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Ghostwriting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.72.

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  1. Emma L.

    Emma L.

    experienced writer branching out into new things

    United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    My first degree is in English and Education studies from the University of Chester, but I also hold qualifications in psychology, teaching, mathematics, history and out door activities. I am currently a privet tutor working only 3-5 hours daily so I have time on my hands and can't stand being idol. I've had work published in several peer reviewed journals and have been writing for as long as I can remember - I even got a Blue Peter badge for a book review at the age of 8. I have done a lot of jobs in my time, making my experience very varied. From Sunday School teaching to working in a PRU (referral school for children with behavioral problems) and dog walking to dietitian. I spent a long time as a story teller and still get the odd job at schools and events weaving tales and making magic. You name it, I've probably done it. I even make wooden instruments with my father.

    $15.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Mary R.

    Mary R.

    Creatively Innovative Copywriting

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    Published author of horror/dark fiction and freelance copywriter. A genre fiction enthusiast, I have had a number of short stories published, and I enjoy reading & writing Horror, Science Fiction, Mysteries/Thrillers and Romance. I also have extensive experience creating copy for small and medium-sized businesses, including Press Releases, Company Profiles, Product & Promotional Copy. My creative approach to classic business writing helps businesses stand out from the masses. Creative and dedicated, I turn my passion for words into compelling content.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.78
  3. Pia K.

    Pia K.

    translator, writer, journalist

    Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Writing and languages have always been my passion and that is why i became a professional translator and writer. After working for a publishing house for several years i decided to become a feelancer to be able to work and travel at the same time. At the moment i live in Spain to improve my Spanish.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.83
  4. Marko N.

    Marko N.

    Different writer, brave and passionate.

    Serbia - Portfolio: 8

    Passionate Ghostwriter of over 1,000 essays and articles, travel guides, food/nutrition/fitness related articles. Also an editor, translator, blogger. Your job is to select me; I'll take care of the rest. Quality guaranteed; it is my job to exceed your expectations.

    $16.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.89
  5. Janise D.

    Janise D.

    Multi-faceted Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    A student for many years I've traveled America, Canada, and Europe. Now it's time to settle down and bring the skills and knowledge I've gained to others. I'm self-motivated, detail oriented, as well as willing and able to complete most tasks given to me.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Dora Gabriella

    Dora Gabriella

    Writer & Miracle Maker

    Hungary - Portfolio: 4

    Through hard work, magic is born. When it comes to writing, thoughts can be shaped into any genre, transforming information and experiences into a special adventure. An impeccable narrative, a logical structure, and relatable characters all elevate a story to a higher level. Let me help you be magical.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Mark S.

    Mark S.

    Professional Ghostwriting, Copywriting & Editing

    Thailand - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    Accountants can save you money; solicitors protect your money; but a good copywriter will make you money. I am a professional and published writer/editor, equally at home writing sales pages as editing books. As a 'Top Rated' Upwork featured writer I guarantee you 5-Star quality delivered on time, every time: from sales pages, web copy and blog posts to contributing to and editing non-fiction books. You can find cheaper writers - but no-one has ever said I didn't provide value! A few quick notes: *UK born and bred, but lived in Australia and Thailand for the past two decades. *I don't do Fixed Price jobs but we can agree strict hourly limits. *I don't ghost forum posts or product reviews - I feel that this is unethical and misleading. *You will receive fully-proofed, publishable copy- no sending back for constant amendments.

    $33.33 /hr
    4,439 hours
    4.99
  8. 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 Amazon.com 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.

    $34.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.98
  9. Elizabeth Samit

    Elizabeth Samit

    Ghostwriting and Editing

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    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.

    $30.00 /hr
    417 hours
    4.93
  10. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    39 hours
    4.77