I have developed hundreds of presentations over my 12+ year career within the corporate communications world. As a communications expert, I am well versed in the best practices when it comes to all aspects of building a GREAT presentation including story lines, wording and layout. I can create a presentation design from scratch or revamp an existing deck. My combination of relevant imagery, custom illustrations and great headlines, in line with your brand guidelines, will help you communicate your key points in a memorable way.
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Writing is my passion and this translates into both my creative fiction and copywriting skills. Although I am fairly new to fiction writing, I have successfully sold short stories to popular British magazines and have finished my first novel. Since beginning work via odesk I have taken on a wide variety of projects; producing sales letters, e-books, travel articles, product reviews and many other types of articles. I have a high level of English language skills with an O level qualification grade A (1984).I write regularly for various blogs, am familiar with wordpress and can produce SEO articles with related keywords.My work is always fully edited before submission and I can complete articles in both UK and US English. I fully believe in good employer/contractor relationships and seek to establish ongoing, professional relationships.
I've been a professional writer and author for 25 years, having served as everything from a speech writer to Web copywriter for my own sites and the sites of clients. I'm a published author, experienced in all areas of writing, editing, etc. and ALWAYS deliver top-notch copy that drives action.
As a former Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing at a mid-size community hospital in New England, I have a decade of experience writing all manner of materials and content for physicians, service lines, cancer centers, orthopedics, diabetes, women's health, cardiology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine and a wide variety of other topics. I have written physician outreach and referral materials, patient education materials, websites, advertising copy, brochures and booklets, community education and outreach materials. I am quick to research and write. I am versed in physician reimbursement challenges and credentialing issues. I have written magazine feature stories and packaging copy. I have also written strategic plans for medical device manufacturers and launch packages for practices and medical products.
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.
One thing businesses absolutely must understand if they want to succeed as businesses: your customers don't have to read anything if the writing is bad. They can click away from your website, put your sales letter in the trash with the rest of the junk mail, they can delete your email. You have to make the reader WANT to keep reading. That's where I come in. I specialise in a style that's friendly, easy to read, and most importantly, fun. I want the reader to have a good time while they're reading. That way, they can properly pay attention to the important stuff, without having to stifle a yawn. I can help you to get inside the heads of your clients and customers and communicate directly with them. I can help you truly engage with your audience. I have been copywriting for more than 4 years, and I have plenty of experience up my sleeves. I've done everything from product descriptions to newsletters, from articles to brochures. I know how to get you the conversions you want and I have the history to back it up. Check out my portfolio if you want to see what I can do. I've got a broad range of skills, so hit me up! I'll be happy to work with you to get the results you want.
I have over twenty years experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, voice-over work, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company.I have also been the co-company manager of an improv comedy group for the last 20 years. I have numerous years experience writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector) and also managed a retail establishment for 5 years. I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I posess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, hope to hear from you!
Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."
I enjoy motivating people and have a varied business background. As a result, I have a deep well of resources to draw from when working on particular projects. I have authored two books and love the the creative side of that process. I plan on becoming an accomplished author and speaker; traveling the country, inspiring people to reach their dreams. The potential is there for all of us to become something spectacular. With that stated, I would love to help you with your project needs. I possess a strong command of the English language. I will not be satisfied unless you are. I took my last business venture to 22 million dollars living by that very simple principle. Customer service is an art as much as it is a science. I look forward to serving you.
ABOUT ME: I translate and localize from English into German / German into English with German being my mother tongue and English being my second language (I am fluent due to having lived in the US) and offer proofreading and editing in both languages. I am very reliable and perfectionist (good for me, perfect for you), and deliver quality work on time and with a very fast turnaround time. MY SPECIALTIES: I am highly proficient in the following fields: marketing / advertising, IT / software, internet, best practices, tourism, games, ecommerce, entertainment, health, paramedical, paralegal READING / WRITING: Kurrent, Sütterlin, Fraktur, Braille, Stenography FORMER WORK: (offline and oDesk contracts) • ONLINE: websites, articles, tutorials • SOFTWARE: system / application software, browser / video games, apps (iOS, Android) • SUBTITLING: movies, tv shows, trailers (German audio to English subtitles and vice versa) • ADVERTISING: brochures, flyers, posters, presentations • LITERATURE: books / ebooks, short stories, graphic novels / comics • OTHER: letters, user manuals GETTING IN TOUCH: I am available via oDesk, email, and Skype with all messages being forwarded to my cell phone in order to ensure optimal communication. I'm constantly looking for exciting projects and new challenges, both short and long term (preferring the latter), so please feel free to contact me if you can picture us making a difference together.