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Dennis Gaub | Elance
 
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Dennis Gaub

Expert journalist, MBA & business communicator
   United States
  |   Belgrade, MT

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Award-winning, deadline-driven journalist with 25 years experience as reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers offers expertise in research, interviewing, editing and writing on almost any topic. My MBA adds insight and analytical ability to my business writing. Other strengths include outdoor recreation writing and anything to do with the Internet, made understandable to non-technical readers. Nowadays, I work for a software company and collaborate with sales executives in writing about software product features and benefits, and...

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Portfolio

Skills (4)

Tested
Journalism
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Services offered:
• Interviewing, research and writing articles for consumer and trade publications
• Advertising copywriting
• Advertising editing
• Direct-mail copywriting
• Internal business communications (benefits, policies and procedures, other HR collateral)
• Press/news releases
• Blog copywriting
• Content editing (magazines, trade journals)
• Copyediting
• Speech writing
• Collaborative nonfiction book writing
• Personal history writing/editing
• Annual reports
• Brochures, booklets, flyers
• Business editing
• Corporate histories
• Corporate profiles
• Writing newsletters
• Internet research
• Social media postings
• Website search engine optimization
• Fact checking
• Newspaper copyediting
• Newspaper feature writing


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Employment

Oracle America
Proposal Manager
2012 - Present
Manage process of responding to RFPs (Request for Proposals) and RFIs (Request for Information) in support of sales teams within major enterprise software company. Handle proofreading/copy editing...
RightNow Technologies Inc.
Proposal knowledge base specialist
2009 - 2012
Responsible for maintaining, managing, updating knowledge base of about 1,000 answers containing content about product features, security policies and procedures, legal issues, company financial...
RightNow Technologies Inc.
Technical Writer/Proposal Coordinator
2005 - 2008
High production member of team that prepared proposals in response to Requests for Proposal and Requests for Information. RFPs and RFIs came from prospective corporate, government and non-profit...
Kampgrounds of America
freelance writer
2003 - 2005
Wrote 2-3 articles per month for the KOA Kompass, KOA's online publication (see samples in my portfolio). These articles covered topics of interest to recreational vehicle owners who are guests at...
Wells Fargo
Communications/technical support specialist
2000 - 2004
Prepared and coordinated internal communications material (internal portal documents, e-mail announcements sent to large distribution lists, departmental newsletter, etc.). Prepared these...
Miscellaneous clients
Temp positions while career shifting
1998 - 1999
Filled temporary office assignments with staffing agencies, drove city transit and school buses in Billings, MT
Billings Outpost - Billings, MT
Distribution manager/reporter/ad sales
1997 - 1998
Member of entrepreneurial team that established the Billings Outpost, a free weekly newspaper, in September 1997. Established and managed distribution system, coordinated trucking of newspapers...
Billings, MT, Gazette
Online project manager/reporter/copy editor
1981 - 1997
Online Project Manager (1995-97) - Oversaw building of Gazette's Web site. Investigated and helped develop online revenue opportunities, including Internet-access subscriptions, online advertising...
Miscellaneous newspapers-WY, MI, CO
Reporter, editor
1974 - 1981
Reporter for daily newspapers: Grand Junction, Colo., Daily Sentinel (1974-75); Billings Gazette (1975-78); Gillette, Wyoming, News-Record (1979-80). Editor of weekly newspaper: Frankenmuth,...

Education

Northwestern University
B.S. Journalism
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University of Montana
MBA
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Keywords

MBA
journalist
expert writer
business writer
outdoor recreation writer
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