I am an American native English speaker that has worked as a writer, editor and proofreader for 16 years. My areas of expertise include: business, travel, culture and corporate work, but I am interested in a range of topics. I have worked for companies in the United States and Europe, including the Associated Press, New York Post, The Independent, Edda Publishing, and Bradt Travel Guides, among others.
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An expert editor, my work is touted by clients as "exceptional," "creative," "visionary," "impeccable," "professional," "clear," "resourceful," and "highly recommended." I provide developmental, copy- and line-editing for projects from the sublimely creative to the scientifically specific. As an academic writer, I am particularly well-versed in medical writing. My education and professional backgrounds range from medicine and medical humanities, medical sociology and anthropology of the body, to biology and ecology, contemporary philosophy, and the history of cultural beliefs. In addition, I have nearly three decades of experience as a healthcare provider and educator. I work with clients in a uniquely personal albeit professional and collaborative manner to evoke the clearest, most authentic expression that best articulates intention, whether of academic writing, a good story, or a finely choreographed expression of both. To wit, I am a fastidious editor. My approach is methodical and detail-oriented with a view of the whole. I am attentive to the piece of writing as a clearly articulated narrative progression, and to the details of word-choice, grammar, punctuation, and format. My work is founded upon a value for excellence in service, which means delivering exemplary work in a timely and professional manner. It is my view that good writing is well-researched, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It has the capacity to change minds and transform lives, because the writing—well tuned—is experienced by the reader as an integrated whole. It both captures the mind and transcends it as a deeply personal experience of the heart. Writer is changed. Reader is changed. I am most at home with projects that push the boundaries of existing paradigms—or endeavors that envision new cultural patterns, espouse an integrative view, and open important questions. Not only am I practiced at engaging such aims creatively and as a writer, I am passionate about doing so.
I am not only an experienced and skilled writer, but also an editor with great organizational and analytical abilities who can meet deadlines and challenges with creativity and resourcefulness. I am seeking a variety of freelance writing and editing work to continue to expand my portfolio. I ensure delivery of top-notch content in areas such as blog articles, business writing, news articles, press releases, website content, correspondence, editing projects, and more. Below is a brief summary of my qualifications: • I have spent more than 14 years honing my writing and editorial skills: I started out as a newspaper journalist. After earning a Master’s Degree, I took a position planning conference content for high-level university executives, during which time I gained experience in marketing writing. Later, I served as a senior editor over multiple monthly trade newsletters on regulatory compliance topics. • I am a self-starter: I launched a freelance writing business to serve the communications needs of a range of companies, which includes writing web content, editing articles, producing press releases, managing media contacts, and leveraging social media for exposure. My clients include Gale Custom Content/Cengage Learning, Gregg Albracht Photography, and GreenPea Baby Boutique. • I am a highly organized and resourceful editorial project manager with strong technical skills: In my editorial roles, I am the person everyone relies on to target messaging, edit and refine content, and review the final product. I also am highly skilled at using Wordpress and SEO strategies and have experience with Quark, HTML and website content management.
Over the last 10 years, I have worked as a copy editor, writer, and journalist for print publications, web magazines, social media, and have managed writing freelance writing communities for a major media company. I have a degree in English and rhetoric (with a focus on fiction writing), and I have experience writing about music, movies, and other arts, as well as experience writing about a variety of educational topics, including medicine, finance, home and garden, tech, food, and other how-to topics. My experience includes years of copy editing in high volumes, so you can expect a quick turnaround. I am fluent in AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, and I've even created my own style guides for internal use. What makes my work stand out is that as a writer, editor, and manager of writing communities, I can provide realistic expectations for cost, TAT, and the final product you will receive. There are many people who can read quickly and type quickly, but I can promise meaningful content that is accurate, spelled correctly, and will not require you to re-edit.
You know those guys who sit in Starbucks, tapping away on a MacBook Air, sipping something dark and delicious from a paper cup, and occasionally cackling like a madman at whatever they've just written? I'm that guy. I have more than 20 years of experience in jamming words together in weird and wonderful ways. My background includes writing features for newspapers and magazines, scripts for film and television, and ad copy for marketing and promotional programs. I've worked as a Creative Director for a $100M software company, and written copy for clients that include ExxonMobil, HP, Sysco Foods, Aggreko, Discovery Science, PBS and more. My expertise includes: — Marketing — B2B and B2C communications — Content for SEO — Blogging — Feature articles & editorials — White Papers — Infographics — Ad copy — Social Media As a Creative Director, I've learned how to work with and lead teams of creatives and marketing professionals, and to hone the deliverables to be as effective as possible. I have managed and worked with teams spread across the planet, and have no trouble with remote interactions. I can also work natively within Adobe products, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and AfterEffects. And, of course, I'm an ace with Microsoft Office. You need copy that is highly targeted, and provides value for both you and your customers. I know how to build that, and I can work as part of your team to ensure you meet the goals and needs of your business.
I am a decent cook, a proficient map reader, a devoted wife and mother, a lousy tennis player, and an excellent writer. These are the things I know of myself to be true. I have 15 years of professional writing experience across a variety of industries including health IT, consumer technology, government, public accounting, management consulting, wine-making, and print journalism. I have a unique ability to distill complex concepts into compelling content appropriate for its intended audience. I ask a lot of questions, often more than once, to build subject fluency that is technically accurate and contextually clear. I am seeking freelance work through oDesk because I am a new mom and am seeking schedule flexibility. In my previous marketing executive roles I have worn many hats. For oDesk, I wish to wear my only favorite: writer.
Since beginning my professional career, I have honed my skills in developing written & multimedia content, managing external & internal websites, and raising company profiles through online & print marketing. I am a Boston-based writer and editor currently working in international development. With more than five years of experience, I have solid, tested communications skills. I am available for any non-full-time writing projects as well as editing drafts and concepts. I'm flexible and willing to work with you in order to get your project completed.
Published academically and as a journalist, I have lived in China, Vietnam, and Singapore. I have a graduate degree in Public Administration and have done research for a governor in Workplace Strategy. As a former public sector management analyst I have a quick turnaround on policy analysis, strategic planning research, and case studies. I have also been an adjunct college instructor in Sociology, History, and Western Civilization. I am attracted to projects that send me down a rabbit hole, require me to untangle a puzzle, or engage my curiosity. My true calling is digging through information to find the nuggets that move a project forward or solve a mystery. In particular I excel in the fine art of lobbying through narrative. I like working with interesting people on things I care about. The more I can get behind a project, the more tenacious I am in its execution.
Apryl Padron is an accomplished Content Marketing Strategist born and raised in Miami, FL. She has more than seven years of experience working with web content as a creator, editor, manager and marketer. Padron has her Bachelors from the University of Miami in creative writing and film production. She also obtained her Masters from Full Sail University and graduated as valedictorian of the Internet Marketing program. Currently, Padron works as an independent contractor creating optimized online content, press releases, marketing plans and social media engagement strategies.
A writer with the ability to write about many different topics with a quick turn-around time and a dedication to top quality end product. My diverse background means I have a large well to draw from; I have thorough experience in computer programming, psychology, marketing and spirituality. I am available for humor, blogging, technical descriptions, marketing copy, motivational copy and ghostwriting. My tone can be professional, casual, scientific or downright irreverent depending on your needs. I have a diverse background in creative writing; in fact I am currently (and very slowly) working on my own fantasy trilogy. I believe that while I am a strong non-fiction writer, fiction is where I really shine. I have a knack for painting pictures, making scenes come alive and eliciting emotions. Also with my psychology background, my characters and their motives and relationships are rich and believable. I am obsessed with the quality of my work and will only deliver the best.