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Colleen Barrett | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 1, 2013

Colleen Barrett

Writer, Editor, SEO Specialist
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY
  |  1:54 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Lifestyle writer and editor who creates copy that's animated and unexpected but always on point. Sharpened tongue as professional blogger; sharpened pencils as book publishing copy editor. Spontaneous and strategic thinker that sees the big picture but is not afraid of details. Excels at turning news and pop culture into on-going features. Writing has appeared on the PopSugar Network, Glamour, Jezebel, and more.

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Skills (7)

Tested
content strategy
track changes
editorial
top editing
line editing
pinterest
product naming

Employment

ideeli
Editor/Copywriter
2011 - 2012
• Conceptualized strategy and wrote high-profile copy • Managed freelance copywriters • Oversaw brand’s blog; wrote or edited all posts • Copyedited daily email and created new sale names •...
PopSugar Network
SEO & Copy Editor
2011 - 2011
• Copyedited 50 posts, video copy, and advertorials daily • Optimized search titles, tags, and copy for SEO • Provided feedback to editors and editorial director • Contributed posts to TrθsSugar...
PopSugar Network
Associate Editor
2009 - 2011
• Founding editor of TrθsSugar; launched site • Wrote 30-35 posts per week • Grew site to over 2 million page views per month • Promoted stories via social media • Conceptualized video series and...
PopSugar Network
Copy Editor
2007 - 2009
• Copyedited 50 posts per day across PopSugar Network • Helped create Sugar's house style guide
EverydayHealth.com
Production Editor
2006 - 2007
• Edited four daily newsletters; wrote heds and deks • Wrote two daily newsletters and promotional copy • Trained freelancers and interns on CMS
Penguin Books
Assistant Production Editor
2004 - 2006
• Coordinated production of 100 book covers per year • Copyedited and proofread cover copy • Hired freelancers and oversaw work
Penguin Books
Managing Editorial Assistant
2003 - 2004
• Assisted managing editor in production of 200 titles per year • Coordinated the production of all hardcovers going to paperback • Copyedited, proofread, and fact-checked new intros, cover copy,...

Education

Marist College
Bachelor of Arts, English
- 2001

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