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  • $40 hourly
    My website: elizabethmcivorediting.com Hi! I'm Elizabeth (she/her) For the past three years, I've been working full-time as a manuscript developer, commissioned writer, editor, and proofreader. Prior to running my own business, I attended university, gaining a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Creative Writing and an MSc in Publishing. Lately I've been diversifying my lead generation, meeting the needs of a range of clients both on and off UpWork. I work with fiction, non-fiction, academic essays and dissertations, and general copywriting. Past projects, some here on UpWork and some elsewhere, include: - writing website copy - generating fiction titles, developing the initial manuscript concept and then writing the book - editing sales letters - proofreading interview transcripts - editing and proofreading blog posts - proofreading and formatting resumes/CVs My specialty is fiction, both as a writer and an editor, and I am currently the creative lead for a cosy mystery crime series with a private client. For this reason I am currently not taking on any other large writing projects at this time so please do not contact me regarding ghostwriting work. My editing services include: - concept development - structural/substantive editing - copy editing - proofreading - critique I love working with clients to elevate and evolve projects to their highest standard. To discuss a project you can either invite me to interview here or contact me via my website elizabethmcivorediting.com
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    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Creative Writing
    Microsoft Word
    Fiction Writing
    Academic Editing
    Line Editing
    Copywriting
    Short Story Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $18 hourly
    Mindy Killgrove is known for writing humorous and non-fiction short pieces. She has contributed short stories and poetry to Heidelberg College’s Morpheus Literary Magazine and their annual publication: Laughing through the Tears. Her work was also published in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Killgrove’s other writing credits include working for the New London Record and the Heidelberg College Kilikilik newspaper staffs. For sixteen years, Killgrove worked as an English instructor throughout the states of North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida. For five of those years, she shared her love of writing with youth, serving as the adviser for the student newspaper at the local high school. In January, 2013, Killgrove's first novel Meet Me at the Pond was published by Black Rose Writing. Immediately thereafter, the book was selected as the Reader's Choice Award winner for "Chick Lit./ Romance" in the 2013 Blogger Book Fair. In 2014, the second book in the series, Meet Me at Fountain Park was published and it also received a variety of awards. Currently, Killgrove's work is available on her TeachersPayTeachers Store where she focuses on creating resources teachers can use in the classroom. Most notably, Killgrove is a professional ghostwriter. She has penned one play, thirty-four short stories, and thirty-six novels all while working as a freelance author. Her areas of expertise revolve around the romance genre, including but not limited to: Sweet Contemporary Romance, Spicy Romance, Contemporary Romance, with a touch of Mystery, Historical Fiction--American Western Romance, Historical Fiction--Christian Romance, Historical Fiction--Sweet and Steamy Regency Romances. Mindy Killgrove attained a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College in 2004 and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 2008. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and three children.
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    Teaching English
    Book Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Newsletter Writing
    Fiction
    Romance
    Short Story Writing
    Ebook Writing
  • $30 hourly
    28 years writing experience primarily in the areas of memoirs, Christian devotionals, Bible studies, preschool and elementary curriculum, historical nonfiction, parenting/family resources, and inspirational nonfiction. My writing is conversational in style; making readers feel as if they are talking with a trusted friend. I pride myself on presenting to my clients a finished product they are proud to put their name one. I am efficient, professional, and treat each client with the respect and attention they deserve. PLEASE NOTE: The 'open projects' listed are largely those with clients with whom I have an ongoing work partnership. This number in no way reflects my current workload at any one time. I take only two or three projects at a time, depending on their intensity, the length of the project, and the desired completion date.
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  • $40 hourly
    I started writing fiction when I was fourteen, and have worked to sharpen my skills and expand my abilities ever since. I specialize in creative writing and editing, particularly in the genres of romance and fantasy. In addition, I have experience with blogging, maintaining several of my own blogs as well as ghostwriting for a local real estate blog. My personal areas of focus have been politics, theology, ministry, and publishing. During my time at Boston College, I was a research assistant for a national study of Hispanic ministries in Catholic parishes. Both of my masters programs required extensive academic writing and research, as well as editing. I am a flexible, organized, dedicated worker, and look forward to assisting you with your writing needs.
