I am, by process of elimination, a writer. I've written for, edited, and founded several publications over the course of my career. I've penned several ebooks, thousands of articles, and hundreds of short stories. My work has been referenced by such notable publications as the Wall Street Journal.
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I can write about a wide range of topics and edit even more.
Apparently I’m supposed to write an introduction for my profile. Further apparently, convention dictates that it should be written in the third person: “Brad Merrill is…” this or “Brad Merrill does…” that. That convention has never really made sense to me, especially when it comes to writers. I mean, they’re supposed to be writers—what kind of message does it send if they can’t even write their own introductions? Not a good one.
So let’s get started.
My name is Brad Merrill. I am, by process of elimination, a writer. I don't remember a time in my life when I wasn't writing.
My first real attempt at writing for the public eye was editing group-written blog called VentureBreak. I’ve been doing that for about four years now, and it has been remarkably successful. We write about startup companies, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and we’ve been featured on Techmeme and referenced by the Wall Street Journal.
In 2013, I founded Pressing Issues, a publication with the goal of reviving the lost art of investigative journalism. We’re doing so by publishing long-form, well-researched pieces written by journalists who know what they’re talking about.
Words are one of my passions. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I write in English, which is probably the world’s most versatile (and infuriating) language. I’m available for freelance work—I can write about a wide range of topics and edit even more.
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