- Park Street, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
I am a freelance copy writer, copy editor, copy typist, transcriber and proofreader. I have ten years' experience in the marketing sector writing and copy-editing advertorials,more...I am a freelance copy writer, copy editor, copy typist, transcriber and proofreader. I have ten years' experience in the marketing sector writing and copy-editing advertorials, web content, direct mail adverts and reports for a large development charity. As a freelance copy writer the bulk of my experience is writing blogs and marketing communications, and I also undertake various VA roles including research, customer communication, events bookings and managements, and other administrative roles to support marketing and events.
Although adept at all types of writing - factual, informative and creative, much of my experience is writing brochures, marketing material and web content for a range of organisations from travel companies to children's activity organisers to charities.
I have a flair for creative writing and am an approved writer on the 'Yahoo! Contributors' Network' website.
I have an eye for detail and am skilled in writing and rewording text to appeal to the required audience.
In addition to my writing and editing work I also have experience in event management having managed financial conferences and exhibitions as well as training courses for event companies, and gala evenings / fundraising nights for a leading charity.
I have excellent administrative skills learned over fifteen years' office work and during my role as PA to the Managing Director of a major shipping company. I have a typing speed of 100wps and am familiar with all MS office packages. I work as a freelance transcriber for the UK agency Take Note, and am adept at delivering high quality transcription and copy typing assignments.
I will research all the work I take on to ensure I provide a reliable, high quality service, with all work delivered on time.
Area Covered: worldwide
Job Title: Supporter Events Manager
Description: Over ten years working for this large development charity my role diversified year on year. My core role involved managing the fundraising challenge events (treks, cycle rides, home building), to include all forms of marketing and event management for up to 10 events per year.
In addition to managing these events, and thanks to the success and growth of this area under my management my role grew to include corporate fundraising, people management, project management of other supporter events and responsibility for projects within the fundraising team to include writing proposals and reports to outsource work and bid for charity funds.
Job Title: Training Coordinator
Company: The Curve Ltd.
Description: Organised 50 training courses per month tailored to the Financial Services sector.
Worked as part of a team to ensure all documentation for the training courses met ISO 9001 quality standards, and were reformatted from Powerpoint to Microsoft Word format.
Sourced venues for training courses and liaised with trainers to run the courses.
Negotiated cost effective suppliers and venues to ensure best practice and best value for the company.
Job Title: Events Manager
Company: Blenheim Management Plc
Description: Managed 10-12 conferences, exhibitions and corporate hospitality events for up to 150 senior-level delegates per event, around London and Central Eastern Europe.
Liaised with delegates, speakers and sponsors to arrange travel and accommodation, ensured all speakers’ documentation, and sponsors’ display stands were printed and set-up according to their wishes. Generally ensured that each conference ran smoothly, providing face-to-face customer service for the speakers, delegates, and hotel staff at each event.
Responsible for setting each event budget and sourcing cost-effective suppliers to stay within, or even under budget.
Organised event marketing and branding, and on-site management for each event.
Managed one other co-ordinator to help with the conferences and exhibitions.
Job Title: Personal Assistant to the Managing Director
Company: Tsakos Shipping Ltd., London
Description: Provided administrative support to the Managing Director and associate brokers, including drafting and typing of letters to high-level clients, and managing the smooth running of the office while the MD was away on business.
Degree: B.Sc (Hons) 2:1
Field of Study: Psychology and English
University / College: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Freelance copyeditor / copywriter / proofreader / copy typist / admin support / marketer / event manager
Maria was very professional and responded promptly to our last minute request, I'd definitely send work her way again.
Maria did a brilliant job! I found her very creative and resourceful. She is very organized and committed to delivering high quality results.
Brilliant work Maria, couldn't have been more to our needs. Will definately use again. Fantastic work!