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About Me

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After eight years with The Home Depot, a navigation through the aisles of the Big Orange Box from temporary cashier to assistant store manager, I finally cut the tape. They say that retail is soul-crushing. And at times they're right. The missed weekend excursions to Utah or Montana or to float the Rio Grande, Thanksgiving dinners usurped by the Blackest of Fridays, College Gameday presented by The Home Depot taunting me before my shifts scheduled to start precisely at the same time as Michigan football kicked off. And of course there were some unpleasant customers along the way. 

What they don't say though, the sayers of these things, is that you'll learn that you're not shy after all, and that you're a natural leader, and that anyone and everyone-even the cashier at The Home Depot-is on the cusp of making or breaking someone else's happiness at any given moment. Retail taught me mountains about myself and about the intricacies of human interaction that will stay with me in all that I do. 

So, I didn't quit The Home Depot because it was retail. I moved on from The Home Depot because I have an intense need to help, to inspire, to teach, and to communicate with others-but particularly to do so through written word. I moved on because selling my time to The Home Depot was not my calling. Instead, I've chosen to sell my mind by way of copy writing, web content writing, article and blog writing, as well as editing and proofreading.

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

1 Sly Trick to Get More Done: Ask Less of Yourself

This article is about setting realistic and efficient goals. Sometimes we ask too much of ourselves by setting goals that we are bound to fail to reach.

https://medium.com/@collinbwriting/1-sly-trick-to-get-more-done-ask-less-of-yourself-fda8765e560e?source=friends_link&sk=4441263cc701d8eb66d8ed29fc9bbe2f

A Modern Take on the Pomodoro Technique

This article was written about the Forest App and how it can be used as an adaptation of the Pomodoro Technique to boost productivity in a creative way.

https://blog.usejournal.com/a-modern-take-on-the-pomodoro-technique-f0d9c2c499be?source=friends_link&sk=15e167db35933d33f4bce5a619107b4a

Experience

Freelance Writer

-Web content writing -Article and blog writing -Editing and proofreading

Company: CollinBWriting

I worked there from 7/2017 until now

Assistant Store Manager

Placed in Assistant Store Manager role to reinvigorate sales performance of sales specialist team. Managed a team of seven to ten sales specialists while overseeing execution of daily operational processes and procedures to ensure safe work environment, proper in-stock levels, excellent store appearance, and exceptional customer service from all 140+ store associates.

Company: The Home Depot

I worked there from 2/2016 until 3/2018

Content I Write