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  • $100 hourly
    I earned a B.S. in Microbiology, then an M.D. Since leaving the clinical practice of family medicine in 2019, I've been a medical writer and editor. I've helped countless people achieve career success in the medical/healthcare world as a resume writer. I'm also a board-certified patient advocate, learn more about advocacy from the special report from CHCAO I got to help create! (link in portfolio section) For more details, please see the most relevant specialized profile, by clicking either in the sidebar or the dropdown just above this text.
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    Science & Medicine
    Career Vision Definition
    Writing
    Line Editing
    Academic Editing
    Health & Wellness
    Medical Editing
    Medical Records Research
    Personal Statement
    Copy Editing
    Cover Letter Writing
    Technical Editing
    Resume
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $55 hourly
    Hello, my name is Mitchell Duran, and I want to use the power of AI, Large Language Models, and my experience with Prompt Engineering to save you time and money. With a strong background in prompt engineering, LLMs, and content creation, I excel at developing whatever projects align with your brand, target audience, and business objectives. My unique ability to work with LLMs, expediting all tasks through various prompt frameworks, and fine-tuning LLMs makes me an ideal candidate to help you craft a comprehensive content plan that drives engagement, increases brand awareness, and achieves your marketing goals. I have multiple certificates in Prompt Engineering and LLM knowledge and plenty of examples of my work. I utilize cutting-edge AI-infused tools like ChatGPT, Claude, Bard, and others to optimize every content and project I undertake. By integrating AI technology into my workflow, I can deliver even more value to my clients, ensuring that my content is engaging, relevant, and backed by data-driven insights and the latest trends. These tools include: Improved efficiency: By leveraging AI tools, I can streamline the content creation process, enabling me to deliver high-quality work within tight deadlines, ultimately saving time for my clients and me. Enhanced creativity: AI technology can generate unique ideas, helping me to explore new perspectives and approaches, resulting in more creative and captivating content. Cost-effectiveness: By utilizing AI, I can minimize the time spent on research, brainstorming, and editing, allowing me to focus on crafting the perfect piece of content. This efficiency translates to cost savings for my clients without compromising quality. With a diverse skill set and extensive experience in writing and content creation, I am well-equipped to meet your unique project requirements. Let's review! Article Writing: As an experienced article writer, I have a proven track record of crafting well-researched, informative, and engaging content tailored to various industries and niches. My background working with diverse publications has honed my ability to adapt my writing style to resonate with different audiences. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work, I am the perfect candidate to tackle your article writing needs. Blog Writing: With extensive experience in blog writing, I excel at creating captivating and shareable posts that drive traffic and engage readers. My ability to incorporate SEO strategies and provide fresh perspectives sets me apart in this field. I am the ideal choice for producing compelling blog content that aligns with your brand and captivates your target audience. Copywriting: As a skilled copywriter, I craft persuasive copy that resonates with your target audience and drives conversions. My unique approach combines a deep understanding of consumer psychology with a flair for creative storytelling. I am the perfect candidate to elevate your advertising, marketing campaigns, and sales materials with an attention-grabbing copy. Social Media Content Creation: With a solid social media content creation background, I am adept at developing engaging content for various platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. My ability to craft platform-specific content and incorporate trending topics makes me a valuable asset. I am the ideal candidate to boost your brand's social media presence with compelling, shareable content. Ghostwriting: As an experienced ghostwriter, I have successfully written content for clients across various industries and formats, from articles and blog posts to books and e-books. My unique ability to capture and convey your voice and ideas sets me apart. I am the perfect choice to create high-quality content that maintains your brand's consistency while giving you full credit for the work. Technical Writing: With a solid background in technical writing, I have a knack for simplifying complex information into explicit, concise, and accessible content, such as user guides, manuals, and whitepapers. My experience working closely with subject matter experts ensures the accuracy and clarity of the materials I produce. I am the ideal candidate to develop user-friendly documentation that meets the needs of your end-users. I am also an expert YouTube crypto producer, researcher, and content creator. I possess a strong understanding of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry and an unwavering passion for following the latest trends and developments. My strengths lie in my analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to communicate complex concepts in an engaging and digestible manner. Enough said...let's get to it!
