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Zachariah M

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Last Login 6/29/2015
Location Newberg, OR
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Zach's ear for economy of language and eye for quality came when he began writing and publishing poetry in college. Later, while producing content for the fine wine and fine dining industries, Zach drew on 5+ years of working in restaurants and wineries around Oregon for inspiration and understanding of style and tone. As a freelance writer, Zach has blogged to boost traffic and drive click-through, and has developed direct marketing campaigns that brought customers through the doors. Through all of these diverse experiences he's delivered work to his clients that has embodied clarity, economy, and quality.
Zach specializes in producing consistently high-quality, engaging content on a calender schedule. He writes blog posts, landing pages, and product description with incredible efficiency and attention to detail.
Zach's interests always come back to an appreciation for simplicity and quality. A love of beautiful language led him to George Fox University to study writing and literature. He began reading, writing, and publishing poetry soon thereafter, and maintains an active literary life.
His love of cooking goes back to when, as a four year old, he demanded his grandma find him a stool so he could help cut bananas for the fruit salad. Having been around his family kitchen his whole life, it was only natural he would enter professional kitchens at age 16. Since then he has broadened his palate by studying wine, spirits, and beer. His first batch of home brew was ready in February!
George Fox University Writing and Literature, Bacherlor of Arts

Zach focused on writing poetry while studying at George Fox, but also took advantage of the liberal arts programs offered, taking drawing, Spanish language, and film classes.

Association Memberships
Sigma Tau Delta - The International English Honors Society Jan 2010
Zach was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta during the Spring term of his sophomore year at George Fox University.

Projects by Industry
Consumer Goods

Zach has experience writing press releases, product description, and blog posts in the fine wine industry. Experience writing poetry proved important for writing wine "tasting notes," while three years writing for his college newspaper shaped his writing of press releases. Wine's lack of concrete qualifiers makes it notoriously difficult to write about, but Zach conquered this obstacle by writing concise, informative, and interesting prose.


Provided news outlets like Eater PDX and Portland Monthly Magazine with crucial information about the opening of a restaurant's new dining room addition. Zach also helped to create a direct marketing postcard to be distributed around local wineries which brought traffic through the doors of the restaurant.


Drove web traffic and click-through by writing informative blog posts for The Retreat at Lancaster County, a drug and alcohol rehab center in Pennsylvania.


Zach's four years working in Event Service taught him the basics of hospitality and customer service. His empathy for customers gives him the ability to write what customers want and need to hear.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Starting his first blog in 12th grade, Zach has started four blogs spanning topics from social justice to food. It was no surprise that writing blog posts professionally would eventually become part of his career. Zach specializes in posts from 250-600 words.

Press Release

Adapting from his experience in news reporting, Zach writes clear, informative, professional press release. Using the skills he learned as a reporter for his college newspaper, Zach understands the correct prioritization and distribution of information for the most impacting results.

Web Page

Zach's tonal adaptability makes his writing perfect for many web page content writing applications. From conversational, to authoritative, Zach's writing can fit seamlessly into a broad set of specifications.

Projects by Writing Style

Easy to read and appealing to customers, Zach's use of conversational tone has proven successful for clients in the past. This tone has proven especially helpful in his work with small businesses.


Writing for his college newspaper, The Crescent, Zach produced some of the most memorable satire to be printed during that era of the newspaper. The piece below was even quoted by the guest commencement speaker during that year's commencement ceremony.


From August 2009 to December 2011, Zach wrote in the capacity of student reporter for The Crescent, his university's student newspaper. One of Zach's first pieces written was later republished by The Newberg Graphic, a local newspaper. Zach went on to publish pieces in The Crescent in a range of lengths and styles, including sports pieces, staff features, and community interest pieces.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Small companies offered Zach his first opportunities as he started his freelancing career. Press releases, website copy, blog posts, and product description made up the majority of his work.


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