JC Torpey

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jctorpey
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Jessica (JC) Zuzierla-Torpey Pen Name: JC Torpey
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Content Development and Management Professional

Two years of SEO, Social Media, Project & Team Management experience;
Six years of Blog Administration, Content Development and Writing experience;
Ten years of IT and IT Security Industry experience, and
Awarded YCN Top Web Content, and Top 1000 of YCN 2010 - 2013.

Effectively streamlined writing teams’ workflow, resulting in increased output and client conversions.
Successful strategic content development and implementation for diverse B2B and B2C industries.
Extensive analytics and reporting knowledge used to tweak short- and long-term website content and social media strategies to suit needs.
Proven record of non-fiction content writing that converts, creation of blog content policies that work, and implementation of strict quality control during blog, SEO, and social media campaign redesign.

PORTFOLIO
Virtual Copy Portfolio: http://tinyurl.com/m687u69
Digital Journal: www.digitaljournal.com/user/236781
Yahoo! News Library: http://tinyurl.com/6dd8xhn
Philadelphia Computer Examiner: http://tinyurl.com/cj472b8
ODesk Profile & Certifications: http://tinyurl.com/cyfb8wg
Tevice Tech Articles: http://tinyurl.com/cwudbsy

EDUCATION
Ashford University: BA in Journalism & Mass Communications, Minor in Political Science & Government, Web Design Specialization from 2011 – 12; am returning spring of 2014.
Art Institute of Pittsburgh: 2010-11 Web Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Color Theory
Kaplan University: 2009-10 Web Design, Visual Basic, IT 101, Programming 101
Ft. Myers H.S. Florida: 1997 obtained General Education Diploma (GED)
Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES): 1994, 95 Cosmetology

SKILLS & CERTIFICATES
BrainBench Transcript: http://www.brainbench.com/transcript.jsp?pid=8558073

Writing Skills/Certifications:
• U.S. Sentence Structure, Vocabulary
• Written English, Typing Speed & Accuracy
• U.S. Spelling, Basic Skills, Word Usage
• Online Article Writing & Blogging
• Business Writing & Advertising Skills
• Spanish to English Translation
• Professional English Vocabulary
• Punctuation Mechanics

Information Technology Skills:
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• MS Office, Open Office – All Programs
• Typing Speed 78 WPM

Information Technology Certifications:
• Internet Security
• Computer Fundamentals – Windows XP
• Computer Fundamentals – Windows 7
• Information Technology Terminology

EXPERIENCE

Virtual Copy Article Writing ~ Penname JC Torpey 7/10 – Present
Blogger, Writer, Journalist & SEO, SMM, Logo Design
www.Virtual-Copy.com and www.vcopyblog.virtual-copy.com

Services offered:
• Non-fiction writing including:
Blog posts, news, feature, and SEO Articles, press releases and resumes
Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management & Marketing
Blog Administration and Content Development Services

MyBlogSquad.com 9/13-Present
Ghost blogger www.myblogsquad.com

Accomplishments
I write, source photos, and publish blog posts for 14 clients twice a week.
Niche topics include:
Automotive, Boating
SEO. SEM, SMM, Traffic, Work at Home
Furniture, Home Improvement, Home Décor
Halloween Costumes, Popcorn Makers, Tips
Technology News, Samsung & Nexus Smartphones
Language skills, English as a Second Language

Spread Effect 6/2013 – 8/2013
Content/SEO Writer www.spreadeffect.com

Accomplishments:
Contracted as SEO and guest post writer; topics included:
Power and Energy Industries
Business, Finance & Insurance
Web Design, Development, SEO, SEM, and SMM
Green tech, general IT issues/solutions

Information Technology Works Inc. 1/2012 – 4/2013
Writer, SEO, Social Media Manager www.ITWorks-Inc.com

Accomplishments:
Blog Administrator & Writer:
I wrote press releases and published blog, posts
Managed and maintained blog needs.
Social Media Manager:
Created and maintained company social profiles
Engaged with followers, increased click through
SEO Specialist:
Redesigned and later maintained on- and off-page SEO strategies
Achieved multiple top 1 – 3 positioning for 23 of 38 keywords over 14 months.

