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

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  1. Morgan Staggers

    Morgan Staggers

    Editor, Researcher and Hack Provocateur

    United States - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 18

    I'm here to serve your writing and editing needs. Proficient at internet research, I use a number of citation styles including MLA and APA to reference my academic work. For marketing and SEO applications, my writing utilizes search content and HTML placement for optimal indexing. I have authored numerous on-spec articles on law, business and leisure pursuits. I've also edited novels and scholarly papers for clarity and flow. Please examine my oDesk portfolio to see the wide variety of projects I have submitted to my clients. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in government and English, I seek to leverage my life experiences and interests into my writing. My thoughts are shaped by lucid reasoning and proper grammar. Depending on audience and subject, I adjust my style to cater to almost any readership. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to your project.

    $22.22 /hr
    154 hours
    4.96
  2. Steven Roberts

    Steven Roberts

    Expert Technical and Creative Writer

    Canada - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the past 17 years I have been engaged as a researcher and writer in both the private and public sectors. I have been currently employed for the past 5 years as a freelance writer. My goal is to provide high quality content for every project. I have extensive experience in the following areas: - Articles - Website Content - Case Studies - Newsletters - Blogs - Article Re-writes - Interviewer - Researcher - Internet Research - Book reviews - SEO - Reviewer - Procedure Manuals - Instruction Manuals - Education Content Areas of experience and interest include: - Insurance - Workers Compensation - Business - Negotiations -Book Reviews - Government - Legal - Science - New and ExsistingTechnology - Human Resources - General Interest -Social Issues - Human Rights - Political Issues - Literature - General Interest - Creative

    $13.33 /hr
    1,295 hours
    4.92
  3. Tammy Fitzherbert

    Tammy Fitzherbert

    Words4you!

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    "Excellent work! Tammy completed the assignment perfectly the first time through, was very thorough, and was easily reachable. She's been the easiest oDesk person I've worked with. I would highly recommend her and if I have another assignment needing her skills, she'll be the first to be offered the job. Score: 5.00" "Another platinum job from this contractor! Tammy is an incredible resource to both oDesk, and any buyer lucky enough to hire her. From beginning to end, she is thorough, creative, tenacious, and highly committed to perfection in her work. She is incredibly responsive to feedback, and intuitive enough to "get it" immediately. Anyone wise enough to hire her will never be disappointed! Score: 5.00 "This is what my buyers say about me! So if you've stumbled across my profile, let me first say "Thank you" for taking the time to read it. There are many writers out there and I realize in order to get your attention I need to be direct, original, honest and effective. I'm all that and a Bag of Chips! Do you need a book, a short story or an article written? Perhaps you need a marketing proposal or copy and website content. Having trouble branding your idea, business or product? Catalog or magazine paragraphs too dull? Postcards too blah and ordinary? Are your books lacking the oomph needed... you know, the pizazz that causes a reader to stay up all night, because they never can stop turning to the next page? If you want that- turn to me! I'm a proven success. With creativity, witty satire, and the ability to speak directly to the reader; I'm able to do what I do best-gain their trust. This ultimately reflects their acceptance of your idea, product, story or brand. I want to leave you with one thought regarding who you pick for a provider - If you want a professional who prides herself on meeting deadlines, being punctual, meticulous, works with extreme integrity and never, ever outsources your work, then I'm the right choice for exceeding your expectations. So stop looking and let me start working- for you! I've been a writer for over 20 years in every field imaginable. I graduated college with a Communications degree in broadcasting (radio and TV) and a Bachelors degree in Sociology. After college, I spent over 15 years selling and writing advertising commercials and marketing campaigns (radio, internet, TV and billboard ads) to various local and national businesses. I currently am blessed to have many repeat customers who contact me regularly when they need projects completed. My days revolve around article-writing for websites and magazines, re-writes of unpublished books by authors who long to get a query accepted, web content production and website critiques, and marketing campaigns from start to finish. All this I do in addition to creating my own library of books for sale. I'm a best selling author of children's books and parenting books and can be found on Amazon Kindle's best seller list. I also write thrillers for adults under a pen name (sorry but I keep the pseudonym a secret- even my own mother doesn't know!), and I have sold several other books as a ghost-writer for clients. Simply put, I love writing. Free-lancing provides me the outlet to be a stay-at home working mom! I'm excellent in English, creative content ideas, grammar, editing and proofing. But my best asset is the ability to listen to the buyer and determine what they want, then deliver it. I also guarantee my work. Since I'm very selective about who I allow to employ my services, I make sure we communicate well before accepting any offer or payment. Only when my client has assured me that they are 100% satisfied, do I consider the job as finished and complete. That also means, that if I can't make you happy, then you don't have to pay me. Quite a concept huh? To actually only pay for what you like? There are way too many poor providers out there who simply want a quick hourly rate without regard to actual performance. Why waste your time and money on those? Get it done right the first time. I would love the opportunity to write for you or your business!

