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

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  1. Sharon Honeycutt

    Sharon Honeycutt

    Professional editor with 20 years of experience

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 50

    Almost 300 lifetime projects! "I can't believe there was ever a time when I thought editors were optional. You and what you've done to the manuscript is AMAZING. Your services are priceless and essential. Thank you thank you thank you!" ~ Carrie Fenn, YA author. I work each and every job to ensure all my clients feel this way. As a full-time freelance editor, I've been blessed to work with many amazing clients, some of whom return to me regularly with additional projects. I'm the principal editor for Crescendo Publishing as well as the Liberty Fund. I'm a former English teacher and newspaper reporter / editor, both of which continue to aid and inform my freelance projects. In my spare time, I write fiction. In 2014 I published my YA novel, The Dragon's Daughter and have just finished the first draft of my fourth novel, a ghost story set in the mountains of Tennessee.

    $40.00 /hr
    49 hours
    4.96
  2. Wai-Lin Terry

    Wai-Lin Terry

    Ghostwriter Intersecting Business & Consciousness

    Canada - Last active: 14 days ago - Portfolio: 24

    I am a prolific ghostwriter standing at the intersection of spirituality, consciousness and investing. In 2014 alone, I finished 15 ghostwritten books (100-140 pages each) for my clients covering the gamut from God and business, awareness and happiness, simplicity living, executive coaching, mid-career transitions, marketing and sales, alternative healing therapies, global education, entrepreneurship and empowerment. I straddle several worlds - more than 14 years as a high level Wall Street institutional broker and research analyst, (previously licensed in Series 7,63 and 24) several years as an entrepreneur and a freelance ghostwriter for 7 years. Right now, I am working on a fantasy novel.

    $100.00 /hr
    43 hours
    4.87
  3. Nashella Z.

    Nashella Z.

    Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    I am an elementary teacher with 18 years' experience, and a Masters' Degree in Reading and Language Arts. I hold undergrad minors in math and language arts and was previously a journalism major. I have served as a literacy coach and model teacher in my school district, providing professional development in literacy to other staff members. Prior to teaching, I served as an executive secretary and type approximately 70 wpm.

    $16.00 /hr
    315 hours
    4.97
  4. Jill McKellan

    Jill McKellan

    Ghostwriting Gone Wild

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Your creative pursuits are my most exciting endeavors! This is because I am a passionate, creative, and committed professional ghostwriter, editor, coach, and consultant. You have big decisions to make in your hiring process and I welcome all questions you have for me. The best projects are the ones where my clients and I are on the same page before we start so the creative energy can start to flow. Regardless of the size of a project, if I am involved, I am committed to its quality and integrity. Freelancing is my career and I love it. That's why I am efficient, dedicated, and always professional. Invite me to bid on your project and discover the difference that working with me, Jill McKellan, makes. I live by my tagline of Ghostwriting Gone Wild!

    $45.00 /hr
    726 hours
    4.93
  5. Judy Genandt

    Judy Genandt

    Creative Writer; Editor; PPT

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    Author of four published books (romance genre) and numerous articles published at several writing websites; ghost writer at the Elance site for the past year; experienced in plotting story lines and describing character interactions, with a good mix of dialogue and narrative. Accustomed to working under a deadline. Interests and expertise in environmental causes, animal rights, and political issues; born and raised in farming community and currently working at a small church; life experiences include a long-term marriage, motherhood, grandmotherhood, and divorce.

    $16.00 /hr
    17 hours
    4.99
  6. Phebe-ann H.

    Phebe-ann H.

    I'll get it done 'write' the first time!

    Jamaica - Last active: 17 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    I love to do and am proficient at all types of writing. I'm well versed in both UK English (grew up in Jamaica) and U.S. English (studied in America). Familiar with A.P.A format. I write fiction and also do songwriting having attended the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.

    $11.00 /hr
    54 hours
    5.00
  7. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
    35 hours
    4.65
  8. Heather L.

    Heather L.

    Exceptional Quality and Exceeding Expectations

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    Exceptional Quality and Exceeding Expectations ~ Copy Editor ~ Curriculum Creator ~ Writer ~ I have a unique skill set that sets me apart from other candidates. With extensive experience creating and / or editing various types of writing from e-learning scripts, in-person training materials, curriculum development to non-fiction and children's writing, I bring many honed techniques to every project I work on and deliver only the best as my final revision. What others have said: “Thank you so much for another flawless job, completed in record time and under budget! This freelancer knows how to GET IT DONE! Have used many freelancers and so thankful to have found ModernWriter2000!! ” “Great freelancer to work with--very responsive and timely. She helped me tremendously with an urgent project and provided exactly what I needed. I highly recommend her!”

    $15.00 /hr
    288 hours
    4.81
  9. Kate Kearns

    Kate Kearns

    Professional Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a professional, full-time editor and published writer with a Master's Degree in writing. I love working with the written word, no matter the topic, and I own a business that allows me to do just that. I work with all genres and mediums from creative writing, to non-fiction, to business and web content. More than just correcting grammar, I specialize in making the author's original words shine through in the strongest, clearest language possible.

    $30.00 /hr
    125 hours
    5.00
  10. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    Expertise in editing, proofreading, academic writing, writing, and ghostwriting. With a BA in English Literature/Creative Writing and a background in writing, editing, and journalism (newspaper and magazine), I enjoy working with you to help your work become effective, high quality, efficient output. I have edited dozens of documents and book manuscripts, earning a reputation here on Elance (now Upwork) as a proficient, exceptional editor with a fast, cheap turnaround. Having ghostwritten more than ten top-ranking Amazon self-published books in genres that have included virtually everything, my past experience in the field has grown throughout the past couple of years. I work from what you give me; full creative liberty is not something that I usually accept, since I believe the ideas of your story should come from you! I believe in an open line of communication and am not afraid to ask questions, ensuring satisfaction with the finished product.

    $20.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00