Teri S. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Mar 20, 2017

Teri S.

Content + Business Writer, Online/Marketing + PR
   New Zealand
  |   Auckland + Sydney , NSW
  |  7:46 am Local Time


Smart, top quality writer - content, business, communications + marketing, IT/financial/cloud/media relations. Savvy marketing comms + PR support; online and social media marketer (and trainer) with real know-how after 10+ years' immersion!

Are you being talked about enough? I support clients across marketing communications, business/media/online writing, creating content, public relations (including B2B, B2C, corporate/financial sectors, IT,tourism/ hospitality), social media marketing, email marketing campaigns, online publishing and digital channels.

I leverage the best-performing and latest online, offline and social channels and tools to get you great results; often drawing on my strong traditional communications background.

Working daily across different time-zones over years of international work, living and projects, I switch easily back and forth between British and US English writing styles and spellings as required.

How can I help you stand out?
Service Description
Some of the ways I can help to market your business:

- excellent writing support: website copywriting, online content creation, social media content, media releases, email campaigns, blogging, IT/technical writing, business/financial writing, e-books, Whitepapers, promotions, case studies, corporate profiles, brochures and other marketing materials

- website and inbound content marketing, online campaigns and email marketing

- Marketing and Communications strategies/hands-on tactics

- Social Media Marketing

- Public Relations and media relations - online and offline. I work with B2B and B2C clients/projects ranging from entrepreneurs and start-ups to multinational corporations

- entering new markets, launching your business

I contribute expertise from an international marketing communications, public relations and journalism background. I've lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Japan, the US and Canada, gaining wide market-entry and cross-border/culture experience that I can bring to your project.

I work across social media marketing channels daily for clients and my own projects from building social media groups and running 3 of my own Twitter profiles (more than 21,600 followers). I've written 'how to' guides for online marketing and social media marketing across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Blogging; and given a string of presentations and training workshops to business audiences in recent years.

Directed online marketing and social media marketing in 2008/09 for ehotelier.com and international daily ehotelier News. Handling advertising revenue, developed new business streams and site sections. As marketing director and a joint founder of former US/Australian headquartered digital publisher/online media company Savvy Digital, created, launched and grew top #3 ranked (3 consecutive years) international lifestyle site and social community to 8-10 million unique monthly visitors and 30 million monthly page views.
Public Relations Institute of Australia
PRIA member
Awarded: 1990
Communications Insights
2000 - Present
Teri Sawers & Associates P/L
1996 - 2002
Gavin Anderson & Company
Business Development Director
1994 - 1996
Hill & Knowlton
Corporate Division Head
1992 - 1994
Gavin Anderson & Company Japan
Vice President, Acting GM, Corporate & Finance Division Head
1989 - 1992
Payment Terms
Payment through Elance's Escrow system, with a portion of funds deposited in Escrow before the project commences, and/or as part-payments become payable within milestones.

Elance terms are set up between us at the outset of your project, building in status reports, milestones and payments. For brief projects, 1-2 payments are usually appropriate, for longer projects, regular or weekly payments are set up.

As milestones are reached and work delivered/progress made for those milestones, part-payments fall due to enable us to proceed in good professional faith to the next project element.

On projects over $1,000 we require initial Escrow funding of 25%.

For writing projects, cost estimates include the industry standard of up to 3 drafts (with reasonable flexibility between us on small additional changes); with additional fees incurred for multiple changes or drafts beyond this.

Please note, it is strictly against Elance hiring policy to request free work samples from bidders, I am unable to provide non-paid work:

Leigh Maquirang
Seido Australia, General Manager
Ongoing marketing involvement and support
Teri S. | Elance

Teri S.