Greg Reid

Freelance Article Writer & Copywriter

Location:Portland, Maine, United States
2 Skills
Gregory J. Reid

Summary of Experience

? Researching, writing, and editing professionally for 25 years.
? Publish articles in newspapers, alumni magazines, professional journals, and on the Web.
? Develop promotional/collateral materials, technical reports, and proposals.

Employment History

Freelance writer, Freelance writer and editor, Portland, Maine. 1997 - Present.
Research and write feature articles and marketing materials, including Web content, brochures, fact sheets, profiles, and special reports and newsletters.

Copy editor, MaineToday Media, Portland, Maine. 1998 - 2011.

Edit sports staff and wire copy to maintain quality in use of language, clarity of content and adherence to news policies. Write headlines and photo captions. Post content in newspapers and on Web site and social media outlets, as required.

Marketing writer, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, February-December 2008.

Developed content for redesigned Web presence. Researched, wrote, and edited copy for various publications and Web sites. Integrated marketing strategies into all facets of university communications.

Senior writer, Walcoff & Associates, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia. 1993 -1998.

Created national outreach campaign materials directed toward small business owners, healthcare professionals, at-risk youth, ethnic populations and the public.

Selected clients

MaineToday Media University of Southern Maine Maine Technical College System
U.S. EPA U.S. Departments of Labor, Justice, and Health and Human Services


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Honors and Awards

Best daily sports headline, Maine Press Association, 2006
Artist Angel Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 1998
Mobil Corporation Foundation Fellowship, 1997
Washington Post/Philip L. Graham Fund Fellowship, 1997

Community Involvement

Coach, board member, Portland Area Youth Soccer Association, 2003 – present
Coach, girls’ program, Back Bay /Portland Middle School Lacrosse, 2007-2011
Classroom leader, Junior Achievement of Maine, 2004-present 10/11
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing