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Creative writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.76.

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  1. Izabel A.

    Izabel A.

    Project manager, Translation and Localization Consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

    Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    9,684 hours
    5.00
  2. Jackie V.

    Jackie V.

    Writer, Editor & Communications Strategist

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

    I am a dynamic, results-driven and highly efficient writer & communications strategist with extensive experience within a range of working environments. I have been recognized for my high level of integrity and positive, professional, hard working can-do attitude. I thrive in a high pressure environment and am able to prioritize multiple tasks and work resourcefully / effectively under stress and time constraints. M.S. - Public Communications B.A. - Public Communications & Spanish Essay Ares of Expertise: History (U.S. & European), Government, English Lit, Religion, & Communications (all areas from theory to journalism) Other Specialties: • Innovative and Proactive Messaging • Strategic Communications for Internal and External Audiences • Stakeholder Outreach (non-profit, grants, relationship building) • Public / Media Relations • MLA Style Guide

    $28.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.90
  3. Des Wienand

    Des Wienand

    Grant Writer, Creative Writer, & Non-Profit Management Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/25/2012 - Tests: 4

    ** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more...  I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Kevin K.

    Kevin K.

    Creative Ninja with Extraordinary Business Experience

    United States - Last active: 11/27/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    My objective is to succeed with integrity while creating a win/win strategy together with those who I team up with. The Valuable Final Product of this relationship should be continued financial and personal success for all involved! I've owned multiple businesses from start-ups to the traditional and I've lived around the world. My hobbies have ranged from motorsports to gaming. I'm a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in technology and real estate investing who is looking for cool projects across a broad spectrum of interests. If you are looking to work with someone possessing an incredible work ethic and passion for trying just about anything once, let's see if we click and go from there!

    $27.78 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  5. Justin M.

    Justin M. Agency Contractor

    Project Manager and Squarespace Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 9

    Justin is the Founder & Project Director of kulturspace, the "The Creative(s) Agency." Previously serving as Artist Relations Director at APT, while supporting the global operations. Justin developed and envisioned APT Institute, managing the nonprofits artist & curator outreach initiatives as Director General. Having drawn upon his years of project management for organizations such as Warner Bros. Studios, Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union and Ferguson Enterprises, Justin has managed international design, construction, merger, real estate and logistical projects. From 1998-2001 he served as President for the American Red Cross Youth Services Division. Justin studied Business Management at COC, holds a degree in Design and Visual Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and Film & Cinema at the University of London. In addition a certificate in Project Management from Pinnacle ProDev, Exhibition Design from Node’s Center for Curatorial Studies and participated in numerous Museum of Modern Art educational programmes. Born Los Angeles, CA, residing Berlin, Germany.

    Associated with: kulturspace

    $55.00 /hr
    21 hours
    5.00
  6. Andrew Hessel

    Andrew Hessel

    wordsmith

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

    $95.00 /hr
    729 hours
    4.98
  7. Wendy W.

    Wendy W.

    Successful Contractor: 21st Cent marketing Startups Intl Bus Analytics

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am of US origin; however, I reside in Uruguay. Currently, I have a 0.0% rejection rate pertaining to my freelance writing. I have successfully written over 2,000 business plans, product descriptions, SEO articles, website content, and much more. My business plans have currently raised over $9 million. I spend part of most days translating from Spanish to English, as well as performing analytics, data science analyses, and market or industry research. I have published eBook short stories and an eCookbook through Amazon. And, I have performed several market research projects and social media and video marketing strategies for various industries such as global shipping and multimedia. I am a former International Business professional with specializations in international trade, customs compliance, and global logistics with a master's degree in international business management. Even though I live is South America, my Midwestern culture is still very much at the core of my work ethic.

    $33.33 /hr
    545 hours
    4.93
  8. Victoria Griesdoorn

    Victoria Griesdoorn

    Project Manager, Scientist, Translator, Editor -- English and Dutch

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Victoria is currently on a long-term 40 hrs/week oDesk contract in project management. If you have an equally challenging and rewarding contract, I'd be happy to hear from you. Your consideration is highly appreciated. --- Victoria is an experienced project manager and doctorate-level scientist in the biological sciences and forensic science (12+ years). She has 4+ years experience as a fiction editor and independent publisher. She has extensive experience preparing manuscripts, proofreading and editing both academic texts and works of fiction. Victoria is a Dutch native speaker and English near-native expert. She has lived in the U.S. and U.K. for 10+ years. Victoria also enjoys translation and transcription work; she placed 1st on the English To Dutch Translation Skills test and the Dutch To English Translation Skills test here on oDesk.

    $34.00 /hr
    2,877 hours
    5.00