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Ghostwriting is the art of writing books, stories, lyrics or other information that is then credited to another author. Ghostwriters may be hired to clean up and edit rough drafts or to write entire manuscripts. Skilled ghostwriters can adopt the writing style of the author and help a prolific author meet quotas and deadlines. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, ghostwriters can provide written content for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Ghostwriting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.72.

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  1. Lorraine Mabe

    Lorraine Mabe

    Creative - Efficient - Motivated

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5

    I am a creative, detail-oriented person with years of business experience, in both public and private sectors, as well as experience as a freelancer. I will bring enthusiasm and motivation to every project I undertake, while ensuring the highest quality standards. My transcription speed is approximately 65 wpm, with minimal errors. I have repeatedly received continuing work with my transcription clients, due to my accuracy, availability, and timeliness. I have worked as a writer for more than 10 years. I am skilled in business, article, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing. Having strong skills in writing and transcription benefits all of the clients with whom I contract. I am adept at giving a creative edge to administrative tasks and adding an administrative outlook to creative projects. I proofread and transcribe with speed and accuracy. I write with innovation and dexterity. I combine my skills to edit with a keen eye to the originator's vision. My love of the English language and my years of business experience make me uniquely qualified to assist my clients in achieving their goals.

    $48.00 /hr
    60 hours
    4.99
  2. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    562 hours
    4.91
  3. John Ashley

    John Ashley

    Powerful Content, Lightning Fast Delivery

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

    Since I was a child, writing has been my passion. Through years of exploring this passion, wielding the powers of the written word has become something that I excel at. To date, I have published four science-fiction novels, managed a personal blog, and have risen to be one of Elance's most well-reviewed freelance writers. Now, I am hoping to continue use my skills and the skills of my team to help others produce original, dynamic content that will enhance the quality and success of their own written material and give them a powerful advantage over their competition. If you are looking for someone willing to work alongside you to produce professional, effective content that stands out in today's increasingly unprofessional world, then I look forward to being at your service!

    $30.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  4. Rebecca F.

    Rebecca F.

    Voice Talent (Australian): Audio Books, Voice Overs, IVRs

    Australia - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 9

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] Generic demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/demo4 Kids and Character voices demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/kidsdemofoster2 [Please PRESS PLAY BUTTON onscreen to hear samples] 24 HOUR TURN AROUND FROM WHEN JOB IS ACCEPTED for gigs up to 500 words. Usually I can deliver for jobs up to 1000 words within 24 hours too, depending upon job load. I usually deliver by midnight as my work day usually consists of 2-5pm and 9pm-1am. I have an iPhone so am accessible at all times though - getting messages sent from oDesk to me directly. I am a qualified Drama Teacher, Actor and Voice Artist (Bachelor degree, Theatre from University of Queensland). I have experience in radio with 4RPH and 2RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped), with on air presenting the news and my own show called "Girl Talk" about women's and girls' issues. I have attended short courses in Radio Presenting with Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching English and Drama (Voice & Movement and more!) to high school students in Australia and the UK. I have also had experience in creative writing pursuits, including writing for film and theatre. I have had my own work produced on stage and in (short) film. I seek to attain work in the following areas: voice-over work, writing; proof-reading; researching; and editing. I care about social justice issues and would be a great spokesperson for related projects. I also work with businesses and educational institutions to get their voice heard. TERTIARY EDUCATION 2006 PGDip of Creative Industries (Film) Qld University of Tech. 2003 Radio Broadcasting Australian, Film, TV and Radio School 1999 Certificate in TESOL Qld Academy of Languages 1999 Certificate in Arts (Photography) Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE 1997 Postgraduate Diploma of Education University of Queensland 1996 Bachelor of Arts (English, Drama / Theatre) University of Qld

    $38.89 /hr
    79 hours
    4.95
  5. Anna Starostinetskaya

    Anna Starostinetskaya

    Writer/Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a multifaceted writer looking to channel my abilities into various written projects. I am the Head Writer and Editor-in-Chief at Off Track Planet, a web/print travel magazine I co-founded in 2009, the print version of which is currently available at Barnes & Nobel nationwide and selected web articles are available on Huffington Post. While my most recent work deals with travel and is written in an edgy and humorous tone, I worked in the legal field for five years and am capable of more serious, technical diction. I'm pretty creative and can tell a great fictional story as well. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego and currently reside in Brooklyn, New York.

