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Melissa Braithwaite | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 2, 2013

Melissa Braithwaite

Outstanding communication across all mediums
   United States
  |   Columbus, OH

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Accomplished professional with 7+ years of experience in writing and editing across marketing, corporate communications, new media and professional journalism.



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Jan 18, 2012|Web Content|$107|Completed
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5.0
Aug 30, 2011|Copywriting|$275|Completed
Aug 16, 2011|Technical Writing|$50|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Created brand messaging and developed and wrote all marketing collateral.
Created brand messaging and wrote the company overview in line with brand standards and...
Developed all content for relaunch of corporate website in line with brand standards...
Developed and wrote content for client-facing one-pager in line with all brand standards.
Developed and wrote all content for HR recruiting brochure to help attract top talent...
Wrote and edited special edition of R&D company newsletter focusing on one business...
Worked with a team to develop marketing plan for non-profit. Edited and designed the...
Wrote and edited R&D company newsletter for company of more than 20,000 employees.
Wrote press release distributed to media outlets worldwide.
Wrote marketing one-pager for medical device in compliance with brand standards of two...

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Social Media Marketing Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Whether you need help developing brand messaging or a social media strategy or developing an outstanding interactive or print piece or writing and distributing a press release, I can get you the results you need through projects large and small.

My experience has led me to achieve successes including:

Developing online and social media marketing strategies that increase brand awareness, revitalizing the company’s image, and helping to attract top new recruits.

Transforming an internal newsletter into an award-winning interactive communications tool available to 22,000 employees worldwide.

Spearheading an internal rebranding campaign and developing and executing corporate brand standards.

Mentoring other writers to develop and tell great stories while making zero errors.


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Employment

Xcelerate Media
Senior Writer
2010 - Present
Initially hired by rapidly growing company to develop and write interactive e-learning courseware for clients, and assumed responsibility for internal and marketing communications development....
Business First of Columbus
Freelance Writer
2009 - 2010
Wrote stories for the Green Report and Corporate Caring sections on a regular freelance basis for this weekly print business journal.
Battelle
Senior Technical Writer/Editor
2006 - 2010
Recruited to help improve internal communications for rapidly growing organization while also assisting with external marketing communications, events, social media and executive communications...
Columbus CEO Magazine
Freelance Writer
2004 - 2006
Wrote business features on a regular basis.
Columbus Monthly Magazine
Freelance Writer
2004 - 2006
Covered high-profile galas and events for monthly regional magazine.
Suburban News Publications
Associate Editor/Reporter
2004 - 2006
Hired as a reporter and wrote 10-15 stories per week covering local economy, politics and education across two municipalities. Promoted to Associate Editor within a year. Continued to write 10-15...

Education

Franklin University
M.S. in Marketing and Communication
- 2009
Ohio University
B.S. in Journalism
- 2003
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Keywords

Marketing Copywriting
Social Media Strategy
Web Content Sales & Marketing Brand Messaging
Newsletter Writing/Editing
Internal Communications
New Media Scripting/Storyboards and Technical Writing
editing
e-learning
instructional design
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