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David R. Deitrick - Freelance Illustration, Sculpting, Sci Fi Art, Children's Book Illustration, & Product Illustration
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I am a seasoned freelance illustrator designer with an international design clientele . My skills include acrylic paintings, marker concept renderings, model-making and prototyping but where I really shine is cut-paper sculpture. Selected Client List Book & Magazine Publishers Aboriginal Science Fiction Amazing Stories Bluewater Comics Easton Press / MBI The Friend Magazine...
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

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Darius Johnson - Freelance 3D Animation & Logo Design
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Summary Experience Education Relevant Experience Qualications Digital Artist with a focus on poly optimized modeling and texturing. The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur June 2014-Best in Show Game Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts -Procient in Maya, Mudbox, 3d Coat, Motion buildier, Adobe Photoshop- Substance designer, and Unreal Editor -Creation of many game and character assets for multiple game mods within class. -Education in Game Design -Procient in the most common industry 3D software -Able to communicate well with clients and meet deadlines -Capable to work in a fast paced production environment. Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Student worker October 2012-June 2014 -Schduled Computer maintenance - Keep account of all computers, cameras,lightkit and computer accessories - Maintain printers -Help put together student events sponsored by the I.T Department. -Assisted Students, Faculty and Sta with any and all I.T concerns. Darius Johnson 3D Modeler/Texture Artist Cell-Phone: 404-754-6862 Website: dariustheartist.com
United States
Steve Santiago - Freelance Horror Art & Book Cover Design
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I have a BA in Graphic Design and have 20+ years of experience as a full-time graphic designer. Since 2013 I have been freelancing full-time mainly as an illustrator and creating photo-manipulated illustrations for book covers, magazines, art for a card game, posters, audio CD covers and more. Mainly in the weird fiction, horror, Sci-Fi genre. I can create one-of-a-kind photo manipulations, traditional or digital illustrations to fit your needs and budget. Some clients include: The Lovecraft eZine, Chaosium Inc., Dark Renaissance Books, Stormblade Productions, IFWG Publishing, Dark Discoveries Magazine, Dim Shores, Journalstone and Voodoo Bunny Co. LLC. In my spare time I like to create horror related art and sell prints and t-shirts online. As a freelancer, I have created art and designs for clients from the Netherlands, Australia, Hungary, Germany, the UK and the US. More of my work can be seen at my website which is listed above.
California, United States
Mansi Kohli - Freelance Blog Writing & Content Writing
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MANSI KOHLI R-42 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110027 Email: mansi.kohli111@gmail.com Contact Number: +91 9818852028 PROFESSIONAL ABRIDGEMENT A team oriented player, currently associated with http://healthmeup.com/(A Times Internet Limited’s Division) as a features writer and a number of other freelancing projects having expertise in Editorial Skills: generation and editing of content, newspaper writing, multimedia skills, liaising with medical and lifestyle experts and managing social media communities. I present myself as a talented, results-producing Media Professional with a proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive news campaigns in support of business goals and objectives. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: 1. HealthMeUp.com (A Times Internet Division) February 2011- Present Freelance Features Writer (Reporting to Editor) • Projects www.healthmeup.com- TOIs latest health and lifestyle blog. • Working with them as a freelance columnist. You can check my column at: http://healthmeup.com/author/mansi-kohli/478 2. Other Freelance Projects Freelance writer with the below mentioned publications: • www.Femina.in: Some of my articles can be checked here: Gift Your Mother Health A pint of Unusual • www.Metromela.com: Some of my articles can be checked here: 7 Key Make Up Hygiene Tips Sunday Brunch at La Piazaa Tips to Fight Exam Blues Summer Fashion Trends 2011 Bengali Food at Love & Mustard Summer Hair Trends by Vidya Tikari Exotic Grilled Food at The Banyan Grill Authentic Mughlai Food at Karim’s Top Fitness FAQs • Working as a communication specialist with Psycho Spirituality Centre (India’s first psycho spiritual centre established by 2 eminent doctors of Dr BL. Kapoor hospital) • Freelancing with Oyster Learning: Have prepared around 250 MBA speeches for educational services with a strong emphasis on corporate engagement across different sectors. • Product Reviewer at www.Craftsvilla.com. 3. MMI ONLINE LTD. (A Dainik Jagran Venture) August ‘09- December 2010 www.onlymyhealth.com SENIOR SUB EDITOR {Reporting to C.E.O and Product Head} (Sample write ups attached) ? Projects: www.onlymyhealth.com ? Weekly article on 22 editions of City Plus (Jagran daily newspaper) ? Writing news stories/ articles/slideshows/blogs, covering health and lifestyle in all aspects for www.onlymyhealth.com ? Liaising with all the doctors, experts (of all specializations) and freelancers. ? First copy edit of articles written by freelancers or gained from different source (such as City Plus) ? Managing static content for the site (Lifestyle and health section). ? Managing social media communities for the site (FB- fan following of 1,141 people and counting, Twitter, linkedin.com, blogspot.com, wordpress.com and so on). ? Handling multimedia aspects of the site: 1. Video shoots for the site (writing scripts, on-the-spot direction work) 2. Photo shoots for the site (preparing rough scripts, on-the-spot direction) 3. Copy-editing (slideshows, diversion slides, creative ad words- internal/external) ? Creation of product requirement document ? Interacting with the technology/SEO Team to generate Web optimized content ? Research: Internet, archive, medical journals, magazines, newspapers, studies ? Bringing up new business ideas and putting them into execution 4. www.Iplt20.Com (BCCI’S official website) 25th March- 30th May 2009 Indian Premier League SUB EDITOR (Sample write ups attached) ? Writing news stories and articles for Iplt20.Com (BCCI’S official website) ? Covering CRICKET ? Research: Internet, archive, VT ? Liaising with Sportsmen, Celebs, general public and fans 5. www.t20.com (20Twenty World Cup) 1st June – 30th June 2009 Twenty20 World Cup SUB EDITOR ? Writing news stories and articles for T20.com ? Rewriting News Stories ? Moderating T20.com Community ? Social Networking Sites ? Preparing Newsletters, blogs and newspaper round-up’s on daily basis. October- December 2008 FMCC House Journal Magazine ? Writer/Critic: Including articles, detailed research and working to deadlines. TECHNICAL SKILLS: ? Comfortable working with HTML. ? Sound knowledge of SEO fundamentals. ? Competent in use of Microsoft Office applications including (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) ? Experience with a wide array of software packages over various operating systems and platforms such as PD 170, Avid, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express. CMS KNOWLEDGE BASE ? Worked extensively on Interwoven CMS. ? Expert in Teamsite, Livesite, Mediabin applications. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Year Institute University/ Board Exam Passed Percentage 2009 Futuristix Media Communication Center Pvt Ltd.(FMCC) Punjab Technical University Journalism and mass communications. Passed 2008 Indraprastha College For Women, New Delhi Delhi University English (H) 52.75% 2005 Sadhu Vaswani International School For Girls, New Delhi CBSE AISSE (XII) (Humanities) 82.5% 2003 Sadhu Vaswani International School For Girls, New Delhi CBSE AISSCE (X) 71.5% PROJECTS UNDERATKEN: Prepared news clippings on the field on topics like: College Life- the best days of my life and Casual attitude among youngsters, prepared print advertisements on socially relevant issues for PERCEPT’D MARK and two short 4 minutes movies: Freedom Of Flight and Yamuna and its pollution. DIPLOMAS ? Pursued a media studies course in St. Stephens College (DU) affiliated to School Of Convergence (07). ? Course in personality development-MEHYR BHASIN ACADEMY (06). ? Active participation in Declamation and Debate competitions at the school level. SKILLS ? Research skills: Essay research via Library/Internet. ? Fast and proficient IT: Word, Access, Internet Explorer, email, HTML ? Willingness to learn: Acquired new skills through employment and creative projects. ? Teamwork: Enjoy working in both team environments and independently ? Problem solving: Involvement in complex, low-budget projects, with time constraints. ? Communication skills: Expressing critical opinions in essays and seminars. ? Dependability: Handled many sensitive issues at Iplt20.Com ? Creativity: Writing film scripts and articles; directing and adapting a play; co-directing short films. INTERESTS ? Journalism: Reading a broad range of publications (local and national) for the latest news and criticism. ? New Media: Researching and exploring on the Internet. ? Cinema: Watching and discussing films; reading critical works. ? Literature: Continue to pursue this interest by reading a diverse range of text. ? Music: Listening to many different genres of music. ? Creative writing: Writing screenplays for short films. PERSONAL PROFILE ? Date of Birth: 15th January,1988 ? Languages Known: Hindi, English, Punjabi ? Father’s Name: Mr. Surjit Singh Kohli ? Mother’s Name: Mrs.Kawaljeet Kaur Kohli. ? Background: Delhi Based. It would be my conscious endeavour to constantly strive to hone as well as acquire skills and respect the practices and traditions of the organization to the best of my ability. I affirm that the information in this document is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. Sincerely, Mansi Kohli. References available upon request.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