    $38.89 /hr
    4 hours
    4.99
  6. Christopher M Hodge

    Christopher M Hodge

    The Problem Solver

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13

    *Bring prospects to your website through superior SEO, LSI and generally great written content *Position you as an expert in your field *Drive sales to the max with brilliant web copy *Write your next best-selling book *Save you the time it takes to do this yourself I make goals, not excuses. I often exceed these goals, so you get your written work when you NEED it. I write so both search engines and people like what they see. Good SEO is a start, but great content keeps people coming back and referring their friends. Got a project you need done professionally? Send me a message!

    $83.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.93
  7. Angus Whyte

    Angus Whyte

    Experienced, Versatile Writer. Unique & Creative.

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago

    I'm a veteran writer with seven years of professional experience writing across a variety of contexts. I'm happy to claim that I'm ranked in the top 1% of Elance Freelancers in Writing and Translation. Science Fiction is my first love, and I have a penchant for academic writing, specializing the Greeks, Romans, and Shakespeare. I have degrees in Advanced Rhetoric/Composition and Theater. Allow me to ghostwrite your poetry, prose, or drama. If you need a writer with expertise writing on mindfulness/wellness practices such as yoga, meditation, and general exercise, I'm your guy.. I enjoy collaborating with clients, organizing ideas, getting them on paper or the screen, and delivering them something they can be truly proud of. I've been called a great listener, and have an instinct for taking an idea and running with it. Let me run with your idea and help you make something amazing with words.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  8. Brittani M.

    Brittani M.

    Punctual Hardworker

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    My objective is to fulfill my duties as needed and directed, to provide the best service I am capable of and to always convey a positive attitude. I am a recent graduate at the University of York where I studied Bioarchaeology. I have completed a dissertation on Tuberculosis in Roman Leicester and received a merit score. Previously I graduated from Arizona State University where I double majored in Anthropology and Psychology. I completed an Honors Thesis which consisted of writing a novel about the Roman invasion of Britain and Boudicca's Rebellion. In the summer of 2012 I took a TEFL certification course where I received my certificate to teach English as a foreign language. Following my certification I taught English for a year in Granada, Spain. Within this past year I have published a novel in the science fiction genre, the young adult market and the magazine field. I enjoy reading, writing and learning. My passions are archaeology, history, photography, and English.

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  9. Adrienne Peters

    Adrienne Peters

    Business Media Expert, Professional Ghostwriter

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    I have the ability to write creatively on assignment while consistently adhering to quality specifications and deadlines. Writing creatively and commercially is a skill I developed over ten years of researching, marketing, and practice conveying my perspective on the human condition. As a professional writer, I have an average typing speed of 93 words per minute, and an excellent command of the English language. I have experience writing short promotional articles, establishment reviews and product descriptions, but I specialize in creative fiction and short stories. Through rigorous and diligent scheduling, I am capable of handling many projects at a time, and find joy in attempting difficult writing tasks that challenge me to stretch my skills.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.91
  10. Kathleen Mackay

    Kathleen Mackay

    Writer- Content, Online, SEO, Business

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1

    Business writer experienced at business plans, fundraising proposals, content for websites, and all types of professional writing. Also journalist who has contributed to Time, People, L.A. Times and many national publications. Author or co-author of five books. Able to write business articles, speeches, newsletters, books and blogs for clients. Have worked as a writer and consultant for Levi Strauss & Co., CNN, PBS stations, Turner Broadcasting Service, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and many other institutions.

    $40.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00