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Amy J.

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  • Joined March 2017

Insatiably curious word wizard & digital content marketer creating high-quality copy of all kinds for small business, nonprofits, creatives.

  • Oakland, CA, United States
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Amy J.
Oakland, CA, United States

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Copywriting Content



Researched and taught English and Comparative Literature for a loooong time, earning my PhD in 2010. Wrote and copyedited for academic press. After fleeing academia, worked in edtech and small business focused startups.

Work history

Content Marketing Manager
Took company's new WordPress blog from zero to ~7,000 unique visitors/month & 25% organic traffic. Wrote long-form blog posts, managed freelancers, maintained site. Worked on UI copy & email marketing copy, as well as non-blog site pages & social media.
Content Strategist
Built up social media following, researched and wrote digital copy and two monthly MailChimp newsletters.
Editorial Intern
Copyedited over 30 academic and popular nonfiction manuscripts, including pagination and indexing.
Nasser Entertainment, Nantucket Film Festival, and others
Script Reader
Provided written assessment of ~78 feature-film scripts, 30-minute and 60-minute television pilot scripts. Focused on narrative elements, originality, writing quality, production probability, and marketability.
Revising nonprofit success stories for a variety of audiences, including donors, saving organizations approximately $7,500 in estimated fees.
True Link Financial
Content Strategist
Strategize and execute projects for both card and investment lines of business, primarily B2B. Content created for 10+ customers type across industries.


Why Culture Fit Still Has a (Tiny) Place in Recruiting

Research-based blog post for Hired about the relevance of cultural fit in recruiting.

Representative payees find true love and reliable funds distribution

Blog post for True Link Financial about how representative payees can help their clients using product.



University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, English Literature & Film
Stanford University
MA, English Literature
University of California at Berkeley
BA, English



copywriting writing editing content strategy blogging web content


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours only


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months