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    Academic Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Blog Writing
    Writing
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Higher Education
    Developmental Editing
    Fantasy
    Romance
    Ebook Writing
    English
  • $15 hourly
    I have been a freelance writer for a couple of years. I can write blog posts, articles, or whatever else you need. I have written 3 books under the pen name Marie Batiste. I mostly write urban fantasy with a mystery or thriller twist.
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    Publishing Fundamentals
    Short Story
    Ebook Writing
    Book Writing
    Creative Writing
    Short Story Writing
    Thriller
    Novel
    Ebook
  • $40 hourly
    I'm a self published fiction author with ten years of writing experience. I love stories and have so many waiting to get out. Maybe you'd like me to write your next short story or novella?
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    Fiction Writing
    Creative Writing
  • $50 hourly
    Hello! Are you looking for an experienced ghostwriter committed to crafting stories and characters readers will love? If so, you've come to the right person! I have been professionally ghostwriting for three years, specializing in the romance genre and its various subgenres. I have the most experience writing contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romance. I began my career working for ghostwriting firms such as Trident Publishing and Hot Ghostwriter. Within one year of working with Trident Publishing, I became a creative lead in their romance department. In addition to my duties as I writer, I created plots, outlines, and world-building for multiple series, some spanning upwards of twenty installments. I moved to Upwork so that I can develop strong partnerships with the people who choose to hire me, rather than communicating through a middle man (or several). Because of this, I value communication. I see every client as an individual and I do my best to tailor my work to their vision.
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    Creative Writing
    Review
    Fiction Writing
    Book Editing
    Writing
    Romance
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $30 hourly
    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 both types of work. I look forward to new challenges.
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    Fiction Writing
    Creative Writing
    Content Writing
    Copywriting
    Blog Content
    Short Story Writing
    Ebook Writing
    Novel
    Fiction
  • $125 hourly
    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 any questions at all. Cheers, Aaron Some Client Feedback --------------------- "I was hoping to find a proofreader/editor for my book and Aaron far surpassed my expectations. He was professional and on-time with project submission. His sense of project development from a commercial perspective was a value-added surprise. I'll be working with him on future projects. Highly recommended." — Ryan V.M. "BY FAR THE BEST FREELANCER I'VE EVER WORKED WITH. TOTAL CREATIVE GENIUS, HIRE HIM BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!" — Jimmy M. "Aaron did a fantastic job...on time...with effort above and beyond our needs and expectations. He generously suggested a few (needed) fixes and did those! A real pro. Very patient and polite. Hire Aaron if you want quality work. He will be a valuable asset to your project!" — Hans P. "Aaron has provided above and beyond. He is attentive to details and can provide a big overall picture that helps me communicate my story. I would for sure hire him again in a heartbeat without hesitation." — Rayfil W.
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    Article Writing
    Academic Writing
    Writing
    Content Editing
    Technical Writing
    Creative Strategy
    Book Editing
    Marketing Strategy
    Creative Writing
    Book Writing
    Memoir
    Novel
    Screenplay
    Nonfiction
  • $80 hourly
    Notice: Currently, I have several established clients and will only be taking on projects that I feel passionate about. As I now have a full client list, I will only accept rates appropriate for an expert-level freelancer. If any of the above precludes me as the best choice for you and your project, I absolutely understand. And should you choose someone else, I wish you the best on your journey. Overview: I am a prolific writer with over ten years of experience. I began my journey during college, submitting guest articles for the school newspaper, as well as participating in several writing contests for scholarships. From there, I progressed to editing the linguistics department’s emails and drafting all budget proposals and reports for the drama department. After graduation, my journey in freelancing grew even more exciting. I have written countless short stories, edited dozens of manuscripts, provided thorough, in-depth reviews of media proposal and much more. In the past, I have been able to ghostwrite over a dozen novels that went on to have much success, as well as hired for the position of lead writer for a video game. My strengths are believable characters, and vivid dialogue. I truly love writing and am only satisfied when I deliver the best work I am capable of creating. My strengths in editing are able to recognize clichés and overused tropes while productively suggesting several alternatives.
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  • $30 hourly
