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Hire a ghostwriter today to write articles, novels, reports and other information on your behalf. Professionals, celebrities, executives and leaders often hire ghostwriters to help with social media or to draft autobiographies, blog posts, articles, songs and lyrics.

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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Ghostwriting projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Ghostwriting Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,206 Ghostwriting projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Ghostwriting Jobs

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Average Ghostwriting Freelancer Feedback Score

Ghostwriting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.71.

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  1. Jacob Brogan

    Jacob Brogan

    Professional editing, ghostwriting and proofreading services.

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    I am an English-born, professional, experienced novelist, proofreader, editor and ghostwriter. I have been writing my own works for many years now, and have been working on other people's projects for the last year 5 years and now on oDesk too. Below are a few examples of my work, as well as my ratings for the work I have done to date on oDesk. I have worked in marketing, and have a degree in graphic design and am fully IT literate, additionally I am an experienced, qualified sea-captain and diver, and I feel that my years of travelling the world have given me a lot of knowledge, experience and a good perspective on life, which I think are essential for any good writer.

    $11.11 /hr
    79 hours
    4.90
  2. Christina Smith

    Christina Smith

    Ghostwriting Guru

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    4.90
  3. Olga Schutte

    Olga Schutte

    THE MIND UNLEASHED - CREATIVE WRITING, GHOSTWRITING, FICTION WRITING

    South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - 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
    4.89
  4. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Experienced technical and academic writer. Native English speaker.

    Greece - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  5. Victoria P.

    Victoria P.

    Word Master

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a BA in English and have taken a few Masters level courses in education. For five years I taught language, reading and honors creative writing. Over the course of my career, I have had a total of six books published, all fiction, the majority focused at young adults. I have worked as a freelance writer in both the non-fiction and fiction capacities, writing everything from captions and copy to short stories and novels in myriad genres. While my forte is fiction, I do consider non-fiction work.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,866 hours
    4.93
  6. Evan Jensen

    Evan Jensen

    US-based Health, Fitness, and Marketing Article Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Website: www.thehealthycopywriter.com My name is Evan Jensen. I specialize in writing about health, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, and preventive medicine. I have a master’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing for newspapers, magazines and corporate clients, including health professionals, hospitals, wellness programs, and personal trainers. As a kid, I watched my obese parents try every diet in the book without success, and resolved not to take the same path. I’ve finished 30-plus marathons a couple of 100-mile ultra-marathons. I eat healthy, take a daily multi-vitamin, lead a weekly running group, and know my way around the gym. If you have writing or editing needs for articles, e-books, blogs, newsletters, press releases, feature stories, Q&As, case studies, marketing campaigns, or anything else, give me a shot at delivering high-quality content and making a good first impression. - Evan

    $50.00 /hr
    982 hours
    4.96
  7. Joel L.

    Joel L.

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.

    $66.67 /hr
    90 hours
    4.99
  8. Sharee Wells

    Sharee Wells

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 16

    I love writing. Writing and rewriting are my pleasure. I'm looking for opportunities to write, edit, proof, and generally perfect your documents or communications. Proper grammar and spelling are keys to my writing success. If you are not a native speaker of American English, I can help you sound like one. Three specialties of mine are 1) making your documents objective by removing subjective or first person terminology, 2) ghost writing to make your communication sound just like you, and 3) assuring your communication is clearly understood by your target audience(s). If you need a writer for internal items like policies and procedures, business and strategic plans, training curricula, and intranet content, I can help! I would also like to work for you if you need a writer for customer facing documents like marketing pieces, business correspondence / email, and presentations or web content. In addition, I can write, edit or correct dialogue so that your speeches, advertisements or scripts sound natural and confident. Give me a try! I look forward to easing your mind about what you say.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.56 /hr
    223 hours
    5.00
  9. David Jester

    David Jester

    Published Author.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a published author and Amazon bestseller. I have published over a dozen ebooks in genres ranging from nonfiction to comedy, horror and fantasy. I also teach creative writing, novel writing and short story writing at a leading online college and I regularly write articles, blogs and web content (in any style and on any subject) on a number of freelancing websites.

    $45.00 /hr
    124 hours
    5.00
  10. Lorraine Mabe

    Lorraine Mabe

    Creative - Efficient - Motivated

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5

    I am a creative, detail-oriented person with years of business experience, in both public and private sectors, as well as experience as a freelancer. I will bring enthusiasm and motivation to every project I undertake, while ensuring the highest quality standards. My transcription speed is approximately 65 wpm, with minimal errors. I have repeatedly received continuing work with my transcription clients, due to my accuracy, availability, and timeliness. I have worked as a writer for more than 10 years. I am skilled in business, article, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing. Having strong skills in writing and transcription benefits all of the clients with whom I contract. I am adept at giving a creative edge to administrative tasks and adding an administrative outlook to creative projects. I proofread and transcribe with speed and accuracy. I write with innovation and dexterity. I combine my skills to edit with a keen eye to the originator's vision. My love of the English language and my years of business experience make me uniquely qualified to assist my clients in achieving their goals.

    $48.00 /hr
    61 hours
    4.99