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Tara Baker | Elance
 
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Tara Baker

Independent Freelance Writer and Editor
   United States
  |   Acworth, GA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

It’s Monday morning, and you’ve got a million things to do. The last thing on your mind is writing copy. What you need is another you – an extension of yourself who can put on paper the ideas living in your head.

You need me, Tara Baker.

When you hire me for your project, you get an editorial professional with over a decade’s experience. Writing, reporting, editing, and marketing the gamut of projects is my resume, and quality is my guarantee. As a former journalist, I have familiarity covering every beat from government to entertainment,...

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Nov 20, 2008|Ghost Writing|$450|Completed
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5.0
Nov 5, 2008|Press Releases|$50|Working
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4.7
Sep 29, 2008|Press Releases|$50|Completed
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5.0
Sep 21, 2008|Article Writing|$50|Completed
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4.8

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Portfolio

Feature, Entertainment
Feature Article
Feature Article
Feature Article on 9/11
Feature Article
Small Business Feature
Health, Weight Loss
Freedom of Information award from the Georgia Associated Press.
Non-Deadline Reporting award from the Georgia Associated Press.
A user manual I wrote for a client's new self-publishing service.
Feedback from some of my satisfied customers.
Business Opening

Skills (5)

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Editing/Copy Editing
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Service Description

- Ad Copy: Make a strong statement with the right messaging for your ad.

- Articles: In-depth research and enticing writing for all audiences.

- Blogging: Promote your products or services with tailored blog messaging.

- Business Letters: Resumes, reports, manuals, and more.

- Forum Seeding: Utilize the power of the Internet to get out your message.

- Ghost Writing: I do the work; you take the credit.

- Newsletters: Let clients know what's happening with your business in a clear, concise manner.

- Press Releases: Hit the news wire with efficient messaging about your company.

- Speech Writing: Make a strong impression on an audience with the right words.

- Web Content: Get the most out of your Web site with effective, keyword-rich content.

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Employment

Text by Tara
Freelance Writer
2008 - Present
Award-Winning writer whose work has been featured in several newspapers, magazines, Web sites, eBooks, and corporate communications including newsletters and biographies. Familiar writing in...
Unibind, Inc.
Public Relations
2007 - 2008
Wrote a minimum of two press releases per month in addition to editorial pitches to secure coverage for the company. Composed and photographed for company's quarterly newsletter, distributed to...
Times-Georgian
Reporter
2006 - 2007
Awarded by the Georgia Associated Press for Best News Story of 2007. Covered a variety of beats including features, sports, and hard news. Uncovered local news story picked up later by the...
Times-Journal, Inc.
Editor
2004 - 2006
Awarded Best News Story and Best Feature Story company-wide. Wrote a minimum of six stories per week of interest to the local community. Managed editorial staff for newspaper content and ideas....

Education

University of West Georgia
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
2000 - 2003
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press releases
ghost writing
copy writing
newsletters
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