Megan Peterson Morrow | Elance
 
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Megan Peterson Morrow

Creative, results-oriented writer and editor
   United States
  |   Minneapolis, MN
  |  4:10 am Local Time

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Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts.

With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable.

My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business, investments, health and wellness, yoga, consulting, libraries, publishing, music, writing, literature, public relations, and more. I work with several small business clients on their ongoing communication and marketing needs.

I am excellent with short deadlines. No job is too large or too small. Please contact me today for more information.
Service Description
Currently the part-time director of marketing and communications for a local music ensemble, Megan's background includes managing the marketing and communications department for the Minneapolis Public Library as well as extensive marketing and communications experience in the financial services industry, with Wells Fargo in particular.

With an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, Megan is comfortable with everything from high-level business and financial writing to more creative marketing projects.
Education
University of South Dakota
Master's of English
1997 - 1998
Northwestern University
Bachelor's of Science: Journalism
1991 - 1995
Employment
Zeitgeist
Director, Marketing & Communications
2008 - Present
-Creates and manages all communications and marketing activities for St. Paul-based new music group, including website, print materials, news releases, communication plans, media relations, newsletters and more -Manages relationships and activities with freelance graphic designers and website designer -Responsible for liaisons with partner organizations, booking agents and performance venues
Minneapolis Public Library/Hennepin County Library
Manager, Marketing & Communications
2007 - 2008
-Created comprehensive media and public relations strategy development, implementation and management, including media training, news releases, crisis communications, reputation management -Developed all merger communications and strategy for new 41-library system including news releases, internal communications, internet and intranet communications, media relations -Conceptualized and developed library publications, including internal and external newsletters and e-newsletters, annual reports, classes and events catalogs and more -Coordinated marketing program and materials strategy, implementation and management, including myriad print materials, yearly marketing plans and budgets -Developed content and strategy for mplib.org public website; establishes priorities for web projects -Managed the Communications/Marketing department staff and budget and oversaw departmental performance measurements
Bremer Financial Services
Public Relations Consultant, Assistant Vice President
2004 - 2007
-Developed media strategy and campaigns, wrote newsletters, speeches, news releases, annual report, communication plans, articles, video scripts. Increased media coverage by more than 500 percent in first year -Managed $128,000 National Hunger Awareness Week partnership campaign with Second Harvest Heartland, exceeding first-year goal by more than 50 percent -Coordinated company-wide volunteer communications, surveys, programs, online bulletin board; liaison with nine Nonprofit Resource Specialists, producing nonprofit newsletter and assisting with communications activities -Event planning, employee recognition events and product promotion -Graduate of 2006 Leadership Academy
Wells Fargo
Media Relations Manager
2001 - 2004
-Wrote speeches, news releases, and bylines for banking stores and multiple business lines in 12 states -Coordinated and prepared Wells Fargo experts for media interviews; pitched stories and managed interviews -Planned economic news conferences, internal communications and media activities for Wells Fargo Chief Economist, Dr. Sung Won Sohn -Developed 150th anniversary media activities, communicator’s conference, additional events
Wells Fargo
Marketing Product Manager
1999 - 2001
-Wrote and proofread content for brochures, letters, proposals, and project plans -Developed and wrote content for student loans website and Education Resource Center; served as project manager and marketing liaison for all Internet projects -Developed and maintained $250,000 high school scholarship and college-planning program
Southeast Technical Institute
Instructor
1998 - 2000
-Prepared lessons, created demonstrations, and evaluated student’s work -Tutored students individually in school’s Writing Center
South Dakota Governor's Camp for the Gifted
Director
1992 - 1998
-Developed summer programming, academic classes, team structure for 15th annual gifted program -Coordinated and directed 50 adult staff members and counselors -Coordinated yearly historical festivals, including press, schedules, and talent -Published written history of camp and counseling programs
Publications International, Ltd.
Production Editor
1995 - 1997
-Writer/editor for series of greeting cards -Edited department manuscripts for grammar, punctuation, style and content -Assisted Managing Editor with schedules, assignments and data maintenance -Created public relations materials for sales presentations -Responded to publication queries and freelance writers
Payment Terms
None specified
Megan Peterson Morrow | Elance

Megan Peterson Morrow