Jake's specialties include literary reviews, science, and the arts. With a background in philosophy and science, he is no stranger to learning new, potentially difficult concepts and explaining them to others. He is particularly adept at making the complicated simple, thus making him an excellent choice for clients who seek to address the latest advances in science and technology while remaining accessible to the average reader.
Jake is interested in literature, philosophy, music, and food. A veteran of the Southern California music scene, Jake is uniquely attuned to the state of the music and arts industries. While still a student, Jake worked for a fish processing factory, a renowned coffee shop, and a high-volume breakfast joint. Because of these experiences, Jake has developed an interest in the food and beverage industry.
St. John's College is a highly-rigorous Liberal Arts school. Students at St. John's take a four year all-required curriculum consisting of the greatest works of the Western intellectual tradition, from Greek philosophy to 20th century genetics. This is a highly demanding program of study that requires students to express their thoughts clearly, both in classroom discussions and essays.
Jake wrote several music history articles for the University of the Pacific Odyssey. He focused primarily on 20th century American blues artists like Robert Johnson and Charley Patton. Readers enjoyed his content for both its depth and its humor. It was during his time writing for Odyssey that Jake honed his skills as a researcher.
Jake has written on the film industry for a web-based client. This was a brief article describing the life and influences of a well-know Hollywood director, commissioned by his PR team. In order to write this article, Jake had to research the director extensively. He then arranged his research in a novel, accessible way.
Jake wrote a landing page for a popular Chinese restaurant in Oregon. He researched their history and menu in order to produce a landing page that would interest and attract potential customers. The content was positive, detailed, and engaging.
Jake wrote a recap of an interview with the CEO of a popular lifestyle brand. He noted the most important parts of the interview and arranged them into a cohesive whole. This required an understanding of marketing terms and strategies.
He has written seven articles for various web-based clients.