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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. Nory Oakes

    Nory Oakes

    Highly Fluent Writer - Creative, SEO Copy, Edit, Proof

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 12

    Are you looking for a copywriter to add REAL value by helping improve on your product or service? Someone to bounce ideas off? To generate increased sales and revenue for you? I take time to listen, think outside the box, and position you using my expertise as a writer. I’ll ask a lot of questions to save you time and money in the long run. Just one idea I contribute could be worth much more than the hours for which you’ll pay. Here’s my offer: • Freedom. I’ll take your idea and run with it until it works. • Results. I’ll deliver top shelf on time – every time. • Peace of mind, as you put your project in my capable hands. • High ROI, as my dedication furthers your vision and goals. If you pay your plumber $90 per hour but expect someone with a Masters degree to churn out an article for a pittance, please don't contact me. I only accept offers to which I feel a strong connection. I prefer to work with the best - those who see how good writing can add value to a bottom line. If you have a serious offer, I invite you to leverage my expertise to your company’s success.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $39.99 /hr
    1,824 hours
    5.00
  2. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 11 hours 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
  3. Dimitri D.

    Dimitri D. Agency Contractor

    Game Designer

    France - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I fell in love with videogames with (Super) Street Fighter 2 in 1994. Since then, I’m obsessed with games creation in all its forms and platforms. What I particularly like is testing and iterating new systems and the teamwork process that transform a simple idea into a finished game. My goal is to build a long lasting relationship with my clients. Key Skills - Rational Design : Difficulty Balancing, Rythm, Variety Distribution and Player Progression. - Game Mechanism : Creation, iteration and balancing - Versatile : Able to fit in different places with the same motivation and willingness to learn, no matter the type of game or Team Size - Management : Able to organize, manage and motivate people to work toward a same goal. Monetization : Elaboration of economic model, Data mining analyze.

    Associated with: Amerald Inc Agency

    $35.00 /hr
    4,025 hours
    4.99
  4. 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
  5. Ashutosh Kasera

    Ashutosh Kasera

    Digital Branding Strategist | SEO | SMM | Copywriter | WordPress

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 16

    I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso I am a Technologist at Brain, Writer at Heart and Interpreneur by Choice. Creativity is one of the most powerful aspects behind the existence of the world and I am passionate to implement creativity in its best form. Today, businesses are changing with the changing face of Internet. Online Business, Brand Management, SEO, SMM are the new buzzwords re engineering today's dynamic business environment. Romancing with Words, Acumen for Technology, Passion for SEO, Thinking Out of the Box and developing killer Business Strategies send me goosebumps. I love the thrill experienced behind creating a beautiful World of Words. I help businesses in the domain of SEO Analysis, SEO Consultancy, SMM or Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, Brand Building, Reputation Management, online business strategies and online marketing strategies. If I do something, I do it the best else I simply don't do it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My love and passion for creativity pushed me to this creative world of freelancing. It was a fine beautiful morning when I decided to make WordPress my playground to learn, experience, experiment and disseminate my technical knowledge soaked in the power of creative writing. I started with a single site WordPress installation for my blog. During this exciting journey, I unlearned, learned, relearned, researched, experimented and practiced many technical and behavioral aspects of single site WordPress development. It didn't took me long enough to take another decision to move on in my quest to discover some other unexplored knowledge territories. I delved deeper into WordPress and started playing with more complex configurations. Today, I am running a network of my personal websites developed on WordPress multisite (WPMU). Along side, I also developed my skills as an SEO consultant and SMM consultant in my effort to rank these sites higher on Google SERP. I also realized that optimizing WordPress sites for speed is also an important aspect behind improving site SEO. Today, all my sites are running at blazing fast lightning speed. Being gifted with a strong will of an Entrepreneur, brain of a technologist, heart of a writer and an acumen of businessman, I developed online marketing strategies for many startups. I also helped these businesses to develop a profitable revenue model based on the foundation of sustainable business growth. Online branding, online business strategies, online reputation management are some other domains attracting my interest. I have helped many people create their own success stories powered with my professional expertise. I utilize my multi-functional skill set to help online businesses achieve their short term as well as long term goals. I carry a rich experience of around 12 years as an Associate Professor (IT and Business Management), earned in a couple of esteemed Technical and Business Management Institutions. I know how to harness the power of IT for creating some exciting business opportunities and also to manage them efficiently. My professional background carries a mix of technical as well as managerial skill set. A long professional journey of around 15 years has helped me understand this world from a business perspective, although my human perspective is always over and above my business perspective. At the end of the day, I am a simple human being like you, who likes to live his life to the fullest. Please don't treat me as an Expert as there is so much more to learn. I have learned a little so far and intend to learn a lot more during my creative journey as a freelancer consultant. Learning is a continuous process and I am a firm believer of this statement. The day I will stop learning, I will be a dead man. Learning is like breathing to me, I can't survive without learning something new with every passing moment. Congratulations for reading my long profile all through the end. It means you don't suffer from short attention span. It would be a pleasure to talk to you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am sure, we can mutually help each other. At least, I can learn something from you and may be, you can also learn something from me. Don't worry, I don't bite unless and until asked to do so. :)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $40.00 /hr
    2,016 hours
    4.99
  6. Jeremias Jr. Jimenez

