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Creative writing is any writing that includes expressing one’s inner thoughts, feelings and experiences. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find creative writers, experienced in both fiction and nonfiction expressive writing, with excellent English skills and creative writing ideas and techniques, who can write topic-specific stories and articles.

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

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies, and producing content, for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,773 hours
    5.00
  2. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    2,988 hours
    4.99
  3. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,157 hours
    4.99
  4. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00
  5. Dekishea G.

    Dekishea G.

    Intergrated Marketing Professional + Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Are you in need of help? Well you have clicked on the right profile. I am a creative Integrated Marketing Professional and Content Creator. Through my marketing stints I am responsible for merging experiences, digital media and brands. I have solid experience in: - Copywriting - Blog & article writing - Business Development/ Marketing Consulting - Online Web/Market Research - Social Media Campaign Development I earned my Bachelors Degree in Small Business/ Entrepreneurship and Marketing. I'm reliable, responsive, and easy to work with. Lets set up an interview and we can discuss how I can be an asset to your project.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,327 hours
    5.00
  6. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 88

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented wordsmith with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, and editor, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,167 hours
    5.00
  7. Ginger Shew-Stuckey

    Experienced Technical Writer, Web Designer, and Content Writer

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

    Over the course of my career, I have developed user documentation in several forms including online help, manual, and web sites. My strengths lie in writing documentation, coding HTML and cascading style sheets, and web site design. I am seeking opportunities to build web sites from the ground up using HTML/CSS and, eventually, WordPress. In addition, I want to continue writing user documentation to help keep my skills sharp.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,647 hours
    4.90
  8. Claudia Cavina

    Claudia Cavina

    Bilingual Italian English, versatile worker, fast learner

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 10

    Please If you need my services contact me with a message, odesk doesn't allow us contractors to contact You (client) directly unless you started a contact with us before, so any question posed as custom message in the decline offer goes unanswered if you haven't started an interview before declining the offer we made as contractors. Thank you for your understanding. At the momet my main objective is to accumulate expertise and more experiences in the fields where my strenght points lay, The final goal I'm hoping for is one day have an interesting curriculum that shows my versability, taking full advantage of my bilinguism, as Italian is my mother tongue while I've studied English, of course also business oriented, for the past 15 years, attending courses in English specialized schools like London's Malvern House. During the years both for school and recreational projects I've found myself working with programs like : microsoft word, for my creative writing passion; microsoft powerpoint, because words and poems are good but pictures and photos help expressing your ideas so much better and in a more immediate way; microsoft excel, using spreadsheet and filters to organize, schedule and make data easier to find. I've been inside different communities where I helped out managing and overviewing their forums and chats. At the present time I'm still in the University, studying in the conservation of cultural heritage field, hoping one day to enter into an american art gallery or a museum and become an art curator. To help fulfill this ambition,I've successfully attended Frank Boehm's course of "Exhibitions and Installments" at the IUAV in Venice, and learned some practical lessons about art exhibitions from Alessio Boschi. I've worked on my local territory with some contemporary art artists, Giusy Marchesini and Abdessamad Halloumi, helping with few of their temporary exhibitions. In the above mentioned positions, the photography course taken with Guido Guidi was a huge help, as it had helped me develop my artistic eye especially for compositions.

    $14.76 /hr
    4,954 hours
    5.00
  9. Sarah Ingraham

    Sarah Ingraham

    Published Author and Literary Consultant

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

    *I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

    $25.00 /hr
    1,693 hours
    4.87