Heidi M. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 3, 2015

Heidi M.

Writing and design that let your message shine!
   United States
  |   Frederick, SD
  |  2:16 pm Local Time


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 designs. I can help all along the creative process: writing, editing, proofreading, basic design or layout.
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
- radio ads
- SEO-rich web articles
- advice articles
- in-depth stories about rural issues
- editing for AP style
... and more!
Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota)
Bachelor of Arts - English writing and religion
1996 - 2000
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 group's annual festival; designed a 32-page program booklet for the festival.
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 stories for style and accuracy
Payment Terms
As long as an escrow service is used, payment in full is expected within 14 days after the project is completed to the mutual satisfaction of both parties.
Heidi M. | Elance

Heidi M.