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Creative writing is any writing that includes expressing one’s inner thoughts, feelings and experiences. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find creative writers, experienced in both fiction and nonfiction expressive writing, with excellent English skills and creative writing ideas and techniques, who can write topic-specific stories and articles.

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Creative writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.76.

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Niall Allsop

Niall Allsop

All-in-one ... inspired writing and creative graph...

Italy - Last active: 09/20/2012 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

I am a writer, a copy editor and a graphic designer and have all the related skills that one would expect in these areas. As I now live in southern Italy I can also translate non-technical text from Italian to English. I am seeking projects in any of these areas but would particularly relish the opportunity to work on a project that incorporates a combination of these skills.

$20.00 /hr
28 hours
5.00
Sarah Ingraham

Sarah Ingraham

Published Author and Literary Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

*I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

$25.00 /hr
1,691 hours
4.87
Samuele S.

Samuele S.

Creative Design - Will, Imagination, Power

United Kingdom - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 7

Hi there! I'm Samuele, founder of Creative Design. I dedicate myself to a wide array of creative and technical activities: WEB AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ▪ Website Development and Design (Html, Asp) ▪ Web 2.0 (Php, MySQL - Forms, Forums) ▪ Website Content ▪ User Interface and Application Design (Visual Studio) ▪ 3D Interactive Simulations and Videogames (DarkBasic) WRITING (English, Spanish, French, Italian) ▪ Creative Writing ▪ Marketing Writing / Copywriting ▪ Technical Writing ▪ Translation DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA ▪ 3D Modeling & CAD / Analysis / Simulation (Catia V5, SolidWorks) ▪ Engineering & Technical Design / Product Development (Die Casting / Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Stereolithography) ▪ Graphic Design / Logo Design (Photoshop, Illustrator) ▪ Music Mixing, Composition and Production (FL Studio, Reason, Audition) About me: Skilled and versatile Aerospace Engineer with over 6 years of experience within Aerospace and Automotive sectors in Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific. I possess strong Computer-Aided Design and Drafting skills, having worked as CAD Designer and Project Engineer for prestigious companies which rank among the elite of European Spacecraft Manufacturers and Automotive Industries. My ensuing experience at one of the leading American Airlines helped me become an extremely capable and accomplished professional in the field of Aircraft Structures, Systems and Interiors Engineering. My latest assignment as Aviation Lecturer for a leading Singaporean Training Organization – partner of major Universities in London, Melbourne and Sydney – further reinforced my Aerospace background, putting me in contact with many of the world's biggest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Providers and the most prominent Aircraft and Systems Firms in the world. Feel free to contact me to put my talent to the test! Creative Design: Will ➜ Imagination ➜ Power

$25.00 /hr
31 hours
5.00
Matthieu R.

Matthieu R.

Native French Translator...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

Groups: oTranslators
$75.00 /hr
531 hours
4.96
Zechariah Manning

Zechariah Manning

Building Your Brand ...Smarter

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

—Creator of ZM Designz Branding— ■ Personal Website: www.zmdesignz.com ------------------------------------------------------ ► Mission and Vision— • To establish long-term professional relationships with value-driven businesses and individuals. • To effectively communicate the values of my clientele to the market they serve. • To create intriguing and tailored designs that evoke a positive response and a call to action. • To provide timely and prioritized customer service, clearly articulating milestones and project status. • To perform with integrity and purpose in all I design and put my hand to. • To serve with humility and appreciation with all whom I'm privileged to collaborate. • To deliver a product both my client and I will be proud of for years to come. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Brief Summary— As a graphic designer, hands-on branding advisor, and creative consultant, I specialize in bringing your business to life. Whether it's creating a brand image from inception, or refreshing the face of an existing business, my goal is to foster a mindset in your clients that calls them to action. Effective communication is a staple of my services. I can be counted on to consistently articulate relevant and important information in a timely fashion. I exceed expectations and provide excellent customer service. I'm really looking forward to serving you and helping you meet your goals. I'm easy going too! ■ More About Me: www.zmdesignz.com/about ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Office Hours— *(PST) — Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm (Phone/Chat Appts 10am - 4pm) Saturday, short-hours for rush orders. Sunday, out of the office ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Referrals— I appreciate referrals. Learn more about how you can benefit: ■ www.zmdesignz.com/about/#referrals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Rush Orders— *For Saturday "rush order" accommodations, as well as 24-48-hour immediate turnarounds, a 25% rush fee will be applied. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Payment Schedule— Fixed price contracts require a 50% non-refundable down payment, with the remaining 50% due at time of file delivery. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Deliverable File Formats— *Adobe's Creative Coud powers my creations, and when applicable, delivers your files in native formats. Please expect all files to be delivered in the following formats: .ai, .psd, .indd, .pdf. Raster formats such as .jpg, .gif, or .png are available for delivery upon request. ■ http://www.zmdesignz.com/#adobe ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Job Invitations— Though I value and very much appreciate all job invitations and budget ranges, I work hard to provide a top-tier experience for the clients I serve. Before sending me an invite, please take some time and look through my work history to get an understanding of my price-points, the level of service, and the quality of work you can expect when hiring me. All job invitations that fall outside of my general price-points and hourly rates will not be considered. Thank you kindly for your understanding in this regard.

