Gary Y
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Joined 11/22/2016
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Gary Y is a copywriter with extensive experience creating blog posts,articles, emails, website copy, brochures, letters, operations manuals and much more. He has produced copy for consumers, employers, brokers and doctors.

Gary's background includes working in Marketing Communications and Provider Communications at a major health insurer. At Health Net, Gary worked in the Proposals Department as a writer and database manager for the RFP Unit. Also, he was an editor and proofreader in Health Net's Marketing Communications department.

For four years, Gary worked at National Insurance Law Service (NILS) Publishing. He attended meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and wrote newsletter articles about various model legislation and regulations. Gary edited manuscripts and managed production of various publications, including loose-leaf books, newsletters and a glossary.
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Blog posts, health care, health insurance, insurance, technology, gadgets, digital photography, computers and social media


Blogging, technology, gadgets, photography, hiking, health and the outdoors


California State University Northridge

Graduated with a BA in Journalism.

Staff reporter for the Daily Sundial, the student newspaper

Internship as a reporter at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle, a daily newspaper. Other internships included working as a copywriter at two ad agencies and a real estate firm.


1,006 Projects Completed

Gary has worked in the health insurance industry since 1992 when he started working at Health Net in the Marketing Communications Department as an editor and proofreader. His other jobs at Health Net include contract analyst, proposal writer and database manager for the Proposals Unit.

In 1999, Gary started working at a large health insurer in Provider Communications where he produced operations manuals for doctors, quarterly newsletters and other communication materials. In 2004, he began working as a copywriter in the Marketing Communications department. He wrote copy for members, employers, brokers, and providers. This included brochures, fliers, letters, emails, website copy, executive summaries for proposals and more.


523 Projects Completed

Gary has written copy for many fliers, letters and brochures that explain various health conditions and programs to manage these conditions.


314 Projects Completed

Gary's career in journalism included working at The Tolucan, a weekly community newspaper in the Los Angeles area. He wrote numerous news and feature articles on events and local personalities. Gary had the pleasure of editing a weekly column by Mr. Blackwell, a fashion designer who was best known for his worst-dressed list.


300 Projects Completed

As a copywriter for two health insurance companies, Gary has created copy for many brochures on a wide range of topics, including benefits, programs, services, provider networks and more.

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200 Projects Completed

Gary has written email copy for a wide range of topics and styles during his writing career. Audiences include consumers, employers, brokers and doctors.

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