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Thomas Grout | Elance
 
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Thomas Grout

Copywriter, Poet, University Writing Instructor
   United States
  |   Flowood, MS

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Overview

Tired of the drab, toneless, robotic writing of our posthuman age? Me too. Want prose with a pulse? Want copy with charisma that will help establish a human face for your brand?

Too many writers today focus on the minutiae of syntax and grammar and spelling and 'content.' Those things are all important, no doubt, but they aren't what garner your reader's interest and they aren't what establish his or her connection to your message. What really makes for powerful, emotion-provoking writing is an author's ability to create living sentences...

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Portfolio

Created the web-copy for Epic Imaging's new interventional radiology website. This...
Wrote copy with direction from lead designer.
Generated the copy for a newsletter sent to clients.
Inside you'll find examples of articles and academic writing.

Skills (10)

Tested
Content Writing
Creative Writing
English
Poetry
Business Writing
English Grammar
Academic Writing
Marketing
Copy Editing
Copywriting

Service Description

Interjecting my skills into the conversation between you and your customers is a great opportunity for us both. I have the skills and experience to help you design the blueprints for inbound, outbound, direct, and content marketing campaigns. I have the writing chops to fuel them.

*Sales Letters
*Blogs and Websites
*E-mail responders
*Magazine Ads, Billboards


As a writing instructor at the University of Washington I always urged my students to think of writing as set of skills, not a genre-specific act. If you can write a successful academic paper, you can write a successful text message. Good writers have a tool-belt they can meta-cognitively transfer across genres to all rhetorical occasions. Whether I'm writing a sales letter intended to drive conversions for your company or a marketing e-mail meant to create a connection between your brand and your prospective clients, I have the writing skills necessary to achieve your vision. I know how words get people to ACT.



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Employment

University of Washington
Teaching Assistant
2011 - 2013
Consistently top-ranked instructor of Poetry and Expository writing. Designed and taught own university-level curriculums that took difficult, typically disliked subjects and lead students to...
JMA Marketing
Article Writer/Editor
2010 - 2011
My responsibilities for this job involved researching and writing 150-250 word articles about different sectors of the stock market with the end-goal of driving traffic to the company's investment...
MoonKkang Foreign Language Academy
English Language Instructor
2008 - 2010
For 18 months I lived in Daegu, South Korea and taught English in an academy.

Education

University of Washington
Master in Fine Arts: Creative Writing
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University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in English
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Keywords

copywriter
sales copy
marketing
inbound
outbound
direct
content
blog
article
website
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