I took the long road to copywriting. My first college major was education. Then psychology. Then history. Then back to psych (psych’d out psych). Then a double major in history and anthropology. Then economics and diplomacy in graduate school. I told myself my indecisiveness was either a) a sign of character; b) building character; or c) making me a character.
However, the whole time I was chasing after highfalutin’ suit-and-tie gig, people told me I should be something else. They told me I was a too much of a dreamer, that I was a round peg in a professionally square world. So I quit my government job working in green energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and became a freelance writer. No more routine clock-punching for me, no sir! I took charge of my destiny and put the quirkier side of my talents to work.
That was 2012. Since then, I’ve published non-fiction pieces, rewrote websites, been in charge of Facebook fan pages of hit TV shows, and gained 10 pounds. Almost all of which I’m extremely proud of. I also proudly end sentences with prepositions.
I call myself the “Swiss Army Copywriter” because I haven’t met a project I couldn’t tackle, or a brief that was too contradictory to work from. I get along great with most everyone, and can take being the butt of office pranks, as long as you get as good as you give. My discerning and judicious use of humor puts friends and colleagues at ease, which makes me think I can quickly ingratiate myself with almost any team. Plus, I have a knack for brainstorming and stoking others creative fire. If you have a corker of a creative project, if you want to sand down the rough edges of some copy, or if you're looking to pick a troublesome client from under your nails, you've come to the right place.