Jen Johnmeyer, Owner, Freelance by Jen
We got thrown out of this place right after the picture was taken.

I’m Jen, and I write copy people want to read.

But why should you believe me? I mean, who the heck am I, anyway? To answer in short-version, I have a journalistic (newspaper) background. I learned early that less is more with writing, but also that so much copy is naturally boring. When I was covering health unit folic acid classes and the goings-on of city council meetings, I honed my craft in trying to infuse something interesting in each piece. This carried me through future jobs: writing for a career services office, writing weekly blogs about solar energy for two years straight, or writing about new fashion trends or employee of the month spotlights. It became fun to find the spark in each piece. I enjoyed the challenge of making any topic interesting.

Whatever your project, from a resume edit to a series of blogs to an email campaign, I promise to infuse it with punch. Not like, spiked school dance punch (unless you’re into that), but, you know. And if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, contact me for a free consultation.

Where I’ve Been

Expertizes

Freelance Copywriter, 417 Magazine

I have been a freelance copywriter in the 417 family for three years, and a feature writer for all platforms of 417 publications, including 417, 417 Home, Biz 417, and PrimeWays Magazines

Creative Director, Alamo Drafthouse

I spun many plates at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as its director of events. From live shows with original casts to weekly trivia and annual Red Carpet Oscars nights, event conceptualization and creation was, and remains, my bag. I wrote all local copy: press releases, email campaigns, blogs, local show pages, and social media posts. Additionally, I was the page manager for all social media accounts (Facebook, IG, Twitter), and Google My Business.

Experiences

Freelance Writer, 417 Magazine

2017 – Present

Feature writer for 417 Magazine, covering topics from community events to fashion. Other subjects included weddings for 417 Bride, regional and national news for 417 Magazine, and local business for Biz 417.

Copywriter, Renewable Energy Industry

2015 – 2017

I wrote SEO-compliant copy for companies in the solar industry, including weekly blogs and monthly newsletters, and a video series focusing on renewable energy education.

Creative Director, Alamo Drafthouse

2017 – 2020

While many of my events were guest-facing, I also wrote copy for and managed Drafthouse social media pages. I also wrote blogs and created newsletter and email campaigns.

Graduate Assistant, Career Services: PSU

2013-2014

I researched interview questions and conducted mock interviews across all industries with undergraduate and graduate college students

Let’s make something together.

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