Why hire a writer?
We all learn to write in school, so why hire a writer? Because good writing starts with a good strategy. And the ability to craft a good strategy comes with experience.
Ok, but why should i hire you?
Because I’m awesome. And very humble. And I think I’m pretty great to work with, at least I try to be. I’m a perfectionist who likes to hear “great job,” which fortunately requires that I do a “great job.” I also really enjoy developing meaningful connections with people—my goal is for my relationships with my clients to be true partnerships. We’re both trying to make your goals a reality, so we should not only enjoy the final success—but enjoy the journey along the way!
HistorY of my awesomeness
I graduated 13th in my class of 300-some in high school. I wish I could tell you I was at the “top of my class,” but that honor goes to a guy who used “There’s no gift like the present” as his foundational quote in his Valedictorian speech (only slight shade—you should see my yearbook quote). I then went to Emerson College and graduated with honors with a Writing, Literature, and Publishing degree.
I also had a secondary concentration in Media Studies. This meant I took an Acting for Film class, made my own website, and took production and theory courses (Camp & Cult Cinema!). I had a teacher tell me I “have a great eye” after I submitted this assignment. That comment may seem innocuous, but it reverberates in my head anytime I slightly edit this website or take a photo.
Anyway…I graduated in 2009, in the heart of the great recession. I was immediately humbled by the realness of the world. I did freelance copywriting and some awesome internships (at the now defunct Philadelphia City Paper and ever-growing United By Blue). I got my first fulltime position at GuestCounts hospitality where I learned a lot about digital marketing (social media, building websites, concepting campaigns), but I really wanted to work at an ad agency. So after putting some fake ads together, and going to a portfolio review night, I ended up connecting with a creative director who gave me my first official copywriting job at Razorfish Health in 2013.
This has left me with experience in these categories:
Creative writing (short-fiction and film scripts)
Arts & entertainment
Health and wellness (including some Pharma!)
I’ve had a lot of practice tackling a variety of challenges in a variety of markets, so use my experience to your advantage. Together we can create something that reflects the core values of your brand and enhances your business.