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  • $75 hourly
    Writing/editing expertise, client-focused, with the goal of the right end product at highest quality. Storytelling is my specialty. A keen eye for grammar, order, and clarity, along with a good sense of story, enables me to deliver artfully-crafted writing at a high quality. From humor to motivation to inspiration, from marketing materials to poetry to children's writing (^:9 , I love creating the right story. If you're writing your own story, allow me to help you perfect it through review and feedback, collaboration, editing, or proofreading. Please: NO homework NO romances (unless entirely wholesome) NO true ghostwriting. I ask no rights or royalties, only appropriate acknowledgement (by name) for my work (author, contributing writer, editor, collaborator). NO books over 35k words; 20k or fewer words preferred. SPECIALTIES: * Children's writing, fiction/nonfiction, rhymed/unrhymed (wholesome) * Review/critique, collaboration on, editing or proofreading of your own work * Adult writing, nonfiction informative or fiction (clean) * Inspirational/motivational writing * Technical Editing * Business communications and brand writing * Assistance with or editing of CV, application essay, bio, presentation, speech, memoir * Business communications and brand writing * Personal: obituary, eulogy, memorial, special occasion poems/speech (birthday, retirement, toast, etc.) ABOUT ME: With lifelong interest and varied experiences in writing, I offer my services for your writing or editing assignments. A keen eye for grammar, order, and clarity, along with a good sense of story, enables me to communicate precisely or correct or improve upon your written work. A native English speaker with a breadth of aptitudes, including writing and poetry, growing up, I majored in engineering at the University of Tennessee and enjoyed a career in computer programming with IBM before taking time away to raise my family. During my ten-year programming career I gained experience in writing user and operations materials, technical papers, and communications. During my children's growing-up years I did a variety of kinds of creative writing just for fun. Between my school and parenting years I won four different creative writing contests and was published in my college literary magazine. After hanging out my shingle with Upwork I began to do a considerable volume of children's writing, technical editing, and adult nonfiction books. In addition, for Upwork clients I've written poetry, blog posts, poetry in advertising jingles, song lyrics, and items of ESL and ELA curricula. In addition, I've provided ongoing editing for non-native English writers. Known for my painstaking attention to detail and persistent pursuit of excellence, I'm as well suited to the production of precise factual information as to the creation of artfully-crafted story and emotion. Areas of particular personal interest include: * Christian life and faith * children's writing - both fiction and nonfiction, rhymed and unrhymed * history * family and parenting * education and learning differences * English as a second language (eight years' teaching experience) * poetry - writing and editing * personal stories/family projects * technical / science / computer (editing and sometimes writing) * curriculum writing and editing - mathematics, computer programming, English * lyrics * business names and slogans, marketing communications * nature, outdoors * amateur photography, photo book making FEE STRUCTURE HOURLY RATE PREFERRED: I greatly appreciate clients who are willing to honor my conscientious work by arranging an hourly rate. Willing to negotiate, especially for a bigger job or repeat client. I log only actual work time. I do not log the time spent in communication during a project, and I try not to charge for reasonable revision. The following is a guide for fixed rates, when necessary. * Writing one children's story + one revision + one final edit 100 - 500 words: $125 (To produce a well-crafted story in few words takes much time.) 500 - 1000 words: $200 every additional 500 words - +$75 If we are contracting for multiple stories, some discount may be arranged. * Other writing Ten cents or more per word, depending on the project. Will I need to do research? Do I need to write from someone else's work, organizing and reworking it, etc.? What is expected in the way of revision/final editing? * Editing Proofing or Light copy editing: $15 per page Heavy copyediting / substantive editing: $25 per page Developmental editing: $10 per page
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    Story Editing
    Content Writing
    Writing Critique
    Speech Writing
    Memoir Writing
    Photobook
    Copy Editing
    Writing
    Marketing Communications
    Children's Writing
    Creative Writing
    English
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $200 hourly
