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Catherine Businelle | Elance
 
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Catherine Businelle

Desktop Publishing and Writing Expert
   United States
  |   Little Rock, AR
  |  9:37 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

You're an expert with the great idea for a small business, blog, or book. I'm the wordsmith who helps you polish and pitch your project for the outside world.

Together we'll craft the book or business proposal that sings, the website copy that draws your customer in for a long visit, and the brochures and flyers that make you look fantastic.

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Jul 24, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$60|Completed
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May 28, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$1,125|Completed
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May 1, 2014|Creative Writing|$93|Completed
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Mar 17, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$390|Completed
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Portfolio

My article, Mom's Breastaurant, appeared in this issue of Mothering Magazine, a...
This is a selection from the article Mom's Breastaurant, one of four articles I wrote...
This national magazine for high school students published my article 7 Lessons from 7...
A scanned page from my article
I published Decoration Day, a favorite of mine that describes a yearly family reunion...
An excerpt from the article Reunions published
The cover of national writing magazine ByLine, which published my article The Market or...
A page from the ByLine-published article The Market or the Idea?
This magazine for linguists published Brain Injury and Language, an article about how...
This article shows how quickly and thoroughly I can learn and then write about a...
A front-and-back one-page flier meant to be used much as a resume, but for a business....
My employer asked me to create a presentation to motivate and teach goal-setting to a...
This presentation has fewer pictures because it was meant to be a serious conflict...
This was a marketing brochure I designed for a day care center employing my consultant...
When my employer asked for a newsletter template for her client, I made three to give...
This is the second version I offered. These were based on heavily edited templates...
This is the third version I offered my employer when asked to come up with a newsletter...
I wrote this guide to explain the process for clients of my employer who wished to...
This checklist helped both my employer and her clients keep track of what documentation...
A book proposal I wrote to pitch a book called My Birth Choice. With this I was able to...
A company owner hired me to write website copy for her business, including the About Us...
This issue of national magazine Mothering includes my article--see the Magazine folder...
I wrote Taking a Kid on the Road for this national magazine with a national annual...
I published 7 Lessons from 7 College Jobs in CollegeBound Teen Magazine--see my...
This magazine for linguists ran an article that shows my ability to learn new things...

Service Description

You may know how to make a reader weep with your prose but not how to approach a literary agent.

It might be a piece of cake for you to explain what makes your dress shop unique, but a nightmare for you to add a gorgeous bar graph from Excel to your business proposal in Word.

I can show the brilliance of your ideas and the strength of your abilities to your audience with my skills and experience in writing and desktop publishing.

I'm adept at:

- Crafting PowerPoint presentations
- Writing and/or formatting business documents in Word
- Creating and maintaining records in Excel and Access
- Translating documents to and from Spanish and English
- Performing complex Internet research and summarizing findings
- Managing business correspondence
- Creating marketing materials such as brochures, fliers, and capability statements
- Writing stellar, door-opening resumes
- Multi-tasking and prioritizing several projects at a time
- Typing at 70wpm with 100% accuracy, 10-key at 6223kph with 100% accuracy
- Performing under intense pressure to meet or exceed deadlines
- Crafting business proposals
- Maintaining a highly professional, yet friendly persona with your clients
- Article writing for blogs, newsletters, and websites
- Preparing lists of literary agents to whom a specific idea would likely appeal
- Business presentations (complete with animations, illustrations, and highly professional formatting)
- Editing for style, tone, and clarity
- Proofreading for perfect English...

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Employment

Transamerica Employee Benefits
Communications & Digital Specialist
2014 - Present
- Create promotional copy for marketing materials geared toward multiple specific audiences - Write blog posts and articles for internal and external websites and print publications - Make...
Dillard's, Inc.
Web Content Specialist
2012 - 2014
- Wrote copy for products and landing pages for the Dillards.com website - Wrote blog posts for Dillard's fashion blog - Worked with a creative team of fellow copywriters, marketing strategists,...
Service Operations Specialists
Editor and Publications Manager
2011 - 2012
- Redesigned and coordinated production of materials for training initiatives for auto manufacturers such as Nissan, Acura, Infiniti, Volkswagen, and Chrysler in both the US and Canada - Met with...
Scroggins Consulting
Business Writer
2010 - 2010
- Developed and implemented a consistent style for internal and external communications programs using brochures, newsletters, capability statements, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, business...
Self
Freelance Writer
2004 - 2010
- Pitched, wrote, and sold articles to several national magazines with readerships in the hundreds of thousands, including American Iron Magazine, Mothering, Verbatim, FellowScript, and ByLine -...
Shilo Inn Oceanfront Resort
Front Desk Supervisor
2001 - 2003
- Studied patterns in previous years' occupancy and current tourism factors to creatively, strategically determine room prices, using understanding of customers' thinking to anticipate reactions...
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Instructor
2000 - 2001
- Translated complex directions into clear easy-to-use messaging to teach MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Intro to Computers and Intro to Web - Learned complex program concepts and taught simplified...
Stephens, Inc.
Executive Assistant
1999 - 2000
- Learned MS Access in one weekend and used it to design, develop, and modify a rapidly evolving database for investment bankers to track multi-million-dollar deals - Made multi-state travel...

Education

Harding University
BA in Spanish with English, Writing, Linguistics
1996 - 2000
Two years in South America
Spanish and Latin American culture
1994 - 1996
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