I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king and so much more. I've been in business several times and worked at a wide variety of jobs from back breaking manual labor to senior management and through the twists and turns of my career I've always had the goal of being a professional writer when I grow up.
I've always endeavored to live by the words of Mark Twain "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" or as I like to say I've never limited my education to school. My diverse background forms the core of who I am. My direct experiences across such a wide range of positions provide me with a unique set of lenses with which I view the world.
The resume that follows is presented in summary format rather than a recitation of positions. If you absolutely have to have a list of titles and companies drop me an email and I will be happy to provide you with one.
Frank P. Addessi
Freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in copywriting, article writing, creative fiction, poetry and children's stories. Possesses a B.A. in English and sharp sense of humor.
Summary of Qualifications
Versatile and talented writer highly proficient across multiple areas of communication, including non-fiction and fiction creative writing, copywriting, letters, press releases, business materials, reviews, proposals and manuals. More then 20 years of creating creative copy for direct mail and promotional materials, including; brochures, flyers, newsletters and direct mail. Authored numerous essays and articles for publication under both my name and as a client focused ghostwriter. A skilled researcher and a meticulous adherent to deadlines delivering only top shelf work with integrity and enthusiasm.
Articles, Essays, Copy Writing, Blogging, Direct Mail, Brochures/Newsletters, Sales Promotions, Proposal Development, Press Releases, Editing, Research, Short Fiction, Children’s Stories, Print Production, Graphic Design, Database Development, SEO, HTML.
More then 20 years spent in a variety of positions in the creative fields ranging from graphic design to art director and creative lead. Provided art and creative direction at boutique and small advertising agencies where I supervised a variety of projects across an assortment of media such as print, web\digital and video. As creative lead with heavy client contact I developed content and copy for web and print projects.
Acted as Production Manager for Print\Newspaper\Magazine publisher where I had manifold responsibilities including management of multiple shifts in the production of numerous weekly, bi-weekly monthly and semi-annual publications.
BA in English
Memberships, Certifications, Awards & Licenses
- Pennsylvania Licensed Insurance Agent;
Life, Accident, Health, Property and Casualty
- School Board Director
- 3 Microsoft Certifications; Server, Office, Windows
- EPYSA E Coaching License