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Ariel V. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 29, 2008

Ariel V.

Great copy means a great first impression.
   United States
  |   North Kansas City, MO

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $45

My name is AJ Vanderhorst and Words w/ Verve is my freelance copywriting and blogging business. I have ten years of experience in the writing industry, including print advertising, television, online content, newspaper work and magazine writing.

As a freelancer, my calling card is clear, conversational copy that grabs the reader's attention and holds it. I'm at the top of my game and I'm ready to help your company win.

I can turn projects on a deadline, I bring a strong creative ethos to my work, and I enjoy collaborating. I'm new to...

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Portfolio

How do you write a short, appealing brochure about something as serious as...
As a guy with creaky knees, a repeatedly-sprained ankle, and the back of an 80-year-old...
This is a blog I created, where I write about books and theology. You can see my kiddo,...
This is one of a number of pieces I've contributed to Phog Blog, an NCAA sports site...
When this ad spot was produced, my towering, dramatic grandstand got cut in favor of a...
Some local color helped spice up this print brochure. This was part of a series I...
Most of the women and half the men I know have tried multiple diets over the last...
I got to cut loose and have some fun with the Statement on the bottom half of the page....
Anytime you get to make fun of Michael Jordan\'s minor league baseball career, it was a...
This assignment required lucid, readable copy that made technical sports therapy...
This company's physical facility is cutting-edge, so I decided the web description...
This is a post from a community blog I founded. Not everyone would get a kick out of...

Skills (5)

Tested
Technical Writing
Advertising
English
Business Writing
SEM

Service Description

Words w/ Verve delivers vivid, highly-targeted copywriting to businesses who need top quality copy that explains and sells.

Clients include companies in the medical, internet, athletic, and marketing industries, and the list is growing. Words w/ Verve typically works with a Design Coordinator or Manager, drawing from interviews, specs, or company objectives to create copy for websites, ad scripts, branding, or print.

AJ Vanderhorst, owner of Words w/ Verve, currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has a decade of experience in commercial copywriting, blogging, and editing.

My core values at Words w/ Verve are:

Integrity
Creativity
Efficiency
Energy
Clarity

Your satisfaction is guaranteed, and I'll work with you to ensure that all expectations are met. My goal is to produce compelling, well-targeted copy that grabs the reader's attention and holds it--copy that sells your product or service. Specifically, here are the hats I wear:

Freelance Copywriter
Web Copywriter
Commercial / Advertising Copywriter
Copy Editor
Freelance Blogger
Corporate Blogger

These are the services I provide:

Website and Internet Copywriting
TV Copywriting
Slogans and Taglines
Radio Copywriting
Newsletters
Promotional Brochures
Print Advertising Copywriting
Product Catalog Copywriting
Product Branding
Blogging

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Employment

Child Health Corporation of America
Technical Writer
2002 - 2005
Developed online tour of website and wrote User Guide for CHCA site.
Cornerstone Community Church
Copywriter
2000 - 2005
Wrote and edited website copy, produced newsletter, and developed flyers for event publicity.
Campus Ledger, Johnson County Community College
Editor-in-Chief
2000 - 2001
Hired and managed staff of 22 employees. Contributed articles to all sections of paper. Edited staff submissions for publication. Reviewed and approved final copy before press run.

Education

Midwestern Baptish Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
2004 - 2008
Thomas Edison State College
Bachelor of Arts, English
2001 - 2003

Keywords

Copywriting
Online Copywriting
Site Content
Blogging
Articles
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