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Elise Brown | Elance
 
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Elise Brown

Storyteller
   United States
  |   Tangier, IN

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Overview

Hoosier farm girl with a knack for telling stories. Writer, photographer and videographer providing a new perspective on the world around us.

My specialty is agriculture, but my writing style, research abilities and interests are conducive for storytelling in many areas, from current events to history and from literature to music.

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Mar 23, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$150|Completed
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Interviewed agricultural researchers and professors and a hog farmer about recent rise...
After a visit to Niagara Falls, I wrote about the connection between the work done by...
http://www.ctic.org/GLCCI/Articles/NiagaraFalls
Interviewed agricultural economics professor about the 2012 drought and its possible...
http://news.psu.edu/story/147561/2012/08/09/food-prices-drought-affects-farmers-more-consumers
Interviewed an Indiana farmer on his expertise building healthy soil for his crops.
http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/healthier-soil-can-reduce-nitrogen-costs-offer-drought-tolerance
Described the events of the 2014 Conservation in Action Tour and talked to attendees to...
http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=322a2359adf7262cd17ce6b30&id=d5b76d6035&e=cf65d3bcef

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Service Description

While I am new to freelancing, I am no stranger to communications work. I most recently served as the communications director for a nonprofit organization, where I greatly increased the visibility of the organization. While there, I helped gain new members and land new projects. My eight years of experience in areas such as presentation design and delivery, speech writing, radio broadcasting, news writing, feature writing, social media, creative writing and more combine for a dynamic package that I put to work every day. AP Style is my second language, and I have been known to read the dictionary to my college roommates in the evenings when we needed a break.

My writing style has been described as conversational and pleasant to read. For one story about the farm ("I'll miss my two homes: farm, Purdue," which can be found on clippings.me/elisebrown), I received dozens of emails in response. Purdue alumni told me about their experiences at the university and on the farm, as well as how they felt when reading my story. One gentleman told me that he had tears running down his cheeks by the time he reached the end of the piece.

With this emotion also comes the need to present the audience with facts and lead them to act. With my experience as a Master of Science student writing a thesis, I have the skills needed to research any topic and present a convincing argument. I also am able to take complicated topics and present them in a way that can be easily understood. This can...

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Employment

Conservation Technology Information Center
Communications Director
2013 - 2014
-Wrote over 20 news releases and feature stories about events, projects and agricultural conservation practices by interviewing farmers, researchers and other stakeholders; stories published in...

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science
2011 - 2013
Purdue University
Bachelor of Science
2007 - 2011
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