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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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Ghazal Ghazi

Ghazal Ghazi

Editor, Writer, Proofreader

United States - Last active: 12/03/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Trilingual, flexible and walking on the creative side. I have experience in editing a literary magazine, proofreading book manuscripts, and leading social justice art projects with youth. I have a constantly expanding and evolving palette of interests including: creative writing, translation, proofreading, painting, editing and illustration. I am interested in exploring diverse projects and am always open to new experiences that challenge me to grow as an artistic worker and as an individual.

$15.56 /hr
181 hours
Aliree Paul

Aliree Paul

Freelance Data Entry

United States - Last active: 08/21/2014 - Tests: 6

In the last 4 1/2 years I have been working from home as an independent contractor. I am a hard worker who is dedicated to doing the job right. I pay attention to details and always try to learn from my mistakes. I have experience in data entry, ten key, creative writing and online research. I have experience in telemarketing and face to face sales.

$8.89 /hr
442 hours
Angkan Mukherjee

Angkan Mukherjee

Freelance Writer

Singapore - Last active: 12/08/2014 - Tests: 11

Economics/English graduate (Maryland) with experience in creative and factual content writing. Working on personal writing at the moment and looking to take on freelance work to supplement income. Hoping that work on diverse content will make me sharper and help my personal writing. Professional and prompt. Work will be completed punctually and will be of the highest standard. Experienced in everything from dense academic writing, blog pieces, marketing material to creative writing and editing.

$30.00 /hr
55 hours
Allison Goldstein

Allison Goldstein


United States - Last active: 09/17/2014 - Tests: 4

I have more than 10 years experience editing nearly every conceivable genre, from creative fiction to scientific articles to web copy. In those past 10 years, I have interned and worked for publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Time Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University Press. Prior to entering the workforce, I studied writing at the University of Rochester. During that time, I also gained experience as a writing tutor, both for ESL students and native English speakers. The bottom line is that I am a reliable, efficient, and thorough worker, who will deliver what is promised when it is promised. Please contact me with any copy editing, proofreading, or developmental editing opportunities.

$38.89 /hr
146 hours
Julie N.

Julie N.

Ghost Writer, Blogger, Editor and Reviewer

United States - Last active: 10/10/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

“It is the writer's job to craft a story so compelling that strangers will pay to hear it.” ― Seeley James Writing is my passion in life and I absolutely love that I am living my dream job as a freelance writer. In the past I have worked on a wide variety of fiction genres, including romance, paranormal romance, erotic fiction, mystery, and Christian fiction. I am always open to exploring other genres as well. Just ask me. :) As an English Major in College, I also have experience writing, researching and editing a wide range of short and long essay topics, as well as short stories. Unfortunately, because of an incident in the past, I feel I must now add that when I agree to do an editing job, I am agreeing to ONE EDIT ONLY, unless otherwise clearly requested in the job posting and discussed by the client. I have experience editing school papers, blog writing, ghost writing, writing and formatting e-books, and more. You can look at some of my projects posted in my writing portfolio. I have a Kindle and I have experience using Amazon to purchase and write complete book reviews (a minimum of three full paragraphs). Typically I can read and review 10-12 books in a week. I check Amazon regularly to keep myself aware of the latest new works in the genre's I'm most interested in. I don't have many Odesk hours yet, because most of the jobs I have taken so far have been fixed-rate. I've been a member of Odesk for over a year. I prefer to take my time to do quality work, over quantity, but I can work within a reasonable deadline. Please be aware that I typically have 2-3 ongoing projects I am already responsible for on a weekly and monthly basis. I have Skype, but prefer to communicate through emails. I sign all contracts through EchoSign, if you require one. If you have any questions about me or my previous work, please don't hesitate to contact me.

$13.33 /hr
15 hours
Alesia B.

Alesia B.

Go-To Pro-Writer

United States - Last active: 12/03/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

My main objective as a writer is to provide clear, intriguing and detailed information to the world. I'm interested in most every subject, which means I'm very diverse. I have written non-fiction essays, papers and articles. I have also written, edited and published two fiction novels under the pen name Scarlet Clearwater. My favorite genres are sci-fi and erotica, however, I generally love to write anything, be it technical or creative. Currently, I'm writing a screenplay adapted from one of my novels. Professionally, I have experience in real estate, property management and law. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. I worked on oDesk last year for many hours, but due to a transfer in PCs, I lost my portfolio and had to start again. I hope this doesn't deter anyone from hiring me, as my work is top-notch.

$13.33 /hr
29 hours
Enric O.

