Top Upwork freelancers
U.S. only
Filters
Filters
U.S. only
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

$133 / hr
$19,579
Job Success Score: 0.91665
West Manchester, United States
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 20+ years experience working in the area of Autism. I enjoy creating curriculum, writing copy and detailed instructions. I have experience with the clinical side of app creation. I am most interested in writing or editing items that are useful for teaching or training both professionals and caregivers. Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism are areas of specialty. Programming (curriculum), parent education, and behavior change are areas of expertise.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 20+ years experience working in the area of Autism. I enjoy creating curriculum, writing copy and detailed instructions. I have experience with the clinical side of app creation. I am most interested in writing or editing items that are useful for teaching or training both professionals and caregivers. Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism are areas of specialty. Programming (curriculum), parent education, and behavior change are areas of expertise.
Writing Specialist

Writing Specialist

$49 / hr
$441
Los Angeles, United States
Hello. Thank you for considering my high-quality services today. I graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Masters in Business Marketing. During my time at UCLA, I took extensive English courses and was the recipient of several writing awards. I have experience writing and proofreading for a variety of clients ranging from technology start-ups to small-town restaurants to art galleries. My attention to detail and meticulousness allows me to produce creative marketing content, technical writing, SEO, and direct-to-consumer copy quickly and effectively. Able to translate and write for Spanish and Japanese content as well.
Hello. Thank you for considering my high-quality services today. I graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Masters in Business Marketing. During my time at UCLA, I took extensive English courses and was the recipient of several writing awards. I have experience writing and proofreading for a variety of clients ranging from technology start-ups to small-town restaurants to art galleries. My attention to detail and meticulousness allows me to produce creative marketing content, technical writing, SEO, and direct-to-consumer copy quickly and effectively. Able to translate and write for Spanish and Japanese content as well.
Finance/Tech Writer, Excel/VBA Developer

Finance/Tech Writer, Excel/VBA Developer

$50 / hr
$29,082
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 0.9559
Pittsburgh, United States
I graduated with bachelors degrees in mathematics and finance, worked at a bank for 1.5 years, and then spent over a year teaching English in Korea. I started to freelance then, and I am still developing it as a career now. I also moved to Japan, where I am teaching English again these days. At this point, I am looking for writing or programming work. The most important thing for me as a freelancer is to actually enjoy the work I do - that's a big reason I became a freelancer in the first place - so that's the main factor in my acceptance of solicitations. If you have any projects that you think may interest me, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
I graduated with bachelors degrees in mathematics and finance, worked at a bank for 1.5 years, and then spent over a year teaching English in Korea. I started to freelance then, and I am still developing it as a career now. I also moved to Japan, where I am teaching English again these days. At this point, I am looking for writing or programming work. The most important thing for me as a freelancer is to actually enjoy the work I do - that's a big reason I became a freelancer in the first place - so that's the main factor in my acceptance of solicitations. If you have any projects that you think may interest me, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
Editor and Writer