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    Copywriting
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    AI Content Creation
    Large Language Model
    Prompt Engineering
    Writing
    Article Writing
    Technical Writing
    Content Marketing Strategy
    Editing & Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
    Blog Content
    Creative Writing
  • $40 hourly
    I am a full-time book editor who specializes in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction. I am also dabbling in the non-fiction genres and have worked on autobiographies, self-help, and business books. If you would like to work with me, please send me a quick message (I will respond within 1-3 hours). I offer all new clients a *FREE SAMPLE* edit up to one chapter's length.
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    Google Docs
    Document Review
    Scientific Literature Review
    Story Editing
    Microsoft Word
    Blog Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Book Writing
    Novel
    Fiction
    English
    Copy Editing
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
  • $50 hourly
    I'm an English Ph.D. with 15 years' experience as a writer, editor, and college English professor. As an academic, I've been teaching students how to express themselves in clear, clean prose since 2008, while publishing research on a variety of topics on film and historical fiction. As a writer, I've published sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories in half a dozen professional literary magazines, and am an active member of both SFWA and HWA. As a fiction editor, I've lent my geeky passion for sci-fi/fantasy topics and historical fiction to a number of projects, working as everything from a lead developmental editor helping authors workshop rough manuscripts to a copy editor, line editor, proofreader, and story consultant. I often work in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, YA and children's literature, and non-fiction memoir and history. I'm also widely practiced in editing commercial copy, and maintain ongoing relationships as an 'in-house' editor for several businesses. Some of the more interesting projects I've worked on include: -Robert C. Feol's award-winning "A Journey to Mouseling Hollow" series of fantasy adventure books -Writer and story editor on 'The Land Forgotten,' a fantasy video game -Developmental editor and copy editor of a sci-fi mystery novel, cyberpunk novel, sci-fi/fantasy mashup novel, and epic fantasy novel inspired by the Arabian Nights -Editor of children's books by Deborah Mortimer, Tameka Mitchell, and Kristen Niedzielski -Writer and editor of a comedic promotional book on the history of the velour tracksuit -Editor of historical manuscripts related to the Kennedy Assassination and the rise and fall of K-Mart -Wrote and edited copy for a clothing company, medical marketing company, legal consulting service, environmental organization, whiskey distillery, and adult toys manufacturer -Diversity/Sensitivity Reader for textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and children's books published by Learning A-Z -Writer for five themed collections in a series of Presidential Speeches -Historical Consultant for a novel set during the Civil War
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    Humor Writing
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Academic Writing
    Academic Editing
    Ebook Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Academic Research
    English
    Educational
    Sensitivity Analysis
  • $60 hourly
    As of June 2024, I am NOT available to editing/beta reading books 40k+. Based on my current health, I'm trying to focus on shorter works less than 40k words. I'm always open to children's books, business books, and poetry collections. A little bit about me: Hi there! I'm Kelly, and I'm a writer and editor (pronouns: she/her). From the University of Arizona, I hold a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction. I have 2+ years of work experience at a small traditional publisher, where I was responsible for all copy edits, proofreading, structural, and line edits for all acquired fiction book manuscripts. I edited for literary journals for 3+ years, including short stories, flash fiction, poetry, short plays/screenplays, and essays. I have 1+ years of experience on Upwork and Fiverr. I would love to offer my editing and writing services in areas, such as children's books, poetry collections, business writing, marketing copy, blogs, video game writing, query letters, short stories, essays, poetry, and screenplays. Check out my editing services. I hope to work with you!
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    Beta Reading
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Academic Writing
    Film
    Content Writing
    WordPress
    Content Development
    Short Story
    Content Rewriting
    Proofreading
    Poetry
    Creative Writing
  • $50 hourly
    Under my own name I’ve published fiction, book reviews, and features. As a ghostwriter I’ve co-written a book to help Millennials become better investors; reviewed business books about productivity and the changing nature of work; interviewed Twitter co-founder Biz Stone; summarized medical studies; and written a paranormal romance novella. I have edited and critiqued fiction and nonfiction manuscripts; crafted grant proposals for a community nonprofit arts initiative; and helped high school students write a book. As a graduate of Brown University, I have a strong academic background and solid research skills. I am a tough and thorough editor, skilled at polishing sentences, and at suggesting or making broader changes for improved style and clarity. Whether I'm writing about business or investing or philanthropy, a strong narrative is key. Stories shape the world. Let me shape yours.
