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Marcia Barager | Elance
 
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Marcia Barager

Expert Editor & Creative Writer
   United States
  |   Winter Park, FL
  |  1:07 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

While I muster the courage to publish my original work, I've been writing catchy and informative promotional articles for a newspaper and, as a teacher, attempting to engage bored teenagers in the study of words and the power of the well-written ones. I am a visual artist by nature and tend to approach writing and editing from that frame of reference -- recognizing that the printed word is as much a visual medium, as a strictly auditory or cerebral one.

Published
Suite101/ "Motivating Your Mind"
Newspaper Marketing/Reviews

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Portfolio

Newspaper Marketing Article
Website Editing
Newspaper Marketing Article
Newspaper Marketing Article
Original BIO- Original Research
Marketing Letters for health provider.
My background with a range of samples

Skills (8)

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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Academic Writing
Windows XP
Advertising
Computer Skills
Computer Aptitude Test
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Service Description

I can edit your book, tutor your team in English on-line, rewrite your copy and add humor and appealing design your layout. I know ART, WRITING, DESIGN AND MARKETING.
Count on me to turn things around as quickly as possible with absolute attention to detail. I communicate clearly and often to ensure a satisfactory outcome. I'll let you know if the job turns out to be outside of my expertise, but am a quick study and eager to learn new skills in an effort to maximize my earning potential. My goal is to give my clients exactly what they need at a reasonable rate.

1. Business owners need to reach their target markets and appeal to potential ones. A real challenge is to define their mission and product, and then effectively communicate that in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Finding the right "hook" for each market is a most necessary piece of the puzzle.

2.A good promotional piece packs a great deal of information into as few sentences as possible. The sentence structure is varied and the paragraph(s), short. If it's too long, it won't be read. A catchy title, and a focused lead statement/question is the way to encourage readership of the entire piece. Separate contact information from the marketing to facilitate access to it.

3. Poor writing composition and mechanics are an immediate deal-breaker. Presenting a load of "come-on" with few specifics is also a problem. Failure to make good use of a thesaurus or popular language, when appropriate, defeats...

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Employment

Sky Publishers
content production
2011 - Present
Business Writing, Research, Biography
Brilliance Preschool and Academy
Writer, Blogger
2011 - Present
Creative Writer, Editor, Marketing Content Production, Press Releases
ODesk
Writer and Editor
2009 - Present
Freelance Writer and Editor
A+ Tutor U
Tutor
2009 - 2010
Tutoring- groups of 5 Elementary Students for 5 months. Academic Coach and Supervisor
Volusia Beacon
Newspaper Contributor
2009 - 2010
Writer- Marketing/Human Interest Advertorials (Weekly), Business Profiles, Advertorials
Orange County Public Schools
Teacher
2000 - 2006
Classroom Teaching- English, Language Arts, Social Science- Grades 6-12

Education

Miami-Dade Community College
AA- Fine Arts
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University of Central Florida
Certification Education
1995 - 1998
University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Arts -Social Work
- 1976

Keywords

marketing
proofing
editing
humor
creative
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