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Margarita Barresi | Elance
 
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Margarita Barresi

Marketing Communications Freelance Writer
   United States
  |   Wakefield, MA

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Minimum Hourly Rate $25

When you hire me, you get a seasoned marketing communications professional who understands your needs and delivers quality work within deadline constraints.

I've had the good fortune to write or edit hundreds of strategic pieces for a broad range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits. I began as a reporter and eventually moved on to develop highly creative marketing communications programs for companies, both at agencies and in-house. I can develop a concept, conduct research and interviews, write copy, work with your...

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Portfolio

Researched and wrote piece on the top 10 Finance MBA programs for TheBestSchools.org.
http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2013/03/06/10-masters-degrees-finance/
Award-winning consumer education piece about vision correction for Bausch & Lomb.
Award-winning consumer product information brochure.
Consumer education brochure for Glaxo about the real cause of duodenal ulcers, a...
Consumer brochure to educate on benefits of shoe maintenance and repair.
Real estate marketing brochure for high-end Boston property.
Press release announcing new fundraising product for Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness...
Press materials for Fred the Baker's retirement as Dunkin' Donuts spokesperson.
Press materials for Fred the Baker's retirement as Dunkin' Donuts spokesperson.
Press materials for Fred the Baker's retirement as Dunkin' Donuts spokesperson.
"America Stomach Pain" survey results indicate many Americans suffer from...
Role of serotonin in seasonal affective disorder and PMS. Written for InterNutria to...
Profile of Dr. Morton Madoff, founder of Tufts Health Plans, for member magazine.
Two wellness articles: "Vacation Without Weight Gain," and "How to Start...
Interviewed client and created testimonial for leading sign company website.
http://http://www.stewartsigns.com/testimonials.php?id=343
Interviewed 4 Women's Society of Cyberjutsu members about their participation in an...
http://womenscyberjutsu.com/archives/4406
Compiled information for and wrote 80-word project descriptions for graphic design...
http://www.rollbarresi.com/portfolio/
Researched and wrote article about the history of soap, from ancient times to today.
http://www.oldmanmurrays.com/articles/history-of-soap
Created "About" and "How it Works" pages for new website that...
http://www.ignitesocialhope.com/
Created 90% of copy for this newly launched website, including video script on how to...
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/how-to-apply-for-financial-aid/
Created 90% of the copy for this website about making college more affordable.
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

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Creative Writing
English
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Service Description

I can develop a concept, conduct research and interviews, write copy, work with your designer, or just edit and proofread, depending on your needs. Formats include:

- Web Copy
- Press Materials
- Feature and Short Articles
- Bylined Articles
- Advertorial Copy
- Educational and Product Brochures
- Sales and Marketing Materials
- Employee Communications
- Newsletters
- Direct Mail
- A/V Copy
- Radio Promotion Copy
- Proposals
- White Papers
- Speeches
- Training Materials




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Employment

Lesley University
Vice President, Marketing Communication
2003 - 2004
Developed and executed integrated marketing plans. Responsible for writing or editing all publications, including web content, targeted at potential undergraduate and graduate students.
Bentley University
Executive Director, Marketing Communication
1999 - 2003
Set strategy for and oversaw implementation of all institutional branding and program-specific marketing activities. Responsible for web communication strategy. Led website reorganization and...
Bentley University
Adjunct Professor
2001 - 2002
Taught undergraduate course, "Writing for Public Relations" for three semesters.
Cone Communications
Account Director to Senior Vice President
1994 - 1998
Developed strategic, highly creative marketing communications programs to address branding, positioning, product introduction, product revitalization, and stakeholder relationship-building needs....
Tufts Associated Health Plans
Marketing Communications Manager
1991 - 1994
Responsible for all aspects of corporate and product-specific marketing communications. Wrote and project managed all collateral materials, including annual report, member magazine, employee...
Mullen Advertising
Account Executive
1989 - 1990
Integral part of team which developed and executed strategy for national launch of Frito-Lay’s Smartfood Popcorn. Included product positioning; selection, training and management of 11 public...
Schneider & Associates
Account Executive
1988 - 1988
Conducted public relations activities for a range of real-estate clients. Wrote press releases, brochures, invitations, magazine and newspaper articles, and implemented special events.
Cone Communications
Assistant Account Executive to Account Executive
1987 - 1988
Implemented broad range of marketing communications activities in support of Bausch & Lomb contact lenses.
Puerto Rico Tourism Company
New England Sales Representative
1985 - 1987
Responsible for promoting Puerto Rico as a destination to New England retail, corporate and wholesale travel agents, as well as consumers, via sales calls, presentations, guided trips to the...
PC Week
Staff Writer
1984 - 1985
Wrote feature stories geared to corporate volume PC buyers.

Education

Boston University
Bachelor or Science, Public Relations
1979 - 1983

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writing
web copy. brochure
press materials
articles
features
advertorial
marketing materials
newsletters
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