Editor and Writer

$65 / hr
$16,690
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 1
El Cerrito, United States
Do you need help creating your best possible written product? Whether you’re a writer aiming to put your best work forward or you’re simply seeking to craft excellent communications and content for your projects, it’s always wise to get a second set of eyes on your writing. Experienced eyes, that is. With a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and 18 years of editing and writing for a variety of clients, I can help you create polished, clear, accessible text. I support my clients anywhere in the process, from figuring out what you’re trying to say and how best to say it, to proofreading the final product. I pride myself on working efficiently, delivering on deadline and communicating clearly and professionally with clients. Testimonials from clients and colleagues: "Laila took the project by the reins and far exceeded my expectations. Her work blew me out of the water on day one. She was responsive, assertive, and did exactly what had to be done to ensure the work landed with my target audience in the way I wanted. She took time to nail down questions specific to my business and still had MORE done in less time than I expected. She overhauled a MAJOR revision within a day and works faster and more effective than any editor I've hired yet. With her mastery on the two languages of English and efficiency, I would recommend Laila to anyone serious about getting their project into the right hands. You would be lucky to have her." -- Nonfiction book author and Upwork client "I’ve worked with Laila on more than 100 writing projects--blog posts, op-eds, features, speeches and book proposals--over the last ten years. Though we’ve never met in person, the accumulation of her thoughtful edits and comments during this time frame have made her my most-valued writing mentor and guide. Always prompt and professional, she edits with a keen eye for grammar and syntax. But what I appreciate even more is the depth of knowledge and sensitivity she brings to her reading of my work. She always delivers subtle edits that significantly bolster the clarity and power of my writing. I would recommend her highly for any project in need of smart, discerning editing. I rarely publish without her." -- Maya Smart, Mayasmart.com "Laila is a talented writer and skilled editor who works well with writers of all levels of ability. I have worked with her on various projects over the years, from assigning and editing articles by professional writers to teaching and mentoring learning writers. She has always delivered on-time results and has proven to be reliable, efficient and unfailingly professional." -- Malaika Costello-Dougherty, Journalism Lecturer at San Francisco Academy of Art "Laila is an excellent copy editor and writing coach. I enjoy working with her on my own marketing projects, because she asks the hard questions and gives me honest feedback. She's made me a better writer." -- Sara Lancaster, Founder of The Condiment Marketing Co.
Do you need help creating your best possible written product? Whether you’re a writer aiming to put your best work forward or you’re simply seeking to craft excellent communications and content for your projects, it’s always wise to get a second set of eyes on your writing. Experienced eyes, that is. With a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and 18 years of editing and writing for a variety of clients, I can help you create polished, clear, accessible text. I support my clients anywhere in the process, from figuring out what you’re trying to say and how best to say it, to proofreading the final product. I pride myself on working efficiently, delivering on deadline and communicating clearly and professionally with clients. Testimonials from clients and colleagues: "Laila took the project by the reins and far exceeded my expectations. Her work blew me out of the water on day one. She was responsive, assertive, and did exactly what had to be done to ensure the work landed with my target audience in the way I wanted. She took time to nail down questions specific to my business and still had MORE done in less time than I expected. She overhauled a MAJOR revision within a day and works faster and more effective than any editor I've hired yet. With her mastery on the two languages of English and efficiency, I would recommend Laila to anyone serious about getting their project into the right hands. You would be lucky to have her." -- Nonfiction book author and Upwork client "I’ve worked with Laila on more than 100 writing projects--blog posts, op-eds, features, speeches and book proposals--over the last ten years. Though we’ve never met in person, the accumulation of her thoughtful edits and comments during this time frame have made her my most-valued writing mentor and guide. Always prompt and professional, she edits with a keen eye for grammar and syntax. But what I appreciate even more is the depth of knowledge and sensitivity she brings to her reading of my work. She always delivers subtle edits that significantly bolster the clarity and power of my writing. I would recommend her highly for any project in need of smart, discerning editing. I rarely publish without her." -- Maya Smart, Mayasmart.com "Laila is a talented writer and skilled editor who works well with writers of all levels of ability. I have worked with her on various projects over the years, from assigning and editing articles by professional writers to teaching and mentoring learning writers. She has always delivered on-time results and has proven to be reliable, efficient and unfailingly professional." -- Malaika Costello-Dougherty, Journalism Lecturer at San Francisco Academy of Art "Laila is an excellent copy editor and writing coach. I enjoy working with her on my own marketing projects, because she asks the hard questions and gives me honest feedback. She's made me a better writer." -- Sara Lancaster, Founder of The Condiment Marketing Co.
Portfolios: 3
Academic Writing Expert