    Are you writing a book and need a professional book editor who'll elevate it to excellence? If so, read on! My life purpose is to help people like you get your words out into the world in their best possible state. I am here to reduce your burden of having that stellar-quality, highly-marketable book. My clients are high-end businesses with books that require an expert writer and editor to ensure their words leap off the page in this age of digital clutter. Many of my clients are worried about being ripped off by snake-oil salesmen and are looking for a professional they can trust to deliver high-quality work that exceeds their expectations. That's why they hire and re-hire me. Want to learn more? Read on... I am here to construct, sculpt, mend, bend, and develop your written work. My services include book, essay, and article editing so you can stride into the future with one extra thing checked off your to-do list. I will provide you with professional edits and ensure your work has excellent grammar, punctuation, flow, language choice, sentence structure, and overall structure. I will give you feedback on your work so you can grow, learn the ropes of the writing trade, and better yourself as a creative individual. My level of detail borders on obsession — I ensure your every last word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter exceeds ever-demanding professional standards. Oh, and I’m all about communication. I am clear and concise, open to feedback, and quick to respond to ensure I provide for your individual needs and exacting requirements. But am I the right fit for you? My work history list is long. But some of the professionals I’ve worked with to get their books published (and beyond) include: Wall Street Journal Bestsellers CEOs of billion-dollar companies Doctors Psychiatrists University Professors Entrepreneurs Structural Engineers Inspirational Speakers Marines Spiritual Teachers Business Leaders Celebrities Influencers Don’t just take my word for it. Ask people like the author and cardiologist, Dr. Aseem Desai: “Nathan is truly a pleasure to work with. He is an outstanding editor, gives very insightful feedback, is extremely accessible, an effective accountability partner, encouraging, intelligent, and very personable. He clearly loves what he does… I highly recommend him.” I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Why not click “invite” and ask me one?
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    Editing & Proofreading
    Copywriting
    Developmental Editing
    Copy Editing
    Content Writing
    Book Editing
    Memoir Writing
    Content Editing
    Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
    Content Creation
    Nonfiction
  • $40 hourly
    Known for my attention to detail and open communication, I offer services as a proofreader and editor for poetry, whether your intended audience is children or adults. My reference materials are the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For works that are translated into English, I can improve rhyme schemes, provide cultural context, and check readability for your intended audience. Curious about the difference between proofreading and editing? When proofreading documents, I focus on spelling, grammar, and formatting. Editing includes proofreading as well as improving overall style, clarity, and flow - all while maintaining your unique voice. For children's poetry, I can assist you with improving rhyme schemes and maintaining age-appropriate content for your target audience. Let's polish your literary gem!
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    Chicago Manual of Style
    Proofreading
    Microsoft Word
    English
  • $30 hourly
    Do you dream of creating a children's book that will transport young readers to extraordinary worlds, teach valuable life lessons, entertain or even lull them into a peaceful slumber? If you have brilliant ideas bursting with creativity but struggle to put them into words or simply lack the expertise to bring your illustrations ideas to life, then look no further. As a seasoned children's book ghostwriter, editor and illustrator, I am here to turn your vision into captivating content that will inspire, entertain, and enchant young minds. So, why should you choose me? I have a deep understanding of the different age ranges and what appeals to them, ensuring that your children’s book shines brightly among the vast sea of literature and children’s illustrations. Here are the children’s books I’ve written and edited: * Picture books * Adventure stories * Thrillers/Campfire tales * Fairy tales * Bed-time stories * Educational books that foster emotional development and intelligence, STEM skills, athletic performance, and promote financial literacy * Fables * Chapter books * Activity books * Biblical narratives If you aren’t sure of which genre you want to get into, I can advise you on the most profitable ones. When it comes to children’s book illustration, I have the ability to create vivid landscapes, backgrounds and diverse characters to ensure each child feels seen. My artwork is inspired by bold and bright children illustrations from Studio Ghibli, DreamWorks & Disney Pixar to keep kids immersed in the worlds I create. I understand that children have a low attention span that’s why my illustrations are bright and colorful to keep them on their toes. Here are my skills as a children’s book illustrator: * 2D illustration * Book cover * Story board * KDP formatting I will also send you the illustrations in either PSD, JPEG, PNG or PDF to ensure you have the best quality to print. If you're searching for a devoted professional who will pour their heart and soul into your children's books, don’t hesitate to connect with me.
