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Heidi M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 14, 2014

Heidi M.

Writing and design that let your message shine!
   United States
  |   Frederick, SD
  |  8:09 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I can help you create print products that get your message across clearly and effectively. No extra words, no superfluous design -- just the get-the-job-done forthrightness that we're known for here on the prairie.

I've been writing and designing for a decade -- first at daily newspapers, then at a magazine, then online and for my own blog, and finally for a variety of nonprofits. I'm known for an engaging writing style (including a good grasp of Associated Press requirements, as well as decent grammar skills) and for clean, professional...

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Jun 10, 2012|Article Writing|$2,000|Completed
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Mar 18, 2012|Other - Writing Services|$400|Completed
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Mar 14, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$995|Completed
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Mar 7, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$339|Completed
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Portfolio

Design of cover and interior of ebook.
Cover and interior ebook design
Designed three coordinating covers for this package. The project also included editing...
A series of eight display pieces created for an agricultural exhibit at the Dacotah...
This chart was created in Illustrator.
This is the cover piece for a package of notecards designed by Prairisummer...
This brochure was one of a series of three created for the Iowa League of Cities.
Prairiesummer Creativeworks handled most aspects of this project, including writing,...
This festival poster fits a lot of information in its confines, while still having an...
This poster uses simple images to draw the eye for the various events listed.
A variety of logos for a variety of clients.
A moving description of a soldiers' coming home ceremony.
The introduction of hog confinement facilities has frayed the fabric of community in...
The debate about ethanol for a long time was stuck in the question of energy balance --...
A column describing the appeal of a gap year -- an extended period of time off from...

Skills (7)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS3 Test
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Adobe InDesign CS4 Test
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Adobe Photoshop
Photography
Creative Writing
Microsoft Word
Quark Xpress

Service Description

I can help all along the creative process: writing, editing, proofreading, basic design or layout.

Here are some of the projects I've worked on:
- daily newspaper page design (all sections)
- magazine page design
- news stories
- columns
- editorials
- editing the work of freelancers
- editing the work of bloggers
- blogging on several sites
- ebooks -- PDF, Kindle, ePub
- advice on formatting books for self-publishing
- editing books for self-publishing
- formatting books for CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu and more
- landscape photography
- publicity campaign planning and implementation
- marketing materials
- press releases
- print advertisements
-brochures
- radio ads
- SEO-rich web articles
- advice articles
- in-depth stories about rural issues
- editing for AP style
... and more!

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Employment

Frederick Forward
marketing coordinator
2008 - Present
Planned, designed and created marketing materials for the community development group, including brochures, print ads, radio ads, posters, booklets and more. Developed a marketing campaign for the...
Center for Independent Media
copy editor
2007 - 2009
Copy edited stories for five news websites.
The Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
Facets editor; chief copy editor; copy editor
2003 - 2007
Edited a monthly women's magazine; wrote a monthly column; managed a six-person copy desk; wrote stories occasionally, especially on rural issues; designed pages for the daily newspaper; edited...

Education

Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota)
Bachelor of Arts - English writing and religion
1996 - 2000

Keywords

writing
editing
proofreading
graphic design
newsletter design
poster design
book design
journalism
indesign
quark
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