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  1. Christopher McGurn

    Christopher McGurn

    Seasoned Writer, Copyeditor and Strategic Communicator

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago

    With more than ten years of experience in the fields of government relations, public relations, grassroots advocacy, writing and editing, and general strategic communications strategy, I have framed debates, created content, raised awareness, mobilized advocates, developed and led comprehensive campaign strategies, written and edited compelling articles and newsletters on tight deadlines, and worked with relevant and targeted media outlets to further the goals and aims of the organizations that I work with. In all of these instances, the result has been success measured through broader awareness - among stakeholders, lawmakers, journalists or the general public - of issues, products or legislation of importance to my clients and employers through the development and placement of relevant, compelling content. My areas of focus have been on working with clients in the healthcare, health IT, technology, and food and beverage sectors – the areas that I am most passionate about. I have worked with leading corporations, start-ups, membership and nonprofit organizations and everything in between. Throughout my career, I have been involved in every aspect of developing and executing successful strategic communications plans and strategies. Some recent highlights of my work include: When the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), a leading home care trade association, needed to improve its strategic communications among its membership, the organization called on me to review, revise and reinvent the organization’s e-newsletters and other communications vehicles. The result was a more targeted, relevant and newsworthy membership benefit that improved the organization’s standing among its membership, affiliate organizations, and home care and hospice journalists. This successful engagement led to other projects including position papers, in-depth strategic analysis, and developing and executing a successful social media strategy. Working with HDMS, a health data software company and Aetna subsidiary, I implemented a comprehensive strategic communications program comprised of traditional and digital outreach, byline article drafting and editing, interviews with key stakeholders, press release development and distribution, and guided the brand to broader awareness and recognition among both the health IT press and the organization’s targeted consumer base. I also facilitated joint outreach between HDMS and some if its key clients including L3 Communications, Lowes, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, to name a few. In my work with Intercede, a UK-based cyber security firm, I helped the company raise its profile among IT security, government, and consumer publications to raise the company’s profile in the US – and particularly among C-suite executives who would benefit from Intercede’s products and services. In elevating Intercede’s US profile, I led the effort to draft, edit and distribute a white paper to relevant media and stakeholders that positioned Intercede as a major thought leader in identity management and security. My efforts also led to Intercede being mentioned on both CBS and NBC’s regional broadcasts and in print publications as diverse as the Washington Post, RCRWireless, Government Computer News, SC Magazine, Dark Reading and (IN)Secure among others. I bring passion, creativity and professionalism to all the work that he does for his clients. The result is shared success and improved awareness among target organizations and audiences time and time again.

    $100.00 /hr
    16 hours
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  2. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Rebecca McCracken

    Rebecca McCracken

    Marketing and Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    QUALIFICATIONS -Over ten years experience working with a unique variety of companies and products, creating and editing content for professional websites, newsletters and e-newsletters, e-mail blasts, online articles, blogs, aggregated content, press releases, newspaper articles and research-based magazine articles, newspaper and magazine ads, direct mailers. -Capable of creating a complete social presence both online and in-person through social media, blogs, trade shows, education webinars, e-mail broadcasts and e-newsletters. -Focused skills in creating and maintaining a commanding presence both online and in print. -Worked with extensive taxonomy, article and news aggregation, and search engine marketing/optimization to increase web site content and traffic. TECHNICAL SKILLS -Well-versed in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop on both Mac and PC platforms -Experienced in using in-house Content Management Systems and running and analyzing internal reports -Comfortable with Google Analytics, MailChimp, Silverpop, Constant Contact and basic HTML

    $65.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Amethyst Savides

    Amethyst Savides

    Ottawa's Favourite Copywriter

    Canada - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 1

    I write smart, creative copy that your clients will love. I’m an experienced copywriter, editor, and SEO consultant based in Ottawa. I help entrepreneurs, small businesses and advertising agencies to create great content. I also offer training and speaking presentations. I’m responsible for every piece of work I produce for my clients. Nope, there’s no room packed with minions pumping out copy – I don’t outsource or sub-contract. You see, I guarantee the highest quality and the only person I can really trust to get the job done just right, every time, is me. What’s in it for you? Professional, reliable and enthusiastic copywriting services. A range of digital skills with social media platforms, WordPress and more. Affordable rates and super-fast turnarounds. A pleasant and positive experience with someone who understands sales and branding. When it comes to experience, I’ve got some serious hard-won wisdom that goes into each and every bit of creative copy that I produce. I began my career as a merchandising manager, moved into marketing, and then copywriting. Over the years, I’ve worked as a Quality Assurance Manager, Copywriter and Content Manager at various companies. This taught me the hard way how to write epic content, meet deadlines, keep clients happy and produce excellent ideas under pressure. I’ve also worked as a helpline operator, personal shopper, academic researcher and barista. Surprisingly, all of this comes in handy when I’m writing your copy. You’ll enjoy working with me, promise :) More often than not, my clients come from referrals. I strive to ‘over deliver’, delight my clients and achieve results. It’s how I know they’ll come back!

