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Ghostwriting is the art of writing books, stories, lyrics or other information that is then credited to another author. Ghostwriters may be hired to clean up and edit rough drafts or to write entire manuscripts. Skilled ghostwriters can adopt the writing style of the author and help a prolific author meet quotas and deadlines. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, ghostwriters can provide written content for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Ghostwriting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.72.

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  1. 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
  2. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2014 - 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
  3. Jan D.

    Jan D.

    Expert Virtual Assistant/Project Manager (6 yrs experience)

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 4 - 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
    5,029 hours
    4.99
  4. Eric Baron

    Eric Baron

    Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 7

    I'm all about telling stories. My academic background is in English, Economics and Psychology. And as a professionally published writer of fiction and poetry I believe I can help make your content better. Whether it's an assignment, book, website, article or blog, I can help with creating original work or editing what you already have.

    $35.00 /hr
    53 hours
    4.98
  5. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Working for over 5 years as a Creative Writer and Editor has given me the experience and skill required to masterfully weave words into engaging content. Whether this is by ghost writing an eBook for you, promoting your products and ideas, or going through your work to ensure that it's the best it could possibly be—I am your writer. When you choose me as your pen I guarantee nothing less than absolute satisfaction and deadline-beating dedication, producing only the highest standards of writing. My summarized skills and experience: - 5+ Years experience covering a wide variety of writing topics and tasks. - Extensive experience in brainstorming, writing, editing, formatting and producing creative texts. - Ghostwritten on 50+ projects, with a large number of complete E-books in a range of genres. - Personal guarantee on completion of projects before deadlines and to an extremely high quality of writing in terms of content, grammar and spelling. - Proficient on social media platforms. - Experience in writing my own Science Fiction novel. I am very open to in-depth collaboration with my clients and implore you to contact me personally if you have a specific request for a project. I want to use my skills to make your projects or work really shine, and I'm dedicated to bringing fantastic content to the world. Please see my portfolio and work history for examples of my work and testimonials from satisfied clients.

    $18.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.87
  6. Jeffrey Purple

    Jeffrey Purple

    Killer Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3

    I can deliver. Two undergraduate degrees, an MBA and a whole lot of experience later, I've developed a broad range of business skills. I've written sales copy in the non-profit and for-profit sectors on topics ranging from business to real estate to health care. Configuring CRMs (Salesforce & InfusionSoft), setting up sales funnels, writing email campaigns; I've contributed in a variety of roles, building multiple marketing campaigns, for a variety of businesses. Oh and I can read code, know a thing or two about UI/UX development and work magic in WordPress. I'm not your run of the mill freelancer who wants to get paid to learn a skill. If you want quality work, done within budget and on schedule; let's talk.

    $33.33 /hr
    7 hours
    5.00
  7. Laura Shumaker

    Laura Shumaker

    Writer, Storyteller, Content Curator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an original content developer and curator, author and writer for print and online platforms. I'm frequently recognized for my ability to help companies and organizations get on message quickly--but not too quickly. I'm a superb storyteller. I started as a writer and author and morphed into an advocate for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Hire me if you have a mishmash of ideas and need an expert to assemble them into a clear and snappy message. Specialties: original content creation, editing, public speaking, social media, autism and disability.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Julie Brinker

    Julie Brinker

    Writer / Editor / Photographer

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the last 10 years I have been working in public relations writing press releases and working with media, organizing events, creating content and managing websites and handling social media. I'd like to branch out to creative writing, as well as continue working in public relations, media and content writing, which is what I'm good at.

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.90
  9. Luke S.

    Luke S. Agency Contractor

    Award-Winning Marketing & Sales Strategist

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    Top 1% oDesk Skills Test Scorer with 2 Decades of Proven Results Client roster includes worldwide brands and thought leaders: American University, APCO Worldwide, Arista Records, Bayer, Brookings Institute, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Dreamworks, Grayling, HBO, Industry Entertainment, Inmarsat, JESS3, MGM Pictures, MTV, MXM, National Education Association, Procter & Gamble, Sundance Channel, uReveal, Vice Media, Young & Rubicam. I currently serve as a business strategist for several multi-nationals on building winning sales strategies. For two decades, I have worked in public relations, software development, digital strategy, copywriting, journalism and media production. I have a deep understanding of products, customers and the psychology in between. I can accurately analyze and synthesize media, market research, information and technology into a compelling, sales forward format for the public, private and academic arenas. --> Helped direct the development of a new business line for a major multinational -->   Consulted in business development with companies of all types, sizes, and industries -->   Developed multi-national campaigns with earned media outreach generating tens of millions of media impressions in print, broadcast, and online media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Variety, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Al-Jazeera, NPR and more. --> Led technological strategy projects for leading social media firms. --> Written copy and proposals that have garnered millions in sales and contracts. --> Led project management for seven-figure startups. --> Produced, wrote, directed and edited award-winning shows that have been watched by tens of millions internationally on networks such as MTV, the Sundance Channel and Al-Arabiya. --> Served as a public speaker and convener at think tanks and universities. STRATEGY :: audience analytics & engagement metrics, bottom-line improvements, budget forecasts, customer discovery & validation, get/keep/grow sales funnels, legacy practice surveys, operational streamlining, social media audit/inventory. SPECIALTIES :: copywriting, content creation, sales copy, multi-channel marketing, research, analysis, proposals, business plans, RFPs, decks, press releases, speeches, storytelling, brand management, media production, mass media outreach, product design, project management.

    Associated with: Orebee

    $99.00 /hr
    267 hours
    5.00
  10. Laurel K.

    Laurel K.

    Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, efficient and reliable

    United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

    $35.56 /hr
    177 hours
    4.94