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    Ghostwriting
    Article Writing
    Book Writing
    Blog Writing
    Storyboarding
    Story Editing
    Book Review
    Storytelling
    Creative Writing
  • $40 hourly
    I am an experienced editor, proofreader, and writer. As a top-rated provider on Upwork I am available for editing; developmental editing; proofreading; creative writing; blog editing, and indexing. I have a BA in English Language and Literature. Many of my clients have been first-time authors whose books are available on Amazon.com, I have had many repeat clients on Upwork and many more clients via personal referrals and the publisher I work with. My goal as an editor is to enhance your words and make them shine. I work in MS Word and use the Track Changes feature to show my editorial changes and comments to point out areas that may need further work. I never change an author’s tone or voice, and I always meet my deadlines.
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    Content Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Error Detection
    Microsoft Word
    Grammar
    US English Dialect
    Fact-Checking
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    Indexing
    Fiction
    Poetry
    Nonfiction
  • $40 hourly
    My greatest passion in life is loving God and loving others. I love putting flesh on this principle by serving clients through my business, Spring Services: Writing | Editing | Tutoring. I offer content editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for authors, ministries, businesses, and personal projects. Although I serve as a freelance editor on projects for HarperCollins Christian Publishing through three vendor groups, I work with independent clients as well. My book editing experience includes content editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and format checks. For businesses, I provide editing and proofreading for B2B communication, internal documents and communication, web copy, and more. Editing and proofreading for personal and ministry purposes is also available. Writing services include crafting stories, articles, blogs, and written copy for business, ministry, and personal purposes, along with ghostwriting. I'm happy to serve whatever need you have. I also provide tutoring in all core subjects, including English Composition, Writing, and Math (elementary through college). Conversational English, and ESL. Standardized prep for the SAT, ACT, and other tests are offered as well. My educational and professional background have equipped me for many types of projects. I work with excellence and love to use my skills serve others!
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    Chicago Manual of Style
    Blog Writing
    Voice Acting
    Christian Theology
    Article Writing
    Copy Editing
    Writing
    English Tutoring
    Mathematics Tutoring
    Tutoring
    Creative Writing
    Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
  • $65 hourly
    Do you have a message or program you 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗 to communicate to other people to help them better their lives, solve a problem, or achieve their aspirations? If so, I'd like to help. I'm a professional nonfiction book editor with 20 years of hard-won experience. During that time I have shepherded dozens of nonfiction book projects from raw manuscript to polished, finished product. I would be honored to help you develop, organize, sharpen, and edit your manuscript into a cohesive book that 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦 to readers the guidance they are looking for. My goal in working with you is to be a safe set of hands who provides the experience, attention, and expertise you need to help you fulfill your potential as an author—an author who will produce a book that will truly shine in today’s competitive book marketplace. Here's how I can help you: - 𝗗𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗟𝗢𝗣𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: to optimize your book's structure and presentation of information to best meet readers' expectations and demands; I pay special attention to maximizing your book's commercial viability - 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘 𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: to get your prose into a state of clarity (crucial for self-help/how-to titles), while maintaining your tone - 𝗖𝗢𝗣𝗬 𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: to iron out any technical errors and remaining problematic sentences in your manuscript - 𝗣𝗥𝗘-𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗙𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦: to analyze your intended audience, and/or to hone your book's message (when all you have is an idea in your head or a few notes on a paper), structure, style, and content to best succeed in the nonfiction marketplace In addition to traditional editing functions, I have a top-to-bottom understanding of the book publishing industry, and can: - consult with you on any aspect of book publishing, including whether to seek a traditional publisher or self-publish - help you compose a compelling book proposal that will attract the attention of agents and publishers - help you develop a cover spread that will deliver a powerful emotional hook to the potential book buyer, while quickly conveying your book's core message and audience - get your book’s interior professionally designed to maximize clarity and to provide a visually appealing presentation - consult with you on indexing, printing, book distribution, marketing and publicity, or any other aspect of the publishing industry
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    Nonfiction
    Book Proposal
    Book Cover
    Content Editing
    Writing
    Content Writing
    Typesetting
    Publishing Fundamentals
    Proofreading
    English
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $25 hourly
    I love to help authors achieve their vision, especially book projects (non-fiction or fiction). Throughout the process, I bring the highest level of professionalism in communication, organization, and discipline. I can focus not only on sharpening structure, grammar, syntax, etc., but developing the narrative and/or thematic arc while preserving the author's distinct voice and/or desired style. I look forward to working with you.
