Paula N. | Elance
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Paula N.

Business writing talent with business experience
   United Kingdom
  |  6:05 pm Local Time


Talented and MBA qualified British business writer, with outstanding research and analytical skills. With a solid business management background (including board level experience) in addition to excellent writing skills, I offer:

Writing of business plans, proposals, reports and articles or blog postings.
Creation of training and development programs
Process documentation, business procedures and process mapping
Human Resources consulting
Team building solutions
Change management solutions and advice
Resume writing and advice
Search Engine Optimization

I can also provide travel writing, especially relating to South or Central America, my specialist areas.

Service Description
My consultancy business offers business writing, including business plans, proposals, reports and more. I am also an expert in the area of process improvements and can provide your business with process maps, documented procedures and policies.

During the course of my career I have created many different types of training programs, particularly in the areas of Leadership, Performance Management, Change, Team working, Networking, Motivation and Time Management. I understand how to develop an effective curriculum that will work for your needs, relating to time and specific audience.

Having worked recruiting staff at all levels within organizations in the past 10 years I am also able to provide advice and guidance on resumes, CVs and other job application documents.

I have the benefit of many years experience in operations management of start-up companies and can contribute much to business planning, organization and development.

My industry expertise includes Internet and online businesses, Interactive Television, Publishing, Travel, Broadcast TV, Content Management Systems, Planning and Scheduling Systems and Test Teams. My broad and diverse life and work experiences including international business management and management of off-site freelancers, as well as large and diverse teams of in-house staff assist me to deliver creative and lateral approaches to business issues and a tailor-made approach for each client.

Finally, I have also worked in travel writing for a number of years, and have published travel guidebooks on a variety of countries in South and Central America.

University of Hull
Executive MBA with distinction
Awarded: 2005
Not applicable
Not applicable
Awarded: 2007
University of Hull
Executive Masters in Business Administration with distinction
2002 - 2004
University of Exeter
Bachelor of Arts in Geography, 2:1 degree
1991 - 1994
South American Explorers Club, Quito
Board Member, Board of Directors
2009 - Present
Viva Publishing Network
Editor-in-Chief and HR / Operations Director
2005 - 2010
Siginficant input to strategic direction of company Writing Business Plan Creating user manuals and business processes Managing creation of guidebooks and e-books, including sourcing of content and managing freelancers Managing Editor for book created by online community of writers, to appear in the book stores in April 2007. Hiring of office writers Writing SEO web content Taking care of all operations related to publishing and distribution of books.
BSkyB Sky Interactive / Open Interactive
Various Operations Management Roles
1999 - 2005
During this period I worked in various operations management roles, always being promoted from each one to better opportunities within the company.
Payment Terms
Prefer to use Escrow.

If the project is large, prefer milestones and payments along the way. For smaller projects, payment at the end of the project works well.

Turn around times depend on the project.
Marina Griffin
BSkyB, Head of Operations
Marina Griffin
BSkyB, Head of Operations
Worked in various operations management roles, most recently as Operations Manager, Pre-Live Services, team leading and coaching and developing and implementing operational and change management solutions to provide efficient and effective outcomes to operational needs.
Paula N. | Elance

Paula N.