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.
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I live and breathe to connect people through words. But not just any words -- words that explain, intrigue, excite, assure and inspire action. Over 25+ years in marketing copywriting, I've become a word ninja. No one is immune from my mighty pen! One thing I love about oDesk is the opportunity to meet and work with businesses and others (artists, students, professors, authors, etc.) around the world. No matter what you have to say, you'll be more effective with my razor-sharp mind and razor-sharp style leading your messaging charge. For mighty results from my mighty pen, you've definitely come to the right place! Susan Reid/Mighty Pen Writing & Editing "The pen is mighty indeed"
Brand Strategist, Strategic Planner, Writer and Namer with 25 years experience in Fortune 500 Corporate and Small Business marketing. Specialize in creating brands from startup through market entry. Focus on goal setting; marketing research; and marketing strategy, branding strategy, creation and implementation. Created, maintained and ran 2 online businesses. Experienced writer: copywriting for ads, articles, websites, blogs and business letters. Managed email campaigns. Created and delivered training programs via webinar. Certified in Creative Problem Solving. Corporate clients include: Quaker Oats, Kraft, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Helene Curtis, Champion Athleticwear, United Airlines, Mastercard, Gillette, Warner Lambert and Kimberly Clark. Master's in Advertising from Northwestern University. Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Illinois. HEARTWISE MARKETING, Decatur, IL Small Business Owner, Marketing and Branding Strategist • Creating marketing and branding strategy and content for a news website that receives 5 million unique visitors per month. • Created corporate identity and name for a software development and engineering firm. • Created social media strategy and tactics to drive 15K shoppers to a startup online store for life coach and international speaker. Tactics can be repeated four times a year for 60K shoppers annually. • Created marketing and branding strategy, led team through strategy, naming, tagline development for author for Words, Words, Words: Enchanting Your Readers. • Created marketing, branding and website strategies, promotional booklet and 10 training videos for B2C manufacturer. • Developed and wrote Goal Setting for Success booklet for website incentive for email signups. • Helped develop the marketing, branding and website strategy for startup writing coach. • Created branding for Heartwise Marketing: Capture the Heart of Your Customer SOCIAL MEDIA FROM SCRATCH, Decatur, IL Online Marketer and Writer • Created a 25-video program to train small business owners in the basics of small business marketing and social media strategy. • Worked with local wine shop to develop marketing strategy, print advertising, radio advertising and promotion, Facebook promotion and in-store programs. Achieved traffic increase for wine tastings within an overall traffic decline. Developed successful loyalty program that 1200 customers have joined to date. • Created a brochure for a speech pathologist that resulted in increasing her sales by 90%. She had to add staff to manage her caseload. • Co-created marketing strategy for life coach that increased her client base by 45% in Year 1. • Created name and tagline for Social Media from Scratch: With the right ingredients to grow your business. CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE WINERY, Seattle, WA Brand Manager, Domaine Ste. Michelle • Rebranded $20M sparkling wine from concept through market entry, achieving 52% sales growth in a flat category. Moved brand from last to #2 position, just behind Korbel. • Designed and executed research plan defining consumer, and brand positioning. Managed quantitative efforts to test appeal of new package and ad campaign. • Led teams that created Celebrity Toasts ad campaign that performed 24% above norm, POS materials that increased displays 22%, and award-winning sales literature. • Created Celebrate in Style Millennium program featuring Christie that achieved 112% of sales goal.
I'm a copywriter and editor with a knack for crafting compelling brand stories. I specialize in web copy, often focusing on re-branding existing content or improving UX. In addition, I have experience editing dissertations for Ph.D. candidates and clients who speak English as a second language. If we're talking business, I'm at my best when I'm writing to-the-point pieces for industries with customers who appreciate wit and distrust used car salesmen. Making sure your voice and message is communicated authentically is my goal.
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.
An experienced graphic and web designer, at your service! I have several years of experience, and I've created marketing materials including: websites, logos, brochures, email newsletter, print ads, direct mail pieces, and more. I pride myself on building long lasting relationships with my clients. Excellence is my priority!