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    Dialogue Editing
    Proofreading Feedback
    Proofreading
    Content Editing
    Story Editing
    Outline
    Book Writing
    Memoir Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Story Development
    Novel
    Story Concept
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Essay Writing
    Copy Editing
  • $30 hourly
    TOP RATED FREELANCE WRITER WITH OVER 8 YEARS OF EXCELLENT WRITING RECORD, SPECIALIZING IN: - Full dissertation and thesis writing, editing, proofreading, and development - Literature Reviews - Research Papers - Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research - SPSS data analysis and results interpretation - Research Proposals - Research Articles - Result interpretation/discussion/report - PowerPoint Presentation - Research methods - Academic formatting - Systematic Literature Review - Academic Summaries - Academic journal writing, editing, proofreading, and development - Journal Formatting - Thematic Analysis - Critical Analysis - Case Studies - Full dissertation and thesis formatting - Line editing, grammar, spelling, syntax, flow, and consistency - Paraphrasing and rewriting - Developmental editing - Citations and references formatting (APA Style, MLA, Harvard, IEE, and more) OTHER SPECIALIZED AREAS - Copywriting - Creative content writing, proofreading, editing - Blog - IT - Website content - SEO writing - News article writing - Real estate - Product Description - Ghostwriting - Captions (Social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) - Email writing - Newsletter - Technical writing - Web3, blockchain, crypto writing - Cybersecurity WHY CHOOSE ME OVER OTHER FREELANCERS ON UPWORK? Over delivery: I focus on delivering the best to my clients, and I work towards impressing them to come again for my services. Responsiveness: I typically respond to clients and keep all lines of communication according to Upwork's best practices. Kindness: I have learned several lessons about Kindness in life, making it my daily character. I implement Kindness in my Upwork career by treating everyone respectfully and solving my client's problems. Fast delivery: I am always positive, and I ensure to deliver quality writing and editing at the given time as promised If you're looking for a motivated, safe set of hands to take the weight of your writing project off your shoulders and work with you to get the job done right, then let's have a chart! Looking forward. Best Regards!
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    HR & Business Services
    Critical Thinking Skills
    Cryptocurrency
    Academic Research
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Academic Proofreading
    Dissertation Writing
    Academic Writing
    Academic Editing
    Copywriting
    Tech & IT
    Technical Writing
    Real Estate
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $25 hourly
    I am a retired teacher/librarian with a passion for language and reading. I am constitutionally unable to ignore inaccurate language or copy mistakes. I excel at detail-oriented work. My goal is to help authors polish their work so that it is the best it can be for the reader.
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    Line Editing
    Proofreading Feedback
    Proofreading
    Beta Reading
    Error Detection
    Book Editing
    Copy & Paste
    Copy Editing
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Microsoft Word
    Google Docs
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $25 hourly
    I'm a young writer and artist with a strong understanding of a writer's voice, a keen eye for detail, and an ability to tailor my writing to any audience. I'm also skilled at socializing and building connections, great as a tutor, interviewer, or presenter. If you need a creative and sociable personality to create or edit content, I'm the right person to work with. - Strong and quick writer, reader, editor, proofreader, and transcriber - Reading speed of 548 wpm with 100% comprehension - Typing speed of 76 wpm with 96% accuracy - Rapid memorization - Responds promptly to emails and messages - Entirely original work with no use of AI
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    Beta Reading
    Google Spreadsheets API
    Typing
    Mathematics
    Tutoring
    Audio Transcription
    Editing & Proofreading
    Writing
    Proofreading
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $50 hourly
    Steve Koppman is an experienced writer and editor with expertise in public policy, politics, economics, business and the telecommunications industry, among others. He has contributed journalism, commentary and satire to a wide variety of major publications including Real Clear Politics, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The (San Jose) Mercury News, Newsday and City Paper (Baltimore), among others. He provides English-language developmental editing for Chinese and other non-native-English economists. He worked for many years as an analyst of the communications industry, a role in which he provided expert advice as well and producing numerous reports on emerging industry topics. He also produced white papers and case studies for telecom carriers and equipment vendors on a variety of industry and technology topics relevant to their offerings, produced educational policy briefs for a 'think tank, contributed corporation profiles to a business almanac, and served as assistant publicity director for a university. He has a master's degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and worked as a government analyst at federal, state and local levels. He is an author (Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore, Rowman & Littlefield), has four years of daily journalism experience as a reporter, copy and editorial page editor, has extensive experience producing press releases, has had short plays produced internationally and has had short stories, plays and essays published in anthologies.