    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 without changing the flow of the story. In my experience, the key to a successful novel is a detailed plot outline. If you need someone to guide you through this stage of writing a novel or want someone to give helpful tips on how to enhance your story, feel free to pop me a message! During my time as a writer, I've also been asked to be a beta reader. Other writers have also asked me to help write blurbs for their books and provide reviews. I've always enjoyed reading, so this type of work appeals to me. The authors were generally pleased with my feedback since it was fair and respectful. I always try to preserve the essence of the story while I'm providing notes, and my main priority is to preserve the author's unique voice. My writing is always well researched and delivered on time. The overall tone of my work is upbeat and engaging although I have worked on several serious projects. I have worked with a number of clients and always received positive feedback. I keep things professional and believe in hard work and efficiency. I pride myself on having a good work ethic. My interests include learning more about the world around me, and I engage in part-time volunteer work that brings me into contact with many interesting people. I look forward to hearing from you!
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    Writing
    Blog Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Article Writing
    Content Writing
    Ebook Writing
    Fiction
    Creative Writing
    Mystery
    English
    Novel
  • $35 hourly
    I love words. I love argument building and narrative structure. I love working with writers to help their work shine. I am tough, but fair. I will always do my best to be a supportive and effective editor for your work. I have 18 years of experience in editing: 7 years in news editing, 11 years in academia, 4 years in fiction/creative nonfiction. I have an MA English (Rhetoric, Writing, Linguistics), MS Information Science (Library Science), and I am ABD (all but dissertation) in my Communication and Information Science doctoral program (cognate: Linguistics). I have 16 publications in 3 languages (including one book chapter in French) and 8 conference presentations in the library science field. I am also a former college-level English literature and writing instructor. Types of editing I offer: beta reading, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. For academic writing, I also offer citation/reference checking and formatting. I have taught students how to use all the major citation styles, such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian, APA, and Harvard. I have edited many works of fiction of differing lengths and genres. Most of these manuscripts have been short stories and novellas, but I have edited full-length novels, between 50K and 90K words. . I have also edited and ghostwritten memoirs of 30-50K words. In academic writing, I have edited manuscripts for books, book chapters, scholarly articles, conference proposals and papers, dissertations, and grant applications - mainly in the humanities and social sciences.
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    Genealogy
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Creative Writing
    History
    Developmental Editing
    Academic Editing
    Copy Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Writing
  • $80 hourly
    Hi everyone! I am a romance ghostwriter who has been writing for five years, but only a few of those are on Upwork! I have written 100+ novels. Many have made the top 100, top 50, and top 20 on Amazon. My favorite romances to write are dark, edgy, forbidden, a bit twisted, with a good anti-hero. I am highly experienced in every subgenre of romance, but I do not write regency/historical. Invitations regarding Regency and Historical will be declined. Something fun about me, other than typical work, is that I love crowd surfing. I'm a risk-taker! -Romance Author -International Best Selling Ghostwriter -Published Poet -Novels -Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Thanks for checking me out! Amanda 🖤
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    Book Writing
    Manuscript
    Fiction Writing
    Contemporary Style
    Romance
    Short Story Writing
    English
    Creative Writing
  • $35 hourly
    I am an published writer with several short stories in print and on-line publications. I have an excellent grasp of the English language, and have extensive experience writing both fiction and non-fiction. Many people have commented on my ability to make complex ideas clear, and communicate key points directly. I have a broad general knowledge, and enjoy research and coming to grips with new ideas. I have taught at the tertiary level for the last twenty-plus years, working in private providers in New Zealand and universities in China. I currently work a couple of days a week at a college attached to a university in Christchurch. For a client I can deliver writing that can be tailored to their needs, combined with an eye for detail, and a commitment to deadlines.
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    Proofreading
    Track Changes
    Fiction Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copywriting
    English
    Nonfiction
    Storytelling
    Creative Writing
    Ebook
    Article
  • $55 hourly
    An international bestselling author with several books in multiple genres, Alex Pilalis is a professional animator and writer. He is available for writing services of many kinds, including copywriting, novel summaries, loglines/hooks, blurbs, and character development, as well as story structure and development. He is an active member of CritiqueCircle and has over 1,600 followers on Wattpad, where he has won several awards and contests. Alex has been writing, editing, critiquing, and supporting writers for over 18 years.