MorganKwok - Freelance Art & Portrait Art
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4.5
2 Skills
$10
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MORGAN KWOK Mount Holyoke College - [Bachelor of Arts] • [Major: Studio Art] • [Minor: Art History] • [Other course work: anthropology, astronomy, physics] Brown University - [Anthropology Course] [2012] Columbia University - [Master Writing Course] [2009] Columbia University - [Intro Writing Course] [2008] Island School – [International Baccalaureate Diploma] [2010] International Baccalaureate Award in Technology & Design [2009] International Baccalaureate Award in Higher Level Music [2009] Island School Writing Award in Fiction [2006] SKILLS & ABILITIES [Writing] • Educated in a variety of writing styles, having written book reviews, show reviews, art criticism, promotional/PR material, fashion spread accompaniment, magazine arts section, with independent studies in astronomy/gender studies, award winning fiction, poetry and academic papers. [Illustration] • Worked as a commercial illustrator of food, lifestyle, beauty/cosmetics, fashion, travel, film, charity, promotional events and social justice. Collaborated with clients/art directors to produce brand aesthetics, seasonal illustrations and logos. • Academic Illustrator for Mount Holyoke Art History – creating large-scale illustrations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for use on walls. [Public Relations/Marketing] • Very experienced in representing companies and individual artists, both in person as a brand ambassador and writer. • Very experienced at managing brand information. • Academic PR, appointed Studio Art Liaison for Mount Holyoke College. [Teaching] • Very experienced in teaching (ages 4 to 16) large classes, teaching art history, illustration, painting, drawing, portraiture, sculpture, English, communications, etiquette, singing, dance, public speaking and marketing. • Very experienced as a private tutor, teaching portraiture, figurative drawing, still life drawing, English literature, western music history, IB/GCSE English. [Entertainment] • Very experienced entertainer, having worked as a magician. • Very experienced as part of classical choirs, performing in Hong Kong City Hall • Also experience in stand up comedy, juggling and as a Disney Princess. E X P E R I E N C E [Art Critic/Journalist] [Fresh Magazine] • Critiqued a variety of pieces, namely paintings. • Wrote articles on the modern and art-historical context of contemporary art. • Collaborated with galleries in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. [Contributing Writer] [Fresh Magazine] • Researched featured brands/sponsors • Wrote a variety of pieces on their products and style • Collaborated with the editor in chief/art director on photo-shoots featuring the brands involved [Art Correspondent] [The Flaneur] • Covered Art Basel 2013 in Hong Kong, interviewed artists and gallery owners [Book Reviewer] [The Flaneur] • Wrote book reviews of recent publications for a lifestyle company [Illustrator] [B-Sweeties] • Produced illustrations for lifestyle company and their blog including film, travel, cosmetics, charity, art and logo design [Teacher] [Kids Gallery] • Worked full time teaching classes of children painting, illustration, cooking, drawing, portraiture, sculpture, English, communications, etiquette, singing, dance, public speaking and marketing [Private Tutor] [Various clients] • Traveled to client’s homes and taught their children in two hour sessions. Taught still life drawing, portraiture, pencil drawing, figure drawing, painting, English, western music history, poetry analysis. [Art Correspondent] [World Artist Network] • Interviewed artists and their representatives and wrote articles based about their work and the Hong Kong Art Fair. [Magician/Entertainer] [Arabella’s Party] • Organized and performed magic shows and had various administrative duties. Trained new employees. • Also character shows as Disney Princesses (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin & Jasmine, Little Mermaid ect.) [Catchon Marketing Communications] • Featured in Mission Hills ad campaign, and Asia Spa advertisement. Shot on location in both Hong Kong and China PRC. [Talent & Mentor] [Supertronic Models/Hell Models] • Representing casting/shooting/walking for Lilaneh Couture, Calvin Klein, Naoko Tsuruta, Fashion TV, Louis Vutton, Kanchan Couture, Hong Kong Fashion Week and many others. • Mentored incoming talent on time and portfolio management, as well as collaboration with different marketing teams. [Renovator] [Katja House Orphanage, Kathmandu] • Managed the landscaping and renovation of an orphanage and surrounding garden. [Teacher] [Bai Wan Charity] • Taught English to children aged five to sixteen in Bai Wan, China. [Talent] [Spotlight Promotion and Marketing] • Model for live events such as product launches, promoting company image. Clients included Deutche Bank, HSBC, Hotel Sheraton and The W Hotel.
