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Last Login 4/9/2016
Location Memphis, TN
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Ellie is a freelance writer, career archaeologist and anthropologist with ten years of professional writing and editing experience. She is accustomed to writing on tight deadlines. She writes for Demand Media Studios, The Blogger Pool, and WriterAccess, and has private contracts with several businesses to provide ghostwriting and web content.

With ten years' experience in historic preservation and archaeology; fifteen years' experience in yoga and meditation; three years' experience in green agribusiness, permaculture, and organic farming; and four years' experience in pregnancy and parenting, Ellie has a diverse toolbox from which to pull.
Specialties
Ellie's academic background positions her for academic writing, as well as popular and journalistic pieces on a daily basis. Her experience ranges from professional historic preservation and archaeology through entertainment, yoga and meditation, crafting, social media marketing, green enterprise, education, even wedding trends. She has a knack for matching voice and style to the topic and media outlet for a client-pleasing and reader-friendly piece every time.
Interests
Ellie has a love of all things handmade--food, tools, clothing, children... She knits, crochets, and sews voraciously; gardens and farms (yes, animals too) with love and care; parents passionately; meditates and practices yoga; and writes every single day. She has a special affinity for dogs, horses, and children. She lives on a Tennessee Century Farm with three hogs, seventeen piglets, nineteen chickens, two dogs, and one happy vegetable garden -- and that tally changes constantly. Her family farms based on permaculture practices and lives a green lifestyle.
Education
University of Georgia Archaeological Resource Management, M.S.

Ellie M. began her graduate career at UGA in the doctoral program in Anthropology. After marriage to another graduate student and the birth of a daughter changed her finances and goals, she rolled into the department's new Master of Science in the first year the program was offered, graduating eight months later.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anthropology, B.A. with honors

Ellie studied anthropology with a focus on native american and classical archaeology (archaeologies?) for three and a half years, while fencing on the Varsity team.


Honors and Awards
Academic Writing Ellie is allowed to list academic writing as a skill on Elance, having passed the Academic Writing Exam with an "above average" score.

Five Star Ranking According to WriterAccess, the 5-Star Level says:

These writers have it all. They are published authorities. They have a wide assortment of online content in their portfolio, client testimonials, and an expert grasp of the English language. Their writing is clear and concise. They understand writing content for search engines and human audiences, and they are active in the social media sphere. They have positioned themselves as experts in one or more fields and may have an advanced degree specializing in a certain kind of writing, such as technical, political, humor, medial, press release, whitepaper, case study, etc. They adhere to deadlines religiously.

Four-Star and Five-Star Rankings Demand Media Studios (DMS) regularly ranks Ellie's work as "Proficient", giving her at least 4 out of 5 stars. Her strongest scores are in Research, meaning that her writing is some of the best-researched and best-supported content produced by DMS. At least 70% of her articles are approved by DMS as-is, with no necessary rewrites.

Projects by Industry
Career

Ellie has ghostwritten blogs for two years through The Blogger Pool (blogging arm of Splash Media); articles on sleep and professionalism on latexmattress.org (pen name Michelle Gordon); Suite101 green business profiles; and green jobs articles on earthandeconomy.com. All projects ongoing; # of paid projects growing daily.

Education

Ellie has ghostwritten for multiple tutoring establishments and schools through The Blogger Pool, the blogging arm of Splash Media. As an academic with a Master's degree, five years toward her Ph.D., and a distinguished record of teaching assistantships during higher education, she has direct experience in college-level instruction and research experience in K-12 education.

Entertainment

Ellie occasionally writes "citizen journalism" pieces on the entertainment industry, and has a long history with The Blogger Pool (the blogging arm of Splash Media) supplying entertainment- and current-events-related topics to a range of industries, from fashion to technology to medical care. Entertainment pieces can be simple and straightforward or complicated and analytical, as the topic and the audience demands.

Fashion

As a ghostwriter and citizen journalist, Ellie is often tasked with writing articles on a wide range of fashion topics. Fashion wraps itself around multiple other industries, from technology to entertainment to manufacturing. Ellie excels especially in writing on the history of fashion or the intersection of fashion and technology.

Garden

As a sustainable farmer and gardener, Ellie lives what she writes every day. Her historic Tennessee Century Farm boasts chickens, hogs, and goats (along with two family/farm dogs). Her family lives a green lifestyle and farms using organic/sustainable practices; they sell their vegetables on a CSA model and pork on a hogshare basis. She writes a range of "citizen journalist" articles on gardening and farming topics under her own name for Examiner.com, Suite101, eHow.com, and others, as well as many green living articles for latexmattress.org and several guest blogs under the pen name "Michelle Gordon".

Green Living

As a sustainable farmer and homesteader, Ellie lives a green lifestyle every day--and she writes what she knows. Her functional, historic family farm is dedicated to sustainable practices indoors and out. She writes what she works, with a range of "citizen journalist" articles on green living topics to her name as well as many green articles for latexmattress.org and several guest blogs under the pen name "Michelle Gordon".