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    British English Dialect
    Short Story Writing
    Story Editing
    Creative Writing
    Fiction
    Storybook
    Children's Writing
    Fantasy
    Character Animation
    Newsletter Writing
    Content Writing
    Copywriting
    Storytelling
    English
  • $50 hourly
    "Words can't come alive until they look through the eyes of imagination" I work on Upwork with the strong dedication to establish myself as a professional freelance writer. My number one tool is imagination. I have worked on a different range of writing projects, always creating professional and quality work, striving to achieve the clients' needs on every level. There are numerous freelance writers seeking work, and I am one of many. In order to stand out, I am starting out as an unknown and working my way up the ladder through hard work, dedication, skill and experience in order to prove myself as a top ranked freelance writer. I received my Education from the U.S. Army and work hard to continue developing my education and skills that apply to the areas I seek to work in.
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    Counseling
    Western
    Humor Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Children's Writing
    Content Writing
    Thriller
    English
    Religious & Inspirational
    Drama
    Romance
    Mystery
    Young Adult
    Novel
  • $25 hourly
    I'm a professional creative writer and author of novels (85k words) and short stories. In 2020, one of my short stories was published in the anthology "Love in the Times of Online Dating" through Inkfeathers Publishing. Two of my novels were awarded contracts with online publishing platforms. I've worked with various publishing companies. 1. Historical Mail-Order Brides (US Wild West) 2. Suspense, horror and thrillers 3. Contemporary Romance 4. Interactive stories As a content writer, I have worked with many clients, skillfully covering a variety of topics in creating professional and engaging content. 1. Blogging, articles, web pages, product descriptions, landing pages and promotional content 2. Proficient in research and SEO 3. Content Marketing 4. Case Studies 5. Google Analytics I'd love to hear more about your project; message me and let's get started.
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    Content Editing
    Storytelling
    US English Dialect
    British English Dialect
    Fiction Writing
    Content Writing
    Blog Content
    Business Writing
    Short Story Writing
    Creative Writing
  • $40 hourly
    I'm an experienced creative writer, specialised in ghostwriting fiction, content writing in digital marketing and copywriting. I'm also a screenwriter. A resourceful individual, with a head full of ideas and not afraid to tackle fiction and non-fiction successfully, from blog articles and essays, to literary works of all shapes and sizes. I'm also an experienced translator, mainly English - Romanian, Romanian - English, and Italian - English. I speak all three languages fluently as a native and resident of at least one of the countries where these languages are spoken. Proficient with research, happy to receive feedback on my work, both positive and constructive, easy to work with and quick to adapt to pretty much any new environment. Enthusiastic, ambitious and solution-oriented. I'm a stickler for details and respectful of deadlines. While I accept perfection to be unattainable, I do believe in striving to be the best version of myself and to always aim high.
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    Documentary
    Translation
    Creative Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Copywriting
    Screenwriting
    Writing
    History
    Ebook Writing
    English
    Biography
  • $30 hourly
    I am a published fiction, nonfiction, article and grant writer with over twenty years of experience. In articles, I have covered everything from business IT, to Pagan practices, to self-help, to various academic subjects. I blog on a variety of subjects, from spirituality to chronic illness. In fiction I cross genres quite easily and have published several speculative fiction stories. I am also an experienced ghostwriter, and helped a large homeless healthcare nonprofit renew their grant yearly for over a decade. I am organized, flexible, and have never missed a deadline. References available. Contact me, and let's see how I can help you acquire, clean up or produce stellar content!
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    Short Story Writing
    General Office Skills
    Writing
    Copy Editing
    Book Writing
  • $20 hourly
    My pen name is Emily Blue. I am a writer to the core.  More than half of my life has been spent in just writing and developing my skills and unique style.  I pride myself on my vibrant imagery and dynamic characters, and I enjoy researching on subjects in order to keep my work grounded and relatable.  I also edit everything I write, and only ever turn in error-free work. Strong communication between freelancers and clients is important to me.  I want to give you exactly what you were thinking of, and I will do it faster than my competition, and for more reasonable budgets.  My schedule is also highly flexible, and I am always available for new opportunities.  I enjoy trying my hand at new genres, and am open to anything.  My preferred genres are romance, science fiction, fantasy; I will also review products, and pen articles. My history on Upwork is growing ever-upward, and I plan to only keep rising higher. I look forward to working with you.
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    Proofreading
