Irene Williams

Nashville, TN USA
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Professional Experience

If I needed to hire a writer, I'd hire me. When I requested reference letters from a couple clients, they asked if I could whip something up for them. I'm a creative, cognitive thinker with a 19-year career in PR, advertising and marketing. As a 'word nerd' and business woman, I use both sides of my mental muscle to produce prompt, memorable writing. Copy that sparks. Scripts that sing. Content that spurs. Phrases that sell. Stories that pierce. Though I have a niche in residential and commercial design, I love challenges. Recently I've written website copy for a butchery biowaste broker, ad copy to promote toilet paper ply adhesive and a white paper about medical electronic data transmission (no, not kidding). In other words, I'm not scared by topic, let alone deadline. Bring it on! Words are the building blocks of my fun, expansive career. I hope this block of text inspires you to contact me. I'm ready to meet your next deadline...

Expertise

Account manager
13 Years
Copywriter
19 Years
Writer
19 Years

Specialty

Health
8 Years
Home & Garden
13 Years
Other, Specify
13 Years

Industries


Advertising agency
15 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
5 Years
Nonprofit
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

19 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Social Media Connection (10+), HER Nashville Magazine (monthly columnist) (6-10), Newsweek (Budget Travel Magazine) (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

vast corporate experience; please contact for list (10+)

Other Work History

Ask me about my temp job at the diaper factory!

Technical Skills

Webcasts & blogging, above average page lay-out and design skills to support my core competency in writing; proficient in Adobe Photoshop Elements; skilled in presentation creation across platforms, including use of video, still photos and slide design; 9 yrs experience in video production as scriptwriter and director

Foreign Language Skills

Cursory knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish; fluent in "geek"

Computer Skills

Proficient on Mac and PC, as well as in related operating systems and programs

Equipment

Fully equipped for assignments: laptop, digital camera, high def video camera, audio recording devices, microphone for podcasting, etc.

References

Glowing professional references available on request

Awards

Accredited Business Communicator through IABC; earned designation in 1999

Work Samples

Feature Writing

On behalf of client ALLOC for National Floor Trends
Advertorial on behalf of client ALLOC
Trend articles penned for association publication
Case study for TEC, maker of tile setting materials; used as an advertorial in trade magazine and internally as a sales tool
sample feature stories from recent client newsletters
Bylined article for targeted trade publication
I'm the monthly home & garden columnist at HER Nashville Magazine. View all columns in their entirety online at hernashville.com/home

Songwriting (Lyrics & Music)

Original song for an employee & customer relations campaign for client Florim, words & music by Irene

Ad Copywriting

Themed ad for placement in trade publication
I've written an array of promotional and advertising materials for this restaurant, through my frequent affiliation with Powell Creative, LLC.

Web Writing & Site Logic

Copy, design and maintenance of this fun site, with lots of personality: http://www.jpwilliams.net
I wrote copy that worked not only for some direct mailers for this client, but for their website as well.
Site for an innovative new product, created to connect with consumer and trade audiences
Comprehensive site to provide consumers, architects, designers and key trade audiences information on Alloc's array of laminate flooring products

Marketing Communications Copywriting

Mood-setting romance copy for consumer brochure
I write all copy for Mission Stone & Tile. From product names to feature articles, I really enjoy the creativity and freedom this client allows.
Sophisticated brand introductory brochure

Scriptwriting & Creative Direction

Script & creative direction for video; used to establish brand image for a tile manufacturer; used at an NYC media event, as well as at numerous customer gatherings and trade shows
Script and creative direction for video used in sales presentations and at trade shows

Kid's Play - Early Promotional Writing

My first catalog creation, employing promotional copywriting, illustration, page lay-out and design; while my friends were playing with Barbies, I was creating marketing materials for them...
Recently discovered promotional invitation created by me for my first grade teacher

Business - Technical Writing

I frequently write white papers, newsletter articles and industry reports for this B2B healthcare technology provider.
White paper written on behalf of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society