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Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $200 - Posted
I am seeking a talented, motivated native English speaking writer to create an organized, coherent report on the following topic: dog stories - 10 heroic dogs stories - 2000 words each The work required to complete this project to our satisfaction is trivial for a professional writer; please keep this in mind when proposing your bid. Also, any proposal submitted without an attached writing sample will be disregarded. In order to facilitate the process, I will provide the writer with samples of writing that demonstrate what we are seeking in the final product. I will also provide a number of topics which should be thoroughly covered in the report. Formatting The report must be completed within seven days of hire. It must be delivered as a Microsoft Word document, with the following formatting: -12 pt Arial font -1.15 line spaced -1” margins (top, bottom, right, and left) Do not increase the margins, font type or size, or else the work may be rejected. -An interactive Table of Contents, utilizing hyperlinks -Please add page numbers next to hyperlinked Table of Contents -Add page numbers in upper right hand facing corner, (That’s when you are facing the document) - Heading MUST be bold and MUST be at least size 16 font. - If doing recipes, make sure to add a page break after each recipe. - Make sure to add page break after each chapter. -Any bulleted lists may not use graphical bullet points; instead, numbers or letters may be substituted. -Each page must have page numbers. -Images must be centered aligned and the words must not wrap around the image. The words must either have the words above or below the image. -Font size and style must be consistent throughout the book. Description: Please include a 300-word book description. The description has to be very compelling which will entice the readers to purchase the report. After grabbing the reader’s attention, list the benefits of the report and further entice the potential customer to click the buy button. Should the chosen writer provide us with high quality work, in a timely manner, following the above requirements, we will explore the possibility of forming a long-term working relationship with the writer. We have need of a number of pieces covering various different topics, and we would prefer to continue working with a writer who has proven him or herself to be reliable. This is a work-for-hire position, meaning that the copyright for the finished material will be transferred to me upon payment for the work. The writer will not retain any rights whatsoever to finished work, and will not be credited as its author. These points will be expressly covered in a contract that must be signed prior to beginning the work. Absolutely no plagiarism will be tolerated. The finished piece will be examined closely for any evidence of plagiarism, and should such evidence be found, the writer will be summarily dismissed without payment. Looking forward reading your proposal. Thank you!
  • Number of freelancers needed: 2
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing Creative writing ebook Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $150 - Posted
If you live in New York or Know new York well that will be perfect. Must be creative, this is a short bibliography of a street. The character is the street itself, so must write with first person. Most of the article should write based on the research and index that i provide: history of the street, some dairy made up and some creative funny paragraphs the street might want to tell. The other part of the article is about what the street sees everyday now, its can be creative and fun that can be funny, might includes some news article from recent days. Of course it will not be a one-time job, it will be a draft, a major change and then a minor change for the article if everything goes perfectly. It is gonna be at least two mouths long project, but only 2 major steps, you wont need to work on all the time for it. every step i will release the milestone for you, so it wont take all of your time.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Writing
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $50 - Posted
Talented writers wanted! I'm looking for at least one or two short stories as outlined above. The storyline can be provided. You will agree that no parts of the text has or will be published anywhere else. Please quote your price and your availability and include a relevant sample of your work.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing ebook Writing English Grammar
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $240 - Posted
I am looking for a talented Romance Ghostwriter who can make characters come to life and put together an engaging storyline that leaves the reader longing for more. This first project will be a 40,000 word billionaire romance with some eroticism. For the right candidate this can become a long term gig! REQUIREMENTS Only apply if you are a native English speaker. No plagiarism. All content must be original. In the event that plagiarism is found, payment will NOT be made. Spell and grammar checks must be done prior to submitting work. Must be willing to work with an editor. Meet deadlines. In many cases, deadlines will be rather 'loose ended'. However, in the event that you commit to a deadline I expect that the work is delivered within the discussed period of time. Legal Once payment has been made for the content, you accept that you have handed over full ownership of your work to me. I will, at the point of payment, hold full rights to publish in whatever manner I please, including but not limited to print and electronic. PAYMENT My budget for the first project will be between $0.50 and $0.70 per 100 words, plus upwork fees. Please ensure to attach samples and quote for a 40,000 word contemporary novel.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing ebook Writing English
