My Resume

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king and so much more. I've been in business several times and worked at a wide variety of jobs from back breaking manual labor to senior management and through the twists and turns of my career I've always had the goal of being a professional writer when I grow up.

I've always endeavored to live by the words of Mark Twain "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" or as I like to say I've never limited my education to school. My diverse background forms the core of who I am. My direct experiences across such a wide range of positions provide me with a unique set of lenses with which I view the world.

The resume that follows is presented in summary format rather than a recitation of positions. If you absolutely have to have a list of titles and companies drop me an email and I will be happy to provide you with one.

Frank P. Addessi

Freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in copywriting, article writing, creative fiction, poetry and children's stories. Possesses a B.A. in English and sharp sense of humor.

Summary of Qualifications

Versatile and talented writer highly proficient across multiple areas of communication, including non-fiction and fiction creative writing, copywriting, letters, press releases, business materials, reviews, proposals and manuals. More then 20 years of creating creative copy for direct mail and promotional materials, including; brochures, flyers, newsletters and direct mail. Authored numerous essays and articles for publication under both my name and as a client focused ghostwriter. A skilled researcher and a meticulous adherent to deadlines delivering only top shelf work with integrity and enthusiasm.

Core Competencies

Articles, Essays, Copy Writing, Blogging, Direct Mail, Brochures/Newsletters, Sales Promotions, Proposal Development, Press Releases, Editing, Research, Short Fiction, Children’s Stories, Print Production, Graphic Design, Database Development, SEO, HTML.

Professional History

More then 20 years spent in a variety of positions in the creative fields ranging from graphic design to art director and creative lead. Provided art and creative direction at boutique and small advertising agencies where I supervised a variety of projects across an assortment of media such as print, web\digital and video. As creative lead with heavy client contact I developed content and copy for web and print projects.

Acted as Production Manager for Print\Newspaper\Magazine publisher where I had manifold responsibilities including management of multiple shifts in the production of numerous weekly, bi-weekly monthly and semi-annual publications.

Education

BA in English St. Francis College

Memberships, Certifications, Awards & Licenses

  • Pennsylvania Licensed Insurance Agent;
    Life, Accident, Health, Property and Casualty
  • School Board Director
  • 3 Microsoft Certifications; Server, Office, Windows
  • EPYSA E Coaching License

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