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Chicago, IL
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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.

Highlights

Last Login
7/15/16
Samples
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Bull G's Web Development Industry Experience

3 Projects Completed

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.

Industry Projects

  • Humor50+
  • Publishing4
  • Web Development3

Summary of Industry Experience

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.

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.

Product Projects

  • Advertisement10+

Summary of Product Experience

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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.

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