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rickkelly 

As an experienced Internet writer - as well a writer of e-books, I have become an important part of the development process with regards to communicating ideas over the Internet on behalf of all kinds of business entrepreneurs. This includes writing content for websites, product reviews, product descriptions, articles for submission to directories, and press releases. I have also ghost written two e-books and published an original e-book of my own entitled The Condensed Book of Internet Marketing. I also proofread and edit books for other writers and publishers. My Bachelors Degree in Communications is from Trinity University, San Antonio Texas; and at this point, I have written over 4,000 pages for many different buyers. Writing sample: The Lego Star Wars toys are almost as popular as the movies themselves. The Star Wars phenomenon that George Lucas created inspired a whole generation of movie goers to cheer for Luke Skywalker, fall in love with Princess Leia, and laugh with the robots C-3PO and R2-D2. They also rooted for the rogue warrior team of Han Solo and Chewbacca, and were shocked when they found out that the evil Darth Vader was really Luke Skywalker's father. This saga has probably created a bigger following than any other movies in the last two decades. The success of these films eventually led to the profitable marketing and sale of products with the Star Wars logo. They didn't know it at the time, but the Lego Group and George Lucas were working towards the same goals during the filming of theses movies. While George was contemplating how Jedi Knights, light sabers, robots and the Millennium Falcon would save the universe, the Lego Group was busy at work on developing play sets that involved knights, pirates and other fantasy characters. It was inevitable that these two forces of the galaxy would eventually collide. The result was pure genius. While merchandising has always been a part of the movies, the kind of imagination and ingenuity that it would take to make interactive toys for this science-fiction fantasy could only be accomplished by one company. There are many products that have been manufactured in conjunction with these films, but the Star Wars toys from the Lego Group have consistently managed to remain prominent with fans of these movies and with Star Wars collectors. This is because the company's products are not only accurate, but also spark the imagination of children and adults. The Lego Group was one of the original manufacturers who wanted to recreate the citizens from this galaxy in the form of miniature figures. As opposed to other toy manufacturers, they also wanted to make the play sets and replicas of the ships buildable so that they were more interactive for younger fans from the ages of six to twelve. Through the magic of the Lego Star Wars experience, children of all ages can make up their own stories about Storm Troopers, Ewoks, Death Stars and anything else they want to think about. Lego toys have always inspired creativity and imagination. Although the Lego Group started out sellingwooden toys and then plastic building blocks that were used to build miniature farm-style houses, the Lego Group has always moved forward with the products that they manufacture. If you think about it, even Luke Skywalker started out working on a farm for his adopted parents before he set off into space to save the universe. Everyone looks at the stars and wonders what it would be like to travel there. This is what makes Lego Star Wars products so popular with children and collectors as well. The play sets and spaceships are fun, but for the real collector, the dimensions and the details of the ships are extremely accurate in accordance with the Star Wars movies. Either way, Lego Star Wars toys have managed to capture the original designs and spirit of George Lucas.
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Experience

Program Assistant

Mar 2005 - Apr 2007 (2 years)

Developed successful business education program through presentations, public relations, marketing, brochure design/distribution, and website updates.

Education

Communications

1984 - 1989 (5 years)

Certifications

Proficiency in English (2010)

Vworker.com

Certified to have a working understanding of grammar and sentence structure with regards to the English language on a professional level.

Publications

The Condensed Book of Internet Marketing

The Condensed Book of Internet Marketing is a comprehensive resource for anyone involved in Internet sales and marketing and is especially helpful for small business owners who need to generate more sales from their Condensed Book of Internet Marketing gets right to the point and provides immediate help for anyone who feels overwhelmed with websites, software, coding, databases, email campaigns, sales letters, SEO, content writing, keywords, links, eCommerce tools, Ad Sense, and blogging.

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    Complete 10 projects on time.
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    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
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    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
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    Win a project and accept the offer.
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