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Nicole Kidder | Elance
 
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Nicole Kidder

Engaging Writer, Expert Editor
   United States
  |   Renton, WA
  |  7:53 am Local Time

Overview

Specialties: features and news writing; value-added website and SEO content; editing; cultural issues; fashion; business marketing; branding; press releases

If you care about quality over quantity and want someone who will treat your project with respect, I would love to work with you.

My extensive training has provided me with top-notch interviewing, writing and editing skills. The knowledge I have gained from my 17 years experience as a published journalist, Editor-in-Chief and PR professional has placed me in the Top 5 percent of...

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Aug 7, 2012|Press Releases|$150|Completed
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Jul 2, 2012|User Guides & Manuals|$450|Completed
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Portfolio

Researchers debate impact of ethnicity on health as legacy of abusive experiments keeps...
How seven local firms survive and thrive. ColorsNW Magazine Cover Story, July 2008,...
Exploring Alternative Parenting. ColorsNW Magazine Cover Story, February 2008, 3,800...
Sidebar for cover story on lack of involvement by people of color in mainstream...
Youth Speaks provides a platform for young poets to speak their minds. ColorsNW...
Sidebar to cover story on Barack Obama in 2008 primary election. ColorsNW Magazine,...
El Centro de la Raza, MEDC celebrate decades of service. ColorsNW Magazine, October...
ACT Theatre's Hansberry Project brings Black theater to new level. ColorsNW Magazine,...
News & Feature Writing; Editing & Proofreading; Marketing & Communication;...
The WBC is part of a national initiative to bridge the gap between the pool of...
Washington is one of only 11 states that granted undocumented students access to...

Skills (10)

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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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English
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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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. Culture
U.S. Culture and Etiquette Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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WordPress

Service Description

I apply a creative, strategic, and solution-oriented approach to each project I accept. With more than 17 years experience in writing, editing and public relations, I am an extremely organized, fast-paced, energetic individual who thrives in a deadline-driven environment and who seeks to learn something new in every challenge.

My passion is writing news and feature articles for publications and websites. I also thoroughly enjoy working with clients to develop and enhance their brand image. I can strengthen marketing materials, create engaging website copy or establish your company as an industry expert through informative ebooks, white papers and press releases. My strength is in crafting value-added, SEO-focused website content that balances what the consumer wants to know with what the client needs to communicate.



Recommendations:

"Nicole is an intuitive editor. Her attention to detail and her ability to clearly identify the direction of a story has made each of my articles a success."
~ Ramon Shiloh, author, illustrator, storyteller

"Nicole has managed to surprise me with her impeccable research skills as a writer. She is professional and highly reliable. She is a major asset."
~ Muju Naeem, Editor-in-Chief, Travel News Maldives

"Thank you. This is the most beautiful article I have read in a long time."
~ Max Martionii, fashion designer



Qualifications:

* Excellent command of grammar and AP/Chicago style rules; top-notch proofreading, writing, and...

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Employment

Kidder Creative Services
Owner
2005 - Present
Services include writing, research, proofreading, copy editing, public relations, graphic design, branding, and photography.
ColorsNW Magazine
Editor
2007 - 2009
Promotion from freelance writer to the online Editor-in-Chief for the multicultural-focused publication. Full management of weekly updates to website, including developing storyboards, writing...
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
Speaker's Bureau
2007 - 2009
Serve as a high school guest lecturer teaching students about the fashion and design industry. Deliver 17 curriculum-based courses ranging from the history of fashion to current graphic design...
Kaleidoscope Community, Inc.
Writer/Researcher/Fact Checker
2005 - 2007
Write articles for website showcasing the diversity of cultures throughout the world. Write 5,000 to 8,000-word articles regarding the role spiritual beliefs play in medical decisions.
Girl Scouts Totem Council
Communication Specialist
1997 - 2005
Writing projects include producing a quarterly newsletter, circulation 22,000; Oversee conception to completion: planning, research, interviews, writing, proofreading, branding, layout input, and...

Education

Certified DiversityTrainer
Certification: Diversity Assesments and Trainings
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Certified Council Trainer
Certified Trainer for Girl Scouts of the USA
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Seattle University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
1996 - 2000

Keywords

journalist
features writer
SEO content
editor
press releases
branding
cultures
fashion
nonprofit
white papers
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