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Creative writing is any writing that includes expressing one’s inner thoughts, feelings and experiences. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find creative writers, experienced in both fiction and nonfiction expressive writing, with excellent English skills and creative writing ideas and techniques, who can write topic-specific stories and articles.

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

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  1. Erica S.

    Erica S.

    Writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    Versatile writer and editor. Writing is my first love and something I have a natural aptitude for, though I am always working on improving my craft and honing my skills. I truly enjoy helping people find the best way to tell their stories, whether it's as a ghostwriter or an editor. My ghostwriting projects have included novels, short story collections, book-length nonfiction, articles, and educational reading passages. I love the challenge of taking someone else's ideas and crafting them into a compelling and readable narrative. I am firmly committed to providing affordable and quality editing services. Writing a book is such a big achievement, yet for many people (myself included!) it is only the beginning on the road to publication. It is often difficult to clearly "see" your own work after a while, which is when the help of a seasoned editor will be indispensable. I've done everything from deep line editing to proofreading and am a voracious reader, an intuitive editor, and a meticulous proofreader. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to put their best work out there.

    $33.33 /hr
    55 hours
    4.98
  2. Shannon S.

    Shannon S.

    Get your book out - quickly - and with confidence!

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 14

    I specialize in preparing book-length manuscripts for both e-book and print (CreateSpace) publication. My services include feedback/developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, interior layout of print publications and e-book conversion. I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Liberal Arts. I am an accomplished writer and an intuitive editor, with an eye for detail, excellent language skills, and the writing skills to reorganize a document, if necessary, to achieve clarity and momentum. I have a deep interest in and understanding of the craft of writing and a great faith in the future of self-publishing. I am committed to helping writers get their work out into the world in the best shape possible. I hope to get an opportunity to work with you!

    $40.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  3. Godfrey Junior

    Godfrey Junior

    Virtual Assistant-Social Media, Graphics Designing and Writer

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 29

    Time is everything in today's world, the more time you have the more you can build business, persoonal or family relationships. I love helping and that is part of why I am a VA. I understand how time can mess executives and CEOs. With me, you get more time on your hands to tackle more sensitive issues and to achieve better results because you can trust and depend on me. With my extensive knowledge in WordPress, Graphics and Designing, SEO, social Media Marketing, E-mail marketing and writing skills, you can hire one person for a wide range of assignments and tasks. I am a dedicated, competent, stress free admin assistant, that you will probably want to keep for the long term. I always aim at performing better than I did with the previous project ensuring that I maintain high work standards, professionalism and timely delivery of work. I love challenging jobs that require effectiveness and productivity. Reviews speak better,Check out my long list of satisfied clients who keep coming back for my quality services. Acting Immediately is my secret of efficiency and productivity. I have a work flow to guide me through achieving results and goals; this way, I never have to dissapoint any of my clients. Feel free to reach out to me on anything, I am open to discussions, ideas and fresh experiences. TOOLS, SOFTWARES AND SKILLS: -Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel,Outlook, Skype) -Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Gmail, Claendar, Blogger, Google Search,YouTube, Google+) -HootSuite -Buffer -Iconosquare -TweetDeck -WordPress -Asana -PicMonkey -Canva -Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro) -ZohoCRM -ZenDesk -Email-handling -PDF conversion -Express Scribe for transcriptions

    $11.11 /hr
    695 hours
    4.88
  4. Leah Campbell

    Leah Campbell

    Organized Professional, Inherent Writing Strength

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

    A writer who has been lauded for her ability to pull people in with her words, Leah Campbell has experience composing articles on a variety of topics ranging from infertility, careers, parenting, relationships, adoption and overall health and wellness. Since publishing her first book, Single Infertile Female, she has also found success working as a developmental editor for up and coming authors hoping to polish their work. One of her clients recently signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins, after collecting a pile of rejection letters prior to working with Leah.

    $50.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.90
  5. 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
  6. Claire Bolgil

    Claire Bolgil

    The Travel and Real Estate Writer

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 27

    I am a professional freelance travel writer and real estate writer with a Bachelor of Arts who has been writing for a living since 2007. Passionate about travel and all things real estate, these are the areas I have chosen to specialize in, though my creative writing skills are put to good use in many other areas too. I am always striving to produce the best quality writing that exceeds my clients' expectations and gives them exactly what they want first time. My feedback ratings speak for themselves, as does the fact that over a third of my clients are repeat customers, and as a result I have made my way up the ranks in Elance. I am consistently ranked within the top 0.1% of all individual writers, and within the top 5 "travel writing" and "real estate writing" professionals. If you're looking for a dedicated, professional, timely, and highly creative travel writer or real estate writer for your next project please do get in touch.

    $30.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.97
  7. Kate Kearns

    Kate Kearns

    Professional Editor

    United States - Last active: 5 days 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
  8. Phebe-ann H.

    Phebe-ann H.

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

    Jamaica - Last active: 23 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
  9. Wai-Lin Terry

    Wai-Lin Terry

    Ghostwriter Intersecting Business & Consciousness

    Canada - Last active: 20 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
  10. Kathryn Calvert

    Kathryn Calvert

    A creative writer for your copywriting needs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago

    I love words. Words that inspire. Words that motivate. Words that bring ideas to life. Unfortunately, typos, incorrect word choices, punctuation, and grammatical errors can ruin your text. Your message becomes distorted and difficult to follow. The reader finds the errors distracting, loses interest, and your message doesn't get through. This is where I come in! My editing and proofreading services include: Websites Newsletters Reports Corporate and not-for-profit marketing materials Fiction and non-fiction books Direct mail Instruction manuals and product packaging Translated materials - any publication that has been translated into English or documents that need to be "translated" from UK to US English or vice versa I have worked on projects from a variety of industries and topics: Food Manufacturing E-learning (ESL) IT Electrical products Higher Education (essays, research proposals, etc.) Health and Psychology topics Inspirational topics Please feel free to contact me with your requirements. I am always happy to discuss your project and offer you affordable rates and clear, concise, and error-free text upon project completion.

    $14.00 /hr
    381 hours
    4.78