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    Children's Book Illustration
    Editing & Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Story Development
    Story Editing
    Nursery Rhyme
    Storybook
    Storytelling
    Rhyme Scheme
    Developmental Editing
    Book Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Short Story Writing
    Children's Literature
    Children's Writing
  • $50 hourly
    I have been a religious/spiritual writer for 15 years and a creative writer for 17 years. As a trained pastor, and chaplain with a Masters of Divinity I have been writing sermons, academic papers, and religious and theological essays for quite some time. I would love to work on your next sermon, website, newsletter, blog, paper, essay, or book!
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    Christian Theology
    Proofreading
    Sermon Writing
    Article Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Copywriting
    Memoir
    Book
    Religious & Inspirational
    Essay Writing
    Biography
  • $68 hourly
    "I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with the wonderful job Alan did. He brought my words to life." "Alan did exceptional work throughout his contract. He does the work of two writers in half the time." I 9-5 scribe children's books, short stories, and rhymes, creating magic with words. When you hire me, I'll treat your project as my own. I'm only happy once I've exceeded your expectations. I've written and edited dozens of children's books, including rhyming books. I'm particularly drawn to stories about travel, human and animal rights, and environmentalism. If you like rhymes, find my two children's albums -- "Room for Dessert" and "Seconds" by Alan Bo -- on Bandcamp or wherever you stream music. I'm also passionate about writing and editing non-fiction children's books, including books about STEM. I've written a world atlas for children, profiled women in STEM to inspire future generations, and collaborated with BILL NYE on a space book! Beyond children's writing and editing, I've also edited dozens of poetry books, written or edited over 20 memoirs, coached memoir writers, and written sleep stories for apps like Calm and Headspace. With over a decade of writing and editing experience, your words are in good hands! Get in touch to see what kind of magic I can bring to your project! WHAT I OFFER ►Rhyming stories, songs, and poems ►Children's fiction and non-fiction ►STEM books for kids ►Developmental editing on poetry books ►Memoir and autobiography coaching ►Sleep stories (similar to Calm and Headspace) WHAT CLIENTS GET ►Fresh, engaging writing ►Creative solutions ►Quick delivery ►Easy interactions with an all-round cool guy* *FUN ALAN FACTS ►I've traveled to over 60 countries. ►I'm a certified scuba divemaster. ►I recently adopted a staff! FAVORITE AUTHORS & INSPIRATIONS ►Dr. Seuss ►Roald Dahl ►Beverly Cleary ►Judy Blume ►Jeff Kinney Read all the way here and not sick of me yet? Check out my sample of children's stories below. If you have any questions, or you'd like to know about my current availability, invite me to your job, and I'll get in touch soon!
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    Book Editing
    Creative Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Memoir Writing
    Children's Writing
    Autobiography
    Writing
    Storytelling
    Story Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Rhyme Scheme
    Developmental Editing
  • $40 hourly
    Editor-in-Chief of Blue Literary Magazine and Storm of Blue Press, intersectional feminist, mental health advocate, experienced publisher, LGBTQ+ sensitivity reader, confessional poet, proofreader, editorial associate, and social media manager with a history of team-building, creativity, and developing talent and passion in others. Through building a website, running professional social media campaigns, and publishing numerous literary magazine issues, I have become adept in innumerable skills. As part of a previous project, I built and published a poetry book from the ground up (a long exposure of undoing by Sarah "Sam" Saltiel), which included purchasing an ISBN, obtaining copyright, attaining a library of Congress number, commissioning a cover, and editing and formatting the interior via Adobe Suite. I have also acted as a sensitivity reader for numerous projects and offer this skillset for material discussing: gender identity, trans/nonbinary topics, lesbian-specific storylines, and neurodivergent/mental health issues (primarily anxiety, depression, BPD, C-PTSD, and ADHD). Additionally, I have worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for various manuscripts, academic papers, and television scripts. Most recently, I have flourished as a social media manager for several minority-owned accounts, specializing in mental health health spaces and working primarily for therapists, psychiatrists, & wellness organizations. Between growing organic engagement, maintaining cohesive brand strategies, and creating unique content, I have proven invaluable to my clients. As a nonbinary lesbian, I am passionate about helping those in the LGBTQ community, along with other minority groups. I currently live in Atlanta with my husky, am an ethical vegan, and try to better the world around me. I would love to connect with you further!
