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I also founded the magazine that helped launch the careers of a new generation of artists, designers, and creatives. Pretty amazing how two decades of sole-proprietorship in design publishing can teach you how to write, edit, concept, collaborate, evolve, resolve, commit, overcome, deliver, and succeed as if your freedom depended on it. As a business owner and independent copywriter, I earned my agency experience by being the agency. I built my client list by being the client. And I fine-tuned my people skills by being my own person.

I specialize in helping startups and mom-and-pops who need it written well without having to micromanage the process. I’m available for brainstorms, direct mail campaigns, email management, headlines, taglines, Home Page text, letters from the CEO, blogging, and more.

  • Founded CMYK Magazine, required reading for design students and professionals for nearly 20 years.
  • Helmed one of the most recognized design competitions through 55 issues, six websites, and an iOS app.
  • Elevated an idea from a San Francisco garage to a fifth-floor walk-up in NYC’s Upper West Side within five years.
  • Rewrote the standard protocol for how copywriters can express their creativity by way of their websites.
  • Passionate copywriter entrusted by entertainment, food, and tech companies on the West Coast.

Tight Turnaround? Email me now, and let’s discuss how I can help with your copy needs so you can get back to what it is you do best.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Curtis Clarkson

Base: Los Angeles, CA.
Location: Remote, as well as on-site.
Hours of operation: Flexible/M-F.
Specialties: Creative consultation, concept cultivation, headlines, taglines, blog authorship, email writing, newsletter management, complete website content, printed marketing, copy editing and proofing for accuracy, relevance, and tone.

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