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Melissa T. | Elance
 
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Melissa T.

   United States
  |   Charleston, SC

Overview

"Logophile. Lexiphile. Philologist. Lover of language and words."

Fresh and insightful journalist, writer, editor, and researcher. Background includes published work in both print and online media – as well as marketing and public relations roles in the publishing industry. Known for being a quick study on unfamiliar topics – and for turning assignments around quickly. Recognized for a keen sense of style with a European flare. Master’s degree in history. Bachelor’s degree in communications. Core competencies include:

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May 15, 2015|Copywriting|$250|Completed
May 12, 2015|Article Writing|$75|Completed
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Tested
Microsoft Office
Customer Service
Books
Press Releases
Editing
French
Adobe Creative Suite
Mac OS X
Salesforce.com
Research

Employment

Charleston City Paper
Editorial Assistant
2013 - Present
—Create copy for numerous sections of the alt-weekly in town, ranging from event write-ups to articles about movies to longer cover pieces. Each article requires different types of research and...
Self-employed
Writer and Journalist
2012 - Present
– Currently writing for several local media including magazines, newspapers, and online blogs. Write reviews of events, parties, and cultural happenings around Charleston. Recently wrote reviews of...
Market Analysis and Research
Research Associate
2011 - 2013
– Providing assistance to a market research and consulting firm. Assist the president and his clients with demographic research of possible trade areas for future retail stores and help write,...
Charleston Magazine
Editorial Intern
2012 - 2012
– As an editorial intern, assisted the associate editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief with their day-to-day tasks including writing calendar events, creating e-newsletters, fact-checking...
CreateSpace
Marketing Services Coordinator
2008 - 2010
– Assisted authors of self-published books at this subsidiary of Amazon.com with press releases, book reviews, and publicity kits. Communicated with outsourced vendors to ensure quality and author...
Madison Realty Capital
Office Manager
2007 - 2008
– As office manager at this private commercial lender, assisted the partners and management with office operations, maintained the database with client information, tracked daily deal count, and...
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Public Relations Intern
2007 - 2007
– Gained first-hand insight into the world of publishing. – Wrote and distributed press releases for the publishing firm, utilized customer service skills to maintain and strengthen client...

Education

College of Charleston
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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The University of Manchester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
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