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Brian Bixler | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2014

Brian Bixler

Experienced Journalist, Blogger, PR Professional
   United States
  |  11:09 am Local Time

Overview

If a fact-based article is what you need, my honed research skills and strict adherence to accuracy from being a journalist will come into play. If you want something more results-oriented to increase sales, my background in PR will deliver. And if a mixture of both is what you need, let me write your press release.
My successful career as a wordsmith has been varied and my experience runs the gamut from daily reportorial and feature articles as a just-the-facts journalist to persuasive sales-oriented writing as a public relations director....

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Portfolio

Cover design for organization newsletter
Newsletter cover design
Organization newsletter
Organization newsletter
Newsletter cover design
Organization newsletter
Article about retail/residential development in downtown West Palm Beach, FL.
http://www.hellowestpalmbeach.com/attractions/cityplace_work_play_live_in_the_heart_of_downtown_west_palm_beach/204931/
New Orlando theme park attraction
http://www.helloorlando.com/attractions/harry_potter_casts_a_spell_at_universals_islands_of_adventure/203937/
West Palm Beach attraction
http://www.hellowestpalmbeach.com/attractions/norton_museum_international_art_of_the_highest_caliber/204724/
Orlando restaurant review
http://www.helloorlando.com/restaurants/go_bananas_when_youre_looking_for_good_food_and_great_fun/204881/
Orlando restaurant review
http://www.helloorlando.com/restaurants/indulge_yourself_at_decadent_dessert_lady_cafe/204591/
West Palm Beach attraction
http://www.hellowestpalmbeach.com/attractions/the_gardens_mall_shopping_in_the_lap_of_luxury/205115/
Orlando attraction
http://www.helloorlando.com/attractions/ripleys_believe_it_or_not_orlando_new_and_improved_weirdness/204592/
West Palm Beach restaurant review
http://www.hellowestpalmbeach.com/restaurants/howleys_restaurant_a_throwback_to_1950s_west_palm_beach/205021/
Magazine cover for Kravis Center Corporate Partners newsletter
Newsletter for Kravis Center Corporate Partners
Kravis Center season brochure cover 2005-2006
Kravis Center season brochure 2005-2006
Kravis Center season brochure 2006-2007
Kravis Center season brochure 2006-2007
Orlando restaurant review
Orlando restaurant review
Orlando restaurant review
West Palm Beach restaurant review
West Palm Beach restaurant review

Skills (5)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

My work as a journalist has trained me for writing daily copy on tight deadlines.
As an online writer/editor, I have experience in SEO and filing stories through a content management system.
As a PR professional, I have produced entire magazines, including writing, editing, gathering visuals, proofreading and working with graphic designers to art direct covers and layout.

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Employment

Living Social
Copywriter
2012 - 2012
Produce daily copy for various cities for growing national website.
HelloMetro Inc.
Online writer/editor
2010 - 2011
Online editor and writer for a national news and city guide with websites throughout the United States. Produced content for several websites, including articles about events, attractions and...
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Director of public relations
2003 - 2009
Served as spokesperson and member of the management team for a nationally recognized performing arts center. Developed and maintained media relations and press releases. Wrote, edited and directed...
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Treasure Coast entertainment editor
1998 - 2003
Planned, edited, wrote and coordinated visual elements for weekend entertainment section of three daily newspapers. Part of a three-person management team that oversaw the features department at...
Vero Beach Press Journal
Feature writer/editor
1994 - 1998
Chief contributor to special sections. Wrote diverse features on topics running the gamut from arts and entertainment to real estate for daily sections. Reviewed Equity and community theater...
Various clients
Freelance writer
1991 - 1994
Copywriter, translator for English Text Company, The Hague, The Netherlands. Writer for Media Partners International, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, including features for the Holland Herald, KLM...
Florida Today
Arts and entertainment writer
1984 - 1991
Wrote weekly arts column and weekly entertainment column, restaurant and theater reviews. Sole feature writer for weekly arts section. Also contributed hard news stories to local section....

Education

Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
1980 - 1984

Keywords

journalist
public relations
entertainment
web content
article writing
press releases
blog
books
reviews
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