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Jen McGahan | Elance
 
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Jen McGahan

Writing solutions. Advancing your message.
   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  7:27 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $71

Simple: I represent you in print, making you look good, clarifying your message, and getting your customers to pay, click, understand or love you.

A strong sales and marketing background enables me to flavor each piece with your unique voice to serve your customers and reach your target market. You'll get writing that sparkles -- never bland copy.

The heart of good writing is the human element. Asking questions, drawing information from people and finding great quotes distinguish my work. Being a language sponge, I can absorb your voice...

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Skills (5)

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English
English Vocabulary Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Writing
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Service Description

A great writer is someone who:

Reads great writing.
Writes every day.
Writes in several genres.
Asks good questions.
Places a high value on communication.
Edits.
Personally commits.
Loves to write.

I am an experienced, published writer working from a well equipped, organized home office. I use a laptop and a desktop computer, a good pinter/fax/scanner, a speaker phone, and recorder. I'm set up and backed up.

Although trained in the Elements of Style, and the good old five-paragraph essay, I love this digital media, too! I understand the importance of writing captivating articles which include appropriate keyword density and other SEO tools. Too often I come across web articles in which key words and phrases are glaringly obvious. My goal for guiding folks to your website is to provide content which is actually interesting, making you look good with fluid and relevant copy.

I'm proud of my work and pay serious attention to detail and thoroughness. When you hire me, you get ME -- not someone outsourced from India or Ukraine, and not someone I work with. I'm the writer here.

My work is who I am, and represents me (unless I'm lucky to meet you in person some day) so you will always get my best. I have the utmost respect for your bottom line. I understand that you can choose a different writer at any time. I want to be someone you rely on in the future.

I'm comfortable writing in MANY GENRES:
Articles
Feature articles (people and events)
Web content
E books...

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Employment

Co-owner, ChartingDreams.com
small biz email, coaching and writing,
2009 - Present
I partner with an internet marketing professional helping small business make the most of the internet to reach customers. We produce and test email campaigns, optimize landing pages, and advise on...
Freelance Writer
Writing, editing, and marketing
2006 - Present
I write web content, press releases, feature articles, and marketing materials for various local businesses and non profits in the Austin area.
In Print:
Wrote features, articles, and press releases for publication
1987 - Present
Published in West Austin News, Westlake Picayune, Laurus Poetry, Art Doll Quarterly, Lake Travis View, and Portals Zine. Wrote and self published an art tutorial for a workshop I hosted. Wrote...
Nanometrics, Inc.
Sales and marketing engineer
1996 - 1997
Met with customer engineers and relayed measurement concerns to software and hardware engineers at a thin film metrology equipment company serving the semiconductor industry. Communicated...
Norwest Bank, NE
Teller sales and service manager
1992 - 1995
Managed tellers. Sold financial services to banking customers. Prepared and maintained teller area in two city branches for audits. Highest teller sales referrals, service scores and audit...

Education

University of NE - Lincoln
B.A. English
1985 - 1990

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article
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marketing
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