Writing by Cyndi/Freshly Worded 3/11 – 10/11
Bi-lingual Writer, Project Manager, IT Specialist www.writingbycyndi.com

Accomplishments:
Bilingual writer, editor:
Produced non-fiction works including:
Blog posts and press releases in English and Spanish
SEO, news and feature articles
Technical documentation and resumes
Project Manager:
Managed and streamlined client and assignment workflow
Increased production and client base
IT specialist
Provided IT support
Taught CMS software skills to writers

Clients included:
Cash4GoldUSA – English and Spanish content
YellowStone Capital
Highly Relevant

General Topics Included
Internet, Security, Mobile and General Technology
Dating & relationship, counseling, divorce, and weddings
Business and finance
Addiction, alcohol, drugs, health, fitness and wellness
SEO, SEM, SMM, marketing, linkbuilding

Featured Sample: http://writingbycyndi.com/10-worst-viruses-of-all-time

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Digital Journal 05/2013 – Present
Freelance Journalist www.DigitalJournal.com/

Accomplishments:
Awarded Top Editor and Top Content Producer badges previously
Author Rank #71 of more than 40,000 Digital Journalists currently
Author Rank #20 and #36 in previous months
Earned Press Badge – User ID: 236781
Published News: http://www.digitaljournal.com/user/236781/news

Yahoo Contributor Network/Yahoo News 10/09 – Present
Freelance Contributor http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/642173/jc_torpey.html

Accomplishments:
More than 500 articles published across all verticals including News, U.K. News, Shopping, TV, Movies, and Voices
Featured technology Contributor 9/10 – 12/12 (program end date)
YCN Top 1000 in 2010, 2011, and 2012, YCN Best Tech Content 2010
Earned Hot 100 or Hot 500 14 consecutive & 22 months total for page views
I write three beats: General Tech, Tech News, General News

Examiner.com 5 /10 – Present
Philadelphia Computers Examiner http://tinyurl.com/cj472b8

News Topics Include:
Philadelphia area events
Philly Tech Week
Philadelphia based Hackathon
Exposed phishing scam in Philadelphia
Local Business Coverage
PHD Virtual
Comcast
DuckDuckGo
Linux PLUG

OTHER WRITING EXPERIENCE

Web Exordium: 1/11 – 3/11 On-call Ghostwriter of tech news, gadgets, and tech politics articles and blog posts
Scripted.com: 7/12 – Present –Ghostwriter, various niches
E- Copywriters.com: 8/10 – Present –Web content and article writer, and before site redesign, Facebook Pages for business, articles and website content in various niches.
Textbroker.com: 10/08 – Present –Ghostwriter Level 4, various niches for product descriptions and web page content
TheContentAuthority.com: 10/08 – Present –Ghostwriter, Level 3 – Articles, product descriptions and blog posts for a variety of niches
Medicalschoolpersonalstatement.net: 4/13 – Web content writer of main website pages and knowledgebase articles
Tevice: 6/12 – 7/12 –Technology & Gadget News Blogger
BrightHub.com: 7/10 – 4/11 –Tech, Mobile, Windows and Tech News Writer
TFTS www.nexus404.com: 4/10 – 7/10 –Tech and Mobile News Blogger
SixSingles.com: 9/09 – 12/10 – Dating Article Writer
ThoughtsOnDating.com: 9/09 – 12/10 –Dating Blog Admin and Writer
Youserbase.org: 9/09 – 8/10 –Tech News Writer
Youserblog.com: 9/09 – 8/10 –Tech and Mobile Gadget blogger
HealthInsuranceQuotes.com: 12/09 – 7/10 –Web Content and Article writer of auto, life, home, mortgage, health insurance industry topics
Savvy Content: 11/09 – 7/10 – Blog Administrator and Writer of cooking, Baby Reborn, real estate, tech and mobile gadget, and other niches
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing