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Benjamin H.

Average rate
$30/hour
  • Joined January 2016

I'm a writer and editor with a background in history and theology. I also spent five years working in sales at a publishing company.

  • Nashville, TN, United States
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Benjamin H.
Nashville, TN, United States

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Social Media Copywriting Content Public Relations Email

Experience

Summary

I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Theological Studies. During grad school, I started work with the United Methodist Publishing House and worked there for five years. Since August, I have been working as a freelance writer, editor, and copywriter.

Work history

RedFish Rewards
Administrative Assistant/Copywriter
I write and schedule text messages for a company that provides rewards kiosks for small businesses. I also do various administrative and reporting tasks behind the scenes, including monthly reviews for the kiosk customers.
Copywriter/Editor
I write and edit website copy for storieChild, a start-up for children's books. I also edit their direct email campaigns, and write scripts for Facebook ads and videos.
United Methodist Publishing House
Christian Education Consultant
I advised customers on theological curriculum, provided support to our sales staff, and served as a liaison to our development and editorial staff during my five years working with UMPH.
Editor-in-Chief
A website and podcast I founded in 2012. I wrote for the site, hosted the podcast, edited the work of other writers, and recruited additional contributors. Over two years, we ran over 500 posts and had more than 200,000 page views.

Education

Accreditations

Lipscomb University
Masters in Theological Studies
Oklahoma Christian University
B.A. History

Skills

Skills

writing copywriting editing proofreading social media marketing Research brainstorming analysis Podcasting

Tools

Canva Twitter Facebook Word Wordpress Blogger Excel Libsyn Audacity Instagram LinkedIn

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Banking & Finance Consumer Products Ecommerce Entertainment Events Food Government Media Music PR & Communications Philanthropy Professional Services Science Social Enterprise Sports Tech Venture Capital

What I read

The Atlantic, The New Yorker, ESPN, New York Times, Washington Post. Every year I try to read through all the National Book Award nominees. Currently reading Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA and a book about the assasination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Side projects

I founded and edited a website and podcast about pop culture and theology which ran for two years. I'm also currently working on freelance work for Pacific Standard magazine.

Ideal team

I prefer small teams where everyone is working towards the same goal. I appreciate direct management styles with a lot of healthy feedback and criticism, and I appreciate clients who want a to collaborate in order to make their work perfect..