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April McDonald | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 18, 2013

April McDonald

A True Logophile! Allow me to Handle the Details.
   United States
  |   grayson, GA
  |  4:50 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $18

Hello…

I am April McDonald, your creative, copy, technical word guru, marketing, public relations and overall professional 'genie'.
In our very competitive and evolving world, it is imperative to have your words speak and capture your audience instantly. Why? Because people's attention spans are very short and it seems to get shorter by the day. Not that people are dumb but because people's time is valuable. It is with this knowledge that I approach each project with. It is with this mindset that I will tackle your project with. I don't...

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Portfolio

I was hired as a freelance writer for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia....
http://www.georgiatrend.com/March-2012/2012-Counties-Of-Excellence/
This is a press release that was pitched to media outlets in Athens that recognized an...
http://athens.patch.com/announcements/west-washington-wins-awards
Editorial written for Georgia County Magazine acknowledging elected officials that have...
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/ACGS0212/index.php#/24
Press Release submitted to Butts County Georgia acknowledging its commissioner for...
http://www.benhillcounty.com/news/2012/downingaccg05092012.htm

Skills (2)

Tested
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Public Relations Skill Test
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Service Description

I provide efficient and professional services in these areas: Editing, Proofing, Writing (Technical, Creative, Copy), Public Relations (Proficient with AP Style), Social Media Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization.


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Employment

Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
2012 - 2012
Worked as freelancer: • Researched, wrote, and edited speeches, talking points, newsletters, magazines, and AP style press releases • Provided and responded to social media content •...
Red and Black Newspaper
STAFF REPORTER
2010 - 2011
• Covered enterprise news and feature stories that received high praise • Assisted stringers with story ideas • Interviewed local artists, celebrities, faculty and students • Took photos to submit...
Georgia General Assembly
PRESS SECRETARY/LEGISLATIVE AIDE
2009 - 2011
• Drafted press releases/advisories and op-eds, and talking points • Conducted, researched, and tracked policy regarding Pre-K and public college funding for students in Georgia, HOPE...
AT & T (Spherion Creative Division)
COPYWRITER
2006 - 2009
• Worked as part of a team in creating ads for businesses using search engine optimization (SEO) • Proofread copy to check spelling and grammar • Wrote creative, persuasive, and compelling...
Century Mortgage Corporation
TECHNICAL WRITER/PUBLIC RELATIONS
2004 - 2006
• Produced and maintained user manuals, websites, training guides and other material • Researched and organized ideas to simplify terms and procedures in user- friendly language •...

Education

University of Georgia
Communications Degree
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Technical writing
eBook writing
press Releases
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