Academic Writing Expert

$40 / hr
$59,768
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 0.97345
North Mankato, United States
Hello potential client, I am a versatile freelancer with over fifteen years of academic research, writing, and editing experience. My work has been published in academic journals and books, as well as more popular magazines. I pride myself in providing quality work – no matter the job – to all of my clients. My background as a teacher at the university level has given me a unique perspective to examine academic writing, which will be beneficial to you as a client. I earned a PhD in history from the University of Memphis (2012), writing my dissertation on dynastic change in Late Period ancient Egypt (728-331 BC). I also have a MA from the University of Memphis in ancient Egyptian art history, and a BA in history from Minnesota State, Mankato. Although my historical passion is in the ancient world, I have studied nearly every period of human history. As a historical expert, I will provide you with key insight and research into whatever topic assigned, accessing a variety of source materials to complete the project. Due to my background in ancient Egyptian history, I have extensively utilized a number of languages, modern and ancient, in my research and writing. During graduate school, I took four years of formal coursework in ancient Egyptian languages, focusing primarily on the Middle Egyptian form of the language, but am also familiar with the Late Egyptian form and have an elementary understanding of Coptic. This knowledge can be utilized by you the client in a number of ways, from course preparation to original research. My knowledge of ancient Egyptian can also be used in some more “creative” ways, including writing modern names, jokes, and any number of fun things one can think of to write Egyptian. I can also read modern German, French, and Spanish, which is useful to keep abreast of recent academic work from around the world in a given field. My experience in academia, and now on this platform, has allowed me the chance to edit and proof-read hundreds of term papers, theses, dissertations, book chapters, and journal articles. As a former student, I know how important it is to produce a well-written paper to not only get a good grade in your class, but also to use that paper as a springboard to further your academic career. Since I am currently a writer and researcher, I also know how important it is to keep your name in the field by producing work that is publishable in peer reviewed publications. I have been through the process and know what those publications expect from their writers. Although my background is in history, I have helped edit and proof-read papers from scores of different backgrounds – from computer science to biology and from economics to anthropology. Over the course of teaching for ten years at the university level, I acquired experience in a number of areas that you can utilize. I have extensive experience grading papers and using rubrics, writing course material, and creating my own lectures using Microsoft PowerPoint. I have also studied various pedagogical theories and practices. My teaching experience also gave me the opportunity to become a better public speaker. I have given hundreds of hours of lectures in the classroom and have presented my research at regional, national, and international academic conferences. This experience, along with helping a number of clients on this platform craft speeches, has allowed me to become a top tier speech writer. I have written and edited speeches for awards ceremonies, business presentations, and academic forums, demonstrating that my abilities are varied and diverse. Finally, once I have helped you put together an award winning paper or presentation, I will help you create or edit an excellent letter and resume/cv to go with it. I will help you write an application letter that will help you land that assistantship or fellowship, and I can also help you with cover letters when it is time to start job hunting. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello potential client, I am a versatile freelancer with over fifteen years of academic research, writing, and editing experience. My work has been published in academic journals and books, as well as more popular magazines. I pride myself in providing quality work – no matter the job – to all of my clients. My background as a teacher at the university level has given me a unique perspective to examine academic writing, which will be beneficial to you as a client. I earned a PhD in history from the University of Memphis (2012), writing my dissertation on dynastic change in Late Period ancient Egypt (728-331 BC). I also have a MA from the University of Memphis in ancient Egyptian art history, and a BA in history from Minnesota State, Mankato. Although my historical passion is in the ancient world, I have studied nearly every period of human history. As a historical expert, I will provide you with key insight and research into whatever topic assigned, accessing a variety of source materials to complete the project. Due to my background in ancient Egyptian history, I have extensively utilized a number of languages, modern and ancient, in my research and writing. During graduate school, I took four years of formal coursework in ancient Egyptian languages, focusing primarily on the Middle Egyptian form of the language, but am also familiar with the Late Egyptian form and have an elementary understanding of Coptic. This knowledge can be utilized by you the client in a number of ways, from course preparation to original research. My knowledge of ancient Egyptian can also be used in some more “creative” ways, including writing modern names, jokes, and any number of fun things one can think of to write Egyptian. I can also read modern German, French, and Spanish, which is useful to keep abreast of recent academic work from around the world in a given field. My experience in academia, and now on this platform, has allowed me the chance to edit and proof-read hundreds of term papers, theses, dissertations, book chapters, and journal articles. As a former student, I know how important it is to produce a well-written paper to not only get a good grade in your class, but also to use that paper as a springboard to further your academic career. Since I am currently a writer and researcher, I also know how important it is to keep your name in the field by producing work that is publishable in peer reviewed publications. I have been through the process and know what those publications expect from their writers. Although my background is in history, I have helped edit and proof-read papers from scores of different backgrounds – from computer science to biology and from economics to anthropology. Over the course of teaching for ten years at the university level, I acquired experience in a number of areas that you can utilize. I have extensive experience grading papers and using rubrics, writing course material, and creating my own lectures using Microsoft PowerPoint. I have also studied various pedagogical theories and practices. My teaching experience also gave me the opportunity to become a better public speaker. I have given hundreds of hours of lectures in the classroom and have presented my research at regional, national, and international academic conferences. This experience, along with helping a number of clients on this platform craft speeches, has allowed me to become a top tier speech writer. I have written and edited speeches for awards ceremonies, business presentations, and academic forums, demonstrating that my abilities are varied and diverse. Finally, once I have helped you put together an award winning paper or presentation, I will help you create or edit an excellent letter and resume/cv to go with it. I will help you write an application letter that will help you land that assistantship or fellowship, and I can also help you with cover letters when it is time to start job hunting. I look forward to hearing from you!
Portfolios: 10
Business Writing Consultant

