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Jenn V.

Average rate
$65–115/hour
  • Joined October 2018

Writer, skier, sailor, adventurer, photographer, cat lover, stuff doer, proud Lithuanian, not necessarily in that order.

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
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Jenn V.
San Francisco, CA, USA

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Services

Categories

Copywriting Content SEO Strategy Design

Experience

Summary

I tell stories with words, visuals, or both, not just to inform but to reach my audience on an emotional level. I enjoy working closely with a creative team, I'm detail-oriented, and I'm passionate about sharing the things I love with others.

Work history

Freelance Content Writer
I write experiential and researched travel pieces, via Contently.
Freelance Content Writer
I've written for several of Narrative's platforms, including From the Grapevine, NCR Silver Small Business Smarts, and Mother Nature Network.
Freelance Content/Ghostwriter
Ghostwriting & brand voice articles via interviews and research materials on cloud technology.
Freelance Writer & Editor
I curate, write, and edit every piece of content for this company's website and social media channels.
Content Writer & Editor
May 2013 – August 2015 I wrote or edited most of the posts on the Opticos Design blog (without a byline) focusing on walkability, urban design, and Missing Middle housing.

Portfolio

How to Build Camaraderie in the Workplace

A former NBA All-Star shares team-building strategies for your small business team.

The Modeling World’s Latest Sensation? She’s 90.

And if you still don’t believe Bea Slater is cool, just ask her rock star pal Steve Van Zandt.

Why Every Writer Should Have a Basic Understanding of SEO

A basic understanding of search engine optimization will help you promote yourself and your work—and it may even make you a better writer.

Getting Back to Lithuania's Very Sweet Roots

Sweet Root, a restaurant in the Užupis district of Vilnius, Lithuania, features strictly local, seasonal cuisine.

How Virtual Reality is Redefining Traditional Art Making

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality is a room full of teenagers wearing clunky helmets playing video games, you’re not alone. But VR actually has a broad range of applications including engineering, entertainment, marketing and even fine art.

Skills

Languages

French

Full professional proficiency

Lithuanian

Professional working proficiency

Skills

content marketing editing writing website audits proofreading editorial email outreach journalism photo editing SEM

Tools

Adobe InDesign Illustrator Photoshop Lightroom Wordpress Squarespace Facebook Advertising Facebook Power Editor Instagram Buffer Twitter LinkedIn Google AdWords Google Analytics

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Ecommerce Education Food Health & Wellness Medtech Photography Sports Travel

What I read

Vanity Fair, The Economist, The Atlantic, Poets & Writers, The Hustle. Now on my nightstand: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Side projects

I started the first ever ski team for kids in Lithuania (and produced two Olympians). I'm part of the Performance Race Training Program at Richmond Yacht Club, which trains women and junior sailors in big boat offshore sailing.

Ideal team

My ideal team size is four to eight members. Plenty of diverse voices without getting bogged down with management. My management style is to finding the right people for the job and trusting them to do what they do best.