Alan Kipping-Ruane | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 24, 2014

Alan Kipping-Ruane

Health Writer, Virtual Assistant, & Photographer
   United States
  |   New York, NY


My name is Alan and currently I am finishing up at Penn State University. Out of high school I joined the military to become a US Navy Rescue Swimmer, but the military allowed me to learn extremely valuable business skills and gain leadership experience that I have brought over into the civillian world by helping others.

I was honorably discharged from the military in August 2010 to pursue my Kinesiology degree from Penn State. While attending school I have started my own business in coaching endurance athletes and have become an expert in writing content for SEO purposes as well as marketing and researching for a specific niche no matter what the topic has been.

Along with content writing, I am looking to help other's in any computer related tasks as well as photography (which has become an increasingly popular hobby of mine).

I am a coach, writer and virtual assistant at heart looking to take my skills and put them to work for you
Service Description

My name is Alan and I am a Virtual Assistant, Photographer, Business/Financial Consultant, and Health, Fitness and Nutrition Writer.

I attended Penn State University for my B.S. in Kinesiology, and Professional Writing and Business Minor. I am a certified triathlon coach and personal trainer and have over 5 years of freelance experience while continuing to be a regular contributor to a variety of online and print magazines.

As the founder of a successful high performance endurance coaching company, TriGuy Multisport Coaching, LLC (, I create all of the content, photos, SEO, banners, logos and images that appear myself. In this regard, I can also serve as a small business consultant and financial planner. Along with my coaching company, I served in the armed forces and by the time I was twenty years old, I was put in charge of over seventy-five U.S. Navy Rescue Swimmers. These leadership and advising roles were given to me because of my infectious motivation, meticulous attention to detail, and proven leadership style that works effectively.

I bring clarity, timeliness, dedication, and accuracy to all the projects I accept. My articles are attention grabbing and I work well on short deadlines. I'm willing to research and write on whatever you need.

The content I produce is always keyword-optimized to increase your website traffic and visibility. I understand that in any successful business partnership, communication is vital, and I guarantee that throughout the entire process you will be looked after from start to finish.

* PROMPT Communication
* 110% Satisfaction Guaranteed
* PROVEN experience
* Professional and RELIABLE
* FLAWLESS work that exceed expectations
* Works extremely well with short deadlines
* WILLINGNESS to research and/or write on whatever you want or need
* CONSISTENT high standards

D E S I G N & M U L T I M E D I A
I recently upgraded my equipment and now shoot on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i and Canon PowerShot S95. My approach is simple, effective and I am always eager to work for you.

* Photography (Food, Jewelry, Portrait, & Stock)
* Photoshop Editing

W R I T I N G & T R A N S L A T I O N
I can handle various types of scientific, health, medical, and business related writing assignments. My goal is to make your work as readable, accurate and as clear as possible to your chosen audience.

* Article Writing (we only write SEO articles with keyword densities of up to 3%)
* Killer Web Content (tailored to your specific niche that will speak to your target customer)
* Personal and Corporate Blog Posts / Managing of Blog
* Translation from English To/From Dutch, Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic
* Copywriting
* Editing & Proofreading (includes grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, language rules, format and layout)
* Resumes
* Cover Letters
* Speeches
* Credible Business Plans (writing, research, and consultations)

***** I am familiar with AP, APA, GPO, and MLA style, and I am willing to learn and apply any other style or formatting you require *****

***** Editing & Proofreading: (5-15 pages per hour)
$5-10 per page
3-7 cents per word
I can guarantee meticulous accuracy, adherence to your requirements and deadlines, and as much research as necessary to deliver the best possible result for your project.

* Virtual Assistance
* Research
* Customer Service
* Office Management
* Word Processing
* Data Entry

F I N A N C E & M A N A G E M E N T

* Financial Planning
* Management Consulting
* Executive Coach

I've written about medical research, pharmaceutical drugs, dietary supplements, food ingredients, herbal remedies, the mind-body connection, self-help and many other areas. I've produced SEO health & wellness content and written articles on exercise & fitness. Let me help you in your next professional medical writing or editing task.

Because of my education and experience, I can easily converse with and ask intelligent questions of scientists, doctors, engineers, marketing professionals and other specialists to get projects done.

