John Collins


Exceptional content developer and writer for websites, magazines and marketing collateral. Managing editor of two magazines with duties including copy editing, proofreading, overseeing editorial calendar, acquiring artwork, working closely with designers on layout, and coordinating distribution. Experienced publications designer using Adobe CreativeSuite.

Writer of hundreds of articles and stories for national, regional and local media.

Excellent interpersonal skills developed from years of working with colleagues/clients at all levels with differing goals and agendas. Experienced managing concurrent projects with multiple deadlines.


Magazine Association of Georgia Gamma Award, “Best Feature Writing for a Consumer Magazine” 

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Senior Writer/Editor

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Managing editor of quarterly magazine with circulation of 50,000 -- write stories; ghostwrite columns for president and senior execs; copy edit and proofread entire magazine; oversee editorial calendar; assign stories; perform research and interviews; coordinate distribution
  • Write, edit and proofread copy for blogs, videos and event scripts
  • Produce videos including writing scripts, acquiring art and selecting footage
  • Work closely with president to accurately capture voice as ghostwriter of blog
2006 - 2009


Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Created site map as part of redesign of 
  • Produced website with SharePoint content management system
  • Shot, edited and posted photos and videos for online use
  • Performed QC to resolve formatting issues and verify functionality
  • Developed, maintained editorial calendars in monthly, quarterly and annual formats
  • Wrote copy for collateral including promo posters, fact sheets, postcards, brochures
2004 - 2006

Publications Manager

Crealdé School of Art
  • Copywriter and editor for newsletter, website and advertisements targeted to consumers
  • Designed and laid out publications including annual report, bi-monthly newsletter, 3X annual program guide, artist catalogs, gallery invitations; coordinated production and delivery with printers 
  • Managed content on
2002 - 2003

Writer and Editor

  • Writer of press materials for P.R. firm Planned Television Arts and Workman Publishing, including media releases, 1-page book summaries, author interviews and author bios
  • Writer of features, profiles, and lifestyle pieces for Georgia Trend, Sunshine Artist, Orlando Arts Magazine, Catalyst, Arthritis Today, UAB Magazine, Orlando Sentinel and Associated Press
2000 - 2001

Writer/Editor (now
  • Co-produced Finance & Insurance channel including content conception, research, writing, editing, proofreading, and assigning projects to freelance writers and photographers
  • Staff writer for topics including lawn & garden, home improvement and insurance
1996 - 1999

Managing Editor

CrafTrends Magazine
  • Wrote feature stories and departments for monthly national trade magazine
  • Edited and proofread all copy for magazine, bi-weekly newsletter and website
  • Assigned stories to freelance writers



Professional Development
  • “What Teens Want” Marketing Conference, New York City, 2007
  • “Web Content 2008” Web Trends Conference, Chicago, 2008
  • “Writing for the Web” Workshop, New York City, 2008




Office, PhotoShop, InDesign, SharePoint CMS