Charles Torrise

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

More Than 30 Years of Experience and Have Done It All

I have experience as a copywriter, editor, proofreader and idea person. I have created web pages and sites, using PHP/MySQL, HTML and CSS. My dual experience in both the content field and the web field have made me valuable to many corporations.

I graduated college with a degree in English. I began my career on a trade publication, "T-Shirt Retailer," for the sportswear industry: researching and writing articles, proofing copy and boards, even typesetting the content. The periodical was #2 in its field and won several awards.

Next I worked as a Public Relations Specialist at Littlefield, Adams, Totowa, NJ. A company that published academic books in the fields of political science, feminist theory, sociology, and more. I wrote the copy for the book jackets, flyers, catalogs and press releases. I tried to get our authors booked on talk shows, generate newspaper interest, and other PR activities. I handled our table at various academic conventions.

I became a freelance writer and editor with Gordon Publications, Morris Plains, NJ. They published a large number of trade magazines for various industries. I worked on several publications as a writer and editor, including appliances, semiconductors, candy and computers.

After that, I spent nearly 11 years with an advertising agency, Wordsmith Communications, Parsippany/Randolph, NJ. I was a copywriter, editor and proofreader on the print and radio advertising, brochures, flyers, instruction manuals, press releases and annual reports. Our agency won several prestigious awards for our campaigns.

I went to the Chubb Institute, Parsippany, NJ, and learned web programming. I found work with the Creative Media Group, Chester, NJ. They handled the websites for a large number of businesses, including Thomas Register. I worked as a PHP/MySQL programmer on many sites. I won an award for my SEO on the parent company site, Alphagraphics. My chief accomplishment was building a Chinese/English bilingual website for "Plastics News," which took several months to accomplish.

Content Types
Blog Post, Website Copy, Interview, Buyers Guide, Press Release, Graphic, Direct Mail, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Guide, Social Card, Infographic, Page Layout, Illustration, Script, Headshot, News Photography, Product Video, Explainer Video, Commercial, Checklist
More Information
Drew University, B.A.
The Chubb Institute, Web Programming Certificate

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