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Joel Palmer | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 1, 2016

Joel Palmer

Millions of stories wait to be told. What's yours?
   United States
  |   Peculiar, MO
  |  6:47 pm Local Time

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Your project deserves more than just copy. It requires more than just listing facts. It warrants a compelling story.

Give me a chance to author your press release, marketing campaign or how-to article and I can deliver a narrative that will engage your target audience and keep them engaged from start to finish.

I will pour every ounce of my passion for writing and my 20 years of reporting, communicating and marketing experience into your project. I bring the mundane to life and make complex subjects easier to grasp. I can help you...

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Profile of Van G. Miller & Associates--Published in the Summer 2004 Edition of In...
Article published in the Fall 2004 Edition of In Business Magazine, a publication...
This is a corporate profile for Aviva USA, used by agents to explain the company to...
Essay written to promote Cedar Valley Gaming proposal to build casino in downtown...
The assignment for a graduate school class on team dynamics was to write an essay...
Copy for handbook published by ME&V, an advertising agency based in Cedar Falls,...
An assignment for a graduate school class on innovation to incorporate readings into a...
The assignment, using class readings, was to explain why the main character's attempts...
This is an analysis of the Gregory Peck film using concepts from the book, Followership...
A trade ad used to promote Aviva's established leadership in the Indexed Life market as...
This flyer gives a yet-to-be launched product the Hollywood treatment.

Skills (7)

Academic Writing
Business Writing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
Online Writing
Report Writing

Service Description

I don't often refer to myself as a writer. I prefer the title, storyteller. And I create stories people want to read.

I produce compelling ad copy that gets people's attention. I craft promotional materials that convince your prospects to buy. My articles and blogs enlighten, entertain and inform. If you have a story you want to tell, I'd love to write it for you.

I spent 10 years as an award-winning journalist and editor before joining the Marketing Department of a life insurance company based in Des Moines, Iowa. I recently earned a Master's of Science degree in Innovative Leadership from Grand View University in Des Moines.

I have experience writing for nearly every medium, including newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, speeches, promotional videos and websites. In addition to my formal employment, I have freelanced for a number of advertising agencies. While creating content is my specialty, I also provide copyediting services and I can help you develop a communication plan or marketing campaign for your promotional efforts.

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Aviva USA
Marketing Specialist
2006 - 2013
Among my many responsibilities, I wrote brochures and marketing materials and develop marketing plans and campaigns for Aviva's life insurance products.
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier
Business Editor/Reporter
2001 - 2005
I wrote news and feature stories related to the local business scene for award-winning daily newspaper. In addition, I worked on a cross-functional team to develop a quarterly business magazine and...
Des Moines Business Record
Managing Editor/Reporter
1998 - 2001
My work with this award-winning weekly business newspaper earned me the Iowa Newspaper Association's Best Young Journalist Award in 2000.
Nevada Journal
Sports Editor
1996 - 1998


Grand View University
Master of Science in Innovative Leadership
2010 - 2012
Grand View University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Radio/TV
1992 - 1996
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
September 2012
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Joel Palmer