Freelance Copywriter

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Resume

If you prefer the narrative version, I started out in Canada in radio & TV—news room, copy, production, radio DJ, TV show co-host and finally, FM Program Director.

In Chicago, I spent a couple years as Operations Manager of a suburban AM/FM station before switching to advertising, first as a writer and eventually Group Creative Director, working for major national clients at BBDO, Bozell and Lois USA (previously Grey) agencies.

In Nashville, I freelanced as a writer, voice over, news fill-in announcer, and occasional actor, before joining the GS&F creative staff until 2008 when I resigned to return to freelance.

Advertising

Creative Director/Writer for clients that include Wrigley’s, Lipton, Mrs. Dash, Alberto/VO5/Tresemme, Static Guard, Sealy, Bridgestone Firestone, Tennessee Lottery, Kiss My Face, Kashi, Sony Music, etc.

GS&F Nashville, Senior Writer
Dundee & Harrison, Co-Owner
Lois/USA Chicago (previously Grey Chicago), Group Creative Director, Senior VP
Bozell Chicago, Group Creative Director, VP
BBDO Chicago, Associate Creative Director

Awards include Addys, Tellys, Batchys (Lottery) and NY Intl Film Festival

Broadcasting

In Canada, co-host live TV talk show, news anncr, classical music DJ, VOs, production, writer, FM pgm director

In U.S., radio operations manager, on-air news fill-in at Lightning, Arrow, WKDA Nashville radio
Broadcast Services, WEAW AM/FM, Evanston, IL.
Cambrian Broadcasting, CKSO TV/AM/FM, Ont.,Can.

Music

Songwriter/publisher member ASCAP, voting member of Recording Academy (Grammys), released recordings include LeAnn Rimes and various U.S. and European indie artists, catalogue of 600+ songs (primary genre: pop) ASCAP Publisher: Luvu Luvu Music(as in Luv-U).

Freelance Projects

Web Video & Print including financial, real estate, books, environment, oil & gas industry, Armed Forces, mining industry, skincare, software, food, engineering, medical, hospitals, etc. Clients in the U.S. and abroad including Qatar, Israel, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore.

VO recorded at Nashville studios: Audio Productions, Scene 3, Archer Productions, Spotland, Stagepost, Elite Post, Cummings Productions, iv music

Actor mostly extra in music videos and commercials

Internet includes videos, articles, website content, E newsletters, blogs.

Other Bios, PR releases, speeches, 7 screenplays (unproduced), fiction "Slag," "Long Plastic Hallway" and "Blue Flamingo."

Education/Training

B.A. University of Manitoba & Laurentian U, winner of Governor General’s Medal, multi workshops in music, acting, and screenwriting, Nashville Tech credits in video production, HTML