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Brandon Hastings | Elance
 
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Brandon Hastings

Trusted MBA Business/Tech Writer & Wordsmith!
   United States
  |   Houston, TX
  |  11:02 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $120

Do you need words written in an exacting manner that provide business utility?

Purposeful. Practical. Precise. An accurate description of my approach to clients' projects and words I craft to accomplish their goals.

My business writing has done more than just make people say, "Wow, that's good writing!" It has achieved successful results, including garnering ~$750,000 in funding for one of NASA's IT programs.

Let me put words to digital paper to serve your business needs and provide stellar results. Problem solved. Value gained. You...

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Feb 1, 2016|Sales Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 20, 2015|Technical Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jun 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Apr 1, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Collaborated with the IT Labs program at NASA to write this 75-page annual report. The...
Authored this 800-word article for inclusion in NASA's IT Talk publication (October -...
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/693023main_ITTalk_OCT2012_Final.pdf
Created and refined the highlights of my qualifications, work experience, and education...
Authored this user guide for a client whose software users were having trouble...
Performed value-adding and substantive edits to this document for a client. This...

Skills (10)

Tested
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Technical Writing
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Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Copywriting
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Microsoft Word
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Service Description

You are the focus of my business and technical writing services. I ensure your goals are met through the content I create or add value to. Further, I always make sure to remain professional, reliable, communicative, and organized.

I approach every project with the same 100% attentiveness and strive to produce an optimal level of quality that provides true VALUE for your money. I will not accept a project if I believe I cannot provide this approach.

All of my writing services are tailored to your specific needs. I am an avid communicator and collaborator, and I make sure I understand your requirements before starting work, as well as throughout the life of the project.

I offer the following services (see below for more details on each):
1) Technical writing
2) Business writing
3) Rewriting
4) Editing and proofreading

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1) Technical writing
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A service and skill that requires acute attention to detail, significant organization, relevant research, and the ability to effectively communicate technical, advanced, or even simple concepts to various audiences. One must understand the audience and users and the content driver(s); further, what makes the content relevant and usable to them. With that understanding, I make technical writing an asset to any client in need of this service.

- Typical deliverables include user manuals, user guides, software manuals, employee handbooks, operations...

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Employment

Weatherford U.S.
Business Communication Consultant
2014 - Present
Technical writing project (ongoing): Provide technical writing services that focus on writing operations & maintenance manuals covering drilling products in the oil & gas sector for both field...
AXON Drilling Products
Business Communication Consultant
2013 - Present
Technical writing project (ongoing): Produce operations & maintenance documentation covering top drives and other drilling equipment for customers. Additionally, produce and edit other documents,...
Creative Learning Systems
Business Communication Consultant
2014 - 2014
Business writing project: Craft a marketing plan for business expansion into the US eLearning market for a small, UK-based firm. Research the US market for eLearning statistics, and perform an...
Visual Intelligence
Business Communication Consultant
2014 - 2014
Technical writing project: Improve documentation through substantive edits and creation of additional content to ensure usability of geoimaging software/hardware to decrease re-flights for...
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Technical Communication Consultant
2012 - 2014
Business writing / technical writing project: Create a comprehensive department manual (internal documentation) for the Employee Health & Well-being department to cover the new occupational health...
Direct Drilling Company
Technical Editor/Communicator
2012 - 2013
Technical editing project: Team-create maintenance documentation for shop personnel to disassemble, test, and reassemble tools received from field sites. Edit multiple procedural documentation to...
Visual Intelligence
Technical Writer/Communicator
2012 - 2012
Technical writing project: Rewrite and restructure technical user manuals (one 50 pages, one 110 pages) for geoimaging system and associated image processing software. Interview multiple subject...
Amazing Spaces
Technical Editor/Communicator
2012 - 2012
Business writing project: Edit and organize 500 pages of policies and procedures and company-related content in an outdated, incomplete corporate manual; separate into "company manual" and...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration-NASA
Technical Writer/Communicator
2012 - 2012
Business writing project: Create multiple deliverables for a NASA IT program, including the first annual report describing all 25 projects funded to date and 14 upcoming projects. Collaborate with...
Waller Marine/CITGO
Technical Writer/Editor/Communicator
2010 - 2011
Technical writing & editing project: Review and edit over 1,000 pages of operations and maintenance content for a $200 million power generation engineering project. Rewrite three barge system...

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Master of Business Administration
2013 - 2015
University of Houston
Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems
2004 - 2009
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Business Writing
Technical Writing
Content Writing
Copywriting
White Papers
Manuals
User Guides
Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
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