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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 Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.72.

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  1. Barry Napier

    Barry Napier

    Ghostwriting and Copywriting

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I have a BA in Professional Writing with more than 7 years of experience in ghostwriting, copywriting, and editing. I am a published author with more than 50 credits to my name. I have had novels, short story collections, poetry collections, and a chapbook published by small press venues.My poetry and short fiction have appeared in publications as wide ranging as a Norton anthology to a small press horror collection thematically based on The Wizard of Oz. I have written contracted fiction for several small press outlets. In 2012, I won an Amazon.com writing contest which awarded me a contract to write an installment of a suspense/horror series for 47 North, a division of Amazon. The series, The Dead Man, is the creation of New York Times best-selling author Lee Goldberg. Additionally, I have ghostwritten articles, blog posts and game scripts. I have ghostwritten more than 300 articles in a wide array of areas, from online dating to comical pet information. I have a superb eye for editorial detail, and a knack for creative approaches to text. Professionally, I have also worked on large technical jobs; I have served as lead author and editor for several large contract jobs, many of which were valued at more than $10 million. I am able to blend my educational and occupational skills in creative and technical writing, allowing me to write about any topic in a voice that is approachable to any audience. I excel in translating technical texts into easy-to-understand terms and also have a keen eye and talent for composing ad copy and PowerPoint presentations. My true strengths lie in original web copy, creative content (non-fiction and fiction) and creative writing.

    $34.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.98
  2. 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
    4.93
  3. Mark S.

    Mark S.

    Professional Ghostwriting, Copywriting & Editing

    Thailand - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    Accountants can save you money; solicitors protect your money; but a good copywriter will make you money. I am a professional and published writer/editor, equally at home writing sales pages as editing books. As a 'Top Rated' Upwork featured writer I guarantee you 5-Star quality delivered on time, every time: from sales pages, web copy and blog posts to contributing to and editing non-fiction books. You can find cheaper writers - but no-one has ever said I didn't provide value! A few quick notes: *UK born and bred, but lived in Australia and Thailand for the past two decades. *I don't do Fixed Price jobs but we can agree strict hourly limits. *I don't ghost forum posts or product reviews - I feel that this is unethical and misleading. *You will receive fully-proofed, publishable copy- no sending back for constant amendments.

    $33.33 /hr
    4,423 hours
    4.99
  4. 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
    4.74
  5. 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
    4.90
  6. Brandon C.

    Brandon C.

    Clean, Precise, Well-crafted Writing

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    I've a BA in English literature with emphasis in Creative Writing. Have written several novels and many short stories. Experienced traveler with lots of practice in foreign languages and in travel blogging. Writing is my chosen vocation. Currently living in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Karen Burkey

    Karen Burkey

    Creative Writer, Proofreader, and Typist

    United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 20+ years of experience working extensively with MS Word as both a creative writer and technical editor (grammar, punctuation, etc.). In addition, I have experience with Excel, Power Point, and Access from the Micro Soft Office suite. On a more personal level, I write fiction, both short stories and novels, simply for the love of writing. Also, I have worked with Sony Vegas and Roxio Video Wave in creating my own fan-made music videos, and GIMP for editing and manipulating graphics.

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.56