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Joseph Hessert | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 13, 2016

Joseph Hessert

Experienced content writer and editor.
   United States
  |   Gray, ME
  |  11:50 pm Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I've ranked in the top 0.1% in Elance's writing and translation category and I got there because my clients are my #1 priority.

I earned my MFA in writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop - the top graduate writing program in North America. I'm the founding/managing editor of ARDOR Literary Magazine and have experience editing and writing for international literary publications, weekly newspapers, niche blogs and more.

I offer clients fast turn-around, regular status updates and consistent high quality writing and editing work. I'm also...

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Aug 30, 2015|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
Jan 26, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Feb 23, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
Feb 2, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed

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Hire me to write engaging, original content for your website
I add value to your website through creative, engaging copy.
Wrote creative advertising copy, selected artwork and responsible for graphic design...
Developed a series of shareable ad images for Auto Europe's social campaign....
Created original, engaging ad copy for an Auto Europe social campaign. Responsible for... hired me to rewrite existing product descriptions (web content, sales... hired me to rewrite existing product descriptions (web content, sales...
My clients rave about the unparalleled level of insight I offer to short stories,...
When I edit your novel/book manuscript I offer thoughtful line-edits and detailed...
My short story, 'Swinging Lambs,' was published in The Los Angeles Review (Issue 13 -...
My short story, 'A Mediocre Applicant Allows Himself to Stumble Briefly Into a World of...
My short story, 'A Sort of Pleading,' is forthcoming in the next issue of the New Haven...
My short story, 'The Girl,' is forthcoming in the next issue of Fjords Review
My Short Story, 'How to Kill a Thousand Chickens in One Summer,' is forthcoming in the...
Whether you need your manuscript proofread and polished or would like an expert to...
Formatting service for Tim Ernst on his eBook "Get Jacked, Build Muscle." commissioned a series of product descriptions between 250-275 words... hired me to write customized keyword-rich product descriptions for their...
Wrote a series of SEO blog articles for Sunstate Pest Management in Florida
Wrote Keyword-Rich SEO Blog Articles for
Wrote Keyword-Rich SEO Blog Articles for
Revised and re-wrote content pulled from outdated flyers and forms. Synthesized content...
Issue Two of ARDOR Literary Magazine (ISSN 2325-0836) Published May 2013 Available to...
ARDOR Literary Magazine (ISSN 2325-0836) is a triannual digital publication featuring...

Skills (10)

Content Writing
Fiction Writing
Non-Fiction Writing
Online Writing
Technical Writing
Academic Writing
English Grammar
English Proofreading

Service Description

Your Copy Writing Project:
I offer a range of clients sparkling copy for their websites, blogs, business documents, academic papers, applications and much more. With minimal guidance you can count on me to provide you with regular status updates and offer fast turn-around time on all of your copy writing projects. I'm adept at writing SEO copy which reads as well for human beings as it does for search engine bots. Put your SEO blog content needs in my capable hands and I'll deliver effective, engaging content your readers will love!

Your Book Manuscript:
I offer meticulous line-edits and proofreading of your work in addition to "big picture" feedback on character development, narrative structure, pacing and much more. After you receive my final feedback and revisions you'll be invited to a follow-up Skype conversation where we can explore some of my written feedback in-depth and you can ask me any lingering questions you have about your manuscript.

Your Article, Web Copy or Academic Document:
As a professional editor and former college instructor proofreading and revising copy is a real strength of mine. You can expect me to complete work on your editing/re-writing project in a timely manner while submitting regular status updates via Elance. I will listen carefully to your expectations so that I can be sure to exceed them!

Your Ghostwriting Project:
I'm able to write in a variety of styles and voices so that my writing on your project will be one of a kind. If hired I...

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Auto Europe, LLC
Marketing Writer
2014 - Present
ARDOR Literary Magazine
Founding Editor
2012 - Present
University of Southern Maine
English Instructor
2012 - 2012
Central Maine Community College
English Instructor, Writing Tutor
2010 - 2012
University of New England
English Instructor
2010 - 2012
Southern Maine Community College
English Instructor
2010 - 2011
The Weekly Sentinel
Editor, Feature Columnist
2008 - 2008
Portland Magazine
Copy Editor
2008 - 2008
University of Iowa
Creative Writing Instructor
2006 - 2007
The Iowa Review
Asst. Fiction Editor
2005 - 2006


Iowa Writers' Workshop (University of Iowa)
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
- 2007
Connecticut College
Bachelor of Arts, English
- 2005
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
October 2012
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