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Freelance Travel and Tech Writer, Author, Adventurer, Optimist

About Me

I just liked to make things up in my head. I had no intention of becoming a writer. It just happened. One day, you're playing in the yard, the next you're devouring the entirety of the Chronicles of Narnia and paying particular attention to the way the words weave together to create a living, breathing world. And then you're hooked. I graduated from Columbus State University with a degree in Creative Writing and realized my place was behind a desk...teaching preschool. After four months, when my contract ended, I swore never again and settled in to a different type of desk -- a writing desk. I've written for The Valley Parent, the Arden, more mom and pop blogs than I can count, and I've even published my own work. I love writing about things that illustrate the beauty of the world. I'm an optimist; I can't help it. Words are my life and livelihood. It's not so much what is said as how. And sometimes, to tell a good story you need to live one. I'm the guy who seeks out adventure no matter where I am, whether it's the trials of a pressing, immediate deadline or a cross-country bicycle ride (I did that. Choosing a volcanic country like Japan for days of non-stop pedaling was a painful choice.) I write about travel, food, social media, online marketing, and much more. No area is too obscure or esoteric. Something interesting or noteworthy can be found in any topic. Specialties: I love tight deadlines. Maybe it's the thrill of the pressure, maybe it's because it reminds me of waiting until the last minute to finish a college essay -- either way, I thrive under pressure. I'm a little-whole-lot pedantic about grammar and style. My friends stopped texting me for a while until I agreed to stop correcting them. Want beautifully written, compelling content? Let's talk.

Industries I Write About




My Writing Samples

The Best Deadbolts and Door Locks to Secure Your Home

Smart locks, fire resistance, and geofencing--all the terms you never thought you needed to know to understand deadbolts.


Best Homeowners Insurance in Mississippi

Does your home enough coverage to protect you from Mississippi's unique threats?


How to Improve Your Overwatch Skills, Murder Roadhog, and Achieve Tranquility

Want more consistent plays of the game? Do this.


The Nest Outdoor Security Camera: My Two-Week Hands On review

The Nest Cam Outdoor security camera is one of the most popular choices for an outdoor security camera and shows up frequently on most recommended lists. If you’re a frequent reader, then you know how much import we place on research. The next logical step was to test one out for ourselves, so I had a Nest Outdoor Camera sent my way and spent two weeks exploring the ins and outs of the camera and its functionality.



Freelance Script Writer

I research and write creative, entertaining scripts for CBR's Youtube channel on topics ranging from everyday events to the Marvel Universe.

Company: Screen Rant

I worked there from 9/2016 until now

Freelance Writer

*Research, print, and write articles for a variety of publications and companies including Valley Parent, Synergic, Division Zero, Global Comment, and more.

Company: Freelance Writer and Blogger

I worked there from 10/2013 until now

Writer and Editor

Founder, writer, and editor of the travel blog Voyager's Quill.

Company: Voyager's Quill

I worked there from 1/2012 until now

Freelance Writer

I work closely with the Security Gem team to write, revise, and produce content-rich articles related to the home security and home automation industries. Best Baby Cams: Our Top Five Picks: http://www.securitygem.com/best-baby-cams/ Link Interactive Versus SimpliSafe: Better Security or No Contract?: http://www.securitygem.com/link-interactive-vs-simplisafe/ Top 5 Multichannel Video Recorders: http://www.securitygem.com/multi-channel-video-recorders/ Canary Home Security Review: http://www.securitygem.com/canary-home-security-review/ LiveWatch Vs Link Interactive: http://www.securitygem.com/livewatch-vs-link-interactive/ The full list can be found here: http://www.securitygem.com/author/patrickhearn/

Company: Security Gem

I worked there from 4/2016 until now

Content I Write