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    Playful Tone
    Sensitivity Analysis
    Content Writing
    Magazine Layout
    TikTok
    Blog Writing
    Instagram
    Social Media Website
    Book Editing
    Social Media Content Creation
    Social Media Content
    Editing & Proofreading
    Graphic Design
  • $95 hourly
    I'm a PhD student in English at Yale with two starred first-class degrees in English from the University of Cambridge (BA & MPhil) and a degree in creative writing from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MFA), where I won a Hopwood. Clients whose applications I've edited have been accepted into top business schools (Yale, NYU, Columbia, etc.), PhD programs (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, the University of Chicago, Boston University, the University of Michigan, etc.), law schools and technical schools. I can edit both undergraduate and graduate applications, cover letters, statements of purpose, etc. I'm also a longtime editor of poetry and can edit book manuscripts (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) and other portfolios of creative work: I was a senior editor in poetry at THE ADROIT JOURNAL for nearly ten years and currently serve as an assistant editor for THE YALE REVIEW. My own poetry has appeared in POETRY MAGAZINE, NARRATIVE MAGAZINE, BEST NEW POETS, COPPER NICKEL, THE IOWA REVIEW, THE KENYON REVIEW, PASSAGES NORTH, PLEIADES, THE RUMPUS, TRIQUARTERLY, WEST BRANCH, and elsewhere. If you'd like to invite me to, or invite me to interview for, a job, please message me as I won't always see the notification otherwise.
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    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Creative Writing
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    Academic Editing
    Academic Proofreading
    Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $30 hourly
    I am a passionate, warm, and intuitive children's book writer, content writer and editor. I find great joy in bringing ideas to life and fine-tuning stories and content to be the best it can be. Presently, I have been successful in authoring the following titles. 'Bubbles and Puddles' - a collection of rhyming stories. "Ella and Star" - I am excited to have this children's book due to be released in 2023 with Little Pink Dog Books.. I regularly write stories for the non-profit organisation, Library For All, have written for Tim Harris’ Primary Writer’s Project, and Youkie kid's magazine. I was recently thrilled to write a Christmas story for the Miffy franchise, and I have helped many authors bring their stories to life. I'm more than happy to collaborate, and help my clients to take their project to the next level and learn along the way. Bringing personal stories to life and sharing them with the world is for me the most satisfying work. I feel honored to be a part of such special stories and put my heart into such projects I'm a passionate member of the kidlit community, a committee member of Creative Kids Tales, and writes reviews for Writing NSW, Walker Books, Magabala Books, and Big Sky Publishing. Taking on many and varied projects has been a great learning experience. Each client brings with them their own unique perspective and I feel proud of my contribution to their stories and keep the art of storytelling alive. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to working with you on your special project. Writer/Ghostwriter - Children's picture books, early readers, and chapter/series books. Developmental Editor of young children's stories General Blog/Ebook Editing Blog Content Writing Transcription/Podcast Rewriting Children's Poetry Song/lyric writing Book trailers Eulogy Writing Children's Book Reviewer at Writing NSW Australia, Walker Books, Magabala Books, and Big Sky Publishing. Works at Netmek Digital Design - Banner Ads, Websites Creative Kids Tales Committee Member Member - SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia)
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    Copywriting
    Content Writing
    Children's Writing
    Social Media Management
    Content Editing
    Web Design
    Australian English Dialect
  • $50 hourly
    I’m a highly motivated writer who excels in providing fast turn around on all projects. I have past experience as a published writer of a newspaper, a blog writer and owner, a stand up comedian, a teacher and curriculum developer, and all around walloping wordsmith. I’ve written everything from articles, poems, and scripts, to jokes and clever quips. Whether you need a humorous touch to a serious article or speech, a carefully curated column, or laugh out loud jokes and dialogue, I’m your limerick-loving gal! I’m also open to many types of writing so if you need something that you don’t see listed, let me know and I’ll do my particular pedantic best to find the perfect words to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you soon!
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    Songwriting
