Melissa Johnson
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Melissa Johnson

Copy editor and copy writer


Lawrence, United States


Since 2010, I have worked as a freelance editor, writer, and marketer with a focus on one thing: Outstanding content. My work in the digital space includes large-scale content projects for eBay and other companies, but I have come to find that my passion lies with small businesses, and I've been fortunate enough to carve out a niche for myself doing just that: helping small business owners and entrepreneurs with all of their content needs. Whether I'm writing or editing, my goal is the same: deliver clear, concise, appealing copy for my clients. I have experience in an eclectic array ... moreof fields—I've written and edited corporate and executive biographies, e-commerce product descriptions, and articles for topics such as health, food, fashion, home and garden, insurance, financial planning, and more. Lately, I've focused my skills on website copy, blogging, and marketing materials, as well as SEO, particularly in relation to e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and technology. With each project, I meticulously research the topic and provide original, worthwhile content that goes above and beyond the generic. One of my biggest strengths is taking complex material and breaking it down into an easily accessible discussion. I always strive to get into the mindset of the target audience, so that I can answer their questions and ease their concerns. Over the years, I've developed multiple style guides and I love helping to shape a company's voice. My command of grammar is impeccable, and even though I am a native U.S. English speaker, I have also done work for Australian and U.K.-based content. I also have experience using social media platforms for businesses, including Facebook and HootSuite. My skillsets also include SEO and basic HTML. If you're looking for an enthusiastic blogger or copywriter who learns quickly and embraces new challenges and opportunities, I'd love to hear from you! less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    Business Blogger
    Melissa is great!
    $333.33 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

    Product Descriptions - Ongoing
    Excellent quality writer, looking forward to working with her again!
    $75.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • May 2014

    Copyeditor wanted for an ecommerce site assignment
    Melissa was fast and reliable against a tight deadline, and her quality of work was great. I'm definitely happy with what she delivered and I'm looking forward to working with her again.
    5 hours
    $20.00 / hr
    $100.00 earned

  • Jan 2014

    Content Editor Wanted - Part time
    Did a great job, thanks!
    1 hour
    $20.00 / hr
    $20.00 earned

  • Dec 2012 - May 2013

    UK eCommerce Buying Guide Writer
    Hands down - Melissa is one of my favorite contractors to work with.
    Fixed Price

  • Dec 2012

    UK eCommerce Editor/Project Manager
    Melissa was such a great help - as usual! She's still writing for several Ecommerce teams.
    34 hours

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Spelling Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 12 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 5.00 1st Place! 23 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 14 mins
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals) 4.50 Top 10% 28 mins
Content Writing Skills Test 4.40 Top 10% 17 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test 4.75 Top 10% 20 mins
Understanding differences in British and American English Test 3.90 Top 10% 20 mins
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals) 4.40 Top 10% 30 mins
U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals) 4.00 Top 10% 27 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.50 Top 10% 24 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 10% 16 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.45 Top 10% 14 mins

Work History

98% Job Success
2,868 hours worked
83 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week
24 hrs response time

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