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Gary W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 15, 2015

Gary W.

Write better - communicate better
   United Kingdom
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Minimum Hourly Rate $60
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Your business is unique and deserves special treatment - and that's what I'll give it.

Whether you need to sell, influence, persuade, inform or consult with a target market or audience, I'll get the words and tone right to suit your purpose.

I bring a great track record and many years experience to the table and can help you to develop a content strategy and plan, support you with ideas and concepts, or just deliver the final 'product', whatever that is. The type of products I produce include:

- Newsletters, brochures and fact sheets
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Portfolio

Wrote this report, based on feedback and contributions from lots of organisations and...
Wrote this report for Lego Education based on a survey and desk research in line with...
Wrote this brochure to promote two new distance learning top-up degrees
Rewrote and edited this report, based on data and research, to launch a new campaign
Wrote and designed this ad to promote training courses to a niche target audience - the...
I edited and re-wrote this booklet to highlight the capability of a social enterprise...
I researched and wrote this two-pager for Pearson to promote the work they are doing in...
I researched and wrote this report with input from four charities to make the case for...
I wrote this advertorial for a national newspaper for teachers in the UK to promote a...

Skills (10)

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Content Writing Skills Test
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Copywriting
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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U.S. Public Speaking Test
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Editing/Copy Editing
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Service Description

I've been self-employed for a decade and am committed to providing a high quality, professional service. I started out as a journalist before moving into press office work, PR, marketing and corporate communications. I've been a client myself and know what good service looks and feels like.

I have no staff and do most of the work myself. I say 'most' because if needed, I can draw on the talent of a few select associates with other skills. For example, as well as writing the copy for your brochure, I can work with a designer to design it for you, or with a web developer or designer to deliver a whole website, not just the words and message. This gives me the flexibility to take on larger projects and ensures that I give the same high level of service and attention to all of my clients.




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Employment

Gary Ward Communications
Director
2005 - Present
Providing a range of copywriting, PR and marcomms services to clients.
Learning & Skills Council
Head of Corporate Communications
2003 - 2005
Responsible for PR, stakeholder relations, external communications and website for this organisation, which funded further education throughout England.
University of Portsmouth
Head of Corporate Communications
2001 - 2003
Responsible for internal communications and intranet, website, and all publications - from course info to the undergraduate and postgrad prospectuses.
Advertising Standards Authority
Head of Communications
2000 - 2001
Responsible for external communications, including PR and media relations, website, publications and customer relations for the UK's advertising regulator.
Health Education Authority
PR Manager
1995 - 2000
Responsible for the PR and marcomms in support of national public health campaigns in England, including drugs, alcohol, mental health and skin cancer.
Metropolitan Police Service - New Scotland Yard
Press & PR Officer
1993 - 1995
Pro-active and reactive media relations and PR in support of police activity in London, including support at the scene of major incidents, briefings, acting as a spokesperson, etc.
The News, Portsmouth
Journalist
1991 - 1993
News reporter for this five-edition daily newspaper, covering the city of Portsmouth and the central south of England.

Education

University of Hull
BA Hons Degree in History & Politics
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copywriting
writing
business writing
business communications
copy
content
marketing
marcomms
web content
public relations
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