James H.

  • Joined November 2016

I live in Chicago, with my wife of more than 13 years. I am interested in home cooking, home brewing, endurance running, and geek culture.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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James H.
Chicago, IL, United States

Services

Categories

Copywriting SEO Content

Experience

Summary

Copywriter, blog writer. You can read my work at sites like the Federalist.

Work history

Associate Pastor
Youth pastor: Developed and taught religious classes in the day school. Developed a curriculum for religious instruction for confirmation.
Pastor
Write and present weekly sermons and bible studies. Provide spiritual care for all, especially the sick and distressed. Strategic planning and volunteer management.
Blog Writer
Write regular blog-style articles on general interest topics ranging from golf carts to Star Wars gifts.
Blog Writer
Wrote three 1000 word articles about Christian jewelry: 10 Classic Christian Symbols and What They Mean; 6 Places the Bible Celebrates Jewelry; 7 Ways Christian Jewelry Can Make You A Better Disciple
Blog Writer
Write a single blog article: 5 Tips for Staying in Shape This Winter
Contributer
An article explaining the unintended effects of charity on the poor, focused on our response to natural disasters.
Tyler
Writer
Project for an individual, not a company. Created an outline for a book on brewing wheat beer. The client had the expertise to write on this topic, but he needed a logical flow for his book.

Reviews and references

References

Anna Gat, Content Editor at FlatClub.com

James sets the bar very high for any other freelancer we work with. His writing style is precise and engaging, he is a thorough researcher, communicates great and is very pleasant to work with. James also went the extra mile in a number of cases, and noticed problems we didn't even know about, immediately proposing solutions. We will absolutely work with him again if the chance arises.

Tyler Matchett

I recently worked with James on a writing project, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. James was quick, finishing the project way before the scheduled milestone date, knowledgeable, and very helpful. His communication skills were top notch, and much appreciated, as he constantly provided updates to the status of the work. I would highly recommend James to anyone in need of some writing talent and if I have more work like this in the future I will happily hire him again.

Portfolio

How To Make Sure Your Charity Doesn't Keep People Poor

This project, for The Federalist, describes how well-meaning charity can hurt people instead of help them and provides them with framework to improve their own charity.

Chicago City Guide

This project was targeted at young foreign workers who have medium term stays, 3 to 12 months, in the United States. The project guides them through their first steps after arrival to exploring the city and making friends. This is an excerpt.

5 Steps for Staying In Shape This Winter

A ghostwriting project, written for Lumo Bodytech, this is part of building their community, SEO strategy, and credibility in the running community.

Variations on Cornhole Scoring

Written for EC Pro Writing as a guest post to be pitched at various game blogs.

Education

Accreditations

BA Pastoral Ministry, minor in music
Master of Divinity

Skills

Languages

Hebrew

Elementary proficiency

Latin

Elementary proficiency

German

Elementary proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

koine greek

Professional working proficiency

Skills

blogging content creation copywriting public speaking writing

Tools

Mailchimp Eventbrite Facebook Facebook Advertising Hootsuite iMovie Keynote Squarespace Trello Wordpress

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 10hrs per week

Interests

Industries I love

Education Entertainment Food Gaming Government Kids & Parenting

What I read

The Federalist; Books- The Ring Makes All The Difference; Toxic Charity; Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity. Mostly non-ficton theology and social sciences.

Side projects

Founding=With One Heart: not-for-profit distributor of free infant supplies

Ideal team

I work best as a content creator for a client with clear goals and instructions.