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Leslie Alexander & Professional Writing Services of Louisiana 337-412-1956 - Freelance Business Development & Article Writing
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Free-Lance/Contract Writer 2006-2011 (Work listed in chronological order beginning with the present; projects often overlapped and/or were returned to, hence the year listing only for past projects; references are available.) Promotional Writer and Publicist, SugaFUNK the Band December 2010-present Responsible for all promotional material, band bios, web site copy-(site construction in progress)-Facebook and Twitter accounts, and press releases for up and coming Louisiana Funk band consisting of ten outstanding musicians. Their first major engagement was a 2011 Missouri Mardi Gras celebration; Responsible for all of the publicity and achieved significant print and television coverage of the event. Developing theme and marketing slogans that will center around the phrase “SugaFUNK, Y’all!” to connote regional origin and to create an action phrase that creates a strong association with the band; We are currently slated to create promotional packages for band’s first professional demo recording to be produced in New Orleans this summer. A primary marketing task is to interpret and tell the story of the band and arouse popular interest. (See writing sample: Lazarro Nettles). RFP Proposal Writer, Oil and Gas Support Services Company 2011 Complex proposal to support government contractor in providing catering services to two sites in Afghanistan. Approached this project with the goal of determining what areas the current food service provider was deficient in and providing a clearly superior choice. After research, we determined that a mandated government food safety procedure was not being followed by the current provider; we proceeded to study the policies carefully, tactfully inserting important policy points throughout our proposal and pointing out how we could improve them. Publicity and Communications Chair, Acadiana Republican Women 2010 Provided communications, publicity, and media relations assistance to newly elected Executive Board. Responsible for all written communications and outreach initiatives in cooperation with membership and the public. Managed web site content and handled photography for all major events. Wrote, directed and served as on-air announcer for national publicity campaign entitled “Find Your Voice and Change the World”-later adopted by the National Federation of Republican Women, played at the national convention, and released for general state club use. Original copy was read by 7 adult women and one child. Wrote and recorded an additional piece for local Constitution event entitled “Our Values, Our History”- which was also recognized on a local, state and national level. From 2009 to 2010, the number of paid members increased from 56 to 205. ARW became the first club in the state to have regularly updated Facebook and Twitter announcements and a modern, interactive web presence. In 2010, ARW swept the awards at the state conference for the most dynamic and innovative club in the Southern region. RFP Proposal Specialist/Technical Writer/Project Manager, Texas Correctional Management Company 2011 Interpreted and formulated bid proposal to the exact specification of the agency to which it was submitted. Handled every aspect of Response from data collection and research to document creation and production. Required to become familiar with intricacies of particular government agency, the specific industry, and all required procedures. Organized and managed information-gathering from wide variety of sources in and outside of company. Bid was submitted on time with very short turn-around. Independent Paralegal, Lafayette Law Firms & Attorneys 2006-present Research and draft court motions and pleadings that reverse improperly-ordered court directives. Break new ground in identifying and highlighting Louisiana statutes that contradict and undermine constitutional rights. Skilled in legal research and the identification of important case law; often called on to review contracts on a free-lance basis, identify discrepancies or issues, and refer them to an attorney if necessary. Can draw up pleadings on short notice and relieve work load of attorneys; familiar with all aspects of a law practice and the need to keep arguments current with new statutory and case law. Extremely skilled in interpreting Louisiana Revised Statutes and Louisiana higher court decisions. RFP Proposal Specialist/Technical Writer/Project Manager, Louisiana-based Correctional Management Company 2010-2011 Responsible for year-long project that included preparing lengthy RFP responses to in-state and out-of-state entities. 150 page Proposal Response with over 100 exhibits made short list for major Arizona contract (RFP later re-issued.) Responsible for data collection and organization; document analysis and interpretation; creation of original written narrative; and construction of technical responses to meet precise RFP specifications. Relationship-building in proposed facility locations required. Technical information collected from numerous sources distilled and consolidated into organized, persuasive, understandable document. Experienced in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Civil Detention standards. One particular Louisiana RFP response was determined by receiving agency to be "most technically precise." Met all deadlines, even with extremely short turn-around. Web Site Copywriter, Private Lafayette Home Builder 2010 Created all website copy and worked closely with web designer to create outstanding site for this small business. Writer and Communications Consultant, Louisiana State Senate Race 2009-2010 Advised campaign on all aspects of communication strategy including position statements, press releases, media relations and publicity. Wrote all web site content and advised candidate on public speaking events, topics and themes. Made the candidate’s life and history come alive; he is now the primary contender in the race and is still gaining momentum. RFP Proposal Specialist & Technical Writer/Project Manager, Lafayette Trucking Company 2010 Responsible for the monitoring and