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My Story | by Warren Goldie

Iwas born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved with my family to suburban Baltimore when I was six, making the cultural shift from a cozily Seinfeld-esque neighborhood near Flatbush Avenue to a subdivision of ranch and split level homes — and schools with real grass baseball diamonds instead of cracked cement playgrounds (that’s me with the baseball glove). Though I left New York only as a second grader, my formative years there bred a communality, an open-mindedness and an intellectual curiosity that I like to think has stuck with me through the years.

I’ve made my living as a writer for 25 years, producing work in marketing, IT, higher education, entertainment, sustainable technology, and personal growth & spirituality. I was a screenplay analyst for Hollywood production companies, and a publications editor for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, a digital archive of Holocaust survivor testimonies. My mother, a survivor herself, gave her account to the project.

As a business writer, my focus is on copywriting, web content writing, brand management, and email marketing. At FoodChain ID recently, I wrote and produced websites and participated in marketing campaigns that contributed to record growth. I’ve subcontracted with IBM, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Department of Energy, Voice of America and many other organizations. I’ve successfully “marketed spirituality” – which requires a light touch – at the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies, Interface Foundation and Maharishi University of Management.

In the consumer products arena, I’ve worked in B2C (business-to-consumer) copywriting, notably for CyberMedia, whose PC software dominated that industry. A website I edited for Texas Instruments was a finalist for the Smithsonian Innovation award. I’ve written scripts for training videos, documentaries and museum kiosk displays. My essays have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, City Paper, and Iowa Source. As a purely creative writer, I’m also a novelist and playwright.

My writing journey has taken me on two distinct paths: first, into the business and education worlds where I work to satisfy client or employer. The second follows the trail of the storyteller on the search for hidden truths. These seemingly unrelated paths can and do inform each other. I’ve used more than a few “fiction” writing techniques in my marketing copywriting. But, trust me, that’s a good thing…

If you have a project you think might be a good match for my skill set, I invite you to contact me by email or call 720-608-2311 to open that discussion. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes.

Warren

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