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Maggie M. | Elance
 
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Maggie M.

Writer & Public Relations Expert
   United Kingdom
  |   Glasgow, City of Glasgow
  |  12:28 am Local Time

Overview

I'm a journalist, communications and public relations professional with 18 years of experience. I've had articles and press releases published in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and trade publications including The Guardian; My Weekly; the Sudan Tribune and the Sunday Post.

I can write crisp copy; reach your readers and exceed your expectations. I'm also adept at creating effective public relations campaigns and writing white papers. I've served as a sub-editor on international magazines, local newspapers and corporate...

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Nov 22, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Sep 8, 2012|Press Releases|Private|Working
Aug 2, 2012|Press Releases|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jun 8, 2012|Sales Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

A small selection of publications I have edited.
A very small selection of cuttings including feature articles, copy from press releases...
A lighthearted and creative press release following a photo call that attracted all the...
An example of a feature article, tailored for its audience. One of a series I secured...
An example of a press release which was issued and published in a number of newspapers.
Pressrelease for a small business. Published in a number of newspapers reaching a...
Example of an edit I completed of a novel.
Website for voluntary organisation. Provided all copy and design input. Continued...
Cover of Annual Report I edited and compiled design brief.Full report available for...
Cover of Annual Report I edited and compiled design brief. Full report available for...
Annual Report that I produced for voluntary organisation Girlguiding Scotland. I was...
An example press release
An Annual Report I compiled and edited. I was responsible from creation of the brief to...
Examples of copy from two very different websites.
I was responsible for providing detailed brief and project plan for site redesign. This...
Responsible for leading redesign team. compiled redesign brief. Sourced and interviewed...
Book reviews, women's magazine
Makeover/fashion spread published in magazine with readership of over one million....
Article about the Democratic Republic of Congo with focus on HIV/AIDS and health...
Reported from Darfur. This article on the crisis in Darfur including interviews with...

Skills (3)

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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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English
UK English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Service Description

I can provide a full communications and public relations service from updating websites to creating an effective strategy. I'm adept at adapting complicated information for all markets and providing creative solutions to all communication issues.
I have an extensive portfolio of articles, press releases, marketing strategies and newsletters.

TESTIMONIALS:
EDITING: "I was absolutely amazed by Maggie's editing work. She went above and beyond my expectations." S Zhang
REPORT WRITING: "Maggie is an effective and talented writer. She was able to write high quality reports in a short period of time. I will definitely use her again." Carisweb
PUBLIC RELATIONS: " Maggie knows the media well and is highly skilled at pitching the article/news coverage at the right level to respective publications." SG.
MEDIA TRAINING: "Maggie worked with non-media staff to provide excellent briefings (for both written and audio/visual media) prior to interviews and was always supportive and encouraging to staff." S Martin

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Employment

MaggieMcShaneMedia&Marketing
Director
2010 - Present
Providing bespoke communication and marketing solutions to a range of clients including corporates, not-for-profits and small businesses.
Girlguiding Scotland
Marketing & Communications Manager
2007 - 2009
Managed a team of forty public relations adviser across the country and two office-based staff. Responsible for six-figure budget. Created and implemented effective marketing and communications...
SCIAF
Communications & Public Relations
2003 - 2007
Responsible for all communications including website, newsletter and annual report. Created public relations strategy. Contributed copy to two award-winning fundraising campaigns. Managed website...

Education

Glenrothes College
Post-Graduate Course in Radio & TV Production
1996 - 1996
University of Glasgow
MA(Hons) in English Literature & Language
1992 - 1996
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Keywords

article writer
editor
press release writer
ghostwriter
white paper writer
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