    Christian Theology
    Story Editing
    Blog Writing
    Lyrics Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Scriptwriting
    Voice-Over
    Article Writing
    Copy Editing
    Curriculum Development
    Short Story
    Creative Writing
  • $165 hourly
    I've been at this writing game for a long, long time--over 40 years, to be exact. I've won national writing contests, published books with small presses, been the "go-to" editor for fast-turnaround "quick books" at a major publisher, and, of course, helped dozens of individual writers to become better authors. I'm the pickiest of the picky, a crackerjack speller, and The Grammarian About Whom Your Mother Warned You. I do need to say here, however, because there have been MANY clients who don't understand this: I AM NOT A GHOSTWRITER. I have done ghostwriting in the past, but I don't do it anymore. So if you're looking for someone to write books for you, under your name...please .look elsewhere. :-) Other than that...if you want the best TLC your book can get, look no further. The Book Magician is here!
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    Publishing Fundamentals
    Proofreading
    Nonfiction
    Fiction
    Editing & Proofreading
    Line Editing
    Developmental Editing
    Copy Editing
    Book Editing
    English
  • $60 hourly
    Hello! I'm Nancy, a fine artist, and an experimental digital & video artist. Originally from Egypt, now based in NYC / NJ. My passion is creative video production. I would love to collaborate with you to bring your artistic visions to life for your next big project, song, or album! I use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere. (IG: Art_by_Nancy)
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    2D Animation
    Animated Cover Design
    Digital Art
    Animation
    Video Editing
    Narrative
    Green Screen
    Visual Art
    Album Cover
    Video Production
    Adobe After Effects
    Lyrics Video
  • $75 hourly
    I am an excellent choice for life stories of all kinds. I offer a complete service that other writers cannot provide. I am a full-service editor as well as a writer. Whether you are a survivor, an achiever, or life has taught you lessons you can share with others - I can help you tell your story. My expertise is with voice and vivid use of imagery. Authenticity is a strength that has allowed me to creatively manipulate details to drive intrigue into fictional plots and add substance to both autobiographical stories and biographical ones. I offer the written word air to breathe life onto pages for professional or personal use.
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    Proofreading
    Developmental Editing
    Content Editing
    Writing
    Storytelling
    Fiction Writing
    Book Writing
    Narrative
    Autobiography
    English
    Ghostwriting
    Short Story
    Memoir
    Novel
    Creative Writing
  • $69 hourly
    My PhD in linguistics and over twenty-five years of work experience in the fields of English composition, rhetoric, and ESL have convinced me that the most important skill of good writing is the ability to empathize with one’s readers—to get inside readers’ heads, as it were, and see the text from their perspective. This empathy, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the English language, meticulous attention to detail, and strong communication skills, has generated consistently positive feedback from students and colleagues throughout my career as a teacher, tutor, and published researcher and writer. I bring this same expertise and reliability to my work as a freelance writer and editor. My academic career has afforded me literally thousands of hours of experience revising, editing, and proofreading student work, experience that translates directly into my freelance activities and has honed my ability to communicate feedback (and negotiate intended meaning) in a precise and efficient manner. Moreover, my commitment to each client is the same, no matter the size or nature of the job: I will complete the task expertly and with close attention to the needs and wishes of the client. I look forward to hearing from you about the goals you have for your particular writing project(s).
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    Error Detection
    English
    Copywriting
    Blog Writing
    Article Writing
    Academic Research
    Content Editing
    Academic Editing
    Newsletter Writing
    Copy Editing
  • $45 hourly
