Melissa Rudy | Elance
Last Sign-in: May 3, 2016

Melissa Rudy

Your vision, phrased to perfection
   United States
  |   Loveland, OH


A client once said my writing was "like a breath of fresh air." I can think of no better compliment. The market is fat with copywriters who want your business, but it's tough to find the right combination of talent and work ethic. Whether you need 20 pages of web content, a comprehensive white paper, or just a gripping turn of phrase, you need it done well -- ready to publish, ready to send to clients, ready to start working for you NOW. And you'd prefer a writer who's professional, friendly, and easy to work with. Sound about right? If so, let's talk.
Service Description
When every word counts, you don't need a newbie: you need experience, confidence, and proven results. I started WBM after 12 years as a technical and corporate Cincinnati copywriter. My home-based business grew quickly, and today I work with a small team of writers, editors, and data specialists who allow me to maximize my workload without sacrificing the quality of content my clients receive. I still retain a majority of the writing myself, and all projects completed by my team are thoroughly reviewed, edited, and fact-checked by me before they are submitted.

Before launching my freelance business, I spent 5 years as an E-Commerce Content Manager for two major luxury retail websites. Prior to that, I worked as a Technical Writer for a software company, where I created end-user documentation, newsletters, and marketing materials. Now, I'm leveraging my unique mix of skills to provide companies like yours with content that makes customers sit up and take notice.

I can guarantee meticulous accuracy, adherence to your requirements and deadlines, and as much research as necessary to deliver the best possible result for your project.

If you need it, my team and I can write it:

- Product descriptions
- Website copy
- Blogs, articles, reviews, editorial content
- White papers
- SEO meta content
- Newsletters and marketing materials
University of Cincinnati
Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature, with a minor in Journalism & Business Writing
1994 - 1999
Cornerstone Brands
Web Content Manager
2002 - 2008
• Managed all online content development for and, two of Cornerstone’s leading brands • Coordinated the transition from print to web for 40+ catalogs (3,000+ products) per year, developing additional online content as needed • Optimized all online content for Search Engine Optimization and web usability • Managed the efforts of three Online Production Coordinators; worked closely with other departments throughout the company to ensure content accuracy • Perform rigorous testing and quality assurance of web content and functionality • Coordinated the online merchandising placement of products within web categories • Managed all operational and administrative web functions • Provided monthly content reports to upper management • Served as Webmaster resource to resolve customers’ technical issues
Rippe & Kingston
Technical Writer & Trainer
2000 - 2004
• Developed technical user manuals for a legal management software suite • Transitioned print manuals into online format using RoboHelp software • Created marketing materials and newsletters for a wide client base • Traveled to client locations to lead on-site training sessions
Procter & Gamble
Marketing Assistant
2000 - 2000
Payment Terms
Payment terms and project turnaround times will vary per assignment, but I can promise competitive rates and prompt delivery according to your requirements. Unless otherwise specified, I prefer 50% deposit upon awarding of project with the remainder due upon delivery.
Melissa Rudy | Elance

Melissa Rudy