Dina's expertise includes public relations, media outreach, B2B communications, news and feature writing, blogging, event management, project management, and marketing communications. She has provided communications direction to some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands including Pfizer, Olympus, and eBay, as well as fitness entrepreneurs, technology startups, medical professionals, independent marketing agencies, several US federal government agencies, global product/service companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her industry experience is concentrated in healthcare (pharmaceutical and consumer), women's health & wellness, technology, and caregiving/aging services. She is also an RYT-certified yoga instructor and a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared on a parenting website, in national magazines, independent websites, corporate blogs, trade publications, and a website targeted to professional women.
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.
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.
I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.
Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.
Creativity has been a huge part of my life since I can remember, and so I took a path where I can keep it in my work life as well as personal life. 25+ years proven experience both as an artist and as a designer. Highly versed in the Adobe Design Suite. Much experience designing for both conventional (offset) and ondemand (digital) printing developing direct mail pieces, magazine ads, product packaging/labels, large format graphics, silkscreen, custom diecut items, sales presentation collateral, photo editing/retouching and technical illustrations. Precise expertise in creating branding for new or existing companies through logo design, logo redesigns (or creative facelifts) stationery packages and banner ads and website design (graphics only) among other things. No hype, no baloney - I have helped a wide array of clients with a variety of projects and have a rich technical background in many methods of production. I have been a freelancer for most of my career (I enjoy the freedom of it) and have effectively interfaced with highly successful people on many levels: corporate, non-profit, small business, entreprenuers, publishing, and marketing both in B2B and B2C! I do believe in fair compensation, but also firmly believe in you getting your money's worth. (I like to take the "mystery" out of designing and will take time to explain the process to you so you can be as involved as much or as little you would like to be.) Let's see what we can create together!
I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies, and producing content, for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)
Over the last several years I have developed many websites using a variety of methods. I enjoy the flexibility that CSS/XHTML provides, so that is my medium of choice - all of my work is standards-compliant (XHTML 1.0 strict), and I have also converted many outdated sites into standards-compliant sites with table-free CSS layouts and improved functionality, leading to a better overall user experience. In addition to web coding, I have extensive experience in photography and traditional graphic design. My goal is always to produce sites that are as visually appealing as they are functional. I also have experience working with ColdFusion, Flash, PHP, JavaSript, and related technologies, and can convert PSD files into themes for Wordpress, Joomla, osCommerce, and similar formats, with great attention to detail and retention of full functionality. I believe in keeping 'the big picture' in mind - I incorporate SEO techniques into every project, and plan projects to allow for future expansion and updates.
Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. Inevitably, that vision must segue to a strategic plan and focused execution. This is a space I've successfully lived in for over 20 years. My strengths lie in visionary business planning and strategy. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans or strategic initiatives. I develop Business Plans, Strategic Plans, Operational plans, create financials, and help recruit top management. I help clients positively deliver results to their bottom line, take them from "marginal to viable", and often I help position them for a high(er) probability of an 'exit' when the time is right. I help deliver organized, business-focused narratives and messaging that inform internally and to external stakeholders, vendors, clients or investors. Whether a start up, early stage, or middle market, I approach every engagement in the same manner. I first establish an understanding of the business as it exists today. I review the current business structure. I peel back the layers to clearly assess the business, financials, market dynamics, team, and strategy. I look at the business in its current iteration and then sit down with you to discuss both the 'big picture' and what the goal line looks like to you. Early on, we may well reach a point where I share less-than-good news; There's still work to be done. But it is at this point where I see clients reach a level of cognitive realization, who understand and agree with my position or feedback, and that's where things can start to get exciting. Engage me on an initial consultation (no fee) regarding your business goals and strategy. The outcome of that dialogue will tell us both if there's a fit and whether it makes sense to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship to advance your goals. Michael