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Christa N. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 22, 2013

Christa N.

Creative copy that works for you!
   United States
  |   Redondo Beach, CA
  |  8:24 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

A seasoned writer, copywriter, editor, and proofreader / copy editor, I have 10+ years of experience in corporate PR and marketing communications, creating copy for various sectors including: healthcare, medicine, science, education, business, technology, real estate, home design, arts and entertainment. I'm also a skilled interviewer and information gatherer, so whether you need content for your website, a research paper rewrite, an article on a new trend or a new spin on a time-worn topic, I can write it for you. I'm a results-oriented,...

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Jan 19, 2011|Press Releases|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Courtesy of Cambridge Healthtech Institute 2010
http://www.adaptcongress.com
Magazine article on noise hazards for children
http://www.hei.org/news/publications
Article on Using Mobile Applications for College
http://www.matchcollege.com/articles/Using-the-Ipad-or-Iphone-As-a-Tool-for-College-Achievement?article_id=13
Human Interest and Health article
Scientific Research Article
http://www.hei.org
Medical Expert Interview
Public Health Concern article
medical device article
http://www.hei.org
Pediatric Science article
Expert Profile sample
http://www.hei.org
Event Announcement for Web, Biotechnology
http://www.biomarkerworldcongress.com
Expert Biography for Press Kit, Web
http://newsroom.hei.org/pr/hei/102517.aspx
Copy for website landing page
http://www.sagehomedesigns.com
HEI Protects Consumer Hearing Health
http://www.hei.org
Audio Pros Receive Free Hearing Screenings at AES Convention
http://www.hei.org
Charity-Celebrity Fundraising Event
http://www.hei.org
Health Campaign Aimed at Teens
http://www.hei.org/newsroom
Grants Awarded for Hearing Health Research
http://www.hei.org
Web Copy for Home Staging Site
http://www.sagehomedesigns.com
Web copy for Home Staging and Design Site
http://www.sagehomedesigns.com
Reducing College Stress, Article for MatchCollege.com
http://www.matchcollege.com/articles/Reducing-Stress-at-College?article_id=14
Press Release: Energizer Battery Sponsors Audiologist
http://www.hei.org/newsroom
Web article on Freshman Weight Gain
http://www.matchcollege.com/articles/Avoid-Gaining-the-Traditional-15-Pounds-at-College
Web Content for Naturopathy Website
http://www.seattle-naturopath.com
Web Copy for Specialty Wedding Site
http://www.lilmissiwedding.com

Skills (6)

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English
English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

For several years I was editor of a healthcare publication for a scientific research institute, as well as its corporate communications/pr director -- responsible for creating articles for print publication and the website. I also wrote the annual report, press releases and media alerts, medical device descriptions, expert biographies, VIP interviews, speeches, scripts for special events, event invitations, program outlines, radio promotions, and copy for social media.

Other writing and editing experience includes newsletters, articles and marketing materials for education, technology, healthcare, biotechnology, non-profit, consumer products, and B2B services.

One of my specializations is translating complex topics into accessible, easy-to-grasp copy that appeals to a broad consumer audience.

Previous writing for media and marketing campaigns has garnered the following awards:

North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Certificate of Excellence

Communicator Award of Distinction

Galaxy Honors Award for Print Publication

My writing experience and services include:

-Articles, long or short copy
-Abstracts
-Brochures
-Event announcements and invitations
-Posters
-Ad copy
-Product descriptions and packaging
-Newsletters
-Magazines
-Annual reports
-Case studies
-Corporate or client profiles
-Press releases
-Media pitch letters
-Media alerts & invitations
-Event scripts
-Speeches
-Web copy
-SEO content
-Email campaigns
-Call to action - request for papers, proposals...

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Employment

Internet Brands, Inc.
Health Editor
2012 - Present
Editing and writing Web content and marketing copy for the company's portfolio of 15+ health websites and related blogs and magazines. Strategizing content & social media, creating editorial...
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Copy Editor / Event Producer
2008 - 2010
Creating, proofing and routing marketing copy for events (print and digital media). Managing and coordinating documents and logistics for events; liaising with all staff and VIPs.
House Ear Institute
Editor / Writer
2000 - 2008
Editing, writing and managing signature publication for scientific research institute; directing all media/communications (press releases, fact sheets, bios, press conferences, etc.).
The Bohle Company
Assistant Account Executive
1999 - 2000
Agency: writing press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, bios and marketing/media reports for technology clients.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Master's Degree, African Area Studies
- 1999
San Francisco State University
Bachelor's Degree, Theatre Arts
- 1984

Keywords

press releases
articles
copywriting
web copy
editing
medical and science writing
SEO content
proofreading
reports
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