Experienced writer and editor, open to all opportunities: As an individual contractor, I will make your job my top priority, through professional, ongoing contact with you from start to finish.
I specialize in content creation as well as editing and marketing-focused projects. No project is "complete" to me until the client is 100 percent satisfied with my work. My writing is clean, clear and concise, yet still creative and catchy. I cover an array of topics with ease and adaptability.
Iowawrites is a great resource for editing & creative writing. My experience with Iowawrites far exceeded my expectations. Love the writing capabilities and adherence to time sensitive needs. I would recommend Iowawrites in an instant. I will definitely be using Iowawrites for future issues of MOSO Nation's MOSO MAG!
Monique, Editor, "MOSO Magazine"
Let me lend my years of experience, creativity and, most importantly, my productivity, to your projects. You won't be disappointed. Look to me for an array of writing projects, including article creation, press releases, copy writing, editing, ghostwriting, product descriptions, transcription, and blogging. I thrive while working on any writing, editing or social networking needs you have that demand a keen eye, a quick turnaround, or even just a second opinion.
I have more than six years of experience in the journalism field, with expertise in interviewing and article creation, as well as copy editing. I have worked with the Associated Press, garnering national "A Wire" coverage, and with publications in Washington, D.C., including "Roll Call" and "Congress Now" newspapers. I also have an array of community newspaper and magazine experience.
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My journalistic talent has led to numerous awards, including being named "Top Student in Communication Studies," at Simpson College in 2008. I also received an award from the Iowa College Media Association in the "Top News Series" category for three articles on enrollment trends I crafted, from concept to completion, in 2008. In 2010, I received recognition in the "Best News Feature" category from the Iowa Newspaper Association for an article on a local clothing entrepreneur.
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In the realm of marketing, I have worked in the full-time and freelance arenas. As a result, I can craft an array of press releases and copy, rework your own words, write dazzling product descriptions, or help your website hits soar by providing on-point, captivating copy that draws potential customers in, and keeps them clicking.
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I pride myself on my professionalism and dedication to each and every project. As an individual contractor, I can- and will- attend to the specific needs of your project with a personalized flair. I possess timeliness, adaptability and the ultimate goal of 100 percent customer satisfaction with a dedicated, hands-on approach.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
2006 - 2008
2012 - Present
Manage fastest-growing channel of Fortune 5000 Company, working to grow product sales with more than 40 individual vendors in the internet and catalog areas.
Have expanded revenue of Internet/Catalog Channel by more than 20 percent year to date through increased sales to current customers and new vendor relationships.
Attend trade shows and make individual client visits to ensure strong vendor relationships and personalization of Internet/Catalog Channel and company.
Maintain open, professional communications with customer service, shipping, logistics, manufacturing, marketing and product development to ensure efficient transactions and provide input for how to expand, improve and streamline company procedures for optimum customer satisfaction.
Sales and Marketing Associate
2011 - 2012
* Write and distribute press releases, purchase advertising and maintain social marketing presence through website blog posts, Twitter and Facebook to increase top of line awareness of Mau Marine.
* Serve as lead event coordinator, executing a variety of company and customer appreciation events with creativity and cohesiveness.
* Work with graphic designers, web programmers and printing companies to create materials to execute customer appreciation events.
2010 - 2011
Wrote and distributed press releases for variety of clients.
Created original copy, edited and reworked existing copy for use in marketing
materials, online and in promotions
Dickinson County News
2009 - 2011
Planed, wrote and copy edited at least four stories per week on topics that showed adept news sense and exhibited community involvement.
Responsible for uploading of all news content to publications website.
Provided photography for online and print editions.
Pitched and wrote stories for numerous magazines, special publications and tabs.