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Robert S. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 12, 2009

Robert S.

When words matter (or you just need a cookie)
   United States
  |   Minneapolis, MN


Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Having spent years writing, editing and proofreading copy on-the-fly for different marketing, branding and sales situations, I am ready to pass on all of my experience to you.
Whether for sales copywriting, sales or marketing letters and emails, advertorials, product summaries, product descriptions or website/blog post copy, I have the experience to create the copy you need.
Need something edited? Hand me my virtual red pen.
Need something proofread? Hand me my glasses.
Need a cookie? Give me half an hour in the kitchen.

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A subscription add-on sales piece. Using assumptive and suggestive selling to promote...
Imagine boiling down three 3-hour operas so that you can sell them on the back of one...
Condensing decades of history into a readable webpage? Yep. I've done that.
How do you sell Allergy-Friendly baked goods to the general public? By enticing them...
In the middle of the program for one of the most well-known stories of all time, we...
The task? Make a sofa sophisticated, relaxed, and somehow sexy. The result? See for...

Skills (4)


Service Description

I use words to create and refine worlds.
From Marketing to Creative Writing, I have worked in multiple genres creating brand identity, as well as solid narrative voices.
My editing and proofreading skills are innate, and my attention to detail is one of my most prized traits--all of which were honed through years of teaching English.
I have worked for very diverse Arts organizations, helping to create brand standards for both Direct Marketing and Website content--varying voice and style to match the occasion.
I have written full content for websites, while also proofreading and editing them, and am fairly savvy when it comes to blogging and web surfing.
And, yes, I'm a good baker, too--known for baking cookies almost as often as my computer downloads them. After all, don't we all need a cookie from time to time?

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Mill City Press
Book Editor and Office Assistant
2009 - Present
Edit manuscripts of varying length and topics. Proofread and edit book covers and interiors. Work with promotions on galley mailings. Act as liaison between authors and printers. Manage day-to-day...
Marketing Copywriter and Web Content Developer
2008 - Present
Create, edit and proofread copy for a new prepared-food (bakery) retail sales website (online mid-September 2008). Write newsletter copy. Write mouthwatering and tantalizing food "descriptions."...
The Minnesota Opera
Communications and Ticketing Associate
2006 - 2008
Created and implemented Website content changes, while acting as liaison for website designers. Wrote, edited and proofed single ticket and subscription marketing materials as part of the marketing...
Training Developer and Technical Writer
Novations/Provant Vertical Market Solutions
2002 - 2003
Researched, developed and wrote technical training documents for a leader in the instructional design field. Worked with field experts from the client companies to determine their needs and how to...
Howard Community College
Part-time Instructor of English
1993 - 1995
Prepared and taught introductory and fundamental English writing courses. Led class discussions, evaluated student writing in Process-oriented, writing-mode-based classrooms. Introduced students...


Miami University, Oxford Ohio
Master's of Arts in English
1990 - 1992
South Dakota State University
Bachelor's of Arts in English and French
1985 - 1989
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Website copy
Marketing copy
My Snapshot
Sales & Marketing
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
November 2008
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