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Last Login 9/25/2016
Location Mishawaka, Indiana
Education Masters Degree
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Chad D. is an accomplished writer, editor, and researcher with an exceptional eye for detail who excels in all aspects of language arts from copywriting to journalism to literary and critical theory. As a graduate of Portland State's masters program in English Literature with a long career history in media and communications, Chad has developed the knowledge and skills necessary to tailor specific messages for a wide range of print and online audiences. Creative services provided include journalistic and informational articles, marketing blogs, biographies, website and social media content, SEO articles, academic essays, press releases, and business correspondence. Over Chad's 15 years of experience in broadcast production and operations, he has proven his ability as a communicator in both print and electronic media; and through his scholarly endeavors in the field of English, he has honed the verbal and intellectual sophistication necessary to express difficult ideas in succinct language. His professional and academic background also demonstrates a unique ability to multitask and work effectively under high-pressure, time-sensitive conditions. In addition to supporting a successful career as a freelance writer and editor, Chad instructs college students as an Adjunct Professor of English with the University of Alaska.
Specialties
Creative services provided by Chad D. include journalistic and informational articles, marketing blogs, biographies, website and social media content, SEO articles, academic essays, press releases and business correspondence. Over Chad's 15 years of experience in broadcast production and operations, he has proven his ability as a communicator in both print and electronic media; and through his scholarly endeavors in the field of English, he has honed the verbal and intellectual sophistication necessary to express difficult ideas in succinct language.
Interests
In addition to his writing and editing business, Chad is also an educator who provides instruction to students in all aspects of English language arts. Chad is also an accomplished musician, songwriter, and storyteller who has released several albums and published numerous short stories and poems.
Education
Portland State University May 2007 – Mar 2011
English, Master of English

Completing his final portfolio thesis on humanism, humanity and human rights, Chad graduated from PSU's English masters program with a 3.9 GPA. In 2011, the University recognized Chad's achievements through its Phillip Ford Award for Outstanding Essay Writing. While at PSU, Chad also served as a teaching/research assistent responsible for:

• Aiding a tenured professor in creation and execution of an undergraduate course in American Literature.
• Conducting in-depth research into various texts, genres, and literary tropes to provide historical context and to assist in the creation of course materials.
• Helping to write and structure course elements and contingent website.


Indiana University at Bloomington Sep 1991 – May 1995
Communications/English, Bachelor of Communications

Making the Who's Who Among College Students with a 3.5 GPA, Chad gained valuable professional experience through the University's WIUS Radio. Over his four years at IU, he served as Assistant Programming, Promotion and Special Event Director at the student radio station.


Honors and Awards
Phillip Ford Award for outstanding essay writing Mar 2011


Projects by Industry
Self Help

For over a year, Chad has done extensive writing for the divorce counseling firm Divorce Detox. Covering a wide array of dating, family and spousal issues, Chad published dozens of blog articles for company promotion.

Relationships

For over a year, Chad has done extensive writing for the divorce counseling firm Divorce Detox. Covering a wide array of dating, family and spousal issues, Chad published dozens of blog articles for company promotion.

Consumer Goods

Chad has years of experience writing sales copy promoting businesses and their consumer goods in marketing materials and on company websites.

Education

With a Master's in English and a long history of classroom, one-on-one and online instruction, Chad is uniquely positioned to write educational materials and guides to higher education.

High Tech

Chad has enjoyed ongoing professional relationships with high tech companies such as SearchManipulator.com--a online reputation management company offering traditional ORM services and a variety of inexpensive software solutions.

Politics

With experience writing for academic political policy journals like Portland State University's Metroscape Magazine and online watchdog publications like Couv.com, Chad has covered Portland-area politics as both a journalist and an editorialist.

Marketing

Chad has experience delivering a full spectrum of marketing content for a wide assortment of clients and industries.

Entertainment

Chad has written numerous spec and paid pieces covering various aspects of the entertainment industry.

