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Leslie Roy Ballard, Phd | Elance
 
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Leslie Roy Ballard, Phd

"Writing to Sell That's Researched Well"
   United States
  |   Chester, TX
  |  2:23 pm Local Time

Overview

I'll be frank: my copywriting and consulting services aren't for everyone.

I devote myself to a few carefully chosen jobs rather than to several to be hurried through.

That’s because I value my work with people like you.

“Who are people like me?” you ask.

People like you understand, of course, that it’s important for your writer to ask what *result* you expect the writing to accomplish *before* it’s written.

And you recognize that it’s equally important to our success for you to have a thoughtful answer.

You never order a service...

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Portfolio

Up-to-date Resume
How to Solve the Number 1 Problem Facing Your Business
A Business Plan Protects Your Company from Failure
The Unique Selling Proposition
Use Testimonials to Sell
4 Steps for Calling, Tracking, and Meeting in Person with Prospects
How Much Money Should I Save to Become a Freelance Copywriter?
3 Steps to a User-Friendly Homepage
What's Wrong with These Headlines?
Headlines That Speak to Self-Interest Increase Response
How to Use Your Form Fields to Get High-Quality Leads
What Percentage of Businesses Profit from Social Media Like Facebook?
How Do You Win Grandpa's Business? Can Your Smart Talk
Build an Active Website, Not a Passive One
Do People Make a "Considered Purchase" When They Order from You?
6 Ways You Can Tell I'm Neither a Telemarketer Nor a Spammer
Should You Tell a Story to Get Your Client's Attention?
My Step-by-Step Process for Copywriting
Saint Olaf College, June 27-July 10, 2010
This is a special report on how to get paid to read great books.

Skills (5)

Tested
English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar
Editing
Internet Marketing
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Service Description

Good research gets powerful results. With research in hand, I’m then at liberty to give you the “value-added” consulting that prepares you for your next move.

And even when you haven’t compiled the research—perhaps especially then—your refined taste in copywriters rewards you again.

You take comfort in knowing that you’ve hired a doctor from a prestigious college, a researcher trained to answer to the most exacting demands for evidence.

An experienced writer and editor of over 60 publications, who accepts the inevitable revision with resolve and a smile.

A clear communicator. On deadline. Someone who respects that you’re the boss.

The dedicated professionals who’ve brought me to this stage (you'll hear more from them later) have made sure that when you press the accelerator, so to speak, you get high-performance response.

Take me to the track or that desert highway and see for yourself.

I’m an investment.

Today you’re thinking me over. Please invite me to quote you on your project today.

And if I’ve already sent you a quote, act on it today!

My services aren’t for everyone . . . but for people like you who excel at getting satisfaction.

HOW TO GET AN ACCURATE BID ON YOUR PROJECT

Every freelance copywriter who wants to do excellent work for clients and to earn as much as possible chooses a niche market.

Examples of niches include business to business, financial, health and medical, and software.

Copywriters are even more valuable to their clients when they...

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Employment

Boston College
doctoral student
2001 - 2010
Granted PhD in September 2010; was graduated in December 2010; summer dissertation fellowship (2009); taught Philosophy of the Person (2002-03); served as editorial assistant for Philosphy & Social...
Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Editor
2003 - 2008
Edited historical memoirs for deposit in the Texas Collection; transcribed audio to text; wrote book reviews; assisted in developmental editing of the Handbook of Oral History; interviewed former...

Education

Boston College
doctor of philosophy
2001 - 2010
Baylor University
masters degree, philosophy
1998 - 2000
University of Arkansas
bachelors degree, political science and philosophy
1992 - 1996

Keywords

copywriting
consulting
email marketing
sales writing
lead generation
marketing
website
research
newsletters
editing
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