Mike Takieddine | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 24, 2015

Mike Takieddine

Content Copywriter
   United States



An Oxford University graduate, reared on the classics, with exceptionally polished and articulate written and verbal presentation.
A proficient commercial writer, having written literally hundreds of proposals, brochures, and other marketing pieces over the years, including published ebooks, blogs and copy for websites.
A proven ability to attain objectives through positive, stylish copy writing skills that deliver refined presentations whether in conversational, "how to". or academic tone.
Demonstrated strengths in capitalizing on market research, competitor analysis, and the creation of simple and succinctly formatted talking points.
Multi-lingual (fluent in 3 languages and an understanding of another two)
A U.S. citizen with a business-useful multi-cultural background, having lived in various countries, including 10 years in the U.K. and the last 30 years in the U.S.
Service Description
I have written articles on more subjects than I care to remember, relying always on the most arduous research and crafting original, bold, and elegant copy that speaks highly of my clients' brands or interests. Content articles and blogs, web copy, and offline sales materials. I could refer to any of those as being my core specialization, including e-books which are so popular these days.

I have been a nightclub owner, a stock and commodity broker,
President of an export organization, President of a mutual funds sales organization, Owner/partner of a catering business, and Co-Founder & Co-Senior Director for 17 years of a home healthcare business with a substantial footprint on the East Coast of the U.S.

Do you detect a start-up connection in all of the above? Nothing pleases me more than helping out a budding business, or helping a young entrepreneur (or "solopreneur") take it to the next level. I can get truly passionate in that context, taking ownership of each project and giving them my very best.

My love for writing does not stop there though. All subjects are exciting, and I believe I have mastered the art of getting to the core of issues in a fast and uncompromising way.

I am the ultimate elancer, constantly on the lookout for writing copy that demands attention. I brush, tweak and polish until the words fall into place, each one the right word.
Oxford University, Merton College
PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics)
Options for Senior America, Corp.
Co-Founder & Co-Senior Director
1989 - 2006
Co-Founder, part-owner and Co-Senior Director Marketing and Leadership Strengths: Strategic Business Planning & Execution Motivational Leadership / Team Building New Business Development / Growth Strategies Profit & Performance Improvement Sales & Marketing Campaign Development Recruiting & Staffing Initiatives / Team Training Complex, Multifaceted Problem Solving Talents Customer Service & Satisfaction Seasoned executive with career-long record of achievement driving multimillion-dollar revenue growth in the healthcare industry by leveraging effective, perceptive business development, operations management, and staffing and training strengths. Skilled leader with innate ability to mentor and groom talent, setting and achieving aggressive targets while coaching and developing cohesive, performance-driven teams. Exceptionally polished and articulate written and verbal communication, presentation, and negotiation strengths with solid financial and business acumen. Globally astute professional with repeated success in customer service and satisfaction, cost control and reduction, budget administration, profit and loss management, new branch office planning and launch, key alliance development, performance marketing, and branding.
Payment Terms
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Mike Takieddine | Elance

Mike Takieddine