John Edwards

Freelance Writer & Brochure Designer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
John Edwards
2408 S. Grand Avenue #14A, LA, CA 90007 213.713.6412

Copywriting, Screenwriting, Event Planning, Excel, Filemaker, Final Draft, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Mac/PC, MS Office, PowerPoint, Premiere, Photoshop

?Work History
The Tryceratops (2015)
Author, original children’s book
Victory Square Gardens
Story and IP consultant, Writer
Writer, online content and books for early learners
Warner Bros. Animated Television
Writer and script consultant for multiple episodes of The Tom & Jerry show (2014-present)
The Walt Disney Company
Writer and consultant, Princess Aurora's Royal Wedding (2014) and upcoming Planes title. Story consultant, Consumer Products IP
My Samurai (2014)
Writer and producer, animated short film
MOS (in pre-production)
Writer, animated short film
Honorable mention, Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
Finalist, Fantastic Planet International Festival of Sci-Fi and Fantasy 2010 Quarterfinalist, Back in the Box Festival 2009

? Freelance Communications Consultant
Design, PR, script analysis, blogging, copywriting and consulting assignments.
Clients include:, Coronet Writers Lab, Discovery Communications, Engage! Adventures in Literature, Episcopal
Church of St. Matthew, Junior Manners Cotillion, Porchlight Entertainment, ROBRADY design, Tessellation Video, Incorporated,
United Airlines, and WQED Pittsburgh

All Saints’ Episcopal Parish of Beverly Hills, Communications Coordinator 2006–07
Revitalized internal messaging for the 1,500 family parish by telling the stories behind the church ministries and events; Transitioned
the parish newsletter to color and developed branding for various programs;;Oversaw the “un- outsourcing” of large-scale, complex
print jobs at a savings of over $5,000;Delivered over 800 pieces weekly for worship services as well as handbooks, annual reports,
posters, digital and print direct mail.

Entertainment Companies 1997–2006
Provided senior level support. Highlights include:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Maintained 300+ vendor and talent contracts, created PowerPoint presentations for senior vice president and developed consistently
successful floor exhibits

Sony/Amazing Brisket/Voxxy, Inc.
Served as production coordinator, story analyst, office manager and personal assistant for award-winning television producer

Nelvana Communications
Reviewed Publisher’s Weekly and other sources for potential properties, analyzed scripts and created and maintained a talent and
property database, and liaised with talent and handled pay disbursements

Education/Professional Development
Coronet Writers Lab
Co-produced the Lab’s inaugural showcase and pitch seminar, created brand identity and press releases
Master of Arts, Professional Writing Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Arts, English, Magna *** Laude; psychology, High Distinction, University of Kentucky

Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design