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Robert Y. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 26, 2015

Robert Y.

Freelance writer and editor
   United States
  |   Tampa, FL
  |  9:19 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

Over the past decade, I have amassed a varied array of writing experience at a number of respected organizations involving both print and online publishing.

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Initially, I began my writing career within the local business scene, conducting interviews and composing a variety of pieces on companies throughout all industries. In particular, my staff position at the Tampa Bay Business Journal a subsidiary of national corporation American City Business Journals enabled me to hone my interview skills, sharpen my reporting acumen and develop a thorough understanding of online publishing. Likewise, my freelance roles at the Maddux Business Report and Dunndeal Publications allowed me to further develop my skills as a writer and contribute multifaceted feature stories.

Throughout my writing career I have also developed a strong niche reporting on the entertainment industry. A lifelong pop culture fanatic, I began writing for the entertainment and lifestyle section of my alma mater's student newspaper, The Oracle. Since then, I have written hundreds of breaking news stories, features and reviews on both film and television for highly regarded sites like Screen Rant and Airlock Alpha. For nearly two decades, I have closely followed the latest developments throughout the entertainment world and have successfully established myself as an authoritative voice on the industry.

In addition to my professional writing experience, I have lots of experience developing a presence on social media as well as maintaining my own personal blog sites. I have worked closely with HTML, web content management systems and a variety of software ranging...

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Employment

Holland & Knight LLP
Marketing Communications Coordinator
2014 - Present
Collaborated with other departments to provide firm-wide support Crafted new employee announcements, bios, articles and assorted other material Developed a deeper understanding of industry...
Screen Rant
Contributing Writer
2012 - Present
Crafted hundreds of articles on breaking entertainment news stories Contributed to the #1 independently-owned film news site in the U.S. Fostered the interaction and discussion by actively...
Ceridian Benefits Services
Proposal Writer
2011 - 2014
Compose proposal packages with interdepartmental cooperation Customize product information to meet prospective client needs Acquire vital experience in technical writing of benefits services
Ignite Media Solutions
Interactive Script Writer
2010 - 2011
Developed both Speech and Web scripts for the direct response market Drove sales for our clients and explore new marketing avenues Gained hands-on experience with technical,...
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Editorial Assistant
2007 - 2010
Contributed to award-winning reporting for both print and online editions Utilized online publishing tools to upload the print edition and daily Web stories Performed thorough research for...
University of South Florida - The Oracle
Staff Writer / Montage Editor (summer 2007)
2006 - 2008
Responsible for copy editing, page layout, and story budgeting Managed existing writers and ushered in new talent Sharpened reporting, research, and interviewing skills
Dunndeal Publications
Contributing Writer
2004 - 2008
Composed advertorials on local businesses and individual profiles Conducted interviews with countless Bay area business owners Honed proofreading and copyediting skills
St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times
Copy Clerk
2007 - 2007
Provided clerical support for various departments throughout the newsroom Maintained website daily to ensure accuracy Gained valuable experience in an active newsroom
Maddux Business Report
Contributing Writer
2006 - 2007
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (now Straz Ctr)
Grant Writing Intern
2004 - 2004

Education

University of South Florida
English (Professional and Technical Writing)
2001 - 2005
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business
journalism
marketing
articles
entertainment
features
blogs
reviews
press releases
interviews
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