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Melanie Votaw | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 27, 2015

Melanie Votaw

Ghost/Editor/Copywriter/Web/Speeches/Articles
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

I'm a freelance copywriter, book author, and editor who has written 13 commercially published non-fiction print books (either under my own name or as a ghostwriter.) I have many years of experience writing marketing and website SEO copy for many industries including retail, food, medicine, dentistry, law, IT, fashion, adult, education, real estate, and non-profit. I have also written articles for national magazines such as Woman's Day, Travel Savvy, and Medical Economics, and I have written ebooks and online articles as well. Additionally,...

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Mar 1, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Feb 19, 2014|Copywriting|Private|Completed
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3.8
Dec 3, 2013|Copywriting|Private|Completed
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5.0
Aug 5, 2013|Web Content|Private|Completed
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4.9

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Portfolio

Portion of an article written about sinusitis.
Page one of my book, "Hummingbirds: Jewels On Air," published by Running Press.
This is one side of a health brochure sample. The other side is also included in my...
Article regarding attracting backyard hummingbirds, published in a Sarasota, Florida...
DVD back copy written for The Sinclair Intimacy Institute, and one of several product...
This is a one-page newsletter created using Microsoft Publisher.

Skills (3)

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English
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Technical Writing
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English Grammar

Service Description

TESTIMONIALS:
Deborah Grandinetti, Former Senior Editor, Running Press Book Publishers (Perseus Books) says: "Melanie Votaw is a top rate professional. Within the last year, she completed three writing projects for our company. Each exceeded the editor's expectations, and each was delivered well before the deadline. The content was original, thoughtful, and well-organized, and required ridiculously little editing. Melanie is truly an editor's dream."

David King, author and personal trainer, says: "There are not many things in this world that are all they are cracked up to be. You, Melanie, are all you are cracked up to be and more."

Debra Fine, Author of "The Fine Art of Small Talk" and "The Fine Art of the Big Talk," says: "Melanie Votaw is a talented writer/editor who helped me with the editing of one of my books and was instrumental in the polishing of my manuscript. I admire her work ethic and have already recommended her to a friend, who has also been very happy with her work. I would not hesitate to recommend Melanie again to anyone who needs writing or editing assistance."

Brenda Bence, Founder and President of BDA International, Ltd. says: "Melanie is a joy to work with, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs help with editing/writing. She is very dependable and works hard to meet deadlines. Melanie will go the extra mile to make sure her work meets or beats expectations. She is very 'client-conscious,' consistently checking back to make...

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Employment

Donald M. Lefari, Esq.
Paralegal
1994 - 2000
This is one of several freelance jobs that I held as a paralegal or legal assistant for both small firms and large firms prior to my career as a writer/editor.

Education

Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University)
Bachelor of Arts degree in English, magna cum laude
1977 - 1981

Keywords

ghostwriter
copywriter
editor
editing
brochure
health
medical
legal
speech
book
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