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Ghostwriting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.72.

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  1. Stephen F.

    Stephen F.

    Proofreader, Editor, English Teacher, and Writer

    Serbia - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    I am rated in the top 0.1 % of all freelancers in the writing and translation category for a reason. Precise, articulate, professional, and genuine work ethic. I am a native English speaker. Copy Editor/Proofreader, English (TESOL) teacher/online tuition (Facetime/Skype), writer and virtual assistant with a professional attitude. I am meticulous in my work with a very fine eye for detail. Very creative and hard working. I will always endeavor to meet agreed deadlines with efficiency.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,084 hours
    5.00
  2. Lauryn Nosek

    Lauryn Nosek

    Read, write, edit, what can I do to help you?

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    Hello. I specialize in editing fiction, writing fiction, and blog writing. I received my BA from UMass Dartmouth in 2010 double majoring in English and History. While there I was section editor for the arts and entertainment section of the student run weekly newspaper, The Torch. I also worked as a tutor in the Writing and Reading Center on campus and had two essays published in the first issue of the English department's ejournal, Corridors. I attended Boston University where I completed my MA in English and American Literature in 2013. I maintain a blog where I post some of my short stories, creative writing exercises, and book reviews. I have always loved to collaborate on projects, especially writing projects. I would love the opportunity to help you with whatever projects you have.

    $15.00 /hr
    6 hours
    4.85
  3. Ishayat Ahmed

    Ishayat Ahmed

    Just Hire me Already!

    Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I promise you to provide Copyscape passed, plagiarism free, captivating, high quality content before the given time frame. I am also ready to write on any particular topic of your choice before accepting any project. I am an individual and don't own a team of writers to get the work done. If you want top-notch articles, hire me!

    $7.00 /hr
    144 hours
    4.77
  4. Jan D.

    Jan D.

    Project Manager/Expert Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    Over the last 6 years, I've written hundreds of web content and print articles for various clients. From there, I started to develop my own set of affiliate marketing websites using the Wordpress platform. I quickly moved on to accepting jobs creating and managing Wordpress sites, including domain and hosting registration as well as other technical concerns. And not only that, I'm also an all around virtual assistant for most of my clients working as a project manager, researcher, graphics person, customer support representative, content writer, etc. I have also managed several people in the past to deliver end results for the businesses we are a part of. My core competency lies in the fact that I am a fast learner, a versatile virtual assistant, and a competent project manager. Timeliness is of big importance to me. I have experience in the following areas: content writing, Wordpress sites, email marketing (Aweber and Constant Contact), project management (Basecamp), affiliate marketing (Clickbank, Commission Junction, etc.), online retail (Amazon FBA), Google Analytics, etc. My aim is to help you grow your business by being someone you can depend on to do tasks while you focus on the more important part of your business.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $11.11 /hr
    5,999 hours
    4.99
  5. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  6. Carolyn G.

    Carolyn G.

    Ghost Writing and Publishing Assistance

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

    If you are in need of a ghostwriter to assist you with your writing project who has over ten years experience ghostwriting in the publishing industry and has written novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres I encourage you to consider me. I have worked with extremely talented writers in the genres of crime, horror, sci-fi, romance and literary fiction by contributing to the development of the author's themes, characters, back stories and settings. Whether I was provided a detailed outline of a story idea, or just a couple of sentences my goal was to provide a workable first draft for the author that was 100% original, captivating and comprehensive. If you feel I have the skills you are looking for tell me about your new writing project. I will treat it with the utmost care, showcase the highest level of creativity while provide unique work that you will be proud to sign your name to. No erotica. NDA's OK. Also available for editing and proofreading jobs.

    $26.67 /hr
    230 hours
    4.33
  7. Stephanie Bradley

    Stephanie Bradley

    BA/MA-ed. highly organized typing/transcription/Microsoft experienced

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5

    I received my BA in the arts from Christopher Newport University, my MA in education from the University of Phoenix, and possess a Virginia state teaching license. I am proficient with word processing software (i.e. Microsoft Office), Internet navigation, transcription, research, writing, and editing. I type approximately 77 wpm. My skills include communication, organization, and creativity. I have extensive knowledge of English literature and grammar, including composition and manuscript formatting. I have experience in writing, both fiction short stories and novels, and non-fiction essays and informative material. I am willing to do ghost writing, article, ebook, and fiction work. I also have an extensive background in the arts including visual art, art history, theater, and music. I currently substitute teach and do some online transcription and writing work. My ultimate career goals are to attain a full-time teaching position or to find a challenging job online that allows me to work from home while utilizing my skills and mind power.

    $12.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  8. Phillip Schein

    Phillip Schein Agency Contractor

    See My Portfolio ...

    United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 12

    I write, I ghost, I edit. I create original content matching your specifications in your "voice". I can either deliver assignments based on academic research or produce original fiction. My background is diverse: from biology and information technology to changes in current US tax code. Words for me are both message AND medium. While a single, on-demand job is good, long-term collaborative relationships are better! My rates are ALWAYS competitive. Please request samples of current content.

    Associated with: The Clearing House

    $22.22 /hr
    1,054 hours
    5.00
  9. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,761 hours
    4.96