    Fiction Writing
    Article Writing
    Poetry
    Creative Writing
  • $60 hourly
    I have been working as a freelancer for more than 20 years. As a writer I am intuitive at translating your thoughts and ideas into solid prose; you give me the key concepts, I'll give you articulate and persuasive content that expresses exactly what you mean. I have a loyal roster of clients who come to me again and again for this type of help. As a ghostwriter, I've received praise for being professional, easy to work with, and for consistently delivering high-quality content. I am highly organized and am willing to tackle complicated projects. My special talent is working with authors, either collaborating to create original content or editing and adapting existing content for a new audience. I have significant experience working with novelists and screenwriters. It has been my pleasure to work with hundreds of clients from all walks of life during the past two decades. I've assisted ministers and marketed tribute bands, administrated a non-profit, and kept family law attorneys organized. I've crafted marketing material for a microscope salesman and authored an installation manual for floating harbor barriers. I'm an ace at business correspondence and I love to craft "book blurbs"!
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    English
    Blog Writing
    Article Writing
    Microsoft Word
    Creative Writing
    Newsletter Writing
    Copy Editing
  • $48 hourly
    I am a professionally-published author with pieces in anthologies, magazines, and online publications. I have 20+ years of experience in writing, editing, and proof-reading. I enjoy collaboration and have been able to mentor and work with several young writers over the years. Though a great deal of my experience has been with creative writing, I also have experience with SEO, native-eye English editing for online content, pitches, blogging, copy-writing, instructive articles, and articles for my local newspaper. I've also worked with formatting, layout, and graphic design. I place a high priority on delivering well-written, professionally-edited work, on time. As my schedule is flexible, I can usually offer a very fast turn-around time once contracted. Words are my passion, and I love to work closely with writers in order to make their project the best that it can possibly be. As an editor, I can offer everything from basic grammar and spelling edits, through all levels to deep edits for development, tone, style, and arc. I also have more than fifteen years of experience in office settings, including a lawyer's office and in the medical field. I'm trained in all kinds of front office work, including filing, scheduling, billing, scanning, and transcription.
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    Search Engine Optimization
    Yoast SEO
    Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Article Writing
    Graphic Design
  • $20 hourly
    As a current Master's student in Social Sciences with 3+ years in freelance writing, I bring an excellent blend of experience, efficiency, and expertise in a wide range of subjects. I can write everything from academic research papers to journal articles, blog posts and even fiction and non-fiction books about different topics. It is my flexibility that is my biggest personal asset and I approach every project with great care, in order to deliver results that are of highest quality. If you are looking for an experienced writer who or someone to edit, proofread or translate any type of content - then you're looking for me! I am hard-working, self-motivated, and adaptable, and I will work for a relatively cheap price!
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    Media & Entertainment
    Typing
    Scientific Literature Review
    Academic Writing
    Article Writing
    Blog Writing
    Copywriting
    Website Content
    Creative Writing
    Essay Writing
  • $60 hourly
    Special Needs - Autism - Behavior Management - Inclusion - Advocacy Are you looking for: Blog articles? Informational pieces? Training modules? Psych reports? Research for a presentation? Website content for a clinic? Do you need a content writer who is familiar with the challenges faced by those with disabilities? Someone that identifies and integrates data from peer-reviewed, thorough research on autism, developmental disabilities, inclusion, therapy, case studies, and other related topics through properly cited sources? Thanks for stopping by my profile; I'm happy to help! Don't rely on AI – Writing about autism, special education and related topics needs more than an algorithm – you need real human understanding. AI can't grapple with the real-life subtleties and ethical aspects of these important topics, while I, with my hands-on experience and ongoing education in the field, can. AI’s knowledge often lags behind the latest findings and methodologies. My track record, proven by my 100% satisfaction score, shows that I deliver high-quality, accurate, and respectful content every time.Let's skip the AI and create content that genuinely speaks to your audience. Let me know the details of your project; more than likely I have assisted another client with something similar! As a content writer with extensive experience in the field of special needs, specifically autism and behavior management, I understand the unique needs of children and adults with disabilities. I have almost 20 years of experience working with companies that provide therapeutic services for individuals ages 18 months to 22 years, and my deep passion for educating and supporting those on the autism spectrum has been developed through these experiences. I specialize in high-quality research, properly citing sources and providing comprehensive information on topics such as autism, developmental disabilities, inclusion, therapies, and case studies. I have a wealth of experience writing reports, behavior plans, and IEPs for individuals with various disabilities and have contributed to countless such documents. I also have experience in proofreading, editing, and writing academic papers and articles on related topics. Let me help you provide valuable information to your target audience. As someone who has worked for and in close collaboration with a wide variety of state-based, insurance-provided, non-profit, and private programs designed to assist in the development of people with disabilities, I have a well-rounded understanding of the various approaches to planning, teaching, and supporting that growth. As an intervention therapist, I've had the opportunity to work with clients in a wide range of environments, including daycares, preschools, classrooms, homes, health centers, and public spaces, to help them achieve the outcomes they've set out for themselves as part of an individualized health and/or educational plan. In addition, I have helped coworkers and clients with writing, proofreading, and editing academic papers and publications on themes such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, and related fields. I have basic knowledge and some experience writing with best SEO practices in mind.
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    Article Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copywriting
    Writing
    Technical Writing
    Blog Content
    Content Writing
    Report Writing
    Academic Writing
    Education
  • $11 hourly
    I have been writing for Elance/Upwork and elsewhere for many years as an experienced blog, article and web content writer that produces high quality content. I am a top rated, dedicated writer that maintains strong organizational skills. I am always professional yet personable, with a superior work ethic. I enjoy the process of writing from start to finish. Each written work I produce is informative and engaging to the reader, a one of a kind work or art. My fingers speak the information and emotion of my mind and heart, breathing life into each project. My unique perspective spins a creative web that captures the reader. My writing specialty is in travel, health, beauty, romance, construction, fitness and dance, herbal and alternative medicine, pet care, parenting and lifestyle.
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    Resume Writing
    Grant Writing
    Web Content Strategy
    Blog Writing
    Article Writing
    Creative Writing
  • $50 hourly
    With more than a decade of experience in novel writing, scriptwriting, short story creation, blurb writing, and editing, I am your go-to Swiss Army Knife of writers. -------------- Testimonials --------------------- "Jane is the kind of writer that editors pray for. She made my job not only easy but enjoyable—getting to edit her work was always a breath of fresh air. I looked forward to it, not only because she is an immensely skilled storyteller, adept at saying so much with so few (carefully chosen) words, but also because her passion, openness, humility, commitment, diligence, and creativity as a collaborator set her apart. She takes constructive feedback and uses it to SOAR. She answers questions with imaginative initiative. She rewrites and rewrites until she strikes the perfect chord—clearly loving the process all along. She's the best of both worlds: a joy to work with and also a true talent." - Desiree Domo, editor. (Scriptwriting) "Talented writer, pleasure to work with, will hire continuously." - Anthony D. from Realized Fantasy, Upwork Client "Jane is most definitely a talented writer. Working with her was a pleasure as she met all the deadlines and her communication was top-notch. I would highly recommend her !" - Owen Maskey from Skilcraft, Upwork Client ----------------------------------------------- Novels: From gripping thrillers to heartwarming romances, I specialize in crafting compelling narratives that captivate readers from start to finish. Scriptwriting: Whether it's breathing life into characters for narrative stories, or crafting informative content that keeps your audience hooked, I excel in creating engaging scripts tailored to your needs. Outlining: I have experience with a variety of outlining techniques, including the Save The Cat Beat Sheet. I can turn your list of tropes into a compelling narrative, craft genre specific narrative beats, and create character arcs that will have your readers coming back for more. Short Stories: With over 100 short stories under my belt, I know how to create a thrilling narrative that packs a punch in just a few thousand words. Blurbs: I can capture the essence of a story in a few compelling sentences with my expertise in writing attention-grabbing blurbs that entice readers. Beta Reading & Editing: As a meticulous developmental editor and avid reader, I provide invaluable feedback to polish work to perfection, ensuring coherence, clarity, and impact. Hi, I'm Jane, a versatile writer and your secret weapon. Let's collaborate and turn your vision into reality! Reach out today to discuss how I can help bring your ideas to life.
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    AI Content Creation
    Proofreading
    Writing
    Book Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Novel
    Fiction
    Romance
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  • $40 hourly
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How to Hire Top Ghostwriters for Your Business

