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Courtney H. | Elance
 
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Courtney H.

Copywriter with Extensive Marketing Experience
   Canada
  |   Delta, BC
  |  9:09 am Local Time

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My experience running my own digital marketing boutique firm from home for 12 years is what makes me the perfect copywriter. If you were to ask me why, I would tell you that from my experience as a marketer, I developed two very important skills. One is that I have an intimate and unbounded knowledge of what makes content perform on the web, and two is that I am self-disciplined, motivated and hard-working.

Through my marketing career, more and more people asked me to write for them. Articles, grants, RFPs, memos, newsletters, business...

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Portfolio

This is a blog post that I wrote about iOS7 that was retweeted by one of 9to5 Mac's...
http://www.courtneyheard.com/day-apple-burned-happy-place-ios7-horror-story/
I wrote this article, which was highly shared in spite of it being a brand new blog.
http://tkgraphics.ca/is-your-trade-show-booth-making-these-3-costly-mistakes/
I wrote this extensive How-to for my own site, on how to use Twitter for business.
http://www.courtneyheard.com/category/twitter-series/
Rewrote 14 pages on this site to reflect new keyword research. The pages are written...
http://www.chinapac.ca
This printing company wanted landing pages for each area that they served. I researched...
http://www.tkgraphics.ca
Wrote an article for WebProNews about Google search and it was featured on the front...
http://www.webpronews.com/has-google-lost-the-plot-2005-02
Wrote an article for SiteProNews about SEO and it was featured on the front page.
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2005/june/29.html
Wrote an article for WebProNews about search traffic and it was featured on the front...
http://www.webpronews.com/why-your-ranking-isnt-bringing-you-new-traffic-2005-08
Wrote an article for SiteProNews about SEO firms and it was featured on the front page.
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2005/may/25.html
I wrote this article for Templatelite to post to their blog about Wordpress plugins.
http://www.templatelite.com/create-stunning-flip-through-image-galleries-without-knowing-any-code/
Wrote an article for WebProNews about link popularity and it was featured on the front...
http://www.webpronews.com/link-popularity-a-thing-of-the-past-2005-01
Wrote an article for WebProNews about link popularity and it was featured on the front...
http://www.webpronews.com/increasing-your-link-luck-2005-02
I fulfilled a Request for Information from a major telecommunications company, which...
I wrote a blog post which was shared, in spite of it being a new blog.
http://topwraps.biz/7-incredible-cars-worth-over-1-million/
Wrote a guide to using Twitter for Business based on my own personal knowledge.
Writing about SEO and search ranking, I was published on the front page of WebProNews.
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2005/june/29.html
Published on front page of WebProNews
http://www.webpronews.com/has-google-lost-the-plot-2005-02
Published on front page of SiteProNews - an article about search engine optimization...
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2005/may/25.html
Researched and wrote an article about how to run your trade show booth.
http://tkgraphics.ca/is-your-trade-show-booth-making-these-3-costly-mistakes/
Wrote a humourous article about being a writer.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/10signs
Published on front page of WebProNews - article about search rankings.
http://www.webpronews.com/why-your-ranking-isnt-bringing-you-new-traffic-2005-08
Ghostwritten article with research
http://www.courtneyheard.com
Researched and ghost wrote the article.
http://www.courtneyheard.com
Researched and ghost wrote this article.
Based on the Dyatlov pass incident in the Ural Mountains of Russia. A fictionalized...

Skills (10)

Tested
Website Copy
Marketing Copy
SEO copywriting

Service Description

Business Writing - I have written over 150 RFPs with an over 75% success rate. I am hired and re-hired to write letters, company memos, newsletters and more. Sales copy is my strong suit, with a strong understanding of what creates conversion and ROI.

Copywriting - I have over 12 years of experience copywriting for web and marketing collateral. I specialize in SEO-Friendly copy as well as highly shareable content.

Articles - Most of the articles I have written are ghostwritten. You can see some of the articles that are not ghostwritten in my portfolio. I had many front page articles published on web design and digital marketing periodicals.

Blog Posts/Content - 15 years on the web almost full-time has given me a special insight into what makes the internet tick. I create content and blog posts with an eye for current trends and share-ability.

Nonprofit - Grants, donation requests, marketing collateral, web copy, volunteer recruitment. I served as Marketing Director of a Nonprofit for an 8 month contract position and have volunteered and worked for many since. I have written grants for many nonprofits including the Heart & Stroke Foundation. I have also worked with campaigns for Make-A-Wish, Surrey Memorial and more.

Stories - Fiction, biography, children's stories and more. I am about to launch my own Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of a Children's book series that my stepdaughter and I have written, called the Dream Fairy.

I also have experience...

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Employment

T.K. Graphics
Marketing Manager
2012 - Present
Rebranding campaign, social media presence, content creation strategy
Cathy's Natural Remedies
Blog Editor in Chief
2009 - Present
The Rick & Sue Diamond Foundation
Communications Coordinator
2012 - 2013
Fundraising, Events coordination, web design, social media, graphic design, branding, ad layouts, awareness.
The John Volken Foundation
Marketing Director
2012 - 2012
Raising awareness for: www.welcomehomesociety.org www.liftthechildren.org www.runforrecovery.org www.pricepro.org
MyCrowd Social Media Consulting
Director
2009 - 2012
I create web sites and social media profiles for companies and teach them how to use them to best benefit their organization's needs.
Self-Employed
Freelance Marketing
2001 - 2012
Web Design, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Graphic Design, Print Design
Abalone Designs Inc.,
Founder/Director
2001 - 2010
Canada's top search engine optimization firm for 10 years.
Steveston Produce and Deli
General Manager
2000 - 2001
Oversaw the general day to day running of the business, created schedules, human resources, payroll, inventory, purchasing, merchandising, making sandwiches.

Education

Kwantlen University College
Associates - Creative Writing
1998 - 2000
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