    I help people with their creative projects. 📚 I help authors write better books 📚 💲 I help businesses create useful and engaging blogs ❓ 🎉 I help people celebrate special occasions with personalised poems ✒️ 🎲 I help game designers develop mechanics, finalise rules, and polish their content 🃏 All the people I help have one thing in common: they want to deliver a message. And through elegant language, persuasive arguments, and attention to detail, I can help you to deliver that message. I've edited novels across a plethora of genres, written blogs for countless web niches, delivered video scripts that have garnered millions of views... And now I'm here to help you. I always want to hear from new authors, businesses, and individuals who are serious about delivering the best message they can. Reputation is everything, and I want you to love working with me, just like these people: 😊 "Jake does great work. Tremendous writer and editor, and extremely creative. He went above and beyond, and I will be hiring him again soon!" 😊😊 "Jake was excellent. Knowledgeable, fast, professional, and above all, talented. He's on our rehire list, which is really, really short. That says all any potential client needs to know." 😊😊😊 "Jake did a fantastic job, is very personable, works well with a variety of needs, and customizes the experience for his individual clients. I am so excited to have found Jake as an editor, and will continue to use him for all of my future works throughout my life! Thank you, Jake!" 📞 Let's talk! For a no obligation chat about what I can offer, scroll back up the page, hit that "Invite to Job" button, and tell me about your story.
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    Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Developmental Editing
  • $30 hourly
    Finishing a book feels amazing! I should know. I've written several myself, and my passion is helping other authors create an excellent product, while staying true to their unique voice, style, and message. Since I was a child, I was fascinated with words. I would cut out pages from my homework and study the use of commas and grammar over and over, turning to the books I was reading for real-world examples. Since then, I have published several fantasy fiction novels and have fallen in love with editing in the process. My passion is helping other indie authors polish their work. Whether you're slaying dragons, hoarding wealth, climbing up the steep castle walls, jumping a moat, or earning EXP, I'll be right there beside you, making sure your sword is polished and your stats are aligned in your favor through quality proofreading and copy editing services from a fellow author and lover of the fantasy genre. ⚔️🐲 What I Offer You: ✔️ Experience line editing, copy editing, and proofreading in both UK and US English ✔️ Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and the AP Stylebook ✔️ Intimate knowledge of indie book writing, editing, publishing, formatting, and marketing ✔️ Intricate knowledge of a variety of fiction genres, specializing in fantasy and sci-fi sub genres ✔️ Open, honest, and frequent communication throughout the project ✔️A genuine desire to see you succeed and go the extra mile whenever possible! How I Operate: 1️⃣I will ask you questions about the project to clarify what you need and ensure we are an ideal fit. 2️⃣You will receive a free five page sample edit of YOUR project before you commit. 3️⃣Once the project starts, I will send you regular updates every few days to keep you informed. I will also reach out with any questions I have along the way, and I invite you to do the same! 4️⃣After the project ends, I will be in touch to ensure I answer any last questions you have and that the work met your expectations.
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    Writing Critique
    Error Detection
    Editing & Proofreading
    Microsoft Word
    Novel
    Story Editing
    Beta Reading
    English
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Book Editing
  • $80 hourly
    Lindsey Chastain holds a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has extensive experience in academia, having spent over a decade teaching and designing courses in a variety of subjects at the university level. In addition to her work in education, Chastain is also an accomplished author, having ghostwritten many books. In recent years, Chastain has turned her attention to the media industry, serving as the Web Content Editor for a group of community newspapers and later as the Managing Editor of a community newspaper. Chastain’s talents have been recognized through various awards and accolades, including the prestigious Sequoyah Award and numerous other awards for news coverage, in-depth reporting, column writing, sports coverage, and community leadership.
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    Blog Development
    Website Content
    Online Writing
    SEO Writing
    Social Media Content
    Content Creation
    Blog Writing
    Content Writing
    Copywriting
    Press Release
    Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Content Management
    Social Media Marketing
  • $30 hourly
    Hi, (I) I'm a Passionate Romance Writer, Creative Poet, and Meticulous Proofreader, and Editor. (II) I have an M.A., MPhil, and Ph.D. in English Literature. I'm a ghostwriter with an experience in contemporary romance novels. (III) Writing is something that I have been doing since a very young age. It is kind of ingrained in me. (IV) Having been involved with research and writing over the years gave me new wings and chiseled my writing skills all the more. I have a passion and fervor for writing which is why what I write is always loved by people. (V) I have written and am well-versed in all these genres of romance, be it Clean and Wholesome Romance, Sweet Romance, Cozy Romance, Western Romance, Amish Romance, Mystery Romance, Steamy Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, or Science-Fiction, I can beautifully write in all these sub-genres of romance. (VI) I