Fareen Effendi | Elance
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Fareen Effendi

Making your world of words perfect!
   United States
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An American citizen and native English writer holding a degree in Journalism from Western Michigan University, I'm uniquely positioned to offer exceptionally timed services (I strive to accomplish quick turn-around times, working while most clients sleep whenever necessary) and am qualified to execute the most detailed and complex of writing projects required.

As Editor-in-Chief of Spaces Magazine, I was able to conceptualize and execute the first architectural publication of its kind and received critical acclaim for my work. My experience in the US includes working in Fortune 500 companies providing Strategic Communications support in many facets of the professional arena.

Pet peeves: Spelling and grammar errors, keyword stuffing, missing deadlines and a robotic, stilted style of writing. Passing Copyscape will never be a concern because I believe quality, original and engaging content is paramount.

My writing career began over twenty years ago.
Service Description
I strive to prove myself and my winning work ethic to current and future clients; exploring opportunities as they present themselves and focusing on building a strong relationship with each client.

My services include research and writing projects, ranging from simple editing and proofreading to complex ghost writing assignments, maintaining blogs and any other relevant work required by my clients.

Areas of expertise stemming from professional and/or personal experience include:

-Interior Design
-Real Estate
-Sewing and Designing
-Health and Beauty products
-Children's products
-Skin Care
-Customer Service
-Product Descriptions
-Personal and Company Profiles
-Popular Culture Reviews (books, film, televsion, personalities)
-Product Reviews and Music-related topics

Please feel free to contact me if you feel I am able to assist in your professional endeavors!
Western Michigan University
Bachelor Science in Texiles/Apparel w Journalism
1989 - 1992
Naya Jeevan Welfare Foundation
Director Operations/Liaison Manager (Business Dev)
2009 - Present
All normal functions of the job(s), plus in addition (relevant to Elance work): ~Developed training materials in two languages, geared toward the urban and peri-urban poor ~Worked closely with COO to develop Operations Manual ~Created inter-departmental process flowcharts, after establishing detailed standardized processes ~Created organization newsletter ~Developed extensive English and Urdu literature portfolio ~Created and executed business development proposals, correspondence and maintained client relationship with several clients and partners ~Consistently maintained communication rapport with high-level clients and aid agencies
RG Blue Communications
Editor-In-Chief, Spaces Magazine
2007 - 2009
Developed the concept then organized, planned, constructed and implemented a start-up publication about architecture, property and real estate ~ Worked closely with design team and spearheaded the design concept of Spaces Magazine ~ Contributed and/or fine-tuned all magazine content; print and visual, including conducting interviews and doing research for copy ~ Supervised photography shoots ~ Headed the marketing initiative for the publication, generating all advertising revenues ~ Organized, presented and participated in the 2008 IAPEX exhibition ~ Attended international property exhibitions in Dubai, promoting Spaces Magazine and developing marketing, sales and content contacts ~ Developed an extensive list of professional contacts; networked in a short time to establish a strong support system of staff, vendors, clients, media and subscribers ~ Created and implemented system of standard operating procedures, with the goal of achieving ISO certification ~ Created and supervised design staff in the production of promotional materials, brochures and other print and web-based literature ~ Supervised and helped implement publication's website; contributed all text copy and assisted in layout design ~ Planned and successfully executed an exclusive magazine launch event, with VIP guest speaker list, media presentation and post launch meet-and-greet
Phoenix Group / Minacs International
Research and Development Analyst
2001 - 2002
Ford Motor Company
Business Management Analyst
2000 - 2001
~Managing monthly sales and market share data, publishing reports showing market trends ~Developing and maintaining charts, graphs and Power Point ~Publishing market prospectus
Ford Motor Company
Small Claims Legal /Consumer Intervention Analyst
1994 - 1999
Payment Terms
For projects over $200 I ask that at least one milestone is set, corresponding with an Escrow payment equal to the amount of work done until that point in time.
Rizwan Ahmad Malik
RG Blue Communications, Owner
As Editor-in-Chief of Spaces Magazine, I worked closely with Rizwan on the project. He is available for written reference at absolutriz@yahoo.com or rizwan@rgblue.com.
Fareen Effendi | Elance

Fareen Effendi