Copywriter / Editor
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
University: California State University Northridge
Major: Creative Writing | Literature

Copywriter / Editor

MIKE WASHINGTON

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Experience:

Imperial Toy –North Hills, California September 2016 – Present
Marketing Assistant | In-house Copywriter
- Started working with Imperial Toy LLC to assist with their Marketing and Branding needs.
- I split my time at the office as their in-house copywriter for their company blog as well as all of their product descriptions for their toy catalogs, both print and digital.
- I also work in their photo studio as a photographer, taking shots of their newest toys for their digital catalogs as well as managed their Social Media accounts.

Scorpion Design - Santa Clarita, CA October 2015 - Present
Freelance Copywriter | Website Content Producer
- This is where I learned the basics and specifics of SEO and the powerful tool it can be to make new content discoverable.
- I was tasked with filling client websites and webpages with enjoyable and intentional content through “Scorpion Design”, an Internet Marketing Design company.
- I learned how to draft and create multiple webpages based on only a handful of details, needs, and key facts. Was very difficult at first, but a valuable opportunity to learn how to successfully turn scattered keywords into entertaining, informative, and multiple page filling copy.

WalletPath - Austin, Texas April 2016 – September 2016
Copywriter | Content Marketing
- I was hired as a content creator for the financial review and advice website “WalletPath” to focus on the creation and placement of Personal Finance articles.
- Was given a set quota of articles to be published per week each with quick turnarounds.
- Very much research based work that taught me how to better implement discovered data and turn it around into brand new and quality rich SEO content.

Journalistic Publications –Local & International October 2015 - Present
Staff Writer, Reporter, Correspondent, and Contributor
- Provided stories and articles for various publications such as, Obsev Studios, Tabélog, xxx-xxx-xxxx, Link Tub, Newsaratti, xxx-xxx-xxxx.au, Freedom Studios, TINT, Playspiration, DUODIGITAL, The Culture Trip, Beauty News NYC+LA, Tastemaker Collective Media, and Advisory HQ.
- Subjects covered in the above publications include topics on Business, Financial, Entertainment, Management, Music, Fashion, Food, Opinion-Editorial, Marketing, Lifestyle, Community Voice, Product Review, Pop Culture and Travel pages.

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Education:
--Cal State University Northridge Fall 2015 - (Expected to Complete) Spring 2017
Los Angeles, California
BA Creative Writing |BA Literature
--Pierce College Fall 2012 – Winter 2014
Los Angeles, California
AS in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Emphasis in Journalism)

Copywriter, Writer, Marketing, Editing, Journalist