Writing Specialist
Location: Denver, CO, United States
University: University of West Florida
Major: English

Writing Specialist

Samuel Lay

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Samuel Lay. A devoted writer, poet, musician, and technology enthusiast – I presently serve as a freelance copy editor and as an event coordinator for a bi-monthly series titled “Words Matter,” an event aptly named to showcase the works of local writers which underscores the power and impact of the written word.

A large aspect of interning for my BA in English at the University of West Florida was my involvement in teaching weekly writing courses where I assisted students with idea development for various fields of study. Oftentimes, these topics required my going the extra mile in conducting my own research to be of better service to the students. In addition to idea development, I also gained ample experience helping students structure their papers to fulfill MLA, APA, and CMS formatting requirements. My experience has fostered in me an aptitude to tailor my writing toward a broad array of topics that spans literature, philosophy, art, science, and technology. I believe my skills and experience would be conducive to the growth of your company as well as to my personal growth as a writer.

I’m confident that my passion for writing and my capacity to conduct vetted research for dynamic topics will proudly reflect and fulfill the highest standards of your company.


Samuel Lay


Samuel D. Lay
8899 East Prentice Ave., Apt. 4207
Greenwood Village, Co. 80111
Website: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Associate of Science, Computer Programming
St. Petersburg College – Online (2019)

Bachelor of Arts, English Studies
University of West Florida — Pensacola, FL (2013)


Freelance Copyeditor (2013-2017)
Independent Contractor, CFM Inc. — Denver, Colorado
Provide students, artists, and business owners professional editing services, complete projects of various scopes.

Writing Lab Teacher (2013)
University of West Florida, Writing Lab — Pensacola, FL
Provided in depth critique and instruction, reviewed the mechanics of writing with students of all disciplines.

Safety Observer (2016)
Power House Resources International — Pensacola, FL
Ensure security of T45 air crafts, monitor regular maintenance checks, communicate with personnel at Pensacola Naval Air Station.


Featured Artist/Mentor
Words Matter, CFM, Inc. — Pensacola, FL
Mentored student-artists and emerging writers, guided workshops which culminated in bi-monthly public readings.


President’s List Scholar (2013)
University of West Florida, The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities — Pensacola, FL
Earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher on a minimum of six semester hours of graded A-F coursework at UWF.

Writer, Copywriter, Proofreader, Editor, Copyeditor