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Ruben Porras

Average rate
$30/hour
  • Joined June 2015

Freelance writer, photographer and social media consultant trying to create work that entertains and educates.

  • Modesto, California
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Ruben Porras
Modesto, California

Worked with

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Services

Categories

Social Media Design Paid Advertising Content SEO

Experience

Summary

I am the senior editor of a an entertainment magazine and I also specialize in photography and graphic design. I have worked on a number of projects outside of this magazine as well with my primary focus being freelance writing and research.

Work history

Senior Editor, Social Media Manager
ModestoView is a magazine in central California with a circulation of 50,000 per month. We have a small staff and because of that I have learned to do everything including editing, writing, research and photography. Writing is my favorite focus.
Freelance writer
From gardening to swim-aids for children, I have written a number of features for the Abilene Reporter with my main focus being on features that appeal to families. The diversity in the articles has made me a better researcher and investigative reporter.
Freelance writer
Focused on covering a number of general interest topics that were often published as features. The most rewarding work that I wrote for this company was focused on families including a celebration in honor children that died young.

Portfolio

Using Smartphones in the Kitchen

One of several articles that I have written about the benefits of technology in everyday situations. This article focuses on how smartphone apps can be used in the kitchen and which apps are the most popular.

Children and Cell Phones

This article focuses on how children use cell phones and how cell phone use could be both good and bad for them.

Education

Accreditations

Modesto Junior College
Journalism and public relations
Shasta College
General education and journalism

Skills

Skills

Descriptive writing Research social media marketing advertising communication Photography graphic design blogging feature writing customer support

Tools

Twitter Hootsuite iPhone iPad Microsoft Office Facebook Insights Constant Contact LinkedIn video apps graphic design apps Canva apple pages Photoshop Lightroom Android

Interests

Industries I love

Media

What I read

I'm an avid reader of Time, National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly and autobiographical books. I also very much enjoy books by local authors in the city I live in. I feed on information and diversity.

Side projects

I volunteer as much as I can in my community. Every year I help to put together an awards ceremony for local musicians and I work with a team that creates an annual family Christmas experience for the community. I thrive on staying busy and helpful.

Ideal team

I enjoy being part of a team that can mesh their ideas together to create something special. I believe that different ideas and goals can come together to make the final product better and more useful. Creativity in a team is important to me.