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Joe Ross | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 11, 2015

Joe Ross

Experienced editor, writer and Wordpress admin
   United States
  |   Princeton, NJ
  |  2:47 pm Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $40

I make dry topics fascinating, write web copy that drives conversions, and help polish great writers into the best they can be.

A literature degree, a law degree, and almost ten years of editing, blogging, business writing, copywriting and fiction make me an asset on a wide variety of project types.

Whether you need the eye of a native English speaker and writer, you're preparing your manuscript for submission to the publisher, or you need to make a big presentation, you'll consider your money well-spent when you see what we can do together.

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May 5, 2014|Creative Writing|$93|Working
Apr 28, 2014|Copywriting|$240|Completed
Apr 8, 2014|Copywriting|$81|Completed
Apr 8, 2014|Copywriting|$75|Completed

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Content creation, strategy and layout for a short-term apartment rental start-up using...
I was one of five founding editors. We purchased a custom Wordpress theme and...
As digital editor, I copywrite all content, enter into our CMS, manage all social media...
I was one of five finalists selected by to produce a paid sample introductory...
This is the Wordpress version of my personal blog, built to continue learning Wordpress...
A blog post i wrote announcing my first client's Zipcar integration, specifically cited...
Another example of copywriting to drive conversions, in a blog post for my first...

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Knowledge of WordPress 3.1 Skills Test
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Creative Writing
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DNS management

Service Description

I am an experienced writer and editor on a variety of platforms and channels.

I have been doing creative writing my whole life and focused on literary theory while earning my undergraduate degree in writing.

Years of blogging alone and with several friends at arts and culture sites we built have given me a great voice for blogs and friendly content marketing.

Law school empowered me with a solid research and analysis ability that I call upon during every project. Pennsylvania clients can take further advantage of my law license for writing, editing and fully licensed legal analysis.

My work as digital content editor at a business journal has exposed me to the tools and methods of journalism, giving me a well-rounded set of experience to bring to bear on your project's needs.

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Digital Content Editor
2013 - Present
I manage the digital side of NJBIZ, including what you see on the website, what you find on our social media accounts, and more. I work with our Managing Editor and Editor in Chief to develop...
Philadelphia Housing Authority
2012 - 2013
I was a litigation paralegal in the Office of General Counsel's Litigation subgroup. I handle intake for complaints filed against the Authority and manage our subpoena response workflow. I also...
KeyPulp LLC
2011 - 2012
I am among the founding members of Philly-centric arts, culture and trends site We started the website, and its companion company KeyPulp Media LLC, in early 2011. It is currently on...
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Management Specialist
2010 - 2012
I was reassigned to my previous role in the Office of the Executive Director, where I managed incoming and outgoing correspondence, constituent services, and follow-up with senior staff members...
Associate Editor
2006 - 2011
As an associate editor, I share editorial duties with an amazing group of talented Philadelphians. We cover music, news, culture, and anything else about Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Management Specialist
2009 - 2010
I worked again in PHA's Quality Assurance Department, assisting in the review of internal policy documents, training materials, presentations, and execution of Site-Based Quality Assurance Reviews...
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Asset Manager
2008 - 2009
I worked for a time as a property manager for a portion of the Scattered Sites portfolio of the Public Housing Program. I collected rent, performed housekeeping inspections, and processed tenant...
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Management Specialist
2008 - 2008
I worked as a correspondence specialist in the Office of the Executive Director, using customized PeopleSoft CRM software to handle all forms of incoming correspondence. I also worked with the...
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Management Trainee
2007 - 2008
I began at PHA working in the Quality Assurance Department, providing document review services. I reviewed, revised, and edited policies and procedures, Site-Based Quality Assurance Reviews,...
Idea Lab Inc
2007 - 2007
Researched marketing and publicity leads for clients Performed revisions of ad copy Drafted press releases and article pitches Discussed the applicability of emerging new media paradigms to the...
Office Team (Temporary Staffing)
Property Manager
2007 - 2007
On-Site Management
Solomon Edwards Group (Temporary Staffing)
Client - Temporary Employment Staffing
2006 - 2006
Conducted data entry in the New Business division of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in Philadelphia, PA Worked as part of the Middle Office Service Team in the Customer Support Services division of...
Middle States Association
Administrative Assistant
2004 - 2004
I was responsible for office and clerical tasks in an office of about nine people. Also, I managed mailings of Middle States literature and accreditation documents, filed Association reports and...


Saint Joseph's University
Bachelor of Arts
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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copy editing
content marketing
web copy
business writing
legal writing
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Member Since
September 2013
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