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Jon Hofferman | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 28, 2015

Jon Hofferman

Words, sentences, paragraphs, etc.
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA
  |  7:02 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

More than 25 years' experience as a writer, editor, proofreader, and print designer, and ranked in the top 1% of Elance providers in the writing category. Recent clients include Bata Shoe Company, Blue Legacy, Appointment-Plus, NMG Group, Great American Desk Co., Molina Visuals, Proxyclick, and a wide variety of individual authors, designers, and entrepreneurs.

My goal as a contractor is to give your project--whether it's a book, website or company profile--a distinctive, persuasive, and articulate voice. My bids always allow room for...

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Jan 27, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Jan 2, 2015|Web Content|Private|Completed
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Dec 31, 2014|Copywriting|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Created new brand descriptions and revised marketing materials to improve language and...
http://www.bata.com/shoe-brands-by-Bata.php
Created new brand descriptions and revised marketing materials to improve language and...
http://http://www.bata.com/shoe-brands-by-Bata.php
Wrote new copy -- including Landing Page, About, Call to Action -- for reboot of site...
http://bluelegacy.net
Provided localized description for surfing app.
Rewrote and polished text to better connect with clients and highlight creative process.
http://http://www.fancypear.com/
Improved English and localized text for American audience.
http://www.proxyclick.com/
Wrote CEO's speech and website copy to introduce first annual Bata Awards competition.
Wrote all copy for educational/retail site of best-selling music timeline poster.
http://classicalcomposersposter.com
"I am indebted to Jon Hofferman, my editor and graphic designer. He contributed a...
"Jon was amazing to work with. He was able to take a very lengthy manuscript and,...
Wrote descriptive copy for back cover of book, used for marketing on Amazon and other...
http://www.amazon.com/Oppressors-Toolkit-Propaganda-Patronage-Charismatic/dp/0993729002/ref=sr_1_1
Rewrote copy for mobile app company to improve focus and emphasize strengths.
Revised and wrote new copy for rebranded website.
http://http://www.greatamericandesk.com/
Wrote copy describing services, personnel and educational philosophy, and edited...
Revised and expanded copy to improve English, add humor, and appeal to target...
http://http://www.dragoninside.com/
"Jon did a fabulous job! We had a hunch about his unique quality, and we were 100%...
"Jon reviewed the manuscript as many times as needed without my asking him. He...
"(5 stars) Jon was a great help on my book!"
Wrote concise descriptions to match the artist's conceptual approach, while remaining...
Rewrote bio pages for industry-leading provider of online scheduling software.
Revised copy to improve English and provide greater clarity (no small task).
http://www.nerrvana.com
Organized and revised copy to improve website flow and clarity. "Not only did my...
http://www.homevet.com
Wrote and edited news clips and features for Animation World Magazine.
Edited manuscript, designed page layout, and set type for memoir/biography of...
How to Use Personality Styles to Build Rapport & Make More Sales

Skills (6)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Content Writing Skills Test
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Adobe InDesign CS5.5

Service Description

Areas of expertise:

* Website copy
* Nonfiction books
* Scriptwriting
* Marketing materials
* Arts-related projects

As a writer, my strong suits are fluidity, humor and a facility for working with high-concept material. You can find samples of my writing online at Animation World Network (awn.com) and Carissimi Publications (www.carissimi.com), and there's a wide variety of descriptive, narrative, and promotional materials in my portfolio.

As an editor, I strive not only to ensure that a piece of writing is error-free, but also to retain the individuality of the author. I'm very skilled at finding mistakes and in sorting out grammar, syntax, etc., so that your work will always appear professional and fluent. I'm also very intuitive about understanding a writer's intentions and point-of-view, and good at asking the right questions when I need to know more.

I take every project seriously and always give my best effort. Whether you need a simple press release or a second pair of eyes to vet a manuscript, you'll be assured of receiving attentive, responsive, and professional service.

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Employment

Freelance
Writer/Editor/Designer
1995 - Present
Projects include books, website copy, press releases, brand descriptions, corporate profiles, newsletters, business plans, articles, and marketing materials. Over the years, I've worked extensively...
Carissimi Publications
Sole Prop.
1995 - Present
As the founder and sole proprietor of Carissimi Publications, I created and publish the Classical Composers Poster, a unique work of art sold throughout the world.
Alelo
Copy Editor
2010 - 2011
As copy editor for a producer of innovative language and culture learning products, I ensured that the English components of the programs were at a professional level, and helped train others to...
Animation World Network
Editor
2006 - 2010
AWN is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet. I wrote, edited, formatted and posted articles and news stories to meet daily deadlines. As senior book editor for AWN Press,...
Van Ness Films / Plum Productions
Writer
2000 - 2003
Writer for MTV's Big Urban Myth Show, AMC "Backstory," and A&E Biography.
Direct Cinema Limited
VP, Marketing, Copy Director
1988 - 1995
I wrote and edited catalog copy, flyers, packaging materials, study guides, direct mail pieces, and everything else. I also worked extensively with designers and personally designed packaging and...

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
MFA, Film & Television
- 1994
Antioch College
BA, Philosophy & Religion
- 1985

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