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Jessica V. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 22, 2015

Jessica V.

Versatile Writing & Media Professional
   United States
  |   Pittsburgh, PA
  |  12:43 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

No matter the vehicle, understanding and connecting to your audience is my goal. After seven years creating dynamic content for small businesses, innovative start-ups, and global companies, and five years teaching rhetoric and writing at the university level, I know how to target an audience. Let me have a crack at yours!

I'm in the top .002% of providers here on Elance and come recommended by 100% of my clients, so working with me is a no-risk proposition.

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Oct 9, 2014|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
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Aug 1, 2014|Web Content|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Composed engaging content on the features and benefits of the Tek Robotic Mobility...
http://www.matiarobotics.com/tek/
Developed web copy for the app/website PairTunes, which allows for music sharing from...
I contribute to WeekAway.com, a travel site owned by SunTimes Media with a goal of...
Overhauled web content to improve readability and audience engagement.
http://veraconstruction.ca/
http://http://www.bikini.com/health/body-beach#ad-image-0
This personal essay I wrote about stomping grapes and moving back to my hometown was...
http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/review-of-grape-stomping
Script for a 30-minute video explaining the care and use of MSA's newest line of...
These three success stories were written for Mine Safety Appliances' annual corporate...
Feature about Boston Beanery, including a profile of the manager and a description of...
http://www.heraldstandard.com/entertainment/dining/family-friendship-are-everyday-specials-at-boston-beanery/article_1b940564-aab5-5cff-9acc-a599d0531ae3.html

Skills (5)

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Content Writing
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

My specialties include travel copywriting and real estate, and I've combined those skills to become the go-to copywriter for the vacation rental industry. Have a rental property you want to showcase to the world? Then I'm your writer. Check out my portfolio for samples!

Here's a bit more info about my areas of expertise:

--Travel writing, travel copywriting and destination promotion for property owners, managers, agents, visitors bureaus and travel-based startups.
--General marketing copy, such as web content, corporate copy, feature articles, and press releases.
--Scriptwriting (info, promo and demo scripts)
--Blogs and website content for small businesses--especially in the travel and hospitality industries. I get eyes on your business website and keep them there!

My portfolio of happy clients (on Elance and beyond) include MSA Global, Cuvée Escapes Luxury Vacation Rentals, Trip Curator, Sun-Times Media, Trip Curator, Matia Robotics and more.

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Employment

The Herald Standard
Feature writer/columnist
2012 - Present
For the Herald Standard, I write a weekly opinion column and food/entertainment features for their Weekend Magazine. I also work with the Visual Media Editor, scripting and performing video...
Mine Safety Appliances
Contract writer
2012 - 2013
I scripted a video tutorial outlining the care and use of MSA's newest line of thermal imaging camera and contributed copy to their annual corporate calendar.
Academia (various)
Instructor
2007 - 2012
As a grad student and then part-time instructor, I taught courses at the University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University, and Miami University of Ohio in composition, rhetoric, and...
MiBiz Magazine
Freelance writer
2006 - 2007
MiBiz is a periodical distributed to mid-upper-level business executives in Michigan. In my time as a freelancer with them, I wrote a variety of features and advertorials on healthcare...

Education

Bowling Green State University
MFA in Creative Writing
2009 - 2011
University of Cincinnati
MA in English & Comparative Literature
2007 - 2009
California University of Pennsylvania
BA in Professional Writing
2002 - 2006
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Keywords

travel writer
copywriter
destination marketing
scriptwriter
product descriptions
creative content
web copy
food writer
travel copywriter
real estate
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