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Virginia A. | Elance
 
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Virginia A.

Imaginative copywriting, perceptive editing
   United States
  |   Albany, CA
  |  2:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I have many years' experience writing and editing Web content, brochures, newsletters, manuals, annual reports, flyers, books, radio scripts and more. My hallmarks are creative use of language and fine attention to detail.

My professional approach is to identify, research and structure the big ideas and express them in a voice and style tailored to the specific audience. Iím very picky about content hierarchy and accuracy. And whatever its form and purpose, I try to infuse every writing project with imagination. I approach every editing...

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Portfolio

Transformed draft copy into compelling, publication-ready content that successfully...
During my travels I kept a blog (did the writing and the photography). Once home, I...
I wrote and illustrated this story for my daughter.
Researched and wrote a story about California farmers, for an audience of educated...
Researched and wrote a story that was published both in South Africa and the United...
Researched and wrote a travel journal about a trip to Nepal, based on my own experience.
I transformed raw information into polished, publication-ready copy. [Written while a...
During my travels I kept a journal and took photographs, and wrote up the account when...
This PDF includes three pieces that I wrote an editing: an informational flyer to...

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As a copywriter, I can seamlessly manage everything from ideation and research to the development of the written piece, including cycles of review and revision based on client need. Most of my work has been as a freelancer. I also worked for four years as a staff writer and project manager for a marketing communications firm, where I wrote extensively for Web and print. That employer wrote about me, "I can wholeheartedly endorse her work ethic and skills. I have worked with very few writers or producers who have her gift for language." I am adept at distilling complex concepts into accessible language.

As a copy editor, my attention to detail is well-known to my clients. I am familiar with major style manuals, and am skilled at adapting draft language into smooth prose. For a year, I was copy editor for a large organic grocery store's monthly newspaper with dozens of articles by different authors. My focus is on print and Web publications for a general audience.

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Employment

Independent Contractor
Writer, editor, journalist
1990 - Present
As a writer and editor, I transform clients' ideas into words according to their goals. I write compelling text, from story to marketing copy. As a journalist, I seek out a story, conduct...
Ohlone College
Instructor/Assistant Program Manager
2011 - 2013
As instructor, offered imaginative instruction to advanced beginning to high intermediate students, in subject areas including grammar, writing, conversation and reading. As administrator,...
Pacifica Radio Archives
Web writer and project manager
2005 - 2009
Soundvision Productions
Web writer and project manager
2003 - 2009
Wallrich Creative Communications
Staff writer and project manager
1999 - 2003

Education

San Francisco Art Institute
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
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SIT Graduate Institute
Master of Arts in Teaching
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copywriting
copy editing
content writing
creative writing
grammar
English
script writing
business writing
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