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Melissa G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 8, 2008

Melissa G.

Getting it right the first time
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I offer more than 11 years of professional writing and editing experience spanning a wide range of industries, including Fortune 500 corporations. These include business consulting, health care, distribution, commercial real estate, electronics packaging and information technology. My writing and editing styles are well seasoned and include marketing, internal and external communications, technical writing, news production (television), small press (academic journals) and print journalism (trade magazines). In addition, I have a keen eye...

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Sep 25, 2006|Technical Writing|$100|Working

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Portfolio

Article published in Electronic Packaging & Production magazine (June 1998)...
Article published in Electronic Packaging & Production magazine (June 1998)...
Article published in Electronic Packaging & Production magazine (February 1998)...
Article published in Midwest Real Estate News magazine (June 1999) providing an...
Article published in Midwest Real Estate News magazine (January 1999) providing an...
Article published in Midwest Real Estate News magazine (May 1999) providing an a look...
Marketing case study providing an overview of the CCTP (closed circuit TV) installation...
Marketing case study providing an overview of the CCTP (closed circuit TV) installation...
Marketing case study providing an overview of the CCTP (closed circuit TV) installation...
Customized benefits enrollment newsletter created for external client's employees.
Article created for the external client Rx Newsletter addressing the high cost of...
Pamphlet for potential bariatric surgery candidates providing an overview of the...
Bariatric plan design targeted at potential members (medical professionals) of the...
Brochure highlighting the benefits of the flexible spending account debit card program.

Skills (7)

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Editing
Business Writing
Adobe Photoshop
Technical Writing
Microsoft Office Suite of Products
Computer Skills
FrontPage 2000

Service Description

I have a unique perspective on freelancing, as I've been on the other side of the table hiring freelancers and contractors for special projects. I understand the needs of the customer and how important it is to have specific project requirements met and in a timely fashion. I've spent many hours re-writing and red-line editing materials from "professional" freelancers. I understand your frustration when your finished work isn't delivered to specification, and as a result, I know what it takes to make sure that all your needs are met.

More than just great technical skills (editing, writing, proofreading, graphic creation), I have outstanding people skills and will work with you to ensure that the right tone is set for your piece, as well as structure, and that your voice is clearly reflected in your completed work. Do you need a straight edit for grammar and structure? I can do it. Do you need a fresh perspective on your content? I can provide it. Do you need content for a project? I'm your person for the job.

I also work quickly with sharp attention to detail. Be assured that your project will always be delivered by the agreed-upon due date.

My areas of expertise include:

WRITING & EDITING
- Product line descriptions
- Web content
- Internal electronic business communications
- External client communications
- Articles
- Brochures
- Newsletters
- Case studies
- White papers
- Blogs
- Academic journals
- Marketing campaign...

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Employment

Fortune 500 Company (Business Consulting)
Internal Communications Lead
2004 - 2008
My focus is divided into two areas: (1) communications lead for US internal operations-focused communications and (2) communications lead for the global Operations Business Practice. In both roles,...
First Health
Client Communications Specialist
2003 - 2004
Created written materials for internal and external client communications projects. This included writing and coordinating materials for new acquisitions and program implementations, content for...
Anixter
Senior Writer
2002 - 2003
Created business and sales materials for external products. This included white papers, data sheets, brochures, line cards, online and print newsletters, e-mail communications and case studies. In...
Arthur Andersen
Knowledge Manager - Global Technology Organization
1999 - 2002
Created and maintained technical documentation for internal server applications. Composed surveys for technology projects. Performed usability testing for databases, surveys and pilot documents....
Midwest Real Estate News
Associate Editor / Interim Managing Editor
1998 - 1999
In my primary role as an Associate Editor, I contributed articles and news stories, worked with freelancers on article production and deadlines, conducted in-person and phone interviews, wrote...
Electronic Packaging & Production
Staff Editor
1997 - 1998
Edited contributed articles and news stories. Wrote conference and industry articles, and worked closely with the art department and production editor on layout.

Education

DePaul University
Master of Arts, Writing
2000 - 2003
Illinois State University
Bachelor of Arts, English
1994 - 1997

Keywords

Writing
Editing
Proofreading
Technical Writing
Marketing Communications
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