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Michael Hart | Elance
 
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Michael Hart

Every Word Counts
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL

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Every word counts. My time as a salesperson taught me how crucial it is to resonate with your prospective customers within your first your first two sentences; otherwise you are already forgotten.

Nowhere is this more true than in the I.T. world. We can easily turn customers away by burying them in highly technical features and benefits. As a sales consultant, I learned how to translate “tech speak” from engineers on my team into “business speak” for my clients.

Let me create the web copy, email templates, cold-calling scripts and any...

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Feb 22, 2015|Web Content|Private|Completed
Feb 10, 2015|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Jan 23, 2015|Technical Writing|Private|Completed
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Jan 18, 2015|Sales Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Web copy for a smartphone/tablet replacement parts and repair guide service. Ensured...
Article for client's website about digital pen technology and how client's software...
Web copy for a smartphone/tablet replacement parts and repair guide service. Ensured...
Article about challenges in developing platforms for M2M networks, and how my client's...
This is an analysis of the sales process used to win a new IT managed services account.
I wrote this copy for the website of an IT services provider. It details the consulting...
Ghost wtote this article for predicitive analytics software company

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Business Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

IT Sales, Recruiting- 2004-2014
- Drafting of over 1000 persuasive proposals and communications for IT services
- Revising technical documents from my engineers into something that appeals to clients
- Sold 30+ monthly managed IT services contracts for my employers,
worth over $1.2MM in anual revenue.
- Sold 50+ IT projects
- Cold calls and email blasts
- Writing and editing marketing communications
- Headhunter/business developer for Media/Legal industries
- Write/Re-Write candidate bios and resumes, cover letters and client sales sheets


Creative Fiction & Comedy
- Publication of two short stories in print magazines:
"The Dunphys' Vistors": Ethereal Gazette (2008)
"The Zeitsev": Dark Tales (2006)
- Contributing Writer for Sportsmorsel.com
- Completion of 4 term-length creative writing courses at Story Studio Chicago
- Completion of the 6-level, year-long comedy writing program at the
Second City Training Center in Chicago, which culminated in the writing of a sketch comedy review
- Completetion of 2-level Stand Up Comedy Writing program at the Second City Training Center in Chicago


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Employment

Sikich Technology
Sales - Network Solutions Team
2013 - 2014
All Covered - IT Services from Konica Minolta
IT Services Consultant
2009 - 2013

Education

CompTIA
CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals
2014 - 2014
Universal Class
Proofreading and Copywriting Certification
2013 - 2013
Second City Training Center
Comedy Writing Program
2011 - 2013
Story Studio Chicago
Creative Writing Adult Classes
2006 - 2009
Central Michigan University
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
1998 - 2002
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Technology
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IT
Sales
Marketing
Business
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