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William T. | Elance
 
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William T.

Experienced, detail-oriened writer/copy editor
   United States
  |   Rochester, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $13

I am an experienced communications professional with expertise in transmitting ideas and messages to various audiences through written and spoken-word platforms.

I have a documented history of exceeding managers’ and customers’ expectations. I possess exceptional speaking, writing, researching, record-keeping and problem-solving skills.

My background includes television and radio announcing, stand-up comedy, news writing and reporting (print and broadcast), and business-to-business sales lead generation.

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Service Description

I offer copywriting and editing services, as well as proofreading. I will go through a manuscript several times to ensure 100% accuracy in spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Write, edit and deliver material concerning various topics (politics, culture, current events, etc.) for various media platforms.
• Writing and performing at “open-mike” stand-up comedy shows throughout Rochester, NY, 1995-Present.
• Written and edited news, features and sports stories for Livingston County News (circulation: 5,000), Geneseo, NY, 1993-95.
• Written, edited and delivered five-minute Friday segments on local issues for Morning-Drive show on WYSL-AM, Avon, NY (coverage area: Rochester, NY market), 1995.
• Hosted Monday-night open-phone show (“The Bill Franklin Show”) on WITR-FM, Rochester, NY (potential audience/listenership: 100,000), 1991-92.
* Written and edited news, feature and sports stories for Stewart Communications, Inc. (Hudson Valley Press and Middletown (NY) Messenger, Newburg, NY, 1988-89.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Minor in English.



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Employment

CHECKPASS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Appointment Setter
2013 - 2014
Generated sales leads for credit-card processing and merchant services firm specializing in arranging interest-free revolving lines of credit card processing for small and mid-sized businesses. ·...
PIER 6 WRESTLING
Marketing Assistant/On-Air Personality (Volunteer)
2011 - 2014
Assist in overall production of locally-produced, late-Saturday night professional wrestling show (“Pier 6 Wrestling Shakedown”) airing on Rochester, NY CW Network affiliate (viewership: 3,000). ·...
INDEPENDENT ACTIVITY
Stand-Up Comedy/Print and Broadcast Media
1995 - 2014
Write, edit and deliver material concerning various topics (politics, culture, current events, etc.) for various media platforms. • Writing and performing at “open-mike” stand-up comedy shows...
CORE Recruiting and Staffing
Marketing Specialist
2011 - 2013
Generated sales leads with legal firms and attorneys for legal affairs software manufacturer (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell) on behalf of local business process outsourcing firm (Direct2Market...
VARIOUS TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS
Customer Service/Inside Sales/Market Research
2009 - 2011
Sold display and classified advertising space for weekly publication (Shopping Bag Advertiser, East Rochester, NY). Addressed sales and customer or/provider service issues at several call-centers...
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
Senior Telesales Representative
1998 - 2009
Generated sales leads by phone for several corporate clients of local business process outsourcing organization. · Reached 147% of business-to-business lead-generation goal from April 2006 through...

Education

Saint John Fisher College
Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism
1983 - 1987
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Creative writing
journalism
copywriting
proofreading
editing
English.
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