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Diane K. | Elance
 
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Diane K.

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   United States
  |   Portland, OR

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $65

When you need communications that produce results, I deliver.

I'm Diane Kightlinger, a copywriter and journalist with 20 years of experience. Since founding Eclipse Communications in 1992, I've written everything from a classified ad to a doctoral thesis. But I focus on generating top-quality web content, sales collateral, articles, emails and ads.

I apply my experience in advertising and marketing to give your communications a powerful punch -- one that reaches your target audience and prompts them to take action. That's why my client...

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Service Description

Hi, I'm Diane Kightlinger, principal of Eclipse Communications. I founded my company in 1992 to provide writing and editing expertise to business and technology firms. I've succeeded by delivering excellent work, on time and within budget, and am never satisfied unless my clients are.

Education: I hold a bachelor's degree in Geology and master's degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science. I have the background to write about almost any subject -- and the ability to learn quickly.

Experience: I started my writing career as a public relations specialist and magazine editor for an association. Later I became a marketing communications specialist for a college. But I found my calling when I went to work for myself. These days I concentrate on web content, marketing materials, ads and articles.

Web expertise: I was an early adopter of the Internet and have been writing web content since 1994. I attended multimedia classes at Portland State University and keep my web copy skills up-to-date by taking seminars and courses -- and just by browsing the Internet. I also have extensive experience in keyword development, Search Engine Optimization and metadata writing.

Clients: Clients whose names you might know include HP/Agilent Technologies, Xerox, General Motors Research, Barclays, iShares, Samsung, Visa, Allstate, the State of Oregon, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post and Discovery Online. Many of my clients are so satisfied that they contract with me for long...

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Employment

Eclipse Communications
Principal
1992 - Present
Lansing Community College
Marketing Communications Specialist
1992 - 1994
Photo Marketing Association
Public Relations Representative, Editor
1989 - 1991

Education

Portland State University
Master of Environmental Management
2000 - 2004
Michigan State University
Master of Arts in Journalism
1985 - 1989
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Ads
Brochures
Press releases
White papers
Marketing collateral
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