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nDash Writer Profile for James Hart

Headline

Brand and Content Strategist. Your goals drive my writing.

About Me

What I do:

For the past 14 years, I've been applying my writing skills and experience to help companies thrive. My materials develop solid brand identities, grow email lists, boost web traffic, find and retain customers, share important stories, and make product launches a full success. 

How I do it:

I start by trying to understand what your objectives are: brand development, organic search traffic, customer education, and event promotion are only a few examples of what I can help with. We step from there into developing a strategy for your writing materials. When it comes time to write, everything I provide fits into our chosen road map toward your goals. 

In the past, I've written: 

Notable clients and employers include: 

How do I get started?

There's no bad way to start, and I love questions. Send me a message if you have an idea you need help with, or want to know more about what I can provide. 

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

Blog Article - Bike Commuting

Originally published by Bicycling Magazine, this blog post was intended to demystify the process of starting a daily bike commute for the beginner. Call-outs were created in the form of "takeaways" to make the material easier to read while highlighting the service of the piece for the reader.

https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a20039285/i-tried-bike-commuting-every-day-for-a-week-and-this-is-what-happened/

Blog Article - How Games Mislead Us

Originally published by Warfare History Network, this online blog article emphasized the importance of military history (and through this, the company brand) by reviewing misleading content from a popular online gaming title.

https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2015/02/26/game-features-do-games-mislead-us-about-history/

Print Article - Leadership Profile

Originally published by Sydney PEN, this feature article served as a leadership spotlight for Professor Michael Fraser, Sydney PEN president.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/passionate-defender-of-human-rights

TV Review - Venture Bros.

This article was intended to serve as a show spotlight for the animated series "The Venture Bros." The tone of the article was deliberately chosen to coincide with the show's target audience.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/cartoon-catharsis

Online Feature - Showdown at ANTSO

Originally written for Trailflix, this feature article was for an advocacy campaign to maintain and protect the largest mountain biking facility in New South Wales.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/showdown-at-antso

Product Review - Republique

Originally published by Tab Times, this online article served as an in-depth customer review and critique of the mobile game "Republique."

https://www.jhart.online/writing/republique

Newsletter Samples

A collection of newsletters written for various media outlets, companies, and non-profit organizations.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/newsletter-compendium

Press Release - Medical Study on Empathy

Written as a press release for AACOM, this article highlighted the work of the Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy (POME2), the first-ever nationwide project on empathy in medical eduction.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/empathy

Product Review - Bern Helmet

This product review was written for Bicycling Magazine, highlighting the features and benefits of a uniquely designed helmet by Bern.

https://www.jhart.online/writing/old-school-nostalgia

Experience

Editor

I researched, wrote and published content for my two monthly newsletters, hundreds of articles two monthly print publications. To do this, I interviewed industry and policy professionals each week to obtain publication material and develop story leads. During my time at Thompson, I developed, led and implemented a plan to relaunch a two-volume print publication to reflect current policy changes and trends, incorporating new material provided by regulatory experts.

Company: Thompson Publishing Group

I worked there from 8/2007 until 1/

Writer & Student

While pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, I pitched, researched and wrote articles for Sydney PEN, Trailflix and other publications. I also produced marketing copy, press releases and other web content for clients as-needed.

Company: (Freelance)

I worked there from 1/2011 until 1/2013

Editor

I wrote and edited press releases, articles and bulletins for our government client. I also wrote promotional copy for conference newsletters, presentation scripts, registration materials, iOS apps, websites, conference posters and e-mail alerts. In between those tasks, I also edited and proofread quarterly reports submitted to stakeholders.

Company: OST International

I worked there from 1/2013 until 7/2013

Editor

I wrote and optimized more than 400 product descriptions for the brand’s online store, along with product marketing copy for more than 800 products in preparation for the company launch on Amazon Seller Central. I also proofread and wrote promotional material for the company magazine catalog.

Company: DJBENNETT

I worked there from 7/2013 until 1/2014

Executive Editor

I was in charge of creating and following the weekly editorial calendar for Warfare History Network. I also assigned stories, performed photo research, edited, proofread and created layouts for WHN’s web-exclusive special issues. For e-mails, I designed the first fluid, mobile-first e-newsletter layout for online subscribers.

Company: Warfare History Network

I worked there from 1/2014 until 4/2016

Digital Editor

I created and updated the weekly publication calendar for Bicycling.com, performed final top edits for every story we posted online, and created daily e-newsletter marketing campaigns that were delivered to our online subscribers. I also created and published the brand's first custom digital features.

Company: Bicycling Magazine

I worked there from 4/2016 until 12/2017

Copywriter

I wrote and edited e-mail marketing campaigns for AACOM departments; edited and produced press releases, articles and web content; and assisted with social media content. I also wrote public remarks for the organization's leadership. In 2019, I planned the organization's first email automation campaign to promote its annual conference. The automations led to an average of 40% higher open rates.

Company: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

I worked there from 7/2018 until 10/2020

Creative Director

I planned and oversaw the development of the company’s creative content, including social media campaigns, website material, internal and external communications, and conference materials. I collaborated regularly with executives and other creative leaders to set project deadlines and content goals.

Company: Build Wallet

I worked there from 2/2021 until 11/2021

Freelance Copywriter

In 3 months, I more than doubled the number of keywords that rank on positions 1 to 3 for WarfareHistoryNetwork.com's Google SERP. I also increased overall domain search visibility by 43%. In the past, I edited articles for U.S. News and World Report, wrote and edited e-newsletters and press releases for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and edited grant proposals for Child Care Aware of America.

Company: (Freelance)

I worked there from 12/2017 until now

Content I Write