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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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oDesk Creative writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 4,873 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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Tonya D.

Tonya D.

Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Med...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.

$26.67 /hr
2,214 hours
5.00
Carissa H.

Carissa H.

Writer

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

Experienced in Marketing, with a degree (B.A. Florida Atlantic University) in Communication Studies. Can easily adapt to the style you choose. Enjoy theory and analytical writing, and blog/article writing (especially travel). Excellent with rewriting. Also able to write fresh content for various businesses, to include repair companies (for example, smartphone, locksmith, garage repair and more). Previous experience as a copywriter for the Walt Disney Company - Travel Industry Sales and Marketing Department. Author of How to Spot a Psycho: Run, Girl, Run!

$33.33 /hr
34 hours
4.99
Joel Q.

Joel Q.

Copywriter and Editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

A versatile and experienced editor and award-winning copywriter specialising in upbeat copy with great attention to detail. My diverse roster of previous experience includes editing newspapers, magazines, books and websites as well as writing for most media formats. I have crafted both winning advertising copy and PR/marketing communications for clients like BMW, MINI, SONY, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SINGHA Beer and many more, including property development, the construction industry and yachting companies. I have held editorial positions at AOL UK and Virgin Multimedia, and written SEO product reviews for a company called Smart Content Online. I launched two successful consumer lifestyle publications in Asia, and ran them as Managing Editor. I blogged for Travel+Leisure (Conde Nast) and have edited travel guides published by Insight Guides, as well as a fiction novel published by Marshall Cavendish in 2011. I have written lifestyle columns for Ink Publishing's roster of in-flight magazines and contributed articles to publications around the world. 

$25.00 /hr
26 hours
4.75
Peter Kelton

Peter Kelton

50 Years of Free-Lance Writing

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I use my extensive experience to help others. In the past three years I’ve ghost-written more than 1 million words, half fiction and half nonfiction. I currently write a national column for Examiner.com on Contemporary Literature. Google: "Peter Kelton Examiner National” – includes more than 440 articles on novels. My total 5-Star ratings for oDesk exceed 850 hours posted by 40 enthusiastic clients. Background includes news editor for a major metropolitan daily, senior adviser for corporate public relations at one of the world's largest companies, and guest lecturer at a major university. As a creative writer, two published novels, "Splat!" and "A Light in Polanco," both available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and similar sellers; reviews available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Below just click on the book cover image to see more. Note: The single exception to my 5-Star ratings came from a flaky disgruntled Chinese Yogini from Hong Kong rapaciously enamored of her self-love; told her to find some other writer.

$27.78 /hr
850 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 18 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
Nicholas Plagman

Nicholas Plagman

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

United States - Last active: 6 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
Muhammad Amin

Muhammad Amin

Project Management, Business Development, SEO,Stat...

United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I have done masters in BUSINESS AND MARKETING and have, " MORE THEN TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE" in the fields of, SALES DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, TELEMARKETING, AUDIO PRODUCTION, STATISTICS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CUSTOMER SERVICES, CUSTOMER SUPPORT, ADMINISTRATION, EMAIL HANDLING, VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE AND CREATIVE WRITING etc I have a diversified experience assisting Asian, American., Canadian, Australian and the British customers. I am a full-time freelancer and can work for U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K and global customers.

$35.00 /hr
231 hours
5.00
Mi Persson

Mi Persson

Swedish Translator/Writer/Administrator

South Korea - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

I am a native Swedish speaker with an excellent grasp of my native language and a high fluency in English, with experience in translating, content writing, research, customer service and sales. I am goal oriented, have good analytical skills and experience in performing under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

$25.00 /hr
1,216 hours
5.00
Julian Laschewski

Julian Laschewski

Translator (English, German)

Germany - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Online-journalist and creative article writer for 8 years and expert translator for 3 years. I am a native German speaker, but I speak English on a daily basis. I am the editor-in-chief of a German gaming website and have been active in the online-journalism industry since 2006. As you can see from my portfolio I already translated books, websites, apps, games, legal documents and various other texts - with every client being highly satisfied. Based on these experiences I can say with great confidence that I am fluent both in written and verbal skills in the English and German language and perfect for any work you need regarding article writing or translation. In addition I am a voice artist and can do various impressions of popular voices and am also not foreign to narrating texts.

$30.00 /hr
17 hours
4.93
Luke Langlands

Luke Langlands

Trained journalist and expert writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 1

I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation

$33.33 /hr
29 hours
4.95