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Rhonda Fels - Freelance Proposal Writing & Editing
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Rhonda C. Fels 1147 Walter Mabe Road, Lawsonville, NC 27022 * 336-593-2726 * rfels@embarqmail.com PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ? More than 10 years of technical writing and proposal process management experience, most focused on technical/IT solutions. Wrote content and managed teams for 600+ winning private- and public-sector proposals. ? Strong prioritization and time-management skills guarantee solid performance in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, deadline-driven environment. ? Project management training/experience has further honed organizational, scheduling and leadership abilities. ? Creative and analytical planner, able to work independently and in a group setting. Able to take complex and unrelated information and organize disparate parts into a workable, communicable whole. ? Skilled at maintaining schedule and budget during challenging times. ? Repeatedly commended for outstanding communication abilities and problem-solving skills. ? Superior written/oral communication skills and well-developed marketing sensibilities enhance RFP/RFI abilities. AREAS OF EXPERTISE o RFP Technical Writing o Hardware/software knowledge . o Business Planning o Project Management o Communication Skills-oral and written o Client Relations o Computer Proficient o Editing/Proofreading o Team Building & Motivation o Marketing Strategies o Negotiations o New Business Development o Planning & Organization o Presentation Creation & Delivery o Proposal Strategy, Writing & Management o Scheduling o Speechwriting o Trade Show o Forecasting PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Proposal Writer & Manager/Project Manager Proposal strategy formulation, content creation and proposal process management for 600 + winning RFPs/proposals targeting new business opportunities with Department of Defense (Army, Navy and Air Force), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other Federal agencies, as well as numerous private-sector companies. Clients: IBM, LAM Research, Lidon & Associates, All-Tech Systems, Inc., and Springmill Products. ? Successfully worked through 69-proposal backlog on IBM account in 90 days while staying current on new requests. ? Developed and implemented new proposal process for one IBM account. Recognized for turning around failing proposal process by IBM senior management. ? Due to recognized success at delivering winning, professional proposals to LAM Research from IBM, LAM Research requested my services in creating proposal process standards and proposal templates to be used by LAM Research in their own proposal responses. ? Responsible for proposals ranging from $10K to $275M. ? Continued to deliver IBM documentation and proposals while simultaneously project managing multiple, overlapping IBM infrastructure projects, directing teams of as many as 47 members as a remote project manager. ? Received NiSource (IBM client) recognition for managing the first Server Refresh project to be completed on schedule and within budget since NiSource had outsourced its IT to IBM, five years ago. ? Wrote/edited All-Tech Systems RFP that secured it preferred vendor status with Glaxo-Smith-Kline, a long-desired staffing client. ? Assisted eCash business development team with proposal strategy; also assisted in proposal creation and presentation for bringing Deutsche Bank on as a strategic partner. ? Communication/Marketing/Public Relations ? Award-winning columnist, business reporter and copywriter. ? Created Microsystems Technology communications strategy for retaining and bringing on new channel partners. Increased number of channel partners by 24%. Retention of existing partners improved by 35%. ? Assisted Sales with presentations and new business proposals. Improved win rate from 72% to 93%. ? Created communications strategy for eCash, a start-up technology firm, developing electronic payment systems for wireless, banking and retail customers. Successfully garnered positive media attention from Slate.com, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes and banking industry thought-leaders that brought company to attention of leading payments company, PayPal, which purchased eCash. ? Created trade show strategy that re-introduced Microsystems Technology to media and prospects. Successful re-positioning increased overall sales by 42% for the year. ? In first year with Microsystems Technology, garnered more media attention than company had obtained in previous 10 years. ? Handled 750 media calls in 24-hours following “Black Monday” stock market crash, responding to requests for JP Morgan’s view, as a member with seats on the New York Stock Exchange, on the historic stock market plummet. One of 10 employees singled out for commendation by JP Morgan chairman for response to the crisis. ? As volunteer fundraiser, raised more than $800K in donations via inside sales calls asking for $35. Ability to “up sell” the original donation amount led to request to train others, and then offer of managing the fundraising team. Most successful up selling turned $35 commitment into a $5K donation. EXPERIENCE Self-employed Contract Proposal Writer/Manager & Project Manager, 2001-Present IBM, New Breed, Lidon & Associates, All-Tech Systems, Inc., Springmill Products Self-employed Communications Consultant, IT eCash Technology, Inc., (start-up tech firm purchased by PayPal) 2000-2001 Marketing/PR Manager, Software 1999-2000 Microsystems Technology, Inc. Editor/Staff Writer, Travel 1995-1999 Going Places magazine VP/Marketing Manager, Banking 1989-1995 Chase Manhattan Bank Assistant VP/Communications Coordinator, Banking 1987-1989 J.P. Morgan EDUCATION, TRAINING, AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS ? Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA – Phi Beta Kappa/Summa *** Laude - BA in Journalism. ? Continuing Training/Education: ? Proposal & Capture Planning Seminars and Online Training via Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) website; other channels. ? Presentation Skills training at JP Morgan & via Toastmasters. ? IBM Project Management experience and training (60 hours training and successful end-of-course testing). ? Florida Press Association awards for column & business reporting (1985, 1986). ? 2-time recipient of Williams Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism (1983, 1984). ? 3-time winner of Addy awards for copywriting (1997-1998). ? Computer Proficient: Adobe Acrobat, MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word; Also MS Project & Rational Project Management Software familiarity. ? Member, APMP.
Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
William Davidson - Freelance Copywriting & Branding
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William A. Davidson 1413 NW 183rd Terrace Edmond, Oklahoma 73012 Cell: [405]206-4767 Home: [405]513-8299 Summary. Professional writer, editor, problem solver, manager, skilled and experienced in every area of advertising/marketing/communications. Can assume responsibility for project at any stage of development. Works well independently or as team member. Punctilious about meeting deadlines, budget limitations, and client expectations. Produces work of highest quality with little or no learning curve. More than 20 years experience working with local, regional, national and international firms. Positions held in the past. Creative Director, Copy Chief, Senior Copywriter, Copywriter, PR Account Executive, A/V Director, Owner/CEO of Davidson Associates, WADCO Inc., and Rent-a-writer. As Davidson Associates, WADCO, Inc. and Rent a Writer, a creative resource for the Southwest and beyond, I work with local, regional, and national advertisers on a contract basis, developing a wide variety of marketing/communications tools, from creation of single sales letters to design and implementation of comprehensive marketing plans. Past/current clients include several retail businesses, a $5 billion national financial services firm, the world's largest food distributor, a national software manufacturer and distributor, an international energy firm, one of America's largest insurance groups ($5 billion in assets, NYSE firm), several non-profit organizations (Boy Scouts, Regional Food Bank, United Way, Sunbeam Family Services, Junior Achievement and others locally) and hundreds of others in all types of businesses. For seven years as Creative Director, Smith & Associates, a 25-year-old advertising/public relations agency, I was responsible for concept, development, and dissemination of the creative product. S&A is primarily a business-to-business agency, with special emphasis on direct response. Several of the agency’s clients were the largest companies in the world in their industries. Ackerman Associates Advertising, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ft. Worth Oklahoma's largest advertising agency. Started as PR Account Executive, became Copywriter, then Copy Chief, then Director of Creative Services. As Director of Creative Services for 5 years was responsible for creative output of three offices, with staff of 12 creative people, including 6 copywriters and 5 artists, servicing more than 100 clients in all types of businesses. Industry recognition. My work has won more than 100 local, regional, national, and/or international awards. Campaigns you may remember include “Thank Heaven for Seven-Eleven,” their national theme for the past 30 years, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” which became an instant cliché, “We’ll do whatever it takes,” written for Mathis Brothers and picked up by Digital and Citicorp (among others), “We got some,” another Seven-Eleven campaign, and others. Additional information. I have been a part of the acting community since 1970, appearing in many productions, including starring roles in Sound of Music, Call Me Madame, Best Little ********** in Texas, Follies, Company, and others.
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Colleen Tvorik - Freelance Blog Writing & Content Writing
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I am a freelance copywriter specializing in creating engaging copy for press releases, websites, catalogs, blogs, brochures and all types of collateral material. In addition to beginning my career in Media Relations at Michigan State University, I also have the tremendous experience of working as a National Sales Manager, Event & Meetings Sales Manager, Conference Services Manager and Catering Sales/Wedding Manager for Canyons Resort. My sales and event planning skills add a unique element to my writing and public relations skills, as I have a tremendous understanding of building and cultivating customer relationships. At Canyons, I wrote the majority of published articles for the resort’s Conference Sales Quarterly Newsletter. I’ve also written press releases for PlanningFamily.com, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) oriented articles for Powderhound Marketing. Powderhound Article: http://naturalmountainhealth.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/fall-allergy-remedies/ Additionally, I am a contributor for UtahOutside.com. Recent UtahOutside.com article: http://www.utahoutside.com/2011/12/learn-to-telemark-in-the-wasatch/ I have absolute confidence in my ability to produce powerful, accurate copy for your organization. My experience allows me to complete projects from concept to the final stages at a quick pace to meet fast paced deadlines. RESUME: EXPERIENCE: Freelance Copywriter 2008 - Present Creator of compelling copy for corporations, magazines and websites including Powderhound Marketing, Backcountry.com, UtahOutside.com, PlanningFamily.com, and Canyons Resort. Canyons Resort, Park City, UT Sales Manager, Executive Meetings September 2009-October 2011 Sold hotel guestrooms, catering services and banquet facilities to groups of under 31 room nights through direct client contact to maximize total room revenues and profit margin for resort’s four hotels Utilized relationships from seven years with Canyons Resort to maintain & increase market share for Northeast Territory as well as Utah Territory Conducted tours of hotel and banquet facilities, entertained prospective clients and sold vision of resort Compiled creative proposals designed to promote resort’s hotels and venues to prospective clients Devised strategies for selling new venues which have opened around the resort in 2010/11 Assisted Director of Marketing, Lodging with writing internal copy for Canyons Conference Sales Department National Sales Manager, June 2008-September 2009 Sold hotel guestrooms, catering services and banquet facilities to groups of greater than 30 room nights by developing and maintaining relationships with key clients in order to maximize total rooms revenues and profits for resort’s four hotels Established client base of organizations, associations, and corporate business for the West Coast Territory through direct outside and inside sales efforts as well as representing the resort at key trade shows and conventions Negotiated guestroom rates, meeting room