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Last Login 7/15/2016
Location Chicago, IL
Education Some College
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Summary of Experience
Bull is an award-winning​ humorist and popular speaker.

His most recent book, Death by Children, was a 2013 book of the year finalist for the Midwest Publishers Association, and 2013 Humor Book of the Year by the prestigious industry standard, ForeWard Reviews. Garlington’s features have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation since 1989; he won the Parenting Media Association’s Gold Award for best humor column in 2013, and the Silver Award for best humor article in 2012, and the bronze in 2010. He is co-author of the popular foodie compendium, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats.

Bull is the founder of Creative Writer PRO, a content company focused on enterprise grade business writing and creative marketing.
Specialties
humor, food,
Interests
humor, food, game theory, Adobe, gardening, literature, management, content generation, marketing,
Honors and Awards
Book of the Year, finalist Jun 2016
Death by Children was a finalist for this award.

Gold Award, best humor writing Mar 2014
The PMA is the editorial association for more than 110 publications on five continents serving millions of readers through magazines for families and parents. Their gold award is for the best humor writing in a publication with circulation of 50,000 or more.

Book of the Year Jun 2013
Bull's hilarious collection of columns, Death by Children, was awarded book of the year by Foreword Review's IndieFab department, which covers books by independent and small publishers.

Silver Mar 2013
The PMA is the editorial association for more than 110 publications on five continents serving millions of readers through magazines for families and parents. The silver award was for two columns that ran in Chicago Parent.

Finalist Mar 2012
The PMA is the editorial association for more than 110 publications on five continents serving millions of readers through magazines for families and parents. His column was nominated for an award and was a finalist.

Association Memberships
Author's Guild Mar 2016
The Authors Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. Since its beginnings over a century ago, they have served as the collective voice of American authors. Their members include novelists, historians, journalists, and poets—traditionally and independently published—as well as literary agents and representatives of writers’ estates.

Chicago Women in Publishing May 2015
Bull is a popular host and speaker for CWIP. After giving the keynote address for 2015, he was awarded a membership.

Chicago Writer's Association The Chicago Writers Association is a creative community of Chicagoland writers established in 2003 and federally registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008. They span many genres, styles and levels of experience. Their purpose is to share information, experiences, and encouragement with those for whom written expression is an integral part of life.

Projects by Industry
Web Development

Bull was the senior writer then creative director for a start-up real estate portal similar to Zillow. he wrote content, managed content, wrote copy, delivered social media content within a strategic framework, designed and delivered all graphics, a website, user experience, and sales collateral.

This project was enormous in scope, with a high budget, and an urgent deadline. Bull and his staff worked 13 hour days often six days a week, to deliver on time. We worked hand in hand with a CRM development company who was simultaneously building a custom CRM engine for the site. For the CRM, we wrote workflow logic and outbound email templates.

Humor

Bull was the humor columnist for Chicago Parent for 5 years. His monthly column (Death by Children) reprinted immediately in New York Parenting, then in other parenting magazines. Bull won three awards from the Parenting Media Association for humor. Bull's columns were collected in a book (Death by Children), IndieFab's 2013 Humor Book of the Year.

Publishing

Bull is the author of two traditionally published works, Death by Children, a parenting/humor title; and The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats, a food guide/humor title. Bull is currently in contract negotiations for two new titles, a humorous travel memoir, and a workbook for writers.

Projects by Asset Type
Advertisement

Bull's written copy for various companies but the two he really enjoyed were Rubber Chicken Lures (Stingray Tackle) and recipes for FunGuy Mushrooms. Rubber Chicken lures wanted a back story for their joke lures which were actual rubber chickens (a rubber chicken is usually a kind of deep sea lure that looks nothing like a bird). Bull wrote a story that was like Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson fishing a remote Pacific island. It was hilarious and insane and fit their style perfectly. Unfortunately, they don't use that copy.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Bull wrote for various newspapers and tabloids in Florida including the Orlando Sentinel, Florida, Orlando Weekly, and Orlando. Later, he was the humor columnist for Chicago Parent and his stories have been reprinted in more than half the parenting magazines in the US.

Projects by Writing Style
Humorous

Bull has written humorous copy for various small businesses. He was the humor columnist for Chicago Parent for 5 years, with his regular monthly column (Death by Children) reprinted immediately in New York Parenting, then in other parenting magazines. Bull won three awards from the Parenting Media Association for humor. His columns were collected in a book (Death by Children), IndieFab's 2013 Humor Book of the Year.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Bull has worked in various positions for small businesses such as ProConnect, BiznuSoft, FunGuy Mushrooms, Hope's Door, Clean Green, Men's Therapy Network, and others.

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