Shrake

New York City

CHRONOLOGICAL RÉSUMÉ


SCOTT MICHAEL SHRAKE


WORK

August 2016 – Present:

Editorial Consultant. Contrast and Company, Annapolis, Md.

New-business pitches for boutique creative agency, materials for existing clientele, other ad hoc editing projects.
 

January 2015 – Present:

Editorial Consultant. AARP/ASI/influent50, Washington, D.C.

Websites, direct mail, video, email blasts, reports, presentations & much more for member-benefits division and in-house creative agency at AARP.
 

May 2014 – Present:

Senior Copy Editor (Full Time). [MId-sized Integrated Advertising Agency], New York, NY

Responsible for integrity of every word that comes out of this 150+ person integrated ad agency with dozens of clients including Volkswagen, Hilton, and Disney. Many projects win ADDY Awards, including Sift Magazine and Sous-Vide Magazine. Perform quality assurance on new-business pitches, with high success rate of winning the accounts.

 

June 2010 – October 2016:

Creator and Executive Producer. Story League, LLC, Washington, D.C.

Live stage shows (Smithsonian, Kennedy Center), social events, iTunes podcast, promotional materials on social media, story coaching.
 

June 2007 – November 2011:

Contributing Writer, The Huffington Post, New York, NY.

Wrote a series of blog posts on varying topics for HuffPost.
 

May 2007 – April 2014:

Senior Copy Editor (Full Time). Wunderman DC (formerly RTC Relationship Marketing), Washington, D.C.

All digital and print materials for mid-size advertising-marketing agency's clients including Audi of America, Microsoft, Pfizer. Leader of Editorial Services department: managed another Copy Editor, educated agency staff on editorial standards.
 

March – August 2007:

Contributing Writer, Wharton Alumni Magazine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Profiles of famous alumni, in-depth articles for alumni magazine of Wharton School of Business.
 

September 2006 – April 2007:

Manager, Marketing Copy (Full Time). Discovery Education, Silver Spring, Md.

Supervised all copy for online and print marketing collateral for the in-school education division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI).
 

June 2004 – December 2006:

Editor/Writer. University of Michigan Medical School, Development & Alumni Relations, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Books, magazines, newsletters, brochures, speeches, and more.
 

March 2003 – September 2006:

Copy Editor (Full Time). Borders Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich

Responsible for editorial quality of all marketing copy for international retailer of books, music, and movies.
 

October 2000 – February 2003:

Freelance Writer & Editor. Clients included Philadelphia City Paper, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Big Idea Magazine, TLA Entertainment Group.

Everything from development brochures to book and film reviews and cover stories.
 

July 1999 – April 2001:

Senior Editor (Promoted from Associate Editor) (Full Time). NAPCO Media, Philadelphia, Pa.

Editor/writer for direct marketing industry trade magazines.
 

July 1998 – July 1999

Writer/Editor. Hollister Creative, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Wrote and edited copy for supplements to Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. Assistant editor for Eastern Technology Council; edited/wrote other content.


EDUCATION

Master of Arts, German Literature. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Recipient of Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student and Erich Friedmann Prize for Excellence in German Studies.

Bachelor of Arts, Political Theory. James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Junior Year Abroad: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany. Double major: German and Poli-Sci. Internship: United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.


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