Versatile pro writer and editor. You want inspired writing that communicates YOUR message. That's what I do. Elance category ranking: Top 1%
Get proven, perfect copy tailored to your style that meets your unique needs:
* Managing Editor of a Canadian wedding magazine
* Published magazine writer
* Non-fiction & fiction book manuscript editor
* Children's writer & developmental editor
* Small business web & print copy writer
* Certified in Public Relations
Click "JOB HISTORY" for amazing client reviews.
"That was brilliant work. Worth every penny. Thank you." - satisfied client
You hire me, you get ME. Refreshing to deal with an actual person, don't you think? I believe that good writing makes people emotionally respond ... and that is my aim. For example:
* Non-Fiction: I edited "Truth, Lies & Chocolate" which was a Finalist in the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards in 2010; and,
* Fiction: I edited "Surviving Passion," a debut novel that's currently #1 in Kindle Romance ebooks as ranked by customer reviews. (May, 2011)
My preference is to provide quality, not quantity. I only work on a small number of Elance projects each month, giving each client the personal attention you deserve. (Please note that invite-only jobs and new projects from repeat clients don't appear in Job History, and my repeat rate is quite high at over 25%.)
AREAS of EXPERTISE:
Eagle eye copy editing
Whimsical creative writing
Engaging article writing
Compelling sales writing
Effective web copy
Corporate press releases
I have lightning-fast typing speeds, a penchant for accuracy and an addiction to the pure joy of the written word.
Also -- I'm trying to give up coffee. (That's not going so well.)
Category: Creative Writing/ Children's Writing
"Getting to read the new chapters is like going down to the Christmas tree each time I get one."
"I have been looking for someone like you for 7 years trying to get this project finished the right way and with some well directed enthusiasm. You have been a blessing.Thanks so very much for your expert reasoning...."
"The level of improvement to my project was exceptional."
"Thanks ... it is first class!"
Category: Editing & Proofreading
"I could not possibly ask for more. Not only did Jo-Anne do a spectacular job on this project in every way, but she maintained a professional attitude that also managed to be fun! It was a pleasure communicating and exchanging ideas with her and I found no faults with her work. Adding that to her excellent performance, I can't recommend her highly enough!"
"I have to say that my heart feels happy, you have a style that I really like and fits in with my line of thinking."
"I absolutely love it, Jo-Anne. After reading all the new emotion and detailed descriptions you added, it really made a beautiful difference. I could have never made this as beautiful and magical as you did. Thank you for taking the time and making this a VERY special story."
"Thank you so much! Interesting how a word added improves the whole flow. I'm very happy with what you did... You have a great mastery, it made a big difference. This is what I was looking for... I guess I lucked out again!"
Category: Press Releases
"Release looks really great! You are very talented."
"Strongly recommended. A+++"
Category: Sales Writing/ Copy Writing
"What a great experience!"
"Short and sweet, right to the point, I like your style!"
"I felt inspired while reading it."
Category: Web Content
"I love your style and really enjoyed reading it, I think online visitors will too!"
"Stellar Quality, Outstanding Professionalism: Hiring Type A Creative has been one of the best business decisions I've made in a long time! Thank you eLance for helping me find Type A Creative, and thank you Type A Creative for being a world-class professional! Your work is helping my business to grow. Would I hire Type A Creative again? Absolutely. Would I recommend Type A Creative to friends and colleagues? Absolutely." Sincerely, Andrew Nuttall - Sublimelime.ca
Category: Article Writing
"I read the articles and have only one word for them...Perfect!!"
Can't wait to hear what my next buyers will say!
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Copy Editing post-graduate course
2010 - 2010
Certification, Public Relations
1996 - 2000
Wedding Essentials magazine
2011 - 2012
Responsible for all aspects of editorial content of wedding magazine (print) including features development, article writing, and copy editing.
Type A Creative
2008 - 2012
Providing exceptional freelance writing and editing services to an international clientele.
Wedding Essentials magazine
Contract Staff Writer
2009 - 2009
Wrote and edited feature articles and editorial copy for several issues of the magazine. Provided additional editing and copy writing for annual guidebook, "The Savvy Bride". (Contract position.)
Elance Escrow only, please.
For short term projects:
50% deposit to begin.
50% upon completion.
Longer projects also require a deposit, and will be broken into milestones and mutually approved prior to work commencing.
Wedding Essentials magazine, Editorial Director
Contract staff writer providing editing services, feature story and copy writing for current and upcoming issues.
Julie Meek, "Truth, Lies and Chocolate"
Edited author's new book on nutrition. Maintained her casual and informational style while perfecting language, spelling and overall readablility. Book became a finalist in the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.