Green Services

In her ongoing ghostwriting position with The Blogger Pool (the blogging arm of Splash Media), Ellie has written for multiple clients concerned with exploring or exploding the "green meme" that's taking our business and personal worlds by storm. She has also done multiple green business profiles, including the sample below.

Health

In her ghost-blogging work for The Blogger Pool, the blogging arm of Splash Media, Ellie has written health-related articles (some quite detailed and even jargon-laden) for orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, medical insurance providers, claims specialists, HR/worker's comp specialists, medical software providers, yoga studios, and doctors' offices. She also writes under her own name on the health benefits and practices of yoga and meditation.

High Tech

Ellie M. ghostwrites technological blogs for Splash Media's Blogger Pool, technological pieces for multiple c-suite online content clearinghouses, all content (not webdesign) for Linked Media's iPadCaseReviews.com. Her advanced graduate-level experience with GIS and GPS, her daily exposure to green technology through her sustainably-run family farm, and her daily work with html and online content positions her to write on a wide range of technological topics.

Spirituality

As a woman; raised Christian; who explored New Age philosophy as a teen and is now a dedicated yoga practitioner, meditator, and student of Tibetan Buddhism who attends a Quaker church in Memphis with her family, Ellie understands a broad range of the spiritual currents and undertows that surround American life today. She writes on meditation, yoga, and spiritualism as a ghostwriter and a citizen journalist under her own name, as well as for latexmattress.org under the pen name Michelle Gordon, all on an ongoing basis.

Marketing

As a Blogger Pool ghostwriter, Ellie has written hundreds of "informational advertising" blogs. Some of those, as B2B blogs, were overtly on the topic of advertising--while others included "soft sells" or a call to action integrated into an informational blog post.

Ellie also handles complete email advertising campaigns, online surveys, and newsletters for both The Kitchen Connection and Oak Hill Farm--the former a locally-owned independent kitchen store, the latter her family's sustainable farm, which she runs with her husband.

Medical

Ellie's medical content work stretches across several companies and websites. She ghostwrites for a medical malpractice insurance provider, has ghostwritten for multiple clients geared to attract c-suite readers on workers' compensation claims management, and has addressed technological ways to maximize system efficiency while minimizing claims costs.

She has also written all content for an educational Diabetes-related site:

http://www.freediabetesmeters.org/

Outdoor/Recreation

All projects were ghostwritten posts for The Blogger Pool (the blogging arm of Splash Media) on local outings and events, both indoor and outdoor. Outdoor-related posts included "winery tours" and a range of detailed information on local national parks and forests for multiple businesses in multiple parts of the country.

Green Products

Ellie is a freelance writer for PlushBeds, Latexmattress.org, EarthAndEconomy.com, and NaturalAwakenings, among others. She writes on green living, sustainability, and economies of scale. As of October 2012 she is Examiner.com's Memphis Sustainable Living Examiner. Ellie lives what she writes, working on a small, historic family farm using the principles of sustainable agriculture and living in an antebellum farmhouse built in the 1830s.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Ellie has written for Demand Media Studios, Examiner.com, Suite101, and multiple private firms, growing a successful freelance business for over two years. She has more than ten years of experience with the written word and has built web content for complete websites (latexmattress.org, ipadcasereviews.com, and others). She has published hundreds of articles under her own name and ghostwritten hundreds more for latexmattress.org and guest posts under the pen name "Michelle Gordon".

Blog Post

Ellie is a freelance blogger for The Blogger Pool, ghostwriting for a broad spectrum of private companies. She also blogs under the pen name "Michelle Gordon" for latexmattress.org. Over the last two years in these two positions, plus other single blogs through WriterAccess, she has written over a thousand blogs for over a hundred customers. These assignments are ongoing, so the number of projects completed grows daily.

Copywriting

Ellie writes a monthly online newsletter using Constant Contact for The Kitchen Connection, a small independent "brick-and-mortar" business in Morganton, NC. She also currently manages the company's Facebook presence at a rate of $125 per newsletter and $60 per month for basic Facebook posts.

Grant/Proposal

As a graduate student (M.S. in Archaeological Resource Management, five years toward the Ph.D. in Anthropology), Ellie has written her own academic and business proposals with hours of input and training from experienced tenured professors. She also consulted, edited, and wrote parts of a book proposal on analytical meditation accepted by Shambhala Publications on 4/7/2011.

News Story

Ellie M. has written for Demand Media Studios, Examiner.com, Suite101, and multiple private firms, growing a successful freelance business with a focus on current events for over two years. She has recently been accepted to write news articles for NaturalNews and LoveToKnow as well, and has published three freelance articles in Natural Awakenings Memphis, a local "green living" magazine that emphasizes local and national current events.

Ellie has more than ten years of experience with the written word and has built timely web content for complete websites (latexmattress.org, ipadcasereviews.com, and others).
She has published hundreds of articles under her own name and ghostwritten hundreds more for latexmattress.org and guest posts under the pen name "Michelle Gordon".

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