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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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Kyle Jacobs

Kyle Jacobs Agency Contractor

Erotic Romance Ghostwriting / KDP Specialist.

United States - Portfolio: 13

Erotic Romance Ghostwriters are an abundant resource, but they can't all claim $6,340+ worth of stories sold in the last year. - Knowledge of Genre, Niches, Kinks, and How to write for them. - Self-Published Erotic Romance Author of 15+ Titles. - Hot sex scenes. - Emotional Depth through Character Development. - Studied the bestsellers to learn what makes a book sell. Your stories are delivered, on time, edited, and formatted to your specifications.

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76% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
374 hours

Ron Gardner

Ron Gardner

Quality content with an engaging style.

United States - Portfolio: 5

I'm a versatile, published writer with an engaging style and excellent research skills. I offer a broad knowledge base and proven ability to deliver timely and highly readable copy. You will consistently receive content from me that says exactly what you want your readers to know, in a style that will effectively reach your target audience.

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Atoni D.

Atoni D.

30 years of writng experience in various genres.

United States - Portfolio: 13

After a sabbatical from Upwork, to focus on my own projects, I am back! I have over 30 years of writing experience in a variety of genres. I have written; Non-Fiction, Fiction, Educational/Instructional, Self-Help, Children's, web content, print ads and press releases. And I am always open to exploring new genres. I have also worked in: sales, retail management, wholesale, holistic health related fields and animal care. I have an interest in: animals, art, travel, psychology, philosophy, earth and space science, world religions, the environment and spirituality. I am professional, have a strong work ethic, detail oriented and generate my projects on time. I have posted an hourly rate, however I prefer to work for a flat fee. I have found that it works out best not only for me, but my clients have liked it as well!

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

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. 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 write forum posts or product reviews. *You receive fully-proofed, publishable copy.

99% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
4,550 hours

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 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.

98% Job Success
$34.00 /hr
11 hours

Elizabeth Samit

Elizabeth Samit

Ghostwriting and Editing

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

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.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
436 hours

Susan Z Barnes

Susan Z Barnes

Ghostwriting, Memoirs, Developmental Writing

United States - Portfolio: 10

As a passionate and motivated fulltime freelancer with excellent work ethic, I have exceptional attention to detail and will work hard for every client to provide quality results in a timely, reliable, and cost-efficient manner. I will provide a complete approach to your project and correspond with you to ensure you receive the exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the opportunity!

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
0 hours