    $35.00 /hr
    156 hours
    4.99
  4. Natalia Volkova

    Natalia Volkova

    Experienced English-Russian Translator

    Russia - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 20

    20+Books in my Translation Published in Moscow, 27 Years In Professional Translation, a MD Linguist Translations from English, Italian and Spanish. I also do proofreading,editing and web research. I`m a native Russian speaker, a certified, experienced (20+), English/Spanish/Italian - Russian translator with a strong marketing and advertising background. I`m a resident of Russia. The last 6 years before freelancing I translated books for the well known all-Russia publishing houses AST and DEKOM (fiction, history, social and political essays). More than 20 books in my translation have been published. Now I translate, do editing and proofreading for direct clients and international translation agencies based in USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, etc. I also have experience in advertising, copy-writing (articles for newspapers (5 y.), and in elite Italian furniture and interior-design (2 y.). I came to oDesk in 2008 to use my skills in translating, editing, proofreading to my clients`benefit and to our mutual satisfaction.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $25.00 /hr
    1,399 hours
    4.95
  5. Lenmark anthony B.

    Lenmark anthony B.

    Expert Wordsmith

    Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    Are you looking for a writer whose words can launch a thousand ships? How about a blogger who knows how to rock his audience? Look no further! My name's Lenmark (nice to meet you) and what I offer is Excellence and Commitment. So what can I do for you? A lot! But before we talk about anything else, I want to let you know that writing is my passion ---- i love it more than anything else! Why choose me? 1. I have several years of writing experience ---- both in and out of Upwork. 2..I can write engaging, informative and fun articles. 3. I value my clients (yes, that's you!) and I treasure my relationships with them. 4. I am a firm believer of professionalism (even in online workplaces). So you can expect that my outputs are on time and of the highest standards. 5. I am willing to learn. I always seek to improve my skills so I can serve you better. I have been living a life of service for as long as I can remember. My experiences helped me realize that true happiness comes from being a blessing to the lives of others. I hope my skills and talents will be a blessing to you as well. How can I help you? Let's talk!

    $7.00 /hr
    88 hours
    4.99
  6. Duncan M.

    Duncan M.

    SEO expert / Academic Writer / Rewriter

    Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have Extensive experience (5+ years) tutoring students in mathematics and physics (specializing in calculus, algebra, and mechanics), both in one-on-one and group settings. To be the leading SEO expert and help clients achieve their objectives. I have been doing SEO work for the last 3 years with various other sites. I have adequate knowledge that I have gained over the years. I also specialize in developing Essays, Reports, Research Papers and Thesis with a concentration in: Humanities, Management, IT, HRM and Marketing topics.

    $7.00 /hr
    501 hours
    4.87
  7. Daria Shatokhina

    Daria Shatokhina

    Russian writer, Ukrainian copywriter, Content-manager, Translator

    Ukraine - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 11

    Experienced copywriter, translator and content manager. I am here to show you, what excellent texts are made of. I can write whatever you want, and it would be interesting! I write in Russian, Ukrainian. I can translate from English to Russian. I can lead a bilingual site or project for you. I try not to spend time, but to invest it. And my investments are profitable! Intelligent, honest and accurate employee.

    $10.00 /hr
    393 hours
    4.94
  8. Belmira P.

    Belmira P.

    Portuguese Writer / EN to PT Translator

    Portugal - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I have a master degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures - Portuguese Studies variant. So far I have worked mostly as a teacher of Portuguese Language and Literature. Translate from English to Portuguese is a natural task for me, mostly because of my proficiency of Portuguese language, allays aiming to preserve the "mood" of the original text. Writing is a personal passion that I hope to put at your service. I take pride in my accuracy, responsibility, and honesty.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,141 hours
    4.99
  9. Michael Tran

    Michael Tran

    Animator/Illustrator

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a character animator and illustrator who works with 2D hand-drawn Flash animation in Flash, with experience using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator as well as editing software like Premiere Pro and graphics software like After Effects. I can do any kind of character animation, as well as illustrations or comics. What I also provide, and what I feel is very important, is the hard work and patience to put together exactly what you're looking for. I am very open to whatever creative style you're looking for and I am very easily accessible, I'll make sure you know the exact progress of the work and what needs to be done.

    $19.00 /hr
    66 hours
    4.99
  10. Łukasz M.

    Łukasz M.

    English-Polish Translator

    Poland - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    English is my hobby. I use it every day and try to improve my skills any way I can. I found that translation is one of the best possible ways to become fluent in the use of English. I can tell which sentence sounds more natural. I know slang terms (American English) and idioms. This makes me less likely to misinterpret a given sentence. My subjects of interest include: biology, biotechnology, literature, movies, video games. I type fast (around 450cpm) - hourly rate equals a decent amount of work done.

    $12.00 /hr
    451 hours
    5.00