More than 25 years' experience as a writer, editor, proofreader, and print designer, and ranked in the top 1% of Elance providers in the writing category. Recent clients include Acme Filmworks, Appointment-Plus, Bata Shoes, Dragon Inside, Home Vet, Molina Visuals, MuleSoft, Proxyclick, and a wide variety of individual authors, designers, and entrepreneurs.
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The best writing is not only error-free and SEO-friendly (if that's your goal), but rewards the reader with the pleasure that comes from well-crafted copy. My goal as a contractor is to...
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Created new brand descriptions and revised marketing materials to improve language and...
Revised and expanded copy to improve English, add humor, and appeal to target...
Wrote concise descriptions to match the artist's conceptual approach, while remaining...
Rewrote bio pages for industry-leading provider of online scheduling software.
Jon was amazing to work with. He was able to take a very lengthy manuscript and, in a...
"I am indebted to Jon Hofferman, my editor and graphic designer. He contributed a...
"Jon did a fabulous job! We had a hunch about his unique quality, and we were 100%...
"(5 stars) Jon was a great help on my book!"
Revised copy to improve English and provide greater clarity (no small task).
Organized and revised copy to improve website flow and clarity.
"Not only did my...
Edited manuscript, designed page layout, and set type for memoir/biography of...
How to Use Personality Styles to Build Rapport & Make More Sales
Sexual psychology self-help book.
Excerpt from adaptation of The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers (unproduced).
Short script for 60s tribute band.
Spreading the word about virtual design, serious games and award-winning animation.
Design for independent film DVD cover.
PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE: Volatility in Future Energy Supply and Price from...
Adobe InDesign CS5.5
Specific areas of expertise include:
* Nonfiction books
* Marketing materials
* Arts-related projects
As a writer, my strong suits are fluidity, humor and a facility for working with high-concept material. You can find samples of my writing online at Animation World Network (awn.com) and Carissimi Publications (www.carissimi.com), among other sites, and there is a wide variety of descriptive, narrative, and promotional materials in my portfolio.
As an editor, I strive not only to ensure that a piece of writing is free of errors, but also to retain the individual voice and intentions of the writer. I'm very skilled at finding mistakes and in sorting out grammar, syntax, etc., so that your work will always appear professional and fluent. I'm also very intuitive about understanding a writer's intentions and point-of-view, and good at asking the right questions when I need to know more.
I take every project seriously and always give my best effort. Whether you need a simple press release or a second pair of eyes to vet a manuscript, you'll be assured of receiving attentive, responsive, and professional service.
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Writer / Editor/ Designer
1995 - Present
Projects include books, website copy, press releases, brand descriptions, corporate profiles, newsletters, business plans, articles, and marketing materials. Over the years, I've worked extensively...
1995 - Present
As the founder and sole proprietor of Carissimi Publications (www.carissimi.com), I created and publish the Classical Composers Poster, a unique work of art sold throughout the world.
2010 - 2011
As copy editor for a producer of innovative language and culture learning products, I ensured that the English components of the programs were at a professional level, and helped train others to...
Animation World Network
2006 - 2010
AWN is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet. I wrote, edited, formatted and posted articles and news stories to meet daily deadlines. As senior book editor for AWN Press,...
Van Ness Films / Plum Productions
2000 - 2003
Writer for MTV's Big Urban Myth Show, AMC "Backstory," and A&E Biography (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388774/).
Direct Cinema Limited
VP, Marketing, Copy Director
1988 - 1995
I wrote and edited catalog copy, flyers, packaging materials, study guides, direct mail pieces, and everything else. I also worked extensively with designers and personally designed packaging and...
University of California, Los Angeles
MFA, Film & Television
BA, Philosophy & Religion