Writer. Editor. Proofreader. PR/Marketing Consultant.
My name is Cara-Marie Findlay. If you are looking for a passionate and fiercely competitive freelance writer, and marketing consultant, that can adapt to various styles, topics, industries, and most importantly your needs, then look no further! I am an avid proponent of P.I.E.E (more on that below)!
I am an alumna of the University of Florida where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree. I majored in English and minored in Business.
I value clear and concise communication, whether written or verbal. I also esteem creative marketing and public relations campaigns because of their ability to motivate people to action.
I have worked with companies in Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, the UK, and the United States.
My experience includes working with and writing/proofreading/editing for a digital marketing firm, published authors, the music industry, and non-profits.
I have also worked as a freelance marketing manager and consultant for various businesses.
My marketing manager and consultant rate is $53/hr
My copywriting rate is $33/hour
Details of some of my different contract jobs/projects include:
Writing copy for various websites.
Serving as a brand and marketing manager, with responsibilities that include developing marketing campaigns and strategies as well as planning events (grand openings, networking events, etc.).
Working as a lead copy editor on a major supermarket account at PureRED (a digital marketing firm).
Copyediting ESL (English as a Second Language) documents.
Writing articles on various topics that were featured on blog sites with a Google Page Rank of 3 or higher.
Developing social media marketing strategies and campaigns for a children's book titled "The Adventures of Ajalon and Kayla: The Emerald Globe" and published author and radio host Lana Reid.
Performing structural editing and proofreading on the self improvement book "Go Get It" by author Ciara Elle.
Creating press releases and media kits.
Developing content, marketing material, and sales literature for ad sales for Oh BRIDES (a luxe wedding magazine).
Writing bios for authors and business professionals.
Creating informative literature for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) and the National Science Foundation's UF Gender Grant.
Developing educational Bible-based literature and lessons for use in Bible studies and children's church.
I operate using four core values (P.I.E.E.) -
Partnership - I am committed to becoming thoroughly acquainted with you and your project needs. I will dedicate the necessary time and writing skills/services to ensure that those needs are met.
Ingenuity - I am committed to creativity, thinking outside the box and going beyond what is typically expected.
Excellence - I value integrity and am a woman with uncompromising integrity. Why? Because my contribution to your project and any other stands to affect much more than simply making a good name for myself. Thus, I am committed to providing you with top of the line service and a product of the highest quality.
Effectiveness - I am committed to maximizing your opportunity to engage with stakeholders and decision makers by offering clear, concise, effective and efficient communication.
I am as comfortable with print as I am with online copywriting.
As a writer, I am deeply invested in effective communication and public relations. As a human being, I am keenly interested in service.
I treasure each contract job/project because each one has provided me with unique experiences.
I have had opportunities that included serving as a liaison with news media, information services and local government to planning, promoting and implementing a wide range of events, from fundraising functions to service activities that benefited the community.
I keep a personal blog using SquareSpace and I have plans to one day publish books, starting with a poetry collection.