compliance of special projects in accordance with federal and state guidelines and particularly DOT mandates. Charged with producing verifiable and measurable proof of compliance; reading and responding to all intra/inter-office communications and maintaining ongoing record related to project status, results, and assessment. Was successful in saving client a significant amount of money by identifying errors in contracts. Publicity and Communications Consultant, Citizens for a Fair Count 2009 Hired to organize, publicize and host forum & dinner at City Club of River Ranch ballroom in which the counting of non-citizens for purposes of Congressional reapportionment was discussed. Featured were two nationally known authorities on this subject, Louisiana demographer Elliott Stonecipher and LSU Professor of Constitutional Law Dr. John Baker (featured in a Wall Street Journal editorial). Played central role in kick-starting public awareness of this issue; wrote press releases, OP/EDS, and policy statements. Personally secured financial backing for this event and handled all follow-up details. Appeared on two local radio programs promoting the event and achieved significant newspaper coverage. Writer & Legislative Advocate, Teche Federal Bank 2009 Hired to work against passage of HR 3126, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act, that would have taken over America's community banks. Intense lobbying on the state and national level to educate consumers about this proposal and influence lawmakers’ vote. Managed to slow down process and stall legislation; final legislation was considerably better than original proposal, so we considered our effort a success. Freelance Reporter and Feature Writer, Acadiana Gazette 2008 Reported on various topics of local interest, particularly longer feature stories highlighting a unique local individual or organization. Particularly skilled in finding and researching stories of a rare or unusual nature and reporting on them in an appealing, engaging manner; was highly recommended by the current editor, Judy Johnson. Communications Consultant & Analyst, Louisiana United States Senate Race 2008 Assisted the campaign in organizing statewide volunteers, particularly in the area of LTEs (Letters to the Editor) in support of candidate. Wrote extensively in support of the candidate in Op/Eds, blogs and on social networking sites; helped craft campaign messages, particularly on short notice and in reaction to statements by opponent. Communications Consultant & Analyst, Louisiana Attorney General’s Race 2006-2007 Played a primary role in communicating the message of the campaign though press releases and announcements; the crafting of statements and short speeches; and the writing of statewide OP/ED columns. Participated in fundraising efforts that ultimately totaled almost $750,000. Although the race resulted in a loss, we were able to garner nearly 40% of the vote for a previously unknown candidate. English Teacher 2002-2006 9th grade; 7th grade Staffing Specialist, WillStaff Worldwide 2000-2002 Recruited and screened candidates for local job openings. Based on comprehensive initial screening, matched candidates with potential employers. Developed a keen sense of candidate skills and attributes, and an ability to quickly determine their ideal work environment. Gained a deep understanding and empathy for those seeking employment and the appropriate way to help guide them personally and professionally. Enjoyed this work very much; began teaching as the summer schedule would be more conducive to the single parenting of a young child. At-home mother 1996-2000 Lobbyist/Media Advocate, Washington, DC 1992-1996 Hired as legislative advocate and lobbyist on major initiative in the state of Iowa; traveled throughout the state garnering support for position among legislators, community groups, college campuses, media outlets, and the electorate at large. Effort was successful as proposed anti-family legislation was resoundingly defeated. Successfully organized students on college campuses throughout the country to engage in activism. Served as regular media liaison for large, national family advocacy organization. Hired to write position pieces and issue analyses for various Washington, D.C. Think Tanks. Appeared on CNN, the Lifetime Network and national radio programs. Volunteer debate lecturer for the Close-Up Foundation, a nationally respected government education program for youth. Correspondence Analyst, Executive Office of the President of the United States July 1990-November 1992 Read and analyzed Executive Correspondence Maintained Correspondence database Determined correct response based on issue topic Referral to government agency if required Maintained public opinion log on various issues Collaborated closely with the Office of Special Letters Response (SLR) Recommended mail for personal review by the President Assisted in manning the White House Hotline during Los Angeles riots of 1992 Publications Louisiana: In Words Pelican Publishing 2007 A collection of short essays from a diverse selection of Louisiana writers; the short essays depict a true moment in time that characterizes and reflects our unique Louisiana culture and lifestyle. I was honored to be selected as a part of this project. Education University of Louisiana at Lafayette Teaching Certificate, English/Language Arts (Alternative Certification) Northern Virginia Community College Associate Degree, Paralegal Studies, with a concentration in Legal Research and Writing (An American Bar Association-approved program) University of Louisiana at Lafayette BA, English grammar and composition
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Olivia Hanna - Freelance Journalistic Photography & Article Writing
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I am from Manchester and I have a passion for writing. I am able to write in various language styles and different audiences. I also have experience in a lot of different industries varying from admin - promoting - sales - retail. I am looking for opportunities to develop in my writing, help others and maybe get some work published - even if its under ghostwriting. I can type words very quickly, proof read and ensure that I get every detail to perfection for the client.
