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

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  1. Jean Louise Quino

    Jean Louise Quino Agency Contractor

    Customer Service Refinement and Management l Creative Writing

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 28

    On Customer Service: My communication skills, passion to please and ability to genuinely care for others have landed me into a very rewarding and fulfilling job as a Customer Service Representative, promoted me to Customer Service Consulting and Refinement in just one month's time ( see http://screencast.com/t/rcGb2VtF) and to a Human Resource Manager in the subsequent month. Solving customers'; problems and making them feel good even in the most trying times is a great privilege that I cherish daily and the driving force that propels me on. On Writing: I'm an artist by heart, so everything I do results in a marriage of excellence and beauty. In the same manner that I can make a picture paint a thousand words, I can also paint a thousand pictures with my words. My passion for writing stemmed from my love affair with the English language and my innate zest for life. Give me a dead topic and I will fashion it, mold it, give it a lovely form, breath life into it and animate it. Whatever you want, however you want it. One of my strengths is that I am able to look at one scenario from different point of views. In the end, it's not about the writer, it's all about the reader, so I don't care whether I'm recognized or not. All I want to do is to contribute to the well-being of my collective self present in all thoughts, for in reality, I am my own reader in the person of all others. - Jean

    Associated with: Art for Life

    $8.00 /hr
    5,121 hours
    4.99
  2. Brigitta S.

    Brigitta S.

    Professional Health Writer

    South Africa - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a passionate medical and alternative health writer with a mission to make health and well being both simple and practical for my readers. Services offered include : writing content on alternative health, well being, physical conditions, supplementation, nutrition, home remedies, online content, editing, proofreading, web content, SEO articles, blogs, web design. The write stuff. On time. Every time.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,420 hours
    5.00
  3. Tracy S.

    Tracy S.

    DBA Agnes Mack

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    "By far the best writer I've worked with on Elance. All articles were delivered well before they were due and were spot on in terms of what I was looking for." "Still have not worked with someone with this level of detail and care on Elance yet. Recommended for any/all content projects--you won't find anyone better." "Nailed the format perfectly. Knew exactly what we wanted and delivered at a very reasonable rate. Will definitely use again." "Agnes delivers error-free, on-time work EVERY time. If you are under a critical deadline, this is the provider to trust with your project." AgnesMack's success has included many types of projects involving content rich SEO articles, how-to guides and ghostwritten relationship advice columns. Her creative work, which includes short stories and poetry, has been published both online and in print.

    $50.00 /hr
    123 hours
    4.97
  4. Gabriele S.

    Gabriele S.

    Puzzle Expert; Eng-Ita Translator; Math teacher

    Italy - Portfolio: 7

    Italian native speaker, based not too far from Venice, where I help tourists getting deeper lost in the street labirinth :-) I am Maths and Riddles enthusiast: I began solving Sudokus in preparation for the competition, and participated in the Italian championship that year. That changed my life: now I own my puzzle company and I enjoy sharing my games to other puzzles fans. I am best known for the introduction of Sudoku & Dragons. I have developed interest in many "nerdy" things, like Rubik's Cube: my personal best is 39''. You can learn it in one afternoon!

    $14.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  5. Susan W.

    Susan W.

    The devil's in the detail

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 2

    I love to write, be it fiction or fact, serious or funny, naughty or nice. Experienced writer of web content, articles, blog posts and fiction, I can provide you with clear concise copy which engages readers and brings them back for more ... and more. Each submission is original, will pass copyscape and is written to your specifications with your needs and business in mind.

    $25.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.97
  6. Yessica G.

    Yessica G.

    Language is the vessel of the mind.

    United States - Tests: 9

    Accurate, concise, thoughtful composition is not only ideal in the realm of written communication; it is essential to understanding and clarity. As a writer, I consider the needs of the client as well as his or her preferences. I effectively incorporate these aspects into the text, and successfully evoke the desired response from the reader. I accomplish this by defining the target audience, and studying them. Why? I am keenly aware that in order to affect the readers, I must first understand them and their motivation to read. Will this be a compulsory read or a leisure read? Do they seek comprehension of a complex concept or indulgence in fiction? Is a clear and concise presentation of facts or elaborate description best? A noteworthy text concurrently and harmoniously satisfies both client and audience, and the needs and desires of one are not sacrificed for the other. As a writer, I am highly attuned to this, and will find a harmonious balance for the text.

    $12.00 /hr
    203 hours
    4.88
  7. Jaquelin Elliott

    Jaquelin Elliott

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader and Translator

    United States - Tests: 4

    A recent graduate of The University of Michigan, where I won fellowships and awards for my Academic and Creative Writing, I am an excellent writer, editor and proofreader of all types of fiction and nonfiction. I also specialize in French-to-English translation. My goal is to deliver you clever, professional prose and sharp, detail-oriented proofing/editing. I have a quick turnaround time and an anal attention to detail and accuracy bred from years of pouring over English essays and taking red pens to my textbooks.

    $15.00 /hr
    549 hours
    4.99
  8. Nancy Bach

    Nancy Bach

    Writer/Editor Always high quality and on time (or early)

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 52

    Highly experienced writer, editor, and project manager. Currently managing virtual team developing and writing online content for global finance business. Also providing primary editing and some writing for major Internet travel and language-learning businesses. I have BS and MBA degrees and have worked in various technical, marketing, and managerial roles while living in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and US. - Built and led virtual, cross-cultural teams world-wide - Strong leadership, communication, and organizational development skills - Change agent and manager - Very proficient trainer and facilitator A broad-based writer and perfectionist editor, I'm skilled in working with clients who are not native-English speakers. My range includes articles, full-length books and series in travel, technical, business, children and young adult, motivational, romance, user guides, and training materials. I'm editor-of-choice for several children's, business, and travel authors.

    $40.00 /hr
    3,081 hours
    4.97
  9. Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk - Words of Every Size and Shape

    South Africa - Portfolio: 50

    With a love of storytelling and communication propelling me, I spend my days creating and perfecting the written word for a clientele that spans the globe. I delight in my work, and my clients do too. -- “Katie is the consummate professional and an amazing writer. Her writing is fresh, engaging and compelling. Regardless of the project, you won't be sorry you hired her. THE BEST writer on Elance.” -- “It's great working with this freelancer! She's extremely responsive and accountable and never misses a deadline. Highly recommend working with her!” -- “This writer produces some of the best work I have seen so far. She captures your attention and imagination & holds it right through.” Whether you have 140 characters to grab a prospect’s attention or you need to hold your reader’s attention for 1700 words, you want a writer that invests passion into finding the best words for the job. Your search for the perfect content and copywriter ends here.

    $75.00 /hr
    841 hours
    4.99
  10. Martha Lane

    Martha Lane

    Creativity, quality, accuracy

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    What can I offer that no-one else can? A wide variety of skills encompassing training, e-learning design and development, document design and development, tested writing and editing skills, database development (MS Access and VBA), advanced Excel and Word skills, graphic design, template development and automation, creativity (I am a computer artist and poetry/short-story writer), a passion for quality, experience that spans two continents, and a PhD.

    $12.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.65