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Tara C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 20, 2011

Tara C.

Strategic and Creative Communications Professional
   United States
  |   Scotch Plains, NJ

Overview

I am a polished public relations and corporate communications professional with over 12 years of diverse experience. I have extensive experience writing press releases, articles, marketing materials, and advertisements for clients ranging from pharmaceuticals to performing arts. I am a talented writer and able to produce quality work in a timely manner.

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Portfolio

Press release announcing the launch of an educational program with celebrity partnership.
A pre-written news article on a scholarship program
Academic discussion paper written to engage MBA students in marketing and public...
Web copy written for www.asmaenespanol.com
Wikipedia article written for a musician
Slide set for internal departments to share with external stakeholders on company's...

Skills (7)

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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Writing / Creative
- Extensive professional writing experience including: press releases, Q&A documents, fact sheets, speeches, presentations, media alerts, public relations plans, annual reports, web copy, newsletters and employee communications; adept at quickly gaining the knowledge to write effectively for a number of different industries and product lines
- Creative consulting for print materials, videos, broadcast advertisements, and internet/intranet design; experienced at developing and implementing communications plans that include social media; currently represent brand public relations for the company’s social media working group

Internal Communications
- Adept at planning and executing corporate communications on behalf of senior leaders and other department heads related to employee events, crisis management, volunteerism and philanthropy, as well as merger and acquisition communications.

Strategy / Management
- Talented strategic communications counselor in the areas of product communications, crisis management, organizational communications and event-based communications; experience counseling colleagues across multiple functions at all levels within an organization including senior leaders
- Significant experience managing vendors, agencies and internal staff with a collaborative, yet decisive style; have acted a mentor on several occasions to interns and new employees
- Responsible for budgets of up to $11 million across multiple projects;...

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Employment

Merck
Director, Communications
2007 - Present
Strategic counselor on U.S. and global communications for the respiratory portfolio • Manage budgets of up to $11 million • Develop public relations and brand communications campaigns • Represent...
Organon
Manager, Public Relations
2004 - 2007
Managed PR activities for corporate and brands • Implemented branded and unbranded public relations campaigns • Developed branded communications • Prepared press releases, Q & A statements, and...
Raritan Bay Medical Center
Public Affairs Coordinator
2002 - 2004
Researched, wrote and edited hospital newsletters • Wrote press releases, brochure copy and special events publications • Coordinated several student programs • Annual report writing, editing and...
HGA Public Relations
Client Services Manager
1998 - 2002
Wrote and edited various printed materials including press releases, media alerts, brochures, flyers and advertising • Oversaw and delegated responsibility to support staff • Acted as liaison...

Education

University of Maryland
Master's of Business Adminstration
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Monmouth University
Bachelor's of Communications - PR and Journalism
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