Ben Durham

Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Professional, customer focused, fast.

Experienced freelance writer and consultant specializing in SEO, SMO, blog posts, and copy. My focus niches include education (robotics, computer science, and physics), engineering, and technology. I also run my own blog, grumpygrape.com. I am happy to take on all types of work and can write in a tone suitable for any audience. Most days I am working on assignments that require copywriting, fiction writing, marketing, or product reviews. I am also an accomplished grant writer. I am available for journalism, whitepapers and technical writing in addition to everything else I have mentioned. Thanks to my background in teaching, I am excellent at hitting tight deadlines and communicating with my client to ensure high-quality work that meets every expectation.


My background experiences are what set me apart from other writers by allowing me to connect to a wider range of audience than your average freelancer. I have been on archeological digs, achieved certification in primate handling and zoological disease prevention, performed as a drummer in Chicago's 90's punk revival, and enjoyed researching plasma physics at UW-Madison. For a while, I even pursued ASE certification and worked as an auto mechanic.


Most of my work experience is in education and extends back 14 years. I have taught courses in environmental science, ecology, robotics, and all levels of physics. Curriculum writing and design were also regular features of my job and I have created many courses for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Botanic Garden.


Clients of mine include manufacturing companies such as Tencom Ltd. and retailers like Book Like a Boss and High Point Scientific. I have received over $100K in corporate and community grants from such organizations as Google, J.C. Penney, IDEX, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. I am a member of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) and the Chicago Writers Association.
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Product Description, Buyers Guide, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, Presentation, Page Layout, Landing Page
More Information
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Science in Physics
National-Louis University, Masters in Education
Chicago, IL, USA|English
Publications
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Portfolio

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badurham.com
Blog Post
Use Pinterest to Get More Bookings: Strategies You Need to Know

A blog post about how to use Pinterest to direct traffic to your booking site.

badurham.com
Blog Post
Pultrusion vs. Extrusion: A Cross-sectional Analysis.

A comparison between the fabrication methods of pultrusion and extrusion.

grumpygrape.com
All About That Base: 21 East Meal Starters That Vegans and Omnis Can Enjoy Together

A blog post on how vegans and non-vegans can make meals together that satisfy both of their dietary choices.

badurham.com
Blog Post
The Top 5 Automotive Tech Features We Want to See in 2020

Written for clients in the automotive marketing business.

badurham.com
Article
Writing in the Subjunctive

An educational piece about how to use the subjunctive mood in writing.

grumpygrape.com
Blog Post
The Vegan South Pt.1: Charleston, S.C.

A review of Lela Fine Lebanese Cuisine in Charleston, S.C.

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