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A Freelance Writer in Defense of Meaningful Work

Here’s the pitch in one short paragraph: I’m a freelance writer helping music-related businesses with marketing. If you’re a musician or music teacher, I can help expand your impact and clarify your brand by writing:

-articles and blog posts

-newsletter and email marketing

-print and web ads

-copy writing and web pages

-dog bios, song lyrics and ransom notes

You’re probably in this business because you love music. Maybe you love designing ads, writing newsletters, and creating blog posts too. If that’s the case, you don’t need to be here.

But maybe you just want to focus on your craft. You’re good at what you do, and you want to give it all your attention. You want to clarify your brand, reach current and future clients, or grow your fan base. You want to reach people in an authentic way without sounding tacky—a way that’s true to you. You want a marketing strategy that goes beyond throwing stuff against a wall to see what sticks, but you don’t know where to start. You want someone to take the lead—somebody who specializes in just that.

Somebody like me.

So why should you work with me? Maybe you shouldn’t actually. There are so many responsible writers that wear nice clothes, follow all the rules and turn in proper, conventional work. They can do whatever you need, because they’ve done it a million times. And they would love to work with you, especially if you sell expensive TVs, copper tubing, accounting software, cheap cheeseburgers, tires, or some other widget. As long as what you do isn’t any kind of creative expression, they can help.

However, if you’re a record store owner, punk drummer, opera singer, jazz pianist, guitar teacher, cover band bassist, violin prodigy, harpist, Def Leppard bassist (please respond to my letter, Rick), bassoonist, voice coach, blues singer, or music-lover of any kind, maybe we could at least talk?

I’ll meet you where you are, and we’ll work on your own terms. No censoring, mission statements, or corporate meetings. Just you, being you, doing what you do.

We could make work fun again. We could be just the right amount of professional—no more. We could mix business and pleasure. We could skip the marketing jargon completely, find your own unique voice, and move the needle in a way that’s true to yourself.

So, are we a good fit? You’ve read this far, haven’t you?

Visit my portfolio here.