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  Neil Eldred
Professional/Personal Overview
  While relatively new to freelancing, I have over 13 years of experience writing governmental research reports, academic research papers, newsletters, web copy, strategic plans, and articles. I am a concise writer who captures the flavor of whatever assignment I am given. My ability to boil down complex information into understandable copy has proven beneficial on many occasions. I have written for audiences that include agency staff, government personnel, senior citizens, parents of young children, and college graduate students. I feel that I have the skills and talents to meet the parameters of any writing assignment.
Work Info
Researcher 14 Years
Writer 14 Years
Municipal Government/nonprofit 16 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 18 Years
Fiction 25 Years
Government 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
11 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Senior News (11+), Press and Sun-Bulletin (3-5), Graduate Magazine (1-2), Mature Messenger (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Kimberly Keuter, Psychotherapist (1-2)
Other Work History
Family and Children's Society 3-5 projects
Broome County Office for Aging 20+ projects
Aging Futures Partnership 6-10 projects
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Ios 7, Windows 7 and 8.1, HTML,
CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, J Edit, Wordpress, Outlook
Technical Skills
Wordpress, Basic Web Design
Laptop, PC, Cannon digital camera, camera phone, audio recorder, iPhone 5s
Foreign Language Skills
Work Permits & Visas
Dee Dee Camp dcamp@co.broome.ny.us 607.778.2411
Kathleen Morrow kmorrow@co.broome.ny.us607.778.2411
Lucia Esposito lesposito@co.broome.ny.us 607.778.2411
Hinman Fellowship for Public Policy
Two US Army Achievement Medals
Two Battalion Certificates of Achievement (US ARMY)
NYS Governors recognition of meritorious service
Schooling: I have a Master degree in public administration and an additional 36 credits toward a PhD in political science. I have a Bachelor degree in applied social science and an AS degree in criminal justice.
Freelance related classes: I am currently enrolled in Jon Morrow's Guest Blogging course, a marketing course, and a blogging course. I have read several books on copywriting and have practiced on my website. I am constantly reading materials on how to improve my writing as well as writing for other audiences. I have specialties writing for the 50+ market and the mental health industry.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Binghamton, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Recent Publication  
(Graduate Magazine, 4/14/2014)
This is an article I wrote for Graduate Magazine, which targets graduate students in the UK. The subject of the article is how to make the most of an academic conference. I wrote about how to use social media to research people the reader wants to connect with. I walk the reader through networking.
Client Work  
(Kimberly Keuter, Psychotherapist/Marketing Fact Sheet, 6/10/2014)
This is an informational fact sheet aimed at clients of a psychotherapist. It addresses three forms of anxiety. I researched and wrote the fact sheet myself. I'm currently working on fact sheets for other mental health conditions.
Educational Material  
(Unpublished: To be posted on website this summer, 4/19/2014)
This is a guide I wrote for college students who have ADHD to help them manage their work. I based this upon my own sons projected need in college. I plan to post this to a website before the academic year starts.
Research Writing  
(Broome County Office for Aging Plan for Services, 7/20/2010)
The mental health section from the research portion of the Plan for Services 2011-2012 that I was responsible for researching and writing. The research in the Plan for Services is used by numerous community agencies when applying for funding.