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Kyle Jacobs

Kyle Jacobs Agency Contractor

Erotic Romance Ghostwriting / KDP Specialist.

United States - Portfolio: 13

Erotic Romance Ghostwriters are an abundant resource, but they can't all claim $6,340+ worth of stories sold in the last year. - Knowledge of Genre, Niches, Kinks, and How to write for them. - Self-Published Erotic Romance Author of 15+ Titles. - Hot sex scenes. - Emotional Depth through Character Development. - Studied the bestsellers to learn what makes a book sell. Your stories are delivered, on time, edited, and formatted to your specifications.

Associated with: Kyle Jacobs

76% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
374 hours

Elizabeth Samit

Elizabeth Samit

Ghostwriting and Editing

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

Besides ghostwriting nonfiction, business reports, healthcare articles, and web-content with SEO keywords, I have edited and formatted academic manuscripts and dissertations for 20+ years. I have also edited fiction, and self-published e-books. My experience in interpreting publisher requirements has been invaluable to academic researchers in the publication of their journal articles and textbooks. I hold a Masters in Public Health with a strong medical/scientific terminology background. Your written material deserves my high-level input and meticulous attention. From government to foundation grants (and blog-posts to manuscripts), I can provide the writing or editing you need to polish your work.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
436 hours

Susan Z Barnes

Susan Z Barnes

Ghostwriting, Memoirs, Developmental Writing

United States - Portfolio: 10

As a passionate and motivated fulltime freelancer with excellent work ethic, I have exceptional attention to detail and will work hard for every client to provide quality results in a timely, reliable, and cost-efficient manner. I will provide a complete approach to your project and correspond with you to ensure you receive the exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the opportunity!

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Barry Napier

Barry Napier

Ghostwriting and Copywriting

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I have a BA in Professional Writing with more than 7 years of experience in ghostwriting, copywriting, and editing. I am a published author with more than 50 credits to my name. I have had novels, short story collections, poetry collections, and a chapbook published by small press venues.My poetry and short fiction have appeared in publications as wide ranging as a Norton anthology to a small press horror collection thematically based on The Wizard of Oz. I have written contracted fiction for several small press outlets. In 2012, I won an writing contest which awarded me a contract to write an installment of a suspense/horror series for 47 North, a division of Amazon. The series, The Dead Man, is the creation of New York Times best-selling author Lee Goldberg. Additionally, I have ghostwritten articles, blog posts and game scripts. I have ghostwritten more than 300 articles in a wide array of areas, from online dating to comical pet information. I have a superb eye for editorial detail, and a knack for creative approaches to text. Professionally, I have also worked on large technical jobs; I have served as lead author and editor for several large contract jobs, many of which were valued at more than $10 million. I am able to blend my educational and occupational skills in creative and technical writing, allowing me to write about any topic in a voice that is approachable to any audience. I excel in translating technical texts into easy-to-understand terms and also have a keen eye and talent for composing ad copy and PowerPoint presentations. My true strengths lie in original web copy, creative content (non-fiction and fiction) and creative writing.

98% Job Success
$34.00 /hr
11 hours

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Ghostwriting Guru

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

Want to delve into the magical worlds or spy on romantic interludes? Build a city in the clouds, or march an army across an ancient field to battle? From ballads to books, short stories to love letters, my calling is the written word. Clients from all over the world have praised my ghostwriting. What wonderful worlds can I build for you today? Christina Smith was trained in creative writing of all types, from blogging to poetry to novels to articles. She has certifications in grammar and editing on top of her studying English and Literature in college. Christina also has a degree in Art and Graphic design, and loves video games, world building, and Magic. Praise for Christina "Mina" Smith: "Mina was an excellent communicator and completed the project very quickly while maintaining project requirements. I would definitely work with again!" -NRL "One of the best writers I have used to date. If you get a chance to work with her, don't let that opportunity pass you by!" -USE "She did a great job. Would hire again." -AJ "I have had the pleasure of working with Mina for several months. Work has always been provided on a timely basis with great attention to detail. Mina has been both flexible and reliable. Any organization would be fortunate to have Mina as a writer! We will be continuing to work on new projects! Highly recommended!" -SWP "Mina is an Excellent provider - very High Quality work and very good communications. It was a pleasure working with her. I will definitely hire again." -CTB

82% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
60 hours

Martin Lopez

Martin Lopez

Copywriting, Ghostwriting by Former English Professor/Writer/Editor

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

Professor + Writer + Entrepreneur = Freelance Writer Who Knows Business A fiction writer / English professor turned entrepreneur, I’ve built and grown two successful small businesses prior to launching Superscript—Copywriting and Editing. Business experience informs everything I now write. I have no medical training. But I’ve ghost-written for physicians. How is that possible? Through interviews and research I get my mind around a subject, zero in on core meaning, then reshape it in simple language. I may be new to freelancing. But what I lack in experience, I make up for with my years teaching college English. When teaching writing, it was my job to unearth the student’s thesis from beneath layers of complexity, then help distill and refine it. Now I collaborate with businesses and non-profits to isolate their key ideas, package them in targeted language, then hone it all to an incisive edge.

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Julio cesar R.

Julio cesar R.

Writing Amazing Copy So You Don't Have To

Brazil - Portfolio: 8

I'm an American expat currently residing in Brazil. I have experience writing copy and business articles. My words converts! I can make your sales multiple and your business make huge profits. I'm a freelance writer with a keen eye for words well spent. I can write original articles, copy, proofreading, editing and ghostwriting. I also spin articles, re-write anything and work for your satisfaction. . I deliver innovative solutions for businesses of my clients and do this professionally, fast and cost-effective. If you want high-quality professional writing delivered on time I'm here to provide it to you. My work is only done when you are 100% satisfied.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours

Spencer T.

Spencer T.

Words That Capture

United States - Portfolio: 8

My name is Spencer and I am excited to be your freelancer. Whether it's writing for your business or telling a story, effective writing requires great structure, a captivating voice, and a smooth, fluid style that hooks your reader in and keeps him there. With a flexible style and experience in both non-fiction and fiction writing, I'm the writer who can translate your needs and goals into the online realm. My goal is to deliver content or stories that exceeds expectations and through my methodical approach and superior work ethic I can do just that. Contact me today so I can discuss your project and unique needs!

$33.00 /hr
0 hours

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark

Bilingual Writer and Editor

United States

With previous work ranging from short stories to academic reviews to educational news programs, I have extensive writing experience for a candidate my age. I am primarily looking for article writing and copy-editing jobs, or translation services. My hours are flexible and I pride myself on having a quick return on work while maintaining precise language and attention to detail.

$13.00 /hr
0 hours

Rehana M.

Rehana M. Agency Contractor

Writers Extraordinaire!

Kenya - Portfolio: 18

Original, quality, search engine optimized web content: This is our forte! We are a professional freelance writing service with ten years of experience in writing copy for websites in a vast variety of niches. We are completely professional in our outlook, and we always deliver excellence! As a company, our strategy is to deliver what our client wants, meet all goalposts and keep our clients coming back for more! To write is our passion, to deliver is our goal and to add value to our clients' businesses is our promise!

Associated with: Words That Sell!

95% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
0 hours