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Jim McCarthy

Professional Content Writer, Blogger & Proofreader
Professional Content Writer, Blogger & Proofreader
  • Shell Knob, Missouri
  • March 12, 2021

CAREER SUMMARY

Innovative professional freelance content writer, blogger, and proofreader who transitioned to writing and marketing after serving 35+ years in the travel industry, finishing as an executive at the corporate level.  Possesses the business savvy and writing knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help businesses and organizations market themselves and get their messages out to desired customers.  Uses the latest concepts, methods, techniques, and technologies to write, blog, and proofread to meet customers’ current and growing needs.  A self-starter who works well, either alone or as part of a team; can lead or follow.  Adapts his writing style to clients’ needs.  Strong attention to detail.  Meticulous and impeccable spelling and grammar.  Delivers work on time and on budget.  Flexible and takes customer direction/feedback well.  Consummate professional, who possesses pleasant interpersonal skills, communicates well, and is an emotionally mature leader and manager.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Editing                     Business                  Copywriting                 Proofreading            Travel Industry

Training                   Speaking                 Digital Sales                 Management            Content Writing

Blogging                  Leadership              Ghostwriting                Presentations

Applicable PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Content Writing

Authored numerous travel industry trade magazine articles, lesson plans, course materials, manuals, newsletters, press releases, and promotional pieces

Wrote many home study and classroom training materials for Management, Marketing, Sales, and Automation courses

Created a personal “Memoir-Writing” business where clients are shown how to write and publish their memoirs

Devised a method for “non-writers” to collect their memoir content, then proceed through the steps to achieve their writing goals, whether or not they ultimately publish their works

Created a blog encouraging others to begin work on “the book that is within each of us”

https://writethestoryofyou.com helps, inspires, and instructs people to write and publish their memoirs

Writing examples available at https://jmcontent.com/portfolio/

Blogging

Maintained a blog for 6 years, supporting rescues/adoptions of the Shih Tzu dog breed  (shihtzumania.com)

Created the facebook timeline “Shihtzumania,” which had a worldwide audience of 121,000 followers

Proofreading

Oversaw the development and presentation of classes in Sales, Marketing, Management, and Product Knowledge for the worldwide professional staff of a major US corporation

Proofread a 10-person staff’s course development materials to ensure accuracy and consistency

Authored, edited, proofread and published many articles, newsletters, manuals, and other course materials while in corporate offices in New York, San Francisco, Kansas City and others

EDUCATION

► Electronics Tech Program, University of Dayton, Ohio

► Marketing/Management Program, New York University (NYU), New York City, New York

 

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