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Daniel Jones

Copywriter, Editor, and Communications Project Manager with experience in research, marketing communications, legal copywriting, educational materials, feature articles, content management

Portfolio

Writing samples: product brochure, investment opportunity sales sheet, legal petition, product onesheet, academic essay, feature article, product webpage

Skills

Project Management

Effectively manage multiple ongoing projects

Copy Editing

Extensive experience writing and editing

Copywriting
Copywriter for internal and external marketing communications
Organizational, written and verbal communication

Exceptional organizational skills and superior written/verbal communication skills

Software 

Familiar with a range of relevant software applications as well as various coding conventions; able to learn new applications quickly

Work experience

January 2013Present

Copywriter, Editor, and Music Educator

Independent Contractor

Freelance writer and editor. Guitar and bass guitar instructor at Harris Conservatory of Music.

May 2014April 2018

Performing Musician

The Ragbirds, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI

Touring musician for folk-rock quintet

June 2013September 2014

Legal Copywriter and Editor

North American Immigration Law Group, Ann Arbor, MI

Legal copywriter and editor for National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Ability applications focusing on the sciences

February 2012May 2012

Feature Article Copywriter

BUZZ Magazine, Plymouth, MI

Contributing Feature Writer for local magazine

Feb 2007December 2012

Copywriter and Project Manager

Contract for Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Project manager and copywriter for print and online catalog development
  • Online content manager for branded marketing support materials including e-mails, websites, internal and external communications
  • Copywriter and strategist for marketing communications including ads, brochures, sell sheets, letters, e-newsletters and other support pieces
20002006

Sr. Promotions Manager

Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Managed production of branded marketing communications materials including full-line product catalogs, sell sheets, online promotions, market niche catalogs, brochures, ads, signage, eNewsletters, custom product websites, landing pages, e-mails and more
  • Strategist and copywriter; planned, created and implemented advertising campaigns; managed in-house and freelance art directors
  • 2004 First Place Target Award from the Direct Marketing Association of Detroit (www.dmad.org) for the Thomson Gale Community eNewsletter campaign; contributed to creative work that won more than 25 other Target Awards, 1999-2006 
19952000

Editor

Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Content coordinator, project manager and editor for numerous print and electronic products
  • Under heavy deadline pressure, successfully managed team-based content creation for the Contemporary Authors product line, generating more than $20 million in annual sales
  • Improved production efficiency and quality, transforming a team of 10 editors who had done 3 editions per year into a team of 4 publishing 12 per year

Education

Sep 1990May 1995

B.A.

University of Michigan

English, minors in Psychology, Philosophy