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    Communications
    Jewish Theology
    Journalism Writing
    Business Writing
    History
    Public Policy
    Creative Writing
  • $60 hourly
    I'm a book publishing and media specialist with over 30 years experience copyediting, proofreading, ghostwriting, and marketing successful nonfiction books. My greatest joy is helping an author craft the perfect book for their brand. I am equally skilled at shaping a book from idea to page; doing developmental and/or copyediting or proofreading at any stage; and brainstorming and storyboarding infographics, compelling charts and tables, and/or more whimsical or informative illustrations. I have extensive connections to excellent photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers, and can help you navigate finding and working with the right professional as needed. As a longtime publisher who has spent time on the other side of the desk, as it were, I know what makes a compelling proposal if you wish to catch the eye of a literary agent or trade publisher. For self-publishers, I work with professionals who can help to take your book from manuscript to printed copies. I have helped to develop four New York Times bestsellers with first-time authors, and shaped dozens more highly successful "category killer" nonfiction titles in topics ranging from cookbooks to popular science to style and beauty to outdoor survival. My expertise encompasses many fields, including: • Project development • Developmental editing • Copyediting • Project management • Proofreading • Ghostwriting (wide range of topics, from memoirs to art to outdoor living and more) • Writing and conceptualizing sales and marketing collateral • Consulting with small publishers in fields including: acquisitions, list-building, growing team of editors, illustrators, photographers, and/or designers. I can connect you with the right external professionals and handle briefing, corrections, and more.
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    Journalism Writing
    Book Editing
    Copywriting
    Writing
    Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Book
    Nonfiction
    Ghostwriting
  • $45 hourly
    Let’s work together to put your best foot forward! I have always been a stickler for grammar and punctuation. I have several years of experience editing everything from novels to social media posts. Not only can I help make your project reflect you in a positive way, but you can be confident that the work will be accomplished by someone who is organized, self-motivated, and loves what she does. I also have experience working under strict deadlines, so I understand how important it is to complete tasks on time. Although I generally prefer to work on stories, blog posts, and things of that nature, if you have something else that needs an obsessively attentive proofreader, just ask!
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    Chicago Manual of Style
    Content Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Office
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Google Docs
    Proofreading
    Slack
    Fact-Checking
    English
    Book Editing
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Social Media Content
    Copy Editing
    Line Editing
  • $150 hourly
    I'm Whitney, an expert story coach, script polisher, and developmental editor. I help writers develop and craft their best novels, memoirs, non-fiction books and screenplays. I look for projects that have immense promise and work with you to nurture your manuscript or script till it's all it can be! I've worked with award-winning authors, professional ghost writers, traditionally-published writers (i.e. Penguin Random House), and self-published authors with 4+ star Good Reads ratings to create compelling narrative arcs, pinpoint non-fiction core concepts, and generally guide promising stories toward greatness. I love helping writers craft beautiful and meaningful stories. If that's your dream -- I'm here to help. My skills come from years working as a story coach, writer, journalist, as well as within the publishing industry through a traineeship at FranklinCovey where I served on the advisory committee for Sean Covey's book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens." I also have studied under working Hollywood screenwriters. I know the industry's reigning philosophies and approaches to storytelling -- such as those put forth by Pilar Alessandra, and Blake Snyder in his nigh-ubiquitous "Save the Cat." I'm also aware of the more unique devices taught by Angus Fletcher (a self-dubbed "story scientist" who has been brought in by TV networks and studios to crack story problems). My Specialties: ✔️ Story and Writing Coaching ✔️ Non-Fiction, Memoir, Novels (Literary Fiction), and Short Stories ✔️ Editorial Assessments ✔️ Full Developmental Edits ✔️ In-Depth Beta Reads ✔️ Script Consulting and Script Polishing Story is COMPLEX. Let me use my experience, story knowledge and knack for analysis to identify why your essay, narrative, short story, script. etc. isn't quite working, If you are worried about criticism, I assure you, I'm not your critic, I'm your coach. I offer you an array of specific and constructive feedback to make your story better. Most of my clients state, when they get my feedback report that it is the most illuminating, helpful and nuanced feedback they have ever received. I'm knowledgeable about essential story tools such as: ✔️ Story structure ✔️ Tone ✔️ Scene ✔️ Humor ✔️ Dialogue ✔️ Core Messages ✔️ Flow of Argument 💡 I can also work with you on a nascent story, self-help, non-fiction or memoir idea if you need some guidance starting a book! I have worked with entrepreneurs and coaches who have rarely or never written, but want to turn their fascinating start-up success story or core coaching principles into a compelling non-fiction book. Every