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Karma Bennett | Elance
 
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Karma Bennett

Versatile Writer and Publicist
   United States
  |   Oakland, CA
  |  2:21 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $66

As the former director of publicity for one of the fastest-growing small publishers in the world, I have experience writing compelling press releases, media kits, and catalog copy. Now I'm striking out on my own and offering my experience as a writer and publicist to you.
I regularly write about music, publishing, politics and critical analysis of popular culture. My years of living outside Silicone Valley give me enough knowledge of computers, web trends and new media to comfortably describe tech to the layperson. I shine best when writing...

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Portfolio

An example of the book review column I write for Maine's health newspaper, Designer...
http://www.designerhealthnews.com
A review of the Crystal Castles album, II
A subjective article about the digital revolution in publishing: what will happen, and,...
A snarky article offering advice for writers on how to stay inspired and without their...
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html
Review of Jamie of The XX's DJ set at The Mezzanine

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Service Description

WRITING

Areas of particular interest:
Music: album and concert reviews, playlists, "Best-of" lists, historical overviews. With more than 40,000 followers on the music site Blip.fm, I feel confident I can cover any popular music topic from the last hundred years.
Politics: especially feminism, social justice, LGBT, civil liberties, digital rights.
Tech: "how-to"s, as well as guidance to essential and upcoming websites, apps, and software. I'm particularly knowledgeable on the open source software movement.

PUBLICITY

press releases
emails for marketing campaigns
media kits

I am also open to full media campaigns. Using my already-established contacts and finding new outlets that are a perfect fit for your pitch, I will then assist media professionals in discovering your story. In this comprehensive service I will quickly and professionally get journalists, bloggers and producers whatever they need to complete their story while getting as much coverage for you as possible.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Need someone to handle your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or blog? I understand the world of social networks and can strike the perfect balance between friendly outreach and professional tact.

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Employment

Ulysses Press
Director of Publicity
2007 - 2011
Ulysses has been voted by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Fastest Growing Small Publishers” for the past three years. This feat was achieved by a team that scours the web for upcoming...
ReadyMade Magazine
Intern
2006 - 2007
Described as “DIY for Urban Hipsters,” ReadyMade is a magazine that focused on sustainability and crafting long before either were buzzwords for cool. Their circulation is 500,000.

Education

Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts, creative writing/sociology
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politics
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tech
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