rental, function space and hotel services within approved conference-booking guidelines Corresponded to clients via customer service letters, sales letters, proposals and contracts Conducted tours of hotel and banquet facilities, entertained prospective clients and sold vision of resort Assisted Director of Sales with implementation of resort’s sales operating plan by achievement of quarterly and yearly room nights/revenue goals Catering Sales Manager August 2006-June 2008 Catering Sales contact for all single-day functions including weddings and social functions Performed sales calls and network with both clients and potential clients in Salt Lake Valley. Worked with incoming leads and prospected potential business as well as drew up proposals and contracts for potential groups Performed site tours with potential and brought potential groups to contracting stage, selling the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center, Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge Sold mountain activities during both summer and winter seasons. Planned all conference details and catering options and oversaw rooming list and billing details Arranged banquet Information through Delphi Banquet Event Orders and a Group Resume Worked with banquet staff to ensure meetings ran efficiently while group was on property Worked closely with outside vendors Event & Meeting Sales Manager May 2004-August 2006 Worked with incoming leads, prospect potential business and repeat clients west of the Mississippi. Performed sales calls and networked with both clients and potential clients in Salt Lake Valley Performed site tours with potential clients of Grand Summit and Sundial Lodge Brought potential groups to contracting stage, selling the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center, Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge Sold mountain activities during both summer and winter seasons Drew up proposals and contracts for potential groups. Planned all conference details and catering options, oversaw rooming list and billing details Arranged banquet information through Delphi Banquet Event Orders and a group resume. Worked with banquet staff to ensure meetings ran efficiently and smoothly while group was on property High Mountain Properties, Park City, UT Sales & Marketing Coordinator July 2002-February 2004 Coordinated communication of contracted group material between the National Sales Manager and property/reservation staff Produced group contracts and proposals in absence of the National Sales Manager and Assisted the accounting department with billing of all group reservations Performed site tours with potential group and wholesale clients Designed advertisements and marketing materials for both print and web Worked on several photography projects including individual photographing of each unit in the HMP inventory. Edited and enhanced shots via Adobe Photoshop Assisted Director of Sales and Marketing with management of High Mountain wholesale partners inventory and contracts Michigan State University Sports Information, East Lansing, MI Sports Information Student Assistant 1997-2001 Staffed home events and was contact for day-to-day media relations Wrote press releases, program features and designed and wrote media guides. Updated Fax-on-Demand and the official Michigan State Athletics Web site Statistician for 2000 Michigan State men’s and women’s soccer teams Wrote and designed 1997-98 and 98-99 MSU women’s tennis media guides, 1998-2000 MSU women’s crew media guides Wrote and designed 1999 Big Ten Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament Program; served as primary contact for the Tournament Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, May 2001 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Academic Achievements: Two-time dean’s list honoree and member of the Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honorary Society of Journalism G.P.A.: 3.4/4.0 Emphasis Areas: Public Relations and Environmental Studies Study Abroad: “Reporting in the British Isles” – Studied journalism in Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales from May 11 to June 17, 2000 – Toured newspapers, radio and television stations Wrote extensive magazine articles relating to the experience Activities: Mountain biking, cyclocross, road cycling, triathlons, trail running, equestrian sports, backcountry skiing, telemark skiing. Organizations: Utahmountainbiking.com Race Team, Team Sugar Women’s Mountain Biking Guide, Michigan State Alumni Association, United States Equestrian Federation
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Ross Carne - Freelance Audio Editing & Magazine Design
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Ross Carne Special Skills • Drove taxi’s for 12 years and learned to deal with all types of people from drunks on Saturday night to little old ladies during the week. I often transported E-3 clients from their group homes to their day program sites. Work Experience • Freelance writer since 2009 doing internet writing jobs and doing blog entries. • Ace Taxi Inc., Driver, 1998-2009. This entailed more than simple driving people around. It involved little things like making correct change. Transmit fare totals over the CB radio to central dispatch. Also, take next call location from the dispatcher. Keeping an accurate personal record of fares, which were matched with dispatcher’s computer totals? I made suitable conversation with different type of passengers. • LifeCHANGE PUBLISHING, Freelance writer, 1988—1998. Writing a weekly column in the local newspaper. Selling magazine ideas to editors and then writing articles to national Christian magazines. • Canada Christian College, College course developer, 1985—1988. • Jean Vanier Catholic School, supply teacher, 1985. Education • Vancouver Bible College, BA in Theology, 1978. • Pacific Vocational Institute, Welding Ticket, 1979. • McMaster University, MA in Teaching, 1984. Accomplishments • Learning to walk without a limp on an artificial leg after transport truck accident in 1976. • Raising a son while my wife had a good banking job. • Doing all forms of cable television work including everything from camera work to producer of my own shows. • Sound and lighting production for Theatre Collingwood. • On the executive of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship and production of monthly dinner meeting with a guest speaker. • Working in the community on different boards and organizations.
