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@melcurick
Flag of United States Pittsburgh, United States
Member since February, 2010
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Melinda Urick 

I am a freelance copywriter currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA (originally from Cleveland, so I can handle all those jokes). Writing for the Web is my specialty, and my services include: blogging, website content, e-newsletters, social media and community management, brand engagement, e-commerce and likewise online marketing activities. My educational background is in journalism, marketing, promotional communications and public relations (yes, all that in one degree program!) -- even that little bit of pysch helps surprisingly well in copywriting. What that means for you: words with personality. Your content needs an upbeat, conversational tone. My writing sells as much as it informs. By creating engaging and concise content, I target your intended audience and effectively prompt reader action. I am experienced. I meet deadlines. That's the least of what you should expect in a copywriter. I work with your project, team, audience and budget in mind. And, most importantly, I always respect your brand.
$40 USD/hr
11 Reviews
4.5
  • 58%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 22%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of sunshinebiz private project for Mel - Medical $100.00 USD

    “Mel does a great job at her projects. She always puts her best to deliver the content. Great working with you.”

    sunshinebiz Flag of United States 3 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Blog
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
  • image of sunshinebiz need blog post(s) on following topics for mel $100.00 USD

    “great work as always, i have worked with Mel from her first project and continue to work on a regular basis.”

    sunshinebiz Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Blog
    • Articles
  • image of Eastman611 Product descriptions and reviews for Mel $75.00 USD

    “Excelent Product descriptions and reviews for our businenss. We will definetley work with Mel again”

    Eastman611 Flag of Sweden 4 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Research
    • Articles
    • Product Descriptions
  • image of newguy 10 articles/500 word/$50 - real estate property descriptions $50.00 USD

    “Excellent writing, excellent service. Took the extra time to do research, just because few article took more time to write then others, Mel has not sacrifice on quality. Glad i have a chance to work with such provider. Looking forward doing business with Mel long term. Rating 10++ .”

    newguy Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Articles
  • image of Eastman611 Product descriptions and reviews for Wine and spirits $90.00 USD

    “Excellent Writer for us. I can Highley recomend this copywriter. Thank you”

    Eastman611 Flag of Sweden 4 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Articles
    • Reviews
    • Product Descriptions
    • Article Rewriting
  • image of dedicated123 Answers to real estate site - Q & A Section :: DAILY BASIS $30.00 USD

    “All the project details were provider to the writer/service provider and the writer informed me that she would begin 3 days later. I waited for 3 days and then for 2 more days and when I did not get a response, I contacted her. She sent a short reply saying that she won't be able to do the work. This left me with 5 wasted days (which includes 2 days for opening the project and reviewing bids - sheer waste of time and energy ) and NO results. NOT RECOMMENDED.”

    dedicated123 Flag of India 5 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Ghostwriting
    • Articles

Experience

Creative Business Owner

Research, develop and edit copy to coordinate with message of client and voice of respective audience for the best marketing impact. | Maintain social networking accounts to coordinate with organizational and/or blogging activity for further reach of message. | Evaluate and implement blog technologies and user/author platforms for the easiest and most readable user experience. | Knowledge of blog operations and basic HTML for ease and swiftness of implementation and regular posting. | Analysis o

Education

Associate of Arts

1996 - 1999 (3 years)

Bachelor of Arts

2003 - 2007 (4 years)

Certifications

Excellence in Journalism (1995)

J.P. Ducro Foundation

Excellence in Reporting (1995)

Ashtabula Star Beacon

Publications

Multiple Articles

"50 Fun Things to Do Right Now" "Overrated, Underrated in Pittsburgh" "Warhol App Turns Any Pic into Pop Art"

UNFILTERED (column)

Quarterly issued regional magazine about the craft beer industry. Column: Unfiltered "Reverse Keg Ride"

Exams

  • General Orientation
    75%

My Top Skills

  • Copywriting 9
  • Articles 9
  • Article Rewriting 7
  • Blog 4
  • Ghostwriting 4
  • Product Descriptions 4
  • Technical Writing 3
  • Research 1
  • Academic Writing 1
  • Travel Writing 1
  • Proofreading 0
  • XXX 0
  • Editing 0
  • Publishing 0
  • Fiction 0
  • Dating 0
  • Public Relations 0

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