An experienced, self-motivated writer with strong communication, editing and time management skills
● A self-starter who excels when juggling multiple projects. ● Experienced in writing a blog, headline news, ad copy and feature articles. ● Excellent writing and editing skills. ● Creative and enthusiastic with a good work ethic. ● Familiar with social media including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Freelance Copywriter, Bodybuilding.com, Idaho, U.S.A., 2012 ● Wrote copy for the Platinum Series line of supplements.
Freelance Writer, Demand Studios, California, U.S.A., 2010 ● Wrote informative how-to articles within specific guidelines. Chose appropriate photos to go with the articles. Submitted articles before deadline.
Copywriter, Iovate Health Sciences, 2002 - 2005 ● Wrote copy for supplement ads and advertorials that ran in countless fitness magazines and mainstream magazines. Wrote articles for the company website. Volunteered to copy edit and proofread ads, advertorials, and website articles for the marketing department. Wrote copy for a fitness booklet that was given out at a tradeshow.
Online Editor, Elevator News Network/Captivate Network, 2000 - 2002 ● Wrote headline news for the elevator news broadcast. Proofread my own and other editors' writing. Made judgments about the daily editorial content, ensuring the news was accurate. Helped to generate a 300% increase in content during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Special Reporter, The Mississauga News, 1999 ● Wrote many feature articles covering such stories as Pinball Clemons inspiring high school students, an active centenarian, and an international day event.
Education TESL Diploma (Teaching English as a Second Language), 2006, The Canadian College of Educators Journalism Diploma, 1999, Sheridan College English Degree, 1997, Brock University
"Melissa is very attentive to the needs of the clients, reliable and on time to make sure that each step of a project process is completed before the due date. The quality of her work is unmatched. I strongly recommend Melissa."
-Lucas Asu, Founder, MSR Coaching
"Melissa is a pleasure to work with and always exceeds our expectations."