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Barbara V. | Elance
 
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Barbara V.

Professional Writing & Copy Editing For All Needs
   United States
  |   Burbank, CA
  |  1:29 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

Having written for The Walt Disney Company for nearly a decade, I’m seasoned in creating a wide range of targeted, topnotch communications for one of the world’s most recognized brands.

From SEO-friendly feature stories, bios, blogs, interviews, and general web/print content to a full range of marketing collateral (banners, brochures, email blasts, one-sheets, etc.), press releases, product descriptions, video scripts, and social media posts, if words are involved, I've crafted them.

With an impeccable eye for detail and intrinsic...

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Portfolio

Researched, wrote and edited the final feature story on various Disney luminaries who...
Interviewed various Park management, then wrote/edited the final article on new shows...
Interviewed Mrs. Miller, and then wrote/edited the story about her father, Walt Disney,...
Researched, wrote, and edited the final article on the Disney-Pixar film, "Cars...
Interviewed Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Lanzisero, then wrote and edited the final...
Interviewed, wrote, and edited the final feature story on Disney Legend/ composer...
Interviewed Walt Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine, then wrote and edited the final article...
Interviewed Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, then...
Wrote copy for client's brand-new site.
Wrote copy for client's brand-new site.
Wrote copy for client's brand-new site.
Conceived campaign to generate brand awareness; crafted all copy for website, email...
Conceived campaign to generate brand awareness; crafted all copy for website, email...
Conceived the "COLOR MY TODDWORLD" campaign/live charity event to generate...
Conceived the "COLOR MY TODDWORLD" campaign/live charity event to generate...
Conceived the "COLOR MY TODDWORLD" campaign/live charity event to generate...
Crafted copy and designed layout for ATT affiliate sales landing site.
Crafted copy and designed layout for ATT affiliate sales landing site.
Crafted copy and designed layout for ATT email blast.
Crafted copy and designed layout for company job fair brochure.
Conceived campaign for client, E*Trade, designed layout and crafted copy.
Conceived campaign for client, E*Trade, designed layout and crafted copy.
Wrote copy for all Disney Mobile advertising.
Wrote copy for all Disney Mobile advertising.
Wrote copy for shareholder insert.

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Tested
Web Content Creation

Service Description

I offer 15-plus years of expertise in developing effective, SEO-friendly print, digital/interactive, marketing, and direct response communications, as well as social media content proven to drive traffic, enhance search engine rankings, and enhance brand awareness.

Solid experience in entertainment, e-commerce, fashion, art/design, advertising, licensing, product development, crowdfunding, and public relations enables me to write targeted copy on any topic.

Clients include law firms, non-profits, corporate recruiters, fitness apparel, education, technology, health/wellness, designers, artists, actors, animation companies, health/beauty sites, and pet specialty companies, to name a few.

My press releases have garnered attention from some of the world's top publications, including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NY DAILY NEWS, THE VILLAGE VOICE, PEOPLE, VOGUE, VANITY FAIR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, and many others.

I've written and edited hundreds of published articles, interviews, and websites, employ SEO/SEM best practices, and follow AP Style Guide/The Chicago Manual of Style. I strive to consistently exceed a client's expectations and numerous recommendations speak to my success rate.

Specialties Include:

• Advertising (online, radio, television)
• Apps
• Blog Posts
• Brochures
• Catalogs
• Corporate Bios
• Crowdfunding Campaigns (Descriptions, Rewards, Video Scripts)
• Emails
• Feature stories
• Gaming
• Interviews (Red Carpet and One-on-One)
• Informative Reviews
•...

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Employment

Disney Interactive
Senior Writer, Editor, Original Content Creation
2006 - Present
Disney Mobile
Writer
2005 - 2006
Mike Young Productions/Taffy Entertainment
Freelance Writer & Event/Sponsorship Coordinator
2004 - 2005
Freelance
Creative Director, Writer, Editor
2001 - 2005
VH1
Creator/Co-Executive Producer
2003 - 2004
Paradigm Direct
Assistant Creative Director
2000 - 2000
Toysrus.com
Writer, Editor
1999 - 2000
Metrocomm
Creative Director, Writer
1998 - 1999
Fame
Creative Director, Writer
1995 - 1998
Windsor-Grammercy
Creative Director, Designer - GLAMOURPUSS Division
1993 - 1995
Barbara Vay Inc.
Creative Director, Designer, Owner
1988 - 1993

Education

School of Visual Arts
BFA
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Editor
Copywriter
Blogger
Editorial
Content Creation
Web Content
Branded Entertainment
Scriptwriter
Social Media Content
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