also write poetry and short stories, dedications, speeches, and eulogies, apart from articles and blogs. (VII) Before writing any sort of content, I always keep my target audience in mind and then write accordingly. I am also well aware of the rules of drafting, organizing, editing, proofreading, grammar, and sentence structure which I believe is a prerequisite for any kind of writing to be successful. (VIII) Besides my love for reading and writing has added to my love of writing. Hence what I write always comes from my heart. These two things along with my creative mind coalesce to make any content I write simply beautiful. (IX) Furthermore, punctuality, adherence to deadlines, great communication, regularity, and dedication are what I have followed all my life as a student, scholar, and freelancer. I am sure you would simply love working with me and will be looking forward to hiring me time and again.
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    Editing & Proofreading
    Ebook Writing
    Contemporary Romance
    Romance Novel
    Romance Writing
    Novel
    Developmental Editing
    Contemporary Style
    Ghostwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Creative Writing
    Romance
    Narrative
    English
  • $35 hourly
    I have a BA (Hons), an MA, a PgCert in English/American Studies. I have worked as a University Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, Huddersfield and Manchester. I have published book-reviews in peer-reviewed academic journals. I have worked as a voluntary editor for the book '8000 Years of Wisdom: 100 Octogenarians Share Their Lessons Learned from Life'. I have worked on the History to Herstory research project and have created material for the website and University course. I have worked on History Research entries for a website at the University of Nottingham. Over my first year of working as a self-employed writer. I wrote over 402,000 words! I also proofread and edited a number of novels, books and guides. This was for customers in England, United States, Australia, India, Mexico, Norway, Germany, Singapore, Netherlands and Hong Kong.
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    Content Editing
    Creative Writing
    Content Writing
    Book Writing
    Feature Writing
    Academic Writing
    Blog Writing
    English
    Nonfiction
    Copywriting
    Fiction Writing
    Letter Writing
  • $55 hourly
    Looking for help self-publishing your book? I can help you publish print and ebooks through KDP, IngramSpark and other online publishers. I do interior and cover layout, cover design, ebook conversion (kindle and epub), formatting and online publisher account setup. I work with genres ranging from picture books to technical, including printed music. In addition, I edit and ghost write materials for children. I love new authors and I am always happy to answer your publishing questions! As a self-published author, I know there is nothing quite like seeing your manuscript transformed into a book. I would love to hear from you and help you turn your vision into a reality!
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    Adobe InDesign
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Children's Writing
    Finale
    Book Cover Design
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How to Hire Top Poets

How to hire poets

Whether you’re trying to spice up your blog with a few poems or need a professional to edit your own creative works, a poet can help you bring your creative writing project to life. 

So how do you hire poets? What follows are some tips for finding top poets on Upwork.

How to shortlist poetry professionals

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

  • Genre fit. You want a poet who understands the type of poem you are trying to create. 
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., writing haikus).
  • 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 poet.

How to write an effective poetry job post

With a clear picture of your ideal poet 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 poetry job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From poetry ebooks to proofreading services, 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 genres or poetic styles, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Ready to commission your own poems? Log in and post your poetry job on Upwork today.

POETS FAQ

What is poetry? 

Poetry is prose given form. A poet will use a distinctive style or rhythm to tell a story, convey an idea, or evoke an emotion. 

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

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
  • Content creation
  • Proofreading and editing

Why hire poets?

The trick to finding top poets is to identify your needs. Are you looking for a master of iambic pentameter to bring your poem to life? Will your poet need to be able to use language from a specific time period for inclusion in your fictional story? 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 poet?

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

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

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

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