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John O.

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined October 2018

I'm a copywriter with 30 years of radio experience, and a print journalism graduate. Fast turnaround, maintaining creativity and quality.

  • Wasaga Beach, ON, Canada
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John O.
Wasaga Beach, ON, Canada

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Experience

Summary

I'm a print journalism graduate. I spent 3 years writing and editing a national trade publication for the art & collectables industry and fell into radio by accident. During the past 30 years I've been a writer, producer, show host and now, freelancer!

Work history

Insight Publications
Editor
I was hired as a reporter and became the editor within a year, writing artist profiles and industry news for the collectables trade in Canada, and represented the publication at trade shows from Vancouver to South Bend, Indiana.
Copywriter and producer
I was hired to fill in for a maternity leave...and didn't leave! Spent 30 years as a copywriter, then produce and show host (Johnny Maraca's Rock & Roll Riot). They gave me a severance AND a freelance contract, so here I am!
Owner and sole proprietor
As mentioned above, I continue to write for Bayshore Broadcasting but I'm looking for more clients. I can also write blogs and web content.

Portfolio

Radio scripts and magazine portfolio

Some samples of radio ads, and articles I've written over the years. Writers are like fine wines, they do get better with age!

Insight james lumbers profile 1988

James Lumbers, artist profile

I interviewed Mr. Lumbers back in the day, at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival. Fascinating fellow, who created some of my favourite art at the time. Painting scenes of abandoned homes or gas stations, and painting in ghosts of folks who may have lived there. Cool.

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

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