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Hi there! My name is Carter Kilmann, and I’m a copywriter and copyeditor for hire. Services I offer include blogging, website content writing, ghostwriting, copywriting, and editing.
I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. I went SUPER far from home and attended the University of South Carolina, a whopping 12-miles away. After I graduated with degrees in finance and marketing, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
For the last few years, I've been working in investment banking as an underwriter and portfolio manager. Although I can't share any of my work product from this role, I can promise you that it entails creative approaches to explaining intricate concepts. I put together lengthy memos (between 50-100 pages each) that cover every aspect of a company and why we should lend to them. This writing is highly technical - but also necessitates qualifying language to simplify the message for the reader, who is less-versed on the transaction. It requires excessive due diligence and attention to detail. Every single word, number, chart, and idea is scrutinized by a series of executives. It's an airtight process.
Working in banking encouraged me to take charge of my own finances. It seemed hypocritical not to be, how could I work in finance and be financially irresponsible? Once I got my financials in order (budgeting, saving, investing, etc.), I started to realize that so many of my friends and coworkers were/are financially illiterate - at least when it comes to personal finance. A lot of them don't even know how much money they earn or spend each month - just that they're getting by and paying the bills. This floored me.
At that point, I started looking into freelance writing and blogging in the personal finance space to educate and guide others to make better financial decisions. Ever since then, I've been freelance writing part-time, covering topics such as saving, investing, credit cards, side jobs, and budgeting.
I also am a diehard sports fan - mostly college sports and the NFL (Go Pack Go). Being a lifelong Gamecock has been a journey full of far more downs than ups, but I can't help but love the school/teams. I enjoy anything competitive - sports, bar games, card games, rock-paper-scissors, you name it.
Dogs are pretty cool too.
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