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James Houston | Elance
 
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James Houston

Ivy League-educated copywriter/editor/blogger
   United States
  |   San Francisco , CA
  |  10:59 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

Are you a small business owner?

Publicist?

Marketing professional?

Anybody else who needs engaging, persuasive copy to make your internal communications crystal-clear or to make your products and services fly?

Let's talk about the results you're looking to get.

The words representing you have to stand out in the sea of generic "content" we wade through every day.

I specialize in action-oriented copywriting, proven over seven-plus years of writing for PR campaigns, online and offline marketing materials, commercial and hobbyist...

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Portfolio

Dr. Russell Razzaque's acknowledgement of my copyediting services on his nonfiction...
Jacket copy for business book BREAKTHROUGH ENTREPRENURSHIP by Jon Burgstone and Bill...
Press release for business book THE CLICK MOMENT by Frans Johansson, published by...

Skills (7)

Tested
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Copywriting
Copywriting
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Copy Editing

Service Description

Whether you need blog posts, e-mail copy, product descriptions, direct mail copy, press releases, copyediting/proofreading, or anything else that requires superior writing skills and unflinching attention to detail, I will deliver it under deadline and exceed expectations.

Before continuing, please look at the extensive proof of this in my testimonials both on Elance and www.jamesbhouston.com.

I have extensive formal and practical education in all aspects of the English language, my writing consistently exhibits that "wow" factor that leaves clients happy and customers motivated.

My deep experience in the publishing and fine beverage industries means we can hit the ground running if you're involved with either of these.

If you're in another industry, my Ivy League-tested research skills will quickly get me up to speed on the facts about you and your audience.

Working with me is your chance to differentiate yourself from the businesses who think that cut-rate, generic writing can get the job done.

As far as an online audience is concerned, your business is only as good as the words that represent it.

They are truly your employees who never clock out.

You don't want to compromise on them. They have to be great.

That's where I come in.

I look forward to hearing about the results you want.






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Employment

Little Bird Publicity
Freelance writer/ghostwriter
2011 - Present
February Partners
Freelance writer/editor
2011 - Present
Corbans Wines (New Zealand)
Vintage Casual
2011 - 2011
Raats Family Wines (South Africa)
Vintage Assistant
2011 - 2011
Osprey's Dominion Vineyards
Assistant Winemaker
2009 - 2010
Chateau Margaux
Grape picker
2008 - 2008
Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits
Associate
2007 - 2008
HarperCollins Publishers
Assistant Publicist
2006 - 2007
Philadelphia Weekly
Contributing Writer
2005 - 2006

Education

University of California-Davis
Enology Certificate
2010 - Present
American Sommelier Association
Certificate
2006 - 2007
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
2001 - 2005

Keywords

writer
editor
blog
content
article
autoresponder
e-mail marketing
copywriting
copywriter
sales writing
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