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Trish Barnes | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 6, 2014

Trish Barnes

  |   Cranbrook, B.C.

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Minimum Hourly Rate $45

You know what you want to say.
You just need a little help to say it.
>> Like you mean it.
>>> So they'll hear it.

Bring me in. Let me clean up your copy and clarify your message.
And, what the hell: I can do up a logo for you, too.

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Working with this year's V-Day theme of One Billion Rising, the poster is all about...
A design suitable for a Xerox agent owner. Corporations like Xerox have logo usage...
A suitable design for a Xerox agent owner. Xerox figures in a good story about Steve...
A sample logo design. This logo is available, with changes to the wordmark, of course.
So, my good friend operates a strangely helpful little business based around brain...
The outside panels of the brochure.
As I said, the info is there. One of my favourite parts of design is laying out words...
I design the branding and campaigns for a group that raises funds for our local women's...
This auto service shop sends postcards to customers when it's time for them to come in...
The client wanted a logo that expressed a friendly and neat feeling. This client told...
The client sends postcards out seasonally to advertise his services. So, this is...
So, this is the back of the same postcard. As you see, the info is laid out so the...
I designed and wrote this poster for the client to place in the local senior citizen's...
The purpose of this release was to report on how many students enjoyed the ecological...
This press release needed a bit of sizzle because it's about a vital topic that many...
Clients who run businesses that do not deal with graphics on a daily basis need help to...
Logo and branding design. This was one of six trade show signs I designed for the...
A 1/4-page ad that had to contain a lot of info. Everyone knows more space is better...
Copywriting, branding and layout.
I volunteer as designer, writer and marketing strategist for our local women's centre....

Skills (5)

Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing Skills Test
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Service Description

I've clocked +10,000 hours as editor, journalist, designer and copywriter.
Those are paid hours.
I've clocked thousands of free hours, too, for causes I care about.

::::::: Who I help :::::::

• Entrepreneurs

• Environmental and human rights organizations

::::::: How I help :::::::

I hack back copy so people read to the end.

::::::: What I care about most :::::::

• Clean water above holy water
• Compassion above cruelty
• Consciousness above consumerism

:::::::: My current projects are ::::::::

• Outreach for the Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program

• A new collaborative metaphor to help groups equalize their voices and find better solutions and opportunities. The metaphor will be embodied as an app, a book, and a board game anyone can play, anywhere, using anything.

• A book on finding dignity in a fame-crazed world—"Waking up from pop"

• A guidebook on writing press releases for good causes.

• Biz Poet services > $20 for 20 minutes via Skype; $350 for All-Day Brain Rental.

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Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration
Communications + Outreach Coordinator
2013 - Present
Trish Barnes Creative
Designer, writer, consultant
2007 - Present
I write web content, annual reports, appeal letters and ad copy for a set of clients on an ongoing basis. My client list is confidential.
Columbia Basin Trust
Marketing Consultant
2008 - 2013
I developed marketing strategies and plans for small businesses who access the Basin Business Advisers program of Columbia Basin Trust. I've developed reports, suggested copy changes and...
Koocanusa Publications
Writer / Designer
2004 - 2008
Responsible for developing and updating media kits, rate cards and one sheets for a family of direct mail magazines. Recommendation from my employer: “Trish Barnes displays a tremendous talent in...
Hollinger International
1999 - 2001
Was responsible for the East Kootenay Weekly, a lifestyle newspaper with a circulation of 32,000. I wrote the feature stories and sourced content for the paper. I also edited and did page layout...


College of the Rockies
University Transer Studies
College of the Rockies
New Media Communications Post-Graduate Diploma
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press releases
donor appeals
English editing
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October 2011
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