Ghostwriting is when a person is hired to write something, like a book or speech, but someone else gets credit as the author. Businesses often hire ghostwriters for several strategic reasons:

  • Save time.
  • Get professional-level writing. 
  • Leverage specialized knowledge. 

So, is it legal for someone else to take the credit for another person’s work? Ghostwriting is generally legal when you have these three agreements in place:

  • There’s a contract between the ghostwriter and the credited author outlining payment, content ownership, and confidentiality
  • The ghostwriter produces original, non-plagiarized content
  • The contract states penalties if either party violates the terms

The cost of ghostwriting services explained

When determining the cost for their services, ghostwriters strive for a balance between the level of their skills and the value they deliver to clients. Rates can vary broadly, but the cost to hire ghostwriters on Upwork is from $20 to $45 an hour on average. 

A ghostwriter may charge by the hour or a flat fee for the project. Projects that take longer to complete, such as writing a book, are usually charged a flat fee with milestones. A few reasons why a professional ghostwriter’s rate may vary include:

  • Expertise and experience
  • Project length and complexity
  • Revisions and rewrites
  • Credits and royalties
  • Location

Is it OK to hire a ghostwriter?

Hiring a ghostwriter is completely OK as long as all parties agree to an ethical contract and aren’t trying to deceive anyone. Ethical ghostwriting arrangements have the following characteristics:

  • Transparency. Before writing begins, have clear agreements that outline the ghostwriter's role and the client's responsibilities. 
  • Confidentiality. Ghostwriters often have access to sensitive information and are asked to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect people’s privacy. 
  • Integrity. A ghostwriter’s name may not be mentioned, but the person taking credit for content should disclose what was written by a ghostwriter. Ghostwriters should never be used in situations considered unethical or illegal, such as in writing a term paper.

The ghostwriting process unveiled

The process of working with a ghostwriter is similar to that of most content writers. Whether you’re working with them on an article or autobiography, you’ll generally go through these steps:

  1. Have an initial meeting. You and the ghostwriter connect in person or remotely to discuss the project. The writer will craft a project proposal and fee to complete the work based on the project’s scope, deadlines, and deliverables.
  2. Prepare and review a project outline. Once you and the writer agree to a contract, you’ll send the ghostwriter all information and documents related to the project. The writer may also interview you for more data to create a project outline.
  3. Conduct in-depth interviews. After you approve the outline, the writer gathers more information, if needed. This may not be necessary for some articles. If you’re writing a book, the writer may follow you around for months or conduct several interviews
  4. Review project draft. The ghostwriter writes a full draft, which can take months for more complex projects. You review the draft by making edits, clarifying ideas, and adding stories if appropriate.
  5. Edit and publish. The draft goes through a final editing process before it’s prepared for publication.

Identifying your ghostwriting needs

Identifying your ghostwriting needs involves looking at your overall content needs, internal resources, and budget. Start by looking at all of the content your team is expected to create. Then decide which projects are best done by your core writing team based on deadlines and your team’s knowledge and skills. 

For instance, some teams offer search engine optimization (SEO) articles to ghostwriters so that internal writers are freed to work on high-value projects that require a deep understanding of the business. When workloads spike, some companies use ghostwriters to shoulder some of the output and protect their internal teams from burning out.

