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Last Login 9/5/2016
Location Raleigh, NC
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Frank J travels the globe writing articles, taking pictures, and having amazing adventures in Europe and the Americas. His diverse background as an internet marketer, wedding photographer, computer repair technician, wireless network installer, restaurateur, and door-to-door vacuum salesman provides a diverse skill set to inspire his writing. Over the years, he has written thousands of articles for hundreds of happy clients.

Frank J earned his Masters Degree in Political Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has written on topics ranging from network security to roofing options for single-wide trailers! He also has extensive experience writing with search engine optimization in mind. As a professional writer, he works to create content that is both engaging and informative.

Clients are regularly impressed by the quality content Frank J creates. On the rare occasion that edits are required, he is quick to deliver on client needs. Additionally, Frank J regularly receives bonuses from clients for his writing - which goes above and beyond their expectations.
Specialties
Frank J has writing specialties which include technology, security, food, travel, and photography. Additionally, he has worked on projects ranging from 50 product descriptions to 2,500 word white papers - not to mention his academic thesis!
Interests
Frank J is interested in exploring cultures, cuisines, and countries around the globe. He is an active member of multiple groups on Meet Up and Couchsurfing.org. He has first-hand experience with inter-cultural communications, digital photography, and travel writing.

He is proficient in a verity of software applications including: full MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), OpenOffice suite, LibreOffice suite, MS Works suite, Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Mac, Android, 7-Zip, Dreamweaver, Kompozer, Nvu, [R], STATA, LISREL, LaTeX, JabRef, Photoshop, Gimp, Joomla!, HTML, CSS, Google Docs, WordPress, CPanel, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, RSS reader, Ad Sense, Analytics, vtigerCRM, MediaWiki, WikkaWiki, and many others.
Education
Western Carolina University Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science, N/A

Frank J studied electrical engineering technology and computer science at Western Carolina University before returning to AB Tech and completing a two-year transfer program.


Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College Computer Programming, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Repair, Culinary Arts, Associate of Arts

Frank J studied a wide variety of topics as a student of AB Tech in Asheville, NC before finally completing a transfer program and earning a degree.


University of North Carolina at Asheville Political Science and Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Frank J studied political science and philosophy at the University of North Carolina in Asheville.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Political Science, Master of Arts

Frank J traveled to Europe and studied in Barcelona as part of his program in transatlantic political science with the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


Honors and Awards
U-LEAD Leadership Certificate May 2010
Frank J completed leadership training through U-LEAD in 2010.

Travel Grant Mar 2010
Frank J volunteered at orphanages in Montero, Bolivia thanks to travel funding received from the Mountains to the World travel grant in March of 2010.

Most Improved Sales Award Through successful implementation of the local store marketing program, Frank J lead his store to win the award for most improved sales.

Excelence in Local Store Marketing Frank J contributed to a local store marketing plan that became the model for the entire franchise.

Association Memberships
U-LEAD University Leadership Education and Development

UNCA HOLA Latino Student Organization

UNCA Philosophy Club

UNCA ACLU

UNCA Amnesty International

University of North Carolina Graduate & Professional Lationa/o Organization

Projects by Industry
Electronics

Frank J has written about consumer electronics for several blogs and other content publishing platforms. He has always been the type of person who likes taking things apart and seeing how they work. Through articles about consumer electronics, he can share his experience with a variety of products.

Finance

Frank J has written a variety of articles about personal finance for a blog based in Raleigh, NC. During this time he has also worked to improve his own credit score while sharing his successes with readers. Personal finance is a commonly confusing topic and Frank J enjoys helping readers to make better financial decisions.

Food

Travel and food, for Frank J, go hand in hand. During his travels, he has written a collection of articles about places he has dined and foods he enjoyed. Frank J feels there is something special about sharing a meal with someone, whether it's done in a restaurant or in writing.

Hardware

Writing articles about hardware comes easy to Frank J because he has worked in computer repair since 1995. He has written many, many articles about various hardware components. These appear on his own blog as well as several other websites across the web.

High Tech

Being a computer technician has Frank J working with high-tech devices regularly. As such, he often share tips and tricks through his high-tech articles. These include reviews of new operating systems, tablets, and phones. As well as suggestions on how to reuse and re-purpose old technology.

Politics

Being a political science scholar, the vast majority of Frank J's writing in the area of politics has been for academic credit. However, he has recently begun to expand his professional writing into this area as well.

Software

Frank J has written on a variety of software topics. However, he tends to focus on open source operating systems and applications. He has written extensively on topics covering Ubuntu, OpenOffice.org, Libre Office, Gimp, and many other open source programs.

Travel

As a graduate student of transatlantic political science, Frank J traveled and studied in Europe for six months. While there, he wrote a verity of articles about the places he went and the things he saw. Although a picture is worth a thousand words, often the right words can can help a reader experience a place better than any picture.

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