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Completed Orders 667
Revisions/Order 0.12
Repeat Clients 49%
Last Login 8/31/2016
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Education College Diploma
Status Available
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Blog Post4
Press Release4
Web Page3
Auto2
Marketing2
Article1
Copywriting1
Construction1
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Experience
Summary of Experience
John is a professional writer with more than a decade of experience in electronic and print media. He worked as a sports reporter and editor at two major daily newspapers in Utah. He also wrote for a national soccer website for two years and is currently a freelance sports reporter with a major national wire service and a sports reporter with a national website. John also writes business and feature articles for multiple magazines. He possesses a creative mind and an understanding of how to communicate with diverse audiences. Under strict deadlines, John produces engaging and informative content. He possesses strong research skills and has a proven track record for generating original story ideas and quality content.
Specialties
John writes sports and outdoor articles, business articles, news articles, feature articles, entertainment articles, blog posts, SEO content and press releases. He also dabbles in writing fiction and poetry.
Interests
He loves sports, especially football and basketball. John also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. He enjoys going to the movies and likes to play pool and miniature golf when he gets the chance.
Education
University of Utah Sep 1997 – May 2004
History, Bachelor of Arts

Member of Golden Key & Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Graduated cum laude with 3.72 GPA.


Projects by Industry
Sports

John has worked as a sports reporter since 2004. He wrote for two major daily newspapers in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, over a seven year period. He also spent two years as a beat writer for MLSSoccer.com, a national soccer website. He is currently a freelance reporter for the Associated Press and Max Preps. John has contributed sports articles to multiple websites and publications nationwide. He has covered all major sports including the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.

Pets

John has written articles on pets for multiple websites, including Yahoo, eHow and Paw Nation. His pet articles have focused on cats, dogs and exotic pets. John has covered a whole range of issues related to pet ownership and pet care. These topics include pet health, grooming and dietary habits. His family owned cats, dogs and rabbits in his childhood, so John also has real life experience as a pet owner.

Outdoor/Recreation

John wrote articles for an outdoor recreation guide published by Salt Lake City Weekly over a two year period. He also wrote several outdoors articles for the Deseret News while working as a reporter at that newspaper over a 3 ½ year period. His articles featured a multitude of outdoor activities including: rock climbing, yachting, running, cycling and triathlons. He has covered the Tour of Utah cycling race for the Associated Press since 2011. John's articles received widespread recognition and distribution online and in print.

Finance

John wrote weekly blog posts for finance companies for a years. His blog posts covered topics ranging from factoring to what to look for in a non-profit accountant. He has previously worked at a credit union and in the major gifts division of a university fundraising department.

Entertainment

John contributes feature articles on movies, TV shows and celebrities each month to Screen Junkies, a notable pop culture website.

Politics

John wrote political commentaries on current news for Yahoo! News over a two year period. His commentaries touched on the 2012 Presidential election and world political matters in nations like Mexico, Russia, Mali, Syria and Egypt.

Staffing

John spent a year writing blog posts for several staffing companies on the east coast. His blog posts covered topics ranging from new employee training tips to reasons for considering overqualified candidates for open job positions.

Business

John has written feature articles and profiles for Utah Business Magazine since 2011. John is a regular contributing writer to the magazine and his articles cover a wide range of business topics affecting business community in Utah. He has written about everything from succession planning to employment trends for law school graduates.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

John has written hundreds of articles using SEO principles. He has a knack for weaving keywords seamlessly into every article and he always creates fresh and original SEO content.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

John has written thousands of articles for countless newspapers and websites. His articles have covered topics ranging from business to sports. He has written for the Associated Press, ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News, Utah Business Magazine, Max Preps, Community Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly and the Deseret News.

Blog Post

John contributes paid blog entries through SEO sites and for private clients. Blog topics he has covered include writing, autos, outdoors, dating, education, entertainment, finance, business, staffing, history, religion, politics, pets and sports.

Copywriting

John has written content for SEO firms, blogs and assorted private clients since 2010. He is experienced in organically grafting key words into fresh content that engages and informs the target audience. John can optimize articles and blogs for SEO on a large variety of topics.

News Story

John worked as a sports reporter for two major daily newspapers, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, from 2004 to 2011. He has also been a freelance sports reporter for the Associated Press since 2006. He gained much experience in these roles writing quality articles for a large audience while working on strict deadlines.

Press Release

John has written press releases for a multitude of private clients since 2010. The press releases he has written have covered a wide range of storylines. He has written press releases on small businesses, real estate, sports, outdoors, entertainment, finance, travel and many other items.

Twitter Post

John creates daily and weekly social media posts for clients as a writer for Social 5, a marketing firm. His posts include tweets sports and fitness related topics.

Web Page

John has created web page content for multiple private clients. Past paid projects have included creating web page content for a job site, a dental practice and an e-commerce site.

Facebook Post

John creates daily and weekly social media posts for multiple private clients while working as a writer with Social 5, a marketing firm. His Facebook posts touch on a number of topics related to sports and fitness.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

John spent seven years writing full-time for daily newspapers. Additionally, he has contributed freelance articles to a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites nationwide. He has worked as a professional writer and editor since 2004.

Copywriter

John worked part-time for two different copy writing firms from 2010 to 2012. He has written articles covering virtually every topic under the sun.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

John has written for multiple blogs. Blog topics he has covered include: autos, business, finance, staffing, outdoors, education, entertainment, history, pets, sports and writing.

Humorous

John has written humor articles for a number of internet sites. His most frequent contributions have been to Screen Junkies, a site devoted to offering a satirical take on past and present movies and TV shows.

Journalistic

John worked as a sports reporter for two major daily newspapers, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, from 2004 to 2011. He has also been a freelance sports reporter for the Associated Press since 2006. He is well versed in AP style and his experience working with newspapers and a wire service helps him know what makes an article newsworthy.

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

John wrote sports and outdoors articles for a major daily newspaper for seven years. He worked with the Salt Lake Tribune from 2004 to 2007 and the Deseret News from 2007 to 2011. He wrote soccer articles for MLSSoccer, a national website from 2008 to 2010. He currently writes as a freelance reporter for the Associated Press, a national wire service, and MaxPreps, a national high school sports website.

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