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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. Tammy L.

    Tammy L.

    Copywriter, SEO Optimizer, Content Marketer, Automotive Guru

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 37 - Portfolio: 5

    If you need someone that is flexible, organized and able to take on any digital marketing task with minimal instruction and supervision, I am just the person you need! I specialize in original content creation for websites, sales copy, social media posts, blogs, articles, press releases and any other digital media you may need. For the past five years, I have been providing a broad range of custom content from product descriptions to complete websites and everything in between. My full range of writing, research and content marketing skills have allowed me to take on a variety of tasks and complete projects with a high-level of expertise no matter what the product or service may be. I understand the importance of creating content that is both easy for Google to index and provides the reader with information that keeps them engaged and wanting to find out more. I am also a skilled team leader that has managed a number of virtual teams. I understand the importance of communication and how important it is to be able to overcome the obstacles that are unique to managing a virtual staff. While I always have high expectations for any team member, I also make myself available to answer questions and provide any training needed. I am experienced in WordPress, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and a variety of specialized software. I enjoy a challenge and learning new skills as well as offering my skills to help benefit any client that hires me.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,364 hours
    4.99
  2. Julie Gorges

    Julie Gorges

    Published, Experienced Writer

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    I've been writing professionally for more than 20 years.You can check out my style of writing on my blog, http://babyboomerbliss.net/. As a diversified writer, I've written everything from a non-fiction technical book published by McGraw Hill, to press releases for clients as far away as Australia, to young adult books, to humorous blogs for a website about menopause. In addition, hundreds of my articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines, and I received three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association while working as a newspaper reporter. For more information on my career, visit my website: www.juliegorges.com. I take my work seriously and every client gets my personal attention and best writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    1,366 hours
    5.00
  3. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    3,102 hours
    4.99
  4. Sue Peterson

    Sue Peterson

    Freelance Writer/Editor/Tutor/Curriculum Developer/Educator

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,287 hours
    4.99
  5. Jacqueline Topiol

    Jacqueline Topiol

    Freelance Writer - Creative & Copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Writing is my passion and this translates into both my creative fiction and copywriting skills. Although I am fairly new to fiction writing, I have successfully sold short stories to popular British magazines and have finished my first novel. Since beginning work via odesk I have taken on a wide variety of projects; producing sales letters, e-books, travel articles, product reviews and many other types of articles. I have a high level of English language skills with an O level qualification grade A (1984).I write regularly for various blogs, am familiar with wordpress and can produce SEO articles with related keywords.My work is always fully edited before submission and I can complete articles in both UK and US English. I fully believe in good employer/contractor relationships and seek to establish ongoing, professional relationships.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $27.78 /hr
    1,140 hours
    4.62
  6. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,223 hours
    4.99
  7. Rosemarie B.

    Rosemarie B.

    Public Relations Specialist, Social Media Marketer

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I have been a PR Professional for about five years and am experienced in writing various PR and marketing related documents, such as press releases, web content, brochures, media alerts, talking points and others. I'm able to research and write about various topics and have the ability to create articles that are both informative and engaging.

    $25.00 /hr
    4,814 hours
    4.99
  8. Tonya D.

    Tonya D.

    Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.

    $26.67 /hr
    2,303 hours
    5.00
  9. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    SEO Copywriter, Blogger, Content Writer, Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced writer, editor and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and positive, "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated and organized, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. I intend to keep my 5 star rating by using excellent writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I produce newsletters, blogs, articles, product and service descriptions or promotional brochures for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish a resume, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I take great pride in my work, and consider your project my project. For a look at my recent blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com. Put me to the test, I'm excited to show you how I can help!

    $55.56 /hr
    1,511 hours
    5.00
  10. Michael Gietz

    Michael Gietz

    Creative Writer/Web Content

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    I have over 28 years of creative writing experience, including a published novel. I specialize in ghost writing, article writing and website content, but I can accommodate a wide variety of writing requirements. I have studied under Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and I have worked on academic research projects, dissertations and position papers. I have written and edited screen plays and maintain an active connection with Hollywood and academic circles within U.S.C. I take great pride in ensuring that you are completely happy with my work, otherwise the project is not finished.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,261 hours
    5.00