Ghostwriting: business, marketing, nonfiction, blogs, content marketing, SEO, self-help, how-to.
Editing: All categories (short- and long-form works), with a preference for genre fiction
Professional: Works that are inspiring, that promote new modes of thinking, that are educational, or that are otherwise designed to better the working or social environments.
Personal: Music, poetry, environmentalism and sustainability, social justice, community-building
First publication credits in literary journals Labyrinth and Jeopardy. Sociology chosen as minor to provide Hoppe with a background in social dynamics and cooperative principles.
Editorial Assistant, the Journal of Educational Controversy (2008--2009)
Managing Editor, the Bellingham Review (2009--2010)
Poetry thesis, "The Tower."
Graduated in top 90th percentile with 4.0 GPA
In his experience writing and editing for marketing clients, Chas has produced a best-selling book released through McGraw-Hill, articles in Forbes and Huffington Post, a TEDx talk, and countless blogs and articles, just to name some highlights. His marketing experience focuses on social business theory and branding for a digital age.
For Chas, music has been a sort of guiding force and catalyst for his professional career. He grew up reading the histories of classic albums in Rolling Stone, Spin, and Guitar World and had steeled himself from a young age to contribute to this world in some manner. His experience in music writing and editing has led to editing work on several music-themed novels, as well as a autobiographical history of one of the most storied recording studios of the late 60s and 70s. As a music writer, Chas has written album reviews, press releases, and ebooks on the music industry.
One of the great privileges of life is learning both from our successes and failures and then passing that information on to others. Personal betterment can sometimes be a daunting task, but through a commitment to change and the development of a program designed to make moving mountains feel like kicking rocks, improvement can come. Chas's experience in this field has taught him that we're all seeking to learn new things and discover our hidden strengths. A well-written self-help project is like having a good friend or mentor at your side.
Chas has written and edited countless blog posts for a variety of clients, from marketing to pop culture and everything in between. He knows how to make content SEO friendly while maintaining readability and flow.
Chas has written and edited a large volume of articles, both for newsprint and web, during his career, beginning in 2006 with an interview with Al Gore for his then-forthcoming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Since then, he has written countless other news reports, interviews, and profiles both as a ghostwriter and under his own byline.
As a ghostwriter and editor, Chas has worked on roughly a hundred book, spanning creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) to formal nonfiction (business, self-help, how-tos, guides, cookbooks). His most notable recent accomplishment was his ghostwriting work on a business marketing book, which was released late 2013 by McGraw-Hill and has been a mainstay on Amazon best-seller lists in several business categories.
Chas has written a variety of press releases for events and performances to business and book launches.