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Nikki Van Noy | Elance
 
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Nikki Van Noy

It's not just what you say, it's how you say it.
   United States
  |   Boston, MA

Overview


Whether it's a book, an annual report, a press release or marketing collateral, choosing your words carefully can make all the difference between success and failure. No matter how long or short, a carefully crafted message can go a long way toward helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. Earning that publishing contract, winning over an important client or successfully marketing your product all begin with just a few words.


I'm here to help you choose them carefully.

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Feb 12, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$999|Working
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Portfolio

CRA nationally-published member profile ad campaign (first installment featuring Wahoo's).
CRA nationally-published member profile ad campaign (second installment featuring...
CRA nationally-published member profile ad campaign (third installment featuring Mikuni).
Feature article about celebrated chef Thomas Keller.
Guide to media relations for small business owners.
Guide to marketing and catering to the Latino audience.
Profile on highest-grossing independent restaurant in America, Tao.
Profile on San Francisco speakeasy, Bourbon & Branch.

Skills (8)

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English
English Vocabulary Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Marketing writing and positioning
Public Relations
Business Writing
Web writing and editing
Developmental editing
Writing - lifestyle; nonfiction; marketing + biz

Service Description

Since 1996, I have worked in editorial and writing capacities at a broad range of publishing and media companies. Over the years, I've put my skills to the test on everything from New York Times bestsellers to books with first-time authors. I've written across all print and electronic mediums, and published feature articles, business and environmental pieces, and a proprietary Web series.

In 2007, I transferred these skills from publishing houses to a corporate environment, joining the California Restaurant Association to build their publishing program (including a four-color magazine, e-newsletter and Web publications) from the ground up during the company's re-brand.

Perhaps most importantly, I truly love what I do. I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember and having the ability to write and edit for a living ... well, that's about as good as life gets as far as I'm concerned.


My experience in both corporate and publishing environments, writing and editing for both print and electronic media has armed me with a diverse set of skills that I'm able to tailor to your specific needs.

Book editing
Magazine editing
Business editing
Developmental editing
Copy editing
Proofreading
Newsletter writing
Web site writing (for SEO optimization)
Feature writing
Non-fiction writing
Corporate writing
Sales writing
Marketing collateral
Press releases
Book proposals

Areas of specialty:
Cooking
Business
Health
Environment
Lifestyle


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Employment

California Restaurant Association
Editorial Director
2007 - 2008
Built, editorially direct and write all association publications including a four-color magazine, weekly e-newsletter, Web site and national ad campaigns for an audience of nearly 100,000.
Random House (Clarkson Potter imprint)
Editorial
2005 - 2006
Aquired and edited non-fiction lifestyle books working with everyone from first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers.
Nature Publishing Group
Editorial
2004 - 2005
Assisted four editors on the industry-leading Nature magazine and related scientific journals.
Harvard University
Research assistant
2003 - 2004
Assisted two Harvard professors; one on a biography and another on a screenplay. This position involved proofreading, transcription and research.
Random House (Prima imprint)
Editorial
1999 - 2001
Worked on non-fiction lifestyle titles throughout the entire production process from acquisition to post-publication marketing.

Education

Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts
2002 - 2005
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