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Michael Yost | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 18, 2013

Michael Yost

Writing, Photography, Web and Social Media.
   United States
  |   Denver, CO

Overview

My work as a freelance journalist, my creative writing and editing experience as a published author, and my work as a copywriter and photographer for two nonprofit organizations, make me a strong candidate to foster engaging and innovative content for your project.

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Portfolio

Two soldiers—Kevin, a fervent optimist, and Mark, a cynical pseudo-philosopher—form an...
http://www.remnants-of-light.com

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Content Writing
Creative Writing
Online Writing
Academic Writing
English
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Punctuation
English Spelling
Report Writing

Service Description

I bring the following skill set to your project:

• Article writing and editing
• Creative writing
• Website copy and development
• Photography
• Social media management
• Research
• Academic writing
• Marketing development and implementation
• Transcribing
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
• Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign)

I have a Master in Humanities from the University of Colorado Denver, focusing on the link between philosophy and literature. After I received my graduate degree in December of 2010, I drafted and published a novel, entitled Remnants of Light. The book narrates the story of two soldiers—Kevin, a fervent optimist, and Mark, a cynical pseudo-philosopher—who form an unlikely friendship in Iraq. Time as POWs tests their mutual instincts for survival, but only one man comes home. The aftermath of their captivity exposes tragic secrets intertwined with American politics, faith, and the struggle for equality. The book is largely based on my experience as an airman in the Air Force.

After the publication of my novel, I began working as a volunteer with the nonprofit Human Rights Campaign in Colorado, developing and maintaining their social media platforms and website. I have more than doubled HRC Colorado’s online audience, developed copy and marketing material for the largest HRC benefit in the state, and greatly expanded HRC Colorado’s voice in the marketplace.

I put my marketing and creative...

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Employment

Historic Littleton, Inc.
Photographer, Web and Social Media Manager
2013 - Present
Photographing historic buildings and creating portfolios for architectural elements as well as HLI fundraising events. Managing website including writing and editing copy, uploading building...
Out Front Colorado
Freelance Journalist
2012 - Present
Writing articles on local progressive advocacy organizations; interviewing lawmakers, activists, nonprofit executives, and volunteers; covering fundraising and other events; highlighting...
Human Rights Campaign Colorado
Co-Chair, Web and Social Media
2011 - Present
Writing and editing copy and media for HRC Colorado websites, including the Backstory Blog. Photographing events and uploading pictures to website. Maintaining Facebook and Twitter posts,...
Whaley Digital Press
Author
2011 - Present
I published my first novel, Remnants of Light, in September of 2011. Two soldiers—Kevin, a fervent optimist, and Mark, a cynical pseudo-philosopher—form an unlikely friendship in Iraq. Time as...
Marriott
Night Audit Supervisor
2002 - 2012
Supervised all overnight hotel operations as the manager on duty. Wrote and edited training materials and guest relations documents. Trained associates in billing and auditing to ensure accurate...
Air Force
Ground Radio Communications Journeyman
1997 - 2001
Assembled, maintained, diagnosed, and repaired radio and antenna equipment. Trained and certified personnel on radio and antenna equipment. Implemented installation, testing, training, and...

Education

University of Colorado Denver
Master of Humanities
- 2010
University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor's in English Literature
- 2006

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Copywriting
Creative Writing
Marketing
Journalism
Photography
Academic Writing
Editor
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