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Terry Hackett - Freelance Copywriting & Annual Report Writing
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WORDS. IDEAS. ANSWERS. A Creative Director for 15 years and writer for more than 25. In early 2006, I resigned from Denver's largest agency, Integer - part of Omnicom, to go full-time as a freelance writer. Spent 20 years in Chicago building Fortune 500 brands at such major agencies as Bozell, J. Walter Thompson, and Leo Burnett. I wrote and produced TV & radio spots, B2C & B2B print ads, billboards, brochures, business films, collateral, direct mail and web sites, as well as fully integrated campaigns. Over the years I've also written and produced live business theater and conferences. For the last three years I've written and helped live produce the Carlson Hotels Worldwide global business conference: speeches, videos, skits, etc. If you're looking for strategically smart, compelling, business buildings ideas, we should talk today. Operators are standing by (well, actually, that would be me.)
Sedalia, Colorado, United States
Joel Soetendorp - Freelance Comedy Writing & Speech Writing
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4.0
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$25
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I have been working as a writer for the last 10 years. I have written spec scripts, screen plays, sketches for stage shows and radio production. I have also edited speeches and comedy routines for professional standups. This is in addition to contributing to various blogs and writing jokes for greeting cards and mobile phone companies. Recently I have been writing; skits for a Rodeo clown, ghost writing books, SEO articles and short corporate video scripts.
United Kingdom
Jarid Champagne - Freelance Art & Children's Book Illustration
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5.0
2 Skills
$40
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Jarid Champagne is a Calgary based, self-taught, emerging, surrealist Painter. He opened the Pop Surrealism gallery “World’s Greatest Art Studio/Gallery” at Calgary’s Art Central in November of 2011. Upon the closure of Art Central, and having moved into his home studio, Jarid relocated to the Okanagan in B.C’s interior for a period of one year. Returning to Calgary, in the spring of 2017 he leased a studio space at Untitled Art Society Studios where he is working on his current collection. Jarid’s work has been showcased in publications, galleries, and private collections around Calgary and Western Canada.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Cherrill Randle - Freelance Songwriting & Writing
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I am a songwriter. I have been writing songs for quite some time now. I write R&B, country, pop and hip hop music. I am willing to work with someone is truly a music lover and takes it as serious as i do. I love music and look forward to doing business with anyone interested.
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Patrick Forrest - Freelance Graphic Design & Editing
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I, Patrick Forrest, am a young and up coming graphic designer, illustrator, animator and writer. I am currently a first year student at the University of Technology Sydney studying Deisgn in Visual Communications. My interest involve anything creative, including art, animation and writing. I also enjoy cycling and reading. achievements Year 12 Academic Excellence Award for first Place in: English Advance, English Extension 1 English Extension 2 Ancient History Studies of Religion II Year 11 Academic Achievement award for first place in: English Advance English Extension 1 Visual Arts Ancient History Studies of Religion II
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marie Sturman - Freelance Caricature Art, Illustration, Art, Painting, & Cartooning
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3.0
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Caricatures priovde both delightful entertainment as well as lasting keepsakes of your special event. M.C. specializes in black and white, head and shoulders, quick draw caricatures (1 to 3 minutes per face). M C has performed at numerous corporate, community, university and private functions in Pittsburgh, as well as Las Vegas including the Three Rivers Arts Festival, where she is consistently one of the tops in caricature sales. M.C. is a member of the ISCA (International Society of Caricature Artists) & the Pittsburgh Society of Artists Ideal for parties, picnics, weddings, reunions, Bar Mitzvahs, holidays, conventions, conferences, grand openings...etc. Great for all ages
pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States