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James Wilson | Elance
 
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James Wilson

Freelance Writer | Consultant | Blogger
   United States
  |   Grapevine, TX
  |  11:38 pm Local Time

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Excellent writer from blogs to books. Elance rated in the Top 5% in Online Writing and Business Writing.

Connect and engage with a variety of audiences through straightforward and logical communication. Translate complex topics into laymen's terms.

Extensive experience as a writer and blogger as well as a publishing and communication executive. MBA in Marketing and Finance, MA in Management, BAS in Electronics.

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Feb 28, 2016|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
Oct 30, 2015|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
Mar 12, 2015|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
Dec 22, 2014|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Visual image of executive biography highlighting expertise and experience. See also PDF...
http://www.pathforeword.com/writing-services/
Executive biography highlighting expertise and experience. PDF version.
http://www.pathforeword.com/writing-services/
Communication takes many forms. This is an example of my work using graphics to...
Developed blog post for CampaignNow to support their efforts at gaining nonprofit...
http://campaignnowonline.com/six-tips-to-produce-content-that-inspires-web-donations/
Blog post on installing hidden speakers. Audience is interior designers who are looking...
Blog entry ghostwritten for a real estate agent on down payments and closing costs....
Blog entry for real estate agent on the importance of credit score when buying a home.
Guest blog post for the Inhouse Agency Forum on the four keys of leadership....
Blog post on working through the loss of a job. Demonstrates keen insight and ready...
http://www.pathforeword.com/working-through-loss/
This case study to demonstrates narrative writing skills and highlights the leadership...
http://www.pathforeword.com/case-studies/
This case study demonstrates narrative and analytical writing and highlights the...
http://www.pathforeword.com/case-studies/
This case study demonstrates narrative writing skills and highlights the leadership of...
http://www.pathforeword.com/case-studies/
Developed report in PowerPoint to quickly and easily present the results of this...
http://www.PathForeWord.com/portfolio/
Report on the Jamboree on the Air results in the USA for 2013. Excellent use of images...
http://www.pathforeword/portfolio/
Built this infographic using MS Word --- documenting and displaying the key elements of...
http://www.pathforeword.com/portfolio/
Developed PowerPoint presentation on the results achieved in transforming this in-house...
http://www.PathForeWord.com/portfolio/
Personal resume as example of the work I can do for you.
Monthly newsletter sent to subscribers who will be hosting a local Jamboree on the Air...
Excerpt from the PathForeWord website and the book "Job Search Essentials...
http://www.pathforeword.com/resume-tips/
Blog entry on an amateur radio project to produce a computer to radio interface for...
http://www.k5nd.net/2013/08/fsk-interface/
Blog post for a real estate agent. Part of a series on home remodeling.
Blog entry on best remodeling investment from a return on investment perspective....
Blog entry on investing in wood floors as part of a remodeling project. Provided for...
Blog entry as part of a home remodeling series for a real estate agent. Discussed...
This is the basic outline of requirements for writing a blog. I create this document...

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Service Description

I'm a retired publishing and communication executive who has chosen to "re-wire" rather than retire and to do so via a career encore around freelance writing. I've spent a career in communication and publishing and can bring all that expertise to bear on your projects.

Proven ghostwriter for blogs on real estate, nonprofit fundraising, journalism, electronics, amateur radio, as well as job search and career development.

Experienced writer for case studies, whitepapers, and eBooks on topics from performance managment, organizational transformation, teamwork, and fundraising to electronics technology.

Develop resumes and cover letters. Assist in job searches. Author of the book "Job Search Essentials 2.0" available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

I'm quick, straightforward, and get things done perfect qualities in a freelancer.




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Employment

PathForeWord
Freelance Writer and Communications Consultant
2013 - Present
Jim Wilson's PathForeWord is a custom freelance writing and communication consulting service. Areas of writing expertise include: business writing and presentations, blogging on a variety of...
Boy Scouts of America
Director Communication Services
2010 - 2013
Director of Communication Services managing publishing production for 1,200+ projects annually including print, web, and video. Staff includes creative director, account management & editorial...
Boy Scouts of America
Director Media Services & Public Relations
2008 - 2010
As part of major organization change, moved into the new position of Director, Media Services & Public Relations. This department included the 24 person Media Studio (all publishing edit, design,...
Boy Scouts of America
Director Electronic Publishing Division
1992 - 2008
Manage 60 person division responsible for all publishing activities with over 2,000 projects annually across 40 web sites and all print, video, and audio production including the Boy Scout...
FlightSafety International
General Manager
1989 - 1992
General Manager of the Instructional Systems Division. Commercial, government, and internal training development contracts. Projects included computer-based training as well as training...
Texas Education Corporation
Corporate Director of Education
1989 - 1989
Responsible for all curriculum and instructional system design and implementation for this national chain of 24 vocational, technical, and business schools. Completed highly interactive classroom...
Heathkit Zenith Educational Systems
Product Line Manager
1986 - 1989
Directed product concept creation, product development, and marketing for a extensive line of computer and electronics education publications and training devices including: textbooks and...

Education

Nazareth College
Master of Arts in Management
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Dallas Baptist University
MBA in Marketing and Finance
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Siena Heights University
Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronics
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online writing
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website content
case studies
ghostwriting
eBooks
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