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Essay writing is the process of writing expositions, narratives, descriptions, arguments and other forms of written discourse. Essay writing often involves a number of skills including research, analysis, conciseness, persuasion and the ability to put together a logical structured text. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find essay writers who can craft academic papers, persuasive essays and other forms of written exposition.

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  1. Stacie B.

    Stacie B.

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am not only an experienced and skilled writer, but also an editor with great organizational and analytical abilities who can meet deadlines and challenges with creativity and resourcefulness. I am seeking a variety of freelance writing and editing work to continue to expand my portfolio. I ensure delivery of top-notch content in areas such as blog articles, business writing, news articles, press releases, website content, correspondence, editing projects, and more. Below is a brief summary of my qualifications: • I have spent more than 14 years honing my writing and editorial skills: I started out as a newspaper journalist. After earning a Master’s Degree, I took a position planning conference content for high-level university executives, during which time I gained experience in marketing writing. Later, I served as a senior editor over multiple monthly trade newsletters on regulatory compliance topics. • I am a self-starter: I launched a freelance writing business to serve the communications needs of a range of companies, which includes writing web content, editing articles, producing press releases, managing media contacts, and leveraging social media for exposure. My clients include Gale Custom Content/Cengage Learning, Gregg Albracht Photography, and GreenPea Baby Boutique. • I am a highly organized and resourceful editorial project manager with strong technical skills: In my editorial roles, I am the person everyone relies on to target messaging, edit and refine content, and review the final product. I also am highly skilled at using Wordpress and SEO strategies and have experience with Quark, HTML and website content management.

    $27.78 /hr
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  2. Elysia Bagley

    Elysia Bagley

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    Spain - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a writer, teacher and traveler with a Master of Arts in English and concentration in literature. I have extensive experience in academic writing, research, proofreading, and editing. My primary strengths lie in both creative and research-based writing addressing such topics as cultural identity and adaptation, language, travel, memory, and intertextuality. Additionally, I spent two years as an English Instructor in Guilin, Guangxi, China, and I am currently teaching and tutoring in Valencia, Spain.

    $25.00 /hr
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  3. Elizabeth W.

    Elizabeth W.

    Graphic Designer & Genealogist with research and marketing experience

    United States - Last active: 04/02/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I have ten-plus years of experience in graphic design and multimedia. My particular strengths include the creation of logos or images for promotional or advertising purposes; image restoration, retouching, and recoloring, particularly old or damaged photographs; creating digital and print collages as keepsakes and gifts; and creating digital or print materials such as business cards, brochures, flyers, and fundraising packs. I am also skilled at preparing presentations, particularly in PowerPoint. In addition to my artistic skills, I am an experienced genealogist and researcher, having performed family history research for nearly twenty years. I am adept at utilizing databases, libraries, and the Internet to trace family genealogies, as well as to track down missing friends, relatives, or next-of-kin. And if you are looking for information on a specific topic, I can quickly and efficiently compile a thorough report, distilling all information in a comprehensive but easy-to-understand manner. I also enjoy proofreading, copy-editing and writing, and have strong English language and grammar skills. I have a keen eye for detail, and will ensure that your e-mails, reports, presentations, copy, and publications are professional and error-free. Finally, I have recently begun work as a voice-over artist, with particular interest in recording audio books and training voice-overs. If I can be of assistance to you in any of these areas, or if you have a project that you'd like to run past me, I welcome any new opportunities and challenges. I look forward to hearing from you!

    $33.33 /hr
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  4. Margo Lane

    Margo Lane

    Mobile Secretary/Contracts/Negotiations/Property Mgmt/Restaurant Mgmt

    Canada - Last active: 10/30/2013 - Tests: 12

    I have been a domestic engineer since 2003 while holding multiple positions, including property manager, personal shopper, mobile secretary, mobile personal assistant, etc…, and enjoying myself as a volunteer enthusiast at the same time. I am currently waiting to upgrade Math and Chemistry courses, which will allow me to enroll in the 3 year Respiratory Therapist program at SAIT.

    $27.78 /hr
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  5. Anna Dawson

    Anna Dawson

    Freelance Writer, PR, Researcher, Presenter & Actress

    United Kingdom - Last active: 07/04/2013

    Creative, conscientious individual with a broad skill set. I work mainly as a freelance writer as well as a presenter and actress. I am seeking writing, PR, journalism and events projects, in addition to acting and presenting ventures. Journalism and PR experience from full-time employment as a PR Executive, working on copy in a range of mediums, events, research and video projects. Now self-employed freelancer providing articles, website content, market research, PR and event management for a range of commercial and B2B clients. I have also been working professionally as an actress and presenter since 2008. My experience includes corporate and commercial voiceovers, TV, film, commercials, other corporate work and theatre.

    $25.50 /hr
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  6. Wendy Zucker

    Wendy Zucker

    Writer, Editor, Project Manager, Content Wrangler

    United States - Last active: 03/11/2014 - Tests: 3

    For more than 20 years, I have: - edited and shepherded hundreds of technical books to successful completion on slippery, super-fast deadlines for Microsoft - managed teams and projects virtually, in-person, globally and locally, all with patience, humor, diplomacy and executive decision-making abilities - revised websites and written content to increase user traffic, comprehension and interest - interviewed major gift donors and written grant proposals to secure funding for everything from operating children's film festivals to putting a copper roof on a cathedral to adding a science wing to a school - written and edited thesis proposals and manuscripts for publication in academic journals The common thread? Understanding and anticipating the goals and scope of a project and its intended audience, then delivering content in the most relevant, useful and compelling way possible. What can I do for you?

    $44.44 /hr
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  7. Chelsey Lang

    Chelsey Lang

    Writer and blogger

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/17/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published fiction writer with an MA in Literary Studies and a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing. Since finishing my postgraduate degree I have been building my digital writing portfolio across the past year and have worked with Thought Catalog, Planet Ivy and Screen Robot (where I was nominated for writer of the year), as well as on my own projects. I am experienced with the digital publishing process from working on initial pitches through to design aspects and promotion across social media. I have an excellent network of connections with writers, bloggers and online journalists.

    $30.00 /hr
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  8. Brannon Wheeler


    United States - Last active: 10/04/2013

    PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences. 25 years of teaching and research experience in two dozen universities and institutes world-wide. Author of five books. Editor of four books. Dozens of articles. Publications in a dozen different countries. Editor of academic journals. 15-years of experience. Work and research in Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Africa, and U.S.

    $55.56 /hr
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  9. Maya Katrina Gotis

    Maya Katrina Gotis

    Freelance Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am a BA Public Administration graduate from the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. I have background drafting policy guidelines, memoranda, letters and reference notes for a report. I also have experience writing articles for coffee table books for the military. I have a three-year experience writing speeches and reports for military officials. Apart from my writing skill, I am also good at doing online research.

    $55.00 /hr
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  10. Honey Amor Legaspi

    Honey Amor Legaspi

    Essay-writing Short-story writing Article/feature-writing

    Philippines - Last active: 06/11/2014

    Way back high school I wrote shot story,poems and essays in our school paper. Until now,though I'm working as a service crew in a well known fast food chain,I still find time writing some stuffs about everything. I'm passionate about writing.

    $100.00 /hr
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