$55.56 /hr
791 hours
4.98
Zack Rutherford

Zack Rutherford

Scribe/Copywriter/Blogger

United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I am a talented linguistic navigator; a motivated and captivating wordsmith, selling my talents and slinging my style to the highest bidder. I write website content, sales copy, and SEO articles for online marketers to earn my bread, and I spout off at the mouth for the butter. I have a highly opinionated blog at http://Zackrex.com, which includes a portfolio as well as many sporadic ramblings for your reading pleasure. Your project, assignment, or article--whatever the case may be--can be interpreted in a voice as monotone and unenthusiastic as a phone book read aloud by Henry Kissinger, but you'd probably prefer a booming and bombastic concerto, painstakingly crafted to make ears ring with ecstatic pleasure and wallets open up with ardent zeal. If you're looking for the former, I suggest you find a different scribe. I specialize in the sort of syntax that sings while it sells. I also have a Bachelor's degree in English literature that I never got around to framing. You see, I live in a condo without an enclosed office and scarce wall space. I thought it better suited me to adorn my surroundings with Pink Floyd album covers and Salvador Dali paintings, rather than remind myself that I'm a dreary academic with an expensive piece of paper hanging above the P.C. So drop me a line, and we can make beautiful music together. Or I can write something for you. Whatever. I'm anything but picky.

$50.00 /hr
246 hours
5.00
Dejan Nikolic

Dejan Nikolic

Graphic Design, Layout, Typesetting and Prepress

Serbia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3

I'm a professional graphic designer (and journalist) with 20 years of experience. I've specializing for prepress & typesetting, logo design, illustrations and web design. During my career, I worked in various roles from making logos (and complete corporate identity), business cards, flyers, leaflets, booklet, through illustrations, posters, billboards, to prepare for printing books and magazines. I was an editor in chief and a graphic editor of several newspapers. I've excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and very well knowledge of CorelDraw and Serif Page, Draw & Web Plus. I am hardworking and a fast learner with good communication skills.

$33.33 /hr
55 hours
4.93
Vanessa Maynard

Vanessa Maynard

Graphic Designer

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

Vanessa Maynard is an Artist & Designer developing work in many design disciplines. She started studying design on her own since she was a child and dedicated her life to one of her biggest passions: creativity. In 2005, she was accepted to UCLA majoring in Design | Media Arts and graduated in Spring of 2009. Being moved by her own rebel personality, she was responsible for launching many projects in her hometown of Sacramento. As an artist, she has created many alter egos, where she expressed herself in very different ways. Vanessa "No Heart" is her most known, with which Vanessa participated in many freelance works in the music industry. Vanessa Maynard is a new vision, a new way of observing, feeling and showing to the world. Any work outside normal work hours or past deadlines will be billed at double the current hourly rate plus Elance fees. PROUD MEMBER OF THE KEYSTONE DESIGN UNION! Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST.

$55.00 /hr
578 hours
4.93
Jessie Q.

Jessie Q.

Freelance Writer/Translator

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

I have three bachelors of arts in English, European Studies, and Chinese Literature. I am a hard working, intelligent and extremely dedicated individual with expertise in writing, editing, and translation. I have previous work experiences in sales, teaching, and legal assistance, giving me an edge in writing contents or articles for these specific fields. I am a native English speak with absolute fluency in Mandarin. I have studied in Paris, therefore have basic French communication skills. I have traveled and worked in China and most parts of Europe, and can therefore offer more in-depth writing. I am seeking editing, translating, content writing, and any other writing or illustration related work. I have written three thesis while in school and understand how to write and edit research papers or any research related writing. I am also adept in translating from English to Chinese and vise versa. I have done translation work for both legal firms and private companies (mainly dealing with purchase and contracts). My typing speed is approximately 80 words per minute and can translate approximately 2 pages per hour depending on density and complexity. I am also qualified in editing and checking for spelling, grammar, and general formatting mistakes. I can work most hours during the week, including weekends. Although I live in PST, I can accommodate certain times and people based on my freelance schedule. I can be reached easily by either email or Skype. If the need ever arises, I live in Southern California and can schedule meetings as well.

$27.78 /hr
15 hours
4.80
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

$50.00 /hr
234 hours
5.00