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Nick Walden | Elance
 
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Nick Walden

Quality, Reliability, and Experience for Hire
   United States
  |   Rohnert Park, CA
  |  12:17 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

With over 1000 articles posted online in addition to website content and copy, journalism, newsletters, editing, and ghost writing, I can accomodate all of your writing needs.

If you are looking for quality work, reliable service and fast turn-around times along with a reasonable price then contact me. I am a U.S. based writer who does all of the writing on a project and has excellent feedback from clients. My experience includes a wide range of industries and businesses from newspapers to web designers with experience in SEO best...

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May 14, 2013|Copywriting|Private|Completed
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Mar 10, 2013|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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Feb 10, 2013|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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Jan 29, 2013|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Provided three blog posts for a client that incorporated specific key words to help...
Five landing pages for a client that encorpated specific key words to help with site...
Provided a press release for a client used for the release of their new app.
A journalism/community piece on the impact one young woman has had within the senior...
http://rohnertpark.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2013/01/news/a-youthful-cornerstone-of-the-community/
A webdesign blog about how colors can affect the message and tone of your website.
http://www.loungelizard.com/web-design-blogs/design/how-colors-in-web-design-affect-your-websites-message/
A story on the impact of a local free clinic on the community.
http://rohnertpark.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2013/01/news/filling-the-holes-in-health-care/
A regular blog for Lounge Lizard that discusses the future of the internet.
A 'Bro Buzz' article written for the guy site "Manwall.com" about the dreaded...
http://manwall.com
This is part of a regular blogging assignment for Lounge Lizard, a web design company.
http://loungelizard.com
A guide for men written for the site Manwall.com where I am a regular contributor.
Written for a regular client at http://blog.nutribomb.com/ (where I provide all of the...
Part of my health & fitness work
Part of a meditation series on different types
Review of Folic Acid with journal citations
A How To article for making dinner for a date - recipe included
A ghost written blog for an Elance client. Includes keyword as provided by the client.
This article was written for the Huffington Post/AOL Patch site. Topic: Thoughts on the...
http://rohnertpark.patch.com/articles/does-your-child-need-preschool
This is a humorous blog written for an Elance client to help promote his website using...
An introductory article on budgeting as part of my Parent Talk column.
A lengthy article written for a Comic Book Anthology comparing the comic book character...
An article for the Patch. Topic: Recommendations of great books by parents.
An article written for the Patch. Topic: Why video games are more helpful than harmful.
http://rohnertpark.patch.com/articles/parenting-talk-video-games-are-great-for-kids
An article written for an online Men's site.
A fun article written for an online Men's magazine.
An article written for the Patch. Topic: Tips and being a parent and handling life.
http://rohnertpark.patch.com/articles/parent-talk-juggling-parenting-and-life

Skills (10)

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Computer Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar
English
Creative Writing
WordPress
Content Writing
Technical Writing

Service Description

Why do you ever hire a professional to do a job? Simply put, because they do it better than you. But for some reason there seems to be a resistance to outsource certain jobs such as writing the important copy that goes on your website, in your newsletter, that gets sent out in press releases, and is seen by your customers. Why is that?

It is a common misconception made by a lot of people that, 'anyone can write'. But the simple truth is that writing is a skill just like any other than requires practice and a certain level of knowledge and expertise to produce something that has the proper level of quality that most people are looking for. While most people in the business world have mastered the basics of the English language and can 'write', when you are looking for people to write various things that are going to be seen by current customers and are meant to attract new customers you should be looking to get an edge over what everyone else is doing.

Good writing includes a certain level of creativity that is adaptable to the message you are trying to send out. This includes understanding the target audience, using the proper tone, keeping readers engaged, and incorporating any other needs into a particular assignment. Let's face it, if writing truly was that easy then Stephen King and John Grisham wouldn't make seven figures each year from their books.

Everyone can write, but not everyone can do it at the same proficiency. Understanding markets, having knowledge of...

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Employment

Press Democrat
Correspondent Writer
2012 - Present
Provide news and human interest pieces for both the online and print versions of the Press Democrat newspaper. Direct link to my page - rohnertpark.towns.pressdemocrat.com/
Rohnert Park Patch (AOL/Huffington Post)
Freelance Writer
2010 - 2012
I provide freelance journalism and magazine style articles for this online publication. Regular topics include parenting and family related issues along with news and event coverage. I have also...
Cotati-Rohnert Park Co-op School
Treasurer/Grant Writer
2009 - 2011
* Perform accounting duties (AP/AR/Payroll/Reports/Budgeting) * Member of Board of Directors * Redesign of Website including content updates and graphics (www.cotaticoop.org) * Grant Writing
San Luis Capital, Inc.
Underwriter
2005 - 2008
* Underwriter for a correspondent lender with signing authority to $1.5 million. * Provided excellent customer service to agents, clients, and vendors * Technical writing including procedure...

Education

Santa Rosa Junior College
Accounting Clerk Certificate
- 2009
Santa Rosa Junior College
Bookkeeper’s Assistant Certificate
- 2009
Santa Rosa Junior College
Microcomputer Systems Specialist Certificate
- 2000

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Journalism
Web content
Copy writing
Blogging
Newsletter
Technical writing
Fiction
ghostwriting
editing
article writing
content management
SEO
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