I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation
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Experience = Results! If you want a highly qualified and experienced marketing communications and proposal professional with attention to details and dedication to your project, read on! I am a senior level writer and editor with 20+ years of producing marketing content for websites; press releases; brochures and proposals. Additionally, I have a BA degree in English and graduate coursework in Linguistics. Need social media savvy? I maintain active profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook and have previous social media marketing experience with a direct sales business. With over 3 years experience as a professional writer in the oDesk community and excellent client ratings, I have the skills and experience you seek for your next project. Meeting deadlines, producing quality work and ensuring client satisfaction are my top priorities. Let's talk!
I have many years experience writing for websites, both in my professional life working at national and international sporting organisations in the NRL, Super Rugby and Cricket Australia; and my own personal website - www.travellingapples.com. Since joining oDesk I have written for clients in a wide variety of industries including automotive, retail, health and fitness, real estate, sport and education. As you can see from my ratings and comments I am more than capable of producing high quality work across a wide range of areas. I have a Bachelor of Education Degree and was a schoolteacher for five years before embarking on a nine year career working in professional sport as a media manager, digital media manager and General Manager of Communications. I then started my own business from scratch, which was a first for me, before selling it to help fund my family's current global nomadic adventure. I also have extensive experience managing social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I established the Melbourne Storm's social media platforms, building the Facebook following to over 110,000. I was also contracted by Etihad Stadium in Melbourne in 2013 to establish their social media presence, with particular focus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with huge success.
I have developed a spectrum of skills related to marketing, sales, and PR in the creation of brand presence for a variety of projects and clients. My strengths lie in the generation of new marketing strategy and plan implementation, in-depth understanding and execution of social media and search engine marketing, PR campaign management (e.g. press releases, media relations, pitching, bylined articles), web copy and development, grassroots marketing and sales strategy, and overall positive brand management. With these skills I look forward to working with you and your company to identify your objectives and goals and create an innovative marketing, PR, and/or sales campaign that will improve your online presence through efficient, effective writing and cohesive communication with target audiences. My primary interests lie in holistic health and wellness, fitness, green living, green energy/clean technology, and social justice issues. As these are my passions, I keep a constant pulse on media trends in these spaces which help to identify key angles for my clients to gain the attention that is needed and deserved.
www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Expat in France & Switzerland, I offer tailored communications services including copywriting and translating in both English and French. I am specialized, but not limited to: Accurate English-French and French-English translations; Production of copies reflecting the client's brand, strategies and audiences; Ghostwriting blog articles, user manuals, eBooks, press releases; Proofreading and editing services for any type of content. Quality output only.
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.
German native speaker. Speaking and writing English on a daily basis in my main profession as a booking agent and tour manager for more than 15 years. Substantial translation experience in the context of my main job, especially translating artist biographies, press releases, official funding applications, technical and hospitality riders, tour/show itineraries etc. Worked, travelled and lived in Canada, UK and Australia for several years. And last but not least...married to a native English speaker.
Early in 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles. I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and have taught that class on a continuing basis since 1997.
I offer a wide range of skills and credentials to other entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to build and strengthen their online and offline presence. These include, but are not limited to, Writing Web Content, Press Releases, Marketing Material and Video Content. I am a proficient Proofreader, Editor and Writer. My expertise extends to niches such as Education, Human Resources, Pets, Children, Dentistry and more. My educational background is in Secondary Education - English Major. I am a member of the Barefoot Writer's Club and B2B Copywriters.