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  1. Elizabeth Samit

    Elizabeth Samit

    Ghostwriting and Editing

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Besides ghostwriting nonfiction, business reports, healthcare articles, and web-content with SEO keywords, I have edited and formatted academic manuscripts and dissertations for 20+ years. I have also edited fiction, and self-published e-books. My experience in interpreting publisher requirements has been invaluable to academic researchers in the publication of their journal articles and textbooks. I hold a Masters in Public Health with a strong medical/scientific terminology background. Your written material deserves my high-level input and meticulous attention. From government to foundation grants (and blog-posts to manuscripts), I can provide the writing or editing you need to polish your work.

    $30.00 /hr
    410 hours
  2. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    39 hours
  3. Christina Smith

    Christina Smith

    Ghostwriting Guru

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    Want to delve into the magical worlds or spy on romantic interludes? Build a city in the clouds, or march an army across an ancient field to battle? From ballads to books, short stories to love letters, my calling is the written word. Clients from all over the world have praised my ghostwriting. What wonderful worlds can I build for you today? Christina Smith was trained in creative writing of all types, from blogging to poetry to novels to articles. She has certifications in grammar and editing on top of her studying English and Literature in college. Christina also has a degree in Art and Graphic design, and loves video games, world building, and Magic. Praise for Christina "Mina" Smith: "Mina was an excellent communicator and completed the project very quickly while maintaining project requirements. I would definitely work with again!" -NRL "One of the best writers I have used to date. If you get a chance to work with her, don't let that opportunity pass you by!" -USE "She did a great job. Would hire again." -AJ "I have had the pleasure of working with Mina for several months. Work has always been provided on a timely basis with great attention to detail. Mina has been both flexible and reliable. Any organization would be fortunate to have Mina as a writer! We will be continuing to work on new projects! Highly recommended!" -SWP "Mina is an Excellent provider - very High Quality work and very good communications. It was a pleasure working with her. I will definitely hire again." -CTB

    $25.00 /hr
    60 hours
  4. Katie Verco

    Katie Verco

    Professional Writer (Ghostwriting) | Qualified Editor and Proofreader

    Australia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Hallo, Are you looking for someone who you can trust to produce QUALITY on time, every time? Do you want someone who speaks and writes PERFECT ENGLISH? Are you wanting someone who is readily AVAILABLE, follows instructions EXACTLY but who you can trust to not need to micro-manage? I combine the best skill sets of WRITING in a fluent and attractive manner with flair, creativity and practicality along with the RESEARCH and PRODUCTIVITY skills that are evident through all I produce. In my EDITING and PROOFREADING I have an uncanny ability to decipher and tune in to what you are intending to communicate through your writing along with a highly refined attention to detail. I am highly FLEXIBLE in my approach to all I do which means that I can work and support you in just the way you need. I have lived all of my life in Australia and thus possess excellent written ENGLISH (both UK and US) and a number of associated literate skill sets (for example, article writing). I have SUCCESSFULLY completed formal study and am QUALIFIED in the services I can offer to you. Let's get started today! Kind regards, Katie

    $19.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Jocelyn Young

    Ghostwriting Services to suit your needs.

