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Mark Ratledge | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Mark Ratledge

WordPress consulting & technical writing
   United States
  |   Missoula, MT
  |  11:08 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

My name is Mark Ratledge and I'm a WordPress consultant and technical writer based in Missoula, Montana, USA.

I'm ranked in the top 1% of WordPress consultants on Elance. I am skilled in themes and design, the Genesis Framework, site speed and server optimizations, SEO, security and hack repairs, MySQL and PHP, VPS and shared hosts.

I work as a volunteer moderator in the tech support forums at WordPress.org. I also participate at Stack Overflow.com and WordPress Answers (a Stack Exchange site).

I work with the Genesis Framework by...

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Portfolio

Design and build of new site for Peter Stark (Montana)
http://www.peterstarkauthor.com/
Migration from Textpattern to WordPress for mollyerdman.com (CA)
http://www.mollyerdman.com/
Design and integration of a WordPress theme and blog into an Expression Engine site for...
http://www.childrenseyefoundation.org/blog/
Design and integration of a WordPress theme and blog into a Drupal site for...
http://mercyhome.org/blog/
WordPress theme developed to match existing site design for woolfsoneye.com (IL)
http://www.woolfsoneye.com/blog/
Design and Build of custom WordPress site for greatbear.org (Montana)
http://greatbear.org
WordPress theme developed to match existing site design for quantumtechresumes...
http://quantumtechresumes.com/
Site performance and e-commerce for coldsmokeco.com (CA)
http://coldsmokeco.com
Migration of 8 themes/sites to WordPress Multisite for moca.org (Los Angeles)
http://moca.org
Migration of static site to WordPress with jQuery work for elderlawuniversity.org (NC)
http://elderlawuniversity.org
SEO and Genesis Theme work for atlantanotaries.com (GA)
http://www.atlantanotaries.com
Database repair, updates, bug fixes and ongoing maintenance for outsourcing-law.com (NYC)
http://outsourcing-law.com
Ongoing work for Exit Plan Pros exitplanpros.com (CA)
http://exitplanpros.com
SEO and site speed work for dogmomma.com (PA)
http://dogmomma.com
Bug fixes and site performance for malestandard.com (CA)
http://malestandard.com
SEO and site speed work for laybackandgetrich.com (UK)

Skills (9)

Tested
WordPress
Technical Writing
MySQL Administration
PHP5
English
Online Writing
Grant Writing
Creative Writing
Editing

Service Description

I've been the owner and manager of Songdog Tech, LLC, an Information Technology Consulting firm since 2004.

I'm a native English speaker and hold an MFA in English from the University of Montana-Missoula. I am an affiliate of the Department of English at the University of Montana and have taught English literature and creative writing at the university level.

I work as a freelance technical writer. I have experience editing web content, articles, essays and general non-fiction. I have experience within the non-profit sector regarding grant applications and grant review and award.

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Employment

Self-employed
IT Consultant
2004 - Present
I've been the owner and manager of Songdog Tech, LLC, an Information Technology Consulting firm since 2004.

Education

University of Montana-Missoula
Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing
1996 - 1999
University of Montana-Missoula
BA in English - Creative Writing
1986 - 1991

Keywords

WordPress
php
mysql
optimization
migration
TypePad
Movable Type
Blogger
server
security
SEO
ExpressionEngine
Genesis
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  • 12 months
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5.0
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Identity
Username
songdogtech
Type
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Member Since
October 2009
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