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  Vickery Eckhoff
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Master B2B/B2C copywriter and brand strategist hailed by Dow Jones, The NY Times, Forbes Media and AmEx as "fast, creative and strategic," "excellent," "a terrific writer," "able to communicate complicated concepts in a clear, concise, manner," "a delight to work with" and "a creative soul who understands business needs: a great combination!"

I write for affluent, educated consumers and executive-level decision makers in business, finance, tech, health care, media, packaged goods, travel, food/wine and luxury categories. Extensive experience producing long/short content, ads, social media, SEO, white papers, e-newsletters, book jackets, brochures, catalogs, corp communications, powerpoint proposals, sales and training materials and content for the digital news media.

Visit my portfolio (WordSandbox.com), my Forbes.com contributor page (forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff) and my personal blog (vickeryeckhoff.com). Reach me at 917-439-8748. I'm @viglet on Twitter
Work Info
 
Expertise
Reporter 3 Years
Content Editor (online) 16 Years
Copywriter 20 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 15 Years
Consumer Products 20 Years
Finance 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
McGraw Hill (11+), Dow Jones & Company (11+), American Heritage (11+), Amacom Books (11+), Advertising Age (11+), Forbes (11+), The New York Times (11+), POPstick (11+), American Express Custom Publishing (11+), Badalato Ginsberg (6-10), Conde Nast (6-10), USA Weekend Magazine (6-10), ForbesLife (6-10), Forbes.com (6-10), The Marketing Director (6-10), Time Inc. (6-10), brandpersonal.com (3-5), Blue Dingo (3-5), Far Hills Media (3-5), Op-70 (3-5), R/GA (3-5), GuruMaker (1-2), Eisenman Associates (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Sheppard Machinery Inc. (11+), Virgin (11+), World March for Peace and Nonviolence (11+), Smith Affiliated Capital (11+), Bank of America (6-10), Kraft General Foods (6-10), Goldman Sachs (6-10), Bank of America (3-5), Now and Forever Funding (3-5), First Investors (3-5), Ortho-McNeil (3-5), Pulse Equity Partners (3-5), Humana (3-5), Wachovia (3-5), XACT (3-5), Sony (3-5), Majestic Research (3-5), YAN Center for Corrective & Cosmetic Surgery (1-2), Verizon Wireless (1-2), Kimberly-Clark (1-2), Hamilton Design (1-2), Nike (1-2), Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (1-2)
Other Work History
Creative Director, WordSandbox
The New York Times (copy manager)
dMIND Corporation (senior writer and communications manager)
American Express Custom Publishing (executive editor)
Esquire (copy director)
Forbes (senior writer, special sections and programs) Amacom Books (copywriter/designer)
Ogilvy and Mather (art director)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Quark, Photoshop, Wordpress
Technical Skills
Photo editing, content management
Equipment
iMac, digital recorder, digital camera/video, etc.
Foreign Language Skills
English, French, Italian
References
"I worked closely with Vickery for two years while she was a freelance copywriter/manager at The New York Times. She was, and is, a delight to work with. Always enthusiastic and positive, she also understood the needs of her diverse clients and audiences and worked diligently to fine tune just the right message. Vickery is a creative soul who understands business needs. A great combination. Jeff Honea, Creative Director, The New York Times

"Vickery is an excellent writer. She can communicate complicated concepts in a concise, clear manner. Vickery is also reliable, detail-oriented and delightful to work with." Catey Hill, Marketing Manager, Forbes Magazine

"Vickery is fast, creative and strategic. Her writing always cut right to what the project or client required, with few revisions and always capturing the essence of the brand. She is really easy to work with and never misses a beat." Trisha Clark, Owner, The Marketing Director Group, Inc.
Awards
Art Directors Annual
Associations
Ogilvy Past and Present
Freelancers Union
Other
I have an MBA in marketing from NYU. I've been an account executive and art director, so I look at the marketing puzzle from all sides.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Contact Info
  Vickery Eckhoff
23 East Tenth Street
New York City, NY 10003
USA

Tel: 212-539-1273  
E-Mail: veckhoff@rcn.com
Website: http://www.WordSandbox.com