Business Writing Consultant

$39 / hr
$11,369
Job Success Score: 1
Green Bay, United States
To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!
To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!
Portfolios: 6
Creative Writing Professional

Creative Writing Professional

$65 / hr
$27,148
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 1
Holladay, United States
When I was just five years old, I told everybody I wanted to be an editor when I grew up. While all the other kids my age were dreaming of one day being a ballerina or an astronaut, I was a bookish kid who couldn't imagine anything better than reading, writing, and editing content all day. And guess what? I still can't. Writing is one of my biggest strengths and deepest passions. When done right, the written word changes hearts and minds. It's what ultimately compels people to act, whether you want your readers to purchase your product, agree with your message, support your cause, or even hire you for a job. That's where I come in. I'll write creative, engaging copy for you that inspires your audience to act. Here's what I can help you with: • site copy • blog/article content • product descriptions • copyediting • proofreading • social media copywriting/management • email marketing In addition to offering a great deal of skill and professional experience, I'm also easy to work with, I respond quickly, and I can offer a very quick turnaround on most projects. Send me a detailed message about your project, and I'll let you know how I can help you out.
When I was just five years old, I told everybody I wanted to be an editor when I grew up. While all the other kids my age were dreaming of one day being a ballerina or an astronaut, I was a bookish kid who couldn't imagine anything better than reading, writing, and editing content all day. And guess what? I still can't. Writing is one of my biggest strengths and deepest passions. When done right, the written word changes hearts and minds. It's what ultimately compels people to act, whether you want your readers to purchase your product, agree with your message, support your cause, or even hire you for a job. That's where I come in. I'll write creative, engaging copy for you that inspires your audience to act. Here's what I can help you with: • site copy • blog/article content • product descriptions • copyediting • proofreading • social media copywriting/management • email marketing In addition to offering a great deal of skill and professional experience, I'm also easy to work with, I respond quickly, and I can offer a very quick turnaround on most projects. Send me a detailed message about your project, and I'll let you know how I can help you out.
Portfolio: 1
Content Writing Professional

Content Writing Professional

$35 / hr
$6,977
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 1
Wauwatosa, United States
If you are seeking a writer with the power to persuade, you have come to the right place. Whether it is spreading a nonprofit organization's mission through blogging, using social media to promote a fundraising campaign, or writing a travel article to convince a future traveler of a destination's virtues, I know how to hook an audience. My skills include interviewing, research, feature article writing, composing press releases, formulating web content, blogging, proofreading, and posting on social media. I am experienced using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Hootsuite, Canva, and Slack. Working with the written word is my passion. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and political science, formerly worked as a secondary English teacher, have published articles in local, regional, and national magazines, and contributed to nonprofit organizations as a content creator. I work best with clear guidelines and strong communication with my clients. With a thorough editing process, I ensure that the client receives what he/she has sought. I consider myself finessed at capturing a subject’s nuance, and I pride myself in delivering a polished piece to the client on time.
If you are seeking a writer with the power to persuade, you have come to the right place. Whether it is spreading a nonprofit organization's mission through blogging, using social media to promote a fundraising campaign, or writing a travel article to convince a future traveler of a destination's virtues, I know how to hook an audience. My skills include interviewing, research, feature article writing, composing press releases, formulating web content, blogging, proofreading, and posting on social media. I am experienced using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Hootsuite, Canva, and Slack. Working with the written word is my passion. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and political science, formerly worked as a secondary English teacher, have published articles in local, regional, and national magazines, and contributed to nonprofit organizations as a content creator. I work best with clear guidelines and strong communication with my clients. With a thorough editing process, I ensure that the client receives what he/she has sought. I consider myself finessed at capturing a subject’s nuance, and I pride myself in delivering a polished piece to the client on time.
Portfolios: 9
Academic Writing Consultant

