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Web Copywriter at Internet LAVA, LLC

About Me

Derek Strum is a Houston-ish, Texas-based freelance writer. He was born and raised in the Chicago area before relocating to the Lone Star State in 2011. Derek received his bachelor of arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2006 with a major in journalism and a minor in fiction writing.

Derek has been writing for newspapers, websites and student publications for more than a decade. His work includes reporting and opinion writing with subjects such as film, sports and politics. Derek’s more recent work has been ghostwriting website content for clients all over the country.

In his free time, Derek enjoys reading the newspaper, completing the daily Sudoku puzzle, and eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  

Industries I Write About

Law & Politics

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Lifestyle

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Technology

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My Writing Samples

Alito’s qualified and confirmed—deal with it

Let’s just call it what it is: the world’s longest, most boring job interview.

http://www.derekstrum.com/post/46882359/alitos-qualified-and-confirmeddeal-with-it

Youth football coaches get injury lesson

When it comes to football, some injuries can’t be prevented. But when they do occur, reacting to the injury and having it properly diagnosed is of the utmost importance. That was one of the messages two area doctors told a group of a dozen youth football coaches, mostly from the Hinsdale Falcons program, during a nearly two-hour seminar Sept. 5 at Hinsdale Central.

http://www.derekstrum.com/post/46884814/youth-football-coaches-get-injury-lesson

Experience

Senior Web Copywriter

• Researched and wrote content for websites, press releases, and blogs of law firms across the country. • Utilized SEO to improve natural and organic rankings of clients’ websites. • Position required ability to use Microsoft Word, Adobe Dreamweaver, and MODX Web Content Management System.

Company: Internet LAVA, LLC

I worked there from 7/2014 until now

Writer

• Wrote articles, blog posts and website content for clients nationwide. Topics included health, technology, law and social media.

Company: WritersDomain

I worked there from 10/2013 until now

Writer

• Wrote articles, blog posts and website content for clients nationwide. Topics included health, technology, law and social media.

Company: Textbroker International

I worked there from 7/2013 until now

Writer

• Wrote articles, blog posts and website content for clients nationwide. Topics included news, sports, finance and entertainment.

Company: WriterAccess

I worked there from 2/2013 until now

Content I Write