I am a versatile writer who loves illuminating the details that make a narrative resonate as much as simplifying complex topics to inform and persuade.

Tell me all about cybersecurity safety plan recommendations, variations in auto lift cable specs, or metaphysical life coaching theories. Walk me through an accounting software tutorial, talk about the linemen you directed to rescue park visitors from a forest fire, talk about the types of mental health struggles you've helped therapy clients overcome, point to the characters in your drawing and describe the villain's motivation and the traits that help the hero prevail.

No matter how dry or lively the topic, I'm here to listen and translate ideas into a voice that enhances the brand personality, connects to the audience and inspires intended action. This can take the form of a SEO-friendly blog article, entire chapter of a book, user experience-driven website copy, print ads, newsletters, product website copy or case studies, print ads, email communications or video concepts.

I once was a teaching artist. This shaped the way I think. 

During my years as an arts educator, I showed students of all ages and circumstances how to get to the root of personal and imagined narratives through poetry, features articles, photo and text pairings, and screenplays. Teaching arts integration projects in elementary school classrooms, college media arts courses and workshops at community centers all broadened my understanding of the inner landscape that makes us both unique and alike. Whether helping women at a domestic violence shelter find their inner strength to guiding students on the importance of planning and technical processes to achieve their filmmaking vision, these experiences have influenced me as a writer and person.

Technical Proficiencies:

Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition and Acrobat Pro
Content management systems: WordPress, GoDaddy, Wix and Kajabi
Email marketing tool: MailChimp
Project management tools: Slack, Monday, Teamwork, Google docs and sheets, OneDrive, Asana and Trello

Digital Copywriter, Content Writer, Editor

I write blogs, website copy, brochures, print collateral, profile features and bios, case studies, book chapters, e-commerce copy, and email communications, create sitemaps, and edit websites in various content management systems, and create and edit print materials in Adobe InDesign. 

Julie A. Downey, Resume, April 2022