Academic Writing Consultant

$60 / hr
$11,800
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 0.96065
Beverly Hills, United States
Current Editorial Manager at a top-tier academic journal, specializing in: copy editing, formatting, proofreading, high-level content editing Focus: high-level proofreading, copy editing, content writing and management; Fellowship, grant, scholarship, and application review committee expertise; Academic ghost-writing, manuscript drafting, article collation, literature review compilation Open to other project offers in similar fields (writing, editing, research) Reach out to me if you want: 1) Rapid turnaround and high-quality work 2) A communicative and reliable experience 3) Research-driven content
Current Editorial Manager at a top-tier academic journal, specializing in: copy editing, formatting, proofreading, high-level content editing Focus: high-level proofreading, copy editing, content writing and management; Fellowship, grant, scholarship, and application review committee expertise; Academic ghost-writing, manuscript drafting, article collation, literature review compilation Open to other project offers in similar fields (writing, editing, research) Reach out to me if you want: 1) Rapid turnaround and high-quality work 2) A communicative and reliable experience 3) Research-driven content
Portfolios: 4
Grant Writing, Branding & Creative Writing

Grant Writing, Branding & Creative Writing

$65 / hr
$23,293
Top Rated
Job Success Score: 0.9878
Enterprise, United States
MESSAGE CLARITY! You have a fabulous small business or nonprofit with a great story to share, but you're not quite sure how? That's where I'd love to come in. My specialty is helping clients clarify and define their unique brand. Whether you're for-profit or not, it's really all marketing. “Mary-Helen has been a godsend. I would highly recommend her not only for her writing skills but also for her unique ability to listen to your brand vision and bring it to life.” -- Eric Sean, CEO at Eric Sean Enterprises As my portfolio demonstrates, I have a wide range of skills and abilities. Chances are, I have what you need. NONPROFIT CONSULTING & GRANT WRITING! I have twenty years in a small nonprofit and ten years as a freelance development professional. In winning grant awards, experience counts. Put my experience to work for you! You'll see my experience and talent reflected in my portfolio and resume. So what do you need? -- a fundraising plan with goals, objectives and action steps? -- prospect research to find funders who will resonate with your project? -- grant writing -- one-off or ongoing with a year-long calendar? -- consultation on the nonprofit world? It's nothing like the for-profit. FOR-PROFIT OR NOT FOR PROFIT, BRANDING OR GRANTS? iT'S ALL MARKETING! I listen well and can convey your message. Check out my video below to get a sense of me. Then contact me, and let's see how we fit!
MESSAGE CLARITY! You have a fabulous small business or nonprofit with a great story to share, but you're not quite sure how? That's where I'd love to come in. My specialty is helping clients clarify and define their unique brand. Whether you're for-profit or not, it's really all marketing. “Mary-Helen has been a godsend. I would highly recommend her not only for her writing skills but also for her unique ability to listen to your brand vision and bring it to life.” -- Eric Sean, CEO at Eric Sean Enterprises As my portfolio demonstrates, I have a wide range of skills and abilities. Chances are, I have what you need. NONPROFIT CONSULTING & GRANT WRITING! I have twenty years in a small nonprofit and ten years as a freelance development professional. In winning grant awards, experience counts. Put my experience to work for you! You'll see my experience and talent reflected in my portfolio and resume. So what do you need? -- a fundraising plan with goals, objectives and action steps? -- prospect research to find funders who will resonate with your project? -- grant writing -- one-off or ongoing with a year-long calendar? -- consultation on the nonprofit world? It's nothing like the for-profit. FOR-PROFIT OR NOT FOR PROFIT, BRANDING OR GRANTS? iT'S ALL MARKETING! I listen well and can convey your message. Check out my video below to get a sense of me. Then contact me, and let's see how we fit!
Portfolios: 10