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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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Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creato...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

$27.78 /hr
1,614 hours
5.00
Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel

wordsmith

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

I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

$95.00 /hr
714 hours
4.98
Danielle B.

Danielle B.

Top Notch Food Professional

United States - Last active: 16 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: 5 days 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
34 hours
4.99
Paul Walden

Paul Walden

Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

$85.00 /hr
139 hours
4.98
Victoria P.

Victoria P.

Word Master

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

I have a BA in English and have taken a few Masters level courses in education. For five years I taught language, reading and honors creative writing. Over the course of my career, I have had a total of six books published, all fiction, the majority focused at young adults. I have worked as a freelance writer in both the non-fiction and fiction capacities, writing everything from captions and copy to short stories and novels in myriad genres. While my forte is fiction, I do consider non-fiction work.

$30.00 /hr
1,584 hours
4.93
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
Roane Beard

Roane Beard

Viral Visual Storytelling

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

ROANE BEARD is a freelance writer specializing in short scripts for explainer videos, corporate trainings, and YouTube, along with creative writing for table top role-playing games and video games. He also creates screencast videos and presentations for education and small businesses. He was the founder, CEO and Lead Thinker at Think Now Education, a small business aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students afterschool, and is the creative force behind Newshounds Journalism Club. His newest project is his beautiful baby girl. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

$55.56 /hr
294 hours
4.98
Julie Gorges

Julie Gorges

Published, Experienced Writer

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

I've been writing professionally for more than 20 years.You can check out my style of writing on my blog, http://babyboomerbliss.net/. As a diversified writer, I've written everything from a non-fiction technical book published by McGraw Hill, to press releases for clients as far away as Australia, to young adult books, to humorous blogs for a website about menopause. In addition, hundreds of my articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines, and I received three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association while working as a newspaper reporter. For more information on my career, visit my website: www.juliegorges.com. I take my work seriously and every client gets my personal attention and best writing.

$44.44 /hr
1,366 hours
5.00
Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Writer, Editor, & Proofreader

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13

I am a fast, thorough editor and proofreader, and my primary concern is ensuring your content is at its best. I have worked with clients from around the world across a broad spectrum of content types, including website content, fantasy and science fiction, as well as Christian fiction and nonfiction. I strive to use my writing, editing, and proofreading skills to enhance your content quality by ensuring its correctness, readability, clarity, and conciseness. Editing & Proofreading Experience (2007-present) *Fiction (short & novel-length) *Nonfiction (biographies, articles, web content, marketing material) *Academic & Research (undergraduate & postgraduate papers/theses, reports, studies) Other Experience (2007-present) *Written freelance articles, summaries, & short fiction *Tutored high school & college level English and composition; provided editing and feedback

$33.33 /hr
240 hours
5.00