Resume

 

Objective: It’s simple – I’m going to continue creating great work for great publications and brands.

Areas of Expertise: Travel and Adventure, Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Art and Entertainment, Business and Entrepreneurship, Home Improvement Services, Lifestyle and Leisure, Politics and History, Personal Development, and more.

Writing and Editorial Background

  • Copywriting: Professional copywriter for 6 years. Worked with more than a dozen agencies spanning the globe, and provided my services to hundreds of wide-ranging startups, Fortune 500 companies, and professionals from virtually every field. Past and present clients include exciting brands such as VH1, Smirnoff, Porche, Cubero Cigars, XTERRA Fitness, McAfee, Lexus of London, and more. Expert at producing a comprehensive range of marketing materials, from web content to direct mailers to television commercial scripts. Played a lead role in developing several overall brand strategies. Ranked among the top 1% of freelancers on Elance.
  • Publication: Professional publication writer for 8 years. Contributed to leading outlets both print and online such as Vice, the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian, LiveStrong, Thrillist, Marijuana Venture, Global Living Magazine, BonJourParis.com, TravelMag.com, and many more. Included in National Geographic’s “Radar” of the best travel writing on the web.
  • Editing: Served as a Senior Editor for publications both print and online. Played a lead role in establishing a new local branch for a popular music publication. Background building and overseeing teams of freelance writers and photographers.

 

Work History

Freelance Writer

June 2008-Present

 

Influence & Co.

July 2013-Present

Content Writer

Ghostwrite thought leadership and content marketing articles pertaining to a wide range of subject matter for professional clients from a variety of fields. These articles are regularly accepted for publication in leading outlets such as Business Insider, the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Life Hack, Dumb Little Man, Techi, VentureBeat, Addicted 2 Success, and many more. Company named one of the Top 100 Most Promising Companies in America by Forbes.

Lincoln Digital Group

February 2014-Present

Copywriter

Create SEO blog posts and other web content for some of the largest automotive dealerships in North America. Assist with client acquisition.

 

Rudolf Prehn GmbH

September 2013-October 2016

Copywriter

Created web content, label notes, and a variety of other materials for this international wine and spirits producer. I primarily wrote about their Spanish wine brand Viña Maria.

 

China Wine and Spirits Awards

September 2013-October 2016

Copywriter

Produced a variety of marketing and web content for the CWSA, the largest wine and spirits event in Asia.

 

Shared Vision Media

June 2012-May 2016

Contract Copywriter

Developed copy for a number of international brands, mostly from the food, drink, and entertainment industries.

SimplyBusinessClass.com

October 2014-May-2016

Copywriter

Developed web content. Researched and produced regularly updated blog posts.

 

BitCadet Media

March 2013-Jun 2015

Contract Copywriter

Developed a wide range of content for clients big and small, from locally owned contracting services to highly recognizable international brands.

 

Mike Shreeve Copy Team

November 2014-February 2015

Contract Copywriter

Wrote hundreds of direct mailers, VSLs, and landing pages for clients from a wide range of industries.

 

LiveStrong.com

May 2014-November 2014

Contributor

Provided blog posts and feature articles on a range of health, fitness, and wellness topics.

 

The Southern Sun News

October 2012-February 2013

Regional Director – Granada, Spain

Launched and established the presence of a new branch for a coast-wide distributed newspaper. Secured initial advertisers and distribution points.

 

Reputation.com

July 2011-February 2013

Copywriter

Wrote thousands of SEO tailored biographies and articles for high profile professionals, political personalities, military officials, and a variety of other clients.

 

SSG Music     

April 2011-November 2012

Executive Editor – Portland, OR Branch

Selected to launch the Portland branch as the sole content producer, quickly promoted to lead in the development and coordination of a local team which grew to include eight writers and four photographers. Assigned work, edited articles, and liaised between artists, writers, promoters, and venues.  Reviewed live and recorded music, wrote news pieces, interviewed leading music industry professionals, and maintained a regularly updated website. Month after month my articles ranked among the site’s most read. Responsible for developing a system of strategically re-posting older articles in a manner that led to a dramatic boost in hits, in many cases collecting exponentially more than the original posting date. Pushed the branch to become a well-recognized and established name in the local music community.

 

MV Remix

May 2011-January 2012

Album Reviewer

 

Express Writers Online

September 2009-January 2011

Copywriter

 

Sustainable Industries Magazine

January 2009-June 2009

Writing/Editorial Intern

 

House Ink Magazine

July 2008-January 2009

Senior Writing Coordinator

 

Education

The Evergreen State College

2003-2007

Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature

 

Additional Competencies

WordPress

Various Content and Project Management Systems

Photoshop