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Charles R

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Last Login 9/12/2016
Location Wayland, Michigan (MI)
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Charles' passion lies in writing fiction, but he also has experience in writing in various other forms. He's written copy, SEO content, and list articles for a publishing company, a series of blog posts that he shared on Medium, and book reviews. He has a BA in English Writing and Classical Civilizations, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing. Charles has also worked in the food and beverage industry, customer service, and IT services.
Specialties
Pop Culture
Blog Posts
Creative Writing
Research
Publishing
SEO
Website Copy
Travel
Sports
Interests
Charles is passionate about the arts, in particular literature and film, and many other aspects of modern culture. When he has time off from working on his novel, he loves keeping up with politics, cooking, exploring nature, and reading up on his interests in music, literature, technological trends, sports, comedy, food and drink, internet culture, and social causes. He has traveled through America, Europe, and Latin America, and hopes to see as much as the world as he can.
Education
The New School Aug 2014 – May 2016
Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts

Charles concentrated on writing fiction during his undergraduate studies and is currently editing his first novel. Also, as part of a class titled Writing and Publishing Lab, he collaborated with his classmates to start a start a satirical news site, fifthavenuepress.com, for which he wrote under the pseudonym Frank Simmons, and on his own wrote a book review for Fjord's Review and a series of blog posts covering NBA players as human rather than celebrities.


DePauw University Aug 2010 – May 2014
English Writing and Classical Civilizations, Bachelor of Arts

During Charles' undergraduate studies, he honed his writing abilities as an English Writing major and learned to adapt to a wide range of subject matter in his Classical Civilizations classes, such as history, art, archaeology, Latin and literature. Alongside his academic obligations, he volunteered for the university's literary journal, The Midwestern Review.


Honors and Awards
Dean's Merit Scholarship Upon acceptance to MFA in Creative Writing program, Charles was award the scholarship based off the strength of his application.

Association Memberships
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Apr 2011
As part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's Indiana Delta, Charles held several leadership positions and participated in philanthropic activities every semester.

Projects by Industry
Publishing

As an intern at a publishing company that focused on ebooks, Charles wrote cover copy, author bios, book cover design briefs, and SEO content. He also spent time reviewing manuscripts that were being considered for publishing, researching publishing trends, and tracking down copywriter holders for the materials published in the books.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

At a publishing company, Charles wrote list articles for a site they ran that was meant to promote their company brand. The lists were not limited to novels they published since they were meant to draw attention to the company’s plan to diversify. He strove to choose the books that best fit the list’s topic and to get the most readers possible.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Charles wrote a series of blog posts that were meant to profile NBA athletes as humans, rather than the celebrity image we are given in the media. Some pieces were meant to show a sympathetic or admirable side to an athlete that's often glossed over, and others were meant to expose parts of the athlete's history that were unflattering, but deserves to be made known. This project required extensive research, and through using basic social media, his posts received hundreds of views.

Book

Charles' great passion is writing fiction, in which he has an advanced degree. He has written numerous short stories and has begun sending his best couple to journals in magazines recently. For the last year, he has focused on writing a novel, which he is currently editing and preparing to send to literary agencies.

Projects By Expertise
Copywriter

During his time as an intern at an ebook publishing company, Charles wrote copy for numerous books that was used on Amazon, ranging from academic works to horror novels. Depending on the work, he had to adapt his style depending on the subject matter. Some required a more serious, professional tone, and some required something campy that would grab the interest of a reader who was looking for an exciting story.

Projects by Writing Style
Humorous

Charles, along with a group of classmates, started a satirical news site. The idea behind the stories was to write ones that weren’t completely inconceivable, though still humorous. Charles primarily focused on covering sports and politics. While the site’s content was meant to be humorous, it often tried to shed light on serious social issues as well.

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