--Helena B. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 8, 2014

--Helena B.

Award-winning writer, journalist
   United States
  |   Bradenton, FL


Great writing, whether it is softly melodious or cutting-edge bold, simple or sophisticated, meant to sell your product or tug at the heartstrings, requires strong skills and the willingness to think outside of the box.

I have a B.A. degree in Journalism from NYU and extensive professional writing experience, including (but not limited to) eight years with USA TODAY and 13 (currently) with TIME Magazine.

My work, published in TIME and elsewhere, spans politics, economy, healthcare, environment, relationships, arts, travel, food, wine, religion, and family issues. But that's not all. I also edited manuscripts, created killer media kits and press releases, ghostwrote books, and authored my own.

I have not had a dissatisfied customer because I understand the importance of meeting deadlines, following guidelines, making constructive suggestions, and delivering a high-quality product -- on time, every time.

See Detailed Service Description below.

Service Description
Professional, experienced journalist and award-winning writer, I bring creative flair and compelling and engaging content to any writing project.

If you are looking for someone to hoof a horse for you, or solve a quantum physics equation, then you came to the wrong person. Sorry, I can't do either!

However, if you are looking for a top-notch writer and / or editor, someone who has the skill to put music into words and make them sing, I can definitely help.

Do you need killer articles, punchy press releases, or any other creative or promotional content? No problem. I have a B.A. degree in Journalism from NYU and extensive professional writing experience, including eight years with USA TODAY and 14 (currently) with TIME Magazine. I have a solid news and creative writing background. As an experienced journalist / writer, I have the skills and expertise to craft compelling, engaging, and easy to read articles, speeches, seminars and other writing projects that grip, grab and intrigue the reader.

Are you looking for a professional to restructure / polish / clean up your writing? If you want superb sentences and style, look no further because I will put your writing on its best behavior before letting it out the door. I have a good eye for grammar, structure, context, coherence, and overall flow. I can bring clarity, smoothness, depth, color, sparkle and creative flair to any style and tone of writing.

Or perhaps you need someone to ghostwrite your book? That would be me. In addition to my solid news and journalism background, I am also the author of a critically acclaimed, award-winning novel so creative writing is all in a day's work for me.

Sounds too good to be true? Please see my reviews and feedback and ask me for references, as well as for samples of my work that are not included in the portfolio.

So please, don't bring me any un-hoofed horses or quantum equations. As I said, there are lots of things I cannot do, but writing is not one of them.
New York University (NYU)
B.A. degre in Journalism
1978 - 1982
Major media outlets; please see below
Writer / Reporter / Correspondent
1998 - Present
Most current: TIME Magazine Previously: USA Today; United Press International (UPI)
Payment Terms
For short-term projects, 50% upfront, the rest upon completion. For longer projects (more than 2 months), 1/3 upfront, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 upon completion.
--Helena B. | Elance

--Helena B.