However you utilize ghostwriters, be sure to set aside enough budget to hire a realistic amount of  talent to complete projects on time. It may be unrealistic to expect one writer to churn out 15 quality blog posts in a month. However, dividing the workload among six or seven ghostwriters may be doable.

Legal and ethical considerations

Working with a professional ghostwriter is usually a straightforward and smooth process. However, it’s good practice to establish a detailed contract that protects you and the writer. The contract should clearly outline:

  • Scope of work
  • Compensation
  • Ownership of intellectual property rights
  • Confidentiality
  • Penalties for violating the agreement
  • Original, plagiarism-free work

Ghostwriting is a respected profession. However, there are situations when you should not hire a ghostwriter. The most common are:

  • Ghostwriting for students' academic assignments. Having a ghostwriter pen a thesis, dissertation, or term paper is considered academic dishonesty and fraud.
  • Ghostwriting for pharmaceutical companies. Having a ghostwriter craft scientific papers that are then published under the name of a doctor or scientist is seen as deceptive and unethical.

Types of projects suitable for ghostwriters

No matter what your organization, you likely have many types of projects that can be done by ghostwriters. Since they’re skilled at sounding like someone else, they’re great at:

Content creation. Hire ghostwriters to scale production, save time, and access niche skills for blog posts, articles, and social media content that maintain the brand’s voice.

Memoirs and autobiographies. Ghostwriters can help business leaders write their life stories and memoirs in appealing and inspiring ways. 

Speeches and presentations. Instead of spending days writing a presentation, offer the work to a specialist who will craft an engaging one while you focus on other work.

Thought leadership. Many executives use ghostwriters to produce white papers, research reports, and other expert content to position themselves as thought leaders in their field.

Who retains credit? Navigating copyright and ownership

Generally, the person or organization that hires the ghostwriter owns the copyright and all rights to the ghostwritten content. You may want to review these standard practices to ensure a successful collaboration and a smooth transfer of rights.

Copyright and ownership

A ghostwriter is considered a work-for-hire under U.S. copyright law. The understanding is the writer is producing content on behalf of the client, who is the true author. That said, your contract should clearly state that the client owns the copyright and all associated rights and that the ghostwriter relinquishes any claims to the content. If you’re offering the writer coauthor credit, explicitly state what copyright or royalty rights they hold, if any. 

Transfer of rights

Ensure a smooth transfer of rights by having a detailed contract stating the scope of work and rights. Avoid any future disputes over ownership by including an intellectual property clause that transfers all rights from the ghostwriter to the client.

You may want to consult an attorney, especially one experienced in intellectual property, to ensure your contract is legally sound and protects your rights.

Termination provisions

Outline the conditions and consequences of terminating the agreement, ensuring a clean break in terms of rights and ownership. 

Ensuring a fruitful collaboration

The key to maintaining a productive and positive working relationship centers around open communication and a willingness to collaborate. These tips help foster a fruitful collaboration that produces the quality content you desire. 

Establish clear communication and expectations

  • During the initial meeting, discuss the project scope, timeline, and responsibilities of both parties in detail
  • Agree on communication methods—such as phone and email, frequency, and deadlines—upfront to avoid misunderstandings
  • Provide a detailed project brief and be open to feedback and adjustments as the project progresses

Foster a collaborative atmosphere

  • Treat the professional ghostwriter as a valued partner and collaborator
  • Be respectful of their time and expertise and be open to their suggestions and ideas
  • Provide clear and constructive feedback and be willing to make adjustments to the project scope if necessary
  • Show appreciation for the ghostwriter's hard work and contributions

Maintain transparency and confidentiality

  • Ensure there is a clear, written agreement that the ghostwriter keeps all processes and information confidential and private
  • Do not share the ghostwriter's work without permission

Adhere to deadlines and contract details

  • Pay the ghostwriter promptly according to the payment agreement
  • Complete your tasks by agreed-upon deadlines to avoid disrupting the workflow and straining the relationship

This article is intended for educational purposes and should not be viewed as legal or tax advice. Please consult a professional to find the solution that best fits your situation.

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