I launched Sealy Communications in August 2010 as a part-time gig, and I went full-time in December 2011. Since then, I’ve written for marketing and PR agencies, corporations, universities, and nonprofits. My experience includes ad campaigns, brochures, emails, newsletters, websites, and more. I excel at project management, but I still love the nuts and bolts of copyediting and proofreading.
Prior to Sealy Communications, I worked as an in-house, jack-of-all-trades copywriter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. I’ve also worked as an editor, an adjunct composition instructor, and a consumer electronics salesman. I have a BA in English from the College of Charleston and an MFA in creative writing from Purdue. Currently, I live in Richmond, Virginia, with my wife (a law student) and dog (a mutt).
(Illustration by DC Illustration)
“Jon is not only a great writer, but a pleasure to work with. He remains patient throughout the writing process and quickly turns around an excellent finished product. What I love the most about working with Jon is his ability to take your draft filled with bulleted thoughts and ideas and create a well-written document that fulfills your needs.”
—Tracy Baylor, principal
Clarke Art Consulting
“Thank you for the copy…we’ve used the (email and landing page) campaign a few times and they have all performed well.”
—Cyndi Mukherji, Marketing Manager
“With the vendor sales letter you wrote for me, you delivered the message that I wanted to get across. I find you to be a very good listener, and I find your writing to be short, precise, and well said. Thank you!”
—Shami Kazemi, Owner
Visiting Derma Care
To support the bank’s commercial lending department, which focuses on lower- and middle-market businesses, I wrote a series of targeted sell sheets as collateral for the bank’s sales team.
CLARKE ART CONSULTING
I worked on a sponsorship package and other sales collateral for this emerging art consultation company to help define its brand, to promote its recent Minority Art Exhibition, and to secure an artist’s gallery showing.
THE GREAT COURSES
The Great Courses produces lectures by university professors on a wide variety of subjects. I researched and wrote catalog copy and lecture descriptions for a new course about the Persian Empire.
JORDAN INSURANCE AGENCY
When the Jordan Insurance Agency updated its website, I wrote a series of auto-response emails that followed up with customers who were shopping for insurance quotes.
EMAIL AND LANDING PAGE
To promote the learning technologies program in the university’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, I wrote copy for an email and landing page designed to capture leads for the school’s recruiters.
RICHMOND MEDIA GROUP
I worked with the company’s innovation team to develop the brand of an advertising solutions website that promoted not only newspaper advertising, but the company’s digital and mobile solutions as well. I wrote all the informational pages and several case studies for the site.