am a fast and meticulous writer and editor able to quickly adapt to any given style guide. I have an established history of very quick turnaround times. I've successfully worked with both print and online media, producing and editing text while also designing and laying out the final printed product. If something needs to be done for print or online text publications, I can do it. My past projects include writing, editing, proofreading, and translation of press and news releases, technical manuals, corporate annual reports, training and...

Faith B.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Editor
  • Ghostwriting
  • Scriptwriting

I'm a screenwriter, article writer, script reader and video game writer who has a deep love for the art and structure of storytelling. Storytelling has been my passion my entire life. The catharsis of artistic writing is what drives me to work hard, uphold high standards for my work, and use my formal education to make every project I am a part of the best it can be. My job as the lead screenwriter of a non-profit film organization, Project AWARE, has taught me immensely about the process of independent filmmaking and has given me a great appreciation for the types of scripts produced within that realm. I've written ten features and around...

keith h.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Editor
  • Copywriting
  • Feature Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Article Rewriting
  • Slogan

Keith has over 30 years extensive creative & non-fiction writing experience in a broad cross spectrum of genre & media. He has written dozens of articles, blogs and reports, mainly on real estate matters, including about commercial property bonds, buy-to-let properties and other real estate investments for UK/US/Canadian, Asian, Australian and Middle East clients. Most recently he has been retained by a Canadian private equity real estate investor to creat articles and newsletters for multi-family and build-to-rent investment syndications in the US and Canada. In addition, he has written various articles/features and feasibility studies on...

Paul M.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Travel
  • Copywriting
  • Blog Writing
  • Article Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Humor Writing
  • About Us Page
  • Content Writing

I'm a handsome and hilarious travel writer, scriptwriter, and SEO specialist. Most writing is boring. Mine isn't. Hire me to entertain your audience, drive up your traffic and increase your profits.

Lisa L.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Content Editing
  • Copywriting
  • English Proofreading
  • Education
  • Copy Editing
  • Adult Education
  • Children's Literature

I am a native English speaker with a master's degree in English and several years of teaching experience in college-level academic, business and technical writing. I have also taught English as a Second Language and tutored students at all levels, helping others to achieve success in communicating their ideas clearly and effectively. You will see from my Upwork reviews that I work quickly and accurately, consistently meeting all deadlines with creativity, a professional attitude and high attention to detail. My editing career started when I received a full-tuition scholarship in journalism as I entered college. After working two years as a...

Dan M.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Comedy Writing
  • Humor Writing
  • Creative Direction
  • Final Draft
  • Scriptwriting
  • Concept Development
  • Content Editing
  • Joke
  • Comedy
  • Ad Copy
  • Satire
  • Copywriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Sports Writing

I have nearly 6 years of professional comedy writing experience, mostly spent at The Onion. At The Onion you're expected to be a joke machine. Through the process of constantly pitching jokes, new content types, and video concepts nearly every day during that period, I have grown into a writer who can think creatively on command and find new angles to almost any topic thrown my way. Writing for The Onion also forced me to learn a little bit about everything. As a satirical newspaper, I could be asked to write or joke about any topic, and success therefore depended on quickly learning and synthesizing information on a given subject area...

Tyra-mae H.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Blog Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Writing
  • Researcher
  • Editor
  • Fiction Writing
  • Novel
  • English
  • Article Writing
  • Fiction
  • Ebook Writing
  • Mystery

Hi! Welcome to my profile. Since you need a writer, allow me to introduce myself. I have written over twenty novels in various genres and am always looking for a new challenge. Although I am more comfortable with fiction, I have also worked as a copywriter. If you need it written, I'm the person for the job! I'm an effective ghostwriter and have signed several non-disclosure agreements. I work discreetly and pride myself on being able to capture a client's desired tone. I have worked on a number of different genres ranging from murder mystery to young adult dystopia. I also have editing experience and can correct errors in a manuscript...