    United States - Tests: 3

    Hello, I've been a ghostwriter for five years with specializing in fetish erotica and Romance. My attention to detail and willingness to research whatever specifics will make your project stand out, are some of my best qualities. There is no job too small or detail too specific. Contact me today so we can get started in creating you an amazing project! Provided Services: I most often work in creating short stories (5,000 -10,000 words), novellas (11,000 to 25,000 words), and novels (up to 50,000 words). I'm available for projects under 5,000 words including blogs, diary entries, reviews and other customized content. I work diligently to create stories with complex characters, engaging plots, and/or thrilling cliffhangers. It is important not only to me but to the work that I do that these creations are more than just readable, but memorable. I would like the literature that I release to you to be worthy of your fans continued love and appreciation for the work that has been done. All work will be done according to specifications that you provide. However, If you only have a brief premise or none at all I will be happy to flesh out a complete, unique story for you. Genres and Limitations: I've had the pleasure to ghostwrite stories, novellas and novels in multiple genres. In doing so, I've come to know well my strengths. I am most comfortable working in African-American Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy Romance and Erotica. However, I'm also masterful in working within the parameters of New Adult and Fantasy Romance. There are a few fetishes that I will not write under any circumstances. The genres I will not write are bestiality, rape/incest fantasy, pedophilia. If you have a question about a particular fetish please ask! There are no judgments here! Deadlines: I take my deadlines very seriously. They are a bit inflated in order for me to provide the exemplary work that I have come accustomed to providing. I want you to get your project in a reasonable time frame,but also with a quality worthy of your repeat service. Built within the proposed deadlines is a four part creative structure that I use to further increase the likelihood of customer satisfaction. Insight into my Process: Generally there are three phases to my process. I find it easier to assess information this way, because it allows me as the freelancer and you as the employee to assess what work is being done and when. The first phase of my process is based solely on the information I receive from you once hired. I receive and review any outlines that you provide to me. Whether what you provide is a plot outline, premise, or varying character sketches I will assess the information and use it to gain valuable insights to what you are expecting for your project. This is used as a basis for Phase 2. In the second phase of my process I use the information you have provided to me and create a more complete character sketch, and plot outline. I will then turn this information over to you for review. The reviewable milestone is critical as it will include the story layout I plan to use and allow you to make whatever changes you need in order to be excited about what I am creating for you. This is the time that any major edits to characters, plot, story layout etc. Once you have reviewed and approved I will then began writing the work for you. Phase three is the simplest. At this time, I will write the work according to the plan that we have established. By the time I submit it to you, it will be error free and spot on to the promises that I have made to you. You will be able to move on confident in the work you've been given.

    $22.00 /hr
    10 hours
  6. Crispina R.

    Crispina R.

    Data Entry/Blog Writing/Article Writing/Creative Writing/Ghostwriting

    Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an optimist person and I always give my heart in whatever given task on me. So I’ll make sure that the given task is done on time. I'm the kind of person who stays calm under pressure, and handles stress fairly easily. I am a self motivator and I give my all to a project. I'm always looking ahead to the next one at hand.

    $3.99 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Olga Schutte

    Olga Schutte


    South Africa - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    I love writing, and love the challenge any new job brings. I can do Creative writing of both fiction and non-fiction, Blog writing, Ghost writing, Article writing, Creating ebooks, as well as the Rewriting and Editing of all sorts of books and content. If you are looking for a someone with a new, fresh take on writing, someone with the necessary skills to turn your work into a masterpiece that leaps off the page and interacts with the reader, then I am just the person you are looking for.

    $55.56 /hr
    197 hours
  8. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at and my own Website at I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
  9. Bella S.

    Bella S.


    United States - Portfolio: 10

    I have 15 years of experience writing SEO-based content including articles, web copies, press releases, sales pages and reports. I hold a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in English from Cornell University and have experience working as an editor supervising grammar and style in its writing lab run by students. I am also a fast and accurate typist (averaging 65 wpm at 100% accuracy) with experience in transcription. I am a perfectionist who takes pride in her work and I never stop until a project is as good as it can be.

    $33.00 /hr
    688 hours
  10. Melisa S.

    Melisa S.

    Science and a love of writing!

    United States - Portfolio: 7

    If you are looking for someone with a diverse knowledge of the sciences, but also happens to have great writing skills--then we will get along great! I have a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as an MS in Toxicology, which grew from an agricultural background in the animal sciences. I have studied many areas of the biomedical and environmental health sciences, including pulmonary, cardiovascular and heavy metal toxicology. My writing experience has evolved from those areas, but has also grown to include writing for educational science projects. I have a significant amount of experience in grant and manuscript preparations as well as science curriculum development at the middle and high school levels. I love writing about science topics in a way that makes it come alive for audiences of all skill levels and ages.

    $30.00 /hr
    122 hours