great writer has a fantastic coach behind them. Even Ernest Hemingway took constructive developmental notes from his writer/journalist partners. Beware of the mistake in thinking writing a fantastic book is something you must do on your own! Don't let my price intimidate you. An expensive developmental editor is one who pats you on the head, says good job, or primarily makes suggestions about formatting and line edits. You won't grow as a writer from these suggestions and neither readers nor traditional publishers will be fooled. My goal is to offer you only what you need to take you to the next stage -- whether that's a coaching session, a beta read, or a full developmental edit. I want to give you only what you need to help you move forward. I offer risk-free sessions. Try a coaching or developmental editing session with me to see how you might benefit and if you're a good fit. The initial consultation fee will be applied to your project. If you'd like the opportunity to "try out" a session with me, go ahead and request an interview so we can talk and get started! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I can't wait to read your work! PLEASE NOTE: I frequently receive inquiries about ghost writing. I can assist your ghost writer in developing your book, but I am not a ghost writer, nor do I offer ghost writing services.
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    Film Screenplay
    Film
    Screenplay
    Memoir
    Nonfiction
    Short Story Writing
    Book Editing
    Screenwriting
    Creative Writing
    Story Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Storytelling
  • $40 hourly
    Over 40 years as a writer, 20 books, plus 25 ghostwritten. Over 1,000 books edited, rewritten, and proofread. Non fiction specialty including research as necessary. I have been writing the publishing industry's leading newsletter now for 25 years.
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    Book Editing
    Press Release
    Proofreading
    Publication Design
    Memoir Writing
    Newsletter Writing
    Nonfiction
    English
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $40 hourly
    I've worked professionally as an editor and writer for over eight years, providing clients with ghostwriting, developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. As an author myself, I understand how to work on a manuscript through a "big picture" lens to strengthen its narrative arc and themes, as well as how to work at the granular level of stylistics and copyediting. My experience as an editor ranges from nonfiction book manuscripts to graduate admissions essays to website copy. I specialize in memoir, personal narrative, oral history, and creative nonfiction. What stories do you have to tell? Who might be waiting to hear them? I believe that writing is a practice innate to all humans—you don’t need a publication credit to be a writer. But while we can all benefit from journaling and creative writing, it can feel daunting once we’re ready to share our writing with an audience. Good writing requires special attention to craft. My goal is to help you elevate your writing so that it better reflects your voice and communicates your stories. Here’s what I offer as an editor (though I’m open to working beyond this list): - Developmental editing, copyediting & proofreading: book manuscripts; admissions/scholarship essays; blog posts; narrative essays; and academic papers. - Regardless of your project's scope, I will give you feedback on how to improve your writing's structure and style. - My specialty is creative nonfiction: any writing that may fall under personal narrative, memoir, travel, social sciences, or long-form journalism. I am the published ghostwriter of a two-volume memoir. I also love writing about and studying climate change, geology, astronomy, mental health, and sustainability. Here’s what I offer as a ghostwriter: - Eulogies & obituaries: I can help you write a meaningful eulogy or obituary from scratch, or I can help you polish a draft you already started. Either way, I will work closely with you to tell your loved one’s story. Here’s what you get when we work together: - An annotated document explaining my edits: I genuinely care about teaching people how to write better so that eventually you won’t need to hire someone like me! I’ll include comments in your document explaining how to improve your grammar, word choice, and punctuation. - An editorial letter: If your writing needs more substantial revisions than copyediting and proofreading, I’ll include a short letter explaining what you can do to strengthen your arguments, structure, or style. - A writing coach: For writers who are balking at starting a long-term writing project, I can teach you how to manage your project so that you stay organized and inspired in your writing practice. We can review multiple drafts over a span of months so that you receive critical feedback throughout your writing process, not just on the final draft. Together we can elevate your next writing project. I look forward to reading your work! Sincerely, Sara Alura Rupp
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    Line Editing
    Writing
    Copy Editing
    Academic Editing
    Book Editing
    Proofreading
    English
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $40 hourly
    I'm an experienced national bestselling and award-winning genre fiction writer and an enthusiastic creative writing teacher. I'd love to share my experience and expertise with you as you develop your story ideas and polish your manuscript. I approach editing by looking for the best in your book and helping you raise the other elements to that level. I am also available for ghostwriting projects. I've written two house-owned cozy mystery series under pen names for two New York publishing houses and would be happy to take your concept from idea to completed manuscript.
