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Kelly R. | Elance
 
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Kelly R.

Award-winning PR professional | Editor | Writer
   United States
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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

PR professional, writer and editor proficient in writing for websites, blogs, news/press releases, AP style, business and technical writing; excellent grammar, punctuation and spelling.

I'm an award-winning public relations and communications professional and was named 2012 PR Professional of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola chapter.

I am skilled in copywriting, web writing and public relations. My career spans nearly 10 years, and my employers have included the Orlando Magic, UPS, Wyndham Worldwide, Emory...

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Portfolio

Inside UWF is a monthly newsletter distributed by email to alumni of the University of...
http://kellyrruss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/insideuwf2.gif
Graphic created for our website and emails promoting the Emory 2012 phone-a-thon for...
http://medicine.emory.edu
Save the Date email designed in Adobe Photoshop and distributed via Outlook
Press release announcing grants from the Florida Institute of Oceanography awarded to...
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=oil-spill-grant-funding
Executive email message from university president to faculty and staff updating them on...
Alumni magazine from Rollins College which I edited and wrote several articles.
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=editing-rollins-alumni-record
Feature article for the University of West Florida alumni magazine on the chemistry...
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=uwf-chemistry-partnerships
Web article on the University of West Florida logistics program
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=logistics-degree-feature
Feature article on the University of West Florida Scuba Club underwater pumpkin carving...
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=news-article-2011-underwater-pumpkin-carving
In my current position, quite a few people contribute content to our website, but few...
Press release distributed announcing a grant awarded to the University of West Florida...
http://kellyrruss.com/?portfolio=news-release-nsf-grant
Press release to announce launch of new software for online gaming
Press release to announce the inaugural Risk Management Conference at the UConn School...

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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

My expertise lies in writing, editing and proofreading, particularly AP style, news and feature writing. I am also proficient in business communication, blogs, website content writing and marketing communications.

I have nearly 10 years experience in public relations, communications and marketing in higher education, nonprofit associations and Fortune 500 companies.

Learn more about me and my services available at www.KellyRRuss.com.

There are many contractors on Elance from which to choose, but don't be fooled. If you are looking for quality work at a reasonable price, I am the best person for the job!

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Employment

Emory University
Communications Specialist
2012 - Present
As communications specialist, I oversee the Department of Medicine website and all content. The site is updated in Cascade Content Management System. I write, edit and proofread all materials...
KR Communications
Owner/Consultant
2007 - Present
Developed an online newsletter for members of the Amistad Research Center to achieve communication goals. The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive...
University of West Florida
Assistant Director of Communication
2012 - 2012
Assist with strategic planning and management of University Communications and External Relations for the University. Oversee development of departmental annual editorial calendar and web content...
University of West Florida
News and Media Services Coordinator
2010 - 2010
As part of the Office of Communications and External Relations, the Coordinator of News and Media Services identifies and coordinates news placement strategies to promote a public identity and...
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc.
Manager, Electronic Communication
2007 - 2008
Managed electronic communication strategy for WyndhamVacationResorts.com, including overseeing company-wide content contributors and maintaining online content editorial calendar. Served as...
Rollins College
Electronic Communications Coordinator
2004 - 2007
Managed all electronic communication, including editing & producing the award-winning weekly employee e-newsletter. Conceptualized & developed various online communication projects. Wrote and...
UPS
Communications Assistant
2004 - 2004
Designed and distributed weekly e-newsletter, communications posters, flyers and mailings. Planned Circle of Honor banquet for 25-year safe drivers. Selected Contribution: - Designed postcard...

Education

Rollins College
Master of Arts
2004 - 2006
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
2001 - 2003

Keywords

Writing
Editing
Proofreading
Public Relations
Press Releases
News Releases
Website Content
Articles
Online Content
Blogs
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