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Patrick M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 18, 2015

Patrick M.

Overhead is Overrated.
   United States
  |   Phoenix, AZ
  |  6:16 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $99

You've got a communications project that needs to get done quickly, well and on budget without any hand holding. That's where I come in.

My name is Patrick McAvoy, and I'm an experienced, U.S.-based marketing professional that has spent the last 15 years developing compelling internal and external marketing and communications content for agencies and corporations large and small.

When you hire me, you get the best of what's new with the best of what works. Strong technical skills informed by years studying how we process information. A...

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Portfolio

122 pages of samples from previous client work
This document captures some of the satisfied clients we've been honored to represent...
Two short video scripts written about Green IT and how to sell to a CIO. Included all...
This roughly 870-word article was written on behalf of Avnet, Inc. to explain to...
This plan -- and three others this same length -- were commissioned by Palladeo, a...
This short case study to help promote videoconferencing inside of a corporation was the...
A marketing collateral piece to help drive awareness and use of a managed services...
Part technical writing, part marketing collateral, this piece captures the benefits and...
This case study was one of a series of 40 commissioned by Avnet, Inc. to help drive...
This 1,500 word article was commissioned by an executive to help raise visibility and...
This is a reprint of a contributed article, I researched, wrote, pitched and placed...
Near-final web copy for a nine-page, 4,400 word website for technology channel partners...
A blog post featuring human behavior in a personal, informal Web or blog style.
A blog post written by me that lays out a fairly complex ROI formula in a step-by-step...

Skills (4)

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Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Test
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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Test
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Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am a world-class provider of writing and presentation support capabilities including:

* A broad range of technical, business & marketing writing support, including:

* Hard-hitting case studies that combined turnkey journalism with modern
business writing styles.

* Compelling sales sheets, data sheets, and brochures.

* Technical writing support that breaks deep technical issues down in a
way that is easy for your intended audience to clearly understand.

* Deep white papers that cover a broad range of topics in depth.

* Engaging contributed or by-lined articles that meet your business needs
and enhance your own brand as well.

* Script writing for short business and corporate videos.

* Writing for the web, from crisp home page copy to persuasive features &
benefits.

* PowerPoint presentations that will actually support you and engage your
audience.

* Speechwriting support that surpasses the expectations of you and your
audience, deftly tying deep subject matter together with humor, anecdotes
and emotional engagement.

The list of things I can't do or haven't done in 15 years is much shorter than the list of things I can, but from a project perspective my deepest experience lies in the areas listed above.

Current and past clients of mine include:

* Avnet, Inc.
* HP
* IBM
* Intel
* AMD
* LSI Logic
* ON Semiconductor
* GCT Semiconductor
*...

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Employment

Sierra
Principal
2006 - Present
I currently serve as the principal of Sierra, a boutique marketing agency based in Phoenix, Arizona. Sierra provides strategic marketing counsel and solutions for clients and partners looking to...
Angeles Marketing Group
President
2003 - 2006
Served as president of a small boutique integrated marketing agency based on Los Angeles with clients in California and Arizona. Drove new business efforts for company, collaborated on agency...
Avnet, Inc.
Director of Marketing for Avnet Applied Computing
2001 - 2003
Served as Director of Marketing for a $2 billion operating group of then-$12 billion global electronics distribution leader Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). In that capacity I: * Interfaced with group...
Brodeur (then Brodeur Worldwide)
Account Director
1999 - 2001
At Brodeur, I served as one of the primary points of contact and primary tacticians for major clients Avnet, Inc., LSI Logic, ON Semiconductor, GCT semiconductor, and more. Part of my duties...
HMA PR (then Hanson Moser & Associates)
Account Executive
1997 - 1999
Chrysler Financial
Dealer & Customer Relations Representative
1996 - 1997

Education

University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science, Social & Behavioral Sciences
1990 - 1995
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PowerPoint
presentations
technical writing
sales writing
copywriting
speeches
web content
ghost writing
contributed articles
user guides
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