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Blake Dvorak | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 23, 2014

Blake Dvorak

Clear. Concise. Compelling.
   United States
  |   Alexandria, VA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

Clear. Concise. Compelling. These are the essential elements of good communications. Regrettably, far too much communications, particularly business writing, is obscure, overwritten, and weak.

I have broad and in-depth experience in external and internal communications for a wide variety of organizations and individuals. As editor, two of my books debuted on the New York Times's bestseller list, and on the bestseller lists of USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. On behalf of my clients, I have written for the...

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Portfolio

I especially appreciate the work of my editor, Blake D. Dvorak. His sheer competence...
An incredible thank you is owed to my editor Blake D. Dvorak of The Pinkston Group. He...

Skills (13)

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Business Writing
Content Writing
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Online Writing
Report Writing
Public Relations
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Service Description

I offer a full range of copywriting, marketing and ghostwriting services. I specialize in quickly coming up to speed on your business and industry and delivering quality copy that "nails it" on time, every time.

I have worked with diverse corporate and non-profit clients, drafting internal and external communication materials, ranging from press releases to messaging documents to public-relations campaigns. The scope of this work required collaborating with the client's communication team on a day-to-day basis to formulate responses to news items, draft earned-media materials, and provide editing and writing assistance on a variety of needs. Frequently, such work involved meeting directly with a client's top executive -- CEO, president, executive director, etc. -- on devising and executing a thought-leadership campaign to promote that person's expertise and insights to a wider audience.

Publicity: Press Kits, Press Releases, Talent and Executive Bios, Blog and Social Media Posts, Radio/Commercial Scripts, Speaker Proposals.

Marketing: Web Copy, Brochures, New Business Proposals, White Papers and Case Studies, Sales Presentations, Direct Mail and Email Blasts, Slogans and Taglines, Product Descriptions and Sell-Sheets.

Communications: Corporate Profiles, Newsletters, Crisis Statements, Financial Reports, Executive Quotes and Talking Points, Internal Messaging, Personnel Announcements, Video Scripts.

Ghostwriting/Editing: Books, Op-Eds, By-Lined Articles, Speeches,...

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Employment

The Pinkston Group
Senior Writer
2010 - 2012
As lead writer for the firm's projects, I worked with diverse corporate and non-profit clients, drafting internal and external communication materials, ranging from press releases and messaging...
RealClearPolitics.com
Assistant Editor
2007 - 2008
Assistant Editor for leading political content website. Researched, screened, and aggregated diverse content; edited original content submissions; regular columnist and blogger.
The Washington Times
Senior Editorial Writer
2004 - 2007
Senior Editorial Writer for major daily metropolitan newspaper. Analyzed public policy; wrote editorials; edited and proofed editorial and op-ed pages.

Education

Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Arts, English and Classical Studies
1998 - 2002

Keywords

copywriter
ghostwriter
communications
marketing
web copy
articles
books
public relations
media
editor
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