Do you need compelling copy that hooks the reader from the first sentence? Do you want to motivate someone to take action? Do you require a professional presence online and in print? You need Katie from The Garden of Words.
The Garden of Words is, primarily, composed of Katie Elzer-Peters, a web and graphics professional, and an assistant. Most writing is done by Katie, but The Garden of Words can handle large content creation projects (70+ expert articles per month) that require other talented writers. Katie has a Master's Degree in Horticulture and years of experience with nonprofit management, fund raising, marketing, online marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, website design and more.
We are a one-stop shop for marketing, copy writing, and content needs.
I run a full time freelance business, The Garden of Words, LLC. Through this company, I provide copy writing, marketing, PR, e-newsletter coding and sending, social media management, and more.
Elance has been a great forum for me to share my skills and talents with people from around the world. With clients in the United States, Canada, UK and Australia, I have learned much about different cultures, writing styles and needs. I have written blogs, newsletters, web copy and articles about diverse subjects including birds, yoga, internet marketing, natural horsemanship, hydroponics (the legal kind), real estate, flower gardening and more.
Several recent article ghostwriting and blogging projects have yielded front page Google search results without obscure or specific search terms or phrases.
The research component of Elance projects is equally fun as the writing component. I enjoy a challenge and would love to put my skills and talents to work for you!
Elance has proven to be a site where I have used all of my skills and learned many new skills. Each person for whom I have worked has taught me something, even as I have been providing a service for them.
Internet marketing article writing and posting (all subjects)
Press Releases writing and distributing
Fundraising Campaign Letters
Technical writing (Science, Environment, Botany, Horticulture)
Upon receiving a project, I will put together a detailed scope of work with benchmarks that we can both edit until we are satisfied. I will then get right to work!
Garden Writers Association of America
American Public Gardens Association
University of Delaware
Master of Science Public Horticulture
2001 - 2005
Bachelor of Science Public Horticulture
1997 - 2001
Queensboro Shirt Company
2008 - 2010
Handled all aspects of social media marketing, blog management, corporate outreach programs, and worked with email marketing program. (Prepared reports, proof-read, and drafted emails.)
Garden Curator: Working titles(2005-2006 Head of Gardens) (2007 Assistant Gardens Director)
2005 - 2007
Performed research, writing press releases, marketing, PR, created and implemented programs, managed HR procedures, supervised staff, was buyer/manager of retail operation, managed event rentals and contracts, all earned income streams.
Curator of Landscape
2001 - 2005
Duties included research and writing, baseline documentation for easements, planning and design of display garden, fund raising, database management.
WBAA-Public Radio from Purdue University
1998 - 2001
Catalogued all music into database system. Scheduled FM classical station. Participated in fund raising drives.
Number of Employees
My turnaround time depends on the scope of project.
When accepting a project, I will return a timetable and business agreement with benchmarks for your review and acceptance or editing.
I can accept escrow payment through Elance.
For all projects, I request a payment of 50% to initiate and 50% upon completion. For all escrow projects, I request that the second escrow payment be funded before I send final drafts, with funds to be released upon approval.
While I can work on hourly projects, it is usually most cost-effective to convert project terms to a flat fee.
Please note that until all funds are released, the project materials that I produce remain within my copyright protection. The copyright is released to the buyer upon complete payment.