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Melissa G. | Elance
 
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Melissa G.

Software Product Strategist and Writer
   United States
  |   El Cerrito, CA

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

Software product professional with 18 years’ experience in companies spanning Internet and mobile technologies and ranging from startup to enterprise. Broad experience in all aspects of software business, including product and project management, business analysis, business strategy, SaaS, technical and business writing, analytics, business process analysis, design, and optimization. Avid reader of business books covering topics from leadership to innovation to motivation and human behavior and psychology.

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Portfolio

Created mockup of leaderboard designed to motivate other users of a system to engage...
- Provided design, created and edited content, customized HTML and CSS, implemented...
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Skills (10)

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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Business Analysis
Business Strategy Test
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Project Management
Project Management Certification
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WordPress
Knowledge of WordPress 3.1 Skills Test
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Knowledge of Wordpress 3.0 Skills Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Marketing
Marketing Management Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2010 Test
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Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Test
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Service Description

I am an experienced professional with a wide variety of business and technical skills. In addition to my technical experience, I hold a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Organizational Leadership. I have founded two companies, one a local small services business, and another a niche web hosting company.

I am available for:

Product Management: auditing and evaluating products, implementing PM processes, product marketing, writing epics and user stories, organizing features, creating roadmaps, prioritizing features.

Writing & Editing: technical writing, blog posts, articles, white papers, book reviews, website reviews, business plans, online help, user stories, PRDs, web content and editing.

Strategy: business plan review, business process analysis and optimization, innovation coaching, product comparison and analysis, competitive analysis.

Web Development: Implement, modify, or maintain Wordpress and other CMS systems, or websites using javascript, html, css, python, php.

As co-founder of a web hosting company, the first platform architect at a mobile marketing agency, and the first product person at a mobile app security startup, with successful exits at each, I have a deep understanding of the Internet and what makes websites and applications successful.

I have strong analytical skills and a natural curiosity about subjects like complexity theory, social dynamics, innovation, decision-making, and motivation and how those things impact...

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Employment

Iteration Z
Founder, Product Person
2013 - Present
Motive Power
Senior Consultant
2012 - 2012
Analyze existing project management processes at corporate clients, identifying areas of opportunity in planning, execution, and controls; design solutions and lead client teams through change.
ECWise
Senior Project Manager
2011 - 2012
Client-facing project manager for company’s largest account (~$7MM annual revenue); led platform development team for three-tier (Oracle 11 DB, Java middle tier, web front end) document composition...
AppCentral (formerly Ondeego)
Director of Product
2010 - 2011
Established product management function for early stage (Series A funded) start-up offering SaaS product that distributes applications to mobile devices through corporate “App Stores” with...
The Marketing Arm Wireless Svcs (formerly ipsh)
SVP - Delivery
2005 - 2010
SVP - Delivery Led teams responsible for complete life cycle execution of wireless digital agency project portfolio (~$4MM annual revenue). Programs spanned web & WAP development, Bluetooth...
Domino Developer Network
Co-Founder and VP Product
2000 - 2004
Managed product planning for SaaS application, which included definition of self-service business model, development of billing strategy and functionality, and development of methods to instantly...

Education

Coursera
Certificate
2012 - Present
Gonzaga University
Master's of Arts Organizational Leadership
2010 - 2012
Golden Gate University
Bachelor's of Business Administration
2009 - 2010

Keywords

Software Product Design
Software Requirements Documentation
Business Strategy
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Wordpress
Web Development
User Experience
Product Management
Web Project Management
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