With over 25 years of experience and zero missed deadlines, you will be delighted with the work and customer service I provide. Transcription, press releases, marketing collateral, editing, proofreading...if it involves the written word, chances are I can do it. I'm a whiz with Constant Contact and I also have significant recent experience creating and managing inbound and outbound marketing programs (email, blogs, social media, landing pages, etc) with HubSpot.
I am a senior marketing communications professional with over 25 years of experience producing and managing successful marketing communications and educational efforts. I possess outstanding attention to detail, professionalism and ability to complete projects on time and on budget.
I thrive on variety and would be delighted to discuss your project with yo
I provide exceptional quality work to all clients on all projects, big or small. I pride myself on producing exceptional work, on time and within budget. My reviews tell the story and the quality of my work speaks for itself. Whether it's transcription, a writing project or data entry, I have zero missed deadlines and many happy clients.
I can handle impossible deadlines, difficult content and exacting standards. I am usually available seven days a week and am compulsive about checking my email for messages from clients. I will never leave you guessing or wondering. If you need me, just ask. If you have a question, just ask. I will always answer promptly whether it's from my computer or my phone. Client satisfaction is my number one priority and nothing is more important to me than my clients, new or returning.
I offer intelligent transcription services, not just transcription. I can clean up the verbal stutters and the false starts or I can provide verbatim transcription and capture all the gory details. I can also edit to produce usable content upon request and actually specialize in turning transcriptions into web content, articles or white papers. I take your audio file and deliver an easy to read, flawless transcript ready to use for whatever you need it for.
I also offer professional writing services, specializing in press releases, articles, collateral and web content. I have over 25 years of experience producing marketing communications materials for scientific, technology and Internet companies and it shows. I have many samples of past writing projects in my portfolio. If there is something specific you would like to see, just ask.
Because of my scientific background, I can easily handle scientific, technical, medical and even financial content in either transcription or writing assignments. I've transcribed everything from a very technical conference discussing international Internet technologies to a simple ebook about relationships. What I don't know, I look up. Google is my friend.
I will be the person doing the project. I do not subcontract projects out. Ever. Your project will receive 100% of my attention during the span of the project. You also will get my personal guarantee that if it's not right, I will fix it. If you're not happy, you don't pay me, it's as simple as that.
One of the most significant mistakes someone can make here on elance is to try to save a few dollars by choosing the cheapest provider around and then discovering the work is poor at best. In the end you will spend way more time and money trying to fix it before you can actually use it. I proofread all of my work very carefully before you ever see it. When I submit something it will be as perfect as I can make it. You won't be disappointed in my work ever, nobody has been yet!
Whether it's transcription, writing, editing or proofreading, your project is my highest priority. My reviews and happy clients speak for themselves. It would be my pleasure to show you what I can do for you. Invite my bid today!
California Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Systemic Biology
1983 - 1985
University of California, Santa Barbara
1981 - 1983
2009 - Present
Provide a variety of virtual business services including business writing such as press releases and sales/marketing letters, as well as other services such as transcription, editing, proofreading, Internet research, data entry, social marketing programs and newsletters. I also specialize in rewriting articles, web content, blog posts and many other types of content. Assist clients with PR programs, special event promotion, marketing programs and media relations.
John L. Scott Real Estate
Real Estate Agent
2002 - 2005
Residential real estate sales, specializing in equestrian properties and land sales. Assisted clients with all aspects of buying and selling real estate including marketing, negotiation, contracts, managing contractors, working with the county as well as engineering firms and other duties related to real estate development. Assisted primary client with final phases of subdivision lot development and listed and sold over 85% of initial lots. Wrote and produced a wide variety of marketing materials.
2000 - 2004
Create communications programs for a variety of clients in the scientific, Internet and technology areas. Develop and implement PR, brand building, marketing, marketing communications and launch strategies to acquire new customers, secure venture funding and retain existing accounts. Write technical brochures, reports and other collateral materials.
Created complete launch and go-to-market plan for agribusiness ASP and satellite broadband startup in less than 3 weeks.
Developed marketing communications plan to assist in positioning CRM startup for acquisition.
Created launch plan and managed new product market research program for healthcare e-commerce startup.
Worked with marketing communications agency to create new life science business unit and developed marketing communications plan to build that business to reach revenue goals.
Worked with a variety of life science and healthcare companies to produce technical brochures, reports, educational materials, white papers and other collateral materials.
Acted as interim Vice President of Marketing for a variety of early stage startup companies.
Vice President, Marketing
2000 - 2000
Executive responsibility for creating and driving all marketing, educational, corporate brand building and product management initiatives for this early stage e-healthcare start-up. Developed and implemented comprehensive marketing communications and branding programs to increase customer awareness. Managed development of public relations, advertising, lead generation and event/conference marketing plans. Hired, managed and developed product marketing, product management, marketing communications, market research and web marketing organizations. Wrote data sheets, brochures, website content, press releases and other materials.
Director, Marketing Communications
1998 - 2000
Developed and implemented the strategy for the full spectrum of corporate marketing activities including public relations, speaker programs, web sites, marketing programs, trade shows, print and electronic collateral, sales tools, advertising and customer retention programs. Responsible for Field Marketing and Marketing Communications organizations. Managed wide range of external resources including advertising agency, PR agency, graphic artists, writers, design houses, video production and mail/fulfillment company. Managed staff of 15 marketing professionals. Wrote and produced collateral materials for the scientific audience.
American Interactive Pictures, LLC
Co-Founder and Vice President, Marketing & Sales
1994 - 1998
Provided strategic planning and implementation of all domestic and international sales and marketing programs for interactive entertainment company. Defined annual sales and revenue goals, prepared financial and product forecasts, developed and implemented sales plans, analyzed market trends and established pricing strategies.
1992 - 1993
Managed brand marketing group to create new product launches, targeted promotional and advertising programs, and tactical channel marketing programs for PC games company. Created integrated marketing communication plans for all PC adventure games. Worked with staff to produce packaging, advertising, sales promotions and web sites. Assisted international sales managers and worldwide distributors with development of sales materials and supported international product launches.
Director, Marketing Communications
1989 - 1992
Provided strategic and tactical direction for marketing communications programs for this medical instrument and reagent company. Produced sales tools, training materials and product information for the field sales organization and key account management group. Worked with scientific product managers to write and produce technical data sheets, magazine articles, reports and marketing materials. Managed marketing communications group who produced special events, advertising programs, promotional campaigns, trade shows and educational programs.
Director, Marketing Communications
1987 - 1989
Created marketing and promotional programs for mini-supercomputer startup company. Developed new product launch materials, advertising programs, and strategic partner marketing programs. Provided multi-level sales tools and collateral to the sales force. Managed special events, advertising programs, promotional campaigns, trade shows, educational programs, and public relations. Managed sales support and marketing communications staff.
Personal Training Systems
Marketing Communications Manager
1985 - 1987
Developed and produced promotional and channel marketing programs for self-paced audio software training products. Identified and participated in co-marketing and promotional opportunities with strategic partners. Planned and led partner-sponsored training seminars. Wrote and produced marketing literature including catalogs, press releases, and product announcements. Managed public relations agency.