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Susan Bowman - Freelance Graphic Design & Writing
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$18
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SUSAN BOWMAN PROFILE A native of Petersburg, Virginia, I now reside near Albany, NY and enjoy working from home as a freelance writer/editor, graphics designer, inspirational speaker, and home-based travel agent. My passions are writing, traveling, and “people,” and my goals are to publish my writing, travel and write about the places I visit, and meet and work with as many people as I can along the way. I have achieved two of those goals with my published memoir entitled “Lady Father” and more from all over the world - from Australia to India and LA to New York City, even South Africa. My business is called SB Unlimited because what I can do and love to do knows no bounds! I have written numerous eBooks, articles, and website copy, as well as created graphics presentations for my many clients. My memoir was published in May, 2011. EXPERIENCE Freelance Virtual Assistant 2006 – Present As a self-employed Virtual Assistant, I contract through oDesk.com with clients all over the world. Duties include: scheduling, correspondence, record-keeping, creating forms, graphics presentations, writing/editing letters and other copy, maintaining business details, and emailing. Senior Staff Writer, Our Heritage Magazine, San Antonio, TX 2010-Present As the Senior Editor of Our Heritage Magazine from May 2010-April 2011, I built the magazine’s web site twice, wrote feature articles, recurring columns, lead stories and edited all copy. Re-hired as a Senior Staff Writer in February 2012, I now write lead stories, emails, newsletters, feature articles from personal interviews, and letters for the publisher. Freelance Writer/Editor, Self-Employed - SB Unlimited, Delmar NY 2006-Present As a self-employed freelance writer, I write e-books, books, articles, and web copy. I proofread, edit, re-write essays, books, articles, etc, prepare business reports with formatting, and develop training courses (on-site and online) for businesses. I write articles about the many places to which I have travelled from tiny Willsboro Bay on Lake Champlain to Rome, South Africa, and Jerusalem. My most recent trip of note was to South Africa and I am preparing a series of articles based on that magical experience - I met an elephant up close and personal and soared through the air in a Microlight (a cross between a 3-wheeled motorcycle and a parasail) over the Western Province of South Africa. I have a long list of places I have visited and places I want to visit so that I can write about this great world. Travel Specialist, AAA Hudson Valley, Albany, NY 2007-2010 As a Travel Specialist I prepared TripTiks for members, helped them plan vacations, road trips, and tours. I booked flights, hotels, and rental cars and helped them through the pages of the Tour Books, showing them how to find a highly rated hotel or an attraction that offered a AAA discount on tickets. My many return customers loved my thorough search for just the right places for them to visit and my determination to ensure that they had the best trip possible. I also wrote articles for the Going Places magazine of our club. EDUCATION College of William & Mary, BA Philosophy, 1969 University of the South, School of Theology, Masters of Divinity, 1984 SKILLS Writing, re-writing, ghost-writing (books, e-books, emails, articles, newsletters, letters, instructional courses and articles, blogs) Computer use (Microsoft Word Suite 2010 for PC & Mac, Apple Pages, Graphics software and programs), Excellent grammar use Computer peripherals (wifi, printers, scanners, Skype) Record keeping & organization REFERENCES Virginia Fluet, Planner & travel client (ginny@fluets.com) The Rev. Darius Mojallali, Priest (dmojo26@me.com) WRITING EXPERIENCE. 2007 eBooks: "How to Build an Outhouse" "How to NOT Succeed on the Internet" 2008 Articles for Freelance clients and other projects: The Business Plan Presentation and a Dress Code Project Planning & Development - A Group Continuing Education Course Project Planning & Development - An Individual Online Course Organizational Charts How to Build & Keep Loyal Customer Relationships Vision and Mission Employing and Taking Care of the Right Team Checklists After-Sales, Service Phone Scripts 2009 Articles for Freelance clients and other projects: Saving Your Marriage by Making Your Marriage Worth Saving Marriage – a Bed of Roses? A Business Plan – an E-book Four Squidoo lenses online Marriage Preparation Ten Articles on Cooking with Crock Pots Five Biographical Sketches for www.capitalistchicks.com Copy for numerous websites Web Page Ads for Condominiums (used Page Breeze html editor) Ads for Restaurants Edited and reformatted articles (Microsoft Publisher) for 24 online newsletters Edited and re-wrote book on Thailand as a retirement home for Americans Edited book on marrying in China and immigrating spouse to the U.S. Ecological Program for Churches, with complete kits for compliance Ghostwriter and editor of “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome” – an E-book