When you need polished medical, nutritional or health documents, contact Alan Kipping-Ruane to discuss how you can get the results you want

* ( as I am an Expert Author)
* Rock Star Triathlete Academy

* Microsoft Word
* Microsoft PowerPoint
* Microsoft Excel
* Google Docs
* Adobe Photoshop

As a rule, I try not to work weekends but will arrange to do so if your project specifically requires it or there is a deadline for your task. My operating hours can vary depending on workload and the geographical location of my current clients, but in most cases I work standard office hours in the U.S.A's Eastern Standard Time (hours are located among the payment terms).

On weekends I will respond to clients emails, and can guarantee a swift response before Monday morning.

I encourage you to browse my feedback and read over my positive feedback from previous clients. I rank high in quality, schedule and response. I feel these areas are the key components to creating a successful partnership.

I am happy to provide additional client references upon request.

If you have a question that wasn't answered on my profile then please do not hesitate to get in touch... I am always here to help! Should you need further information about me and the services I provide, please use the contact information listed.
USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach
Awarded: 2011
Pennsylvania State University
2010 - 2012
Tidewater Community College
2008 - 2010
USA Triathlon
Webinar Presenter & Certified Race Official
2011 - Present
* Expert Webinar and consultant for swimming, triathlon, and running * Enforce the competitive rules and safety of USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events and Races, including 3 National Championships
Body Zone Sports & Wellness Complex
Customer Service Associate
2011 - Present
Demand Media Studios
Freelance Writer for &
2010 - Present
* Freelance Writer for & * Talent and Expert Network Member
TriGuy Multisport Coaching, LLC
Founder, CEO & High Performance Triathlon Coach
2010 - Present
* Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach * Coached over 15 athletes * Successful Coached Athletes: *****2012 Team USA Member *****2009 NECTC College Champion *****1st Overall Female at Mill City Olympic Triathlon *****2nd Overall Female, NE Opener in Hopkinton State Park
Department of Defense - United States Navy
Helicopter Search-And-Rescue Swimmer & Crew Chief
2005 - 2010
* Personally flew over 960 mishap-free flight hours, while transporting over 475 tons of mail and cargo, over 1900 passengers, and five critical medical evacuations in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom * Performed in-flight duties to ensure the successful completion of naval special warfare, reconnaissance, transport, search and rescue, and vertical replenishment missions while executing aircraft safety and emergency procedures * Conducted pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight inspections of onboard equipment and operated and maintained aircraft weapons and defensive systems * Computed and verified passenger, cargo, fuel, emergency and special equipment for weight and balance data * Performed aviation rescue swimmer duties and amphibious search and rescue operations primarily from tactical rotary wing US Navy Sea Hawk Aircraft (MH-60S) while serving to units in the SECOND, FIFTH, SIXTH Fleets, and VACAPES areas with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26
Kennett Area YMCA
Certified Rescue Ellis & Associates Lifeguard
2004 - 2005
* Rescued three distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment * Examined injured persons and administered first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment * Instructed participants in swimming and provided safety precaution information
Payment Terms
I kindly request that Escrow is funded in full prior to commencing work on your project or task and I will only accept payments through Elance. I am more than happy to discuss payment terms prior to acceptance of my proposal and will do everything in my power to meet the needs of your budget and schedule.

Payment terms will be no more than ten days after project completion. Unpaid projects after sixty days will be referred to elance via the disputes process.

I offer unlimited revisions at no additional cost within the original scope of your project. Revisions remained unlimited for a two week period upon my delivery of the project. Any work outside of the original scope of your project, two week window, or excessive revisions will incur additional charges.

I believe that my job is not complete until the client is 110% satisfied. My work is guaranteed to meet your satisfaction. I can be contacted easily by email or phone in the event of any issues or concerns. I will never ask for payment or release of funds if the client isn't satisfied.

I currently hold a US Secret Clearance and fully understand the role of keeping all work classified. All work is considered confidential and non-disclosable. With me, there is No cut and paste, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, or cheating.

Consulting calls for projects will be charged on an hourly rate basis if required.
Business Hours:
8am to 7pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Alan Kipping-Ruane | Elance

Alan Kipping-Ruane