When you're looking to hire a freelance writer, you want a craftsman. You want crisp, clean, engaging writing in your hand well before the deadline ... and at a reasonable price. You want to work with a proven professional who delivers exactly what you asked for.
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That's exactly what you'll get when we work together.
I hold myself to a higher standard of professionalism and quality than most writers. With your project in my hands, you can breathe just a little easier, knowing that I'll deliver great content in the most stress-free way...
Jul 10, 2014|Copywriting|$0|Working
Jul 10, 2014|Copywriting|$0|Completed
Jun 17, 2014|Copywriting|$30|Completed
May 24, 2014|Copywriting|$60|Completed
As a copywriter and marketing consultant, I help companies turn their muddy visions into compelling messages that resonate with their customers. As a reporter and arts writer, I pen award-winning stories out of subjects both exceptional and seemingly mundane. As an editor and ghostwriter, I turn unfinished ideas and loose-at-the-hinges drafts into stories that grab the reader by the lapels and dare them to turn away.
Over the course of my career, I've gained a variety of skills that put me in a different class from the writers you've encountered here.
I've both written and drawn a number of creative and marketing-oriented comics. I've produced, filmed and edited several popular internet video series, and served as the sole creative force behind a string of well-received podcasts. I have nearly a decade of print and digital publishing experience, with hundreds of magazine and website credits. I've worn almost every hat in the multimedia realm, from cameraman to video editor and from podcast host to graphic designer. For the right project, I'm invaluable.
My technical skills include: basic web design (HTML/CSS, but not PHP); common CMS programs (IWordPress and ExpressionEngine well, and have worked in Drupal and Joomla); InDesign, QuarkXpress, MS Publisher, Acrobat; Premiere, but know Final Cut X (and 7), iMovie and BSE; Audition, Audacity, GarageBand; digital multimedia for business (compressing, marketing, targeting and tagging for sites like YouTube and Vimeo); digital...
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Steve Shanafelt Writing Services
Freelance Writer & Editor
2012 - Present
One of the best things about being a freelancer is the variety. While the bulk of my work is marketing copy and ghostwriting, I’ve been fortunate to work on a wide range of interesting and...
WNC Woman & WNC Ad Guild
Online & Display Advertising Executive
2012 - 2013
In the publishing world, there’s often a clear division between the “editorial” skill set of creating content, and the sales-oriented perspective of the advertising side of the business. It’s...
2010 - 2012
Like many smaller community newspapers, the Mountain Xpress has long struggled with creating an effective online presence. I’ve worked with the company in various capacities since 2000, and was...
2008 - 2010
Founded this community journalism startup, originally envisioned as an experiment in the possibilities of online community media on a very limited budget. Managed and created community content,...
Arts & Entertainment Editor
2005 - 2008
Department head for mid-sized weekly newspaper. Managed a department of four full time staffers and a dozen freelance writers, all with diverse job tasks, deadlines and schedules. Worked closely...