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  1. Sharon Honeycutt

    Sharon Honeycutt

    Professional editor with 20 years of experience

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 50

    Almost 300 lifetime projects! "I can't believe there was ever a time when I thought editors were optional. You and what you've done to the manuscript is AMAZING. Your services are priceless and essential. Thank you thank you thank you!" ~ Carrie Fenn, YA author. I work each and every job to ensure all my clients feel this way. As a full-time freelance editor, I've been blessed to work with many amazing clients, some of whom return to me regularly with additional projects. I'm the principal editor for Crescendo Publishing as well as the Liberty Fund. I'm a former English teacher and newspaper reporter / editor, both of which continue to aid and inform my freelance projects. In my spare time, I write fiction. In 2014 I published my YA novel, The Dragon's Daughter and have just finished the first draft of my fourth novel, a ghost story set in the mountains of Tennessee.

    $40.00 /hr
    49 hours
    4.96
  2. Wai-Lin Terry

    Wai-Lin Terry

    Ghostwriter Intersecting Business & Consciousness

    Canada - Last active: 14 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
  3. Jill McKellan

    Jill McKellan

    Ghostwriting Gone Wild

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Your creative pursuits are my most exciting endeavors! This is because I am a passionate, creative, and committed professional ghostwriter, editor, coach, and consultant. You have big decisions to make in your hiring process and I welcome all questions you have for me. The best projects are the ones where my clients and I are on the same page before we start so the creative energy can start to flow. Regardless of the size of a project, if I am involved, I am committed to its quality and integrity. Freelancing is my career and I love it. That's why I am efficient, dedicated, and always professional. Invite me to bid on your project and discover the difference that working with me, Jill McKellan, makes. I live by my tagline of Ghostwriting Gone Wild!

    $45.00 /hr
    726 hours
    4.93
  4. Judy Genandt

    Judy Genandt

    Creative Writer; Editor; PPT

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    Author of four published books (romance genre) and numerous articles published at several writing websites; ghost writer at the Elance site for the past year; experienced in plotting story lines and describing character interactions, with a good mix of dialogue and narrative. Accustomed to working under a deadline. Interests and expertise in environmental causes, animal rights, and political issues; born and raised in farming community and currently working at a small church; life experiences include a long-term marriage, motherhood, grandmotherhood, and divorce.

    $16.00 /hr
    17 hours
    4.99
  5. Sara K.

    Sara K.

    Expect no less

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Accomplished, highly motivational staff trainer able to convey practical ways to optimize customer service while increasing company profitability. Qualities that I can bring to your company; *Analytical *Microsoft Office *Creative & Flexible *Organized & Detailed *Self-Starter *Education & Training *Quick Learner *Curriculum Development *Team Player & Builder *Strategic Decision Making *Excellent Computer Skills *Strong Communicator *Coordinate Multiple Activities *Office Equipment Skills

    $20.00 /hr
    1,640 hours
    5.00
  6. Phebe-ann H.

    Phebe-ann H.

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

    Jamaica - Last active: 17 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
  7. Heather L.

    Heather L.

    Exceptional Quality and Exceeding Expectations

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    Exceptional Quality and Exceeding Expectations ~ Copy Editor ~ Curriculum Creator ~ Writer ~ I have a unique skill set that sets me apart from other candidates. With extensive experience creating and / or editing various types of writing from e-learning scripts, in-person training materials, curriculum development to non-fiction and children's writing, I bring many honed techniques to every project I work on and deliver only the best as my final revision. What others have said: “Thank you so much for another flawless job, completed in record time and under budget! This freelancer knows how to GET IT DONE! Have used many freelancers and so thankful to have found ModernWriter2000!! ” “Great freelancer to work with--very responsive and timely. She helped me tremendously with an urgent project and provided exactly what I needed. I highly recommend her!”

    $15.00 /hr
    288 hours
    4.81
  8. Janet S.

    Janet S.

    Transcribe, Proof, Edit, Write

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 15

    Professional transcriber. Deliver flawless transcripts. More than 30 years' experience as a transcriber, proofreader, editor and writer. I worked as a newspaper proofreader, editor and writer for 15 years, but have been a successful freelancer for the past 15 years. Experienced in business and medical transcribing, copywriting/editing, SEO writing/editing, advertorials and patient education articles for health and ecommerce sites. Whether transcribing an interview, proofreading an editorial piece or writing advertising copy, my goal is to tell a good story.

    $13.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.92
  9. Kate Kearns

    Kate Kearns

    Professional Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  10. 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