Brad C.

  • Joined May 2016

18 years of experience and over half a million words written for Apple, Nuance, a few video game publishers, and many more companies.

  • Chico, CA, United States
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Brad C.
Chico, CA, United States

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Copywriting Content Social Media Email

Experience

Summary

Content creator: Over half a million words written for 30-plus companies since 1998. Thousands more words edited.
Metrics driver: Web traffic, sales, and social media fans. Collaborator and storyteller unafraid to blaze new trails in digital media.

Work history

Doublie/Sizzle
Editorial Director
Doublie blog: Sourced and managed freelancers. Edited their work. Oversaw budget and editorial calendar. Wrote articles, including interview with Star Trek's George Takei. Sizzle: Curated pages, wrote descriptions, and managed contractors.
Out of the Park Developments
PR & Marcom Manager and Copywriter
Media outreach for sports video games: Press releases, interviews, review sourcing. Blog: Interviews with prominent players of the games and other content. Wrote newsletters, web copy, and video scripts. Community management, including social media.
Apple, Inc.
Freelance Copywriter & Content Strategist
Over 250 articles written for Apple Games, Creative, and iPad & iPhone in Business sites. Content strategy for global revamp of internal HRWeb and Travel sites.
Nuance Communications
Freelance Writer
Revised Dragon Dictate manual and help system. Wrote 40 case studies and more than 20 monthly newsletters.
Saving Lincoln (movie)
Freelance Twitter Storyteller
Writer of more than 20 creative stories in voice of Ward Hill Lamon, President Lincoln's bodyguard. Serialized them on Twitter. Interacted with fans as Lamon. Attended film premiere and created a video report with iMovie.
OTR Global
Lead Research Reporter
Conducted interviews with channel sales professionals and wrote data-driven enterprise technology research reports. Reviewed other reporters' interviews for accuracy and clarity.
Thomson Reuters
Freelance Editor
Proofed hundreds of corporate earnings briefs for accuracy and adherence to Thomson Reuters’ editorial guidelines.
Virtual Programming
PR & Marketing Coordinator & Writer
Media outreach for Mac games: Press releases and review sourcing. Monthly newsletters. Facebook and Twitter management.

Portfolio

Brad Cook, Writer and Editor

A small sample of the more than half a million words I've written for Apple, Nuance, and many other companies since 1998. Feel free to get in touch if you want to see more.

Education

Accreditations

Rutgers University
BA, English/Communications

Skills

Skills

B2B marketing blogging communications community management content creation copywriting editing media relations newsletters social media management

Tools

BuzzSumo Facebook Advertising Facebook Insights Google Analytics Hootsuite InDesign iMovie Keynote LinkedIn Powerpoint PRWeb Reddit Trello Wordpress Twitter

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 50hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Consumer Products Ecommerce Entertainment Gaming Kids & Parenting Media PR & Communications Sports Tech

What I read

Wired, TechCrunch, Yahoo! news, FiveThirtyEight, io9, articles from trusted friends on Facebook, News From ME (Mark Evanier's blog), and a variety of fiction, particularly science-fiction and fantasy.

Side projects

Two kids, movie committee chair at school PTA, assistant Little League coach, reviews of DVDs and Blu-rays, and a novel that's been percolating for a while

Ideal team

A team size in the single digits is ideal. I enjoy collaborating with designers, editors, other writers, and project managers. I like managers who give me a content brief and then let me write. I'm always happy to incorporate feedback.