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Adam P

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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 5
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Repeat Clients 50%
Last Login 10/18/2016
Location Raleigh, NC
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Adam has had several years of experience writing and editing in various forms, genres, and mediums. He has worked as a journalist, a technical writer, a copywriter, a fiction writer, and a book reviewer. He has experience working with a Fortune 500 company as well as small businesses and publishers. He is interested in language and using language in compelling and creative ways that appeal to specific audiences.
Adam's specialty is in product copy. He has experience selling a variety of products in various genres. He can write short copy, designed to quickly sell a product in a relatively small amount of space, and he has written blogs for companies designed to inform potential clients about new products, while also allowing the company to speak directly to the audience and to provide a sense of who the company is and what the company values.
Adam's interests are wide and varied. He is a practiced and widely published writer of short fiction and essays. As a writer and an academic, he is enthusiastic about learning and researching. He believes that most people become writers because they are too interested in too many different subjects to settle on just one. Personally, he is passionate about the outdoors, having rockclimbed all over the southeastern United States, Yosemite, and parts of Asia.
University of South Carolina Aug 2015 – Jun 2019
Composition and Rhetoric, PhD

Adam is currently studying in the PhD program in Composition and Rhetoric at USC. Here, he is researching modern and classical theories of composition/rhetoric and how digital composition is changing the way we read and write.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Aug 2008 – Jun 2010
English - Creative Writing, MA

During his graduate studies at UNC Charlotte, Adam worked to hone his creative writing skills, placing a strong emphasis in fiction and creative non-fiction. Since earning his degree, his work has been published in nationally recognized literary journals such as Appalachian Heritage, The South Carolina Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Cold Mountain Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has won the Ron Rash Award for short fiction and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction. In addition, his work has been reprinted in Surreal South ‘13: An Anthology of Short Fiction (Press 53). Currently, he mentors for PEN America’s Prison Writing Program.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Aug 2004 – Dec 2006
Technical and Professional Writing, BA

Adam completed his BA in English, concentrating on Technical and Professional Writing. The degree has given him the experience necessary to communicate in various professional contexts, and as a result of earning the BA, Adam has worked with Lowe's Home Improvement Corporate Offices (a fortune 500 company) and small businesses alike.

Honors and Awards
2014 Ron Rash Award for Fiction Jun 2013
The Ron Rash Award for Fiction is presented to one writer chosen by an esteemed judge as the best short story submitted to the annual competition. The 2014 Ron Rash Award in Fiction was chosen by Daniel Wallace, author of the best-selling novel, Big Fish. The award is named in honor of Ron Rash, a New York Times Best-Selling and award-winning author.

Association Memberships
PEN America Oct 2013
Adam mentors for PEN America's Prison Writing Program. The PEN American Center is the largest and oldest non-profit literary organization in the US. PEN America strives to fight for freedom of expression and literature all over the globe.

Projects by Industry

An award winning short story writer, Adam has worked in the publishing industry for a number of years, writing in a variety of genres including journalism and fiction writing. He remains an active member of the literary community, writing book reviews for various publishers.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Adam has written commercial blogs for a variety of companies with a particular emphasis on outdoor lighting.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Adam worked for the project, managing and editing articles for publication, ensuring that uploaded articles maintained copy standards as well as contained proper metadata.

Projects by Writing Style

Adam has published work in newspapers and literary journals. As a more creative writer, Adam can write serious journalism and opinionated essays. Working in the advertising department of a Fortune 500 company, he is practiced in selling product copy in new and inventive ways.

Projects by Company Size
Fortune 500

As a copywriter, Adam was responsible for researching, writing and editing thousands of compelling product copy published in tabloid ads across the United States and Canada. This job was a 9-month contract.


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