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Jonathan R
Writer #33745
Portland, OR
NEW 9/18/2019
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After graduating from college with a B.A. in Literature, I wrote abstracts for H. W. Wilson Company, specializing in science and technology. My writing had to be fast and accurate to keep up with the daily quotas. Eventually, I moved from that job to take a position as assistant editor for the magazine, CD-ROM Professional. CD-ROMs were a big deal back then. Again, I pushed hard to make deadlines set by our editorial calendar.

Over the years, I've gained experience with many technologies:
-- Supervising the creation of digital special effects at Rhythm and Hues, I spearheaded the development of some pipeline tools to facilitate communication with our remote locations. (Fun fact, I also supervised work on two Academy Award-winning movies: The Golden Compass and Life of Pi.)

-- I managed hardware development projects and the creation of project management software tools for Belkin International.

-- My wife and I also started a mobile app company with her grad school roommate, creating mobile apps for children. They were very cute, and we even won a few awards for them.

What does this mean to you? It means I have a wealth of experience to draw on while creating your content.
Technology
Blog Post
Press Release
Green Products
Script/Video
Software

Specialties

Software development, project management, alternative energy

Interests

Green energy, technology, science fiction (reading and writing), running, linguistics, and raising two kids.

Education

California State University, Fullerton

Jonathan graduated from Cal. State, Fullerton in 1991 with a degree in English Literature. While there, he was selected from among 50 applicants to join the editorial board for the school's poetry journal.

San Jose State University

Jonathan's curiosity drives him to continually learn more. That's why in 2018, he took two graduate-level courses in information technology: Big Data and Data Mining.

He received 'A's in both classes.

Software

35 Projects Completed

Gleened from years in high tech industries, Jonathan uses his knowledge of software development and project management to create blog posts, case studies, and other content for software and web development companies.

Green Products

20 Projects Completed

Jonathan has a deep personal interest in green energy since learning about the dangers of global warming while in college. Now, he writes product reviews for solar modules and inverters, as well as articles on the technologies available for off-grid living.

Technology

10 Projects Completed

Jonathan has worked in and around technology for decades. His keen interest and curiosity urge him to simplify complex ideas so others might share his passion.

Blog Post

100 Projects Completed

Hiring a freelancer is stressful. You may be worried about picking the "right" person - what if I get shoddy work? Late??

Jonathan prides himself on delivering quality content on time, every time.

He understands writing. However, he also has a lot of experience in the business world, too. He's created digital effects for dozens of films, including supervising work on two Academy Award-winning movies. He's managed projects for a multi-national consumer electronics giant. And recently, he managed projects for tech companies and startups.

His deep experience with tech allows him to create content that speaks to a broad spectrum of readers.

Press Release

15 Projects Completed

You have a new product or service, and you need to get the word out.

To do that, you'll not only need journalists, bloggers, and influencers to notice your press release. You'll need them to want to write about you, too. Your press release must be newsworthy; it needs to tell a story that captures people's attention.

And, if it's written in the journalistic style of a news story, journalists and bloggers will have less work to format the press release into a story they can share. That increases the likelihood they'll want to pick it up.

I will craft a compelling story about your product or service, written as a news article.

Script/Video

3 Projects Completed

It’s an old problem. You have something new and great going on, but you’re having a hard time getting anyone to notice. Often, things that are new or complicated get passed over for the simple reason that no one understands what it is or how it can help them.

Writing video scripts is an art. Visual language drives the imagery used in the video, helping viewers understand difficult concepts in the shortest amount of time.

Jonathan writes scripts using clear, visual language. Your graphic designer and voice talent will find it easy to animate and read his scripts. And your viewers will quickly understand the benefits of your great new thing.

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