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Marla H. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 16, 2014

Marla H.

Dependable Quality | Genuine Service
   Canada
  |  1:15 pm Local Time

Overview

Proud to have strong repeat client rate. Committed to delivering professional, creative, approachable, and insightful writing on time. 100% recommended.

“Engaging, responsive, well-researched POV, and very efficient. Look forward to continue working with Marla.”

Creating quality web content, blogs, Facebook posts, and communications for: work/life balance, authenticity & happiness, green living, real estate, sailing, women's issues, career & personal growth, coaching, travel, social entrepreneurship, retreat, int'l living.

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Apr 10, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Working
Mar 10, 2014|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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Feb 10, 2014|Content Management|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

wrote content for website to increase Google ranking, using SEO keywords and Yoast
the client provided photos to support content
http://www.setyourstage.com/2012/09/make-a-wise-investment-when-selling-your-older-house/
blog post for Authentic Living on the Happiness Path
http://marlahb.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/why-elance-is-a-tool-for-personal-growth/
Researched to include external links in article written about travel to Northern...
This was for a new website for women with PCOS who wanted to get pregnant. I researched...
http://www.wannabeamommy.com/category/pcos-pregnancy/
written for personal blog
an article I wrote for my blog...Authentic Living on the Happiness Path
http://marlahb.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/5-key-skills-for-lasting-happiness/
I interviewed past clients to write this article for HERIZEN™ Life Adventures...
http://www.herizenlifeadventures.com/pages/sailing/women_sailing_through_the_change/index.php
published online as a guest columnist for Soul's Code
http://www.soulscode.com/my-own-private-pilgrimmage-yelapa-mexico/
written for my blog re: being a tourist at home
http://marlahb.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/rainy-british-columbia-canada-wont-dampen-my-travel-bug/
Personal travel article (sailing and personal development) published in Cahoots...
http://www.cahootsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=413
written for blog Authentic Living on the Happiness Path
http://marlahb.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/law-of-attraction-keeping-the-doors-of-opportunity-open/

Skills (4)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing
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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Blog Writing

Service Description

Owner of Ocean Spirit Communications.

Writing: Facebook posts, blogs, web content, articles, ghost writing, e-books, proposals, reports
SEO: web optimized writing, use of long tail keywords in a natural sounding way that puts quality content first
Research: primary and secondary
Editing: Chicago style and APA
Basic database creation: Access 2010

Skills I offer for the successful completion of any job are:
-native English language (spoken and written)
-strong research and writing skills
-ability to complete the task using MS Office 2010, high speed internet
-creativity and intuition
-background in education and training, personal and professional development, coaching
-experienced writer (curriculum/workshop development, proposals for funding, business, magazines, web)
-genuine interest in a range of topics and a desire to inform, help, and inspire people
-holistic thinker: understand the big picture and can identify individual tasks with an open mind and strong intuition to reach a goal, thinking outside the box to add quality

Review Process:
In a project that includes multiple units (blogs, web pages etc.) I will write one and then send it to you for review (and revisions if necessary). That gives you a sense of my style and quality right from the start. It also provides an opportunity for you to clarify your expectations if I am off track so that I can make improvements. If it turns out that we are not the right fit for each other, we can agree to change the...

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Employment

Ocean Spirit Communications
Owner
2000 - Present
Research, Writing, Facilitation, Values/Mission/Vision. Work with non-profit and business.
Malaspina University-College
various
1999 - 2006
Held various positions in a Continuing Education and Contract Training department including: Project Coordinator, Research/Proposal Writer, Facilitator, Instructor. These were various contracts...

Education

McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (cultural)
- 1996

Keywords

blog writing
Facebook
article writing
travel writing
web content
native english
SEO keywords
ghost writing
online writing
business writing
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