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Tony Zerucha | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 25, 2015

Tony Zerucha

Versatile writer with success in many environments
   Canada
  |   Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

"Tony brings a level of depth, compassion and humor to his writing that combine to create engaging stories.

He has the ability to quickly capture the essence of the story and tell you why you should care, while maintaining voice."

John White - Editor-in-chief at BanklessTimes


Your communication needs to be specially crafted for your unique audience. To differentiate yourself you need someone who can write from a variety of perspectives.

I have extensive experience in:

crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and real estate;
social...

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Apr 1, 2015|Copywriting|$130|Completed
Mar 15, 2015|Other - Writing Services|$197|Working
Mar 9, 2015|Creative Writing|$219|Completed
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4.3
Feb 26, 2015|Creative Writing|$50|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Used football principles to illustrate how Target failed in their Canadian launch
Raw emotion in the wake of the Newtown massacre from a Canadian with family in the U.S.
Wrote a satirical article using the popular Christmas movie to teach about alternative...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2012/12/20/bankless-times-holiday-survival-tip-its-a-wonderful-life-parlor-game/
Interviewed official from the World Bank; Editing; Utilized Wordpress.
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2013/03/29/mobile-finance-options-changing-lives-in-developing-countries/
Researched best recruitment practices; Interviewed human resources personnel.
Comparison of the two most popular crowdfunding sites; Most popular item in Bankless...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2013/01/10/kickstarter-vs-indiegogo-tale-of-the-tape/
Conducted multiple interviews with store owners over several weeks; Interviewed...
Suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of a Kickstarter pitch
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2012/12/03/top-10-kickstarters-swim-in-the-same-gene-pool/
Wrote article on Dodge offering a crowdfunding option for people who cannot afford...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2013/02/10/dodge-uses-crowdfunding-to-drive-brand-connection/
Researched homelessness; Developed a narrative on how a single mother became homeless,...
Created a description of scenarios where someone would need an auto loan; Illustrated...
Developed a promotional piece for car title loans.
Two related pieces on the importance of having the proper construction liability insurance
A description of issues to consider when purchasing corporate liability insurance
Compared merchant cash advances with small business loans at the request of a merchant...
Provided tips for a client's blog on things to consider when preparing for a job...
Listed common telephone interview questions; Provided tips on how to respond.
Provided best practices on how to answer second interview questions.
Researched and wrote an article on the federal student loan system; Interviewed...
Researched and wrote an article on how financial service companies take advantage of...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2013/07/13/students-easy-targets-for-banking-b-s/
Researched and wrote an article on the perils of pension advance loans; Interviewed a...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2013/07/13/beware-pension-advance-loan-hype/
Used football principles to illustrate the importance of rewarding employees
Interviewed university volleyball player for weekly community newspaper
Interviewed Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken, founder of an international real estate...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2015/01/21/wealth-migrate-takes-global-approach-to-real-estate-crowdfunding/
Interviewed founder of innovative real estate crowdfunding firm; Discussed industry...
http://www.banklesstimes.com/2014/11/11/groundfloor-unveils-new-platform-with-10-minimum/

Skills (15)

Tested
Creative Writing
Resume Writing
Report Writing
Technical Writing
Grant Writing
Speech Writing
Business Writing
Content Writing
Event Planning
English Proofreading
English
English Spelling
Microsoft Word
Online Writing
Technical Writing

Service Description

As the Managing Editor of an alternative finance website, I have current knowledge on peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and alternative investing. I regularly interview business leaders.

My media relations experience includes positions with professional and amateur sports teams, governments, social service agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and health-focused groups.

I understand media needs from both sides and can produce engaging and effective content because of this.

Having promoted staff, initiatives and companies in all of the fields listed above, I can easily determine the needs of clients in any field.

With a background in contemporary history I am accustomed to thoroughly researching a subject.

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Employment

Clipper Weekly
Staff Writer
2014 - Present
Write articles on issues related to politics, community initiatives and businesses for a rural municipality.
Tony Zerucha Creative Writing
Freelance Writer
2012 - Present
Regular features writer for Bankless Times, a leading website covering alternative finance; Financial writer specializing in market recaps, corporate profiles and biographies; Editor for...
Santa Barbara Breakers Basketball Club
Assistant Coach
2012 - 2012
Accompanied team of Canadian professional basketball players on a goodwill tour of China where we played teams from China, Lithuania and Australia; Met with coporate sponsors; Liaised with fans and...
Kidney Foundation of Canada
Public Affairs Manager
2011 - 2012
Recruited media with access to new demographics resulting in wider market penetration for special events; Counseled staff on event feasibility and generating increased publicity; Advised senior...
Canadian Red Cross
Public Affairs Director
2010 - 2011
Increased coverage of lifesaving awards by working with recipients to develop media-friendly stories; Initiated agency Twitter account and wrote feeds; Oversaw change from a local to regional...
Rural Municipality of Springfield
Director of Parks and Recreation
2003 - 2010
Created and distributed My Springfield to tourism agencies and real estate agents resulting in increased awareness of the municipality; Advised Council and administration on feasibility and public...
New Directions/OFE
Counselor/Communications
1996 - 2003
Increased public awareness of agency via promotion of milestone achievements and new initiatives in the media; Chaired the most successful United Way program in agency history, both in donors...

Education

University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Arts
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The University of Winnipeg
Public Relations Diploma
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University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Recreation Studies
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Keywords

finance
crowdfunding
sports
P2P
depression
politics
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