Enric O.

Native English Copywriter | Communication Strategi...

Spain - Last active: 07/30/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

“Enric is a true business professional and an expert in his field. I am most impressed by his top-notch analytical skills. His advice and recommendations to my overall business strategy were extremely valuable. Highly recommended!” I help small businesses and start-ups curate exceptionally captivating stories to connect with their global audiences. My clients come from a diverse set of industries including Technology, Professional Services, Consumer Products, Media, and Healthcare. Some of my past work and client reviews are on My formal education is in business management, and my professional experience spans corporate communications, management consulting and corporate finance positions in Fortune 500 companies. But above all, I am amicable, great to work with, and appreciates humour (humor). Let's talk

$55.56 /hr
128 hours
Denise S.

Denise S.

Independent Contractor

United States - Last active: 11/13/2014 - Tests: 2

I am a payroll specialist by trade and have spent many years working in a corporate environment. I started working from home about four years ago and find that I enjoy writing and researching immensely. I have extensive experience with SEO, content writing, internet research, descriptive content, data entry and writing short articles. I am a great writer and promise to provide you with grammatically correct and unique content.

$22.00 /hr
47 hours
Bridget H.

Bridget H.

Travel and Food Writer

South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

I am passionate about food and travel! I have travelled extensively and have been able to visit many destinations and learn about the extraordinary and varied cultures and foods around the world, and would love to share some of my experiences through my writing. English has always been important to me; I have an insatiable appetite for reading and have a BA Degree in English, Art History and Classical Culture, which I would now like to draw upon in my (fairly new) career as a travel and food writer.

$16.67 /hr
303 hours
Phoebe Haupt

Phoebe Haupt

Cultural Intelligence/Community Engagement/Herbal...

United States - Last active: 06/26/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

Hello Odesk Colleagues, I hope my profile finds you doing well. I have a number of valuable skill-sets that I am looking to utilize: - Cultural Fluency Training Consultant - Strategic Community Engagement Consultant - Writing content related to: Herbal Medicine, Food as Medicine, Energy Healing, Complimentary Medicine. - Small Business Support/Marketing/Blog Writing - PowerPoint Design and Writing/Formatting/Graphics OVERVIEW OF STRATEGIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SKILLS Is your organization seeking to engage in the local community in a way that brings maximum benefit to both the local community and the reputation of your organization as a community partner? Are you looking to design a service, or a volunteer or service experience in a community and want to ensure that the community is an equal partner in the process? I specialize in community-based, cross-cultural and international program design. In particular my passion and expertise are in designing collaborative programming and strategic partnerships that provide mutual benefit to diverse constituencies. My ability to think outside the box has allowed me to produce unique results for clients who are seeking to offer meaningful educational or community-based programs in the U.S. and abroad. I can help you design a new program, or evolve or adjust an existing program to better meet the needs of the relevant organizations. SKILLS & EXPERTISE - Asset-Based approach to working with all stake-holders - Experienced working as a cultural ambassador in diverse communities; - Skilled in creating trust and dialogue in challenging circumstances; - Strong skills in cross-cultural communication - Skilled facilitator and trainer for diverse audiences and cross-cultural groups - Well versed in political diplomacy and working in politically-sensitive environments - Ability to build relationships and professional partnerships with diverse constituencies - Strong background and skills in program design, development, coordination and event planning - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Fluent in English, Spanish and the Caribbean dialect of English U.S. Specialization: African-American, Caribbean-American, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Muslim cultural and religious communities. International Specialization: Strong recommendations available from non-profit, university and political leaders and stakeholders. I am currently working as a consultant to a high-level project funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop a stress management App for individuals living with chronic disease in isolated or rural areas of the U.S: The Positive Links Community Liaison and Cultural Diversity Consultant works with the Positive Links team to conceptualize and produce video content relevant to People Living with Chronic Disease from diverse cultural communities. This video content is for distribution through the app and potentially other venues. This process includes defining target audiences, identifying key stakeholders and community representatives from culturally diverse communities, developing appropriate messaging, and promoting partnerships with relevant community-based organizations. HERBAL MEDICINE/FOOD AS MEDICINE/HEALING BACKGROUND I have a self-trained herbalist having studied Western Herbalism, Chinese Medicine here in the U.S. for the last 15 years. I lived and studied healing and plant medicine in Caribbean Latin America for fifteen years as well. I believe strongly in the work of pioneers such as Weston Price, Andrew Weil etc. I have my own blog as well.

$38.89 /hr
52 hours