An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden
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Help small and medium companies to build their successful online businesses utilising different platforms like Magento, WordPress and ExpressionEngine. Innovative, solutions-focused web professional with comprehensive background orchestrating the design and development of cutting-edge web sites and user experiences that strategically leverage and maximize online presence. Well-rounded business and technical savvy includes experience supporting the challenging needs of individuals as well as large corporations. Offer high-level expertise analyzing customer requirements and enabling attainment of specific growth and profit objectives. Seasoned leader and team player capable of managing and working together with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exceptional solutions, systems, and service to clients.
I follow briefs with great precision and I have an eye for detail. I have advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) with an ability to work on deadlines and prioritise and organise workload to deal with changing demands. I also have extreme experience and knowledge in Prepress, so my output files will be Print Ready Files if need be. Through my creative approach to projects, I help my clients and their brands meet their full potential. I continually challenge myself to deliver the simplest, most effective, efficient and creative solutions. I have acquired valuable experience in creating Print Ads, Billboards, Flyers, Business cards, Invites, Decals, Magazines, Logos, Layout, Brochure etc. I work quickly and confidently and I love what I do. I am extremely motivated, I learn quickly and I have strong analytical skills. I take a lot of pride in a job done well and set high standards for myself to ensure the work I produce is of a consistently high quality. You will find that I am an extremely fast learner and highly adaptable to the demands of a new project. I expect to hit the ground running in any new work.
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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.
My name is Merlijn and I'm a Dutch native freelance translator based in Spain. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universiteit Utrecht and a Master's degree in Literary Translation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I translate from both English and Spanish into Dutch and from Dutch into English. I'm also available for correction and revision of translations or articles. As a certified translator I will always deliver quality in a timely manner. Please have a look at the feedback I've received from other clients to get some insight in what they've liked best when working with me. As for translation experience, I've done many different subtitling projects, both films, documentaries and series. I have experience in literary translations, technical texts, such as manuals, tourism and travel brochures and websites, and webpages with a variety of topics. As you can see on my profile here, I've also been working for quite a while on a huge dictionary project. Besides translating, I'm currently also active as a certified English teacher on freelance basis both at an academy and private classes.
A highly professional individual with over 13 years experienced who thoroughly enjoys all aspects of Information technology and technical support. I have the skills and aptitude to support and implement technology over a wide variety of platforms and can offer a wide range of services. I am the creator and owner of the one of the largest IT certification forums on the internet www.certforums.com and have over 10 years experience of working with vBulletin. I can provide installation, upgrade, template desgn and backup services for many popular scripts including vBulletin, Drupal, Wordpress, phpbb, Xenforo, Joomla and many more.