Co-Author of “Mindset 4 Success” – an E-book (to be published in 2013) Edited professional recommendation letters for two clients – immigration 2010 Articles for Freelance clients and other projects: Personal Gift E-book for client covering eight years of marriage Edited college essays for international students Edited website and wrote E-mail marketing for www.suborno.com Blogs and newsletters for http://ladyfather.com Travel articles – Going Places – AAA Hudson Valley Wrote and edited articles/website copy for Our Heritage Magazine as Sr. Editor 2011 Articles for Freelance clients and other projects: Edited 250 articles for National Psychologist blog Numerous press releases for clients Outline for new book for two clients Completed memoir – “Lady Father” – published and released May 16 Marketing “Lady Father” through articles, Facebook, etc. Wrote eBook – GLAMFIT Secrets Revealed Summary Notes for “The Shack” – Published online at Barnes and Noble 2012 Articles for Freelance clients and other projects: Travel Itinerary for Unanchor.com - 4-day Tour-Johannesburg/Pretoria, So Africa Built and continue to maintain four websites: Website copy, articles, posts, and marketing materials four sites 20 articles on professional and amateur golfing skills Edited “Incarnational Ministry: Living into the Body of Christ,” a book by the Assistant Bishop of Eastern North Carolina Unpublished articles “Meet the Culture, Not Just the Sights” and “Up in the Air” based on my South Africa trip and Microlight flight Blogposts and articles for web sites 2013 Webcopy, proposals, and presentations for Atamela Tours Articles for Our Heritage Magazine Articles for Freelance clients and other projects 2014 Articles for Our Heritage Magazine Virtual Executive Legal Assistant – Rice Law Group, New York, NY Various projects and positions with clients from online freelance sites
Delmar, New York, United States
Darlene Craven - Freelance Copywriting & Article Writing
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DARLENE K. CRAVEN WRITER/EDITOR Consistent Producer * Stylish Creator * Effective Communicator Enthusiastic, versatile, and skilled editor and wordsmith with creative and focused approach—rendering compelling communications projects on subjects/subject matter of any kind. Works autonomously in editing, producing, and submitting key messaging for internal and external communications. Takes initiative in and creating crisp copy that effectively captures attention and ensures branding consistency. Adept at depicting style, mood, and voice in multitude of industries and areas. Synthesizes vast array of diverse information into precise, relevant pieces. * Promoted uniform performance for adhering to company objectives by producing company procedure manuals and other corporate documents. * Met editorial expectations, tight deadlines and highly-stylized criteria, executing multi-faceted projects through interviewing subject matter experts, researching complex information, and compiling documents, articles, and other papers. * Authored concise and effective copy that consistently elicits customer satisfaction by communicating at all levels and backgrounds—from C-level to staff to spectator. PROFICIENCIES Correspondence * Press Releases * Newsletters * Magazines * Articles Blogs * Agreements * Corporate Communications * Direct Mail * Brochures Sales Letters * Social Media * Web Content “Darlene has a great knack for the written word and getting an effective message across to the reader. She is not afraid to ask questions and adjust her style to best serve the client.” ~Carol Schultz, CEO, Vertical Elevation “Darlene was able to bring our company's vision and ideas to life. She also took the wandering portions of our ideas and focused them into the tangible.” ~Mark Trenka, Owner, Trenka and Associates CAREER HISTORY Contractor Correspondent, Cricket Communications/Volt Technical Services, Greenwood Village, CO, (2010-Present). Produce external business communications responding to agency complaints filed by customers. Research customer accounts and analyze information for producing cogent explanations and relevant fixes. Maintain strict adherence to federal and state deadlines while prioritizing multiple projects and schedules. Perform administrative back office functions related to customer care. Collaborate with internal departments in pursuing best practices solutions. > Survived recent contractor support team layoff by producing timely and appropriate written communications. > Established reputation for enthusiasm and ability in serving customer base through articulate correspondence while consistently fulfilling quotas. > Volunteered to revise and update existing correspondence templates and language. Professional Business Writer, Trailblazing Writing Services, Parker, CO, (2008-Present). Produced internal and external business communications and marketing materials for B2B and B2C clients. Crafted and edited impactful website marketing content, LinkedIn profiles, e-books, and blogs. Contributed to, edited and proofread monthly women’s professional association newsletter. Analyzed market and created plans for promoting brand consistency and targeted