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  1. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
    35 hours
    4.68
  2. Rhonda Morrison

    Rhonda Morrison

    Ghostwriting, ebooks, academic writing

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I have a passion for writing creatively, either fiction or non-fiction and I write quickly without errors. I am also an excellent proofreader/editor and have successfully written and edited over 300 manuscripts including ten books (two books of my own and eight ghostwriting jobs in both the fiction and non-fiction categories), countless academic articles which I have researched, written, and edited, and finally I have been published multiple times in the genres of books, short stories and poetry as well as non-fiction. I can write creatively or academically; I am expert in both. I have been published in both academic scholalry journals and entertainment magazines. I have an BA and MA in English (with honors in both). I am currently working on my eighth novel, it is a work of non-fiction. Let me ghostwrite your book or research and edit your article, either academic or professional. I am a stickler for detail and have never missed a deadline. Allow me to let your voice shine!

    $18.00 /hr
    167 hours
    4.94
  3. Nashella Z.

    Nashella Z.

    Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

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

    I am an elementary teacher with 18 years' experience, and a Masters' Degree in Reading and Language Arts. I hold undergrad minors in math and language arts and was previously a journalism major. I have served as a literacy coach and model teacher in my school district, providing professional development in literacy to other staff members. Prior to teaching, I served as an executive secretary and type approximately 70 wpm.

    $16.00 /hr
    315 hours
    4.97
  4. 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
  5. Steve Daugherty

    Steve Daugherty

    Inspirational Nonfiction Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 10

    I specialize in writing on the topic of the law of attraction. It has been my passion for the last 12 years, and I can write on almost any topic related to it. I am so passionate about it that I even manifested spending hours with one of the main gurus from the movie "The Secret," Dr. Joe Vitale. I am also a huge fan of Esther Hicks and I have spoken with her one on one too. Also, I have technical expertise as I was in the corporate world as a computer programmer for 16 years. In addition, I was a Life Coach for 10 years, so I have a lot of life experience to draw on whenever I help clients to get their projects done. As a computer programmer, I prided myself on producing software code that met the users needs and that had no bugs. Now, I pride myself on producing high quality work as a writer, and doing my best to ensure that my clients are happy.

    $27.78 /hr
    12 hours
    4.88
  6. Polly P.

    Polly P.

    NUJ-affiliated writer and journalist: Pet/dog/veterinary specialist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 28

    I am a professional freelance writer/journalist, who specializes in writing about cats, dogs, hoses, and veterinary related topics. I am a B.V.N.A. qualified veterinary nurse/veterinary technician, competent rider, and experienced cat owner and dog handler, as well as having more than a passing familiarity with most other domestic pets too! I hold a BA(Hons) 2:1 Marketing degree from Anglia Ruskin University, and have a solid practical understanding of the principles of effective marketing. I pride myself on being able to write effectively for both online audiences and printed publications on an almost limitless range of topics. My latest print articles are now live in the current editions of The Towpath Talk newspaper, InStyle magazine, the Veterinary Nursing Times, Pet Tails magazine, and London newspaper The Kensington & Chelsea Press, to name just a few.

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.97
  7. Scott Spotson

    Scott Spotson

    Editor

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 6

    Successful self-published author. Author of The Four Kings, Seeking Dr. Magic, Life II, Bridge Through Time, Delusional and the three books in the My Wizard Buddy series. www.scottspotson.com Edited The Acolytes of Crane by J.D. Tew and its upcoming sequel, The Ghost of Sephera. If I believe that your plot and framework needs considerable revision, I can offer "deep editing," helping you to brainstorm over new ideas for your book that enhances what you had in mind. Although I have been a proud Elance client since October, 2012, I became a freelancer in April, 2014.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Lauryn Nosek

    Lauryn Nosek

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

    United States - Last active: 3 days 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
    1 hours
    4.85
  9. Christian C.

    Christian C.

    I can write anything you need.

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

    I have a bachelor's degree in film production from the University of Alabama and a master of fine arts in poetry from the University of New Orleans. I have experience making films and filming live events. Also, I have written poems, books, screenplays, comic books, short stories, and nonfiction.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Barry Napier

    Barry Napier

    Ghostwriting and Copywriting

    United States - Last active: 4 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