JD Vines

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Writer

Co-Writing, Ghostwriting, and Creative Response-Driven Marketing Content

I was a marketer and entrepreneur first. Writing came later. In business, I found myself designing product labels, writing ad copy and technical manuals, contributing articles to trade publications, writing press releases, radio scripts, and lyrics for jingles. People used to say, “You should write professionally”. Fifteen years ago I took their advice.
Business-wise, I helped found the food supplement brand “Solaray”, which today dominates natural food store shelves. I also helped launch a cutting edge probiotic product, “Flora Balance”. After writing the company’s technical manual I had to edit and re-edit ad and label copy while engaged in an on-going two-step with the FDA over compliance issues. As the founder and director of the “Body Therapy Institute”, along with all of the marketing-related writing associated with any small business enterprise, I wrote a complete instructional workbook for the course. During my incarnation as a real estate agent, I wrote promotional copy for residential and raw land listings and a listing presentation script for our franchisor.
Speaking of scripts, in my younger days I worked for a theatrical production company that produced large-scale historical reenactments, and along with writing PR and promotional copy, I wrote scripts. I have always enjoyed that level of creativity and so five years ago I began to write screenplays. My antebellum drama, “Dreams of Dogwood”, won the first place award in the 2018 Indie Gathering Film Festival screenwriting competition. I have some other good scripts too and my non-fiction manuscript, “The Yoga of Life”, is slated to be published next year by New Falcon Publications.
So while I wait for Hollywood to come and beat down my doors for my work, I am at your service. I prefer longer assignments; technical manuals, co-writing, white papers, biographies, etc., but I would certainly enjoy jumping in on some creative marketing campaigns as well.
Content Types
Article, Whitepaper, Interview, Product Description, Case Study, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, Direct Mail, Script, Commercial, Documentary
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Denver University, BA
Ventura, CA, USA|English

Published Content

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Your Body Doesnt Lie.pdf

One in a series of articles on alternative medicine written for client, Astor Vrij.

December, 28 2018
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Press Release
S B Bank & Trust P.R.

The bank's outreach to the Santa Barbara community in the wake of the "Tea Fire".

October, 15 2009
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January, 12 2019
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A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog, but through his incarnation as a Boston terrier, learns the lessons required to rise to the next level to become a Bodhisattva.

September, 6 2018
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The Yoga of Life is the common thread which ties all of humanity's sacred traditions together.

July, 24 2009
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Love melds the races together when a smart, spirited slave uses her intelligence, determination, and personal magnetism to realize her dreams by capturing the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a PhD.

August, 14 2017
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Press Release

Synopsis for "Dreams of Dogwood"

March, 6 2018
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TopDog Label Final 4-20-18.jpg
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Product Description
Top Dog Product Description.pdf

TOP DOG Product Description

October, 4 2018
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