Music

Chad has written numerous spec and paid pieces covering various aspects of the music industry. He has also written well-received scholarly essays on music and completed numerous album and concert reviews.

Search Marketing

Over the years, Chad has done extensive work for the major online reputation management firm Reputation.com. He has also completed SEO marketing projects for a variety of smaller firms and organizations.

Medical

Over the years, Chad has written material for a wide variety of health care professionals, hospitals, medical supply companies, and medical schools.

Finance

Chad has written biographies, advice columns, and general web content for a number of financial firms and organizations.

Legal

Chad has done light work for a wide varitey of attorneys and legal firms.

Science

Over the course of his journalistic and informational endeavors, Chad has had the opportunity to write many articles on current scientific topics.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Chad has written extensively for SEO purposes. He is expert at maximizing placement of both primary and secondary search terms in articles and web content of any style or subject matter. Despite its high keyword density, Chad's SEO writing is both natural and compelling.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Chad has published numerous articles in print and via the web. Ranging in subject and tone from marketing to journalistic to purely informational, these articles have enlightened the general public and provided detailed direction and guidance within niche markets.

Blog Post

Chad has maintained long-term marketing blog work with a wide rage of companies including the divorce counseling firm Divorce Detox and the ORM business SearchManipulator.

Copywriting

Over the years, Chad has written copy and marketing content for a wide assortment of internet startups and small to mid-size businesses.

Press Release

Over his time as a freelancer, Chad has had the opportunity to craft press releases and media statements for several companies of all sizes.

News Story

Chad has served as an investigative online and print journalist for organizations such as Couv.com and Portland State University's Metroscape Magazine

Web Page

Chad has done considerable work creating content for professional web pages. From official company site material to carefully organized social networking homepages, Chad's writing can strike the perfect tone for any business or individual.

Projects By Expertise
Creative Writer

In Chad's work, the line between commercial and creative work often becomes blurred. In addition to his inventive copywriting, web content, and essays, he has published poems and short stories in a variety of publications.

Copywriter

Chad has written sales and marketing copy for a broad range of businesses, corporations and nonprofit organizations. His material has appeared in print and is widely circulated on the web.

Research Writer

Whether doing academic research writing, producing the raw statistics and facts for infographics or conducting in-depth for journalistic pieces, Chad has had ample experience as a thorough and creative researcher.

Journalist

Chad has worked for a journalist and op ed writer for several respected print and online publications. Most recently, his articles have appeared in Portland State University's Metroscape Magazine and the online news site Couv.com.

Editor

Chad has been paid to edit promotional and marketing material for a several businesses and individuals. From web materials to published biographies to official press releases, Chad has an eye for detail and an ear for tone that can improve any written or spoken copy.

Book Ghostwriter

Chad has recently taken on ghostwriting work for an instructional book on the pros and cons of an MBA education. Working with a team of writers, Chad was responsible for a significant portion of the final project which now appears online and will soon be published in print.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

From self-help pieces to instructional or informational articles, Chad has perfected an authoritative tone that is neither too casual or too dogmatic. This style of writing is effective for a large number of commercial and creative texts.

Journalistic

Chad has worked for a journalist and op ed writer for several respected print and online publications. Most recently, his articles have appeared in Portland State University's Metroscape Magazine and the online news site Couv.com.

Promotional

Whether using overt sales language or utilizing a much more subtle, "soft" sales approach, Chad can tailor any promotional message to any audience. In addition to his commercial projects, Chad has also done written work promoting the attributes of individuals and nonprofit organizations.

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

Over the years, Chad has done extensive work for the major online reputation management firm Reputation.com. He has also served other large businesses and corporations.

Small Business

Working with an extremely wide array of small companies on projects that range from SEO blog articles to biographies and web site content, Chad loves helping small companies grow.

Medium Business

Chad has done a considerable amount of work for midsize companies of all types. He has enjoyed longstanding freelance relationships with many of these businesses.

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