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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. Adam Darrah

    Adam Darrah

    Certified English as a Foreign Language Teacher

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 4

    Talented English as a second language teacher seeking a position teaching online. Qualified teacher with a bachelors degree and a 120 hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. (TEFL) I have experience teaching students of all ages and English level. Additionally, I have taught in a one-on-one and small group environments. I have over 2 years of teaching experience in China, Thailand, and the United States. I have a clear and easy to understand American accent. I create a supportive and nurturing environment for my students. I create individualized lesson plans for my students and strive to give my students a great learning experience.

    $11.11 /hr
    2 hours
  2. Richa Arora

    Richa Arora

    Instructional Designer, Web Content Writer, Web Designer, Articles.

    Canada - Last active: 10/29/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been working as a freelance writer since the past 7 years and have provided content for E-books, articles, technical IT tutorials, e-courses, websites, SEO content, book-reviews, jingles, punchlines, how-tos, biographies, travelogues, product descriptions, brochures and more. With my vast experience as a Technical writer, Instructional Designer, an Educator and a Web Designer and a Manager, I am now looking forward to work on projects that challenge my intellectual and literary abilities. I was on a break for the past 3 years and am now available to start immediately.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Bristena Georgiana Mantu

    Bristena Georgiana Mantu

    En, Fr, De, Ro Translator & Video Producer & Photographer

    Romania - Last active: 09/07/2013 - Tests: 6

    I am an experienced video producer and up for all kinds of video-challenges ! My main passion are languages - I am fluent in 4 languages - English, German, French and Romanian. I am ready to do all kinds of translations, interpretations, essays in all these languages. I can teach any of these languages as well. I am also a creative writer, I rely on a very rich imagination and my non-conformist outlook on life to write all sorts of texts (prose&poetry)

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Caroline B.

    Caroline B.

    Editor, Writer, Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 03/06/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Detail-oriented writer with more than 20 years of broad-based experience in communications, including 12 years in blogging and web-based content creation, 10 years in sales writing and proposal/RFP development and management, 6 years in newspaper and magazine publishing, and 4 years in general editing seeks new opportunities to hone the written word.

    $44.44 /hr
    6 hours
  5. Moira Kulik

    Moira Kulik

    Expert Writer/Editor with Eight Years' Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 08/29/2014 - Tests: 2

    My goal is to find a flexible freelance position or a series of freelance projects that make use of my extensive writing experience. I have excellent writing and grammar skills and I already have experience in managing a part-time writing job on top of a full-time work schedule. For the past 8 years, I have worked part-time as the Pleadings Editor for the LexisNexis Mealey's Group Report on Labor and Employment Law, a Reed Elsevier publication, while working full-time as an attorney. Initially, beginning in August 2006, I served as the only Research and Writing Specialist, which is an appellate attorney position, for the Federal Defender in the U.S. District of Delaware. There, I composed all briefs, motions, sentencing memoranda, and other written materials for the District Court, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court that were produced by my office. I moved on in February 2007 to a position as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the most prestigious public defender service in the country. I spent 5 and a half years there, handling thousands of criminal cases on behalf of the indigent at all levels of the Philadelphia criminal justice system, and 2 of my years were spent in the Major Trial Unit where I worked on complex felonies. A good deal of my work involved juvenile justice and mental health. I wrote extensively as a part of that job, and served as a member of the in-house continuing legal education faculty. From the Defender Association, I moved on to a practice in labor and ERISA law at Jennings Sigmond, P.C., where I represented labor unions and their members in state and federal court, at grievance arbitration, and before various state and local agencies. I also engaged in extensive civil litigation on behalf of ERISA-regulated employee benefit funds to protect union members' health and retirement benefits. The majority of my time at the firm was spent writing lengthy briefs, motions, and pleadings of all kinds. I graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2001 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Russian Language, and earned my J.D. at Temple University in 2006. I served as a teaching assistant to the director of Temple's legal research and writing department, one of the best in the country, for two years during law school, and won the prize for best paper in constitutional law at graduation. This fall, I will be pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Mark Lo

    Mark Lo

    Technical Writer / Contractual Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/25/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am looking to use my writing skills through freelance work. I have been previously employed as a contract writer. I am capable of many different types of writing and I am highly proficient with Microsoft Word. Short one off examples of my writing abilities are available upon request and a reasonable price for the example is negotiable. I am also capable of general admin work.

    $34.90 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Keith Singleton

    Keith Singleton

    Conflict Resolution/Digital Strategist

    United States - Last active: 11/08/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the last 3 years I have trained and consulted in quantitative, qualitative and marketing research. I have published writings in the following areas: academic, journalism and copy-writing. In international development I have experience in consulting for non-profits and private for-profit enterprises. I am seeking opportunities to build and develop business brands.

    $27.78 /hr
    8 hours
  8. Rachel Glueck

    Rachel Glueck

    Professional, Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 05/20/2013

    I am a global nomad, food and travel writer with 15 years of experience living and working in countries around the world. I write regularly for the magazine Food + Chef ( under the name Leela Vera Morales. I aso founded the food blog for one of San Francisco's premier restaurants, Nopa, and have published in the international Buddhist journal, Vairochana. I have kept an inspiring travel blog for 4 years, am working on my first book. I also have 16 years of experience in customer service and sales, with excellent cross-cultural communication skills. With a B.S. in biology I am well trained for research and analytics, and am detail oriented. I have single-handedly developed my own non-profit cultural education projects as well as my clothing and accessories business, Alchemy of Travel. My goal is to publish a series of my own books, increase my marketing experience, and contribute to the literary community.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Sheri Sullivan

    Sheri Sullivan

    Personal, Executive, & Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

    United States - Last active: 05/23/2012 - Tests: 2

    I am self-directed and motivated, but also work very well in a team or as a team leader. I have always demonstrated trustworthiness and discretion when dealing with sensitive personal or financial information. Responsibility, problem-solving skills, efficiency, and organization are my strongest skills. I am hardworking and learn very quickly, taking a great deal of pride in the quality of my work. My communication and management skills give me an edge for client relationships.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Melinda Rothouse

    Melinda Rothouse

    Writing and Creativity Coach, Researcher, and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/27/2012 - Tests: 3

    Greetings! I'm a professional writing, creativity, and communications coach and consultant based in Austin, Texas. I work with people to bring their writing and creative projects to fruition. My approach to coaching draws on the principles of positive and humanistic psychology, as well as 20 years of experience and training as an educator, musician, and performer. I draw upon broad-based expertise in writing, public speaking, and the expressive arts, as well as extensive experience with teaching/training, curriculum development, content strategy, consciousness and spirituality studies, and life coaching. I enjoy working in close collaboration with clients to enhance their creativity and develop their confidence. My major strengths include a deep intuition and ability to hold space for clients, a talent for nurturing creative energy, and insight into both the visionary aspects and the details of a given project. I did my undergraduate work at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, focusing on cognitive science and music, and graduating with a B.A. in Biopsychology. I also have a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Indiana University, and a Master's degree in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. I've taught college-level courses in academic writing, composition, and creative non-fiction at Tulane University in New Orleans, and have worked in academic writing centers at Tulane, Texas State University, and St. Edward’s University. From 2009-2013, I taught religious studies courses as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities at Austin Community College. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies (a low-residency hybrid/online program) at Saybrook University.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours