Hi! My name's Matt, and I'm a writer. I've done web copy, blogs, travel journalism, SEO, short fiction, essays, press releases, book reviews, and more. I'm only interested in jobs where I can hone my skills as a writer and editor. I work with words. My favorite clients have clear objectives and maintain an open line of communication. SAMPLES A choice portfolio of blogs and articles can be found at this address: http://mgherron.contently.com/ I also curated Circuits, a web design and development blog, from August 2011 - August 2013, so I invite you to poke around over there: http://thephuse.com/blog If you want more writing samples, such as web/sales copy, please ask and I will send them separately.
I'm an attorney-turned business academic, who can turn some pretty arcane stuff into lively readable copy. I practiced law in the employee benefits field before turning to teaching at a community college. I teach a wide variety of courses including English, Business Law and American government. My first love is writing, though. My experience makes it possible for me to wade into some technical areas others might find daunting and drag out the treasure. It's not good writing, no matter how scholarly, if no one wants to read it. I've published in print in national journals like Compensation and Benefits Management and Benefits Quarterly. My online portfolio includes blogs, white papers and research pieces on legal and educational topics, but I'm always up for a new challenge.
Vast experience in all aspects of writing including: Published magazine and newspaper product related sales adverts Website copy Product descriptions Fictional short stories Topic related articles Proof reading Speech writing Power point presentations No job too big or small, no challenge too hard to overcome.
I want to use my writing, research, editing and problem-solving skills to share information and improve communication within an organization. I have a strong background in public policy, digital media and online reporting and want to use these experiences to make a difference.
WELCOME TO MY PROFILE! I am Torbjorn, a dedicated and experienced freelancer always looking for new and exciting projects within the area of my skills and expertise. WRITE AND TRANSLATE Technical Writing ✪ Content Writing ✪ Software & Website Localization ✪ Translations (English-Swedish, Swedish-English). DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING Software development and Web Development based on Microsoft .Net technology and relational database design using MySQL, MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server Compact, MS Access and SQLite. Specialties: ✓ Microsoft .Net Framework ✓ Software development: C# ✪ VB.Net ✪ (some Java, if absolute necessary...) ✓ Database design: MySQL ✪ MS SQL Server ✪ MS SQL Server CE ✪ SQLite ✓ Web development: ASP.Net ✪ Silverlight ✪ ASP.Net AJAX ✪ jQuery ✪ HTML5 ✪ CSS3 ✓ Mobile applications: Android ✪ Windows Phone ✪ iPhone ✪ iPad ✓ Mobile web applications: jQuery Mobile ✪ HTML5 ✪ CSS3 ✓ Software & Website localization: Swedish - English ✪ English - Swedish
Over the last 10 years I have worked in several different areas of business including press, promotions, publishing, editing, writing, and marketing. I am a published ghost writer with several publications under my belt including books and articles. I am also published under my own name in books, magazines and on my personal website No Tea After 12. I have exceptional editing and writing skills, a strong background in project management, and meticulous attention to detail. I also possess good research and fact-checking abilities, and I can adhere to tight schedules as necessary. I have the ability to devise exciting content, as well as promotional and sales material and I regularly generate copy for PR and press initiatives. I also have experience in web content management, basic HTML, and data entry. As well as a strong background in both typing and copywriting.
I believe in excellence. Writing isn't about just putting words on paper, it's about expressing ideas. Like any art, the writer has only been successful if the reader sees what he sees, hears what he hears, and feels what he feels. I am an experienced writer with over 180 books published; in addition to my 500+ page web site and 3 blogs. Let's just say, I've been writing for a while. I started writing as an engineer, writing proposals for the company I worked for. As such, my writing had to be clear, concise and answer the questions before they were asked. My writing had to convince the higher-ups in the company to spend money, make changes and believe in what I was saying. When I write, I strive for clarity, simplicity and something that will stir the reader to action. Any subject, no matter how dull it seems, has something in it that can excite; otherwise it would die from apathy. I want to find that thing which excites and express it to others. I have Five general areas in which I consider myself a strong writer. While each of them seem totally separate from each other, they form the structure of who I am, and where I've come from. 2 - Survival and Prepping - I started out as a survivalist as a teen, in the 1970s. That was the latter days of the Cold War and along with some friends, I had plans to head for the Colorado Rockies. Seeing the need, I started studying survival. I guess that just never left me. With the resurgence of interest in survival brought about in the modern prepping movement, I decided that my knowledge was needed. There is too much being written by people who don't know survival, to sell to this niche. When I write about it, it's from the viewpoint of personal experience. When I explain how to do something, it's because I've already done it. 1 - Technical subjects - I'm not talking about product reviews here, I'm talking about engineering technical subjects. As a former engineer, I can grasp technical issues, and explain them in a way that others can grasp what I am saying. Although not normally considered "technical" I must include the building trades amongst this, as I have also been a contractor. If you need "how-to" articles written on the building trades, I can almost do it in my sleep. I find that very few technical people can write well, and very few writers understand technical issues well. I guess that makes me the oddball. Maybe I'm the oddball you need. 2 - Education - I am passionate about the need to educate our children; to bring about reform in our schools; and to bring technology into the classroom. If something isn't done about our educational system, the United States will no longer be able to be world leader, we'll slide back into being a third world country. 3 - Marriage and Family - Amongst my personal writing, there is a fairly large section dealing with marriage, family issues, child raising, and maintaining a healthy marriage relationship. Of my three blogs, one is a daily posting; it is called: "Romantic Act of the Day." Need I say any more? 4 - Christianity and the Bible - Most of the books I have written are for Christians, the Church and teaching about the Bible. I hold a masters degree in Biblical Studies, and an honorary doctorate degree, awarded to me for my writing. No, I don't know it all, I'm just trying to learn it all. I won't say that I can't write about other areas, because I can. I have written a fair amount about business as well. But these four areas are my strengths. The question is, are those the strengths you need?
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.