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Stan Morton

    Stan Morton Agency Contractor

    Professional Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    Spreadsheets... My team and I can do nearly anything with spreadsheets. Far beyond simple data entry, we can create Business Intelligence tools for you to better evaluate how your business is doing in terms of Workflow, Efficiency, Market Analysis. Imagine having all the questions you have answered without having to go through the mundane task of collecting data, writing formulas, and analyzing results. You just get the bottom line, after all, it is your business and you know best how to apply the solutions. _________________________________________________________________________________ As a Professional Business Consultant, I help small businesses with the key components needed to establish themselves and grow. These components include: Business Entity Setup Market Analysis Brand Development Business Systems Identification and Setup Sourcing Customers Identifying New Marketing Opportunities I do some Graphic Design as it relates to developing Marketing Collateral (Brochures, Flyers, Websites, etc.) Unfortunately, I do not offer IT services. I am comfortable working on short and medium term projects of any size. I can accommodate most budgets. My services are on a project basis. We would work together on a specific aspect(s) of your business for an agreed upon sum with acceptable terms and a discernible time table. I look forward to working with you.

    Associated with: Virtual Marketing Services

    $45.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Cally Worden

    Cally Worden

    Writer and Editor

    France - Last active: 05/20/2014 - Tests: 3

    Experienced freelance professional with the versatility and talent to write and edit in any style, to a specific brief or word count if required. I am a native English speaker, with published writing across a range of media - my skills can bring you innovative, creative and factually accurate features, web content and fiction. Your project, however big or small, is in safe hands!

    $30.00 /hr
    1 hours
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  8. Andrew Barclay

    Andrew Barclay

    Andrew

    Thailand - Last active: 03/02/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the last 25 years, I have been an advisor/consultant/translator. My core competency has been copy writing, editing, organizing, generating and translating a variety of documentation for the Royal Thai Government, major state enterprises, universities, various NGOs, the private sector and students of international universities. The assignments I have undertaken include bidding documents for the convention industry, sales/marketing and tourism promotion collaterals, reports, plus more. As such, I am seeking opportunities to utilize these skills for you and your business.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Wendy Zucker

    Wendy Zucker

    Writer, Editor, Project Manager, Content Wrangler

    United States - Last active: 03/11/2014 - Tests: 3

    For more than 20 years, I have: - edited and shepherded hundreds of technical books to successful completion on slippery, super-fast deadlines for Microsoft - managed teams and projects virtually, in-person, globally and locally, all with patience, humor, diplomacy and executive decision-making abilities - revised websites and written content to increase user traffic, comprehension and interest - interviewed major gift donors and written grant proposals to secure funding for everything from operating children's film festivals to putting a copper roof on a cathedral to adding a science wing to a school - written and edited thesis proposals and manuscripts for publication in academic journals The common thread? Understanding and anticipating the goals and scope of a project and its intended audience, then delivering content in the most relevant, useful and compelling way possible. What can I do for you?

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
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  10. Adam Murray

    Adam Murray

    Public relations and marketing communications specialist

    Israel - Last active: 07/27/2014 - Portfolio: 2

    Versatile marcoms and PR professional with proven skills in b2b, b2c campaigns corporate positioning and corporate reputation management. Clients have included international online businesses, food, drink and food service brands such as Nestle, Pizza Hut, KFC and Jack Daniel's, academic institutions, industry bodies, NGOs and entertainment companies. Responsible for leading international campaigns, new business drives and team management. Career achievements include: • Devised and implemented internal communications campaign for Amdocs’ that resulted in highest rate of participation in employee satisfaction survey for five years, and increased participation the following year • Devised and implemented employee communications for Amdocs’ corporate compliance policies, resulting in 100% employee sign-up. • Devised and implemented new Amdocs employee newsfeed, resulting in increased internal communications efficiency and a reduction of internal operational mass emails by up to 80%. • Secured positive presence for Israeli clients in US, European, South American and Far Eastern media • Voted Freud Communications employee of the year 2006. First UK employee sent to work in New York • Launched viagogo.com as Europe’s first and leading online live event ticket exchange with announcements of the company’s deals with Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and FC Bayern Munich • Announced UK Government strategy to switch nation to digital television. Raised national awareness of “digital switchover” by 10% in six months, achieving 70% awareness six years before total “switchover” • Achieved £2million of positive media coverage for Carphone Warehouse, an ROI of 3:1, when launching the Mobile Life Report, which positioned the company as the leading authority on cellphone use in the UK • Established credibility for Anschutz Entertainment Group as owner-operator of The O2 in London in the face of political opposition. A year after opening, it became the world’s most popular music venue.

    $100.00 /hr
    8 hours
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