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $200 - Posted
I am looking for 3 Billionaire Romance short stories written in a series, 8,000 words each. The category for the series will be BILLIONAIRE. There will be a lot of creative freedom in this project do to the fact that I do not have a specific plot or outline. The story will be up to you. If quality is good more work is guaranteed for a LONG time to come. IMPORTANT - This MUST be unique content and a unique story line. NO part of your story should be found ANYWHERE else. Not even on your own blogs or in other books, magazines, etc. - Your story MUST be in the BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE genre - You should be good at developing characters, good at writing compelling story lines (compelling beginning to end is especially important in a short story), and able to show me other publications of your other works. - NOTE - You should also be very adept at writing a CLIFF HANGER at the end of your story. The Reason? Think soap operas / daytime dramas / "The Young and The Restless"! One show leads into the next with a series of cliff hangers that makes the audience HAVE to watch the next episode. ...In other words, if this book does reasonably well, I will keep bringing you back to write more "episodes"! (i.e. - to keep adding/writing more books in your short story series!) - YOUR name will not appear on the book. full ownership, royalties and rights stay with me ================ Detailed Requirements: Written by a NATIVE English speaker ORIGINAL WORK - plagiarism not tolerated A font size of 12 points Arial/Times new roman font type SINGLE spaced With margins no more than 1 inch on all sides (left, right, to, bottom) (MANDATORY) - I also need you to include a 2-4 paragraph sales summary / description of your story, that teases/entices readers to buy By applying/accepting this job you agree this is a WORK FOR HIRE situation. This is ghostwriting so you will own no rights to the work or parts of the work and you understand/agree your name will not appear anywhere on/in the work, nor can you share/sell/give away the work at any time. ****Please also attach a sample of your work in your reply to this message. Thank you for taking a look at this project and I look forward to developing a long lasting working relationship with you
  • Number of freelancers needed: 4
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Erotica Writing Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $300 - Posted
We’re looking for an excellent writer to join our publishing company and produce engaging, high-quality children’s book stories. The right candidate will work closely with the creator of a 5-part children’s book series to co-write the 2nd book in the early reader chapter book series. Must have a passion and an ability to write for young readers (ages 5-9 years old). We will pay between $200 - $300 per book. Each book should have a word count ranging from 6,000-7,000 words. The ideal candidate will be an American-English speaker. Excellence in grammar and spelling is expected. This is NOT a ghostwriter position. You will receive credit for your contribution to the book. In addition, we are looking to build a long-term relationship that can last throughout the duration of the series and other future projects. Short-listed candidates for this position will be asked to submit a short "test" job of 300-500 words in length on the topic of our choice. Candidates will be paid a nominal fee of $5.00 for this sample. If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a one-page writing sample with your application and explain you experience in children’s book writing. In addition, please use the word TANGERINE as the FIRST word in your application. We look forward to hearing from you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing Creative writing Editing
Fixed-Price - Expert ($$$) - Est. Budget: $35 - Posted
Hello, I am looking for funny writers for children's books, scary (age appropriate which will be provided) and learning books. English as a 1st language is required. This is a fixed-term trial job. I will supply and I need YOU to write a funny 300-500 word description of scenario that will be provided. To give me an idea of your funny writing skills (and so I can evaluate your suitability for this job against the other applicants), and give me a funny 100-125 word. I have lots of projects just like this in development right now, and full-time writing position is available for the right person. Also, please begin your reply with "Where in the world is Kuchampu?" Looking forward to working with the best writer. Hudhud
  • Number of freelancers needed: 3
Skills: Short Story Writing Children's Writing Creative writing ebook Writing
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