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Gretchen H. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 5, 2008

Gretchen H.

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   United States
  |   Van Nuys, CA


I am a talented freelance public relations expert with over 12 years of accomplished writing experience. I am motivated, hard working, and productive; with a proven ability to deliver high-quality work and excellent customer satisfaction under strict deadlines.

My agency offers a wide range of services that include:

- conducting publicity campaigns
- creating targeted media lists and managing editorial calendars
- pitching the media
- writing press releases and creating press kits
- copy writing including news articles, newsletters,...

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This release was created to generate media interest.
This advisory was sent to the press via email and wire service so that they would...
This was created to let the Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners the best ways to...
Receiving a Medical Design Excellence Award is a big honor. I created this letter to...
I created this for the Medical Design Excellence Awards after the tradeshow so that we...
This was created to see where we could improve on our services.
Description of the MOPS project.
This was a document that was put together to illustrate potential fundraising activities.
This was used to gain corporate partners and to generate financial backing.
This was a show put together for the MOPS organization.

Skills (1)

Public Relations

Service Description

I am a hard-working, dedicated, self-starter with 12 years of writing and pitching experience. Making sure my clients have excellent service is my goal. I am results driven and stop at nothing less than excellence. I have a proven media placement record, exceptional writing skills, and am easy to work with. I not only help companies and individuals with PR and writing needs, but I also brainstorm to help with business development.

I have experience managing all aspects of public relations, while simultaneously managing an array of activities such as writing copy, crafting marketing materials including sales collateral, online and offline corporate positioning documents, websites, publicity, press releases, tradeshow pieces, and more. I have overseen and created many effective outreach campaigns. I was the PR Manager for many years at Canon Communications and now work with many clients on a freelance basis. One of my current clients, Tomorrow's Event Productions, specializes in events and I have helped them in all areas of planning and execution. I also developed Red Carpet events on a tradeshow floor in New York for one of my clients. Presently I am working with the composer, John Dickson, and we are redesigning his website. I was in charge of both the customer and employee newsletters when I worked at Colors by Design. I have a stellar media contact list and am great at pitching.

I specialize in developing websites and writing web content. My company also offers...

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Chatterbox PR, Ink
Owner/PR Expert/Writer
2000 - Present
Offer services such as writing press releases, brochures, newsletters, fact sheets, biographies, e-mail campaigns, writing and maintaining website content, ad copy, media advisories, and feature...
Tomorrow's Event Productions
PR & Communications Manager
2000 - 2003
- Create advertising, marketing and public relations plans, by implementing ad campaigns, creating company identity, attending tradeshows, building website, producing e-mail campaigns, and writing...
Canon Communications
PR Assistant Manager
1999 - 2000
- Built first internal PR department by creating public relations program, media list, press kits, media kits, advisories and fact sheets for all ten Canon trade shows. These efforts yielded...


California State University Northridge
BA in Speech Communications, Public Relations
1992 - 1997
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press releases
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content writer
media contacts
pitch media
web content
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  • 12 months
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November 2008
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