Quillstar, Dick Melvin

Exemplary writing and editing.
   United States
  |   Ewing, MO
  |  2:45 pm Local Time

About the Company

I have the experience to provide top-notch written copy. Deadlines are always fulfilled. My online freelance writing experience dates back to October 2009. My experience prior to freelance writing involves 13 years as a public relations employee for a telecommunications cooperative and six years as an editor of weekly newspapers.
Service Description
Close to 20 years of experience in the journalism and public relations fields gives me the background to produce a variety of writing, ranging from in-depth feature articles and press releases to advertisements and full-sized books. My journalism background gives me the ability to perform effective interviews. Plus, after six years as an editor, proofreading and editing are part of my services.

We write, edit and proofread material featuring a wide variety of topics. Recently written blog topics include solar panels, concrete sealers, DIY how-to projects, arts and crafts, knitting and crocheting, environmental studies, aquariums, dogs, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, search engine optimization (SEO), electrician training, social media marketing, branding, travel destinations, and B2B rentals.

Writing resumes, LinkedIn profiles and introduction letters are part of our repertoire.

Crafting effective press releases, which are actually used and not thrown away, is another specialty. Recent press releases include those for attorneys, a natural lawn care product, college scholarships, new websites, professional businesses, industrial machines, and business certifications.

Entire websites written by QuillStar include copy for senior property care providers and online advertising/marketing agencies.

Other recent projects include writing an eBook on aquaponics and writing monthly newsletters for an online seller of all-natural bath products.

Interviewing is easy for us. Past feature articles include historical, technical, and human interest stories, such as paleontologist, Jack Horner, the Jurassic Park films adviser.
Education
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, earned by Dick
1983 - 1986
Employment
Mid-Rivers Communications
Member Services Coordinator
1996 - 2009
Duties at Mid-Rivers included writing a bi-monthly newsletter, handling a website, writing and distributing press releases, creating and implementing marketing material, managing company's scholarship program, managing public events (customer appreciation days and fair booths), door-to-door sales, and managing a community ad channel on the cable television systems in 19 communities.
Roseau Times-Region
Editor
1992 - 1996
Duties included writing and editing a weekly 18-24 page newspaper, helping with its layout and final proofing.
Red Lake Falls Gazette
Editor
1990 - 1992
Duties included writing and editing a weekly 14-18 page newspaper, helping with its layout and final proofing.
Year Founded
1995
Number of Employees
1-5
Payment Terms
I prefer using the escrow service provided by this website. Both per-job and hourly arrangements are satisfactory.
References
Erin Lutts
Mid-Rivers Communications, Member Services Manager
Member Services (Public Relations) Coordinator
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