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Debbie Anderson | Elance
 
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Debbie Anderson

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Blogger
   United States
  |   San Diego, CA

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Overview

I'm a seasoned writer and editor who was a professional copywriter, media and communications specialist for ad/PR agencies and corporations for more than 20 years. I currently write brand video scripts for TwoFunnyBrains.com and provide online content to many websites and portals.

As a freelance writer and editor, I've worked on press releases, newsletters, ebooks, website content and marketing research copy. I've contributed content to Tree.com, Smartly.com, SmartlySoCal.com, Vitals.com and TheTrendTribe.com. I also provide editing,...

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Mar 6, 2013|Creative Writing|$1,047|Completed
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Portfolio

Samples include articles, commissioned blog posts, ads, web copy, and newsletters.
This release was written for a family services non-profit whose popular CEO was...
This release was written to share the latest research findings from this IT company.
I recounted the moment I became a mother for the popular website, MommyPants.
http://www.mommypants.com/mommypants-moment-she-was-born/
A love story to the books I adored as a kid as published on The Smartly.
http://thesmartly.com/2010/11/into-the-wormhole/
I wrote this essay about enlivening reading for children for Savvy Source.
http://www.savvysource.com/parenting/13053-bringing-a-book-to-life-for-your-child
I wrote this press release to promote a product designed to keep toddlers' pants from...
A post I wrote for my client's blog.
http://blog.optimumhr.net/2012/11/05/how-a-peo-can-help-you/
I wrote this script to bring attention to the efforts of a non-profit organization. The...
I was commissioned to write this post for T. Rowe Price's "When I Was Your...
http://www.troweprice.com/family/center/whenIWasYourAge.jsp
I edited this manuscript from beginning to end, changing flow, structure, and grammar...
http://www.amazon.com/Excerpts-From-Heart-Jennifer-Laurent/dp/0985636300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353348942&sr=8-1&keywords=Excerpts+From+the+Heart
I edited this press release to make it more compelling and readable.
This monthly newsletter was sent to clients and customers.
I wrote several posts for Lending Tree's hub, titled Tree.
http://www.tree.com/finance/blog-blog/archive-2011-03-12-five-ways-to-cut-your-household-budget.aspx
This post outlined how to recommit to eating healthy after years of eating like a truck...
http://www.tree.com/health/blog-blog/archive-2011-07-25-recommitting-to-healthy-eating.aspx

Skills (10)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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English Grammar
English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Article Writing
Web Content Provider
Ghost Blogging
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I provide freelance writing and editing for:

Websites
Articles
Newsletters
Marketing materials
Press releases
Blogs
eBooks
White papers
Social media channels

Recent projects include:
Writer/Editor
I've written online essays/articles for The Smartly (http://thesmartly.com/author/debanderson/), The Trend Tribe (http://thetrendtribe.com), Savvy Source (savvysource.com), Juice in the City (http://www.juiceinthecity.com), San Diego Magazine (http://sandiegomagazine.com), T. Rowe Price (http://troweprice.com/family/center/home.jsp), and Red Tricycle (http://redtricycle.com).

Copywriter
I've provided copywriting services to Table by the Window (http://tablebythewindow.com/), a restaurant marketing firm, where I wrote e-newsletter articles, promotional copy, and blog posts for service clients.

Content Provider
I wrote copy for daily deal site, DealChicken.com.

Ghost Blogger/Website Writer
Optimum Outsourcing
Wrote website content for new site launched in May 2011. Provide regularly updated blog content for http://blog.optimumoutsourcing.net/.

Digital Content Developer/Scriptwriter
Two Funny Brains
I develop, write and produce short, humorous videos that promote brands to online audiences.

Writer, Editor
San Diego Blog Conference
I co-founded sdblogconference.com to provide a resource for bloggers attending August 2011's biggest blog conference of the year in San Diego.

Site is currently in development to re-position it as a family travel website.


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Employment

Optimum Outsourcing
Blogger
2011 - Present
Wrote website content for new site launched in May 2011. Provide regularly updated blog content for http://blog.optimumoutsourcing.net/.
Various
Writer/Editor
2007 - Present
I've written online essays/articles for The Smartly (http://thesmartly.com/author/debanderson/), The Trend Tribe (http://thetrendtribe.com), Savvy Source (savvysource.com), Juice in the City...
Forrester Research
Editor
2007 - Present
Provide copywriting and editing services to Springboard Research, an information technology (IT) market research firm. Developed and wrote corporate Style Guide, press releases, and marketing...
Harmonium
Communications Director
2004 - 2007
Developed and implemented communication plans to promote agency services to staff, customers and community-at-large. Oversaw the planning, maintenance and content management of agency Extranet...

Education

Marquette University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
1986 - 1990

Keywords

Copywriter
writer
editor
social media content writer
content provider
content manager
website editor
web writer
blogger
online writer
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