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Collin B
Writer #30464
Denver, CO
Joined 3/12/2019
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After 8 years with The Home Depot, navigating through the aisles of the Big Orange Box from temporary cashier to assistant store manager, Collin B finally cut the tape. They say that retail is soul-crushing. And at times they're right. The missed weekend excursions to Utah or Montana or to float the Rio Grande, Thanksgiving dinners usurped by the Blackest of Fridays, College Gameday presented by The Home Depot taunting him before his shifts scheduled to start precisely at the same time as Michigan football kicked off. And of course there were some unpleasant customers along the way. What they don't say though, the sayers of these things, is that you'll learn that you're not shy after all, and that you're a natural leader, and that anyone and everyone-even the cashier at The Home Depot-is on the cusp of making or breaking someone else's happiness at any given moment. Retail taught Collin mountains about himself and about the intricacies of human interaction that will stay with him in all that he does.
So, he didn't quit The Home Depot because it was retail. He moved on from The Home Depot because he has an intense need to help, to inspire, to teach, and to communicate with others-but particularly to do so through written word. He moved on because selling his time to The Home Depot was not his calling. Instead, he's chosen to sell his mind by way of copy writing, web content writing, article and blog writing, as well as editing and proofreading.
Press Release
Non Profit
Blog Post
Legal
Web Page
Article
Appliance

Specialties

Article writing--Blog Writing--Press Releases--Web Content

Interests

Retail--Home Improvement--Lifestyle--Mindfulness--Sports--Food--Politics--Spirituality

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Collin began attending the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. When he entered school he was unsure about what he wanted for his future. But, he was good at math and he had an awesome A.P. Chemistry teacher at the time who made chemistry his favorite school subject. So, he thought that chemical engineering was the best fit for a major. As it turned out, Collin wasn't all that interested in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. He was spending his free time reading Hegel and Plato instead of studying differential equations. So, he made the unconventional switch and pursued his B.A. in Philosophy. As a philosophy major he developed the prose and research skills necessary to produce persuasive, engaging writing. He earned his B.A. in May of 2013 and still relies on the skills he gained in writing papers like, 'Infinity, the Key to Anselm's Ontological Argument.'

Appliance

8 Projects Completed

Collin has produced in-depth product reviews and comparisons of appliances that are well-researched and informative. As a former manager of a big-box home improvement retailer he has the product knowledge to be an authority in the industry and leverages the experiences he's had with customers to give readers the information they need.

Legal

2 Projects Completed

Collin has worked within the legal industry to produce website content. He collaborates closely with clients to ensure that the content that he produces aligns with his client's missions and matches their personalities.

Non Profit

1 Projects Completed

Collin has produced informative and engaging press releases that have proven to succeed in garnering media attention for his clients.

Blog Post

15 Projects Completed

Collin has maintained his own blog for nearly a decade and regularly contributes blog posts to Medium.

Article

6 Projects Completed

Collin produces articles that range widely in topics from iPhone apps to meditation to self-help. He writes articles with a focus on SEO and his writing style is thoroughly engaging.

Web Page

5 Projects Completed

Collin worked with a local law firm to produce content for their website that appealed to potential clients while delivering their mission statement.

Press Release

1 Projects Completed

Collin produces informative and engaging press releases that have proven to succeed in garnering media attention for his clients.

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