messaging. Maximized clients’ online presence by creating comprehensive strategies and programs. > Aligned client’s goals for publishing e-book with organizational know-how through editing for content and overall theme. > Awarded first-ever contract to teach LinkedIn classes for state-funded re-employment program, creating comprehensive 4-week curriculum and outline. > Compiled portfolio of career search materials resulting in referred federal job applications for government clients and higher-level interviews for civilian clients. Marketing Director, ITS / America’s Job Network, Denver, CO, (2007-2008). Followed strict company protocols and deadlines for client service delivery, working virtually and face to face. Analyzed and organized strategies for successful career search activities. Wrote all creative materials, including résumés and cover letters. Interviewed, researched, and established criteria for career searches. Facilitated clients’ job searches through attentive instruction on proprietary software program. > Formulated plans for career search materials to minimize effect of client’s criminal record garnering client five interviews in 30 days. Corporate Communications / Customer Service, Karman, Inc. d/b/a Roper Apparel & Footwear, Stetson Apparel & Footwear, Aurora, CO, (2005-2007). Developed internal and external marketing communications for western wear apparel manufacturer on initiative and assignment. Wrote press releases and special advertising section published in national western lifestyle magazines. Edited and proofread footwear and apparel catalogs. Drafted sales letters and intra-office communications. > Standardized warehouse operations and customer service department procedures by assembling and drafting inaugural procedure manuals for executive management approval. Freelance Writer, Cowgirl Copywriting, Aurora, CO, (2003-2007). Wrote assorted corporate collateral including web content, press releases, brochures, scripts, and speeches for diverse array of clients ranging from real estate to apparel manufacturer to non-profit organizations. Pursued outside writing work to build portfolio while working full-time as legal assistant and customer service representative. > Published cover story in equine industry trade magazine, incorporating sidebars and photographs, requiring very little editing and earning compliments from editor for content relevance. > Produced two articles for local motorcycle magazine, including photographs, in 2-week turnaround time, publishing both articles substantially intact. > Submitted first-ever unsolicited article to women’s magazine, earning accolades for content and style from editor. Advertising Sales Representative, Northwest Horse Source, Blaine, WA, (2003). Increased advertising roster by creating sales letters and proposals. Legal Assistant, AT&T Wireless Communications, Inc., Redmond, WA, (2002) Prepared memoranda and drafted correspondence for corporate counsel. Communicated with state secretaries of state regarding due diligence and submitted documentation as required by Sarbanes-Oxley corporate compliance standards. Writer/Committee Member, Denver Mile High Committee, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Denver, CO, (2001). Wrote banquet/auction program. EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Bachelor of Arts—History; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Past President, Maryland Capital Chapter, American Business Women’s Association, 2009 - 10. Keynote speaker – Reading, Writing and Résumés, Maryland Capital Chapter Monthly Meeting. Relevant Volunteer Activities – Art Room and Coliseum Support, National Western Stock Show, 2011. Provide free résumé critiques at job fairs, 2008-10.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Amy Orr - Freelance Editing & Proofreading
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Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
$10
Rate/Hr
I am a professional science fiction writer with degrees in astrophysics and finance. I am proficient with a variety of computer programs and languages, with a special focus on database design, programming and management, but prefer to work with the written word when possible! I am available as a proofreader and content editor. I offer proofreading and editing services and will bring a keen eye for detail to your project; I have experience in (science) fiction writing, financial writing (with a focus on quantitative-based reports) and scientific writing. I also help non-native English speakers polish professional or personal documents to a very high standard. I work mainly to the Strunk & White style but can adopt others if needed. I am detail-oriented and can work through a variety of document formats and types to: correct spelling and punctuation; condense text to fit a word count; smooth language and ensure consistent style, tense, punctuation and construction; assist with sentence structure and idea flow. I am famiIiar with both British (UK) and North American (US & Canadian) spelling and language conventions and norms and can work to either specification. I can work in almost any Linux or Windows compatible document format.
London, Ontario, Canada