Alicia L.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blog Writing
  • Website Content
  • Email Copywriting
  • Content Writing
  • Blog Content
  • Article Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Landing Page
  • Content Strategy
  • Copywriting

I am a passionate storyteller with over five years of professional experience. Through a creative lens that focuses on brand communication, I tailor content writing to respective client industries. Effective communication is more than a few neat sentences. Before I put a word to paper, I will work with you to understand your brand and audience. I shape my writing to embody your voice, resonate with your customers, and further your overall business objectives. I craft genuine communication for maximum engagement. Hire me for writing that forges an authentic connection that lingers in readers' minds long after they've reached the end of...

Robert S.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Internet Research

I'm an experienced freelance writer, having spent a little over four years working through Upwork. In that time I have mostly been focused on the romance genre, although I have ventured into other genres such as post-apocalyptic and mysteries. I am a versatile writer and pride myself on creating compelling stories no matter what the genre. I can write from an outline or develop my own plots using my endless imagination. I like to form long-term relationships with my clients and make sure to be available for communication as often as possible. Although I am based in the UK I am proficient in using American English. I spent some time...

Lorna J.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Blog Content
  • Fiction Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Ebook Writing
  • Fiction
  • Novel
  • Short Story Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Ghostwriting

As a passionate writer, I'm eager to get to grips with any subject. I love writing, and I enjoy the necessary research that goes into the work. I consider myself lucky to have a job that I feel truly passionate about. I'm a good researcher, and I always put 100% into any piece I write, regardless of length or subject. I run a blog, both for my own entertainment and as a portfolio, where I write about literature, post book reviews, and discuss mental health issues. I've been writing and working on my craft for years, and I particularly enjoy writing about different topics. I specialize in ghostwriting and copywriting, and I hugely enjoy...

Kevin C.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Final Draft
  • Screenwriting
  • Editor
  • Children's Writing
  • Comedy Writing
  • TV Screenplay
  • Humor Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Biography
  • Nonfiction
  • Scriptwriting
  • Screenplay
  • Writing

I am a professional screenwriter currently working 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. Previous to this, 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...

Samantha Ann R.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Beta Reading
  • Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content Writing
  • Australian English Dialect
  • English - North America
  • Researcher
  • Blog Content
  • Article Writing
  • Ebook Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • SEO Writing

I have been a writer of both fiction and non-fiction for my whole literate life. I have written stories, how to books, and research works in higher education. In addition to this experience I write regularly for websites in the travel sector. When not writing SEO optimized factual and opinion pieces, I regularly beta read fiction and provide editing services to fellow writers. My edits can run from grammatical to overall story and readability.

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How to Hire Top Creative Writers

How to hire creative writers

Need help crafting compelling narratives, believable characters, or interesting dialogue for a novel or film? A creative writer can help.

So how do you hire creative writers? What follows are some tips for finding top creative writing consultants on Upwork.

How to shortlist creative writing professionals

As you’re browsing available creative writing consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Writing specializations. You want a creative writer who understands the type of media you’re trying to produce, whether it’s a novel, a film script, or music lyrics.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., telling compelling nonfiction stories in a journalism setting).
  • Feedback Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular creative writer.

How to write an effective creative writing job post

With a clear picture of your ideal creative writer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. 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.

An effective creative writing job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From satirical essays to short stories, 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 industries, genres, or writing styles, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

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CREATIVE WRITERS FAQ

What is creative writing?

Creative writing is a broad term for writing stories, screenplays, scripts, dialogue, poems, and other creative works. Whether you’re goal is to find someone to ghostwrite your memoir or you just need believable dialogue for your video ad, a creative writer can help.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in creative writing professionals:

  • Creative writing
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Use-case specific skills (e.g., script writing, fiction writing, poetry)

Why hire creative writers?

The trick to finding top creative writers is to identify your needs. Is your goal to find a ghostwriter to help you finish your graphic novel? Or are you looking for a scriptwriter to write dialogue for a video ad? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire a creative writer?

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

  • An experienced creative 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 creative writing services more competitively.

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

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