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Tom Colbey, Jr. | Elance
 
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Tom Colbey, Jr.

Writer & Salesman With a Distinctive Voice
   United States
  |   Harvest, AL
  |  6:14 pm Local Time

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Overview

I write articles (and when tested, scored in Elance's top 10% in article writing). Every subject has distinctive qualities. Hire me to find those qualities. I am a freelance writer with pieces published in the Valley Planet newspaper, and I am looking for additional work. I write about a wide range of subjects, but always with the same voice and personality. Take a look at the service description for what I do, and the article pieces in my portfolio.

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Portfolio

A list of articles published in the Valley Planet (in print and online). 500-800 words...
A 700-word story about a woman trying to get her autistic son (suffering from serious...
A 650-word article on an unusual eating experience in the country, and the first...
An 800-word Valley Planet article about the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville,...
A 700-word Valley Planet article about my experience parachuting for the first time. A...
An 800-word Valley Planet article about horse-riding in Normal, AL. A story connecting...
Created short descriptions of a company to tell the story of what they do in 97, 70,...
A client needed content for a blog. Technical information needed to be explained in...

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Service Description

I'm a proven writer of great articles. Whether assigned a topic, or left to generate ideas of my own, I write compelling content for publications on a wide range of subjects.

When the Valley Planet (VP) called me to interview Boston's lead singer for a 750-word piece, a great piece was required, but I was left to fill in the blanks. The lead singer, Boston's publicist, and VP's editor, all loved my angle and the article. The interview was arranged on a Tuesday at 2:20 PM with a deadline of the next evening. The VP's editor was very impressed with the unique and interesting article, but also with how quickly it was completed.

When the VP had a human interest story idea based on a woman who had contacted them to tell the story of her seizure-disabled autistic son, I got a call. I wrote a great article with two days to complete it (including family interviews).

The VP focuses on local events and activities; most of the articles I have written for it are not assigned. I am capable of independently developing compelling content that is VP-specific, and have had many articles accepted. I write great articles about ideas provided to me or created on my own with unique perspective and skill, and quickly when quick is required. I can do the same for you.

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Employment

Valley Planet
Writer & Columnist
2015 - Present
I write about travel, music, food, and unique people for the Valley Planet (a Tennessee Valley newspaper with 50,000 regular readers). As of June 4, 2015, I have seven great articles published....
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