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    Fiction Writing
    Ghostwriting
  • $35 hourly
    I have been editing professionally for over 25 years and writing for over 35 years. I offer full-range editorial services to fiction writers, particularly first-time novelists, but I am willing to help with nearly any creative writing project, fiction or nonfiction. I provide proofreading, copy editing light and heavy line editing, and developmental editing. My developmental editing and beta reading are frank and detailed, intended to improve a writer's skills and chances of holding an agent's or publisher's attention. Plotting and outlining involves brainstorming at any point in the writing process to develop existing ideas, generate new ideas, or unblock creativity. My rate is negotiable. I am happy to take on projects for fixed rates, and I can work in any genre.
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    Fiction Writing
    Writing
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Creative Writing
  • $32 hourly
    Words are my passion—my entire world, really. As a reader, writer, and editor, I understand the importance of language and its impact on individuals. My work is more than just an income to me. I enjoy connecting with writers and value each project as if it were my own. Your project deserves a devoted editor who will take the time to ensure a polished piece. And that's when I step in. My goal is to help you achieve your best work and capture the attention of your target audience. Collaboration is the key to success in the writing world—you really do need a village: the writer, the editor, the reader, the publisher, and the support system. To help your project reach its full potential, I thoroughly work through all elements to ensure clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness while preserving your one-of-a-kind voice and style. I strive to produce exquisite results and an error-free copy ready for publication. Communication is an invaluable part of the editing process and the author-editor relationship, so I provide honest, respectful, and instructive feedback. The completion of any project will be a team effort, so I invite any questions or concerns you may have. I offer the following services: developmental editing, line editing (heavy copyediting), copyediting of various levels, proofreading, and various writing services. If inquiring about a developmental edit, please know that I include a full project assessment addressing readability, structure, and perspective. The areas of concern I attend to in all projects include, but are not limited to, the following: • Spelling • Capitalization • Hyphenation • Quotations and dialogue • Ambiguous, confusing, inaccurate, or unidiomatic language • Infelicities in grammar, punctuation, syntax, and usage • Reworking problematic writing (i.e., unclear writing, unnecessary repetition, and wordiness) I look forward to joining your creative journey :) Please see my website for editing information, writing samples, and a sneak peek into my personality!
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    Story Editing
    Fiction
    Bookkeeping
    Nonfiction
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Book Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Writing
    Social Media Content Creation
    Book
    Proofreading
  • $35 hourly
    Greetings, I have been a freelance editor and tutor since 2014. I specialize in editing résumés, CVs, cover letters, personal statements, and application essays, but I also edit PowerPoint presentations, Master's theses, and Ph.D. dissertations. When I edit your document, I do more than correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. I also identify vague or awkward passages, suggesting precise and fluent revisions. I offer tutoring in four subjects. 1. WRITING. Whether you are a native or non-native speaker, a student or working professional, I can teach you to write clearly and confidently. 2. ENGLISH. I can give you expert help if you are having trouble writing an essay or research paper for a college or graduate course. 3. LITERATURE. I can also help you if you are having trouble analyzing a work of literature or understanding a work of literary criticism. 4. GERMAN. Whether you already know some German or you are a complete beginner, I can help you make rapid progress. I have 9 years of experience as an assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan and Union College. I earned my A.B. in English with High Honors from U.C. Berkeley and my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Contact me today to find out more about my editing and tutoring services. I look forward to working with you!
