RF Hartzell

Copywriter, Web Merchandiser, Direct Marketer, Copy Editor, Proofreader

Clear, persuasive, economical copy about difficult subjects—
from touch screen wireless routers to immunology monographs to legal references
to foreign language learning software.

It's all about:

    Listening to the client

    Translating her ideas and preferences into
    relevant, bite-sized morsels of prose—usually broken out
    with bullets, one-sentence paragraphs, and abundant subheads

    Targeting benefits over features

    Crafting a compelling call to action
    to convert prospects into customers or leads, and

    Finishing on time and within budget

Got a project? Let's talk. My rates are flexible and I'm
happy to work per job or per hour.

Email me at:

Richard at RFHartzell dot com
(please substitute @ for at and .com for dot com)

United States of America


Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese (dobbsandbishop.com)

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Barnes & Noble.com

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Responsibilities: selecting promotions, writing all copy, arranging needed art, refreshing and maintaining left nav

Barnes & Noble.com

Rosetta Stone Boutique

Responsibilities: creating and maintaining boutique, writing all copy, arranging needed art, refreshing all titles/prices for monthly promotions

Google Search Engine Marketing


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Responsibilities: using Google AdWords to research keywords, write ads, budget spend


LexisNexis Law Firm Marketing Solutions Blog

HubSpot Salutes Lawyers.com for Facebook Creativity

Responsibilities: all copy



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Responsibilities: writing all copy


Securifi's Almond Touch Screen Wireless Router

Promotional Video

Responsibilities: writing script; shooting, voicing, and editing video

Space Advertising

Business Week

Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools

Responsibilities: writing all copy; approving design

Editorial Writing

The History of R.R. Bowker

A Perspective on Publishing

Responsibilities: researching and writing all content