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  1. Stephen F.

    Stephen F.

    Proofreader, Editor, English Teacher, and Writer

    Serbia - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    I am rated in the top 0.1 % of all freelancers in the writing and translation category for a reason. Precise, articulate, professional, and genuine work ethic. I am a native English speaker. Copy Editor/Proofreader, English (TESOL) teacher/online tuition (Facetime/Skype), writer and virtual assistant with a professional attitude. I am meticulous in my work with a very fine eye for detail. Very creative and hard working. I will always endeavor to meet agreed deadlines with efficiency.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,084 hours
    5.00
  2. Lisbeth D.

    Lisbeth D.

    Professional Norwegian Translator

    Norway - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Norwegian with extensive experience in professional writing, in both Norwegian and English. English as working language for 20 years and English husband, so used to thinking and communicating in both languages simultaneously. MSc social science, anthropology, philosophy; associate degree in business studies. Source languages: English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish. Target languages: Norwegian, English. Old Scandinavian handwriting. Former civil servant in Norway and abroad (UN), Norwegian teacher, business woman. Now full time freelancer based in Zimbabwe.

    $35.00 /hr
    610 hours
    4.99
  3. Lauryn Nosek

    Lauryn Nosek

    Read, write, edit, what can I do to help you?

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

    Hello. I specialize in editing fiction, writing fiction, and blog writing. I received my BA from UMass Dartmouth in 2010 double majoring in English and History. While there I was section editor for the arts and entertainment section of the student run weekly newspaper, The Torch. I also worked as a tutor in the Writing and Reading Center on campus and had two essays published in the first issue of the English department's ejournal, Corridors. I attended Boston University where I completed my MA in English and American Literature in 2013. I maintain a blog where I post some of my short stories, creative writing exercises, and book reviews. I have always loved to collaborate on projects, especially writing projects. I would love the opportunity to help you with whatever projects you have.

    $15.00 /hr
    6 hours
    4.85
  4. Virginia Aronson

    Virginia Aronson

    Author/Ghost 40+ Books

    United States - Last active: 6 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Virginia has published dozens of books in a variety of genres with Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Prentice Hall, and small indie presses. She has written books for people at the White House and Harvard University. She's helped doctors, lawyers, professionals and everyday folks to get their stories into print. She will edit your work, coach you as you work, or ghostwrite from an outline. Reliability and professionalism guaranteed. Subject matter of published work ranges from health and wellness, cookbooks, and memoir to literary fiction and steamy romance. Nonfiction articles, poetry, flash fiction, novellas, novels, she's published it all.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 4 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
  6. Barry Napier

    Barry Napier

    Ghostwriting and Copywriting

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - 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
  7. Abby Estwick

    Abby Estwick

    Marketing, Ghostwriting (Content, Creative, Short)

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    I am a seasoned writer of over 15 years. I am driven to take on projects that intrigue me. The more unique the subject matter, the more inclined I am to write about it. I have a particular interest in memoirs and short stories. I take pride in my capability of completing projects in a timely manner and prefer to partner with my clients throughout the process to ensure I realize their vision. In addition to writing, Marketing has also become a passion. I have created a thriving career in marketing over the years. Realizing that I can incorporate my writing skills into my marketing strategies has allowed me to stimulate conversions that clients can notice. My job as a marketing coordinator allows me to create what I call Positive Disruption. I will be the one to change everything for the improvement of your business.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Beth H.

    Beth H.

    Editing | Ghostwriting | Instructional Design | Voiceovers

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 22 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a woman with a wide variety of interests and aptitudes, which makes me a very flexible freelancer. With a background in instructional design and safety training development, I'm an experienced writer and editor, helping professionals shape the content of everything from e-mails to essays to e-books. I've written and proofread everything from marketing copy to short stories and poetry. In my spare time I do a lot of reading and writing, and enjoy brushing up on my design, language skills, and musical abilities, both vocal and on bass guitar. In addition, I'm also a qualified safety professional, with certifications including my CSST, CSSS, and OSHA 30-Hour in Construction. More details can be found on my LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/lbethhayes If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out!

    $25.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  9. Christina Smith

    Christina Smith

    Ghostwriting Guru

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - 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

    $25.00 /hr
    60 hours
    4.90