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Alana M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 2, 2015

Alana M.

Fast, efficient, creative, witty, smart, reliable!
   United States
  |   Las Vegas, NV
  |  3:37 am Local Time

Overview

I'm a college educated professional living in Las Vegas, NV. I love to write, pursuing projects that are both interesting and profitable. I work quickly without sacrificing quality, can shift my writing style from casual to technical, conversational in tone or skew towards more of a succinct reference angle. Remember - you get what you pay for! Though always competitive, I may not be the cheapest bid, but you'll have the peace of mind that comes with entrusting your work to someone who cares and takes pride in what they submit.

Though I've...

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Portfolio

Modified posting taken from my personal account of a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway....
http://alanaandzack.blogspot.com/
Several samples of basic SEO/blog articles I've done in the past. Great example of...
Full length restaurant review.
An article detailing the ins and outs of inpatient drug treatment, oxycodone addiction,...
A blog piece detailing the most memorable characters in the movie "The Hobbit: The...
Product description for well known children's toy retailer
The lost art of the aperitif
A brief introduction to the region and varietals of Bordeaux
Product descriptions for two different fragrances
Ten ways to lighten your load when you're traveling
Legal blog for a law firm on compartmental syndrome
A rundown of the best places to wine, dine, tour, and explore in the Napa Valley region.

Skills (15)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Creative Writing
English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Word
Resume Writing
U.S. Culture
Report Writing
English Punctuation
Business Writing
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Search Engine Marketing Certification
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Knowledge of Microsoft Office
English Proofreading

Service Description

My extensive portfolio reflects a wide ranging personal background and professional history. Having been raised by a restaurant-owning father and a mother who was a dedicated nurse, I went to college at the tender age 16 and immersed myself in a mixture of pre-med, business, and English classes, trying to soak up as much book knowledge as I could before heading off into the real world.

I've spent most of adult life discovering the world as an award-winning professional musician, sommelier, trained chef, and social media guru. In the immortal words of Wayne Campbell, I have an "extensive collection of name tags and hairnets." It is this passion for learning and sharing all the things I've been lucky enough to experience that led me to a successful career in writing.

I've written for numerous clients in the hospitality/food & wine world, using my SEO knowledge to boost the profile of online retailers and increase client's blog traffic by adding quality, non-puff pieces that are as interesting to consumers as they are useful to the client. In addition to the hospitality world, I also love writing travel-related pieces, have clients in the law and medical fields, and I've created thousands of product descriptions and other marketing material for major brand name clients and online retailers.

The goal is always to respect the reader, to be informative without ever being condescending, and to entertain with content that is engaging, memorable, and will keep both the reader...

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Keywords

wine
Las Vegas
culinary
chef
blog
music
travel
Ireland
SEO
how-to articles
product descriptions
restaurant
cooking
humor
sommelier
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Alana M. | Elance

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