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Last Login 11/13/2015
Location Los Angeles, CA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Brandon has been lucky enough to work with some great clients. Some highlights include helping raise a company's Facebook followers from 7 to over 2,000, editing and creating content for a fundraising campaign that successfully raised almost $300,000 and creating taglines for a large packaging company. Here is a bit more:

- 9 years as a freelance writer with a master's degree and education from UCLA
- Recipient of 2014 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship for exceptional writing skill

- Clients include:
+ international cosmetics company with 8 global offices
+ green technology Ecommerce site
+ LA-based LED manufacturing and installation company
+ lead nonprofit organization in Southern California
+ brand marketing agency who has worked with companies like Wells Fargo and American Honda
+ nationally recognized public speaker
Specialties
Brandon loves editing and proofreading in order to ensure that each project he takes on achieves its highest potential. In addition, he has a background in both academic and creative writing, so he is able to speak to a variety of audiences with ease.
Interests
In his free time, Brandon is a working poet in Los Angeles and a recipient of the 2014 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship for exceptional skill in the art of writing poetry. It is his first love.
Education
UCLA Writers' Extension Program Feb 2014 – Jun 2014
Creative Writing: Poetry,

As a part of his 2014 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship award, Brandon enrolled in several writing courses at UCLA.


Fuller Theological Seminary Sep 2009 – Jun 2012
Theology; Biblical Studies, M.A.

Brandon pursued graduate studies in theology, which provided him ample experience in academic writing and editing for publication.


Lee University Aug 2003 – Dec 2007
Theology; Biblical Studies, B.A.

Brandon's undergraduate degree is from a liberal arts university in Cleveland, TN, where he first began writing academically. Also, Brandon had his first poems published while in college.


Honors and Awards
Emerging Voices Fellowship Brandon was awarded with the 2014 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship as a result of his creative writing skill. This fellowship is aimed at providing a means for emerging writers without formal education in creative writing access to launching a professional writing career.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Brandon created both digital and print content for a lead nonprofit agency in Southern California. Projects include a capital campaign that successfully raised nearly $300,000; monthly newsletters and email communications; and social media/PR campaigns.

Spirituality

Brandon's articles have been published on various web blogs, and his background and education in theological and religious studies provides the necessary qualifications to approach various topics surrounding spirituality. Additionally, Brandon has ghostwritten numerous projects for a nationally recognized public speaker.

Fashion

Brandon has written articles and blog posts on current and upcoming trends in the fashion industry and general pop style. Additionally, he serves as lead proofreader and copy editor for a boutique brand marketing agency in Los Angeles that has worked on an upcoming line of athletic shoes.

Other

Brandon is the lead poetry reviewer at Fox Hunting, a blog for Foxing Quarterly, a print journal based in Austin, TX. Specializing in poetry, he is familiar with poetry and critical reviewing.

Green Products

Brandon has worked directly with several clients in the area of Ecommerce, manufacturing and installation of green technology. In this field, he has written product descriptions and various web copy for numerous companies.

Projects by Asset Type
Web Page

Brandon wrote copy for a lead nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that was fit for publication on their newly launched website. He also shared links to specially created and formatted documents that could be downloaded and/or viewed online.

Twitter Post

Brandon worked with an independent lapel pin, patch and custom design company in order to create engaging and compelling posts for social media. He is experienced in researching and developing unique content for his clients.

Copywriting

Brandon has worked with HCT Packaging, an international cosmetics company with eight global offices, as a proofreader, editor and copywriter. In his time with them, he created taglines for ad campaigns and edited brochure copy.

Blog Post

Brandon has written blog posts covering everything from cross-country cycling to current must-read books to religion's intersection with politics to current fashion trends. His voice is unique and conversational with a clear tone of professionalism and expertise. He is a storyteller at heart.

Newsletter Content

Brandon worked with a nonprofit organization as their direct volunteer newsletter writer. In these newsletters, he would include updates, appeals, campaigns, and more to create emails with strong open rates.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

Brandon's poetry has been featured in numerous literary journals and magazines across the United States. He is best known for Southern, narrative poems that explore life, love and death.

Copywriter

Brandon has worked with a number of companies on taglines, ad copy for web sites and brochures, product description and social media posts.

Editor

Brandon works with a brand marketing agency in Southern California, and edits content for publication online through various social media and web outlets. Quantasy's clients include Wells Fargo and American Honda.

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