    Jeremias Jr. Jimenez

    Software Documentation Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 6

    To fully utilize the two qualities that make me a top-notch software documentation specialist: my extensive programming and application systems development experience and my oral and written English communication skills. I also insist on clear and precise job objectives and instructions as well as clear lines of communication between myself and my client before I take on any jobs.

    $27.78 /hr
    3,889 hours
    4.70
  7. T B.

    T B. Agency Contractor

    MBA, Award-Winning Top 1% Expert: PLAN | PROMOTE | PROFIT

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    Recognized by oDesk CEO Gary Swart on August 5, 2013: ~> Ranked as Top 1% Expert Provider ➤ Top 1% Provider: 5-Star Client Feedback, Top 2% - 6% Test Scores, 2+ Decades, Proven Results ➤ *** Exclusive annual awards from Motorola. *** Client roster includes worldwide Brands, such as: ABN AMRO, American Red Cross, Canon, Fisher Investments, Genentech, Hyatt, KonicaMinolta, Marriott, Novartis, P & G, Pfizer, Siemens, Sears, Xerox. Having ❶ dealt with﹥1/3 of the Fortune 500, ➋ built a new Business Unit for a multinational & globally recognized operation, ➌ earned an MBA, and ➍ consulted in Business Development with companies of all types, sizes, and industries...this experience becomes your asset through: > Bottom-Line improvements, > effective Growth Initiatives, > formalized Business Plans, > Forecasts & Budgets, > maximizing Sales & Marketing efforts, > Operational streamlining, > replicable Systems & Processes, > assessing Legacy Practices, > managing Turn-Arounds, > identifying & securing Strategic Alliances. < BP samples available upon request. Full portfolio cannot be posted publicly. >

    Groups: BigCommerce

    Associated with: STRATEGY

    $175.00 /hr
    1,022 hours
    4.68
  8. Gerard Kurt Saavedra

    Gerard Kurt Saavedra Agency Contractor

    GRAPHICS, WEB, MULTIMEDIA Designer / Creative WRITER

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 27

    I have been working in the Information Technology Section of Bayawan City for three years now. Working in the IT section have further honed my skills in graphics design as I am often assigned graphics related works such as T-shirt designs for various local celebrations. The most rewarding thing of my current work is the opportunity to learn web design integrating PHP and Mysql. I consider graphics and web design as my core competencies.

    Associated with: RankAboveAll, RankAboveAll, Streamlined Tactical Flock

    $8.89 /hr
    4,355 hours
    4.81
  9. Rami harven G.

    Rami harven G. Agency Contractor

    PRO TRANSCRIPTIONIST, SUBTITLER, WRITER [NURSE-MEDICINE]

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    My goal is to provide quality service and complete tasks efficiently in the most remarkable way to clients in need of help. Keeping a special attention to detail is what makes my output different among all others. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Putting passion to everything is what I always do. And in this way, I know I am at my best.

    Associated with: Your Better Solutions Agency

    $11.00 /hr
    4,129 hours
    4.98