Dynamic and highly skilled professional with more than six years of experience in small business management, sales, and marketing, most recently with the leading telecommunications carrier. Additionally, completed four years of exemplary service with California State University San Marcos and graduating with an emphasis in communications and marketing. Expertise in generating, growing and maintaining business relationships, utilizing sales skills, customer service, networking, market research, reporting and data analysis. Continuously seek opportunities to improve existing processes in sales and marketing and while working to develop sales teams and colleagues sales acumen. Valued, respected leader recognized for ability to build, motivate, and direct high-performing sales teams and colleagues. Knowledgeable of principles of business development and business management, including: B2B and B2C Sales • Networking • Sales Training • Shipping & Warehouse Logistics • Online & Brick & Mortar Retail • Guerilla Marketing • Social Marketing • Advertising online & print • Strategic & Tactical Planning • Reporting Analysis • Budgeting • Customer Service • Self-Scheduling • Corporate Real Estate for Retail locations • Cultural Business Etiquette Acumen • Sales Forecasting • Competitive & Market Research • Team Building & Coaching • Organizational Development • Retail Merchandising • Business Consulting • Sales Team Management • Managing Deadlines and Multiple Simultaneous Projects in Fast Environment
Experienced magazine and online content writer and editor who has spent more than 15 years shamelessly promoting the people, places, organizations, events and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia, both in print and online. Author of real estate blogs, countless feature articles, interviews, personality and business profiles, entertainment highlights, event calendars, advertorial, charts and more. Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especial Word and PowerPoint, as well as WordPress. Experience with SEO, keywords and tags. Specializing in the creation and editing of clear, concise and compelling copy.
Cathleen Lewis has over 20 years global marketing experience. She established her consulting company in 2009, following several high-profile positions with top agencies and Fortune 500 companies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Needham, and Hilton Hotels among others. I have been recommended by my clients as one of the top freelancers on Odesk and I even have been contacted to interview as a contractor representative by Odesk on the side. NOTE REGARDING JOB SUCCESS STAT: I have more than 20 jobs open with past clients. Leaving these jobs open allows them to hire me periodically at the original rate that they hired me at. Some dating back to 2009. This erroneously skews this statistic down since Odesk sees these jobs as “not complete” for the purpose of their statistic. I choose to leave those jobs open as a nod to their loyalty, so, that statistic reflects those jobs as "not completed" but in actuality they are just ongoing and open for the reasons I stated above. I have a lot of high profile experience, however, I also enjoy smaller clients too and always exceed my clients’ expectations. I have an approachable style and believe in candor in communicating with clients. I have successfully led teams as small as three and as large as twenty-five and enjoy a collaborative, productive work environment. I am also well versed in leading metrics, analytics and remarketing platforms Google Analytics, Improvely and Adrolll among others. Here are some additional areas I have a lot of experience in: Online Strategy and Implementation Oversight Graphic Design (Social Media Promotions, Brochures, Direct Mail) Overall Website Development and Design Public Relations Social Media Strategy + Facebook, LinkedIn Advertising PPC including Adwords (I am a Google Agency) Project and Team Management Brand Integration Event Planning/Management Celebrity Endorsement – A –list Entertainment Global Conference Planning and Oversight - 350+ attendees Crowdfunding Strategy and Implementation SEO – Oversight Affiliate Marketing Marketing and Communications Management Loyalty Program Administration I have proven my ability to lead strategy and development of any campaign, brand or initiative involving many stakeholders and am adept at gaining consensus across multiple constituents when necessary. In other words, I play well with others. Also, please keep in mind, I do not do any spec work, commission only or performance only based projects, so please don't ask. I am extremely creative and have extensive experience on big as well as small budgets... There just needs to be a budget. Also, I will be raising my rates at year end, but will honor my current rate with clients who contract with me before the end of December, 2014. I look forward to working with you.
♬ 13 years of expertise in book interior design and layout, cover design, web banners, print advertisings, e-covers and more. Quality and attention on details at affordable price. PDF compatibility with the most major POD (Print On Demand) publishers like Lightning Source, Create Space, Lulu. I have extensive experience in creating print graphics and art combined with a thorough understanding of the most of up to date digital software and a clear understanding of 4/color CMYK printing. You can be sure that your job is done from start to finish by a professional with years of experience. I have excellent expertise in the area of prepress and print design (books, magazines, newspapers) as well as Internet graphics. BOOKS / COVERS / LAYOUTS / CHILDREN's BOOK/ TEXTBOOK / ILLUSTRATIONS / VECTOR ART / DIAGRAMS / E-COVERS / WEB BANNERS / COLORING PAGES / ADVERTISINGS / NEWSPAPERS / LOGOS / CARTOONS / PDF EDITS / DTP / TYPESETTING / VIDEO SERVICES / POD / INDESIGN / PHOTOSHOP / PRINT ON DEMAND / LIGHTNING SOURCE / CREATE SPACE / LULU / COREL / CLIPPING PATHS / EPUB / KINDLE / SMASHWORDS / Bookmasters Freelance background with more than 250 all 100% positive feedbacks at different sites including this one. Skills: Prepress (Quark, Indesign, Pagemaker) Print On Demand Lightning Source Create Space Lulu E-books - ePub and Kindle Smahswords e-books Photos for print (Adobe) Webdesign Graphic Design Cartoons Animations Illustrations Web banners with high CTR Local time: GMT+2 - Eastern European Time Portfolio site: http://www.perseus-design.com Your job will be done!