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Nicole W. | Elance
 
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Nicole W.

Blogger, content writer, all in one...
   United States
  |   Lehi, UT

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Overview

I've worked in the publishing and marketing industry for over seven years. As a production editor for a major publisher, I delivered the best product possible to clients. While most of my work was to polish the writing of others, my skills and expertise ranges from restructuring content to flow better to creating new content and proofing documents at a basic level. Before my stint as a copywriter for a major health care staffing firm, I spent eight years as a student of English and folklore. English is my native language.

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Portfolio

Created critical and creative content for a website about music.
http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/okkervil-river-the-silver-gymnasium/
Create critical and creative content for a website about music. Regular contributor.
http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/fleetwood-mac-fleetwood-mac/
Created critical and creative content for a website about music.
http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/the-love-language-ruby-red/
Designed this website for the marketing of my own writing products. Average time spent...
http://www.nicolegrotepas.com
I work as a regular contributor for the music site Treblezine.
http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/van-morrison-moondance/
Created content about a local concert which appeared in an indie-music store magazine.
Created content about a local concert. It appeared in an indie-music store magazine.
Created content about a local concert which appeared in an indie-music store magazine.
Created content about a local concert which appeared in an indie-music store magazine.
Created content about a local concert which appeared in an indie-music store magazine.
Created original content for healthcare staffing direct-marketing mailers.
Created original content for healthcare staffing direct-marketing mailers.
Created original content for healthcare staffing direct-marketing mailers.
Created critical, analytical content for the music website Treblezine. This is an...
http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/21543-father-john-misty-i-love-you-honeybear-review/

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Service Description

I'm passionate about the meticulous things related to written communication from grammar errors to word choice and tone. Not only have I created copy for a Fortune 100 company (CHG Healthcare Services), I've spent over fifteen years honing my skills as a writer through creating online content to writing scholarly essays during my eight years dedicated to studying English literature.

Give me a page of your writing that you're unsure about and I can turn it into prose that sparkles and hits hard--if that's what you want. Tell me what you want and I'll do it--your own editorial genie-in-a-bottle. We can work closely together or you can give me a set of guidelines and I can run with it, delivering what you ask for promptly. For four years, I worked for a major publishing house as an editor and developed even more of an intuition for what sounds good to the ear.

You haven't written down a rough draft of what you need? That's OK. Give me a list, bullet points, notes scrawled on a Starbucks napkin, anything resembling an idea of what you need, and I'll pull content out of the ether that will make your blog, your web site, your start-up, sound like it's going to alter the course of history. I specialize in capturing the tone of what my clients need. Since 2005, I've kept my own web site and blog to develop my writing voice--that's where I've done my 10,000 hours to reference Malcolm Gladwell's theory.

To sum up, this is what I can do for you as it relates to copy:

--Web...

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance writer
2011 - Present
Compose blog articles and columns on a freelance basis. Write novels, hire designers to create covers, work in Quark to layout book for print publication, prepare book content for ebook layout,...
United Methodist Publishing House
Production Editor
2008 - 2011
Prepared proofs for publication. Edited layout, content, and style in Quark. Proofread and copy edited content. Coordinated with designers and development editors to produce the final product....
United Methodist Publishing House
Copy Editor
2006 - 2008
Worked with author from manuscript acceptance until publication. Edited for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
CHG Companies
Copy writer
2004 - 2005
Wrote and created advertising geared for recruiting healthcare professionals. Proofread, edited and wrote material for in-house manuals and publications.

Education

Utah State University
American Studies, Folkore M.A.
2001 - 2004
Utah State University
English, B.S.
1996 - 2001
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Ghostwriting
Articles
Blogs
Copy writing
WordPress
Book layout
Book editing
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