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Michelle Shonessy | Elance
 
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Michelle Shonessy

Strategic Business and Marketing Communication
   United States
  |   Azle, TX
  |  8:38 am Local Time

Overview

When you need words that work--to sell, persuade, inspire, or inform--I can help.

Drawing on more than fifteen years' experience writing for diverse fields, I bring results by strategically drafting your message and carefully tailoring it to your audience. As an accomplished writer and copyeditor with demonstrated marketing and public relations expertise, I can improve your profit picture and enhance your image.

Because I've written extensively for a variety of industries, I offer subject matter knowledge and a fresh, broad-based...

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May 28, 2013|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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Apr 23, 2013|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Wrote series of brochures for chiropractor explaining the general principles of...
Company identity piece used for marketing at events and in mailings.
Brochure for a massage therapy practice explaining the health benefits of massage and...
Website copy for a personal training business.
A corporate image piece for an India-based company to send to prospective clients in...
Copy for one of several job-specific flyers a software development company distributed...
Copy for a financial services firm's brochure, emphasizing their experience, new...
A letter from an industrial printing company letter announcing new service offerings to...
A handout distributed at a Baltimore City Coalition meeting after a Powerpoint...
Article written for an insurance group benefits newsletter, entitled Survive or Thrive:...

Skills (10)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Marketing
Marketing Methods and Techniques Test
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Internet Marketing
Internet Marketing Test
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Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

WRITING SERVICES

-Articles (magazine, online)
-Blog entries
-Brochures
-Case studies
-Communications consulting
-Correspondence
-E-books
-Event planing collateral and marketing
-Ghostwriting
-Landing pages
-Mailings
-Marketing consulting for small businesses
-Marketing materials
-Newsletters and e-zines
-Presentations
-Press releases
-Procedure manuals
-Proposals
-Reports
-Sales letters
-Sales sheets and other collateral
-SEO Copywriting
-Social media content
-Training materials
-Website copy
-White papers

I've written extensively for the following fields:

-Business
-Chiropractic
-Dentistry
-Diets and nutrition
-Finance
-Fitness
-Health
-Human resources
-Insurance
-Law
-Medicine
-Psychology and personal development
-Real estate
-Travel

COPYEDITING AND TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES

Thoughtful copyediting can dramatically improve the quality of your writing and make the difference between a message that resonates with your audience or one that falls flat.

If you have existing materials that need a bit of fine tuning or a great deal of work, I offer:

-proofreading to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, format, and grammar; and

-substantive editing to improve the construction of your sentences, the organization of your ideas, and the clarity of your thoughts.

I offer transcription as a complement to my editing services. If you're a slow typist, a multi-tasker, or if you like to capture your ideas at the very moment inspiration strikes, this service may interest you....

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Employment

Michelle Shonessy Communications
Freelance Writer and Copyeditor
2009 - Present
-Gather essential communication objectives from client briefings, interviews, and research. -Understand each client's unique selling proposition, products, services, and areas of...
Pappas Financial (Investments & Insurance)
Revenue Administrator
2006 - 2009
-Compiled financial reports in compliance with regulatory agency requirements and drafted narrative. Met with managers and CEO to present the report's content and to answer questions. -Wrote...
Purtan & Swoish (Commercial Real Estate)
Legal Assistant
2001 - 2006
-Drafted legal instruments such as commercial leases, wills, trusts and other documents. -Served as point of communication for clients, courts, vendors and other attorneys.
Community Financial (Banking, Lending & Investing)
Executive Assistant to CEO
1999 - 2001
-Acted as communications liaison to board of directors. -Prepared presentations and financial reports with explanatory narrative and delivered this information through director's...

Education

Walden University
BS Organizational Communication & New Media
2010 - 2011
Oakland Community College
AA Liberal Arts, concentration in business courses
2005 - 2008
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Keywords

Business writing
e-books
blogging
article writing
content writing
online marketing
ghostwriting
SEO copywriting
copy editing
marketing communications
web content
report writing
proposal writing
case studies
social media marketing
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