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Robert Cuthbert | Elance
 
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Robert Cuthbert

Experienced writer and political activist
   United States
  |   Lompoc, CA
  |  3:27 am Local Time

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As a freelance writer, in the last four years, I have developed a strong sense of professionalism. My greatest strength as a writer is a lifetime of self-employment, political activism, and personal growth.

I have written grant proposals, press releases, and research papers over many years. I have written for local print newspapers, as well.

Writing on the widest possible subject range, I combine personal experience, formal education, and research creating unique and useful content. I have written on real estate, health, fashion,...

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May 31, 2014|Article Writing|$348|Completed
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Dec 2, 2012|Article Writing|$110|Completed
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Sep 4, 2012|Press Releases|$33|Completed
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Aug 23, 2012|Press Releases|$44|Completed
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Portfolio

Please follow the link to my many news stories at examiner.com.
Here is an example of an excellent press release that draws attention to a product and...
This is a sample of an excellent press release that invokes attention, has an angle,...
This is a news article written as a freelancer to a local California Central Coast...
http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/trainees-get-lesson-in-firefighting/article_61be49e2-56d9-11e1-95a2-001871e3ce6c.html
This is a sample of a recent news article. It is a real news story that ranked number...
http://www.examiner.com/central-coast-democrat-in-los-angeles/robert-cuthbert

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Service Description

Customer service is key in my work. Reasonable requests for editing are always welcome. Attention to detail, combined with accurate information, is what creates excellent content. Every piece is proofread several times for punctuation and accuracy. I develop angles and themes that are ordered and hold interest.

I have years of experience with search engine optimization (SEO). In the early days of the Web, simple “rules of thumb” worked. One could repeat key words and add inconsistent terms to draw search engine listing and rank. Today, with increasingly sophisticated algorithms, overuse of key words and poor choice of terms hurts rankings. Unique well-written content is now readily detected improving rank; the days of “gaming” SEO are over.

The Bing and Google algorithms seek to favor writing that is professional; plagiarized content is rejected, and simple re-writes are tagged for low ranking.

Press releases have changed dramatically over the years. Twenty years ago, traditional media was hungry for stories. A simple announcement would draw attention. With competition from the Internet, getting the attention of real journalists is almost impossible.

Press releases, today, must be interactive with high quality content and media. News journalists will respond to newsworthy and lead oriented press releases; with many releases crossing their desks and screens, only standouts earn attention.

Quality research demands the time and effort to present a subject...

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Employment

CBS Local Los Angeles
Freelance Writer
2011 - Present
I write several "list" articles a month. This is the CBS local Web site for radio and television.
www.textbroker.com
Author
2009 - Present
I have produced over 100 SEO Internet content writings. These ghost written articles are sold to marketers, manufacturers, Internet developers, and professionals in many fields.
www.examiner.com
Local Examiner, Calif. Central Coast
2009 - Present
I continue writing local news for www.examiner.com. My articles are researched, relevant, and based on contact with newsmakers. I have written over 200 articles to date.

Education

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science - Social Science
1998 - 2001
Hancock College, Santa Maria California
Associate in Arts Degree - Spanish
- 1997
Hancock College, Santa Maria California
Associate in Arts Degree - Social Science
- 1995
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
High School Diploma - General Education
- 1976

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advocacy
public relations
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