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Laurie W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 7, 2012

Laurie W.

Expert content manager and community builder
   United States
  |   Camano Island, WA
  |  10:03 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I enjoy working with people who have a clear vision and goals. A wide range of career and life experiences make me an asset when it comes to planning and executing marketing and PR strategies, as well as writing content and business documents. I enjoy writing in any style or project, I am a fast and able writer with a penchant for humor writing.

I am a published writer with 25 years experience in print and on-line media. I have edited one large compilation non-fiction work and authored a creative self help guide. I have content development...

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Portfolio

Creative director and primary content curator for Crochet Liberation Front community...
Creative director and primary content developer for on-line social network using Ning...
Creative director and social media content management for on-line social media site....
http://www.hookey.org

Skills (5)

Tested
Speech Writing
U.S. Public Speaking Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Passed
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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Passed
Constant Contact
Constant Contact Skills Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Passed

Service Description

Writing:

Published two books: Crochet Liberation Front First Ever Book and Super Awesome Guide to Gift Giving

Published in Interweave Crochet (National Publication)

Blog writing, articles, feature stories, business reports and web content management. (See portfolio)

Training and Presentations

More than a decade training and presenting sales and marketing skills to international sales teams in West Africa, Middle East and Western Europe. Creation of interactive training materials for sales teams, marketing teams, as well as lead presenter to high level clients.

As a passionate and humorous speaker I am often requested to speak at the local chamber of commerce, community organizations and retreats on a variety of topics, all of which center around building relationships and communicating effectively.

Recent talks: March 2012 Camano Island Chamber of Commerce - Putting the Social into Social Marketing

April 2012 for Stanwood Edward Jones Branch (Jerry Wells), Building Client Relationships workshop.

May 5, 2012 Scheduled: Women's Expo, Camano Island, WA Mini consultations to micro/solopreneurs on clarifying business mission/vision.

Other services: Clear concise business communications, strategic planning, creative writing, feature writing, and basic blogging, email campaigns and social media.

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Employment

Maestra Communications & Business Services
Owner/Content Manager
2011 - Present
Consult with micro and small business to create effective, low budget marketing plans, train in social media and leveraging word of mouth.
Camano Made Handspun Yarn and Design
Creative Director and Owner
2006 - Present
What began as a small hobby business in 2006 morphed into what is now known as Crochet Liberation Front a multi-faceted online community and membership service. Which has grown to reach thousands...
Christ the Healer, UCC
Developing Capable People Instructor
2001 - Present
On going connection with this spiritual community in Portland, Oregon has privileged me with the ability to consult and facilitate the DCYP program to parents, youth workers and married couples. I...

Education

United States International University
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations
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CMS
Blogging
Writing
Webinars
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