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Next Level Content
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  • 5 years in business
John S.
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Jessica came highly recommended as a content writer by a fellow entrepreneur. Beginning with a pre-writing question session, she listened to my story of how and why I wanted to create my website. She is very patient and answered all my questions. After talking with Jessica, I just knew she was going make my story come to life. In a very short time I had my well-developed content including SEO copywriting that I was able to review and discuss. With minimal changes needed the project was completed and uploaded. I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I will continue to work with Jessica and highly recommend her for your blogging and content writing projects. John F Stevens, CPA, PLLC

Rosa Allison
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    Lynette G.
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    Rosa has done most of my proofreading and copywriting for my advertorials and brochures she is very thorough and pays attention to detail.


    Breakthrough Business Branding is a strategic marketing and advising firm. We specialize in public relations, copywriting, graphic design, media purchasing, web marketing, traffic generation, and more.

    • 10 years in business

    Better ideas. Work can include BOTH writing AND design.


    Understanding what motivates people means that my work remains effective even as the communications environment undergoes radical change.


    Although I am skilled with SEO, internet marketing, social media, and website development and management, others are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing demands and guidelines. However, I am also aware of the value in various mediums for marketing and advertising to a targeted audience, and will always recommend the campaign offering the best ROI. More importantly, I offer a valuable 3rd-party insight into assignments of all shapes and sizes.


    I help businesses increase sales without spending a lot of money on traditional advertising that does not generate results. Combining the use of Internet technology and proven, but overlooked, marketing strategies, I can help most any business significantly increase sales in a very cost-efficient way. Most business websites fail to have a significant impact on sales, and the reason, typically, is the copy, the words on the pages. As a website copywriter, I help my clients turn their websites into powerful marketing tools.

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