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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Creative writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Creative writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 4,864 Creative writing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Creative writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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Danielle B.

Danielle B.

Top Notch Food Professional

United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

Food is my passion. I have been in the restaurant industry for 10 years and have a degree from one of the best culinary schools in the U.S. Getting people educated and excited about food is what I am all about. I have a wide array of experience including developing meal plans for families, cooking in fine dining restaurants, and teaching culinary classes. I have an eye for detail and am dedicated to outstanding work that is sure to please every time. Some of my favorite subjects include: *nutrition* *food history* *weight loss* *gluten-free* *juicing* *vegetarian* *ethnic cuisine* *natural and organic* *recipes for animals and pets* *dietary restrictions (Celiac's Crohn's, IBS, etc.)* *food culture* *humanely raised meats* I specialize in the following services: - recipe creation - cookbooks - menu development and design - food styling - photography - recipe costing - recipe research - Copyscape approved recipe rewrites - culinary articles and Ebook writing (without formatting)

$25.00 /hr
206 hours
4.97
Judy L.

Judy L.

Writer, Editor, Translator

Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

$33.33 /hr
37 hours
4.99
Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey

Award winning travel writer and editor. Experience...

United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I specialise in travel writing and marketing for the travel industry. I've won Malta Travel Writer of the year twice, have a weekly newspaper travel column, and edit travel sections for Allied Newspapers. I write brochures and marketing copy for national tourism boards, as well as numerous tour companies and travel websites. Creative, funny, practical, quirky; I can delve into a variety of styles dependent on the project, but I understand that the best writing effectively engages the audience, and subtly delivers the underpinning message of the client. Throughout my work I subtly soft sell the destination or travel product. Rather than bombard the reader with superlatives and cliches, I allow the reader to build their own impressions and convince themselves that a product or destination is amazing. I take huge pride in my work and ability to achieve this. I run a video marketing business (see www.thefatdogs.com) that specialises in the travel industry. I've created promotional videos for national tourism boards and large international clients like the South Africa Youth Travel Confederation, Travlaw, and the LAL group. As well as high quality video production, The Fat Dogs also support clients with video marketing strategies, video hosting, and linking video content with social media. I am also the author of "Sports Source" a guide to developing sport in the UK, and spent two years as editor of a large UK clubbing website. I have extensive experience in wordpress and HTML5, and understand the importance of SEO to all online work. Some current and previous clients: - Allied Newspapers - www.lalgroup.com - World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation - South Africa Youth Travel Confederation - Zicasso - Travlaw - Delft Tourism - Planetrail - Offbeat Travel - The Trainline

$25.00 /hr
160 hours
4.99
Sarah Ingraham

Sarah Ingraham

Published Author and Literary Consultant

United States - Last active: 10 hours 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
1,692 hours
4.87
Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

$55.56 /hr
26 hours
4.87
Dejan Nikolic

Dejan Nikolic

Graphic Design, Layout, Typesetting and Prepress

Serbia - Last active: 10 hours 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
58 hours
4.94
Jessie Q.

Jessie Q.

Freelance Writer/Translator

United States - Last active: 27 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
Carissa Andrews

Carissa Andrews

Graphic Designer | Writer | Social Media | Marketi...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

Persistent and determined, I take on every job as an opportunity to make my customer's work shine. With a background in content creation, creative/technical and business writing, graphic design, marketing, copywriting, ghost writing, SEO, publishing, and even fiction writing -- I have a mixture of skills to benefit you in more ways than one. Contact me today to find out how our collaboration can take your business to the next level.

$30.50 /hr
482 hours
4.72
Nicholas Plagman

Nicholas Plagman

Writer/Editor (comedy is my specialty), Actor/Voic...

United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 20

If you need something to be written, particularly something funny or entertaining, I can guarantee it in advance. I work fast and I accept nothing less than my best. I can produce comedy in any form- I write news articles, scripts for sitcoms, films, and short films, websites, etc. I'm also one of the top 5 greatest actors of all-time; most of the voices in that video next to this are mine. There's also a V.O. reel, as well as two editing ones, in my portfolio. I spent two years in Hollywood pursuing comedy writing. In the spring of 2012 I won Best Comedy at the 10th annual DIY Film Festival for a film I made 100% on my own (played every part, was the entire crew). In the past two years, I've published something like 55 videos that've gotten in excess of 20 million views (I've lost track). I do everything for these videos except for the animating. I write the scripts, find the actors, direct them, do my own voice acting (make my wife do voice work, as well), edit the audio, direct my animators (who live in 3rd world countries), edit their animations, and voila- an animation made for a few hundred bucks that 100k people will see in the first month. I wish I didn't have to be a one-man crew (minus the animating), but my standards are too high for amateurs, and professionals are just that- professionals working in the industry (not for freelancers with small, per-episode budgets like me). So, yeah- hire me and whatever it is you need, I'll exceed your expectations. Because if I don't exceed yours, then I haven't met my own. I'm internally motivated- my motivation comes from within. I don't work to get paid, I work to accomplish my goal, which is for my work to blow you away. It's like giving someone a Christmas gift and seeing their eyes light up when they open it- you're like, "yes! Nailed it!" If you get my work and are like, "yeah, this'll do," that's devastating- I want to see those eyes light up and know I nailed it. Oh, and I'm also good at over-explaining stuff. Meaning, I tend to explain more than is necessary to get the point across. In other words, so much explaining that it goes over the amount of explaining that was necessary.

$38.89 /hr
80 hours
4.99
Vanessa Maynard

Vanessa Maynard

Graphic Designer

United States - Last active: 2 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
586 hours
4.93