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Fred Wootan
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from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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We are providers of online Insurance CE courses. Fred has authored numerous courses for us and even instructed our students through live interactive webinars. His courses have reached over 500 of our students through out New York State. In addition to being a great writer, Fred is highly dependable. We will continue to work with him for the foreseeable future.

Chandi Gilbert Freelancing
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    Cory L.
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    Amazingly helpful at writing copy, content and simply proofing current content. Very talented writer in both fiction and non-fiction. Easy to work with, helpful and fully engaged.

    Mikaela Media
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Mary Ellen H.
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    I worked with Mikaela for years. She is a passionate and trusted storyteller who can convey emotion without clichés. Through her commitment in her subjects, she truly becomes invested in her writing. She's built herself a strong brand identity through social media. Her strategic thinking would be an asset to any organization.

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    I understand and apply grammar rules, correct spelling and punctuation, and phrasing.

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    I am a writer. I write poems, short stories and some nonfiction. I write. I love writing. It gives me a purpose

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    Secretarial services. 80 wpm typing (MSWord); also shorthand. B.A. English. Excellent editing, grammar and proofreading skills. I would not mind doing a little bit of free-lance editing, writing, public relations, etc. to market your business or showcase your business in its best light. Courteous, respectful, diligent. Past legal secretary (D.C. firm), Capitol Hill experience, lobbying exposure; hail from Northern Virginia. Some experience working for a federal defense contractor.

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    I write and then I write some more. Armed with a bachelor's degree in journalism, I have been writing professionally for more than 38 years.

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    I help interested people to get started with writing careers. I am a published playwright and researcher.

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    A retired professor, my writing skills include resumes, essays, copywriting, editing screenplays and manuscripts as well as publishing guidelines. Affordable rate!

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    I am willing to spell-check, ghost write, and edit anything you need. I have several spelling bee and essay contest victories under my belt, so what I lack in formal education, I make up for with experience.

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    Over the past decade, I've worked remotely with clients in a variety of industries to create marketing copy and business communications, and to edit other writers' work. I'd love the chance to help you with your next newsletter, brochure, sales letter, press release, feature article, product description, or radio script. Need an editor to guarantee quality control of your content and communications? I can help with that, too. Call on the "word nerd" today!

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    I take pride in my work to make sure it is the very, very best.

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    My name is James Lampe and I have just recently graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Since graduation, I have had articles published for Substream Music Press (a magazine carried by Barnes and Noble and Borders) and I have worked as a freelance copy editor for several companies. I am trained in professional writing and journalism, and I am very competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe InDesign. I am available for any freelance writing or editing. I charge $7 a page for editing work, and my price for writing will vary depending on the project. My contact information is listed below.

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    I write professionally for a wide spectrum of clients, and for many different audiences. As a technical writer, I have produced literally hundreds of different procedures, training manuals, and quality manuals. In addition, I have published fiction and scholarly articles.

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    I provide writing, editing and proof reading skills to private and corporate industries. With an academic, business and professional writing background, I have provided only the most quality work in a timely manner for nearly eighteen years.

    • 20 years in business
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    I'm a people person who does a great job listening to my clients' needs. I tend to work with clients long-term because they trust me. I also studied at one of the top journalism schools in the nation and have over 20 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and researcher.

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    With half a decade of professional writing experience and a full decade of creative work under my belt, I'm well-versed in slinging words to the desired effect.

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    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 thousands of copywriters who want your business. The truth is, it's very 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 is professional, friendly, and easy to work with. Sound about right? If so, let's talk. I'm not a newbie. I'm a "been there, done that" copywriter and web specialist with 8+ years experience providing written content for online and print mediums. Before launching my freelance business, I spent 5 years as an E-Commerce Content Manager for two major luxury retail websites, where I provided and edited web copy for product descriptions, category pages, editorial articles, and more. 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 the kind of content that makes customers sit up and take notice. Will you find writers who are cheaper or faster than me? Of course. But I'll do everything I can -- thorough research and discovery, careful crafting of words, and unlimited revisions -- to be the best. If you need it, I can write it. You've come to the right place for: - Product descriptions for e-commerce websites and catalogs - Web copy for Home pages, About Us pages, and category pages - Blogs, unique articles, reviews, and editorial content - Comprehensive white papers - SEO (search engine optimization) services, including meta titles, meta keywords, and meta descriptions - Newsletters and marketing materials Don't see what you need on this list? Contact me with your project needs and we'll talk.

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    All Things Literary. Best Selling Author, Book Publishing, Public Speaking Events, Workshops & Much More.

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