Shrake has had the title of (Senior) Copy Editor for 10+ years, and previously was a (Senior) Editor for several magazines and newspaper companies. He has headed the editorial services departments at advertising/marketing agencies for the past 10 years, before which he spent more than 3 years as Copy Editor in the in-house marketing department for a major international retailer.
Shrake earned a master's degree in literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from James Madison College at Michigan State University.
A native of the Detroit area, Shrake now lives in New York, NY. In his free time he performs in and produces comedy shows, and he has logged many hours volunteering as a literacy tutor.