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Jim G.

Location:

Arlington, MA
Hometown: Boston

Member since:

June 6, 2012

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Please tell us a little about yourself. What is you job title and/or professional role?

I am a marketing copywriter, web writer, and budding content strategist. I ran my own copywriting and content consulting business for six years but would like to join an organization or agency to ply my trade. Why? I am a natural collaborator who loves working with cross-functional web and business teams and other like-minded pros.

Do you currently practice web content strategy or have an interest in moving into the field? Please explain.

I've had the opportunity to work on one enterprise content audit, gap analysis, and strategy, and I am looking to take on more projects. As an independent copywriter, I collaborated with web developers and designers on content strategy for small businesses -- but never realized I was a strategist! For the past year, I've delved into larger web projects and boosted my knowledge. There is never a dull moment in this field, which combines creative, strategy, UX, negotiation, project management, and a bit of the technical. Loving it.

How might you contribute to group discussions and/or the field?

As I gain more experience, I hope to share and perhaps even help organize and publish best practices and reviews of tools and methods.

What do you hope to gain from participation in Content Strategy New England?

I simply want to rub elbows, have conversations, and share war stories with others who share a passion for content strategy. I also hope to add to the group by volunteering once I get my feet wet and find that the water is warm and fine.

Website and/or Twitter address

@jimgallant New website to debut in June, 2012.

Introduction

I've been a web writer for about seven years and have lived in Boston or around Cambridge and Somerville most of my life, except for a year in DC. I'm a big live music fan and love to explore -- especially during our all-too-brief sunny months.

What Jim G. is saying about this Meetup Group

It was my first meetup, and I'll definitely attend more. In fact, if you're into content strategy or management, I can't recommend attending more strongly. Margot and Rick were great hosts and brought in top-notch presenters.


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