Coral Drake

Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Passionate, detail oriented, creative writer and artist

I am passionate about writing and creating art. My life has been an interesting journey so far, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Growing up, I spent months exploring the Abacos of the Bahamas with my parents in a sailing trimaran. I loved adventure and the ocean and knew I would always want to see new things. I pursued a high school education at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where I work-shopped extensively in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and playwriting, as well as taking classes in drawing and photography.

I went to college at Stetson University, where I majored in English with a focus in creative writing and minors in psychology and philosophy. I continued to polish my writing with workshop classes while expanding my mind with new ideas and perspectives in all of the subjects I studies. My to-be fiance and I fostered dogs in our senior year, an experience that opened my eyes to how incredible dogs really are. After graduating we moved to Taiwan for a year to teach English to school children, which made me see the language that I had studied and spoken for so long in a new light.

After returning to the states, I managed a small dog daycare. I produced advertising and took high-quality photographs which I used on the website, social media, and at marketing events. I managed social interactions between groups of dogs and learned to understand communications between dogs and the ways in which dogs communicated with me. The work was long, lonely, and hard, but I loved it because I loved dogs.

After a little over a year at the daycare, I got a fascinating job as the liaison of zoo medicine, neurology, and integrative medicine at UF Small Animal Hospital. My job was mostly about payments and paperwork, which I would have found terribly boring, if not for the animals.

I took any excuse to go into the zoological department, where I caught glimpses of fascinating wildlife and exotic pets and zoo animals behind shrouded cages or on procedure tables. I was amazed by the work of the neurology department, where doctors made animals that were in debilitating pain or paralyzed well. Sometimes, there was nothing they could do, and owners had hard choices to make.

Dogs came to the integrative medicine department for all kinds of reasons: dealing with chronic disease, recovering from injuries, or improving performance. One little dog I met during this time ended up coming home with me forever. He inspires me every day by meeting life with gusto despite his challenges.

My life has been about chasing experiences worth sharing while developing the skills to produce great writing and art. Let me do great work for you!
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Ebook, Social Copy, Website Copy, Product Description, Buyers Guide, Infographic Copy, Guide
More Information
Dreyfoos School of the Arts, High School Diploma with focus in Communication Arts
Stetson University, Bachelor's Degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing and minors in Philosophy and Psychology. Graduated with Honors.
Hess International Education Organization, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Gainesville, FL, USA|English
Publications
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Published Content

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coraldawns.com
ACAS Dog Day Out: Kasen
December, 1 2018
coraldawns.com
ACAS Dog Day Out: Kate
December, 5 2018
devotedtodog.com
12 Safest and Longest Lasting Dog Toys for Every Dog
November, 30 2018
devotedtodog.com
17+ Best Indestructible Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers
December, 7 2018
devotedtodog.com
Top 10 Most Durable Frisbees For Dogs
December, 10 2018
coraldawns.com
Oven Dried Flowers Are Best for the Humidity of Florida
February, 6 2018
coraldawns.com
Backyard Chickens: Beginnings
March, 20 2018
lecaacademy.com
Blog Post
LECA - A daily enrichment program for family dogs | Montclair

Article that I wrote for client about pack training vs group training dogs

lecaacademy.com
Blog Post
LECA - A daily enrichment program for family dogs | Montclair

Blog I ghostwrote for client about dog enrichment

coraldawns.com
Blog Post
Nursery Shrub to Bonsai: Tips from the Passion and Pitfalls of a Beginner

Blog post I wrote on my website about making bonsai from nursery shrubs

February, 12 2018
coraldawns.com
Blog Post
ACAS Dog Day Out: Jonah

Post I wrote for my own blog

November, 12 2018
devotedtodog.com
Article
What Does it Mean When My Dog Puts His Paw on Me?

Article about dog behavior that I wrote for a client website.

October, 15 2018
devotedtodog.com
Buyers Guide
top 10 best orthopedic dog bed reviews

Review of best orthopedic dog beds written for a client's website.

September, 24 2018
devotedtodog.com
Article
How to Keep the Peace When Introducing a New Dog

Article with a personal angle that I wrote for a client's website.

September, 29 2018
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