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Nathan Scharff | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 21, 2014

Nathan Scharff

Activel lifestyle writer with a business brain
   United States
  |   Encinitas, CA
  |  10:05 am Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $35
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Note to clients: I prefer to work on flat-fee projects. No billing surprises for you.

More than a writer, my business background enables me to quickly grasp your target audience and write copy that connects with them. I have an MBA from USD, I am a tenured business professor at Grossmont College , and I have over 15 years of corporate marketing experience. I only work with one client at a time.

Currently I am providing positioning strategy along with blog and web content for an online women's health site. Check my portfolio for blog...

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Portfolio

Client wanted a blog addressing women's bodies issues, from the man's perspective
Client wanted a blog post targeting working professional women who are looking to...
Client wanted a blog addressing woman's false beliefs about hunger and food cravings,...
Here the client wanted a post that highlighted the importance of having a reliable...
The client wanted a blog post and visual that spoke about the importance of a positive...

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Service Description

My specialty is developing distinct branding content for small to mid-size businesses that want to create a unique brand message that connects with their target. I only work with one client at a time.

Before taking pen to paper, I spend considerable time with clients to clarify positioning strategy and branding goals. It is critical we have a clear brand path before I create content. Whether your brand position is clear to you or not, I don't let the writer out of the bag until we are on the same page. No matter what your business is, I believe there is a brand story to be told - and I will find it! I DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR THIS PRE-PLANNING TIME. This period enables you to establish comfort with our direction before I start writing.

Once we are both on the same page with your brand story, then I retreat to my word lab and write content. I work on a flat fee, meaning I like to quote by project rather than bill hourly.

Blog content, web content and general copywriting are my specialties.

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Employment

Grossmont College
Professor
2005 - Present
Lead Marketing Instructor for campus. Also teach Business Communications, Introduction to Business and Advertising. Committee Member - College Program Review Commitee
Jack in the Box
Senior Consumer Research Analyst
2002 - 2006
Managed product tests and communicated results to senior management. Analyzed trend research and communicated recommendations to senior management. Moderated in-house focus groups.
PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
Regional Marketing Manager
1998 - 2001
Oversaw Local Store Marketing department for company. Managed eight Regional Marketing Coordinators. Managed regional co-op funding for 500+ retail locations.

Education

University of San Diego
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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University of San Diego
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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Vegetarianism
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Mens Health
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