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    Teaching English
    English Tutoring
    Teaching German
    College & University
    Academic Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    German to English Translation
    Resume Writing
    Academic Translation
  • $35 hourly
    ✍️ I specialize in editing and proofreading SEO blog articles, Business Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction Memoir, Self-Help, and Personal Development projects** EXPERIENCED DOCUMENT LINE & COPY EDITOR Brendan utilizes a time-tested, two-pronged approach to copy editing: - Quick pass skim of document to check style and fitness of content - First pass using AI-powered grammar/style analysis - Second pass manual, line-by-line copy edit - Formatting pass, using Chicago Manual of Style guidelines Brendan has been a copy editor/proofreader working in state government for over eight years. He typically edits/proofreads: - Legislation - Business operations procedure manuals - Official communications (emails/eblasts) - Public-facing web content . As a freelancer on Upwork, he has tackled a wide variety of subject matters and document types, such as: - Business HR manuals - Memoirs - Self-Help - Fiction Brendan has the following skills: - 128 WPM Typing Speed - Copy-Editing & Proofreading on Upwork for 3 months, $1k+ earned - 20+ Years Experience MS Excel & MS Word - 8+ Years Experience Proofreading for State Government - Self-Published Fiction Author (Writing-Editing-Proofreading-Design-Formatting-Publishing)
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    Copywriting
    Ghostwriting
    Fiction
    Self-Help
    Nonfiction
    Memoir
    Proofreading
    Business Writing
    Copy Editing
    Content Rewriting
    Line Editing
    Government Documents
    Book Editing
  • $45 hourly
    Editing is more than catching typos. What really sets my service apart is my dedicated eye for the beauty and breadth of the English language. My Top Rated status, 100% Job Success Score, favorable reviews, and consistent 5-star ratings are evidence of this. I am a published author and Editor-in-Chief of a magazine, overseeing over 30 writers. I have completed over 500 successful freelance editing tasks through various websites. Whether you have a personal statement, a cover letter, an article, or a blank sheet of paper, I can help make your writing shine. My services include: - Spelling - Grammar and syntax - Punctuation - Readability, flow, pacing - Word choice - Standardization - Repetition and redundant phrasing - Argumentation and/or structuring of the text - Storytelling and winning your audience If you have any questions, please message me. Have a big project? Send me a message to schedule a free 15-minute consult.
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    Voice & Tone Consistency
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Markup
    Formatting
    Creative Writing
    Error Detection
    Copy Editing
    Content Rewriting
    Content Editing
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    English
  • $45 hourly
    July 2024: Currently offering discounts for clients who are serious about publishing, and working in fiction! Please reach out :) Hi! I'm Rachael, I'm an experienced writer, editor, and proofreader. I am looking to connect with new clients who need thorough editing, proofreading, developmental support, or any other writing services you might need! I specialize in helping new writers find their voice and write clearly, while maintaining their unique style. I have a degree in English, and experience tutoring and working as a teacher's assistant, in the last year on Upwork I've built up a great reputation of being quick, thorough, and easy to work with. I'm eager to work with writers who are planning to publish so I can build up my portfolio. Let's work together!
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    Beta Reading
    Writing Critique
    Fiction Writing
    Biography
    Biography & Memoir
    Biography Writing
    Tutoring
    Ghostwriting
    Editing & Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Writing
    Copy Editing
    Copywriting
    Blog Content
  • $45 hourly
    As an experienced developmental editor, copyeditor, and writing coach, I excel at intuitively grasping a writer's intention and elevating the work on its own terms. I enjoy working with writers of all levels and backgrounds, with a primary focus on fiction, non fiction, memoir, admissions essays and portfolios, plays, and screenplays. I bring my multi-genre expertise to writing in all forms, helping to finesse dramatic structure, dialogue, and ways to engage an audience. I also offer empathetic support to those navigating common writing stumbling blocks, providing deadlines and inspiration to nudge you into your creative flow, and accountable to finishing and submitting your (now fabulous) work. MFA in fiction – Produced NYC playwright – Award winning screenwriter
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    Proofreading
    Coaching
    Novel Writing
    Essay Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Book Writing
    Writing Critique
    Script Coverage
    Script Revision
    Script Analysis
    Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
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