Says a global director at one of the world's major management consultancies, "Outstanding writer. Would work with her again anytime, anywhere." Another client states, "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done."
Why such accolades? Because I get results. I write and edit white papers, books, blogs, articles, and press releases for business people who don't have the time to write for themselves -- and my copy is always compelling.
In the bricks-and-mortar world, I spent three years as a columnist and editor for a top financial news website, three years as marketing communications director for an Inc. 500 tech company, and several years as a contributing writer for one of America's leading weekly alternative newspapers.
Let's discuss how I can put my skills to work for you. As soon as you select me for your project, I will be available by phone, Skype, and/or email to ensure your job is completed as expected, on budget, and within your timeframe.
T E S T I M O N I A L S:
"Beth, you nailed it!! This is exactly what we need!" (PR client)
"Outstanding writer. Would work with her again anytime, anywhere" (Ghostwriting client)
"Sweet mercy these are great!!!!" (Tagline client)
"I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." (Travel-writing client)
"Beth was perfect. She understood the job from the get go." (Editing client)
"Beth, simply put: this article rules." (Article client)
"Incredible is all I have to say!!!!!!!!!!!" (Press release client)
"Thank you! Appreciate your urgency to complete the project." (Editing client)
E X P E R T I S E:
--Ghostwrite ebooks and articles
--White papers and books to establish clients as experts
--Top-notch editing and proofreading
--Write creative app descriptions that sell
--Write press releases that get noticed
--Create inventive slogans and taglines
--Sales letters and emails
--Five-star customer service for all clients
Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude
Coursework toward a Master's in English
Price | Writes
Ghostwriter and Principal Editor
2006 - Present
As a freelance ghostwriter and editor, I write compelling books, ebooks, articles, web copy that sells, and newsworthy PR pieces that get noticed.
I was a contributing writer for the second-largest group of alternative weekly papers in the U.S. While there, I wrote articles on a variety of subjects and earned cover-story placement a number of times.
I edit website copy to increase ranking and conversions; edit articles, books, fiction, and plays. I performed market research for a commercial outdoor furnishings company. My press releases have been picked up by The Wall Street Journal and other major media, as well as industry publications.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Concierge Supervisor/Employee of the Year
2001 - 2006
I learned world-class customer service while working for The Ritz-Carlton. I can translate these skills to assist any business, large or small. While with the company, I was named Five-Star Employee of the Year, and took a department ranked below corporate average in guest satisfaction to being tied for first place among all hotels worldwide. As the quality trainer for my staff, I wrote the department's training manual (100+ pages), and created an online version named a "best practice" by HR.
StockHouse Media Group
Copy Editor and Columnist
1998 - 2001
I honed my skills as an editor and writer while working for what was, at the time, Canada's busiest financial news site. I can put these talents to use for you, ensuring correct grammar, punctuation, and readability for your your site or documents. As chief copy editor, I edited daily articles by reporters located in the U.S., Canada, London, and Hong Kong. I created a style guide to ensure consistency, and trained new writers. I also wrote a weekly column about publicly traded companies.
Grant Proposals for Not-for-Profits
Freelance Proposal Writer
1994 - 1997
I won funding for nearly 70% of the grant proposals I wrote for several not-for-profits. If you need a winning grant-proposal writer or consultant, contact me.
Micro Dynamics, Ltd.
Marketing Communications Manager
1990 - 1994
If you're a tech company with great products, I can help develop your brand and get you noticed. For nearly four years, I managed public relations and press releases for an Inc. 500 software company, as well as the production of all marketing materials, brochures, sales collateral, and documentation. I earned cover-story placement in industry publications, won awards, placed speakers, and positioned the company as a leader in its industry.
My rate varies by project, but I am willing to negotiate to meet your needs. I will not take on a project unless I believe I can remain within its budget. As a standard, I include two rounds of corrections and minor revisions with all writing projects. Should the scope of work change substantially, additional charges will be incurred.
I prefer to work on fixed-price projects, but will consider hourly work. On hourly projects I will not use Elance's WorkView tracker, as it could compromise the privacy of my clients.
Per Elance's guidelines, I require clients to fund escrow before I begin work. If milestones are built into a project, I require the release of funds from a completed milestone followed by the funding of escrow of the next milestone before beginning to work on a subsequent milestone.
I offer quick turnaround times. Depending upon my schedule, 24-hour delivery may be available; a 50% premium may apply. Please inquire.
Copyright transfers to client upon payment in full.