Blake Snow

writer-for-hire, content guy, bestselling author

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Resume: Blake Marriott Snow

As a seasoned writer-for-hire, I help Fortune 500 companies find their voice, tell their story, and reach wider audiences with original reporting and daring words. Maybe I can help you, too:

Content marketing director, Fortune 500s
Executive content advisor, senior editor, and strategic writer for several Global 100 companies (Google, Dell, American Express, SAP, Cisco, Nike, Adobe) and dozens of Fortune 500s, including Intuit, Marriott, Costco, Sony, Pepsi, Electronic Arts. I’ve also written for big consultancies, namely Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Booz Allen, and Cognizant. Boosted client engagement by 4X for Dell, 15% in a saturated/declining market, and 20X for a .gov website. Retain 95% of clients and some over three years. (January 2010–present)

Freelance journalist, Top 20 U.S. media
Full-time explanatory journalist covering business, technology, and entertainment for half of the top 20 U.S. media, including CNN, USA Today, NBC, Fox News, and Wired. Reached 15 million readers in a single day, thanks to social media. Was the second most popular tech columnist for NBC during my tenure. Three-fourths of my CNN feature stories made the home page. Learned how to write well in a fast-working environment that values brevity and crystal clear sentences of complex subjects. Continue to work as a popular travel columnist for CNN, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Orbitz and others in my spare time. (April 2005—December 2009)

Web producer, Griffio LLC
Front-end web designer, project manager, and user experience researcher for national companies and other small to medium sized businesses. Built web tools that boosted worker productivity by 75% in one instance, learned how to gather user requirements, cultivate compelling outcomes, and continuously improve online content. Completed 92% of projects on time and 84% under budget—well above the industry average of half. (April 2003—December 2006)

SKILLS: Really good writer, content strategist, consultant, editorial advisor, managing editor, feature writer, audience developer, and smart storyteller. Best-selling author of two books. Master headline writer. Fluent in critical reviews, objective writing, white papers, case studies, thought leadership, special reports, video scripts, executive speeches, brand journalism, information architecture, and behavioral research. Accomplished blogger and reporter. Proficient in persistence, sales, copy editing, graphic design, audio/video/podcast production, responsive communication, entrepreneurship, self-employment, and computing.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Brigham Young University

PERSONAL: Practicing husband and father. Two-time marathoner. Bestselling author. Former 96% chess player. Recording artist & performing musician. Avid traveler to six continents, many mountains, and dozens of national parks. Seasonal snowboarder, hiker, and athlete. Reader of 8-10 books per year. Perpetual student. Pretty good cook. Moderate technophobe. Liver in the present. Believer in the afterlife. Die-hard optimist.

See also: 5 reasons to hire me

Last updated August 25, 2020