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Allison K. | Elance
 
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Allison K.

Writer and PR/Marketing Consultant
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

With a hybrid background in writing/editing, public relations, and marketing, I offer a broader understanding of the overall methods and objectives of communication. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and six years of experience in public relations and marketing.

As a writer/editor, I use my keen editorial eye to meticulously read for grammar, syntax, punctuation, and general craft errors. I adapt my writing style to fit your organization's unique voice as well as the medium of communication. In addition to fiction, I am...

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Jun 12, 2012|Public Relations Consulting|Private|Completed
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Skills (10)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Marketing
Marketing Methods and Techniques Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Event Planning
Event Planning Test
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Email
Email Etiquette Certification
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Microsoft Word
Online Writing
English Proofreading

Service Description

I look forward to working with you on your next project. Below is a list of my varied services. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Writing/Editing:
- Fiction
- Critical essays
- Editing/proofreading
- Press releases
- Website copy (SEO)
- Marketing collateral
- Newsletters
- Brochures
- News articles
- Feature articles

Public Relations/Marketing:
- Media relations
- Marketing campaign development and execution
- Marketing collateral production
- Social media strategy development, monitoring, and management
- Website content management
- Content development
- Newsletter development and production
- Email marketing campaign strategy and management
- Event planning



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Employment

Spry Literary Journal
General Reader
2014 - Present
Read submissions in all genres and discuss submissions with other readers and editors within online submissions system
Signature Consultants
Marketing and Resource Coordinator
2012 - 2013
Provided marketing support to all 16 offices; Launched first internal newsletter and first centralized email marketing campaign; Developed and wrote content for internal and external communication...
Mason's Road Online Literary Magazine
Fiction Co-Editor
2012 - 2012
Collaborated with co-editor and editor-in-chief on publishing decisions; Read fiction submissions and facilitated discussions with readers within online submissions system; Edited selected authorís...
Calypso Travel and Cruise Center
Marketing Consultant
2011 - 2012
Developed and wrote content for e-newsletters and website; Researched and identified specials to promote; Created Facebook page and updated page with promotions
Phoenix Inc. Theatre Company
PR Representative on Board of Directors
2010 - 2010
Researched target media and composed media contact list; Wrote and distributed press releases and media alerts; Planned branding/fundraising event; Developed promotional campaigns for upcoming...
The Princeton Review
Manager of Marketing
2008 - 2010
Directed marketing efforts to promote graduate school preparatory courses; Increased MCAT course enrollments 88% year over year; Increased LSAT course enrollments 60% year over year; Increased...
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Public Relations Administrator
2007 - 2007
Researched target media and composed media contact list; Wrote and distributed press releases, which were picked up by every newspaper targeted; Created a press kit; Wrote and updated content on...
LSU Health Care Services Division
Communications Student Worker
2006 - 2006
Designed and wrote articles for the monthly internal newsletter; Researched leads and reported on events for the newsletter; Located, catalogued, and distributed pertinent news articles to HCSD...
Tiger Weekly
Senior Writer
2006 - 2006
Wrote news and feature articles; Served as advice columnist
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Intern
2006 - 2006
Compiled media contact list; Wrote and submitted press releases; Assisted with the planning of two large fundraisers; Designed program for fundraising event; Worked the events by setting up,...
The Daily Reveille
Contributing Writer
2006 - 2006
Wrote news articles; Reported on events
The Town Talk
Youth Council Writer
2004 - 2004
The Youth Council was comprised of high school students. We wrote articles that were published in this city newspaper.

Education

Fairfield University
Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing, Fiction
2011 - 2014
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication
2004 - 2008

Keywords

Writing
Editing
Marketing
Public Relations
Media Relations
Press Releases
Websites
Social Media
Newsletters
Content Development
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