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nDash Writer Profile for John Estes


About Me

I'm a full-time freelance writer with over six years e-Commerce experience at a boutique level agency based out of Los Angeles. During my tenure there, I worked on campaign strategies for several major brands including Reef, Eagle Creek, John Varvatos and Camelback.

In Addition, production companies and businesses have relied on my blogging, script writing, adaptations, grant writing, press kits, proofs of concept and web copy for over 15 years.

Whether it's a long form article or a few lines of copy, my passion for storytelling fuels the content I create, and my inspiration comes from the people, brands and products I work with.

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My Writing Samples

Are Hashtags Killing Your Storytelling?

Article on how freelance writers inadvertently hurt their brands playing in the Twitter hashtags.


Was Anthony Bourdain the Mark Twain of Our Time?

Long form blog post


VIDEO: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Tour

Blog post introducing a behind the scenes video for a documentary film project.


VIDEO: William Deverell On The 1924 Los Angeles Plague

Blog post introducing a behind the scenes video for a documentary film project.


Shelley Morrison Interview on KTLA 5 News

Blog post introducing a video with an interview with the Executive Producer of a film that aired on a television news program


Weaving The Past Wins Multiple DWBFF Awards!

Blog post announcing awards won by a documentary film.


Weaving the Past Wins 3 2016 Amarcord Arthouse FF Awards!

Blog post announcing awards won by a documentary film.



Project Manager

Partnered with large labels in the lifestyle and clothing market, online retail leaders to brand their sites with fresh innovative copy and evolving campaign strategies. Created company wide internal library for Shopify and Magento 2.0 platforms to optimize integration with our retail clients. Increased revenue by 50% by designing CyberSource security filters to replace previous system. Served as project liaison for tech and marketing teams. Managed catalog copy and production.

Company: Onestop Internet

I worked there from 9/2011 until 2/2018

Associate Producer/Production Manager

Produced feature documentary film with historical re-enactments. Budgeted, scheduled and coordinated production. Also served as 1st Assistant Director. Created social media presence including web, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites.

Company: Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery

I worked there from 1/2014 until 8/2014


Project development from pre-production to post. Specialized in “proof of concept” creation for distribution partners and public broadcasting. Heavy focus on book to screen adaptations for both feature and episodic documentaries. Tasked with in depth research and interviews with historical advisors. Created web pages, site copy and social media campaigns for projects in development and completed works. Accompanied Executive Producer to tapings and media/industry events.

Company: Chasing Light Pictures

I worked there from 8/2003 until 8/2011

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