Elan Samuel

Writer–Editor

Experience

2017-2018

Apple, Inc.

Working within Apple’s Worldwide Enterprise division, I was the first-pass writer and messaging liaison for Apple’s large-scale partnerships with companies like GE, IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, and dozens of smaller companies that provide services and develop apps for Apple’s product ecosystem. I was on a team that launched an entirely new internal communications platform, where I was responsible for editorial calendaring, style guides, and a team of freelance writers. As part of the launch of the platform, I wrote more than 90,000 words (more than 300 pages) over the course of three months. 

2017 (Contract)

Learning Design Group, Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley

I was an associate editor for the Learning Design Group at Cal’s Lawrence Hall of Science. I assisted with the creation of digital and physical educational materials for K-8 students around the nation, from content editing to print layouts and minor web development.

2016 - 2017

Famous Industries, Inc.

I was the copywriter for this San Francisco-based startup creating extraordinary interactive experience on mobile devices. I wrote thought-leadership articles that were published in AdAge and TechCrunch, managed the social media accounts, and was the editor-in-chief of the company blog. 

2015 - 2016

BrightRoll | Yahoo!

At BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo in 2015), I am a content marketing writer and copyeditor. I build content marketing strategy and produce blogs, white papers, infographics, tweets, and everything in between.

2014 - 2015

T-Mobile Inc.

At T-Mobile, I wrote internal communications covering products, plans, and company changes for an audience of 40,000+ retail stores and many more retail partners.

2010 - 2014

Sony Interactive Entertainment

At PlayStation, I worked on the retail loyalty and advocacy program. The program included a modular e-learning website, editorial magazine, and live streaming events. I wore the hats of writer, editor, designer, host, technician, customer serviceman, and many others in my time at PlayStation.

2011 - Present

The Warbler

What began as a personal blog became a labor of love. On The Warbler, I try to write one book review every week, typically of science fiction and fantasy novels. Occasionally, I post works of original fiction, slice-of-life creative non-fiction, and music reviews. I also manage a multi-pronged social media presence for the blog.

Achievements

Education

2009

UC Santa Cruz - B.A. Linguistics

2017

UC Berkeley Extension - Professional Certificate in Copyediting

Skills

Copy Writing/Editing 90%
Content Marketing Writing 85%
Technical / Training Writing 75%
Streaming Media 70%
Adobe Creative Suite 70%
Social Media 80%
WordPress & Other CMS 75%
Html & CSS 55%

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