Writer #10147
Clemmons, NC
5 Star Rating
51 Love Lists
137 Clients
389,000 Words
Drew's most recent work history involves giving consultations and writing. Business propositions, sales pitches, marketing material and informational articles are some types of writing he conducts for his clients. Most of these are oriented toward the construction trade, architectural field, real estate market, or small business operations that Drew has extensive experience with.
Drew draws on his experience as a contractor and owner of a woodshop. In this position, he conducted design work and management of construction projects and performed property management while maintaining the technical aspect of the small business: advertising, sales, scheduling, and maintaining client relations.
Due to the nature of self-employment, Drew has worked in a multitude of other environments over the years between his more formal contracts. Drawing on his teenage experience in the restaurant industry, he occasionally helps local restaurants when a chef is sick or on vacation. He has taken on forestry jobs building trails; including steps, railings and bridges in wilderness areas without the assistance of power tools. He helps nearby farmers with the land management tasks of removing nuisance flora and wildlife (rodent) pests, planting, road construction and drainage maintenance.

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Endorsements
10
Orders
1,432
Last Login
12/2/16
Elite Skills
5
Samples
15

Andrew M's Sports Industry Experience

668 Projects Completed

Drew has written a multitude of articles concerning sports. Often, he draws on his own experience of having participated in sports. In other instances, he understands the social aspects of watching sports as an outing with friends.

Industry Projects

  • Construction500+
  • Sports500+
  • Auto500+
  • Real Estate500+
  • Marketing500+
  • Insurance100+
  • Business100+
  • Craft100+
  • Manufacturing100+
  • Outdoor/Recreation100+
  • Medical100+
  • Fitness100+
  • Government100+
  • Politics100+
  • Agriculture100+

Summary of Industry Experience

Construction

Drew began his construction career while in college, working weekends to clean up construction sites and prep them for the following week's planned work. After college, Drew worked in construction for many different types of building crews, gaining a wide knowledge of the various phases of construction until he focused in on carpentry and opened his woodshop. After the Muse Shop: Custom Woodworking opened, Drew split his time between shop projects of building and refinishing furniture and cabinetry with going on-site to sub-contract trim, tile, decks and painting jobs. Contractors began using his knowledge to complete punch-out lists and to help whichever crew was beginning to get behind schedule. Eventually, he began being hired as a Superintendent/ Project Manager to oversee and report on all phases of a building project.
Drew's experience is mostly residential, although he has branched out to commercial jobs enough to be fluent in the difference of styles, materials and techniques used.

Sports

Drew has written a multitude of articles concerning sports. Often, he draws on his own experience of having participated in sports. In other instances, he understands the social aspects of watching sports as an outing with friends.

Auto

Drew has written hundreds of automotive articles to promote specific make and models, or particular dealerships. He has further written about vehicle engineering and mechanics for professionals in the field and in language for those who have only a layman's overview knowledge of the topic.

Real Estate

As a Contractor, Drew already worked in the Real Estate industry during the housing market crash of 2008. Using his knowledge, experience and connections in the field he switched from new building projects to maintenance of existing real estate. Further, because of his knowledge of building and sales techniques, he helped agents show and sell houses on the market while providing consultations regarding renovations that would increase the value of homes up for sale. His work directly helped real estate agents sell homes quickly for maximum profit while also managing properties as rentals during the drop in housing sale prices.

Marketing

Drew worked with Marketing and Advertising as a Sales Representative for both the Swift Holdings and the Evans franchises of Andy-On-Call. As the first representation of the company to meet with potential clients, Drew helped brand the service with additional advertising material and demonstrating a level of professionalism atypical of the construction field. He portrayed the company in a positive light by working with the customer throughout the project. His final impact was to check in with the customer after the contract was finished to maintain customer satisfaction and assure repeat business.

Insurance

As both a contractor and property manager Drew has worked with insurance companies as an employee, a customer and a go-between. As such, Drew is familiar with insurance practices and the reasons behind them, as well as common customer complaints and how to avoid them.

Business

As a small business owner, Drew has a multi faceted business management knowledge and experience. Creating a proposal, drawing out a contract and describing services to be performed are aspects of this knowledge, as is the explanation of what services have been successfully conducted in the past. An understanding of sales and marketing is crucial to Drew's company and the ability to schedule the logistics of daily operations assures the continued financial well being of the company.

Craft

Drew's main craft is woodworking. His shop is based on that idea but also includes spaces for metal work, plastics, tile, stone. and painting/ finishing. Craftwork is a particular method Drew enjoys as an aspect of creating art be it visual or structural in nature.

Manufacturing

Drew worked in manufacturing to save money and pay his way through college. That experience was essential to his career success as a woodshop owner. He has written numerous articles and provided consultations to the manufacturing industry.

Outdoor/Recreation

Drew has long been an avid outdoorsman. As a child, his father owned a camping store and they spent weekends and vacations hiking, fishing and camping. Drew graduated from the Outward Bound School in Boone, NC the summer after his High School Junior year at 16 years old. He has since participated in professional forestry projects restoring native flora and wildlife, road and trail building, and carpentry without the use of power tools. These jobs include camping for the duration of the project.

Medical

Drew has written hundreds of articles for the medical field. Some of these articles were written from a professional viewpoint for an audience of professionals, others were written for the layman to develop an understanding of specific medical conditions or procedures.

Fitness

Drew's fitness routine began at the age of 7 with youth soccer. He continued soccer through college. Drew also ran cross-country in high school, played tennis and ran track (one and two mile races) in the spring, was on the wrestling team during the winter and the swim team during the summer. As an adult he became involved with MMA, kickboxing and amateur boxing tournaments. He still participates in formal 5-10K runs, cycling and his personal favorite, triathlon.

Government

Drew's first experience with writing professionally was the student government beat in college. He wrote for the student newspaper as well as interest articles for the local city newspaper about how government functions and why certain neighborhood rules apply.

Politics

Drew's first job as a writer was covering the student government beat for both the student and local newspapers. After college he has continued to write both op-ed pieces and press releases for candidates in local elections.

Agriculture

Drew grew up in a farming environment and understands agriculture intuitively. Whether you need an article about industrial agriculture or simple gardening tips, Drew has a thorough knowledge of the topic and can write to your needs.

Product Projects

  • Article500+

Summary of Product Experience

Article

Drew is a writer with professional journalism in his background. His broad range of experiences allow him to write articles on a wide variety of topics.

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