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Stacey Haseleu
Location: Elizabeth, PA, USA

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About me

I’m a 31-year-old ambitious writer, loving daughter, stubborn little sister, and playful aunt. Currently a freelance professional writer, editor, and consultant, I'm the founder and sole proprietor of Rhetorically Urs Professional Writing Services. Rhetorically Urs focuses on assisting individuals and businesses of all sizes become more profitable through the creation of clear, concise, and effective sales and marketing messages in the form of brochures, ads, newsletters, direct mail campaigns, press releases, and any other information-delivery method. By creating smart and strategic copywriting, I assist my clients in enhancing their public and internal image while increasing their bottom-line profits. I help businesses create user-friendly documents, individuals establish a competitive resume, curriculum vitae, and cover letter, and organizations recognize the importance of communication and writing skills in every facet of the business world. I’m an exceptional writer with a little experience in everything from short stories, to articles, to brochures here and there, to press releases, medical reports, and a bunch of other really nifty stuff. In addition to my writing skills, I provide proofreading and editing services ranging from basic content edits to substantive/developmental editing services. I am also proficient in the use of social media, web development and design, visual and interface design, and the use of media in presentations. I book speaking engagements, presentations, and workshops where I can discuss and teach the importance of communication and writing skills and how these skills are applicable to my audience’s specific business. I'm looking for opportunities, so please feel free to contact me or provide your connections with my information!

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Home Phone: 412.508.9066

Background


My passion for writing started in grade school with creative writing.  I attended the Western Pennsylvania's Young Writer's Institute at the University of Pittsburgh the summer before 6th grade.  It was then that I realized writing was my life.

I attended Washington & Jefferson College where I double majored in English and Psychology with hopes of landing a job in Public Relations after graduation.  I interned in the Office of External Relations at the college where I wrote press releases, magazine articles, interviewed faculty, and created media lists.

When I graduated, however, no opportunities in PR existed, so I accepted a position in disability case management.  In this position I managed short-term disability and worker's compensation claims.  I worked with doctors, HR departments, and claimants to see if individuals were eligible for benefits.  After two years, I accepted a position at BNY Mellon as a Leave Specialist in the Human Resources benefits department.  I managed all leaves of absences for the corporation.  I counseled employees, managers, and HR Business Partners about corporate policies and procedures.  I re-wrote all employee correspondences, and I reviewed and approved or denied FMLA requests. 

 It was during this time I realized I loved writing not only creatively, but professionally as well.  I applied and was accepted to Chatham University where I recently graduated with my Master's degree in Professional Writing and Rhetoric.

 After 6 years with BNY Mellon, they outsourced our department and I was laid off.  I've taken this opportunity to shift my career focus to my passion in life:  writing. 

 I started Rhetorically Urs Professional Writing Services, a freelance writing company servicing businesses, individuals, and organizations.  I assist them in creating clear, concise documents such as resumes, press releases, brochures, articles, newsletters, white papers, and other information delivery documents. 

 In this capacity, I also have the fortune of pursuing my simultaneous passion for creative writing as well.  I submit many works for publication, contests, and I also participate in a few writer's circles.

 Overall, I'm just a writer, looking to make a difference in this world through words.  I edit, book speaking engagements, and would love to teach and lead writing workshops. I believe there is nothing more powerful and influential than the written word.

Achievements

First place, Market Street Arts Horizons Competition in the adult, non-fiction category

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