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Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Senior Copywriter

Develop, write and edit press releases, B2B and B2C direct mail and email, a 12-page monthly newsletter (circulation 5,500), the company's social media vehicles (blog, Facebook & Twitter), travel tips, marketing collateral, membership materials, Web copy, letters, advertising and presentations. Oversee quality review of industry, customer and media-ready materials. Participate in strategic planning for company programs and supplier communications.

May 2005Present

Freelance - Articles, Humor, Marketing, Web Services

Independent Agent Magazine: May 2003 to present, monthly - humor

Leaders Edge magazine: September 2004 to present, monthly - humor

Egan, Berger & Weiner: August 2011, marketing consultant

Nathan & Associates: March 2011, email marketing campaign for Bank of America & Spirit Airlines

Design Siren: February 2010 to present, Web, marketing and PR services

Sayre Consulting: February - June 2010, Web and PR services for Senatorial campaign

Digital Education Group: November 2009 - January 2011, PR services, social networking, Web copy

VegNews Magazine: October 2006 - December 2008, various articles

Critical Exposure: August 2009, PR services

The Silken Thread: April 2009, Web site enhancements

Meadow Rock Media: March 2009 to May 2010, various articles for social media site

National Business Travel Association: October 2008, conference promotions

ComScore, Inc.: September 2007, consumer mailer

May 2005Dec 2007

Copywriter

American Society of Travel Agents

Wrote and edited destination articles, Web copy, travel tips, emails, ads, letters, brochures, press releases and speeches for association representing 20,000 travel agents. Collaborated with editors and directors to communicate association’s message. Created visual and thematic concepts for ads.  

May 2003May 2005

Marketing Coordinator

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Wrote for monthly magazine with 48,000 circulation. Created visual concepts and copy for trade ads. Wrote and edited newsletters and press releases. Coordinated media outreach for new consumer brand.

May 2001May 2003

Membership Coordinator

American Inns of Court Foundation

Wrote articles for bi-monthly publication. Maintained membership database. Communicated with Inn officers and judges. Managed program library.

Education

Sep 1991May 1996

Bachelor of Arts

Western Kentucky University

Frequently on the President’s List. Received the John B. and Browning Young Scholarship and Western Kentucky Foundation Scholarship. 

My Portfolio

Welcome

Thankyou for visiting my virtual resume. While I may not take myself very seriously, I am a true professional when it comes to my work. Check out a few samples of my genius below!

What Colleagues Say About Me

Here is a sample of comments from my yearly performance evaluations and blind peer reviews: “Jonathan is a corporate treasure.”

“He is—as I have come to expect, appreciate and rely on—always prepared and on time with all of his many projects, even when the list is daunting.”

“The amount that he can produce is quite amazing. He does a lot more than I think most people realize. We are extremely fortunate that he is so good at extrapolating the small fragments of ideas that he is given into paragraphs of meaningful copy.”

“He is always very willing to help wherever needed. He is able to be extremely creative even when most would be suffering burnout.”

“Jonathan rises to whatever challenge we put in front of him. He is one of the most organized people I know.” “I appreciate the level of creativity and expertise he brings to the department—I always know things are working on time with Jonathan.” “I have been very impressed by Jonathan’s level of creativity, which is sometimes seemingly boundless.”

“Jonathan is very knowledgeable about the company’s vision and goals and finds a way to incorporate those in everything he writes.”

“Jonathan has a great sense of humor and makes working on tedious projects a little more fun. He’s also always been very forthcoming with ideas and has no problem stepping outside of his comfort zone.”

“He has doubled his workload from the previous year and managed to maintain if not surpass the quality of all projects.”

“He will make time and work around his various deadlines to help a colleague in need.”

“Jonathan is a very talented individual. You can count on him to get the job done.”

What I Like

I dig Australians, trappist monks, tofu, preparing my daughter to rule the world, excellently-worded books, pure-bredded mutts, globetrotting, occasional peace and quiet and juggling life and objects.

Why I'm So Darn Good

Every word has a job to do. Every message has the perfect audience. Every vehicle has a unique way of reaching that audience. No matter what the project is, it comes down to using the right words in the right way to reach the right people and make them do the right thing. That's what I do best.

My qualifications:

  • I have a broad understanding of copywriting, marketing, public relations and communications
  • I write persuasively for diverse audiences
  • I can seamlessly shift from writing informative news releases to marketing copy to member-based communications
  • I am a passionate wordsmith always in search of the perfect word
  • I am extremely detail-oriented with strong project and time-management skills 
  • I thrive in the collaborative process, working well with diverse colleagues
  • I stay current on the latest marketing strategies and tactics, including social media
  • I have solid judgment and can be counted on to enhance the company's image
  • I work well under deadlines and in high-pressure situations
  • I am a prolific brainstormer
  • I am well-liked by co-workers, especially those who appreciate a good laugh