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Mary Jones | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 13, 2013

Mary Jones

Copywriter/Editor with creative writing background
   United States
  |   New York, NY


Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I have a B.A. from Northwestern University (major: Creative Writing) and an M.A. from Rutgers University (English Literature). I am currently looking for a permanent position in copywriting at an ad agency, and am looking to E-lance to help pay the bills and build up my portfolio. I have worked in several editorial positions: as the editor-in-chief of "Vibrato," the layout editor of "Helicon," and "Art + Performance," and the assistant managing editor of "StoryQuarterly Magazine."

My copywriting experience involves creating and marketing...

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I wrote this press release to help promote New Zealand band The Enright House's new EP....
The brief is to help market all-natural New Zealand fruitcakes as a boutique product...
This is the first of three outdoor and print ads I did as part of a speculative...
This is the second of three outdoor and print ads I did as part of a speculative...
This is the first of three outdoor and print ads I did as part of a speculative...
This is a speculative ad I wrote, designed, and created on photoshop. It's meant to...
While aspects of this newsletter are not necessarily to my personal taste, I've...
This academic paper showcases my ability to research and edit a large amount of...
I wrote this article back in December 2000 for Chicago's Art + Performance magazine.
I wrote this album review for Chicago's Art + Performance magazine.
I helped design the album art work for The Enright House's first LP "A Maze and...
I designed and produced the layout of Vibrato magazine on Quark. This is a sample...
This is also an example of the layout I did for Vibrato.
Here is a selection from my creative portfolio. I wrote this short story in 2002, and...
Another selection from my creative portfolio, this is a poem I wrote in 2004 while...
The final selection from my creative portfolio, this is an essay I wrote while studying...
I write recaps and essays for reality TV website Here's a piece I...

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Service Description

I live in Manhattan, and having just finished my Master's Degree, I'm interested in freelance work as a way to pay off some loans, and because I genuinely enjoy the work. At the moment I'm looking for a permanent position in agency copywriting field.

I am proficient in French, should translation be necessary.

My background in creative writing gives me the flexibility to write persuasively on a number of topics. I can adopt other writing styles easily, and change my voice to better suit the product. My M.A. concentrated on the popularity of the novel, so I have a feeling for materical to which audiences respond.

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Laura Terry
Freelance Editor
2004 - Present
Laura Terry is a self-published graphic novelist with books for sale in New York, San Francisco, and Texas. I helped edit the content, sentence structure, and narrative flow of her first novel,...
Plano Radiology Center
Marketing Copywriter
2004 - 2006
I created a screen ad shown at local movie theaters, wrote copy for medical brochures, and collaborated on logo design and unorthodox marketing approaches
StoryQuarterly Magazine
Assistant Managing Editor
2003 - 2004
Worked on the selection of content with editors Mary South and MMM Hayes; cleaned copy: line-editing, stream-lined layout. Formatted the articles and stories into QuarkXpress


Rutgers University
Master of Arts
2006 - 2008
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Arts
2000 - 2004
The Hockaday School for Girls
High School
1994 - 2000
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Member Since
April 2008
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Mary Jones