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Essay writing is the process of writing expositions, narratives, descriptions, arguments and other forms of written discourse. Essay writing often involves a number of skills including research, analysis, conciseness, persuasion and the ability to put together a logical structured text. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find essay writers who can craft academic papers, persuasive essays and other forms of written exposition.

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  1. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Experienced technical and academic writer. Native English speaker.

    Greece - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  2. Dan Borengasser

    Dan Borengasser

    Humor/comedy Writer - all genres

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    For the past 30 years, my writing experience has included a wide variety of genres - from humorous newspaper columns to screenplays and stage plays, from video scripts to commercials. When possible and appropriate, I've tended to focus more and more on humor. In the future, I hope to continue to explore the effectiveness of humor in communications, both in business and in the arts .

    $38.89 /hr
    54 hours
    4.88
  3. Rebecca Hincke

    Rebecca Hincke

    Creative Writer, Singer, Voice Talent, and Photographer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 17

    Canadian living in London. I am enthusiastic, energetic, creative, and passionate about every new task I take on. I have a passion for the English language and love creative writing, editing, and any project that allows me to be imaginative with words while still making use of excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation (I'm a bit of a stickler in that regard!). I have years of photography and photo-editing experience, professional training as a classical and opera singer (and a variety of other genres), experience working with children, visual merchandising experience, and many, many years spent in retail honing my customer service skills. I am hardworking, highly motivated, reliable and responsible, with a desire to excel in all that I do. While I've got a lot of experience under my belt, there is so much more to gain, so I am always eager to learn new skills and expand my knowledge.

    $33.33 /hr
    647 hours
    5.00
  4. Brian Frydenborg

    Brian Frydenborg

    Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consultant / Historian

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

    Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!

    $59.99 /hr
    252 hours
    4.98
  5. Chelsea F.

    Chelsea F.

    Copywriter/Legal Professional

    United States - Last active: 20 hours ago

    I'm a professional writer with 10 years of success across multiple diverse industries. I graduated Cum Laude with my BA in English in 2009 and I recently completed my JD near the top third of my class. I have created and managed web content for publishing companies, local municipalities, consulting firms, and a congressional campaign. I am an expert at writing engaging copy, designed to resonate with your target audience. I have worked as a student attorney and am an excellent legal writer and researcher, with a knack for turning complex ideas into accessible text. I have written for many clients, and while job specifications are always fluctuating, one thing is constant: a client company's need to deliver a message to its relevant stakeholders. I'm ready to help you bridge whatever communication gap you're having, from developing and communicating your brand message, to reworking existing content for broad and engaging appeal to your target market. I'm happy to share my many strong professional recommendations and examples of my published B2B copy with anyone who asks. I look forward to hearing about how I can help you.

    $33.33 /hr
    113 hours
    5.00
  6. Ronna O'Toole

    Ronna O'Toole

    Writer

    Norway - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    I am dynamic and creative with a lively conversant writing style. By trade I am a highly skilled culinary professional who has been living and traveling abroad for over seven years with my family and have a wealth of travel and expat experiences from which to draw. I derive a great amount of pleasure from writing and I am pleased to be expanding my professional accomplishments to include writing as a career.

    $30.00 /hr
    178 hours
    4.99
  7. Bhavna Vaish

    Bhavna Vaish

    Well Read, Creative, Ex-Corporate Professional

    India - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a well read, talented and creative writer with a passion for quality. The creative processes of writing enthuse me. I am looking to expand my writing repertoire and continue on my journey of words and expressions. I would be happy to assist you in any kind of writing assignment that you may have. I also like to use my command over English for other assignment such as proofreading, transcribing (with proper grammar) etc where I can add value. I am an MBA with more than a decade of experience in Banking and Capital Markets and am now looking to work as a freelancer. I enjoy travelling to different parts of this wonderful planet, understanding different cultures and meeting new people. Cheers

    $29.44 /hr
    505 hours
    4.86
  8. Joshua Marcus

    Joshua Marcus

    Creative writer and copywriter

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I've been writing for over five years, both as a personal means of expression, as well as contracted freelance work. Over that time, I have completed numerous short stories, penned articles for social media and satire blogs and websites, and have written and edited chapters for various authors. Within fiction, which is my main area of focus, I write intense, emotional scenes to great effect, as well as dark humour. I write literary fiction and sci-fi, for the most part, but I also have experience in romance and erotica. Other creative work has included satire, emotional wellness blogging, social media how-to columns, and well-researched, informative articles on a vast range of topics. I am fortunate to have the opportunity this year to study an honours degree in Creative Writing through Wits University, during which I hope to perfect my writing style, as well as gain experience from interaction with and feedback from experts in the South African writing community. In addition to my own creative work, I am skilled at recognising and differentiating good writing from bad. I will utilise these skills to edit, critique and provide expert recommendations to ensure your work meets the high standards required for unqualified success. Within the corporate field, I write engaging copy for businesses and entrepreneurs, which provides information and guidelines, while maintaining the reader's interest and keeping them entertained when appropriate. Over the course of an honors degree in Psychology - including experience with group therapy and trauma counselling - I have gained great insight and perspective into human nature. This is a major strength in my writing. I write realistic characters and bring clarity and insight into stories, whether fiction or non-fiction. Overall, I'll produce work which is of a very high quality, in terms of writing style and content. Thanks for reading!

    $40.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.98
  9. Megan W.

    Megan W.

    The Voice Of An Ainjell

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Portfolio: 17

    “Outstanding talent on vocals! We are extremely pleased to have Megan with us. Always quick responses, and most important, quick satisfying delivery on the project! We look forward to see what other amazing skills she has under her sleeves! Recommended at all times!!!!”— Client “We thank Ms. Wesby for a job well done! Not only she delivers project on time, but delivers the finished project with fulfilled satisfaction. She's open to accept opinions and adjust to our needs without hesitation. Already to begin on our next open project, looking forward to another amazing song from Ms. Wesby! Always recommended! - Fat IQ Music -” I am a singer/songwriter/music producer/voice-over artist and aspiring writer. I possess over 22 years of writing experience with poetry, lyrics, resume's, blogging, web content, and more. I have been singing since the age of 3 and, as you can see, my clients are always very happy with my work. Please contact me to discuss how I can be an asset to you.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  10. Thérèse P.

    Thérèse P.

    French Experienced Translator/ Ebooks, websites/ French Web Writer

    France - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    Hi everyone, I am a native French, translator from English to French since a few years now, and also a student in communication and languages, I have experience, and I am seeking opportunities in: -Websites translation for big companies (industry, cosmetics, French culture, and diversified types of companies) -E-books translation, final layout included -Translation of articles, reading games -Translation of commercial material with keywords and SEO -Translation from German to French -Blog, and article writing, in French, with SEO technics -Contribution as a writer to many French websites (Rueducommerce for example) I can provide you a serious job, respecting your instructions and needs, I am against the use of any automatic translation software and every translation job I take means research and a real thinking. Do not hesitate to contact me for any project, T. Puslecki

    $40.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00