Doug Messel

Editorial and social media writing optimized to meet your needs.

"the bats flew in the nite."

I've been a writer as long as I can remember, and that first sentence launched a twenty-one year journey from the rural outskirts of a southern Indiana town to the suburbs of Kansas City. It's my dream and passion to create engaging written content for both web and print.

Building upon my communication skills, I've honed a wealth of professional sales experience in a retail environment for the past ten years. This includes working in industries as varied as fashion, home entertainment, and office technology. I know how to both reach and influence people and can put those skills to use in a variety of functions. I'm skilled in feature writing, screenwriting, visual merchandising, corporate communications, and other applications.

In short, I'm a sales and editorial professional with 10 years of varied experience, including three years of hands-on management roles and time spent in editorial publishing.
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What Does Father’s Day Mean When I Was Only a Dad for 19 Days?
melmagazine.com
What Does Father’s Day Mean When I Was Only a Dad for 19 Days?
June, 14 2017
The Lab of Home Improvement: The Board and Batten Basement Remodel That You Can Do, Too!
douglasjfresh.com
The Lab of Home Improvement: The Board and Batten Basement Remodel That You Can Do, Too!
October, 29 2015
Let Me Talk Some Real Ish About the Myth of “Free Ride” College
douglasjfresh.com
Let Me Talk Some Real Ish About the Myth of “Free Ride” College
February, 22 2016
Covey: Conscientious Fashion Is Attainable
douglasjfresh.com
Covey: Conscientious Fashion Is Attainable
July, 1 2015
Is It Time to Kill Fashion Retail’s Employee Discount?
medium.comArticle
Is It Time to Kill Fashion Retail’s Employee Discount?
May, 9 2017
Can Someone Come to My House and Tell Me If My Daughter Lived a Good Life?
medium.comArticle
Can Someone Come to My House and Tell Me If My Daughter Lived a Good Life?
May, 3 2017
Things About Parenthood No One Told Me Because I Didn’t Think My Daughter Would Die After Two Weeks
medium.comArticle
Things About Parenthood No One Told Me Because I Didn’t Think My Daughter Would Die After Two Weeks
March, 21 2017
Advice for the Creative Writing Students of the Class of 2019 (or Probably 2020)
douglasjfresh.comArticle
Advice for the Creative Writing Students of the Class of 2019 (or Probably 2020)
August, 26 2015
On the Subject of Reprehensible Kings of Campus
douglasjfresh.comArticle
On the Subject of Reprehensible Kings of Campus
March, 10 2015
Rolling Sisterhood.pdf
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Rolling Sisterhood.pdf
Swimming the Ohio.pdf
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Swimming the Ohio.pdf
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