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@allyedrington
Flag of United States Eureka, United States
Member since July, 2011
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Allison Edrington

As a freelancer, I help businesses tell their story and increase their search rankings through better blogging, link building, product descriptions and content creation. I write and manage several blogs and social media accounts for my clients to improve how they engage with their target markets. I also have training and experience in public relations work and editing. I am a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a bachelor's in journalism news-editorial and a minor in history. I worked as a newspaper writer for four years, writing and researching articles daily.

$40 USD/hr
15 Reviews
4.8
  • 78%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 11%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of kenoshi Dental site copywriting #3 $400.00 CAD

    “Allison has been a pleasure to work with. Her writing is quite good and she does her research. Good communication helps make working with her a smooth process. Highly recommended.”

    kenoshi Flag of Canada 10 months ago.
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    • Ghostwriting
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  • image of kenoshi Dental site copywriting #2 $200.00 USD

    “Great work by Allison. Completed on time, and thankfully very patient with my delayed schedule. She is a good writer whom I would hire back again in the future.”

    kenoshi Flag of Canada 10 months ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Ghostwriting
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  • image of docmosis Press Release for Software Company $53.56 USD

    “Good Job. With just a little guidance on a big subject, Ally has produced a nicely written and well ordered piece. Thanks.”

    docmosis Flag of Australia 1 year ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Press Releases
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  • image of kenoshi Need a writer like YOU for ~25 page website $60.00 USD

    “Allison is a very capable web copy writer! She followed my specific instructions on writing requirements, style and SEO, and implemented it all to create a great, effective page of web page copy.”

    kenoshi Flag of Canada 1 year ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Ghostwriting
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  • image of bmodleski Press Release Writing - Real Estate $250.00 USD

    “Very easy to work with. We took a while getting her the info and she patiently waited for all of our team members to do their part. Would absolutely use again.”

    bmodleski Flag of United States 2 years ago.
    • Articles
    • Press Releases
  • image of mariadev Article Writer for blog (weddings & flowers) $35.00 USD

    “Great work, thanks!”

    mariadev Flag of United States 2 years ago.
    • Blog
    • Articles

Experience

President

Oct 2012

BNI is a referral-driven networking group. Our local chapter meets every week to learn more about our members' businesses and pass referrals. I lead our chapter meetings every week and coordinate the leadership team I selected.

Freelance Business Writer

Jun 2011

. Writing and distributing PSAs and press releases . Creating SEO-focused blog posts for online businesses . Managing several business social media accounts . Writing audio and short video scripts . Creating advertising and web content . Researching and writing instructional articles . Meeting regular deadlines . Providing resources and tutorials for online readers . Creating content calendars to ensure regular publishing

Staff Writer

Jun 2009 - Jun 2011 (2 years)

Beat: Business, City of Arcata, City of Eureka .Produce news content daily .Write headlines and cutlines .Follow city-wide issues .Localize national and statewide stories .Create weekly news packages Previous Beats: Crime and Courts, Education .Cover high-profile court and criminal cases in Humboldt County

Staff Writer and News Clerk

Dec 2007 - Mar 2009 (1 year)

. Wrote profiles on community members . Wrote entertainment stories such as concert reviews . Wrote segments for special sections in the paper . Organized community calendars for two publications . Processed letters to the editor and editorial complaints . Managed many small but crucial sections including death notices and "Tell it to the E-R" . Helped increase searchability at with a special section put online

Education

BA in Journalism, Minor in History

2004 - 2008 (4 years)

Certifications

Member Success Program (2012)

Completed MSP training and became a certified member of the BNI Northcoast Networkers chapter.

Publications

News Articles

Published 4 to 6 stories per week while I was a staff writer at the Eureka Times-Standard. A few samples are available here:

Articles on Jewelry, Dog Products and Online Shopping

Published various articles on several topics for clients. View my profile here:

Articles on History, Crafts and How-tos

Wrote several articles for and through Demand Media Studios. A few samples are available here:

Badges

  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Critic

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  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • By the Hour

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  • The Influencer

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  • Fast Responder

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  • Nine-to-Fiver

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  • The Giver

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  • Smart Money

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  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • US English Expert

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 3)
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Influencer

    Get 10 friends who successfully sign up to Freelancer.com.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • By the Hour

    Pay an hourly invoice.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • Freelancer Orientation
    90%
  • Employer Orientation
    85%
  • US English Level 3
    95%
  • SEO Level 2
    88%
  • Blogging 1
    85%

My Top Skills

  • Articles 14
  • Copywriting 8
  • Blog 8
  • Ghostwriting 7
  • Product Descriptions 3
  • Press Releases 3
  • Reviews 2
  • Travel Writing 1
  • Research 0
  • Proofreading 0
  • Editing 0
  • Report Writing 0
  • eBooks 0
  • Public Relations 0
  • Resumes 0
  • Newsletters 0
  • Copy Typing 0
  • Real Estate 0
  • Social Media Marketing 0

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