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My Story | by Warren Goldie

Iwas born in Brooklyn, New York. Our family moved to suburban Baltimore when I was six, culturally shifting from a cozily Seinfeld-esque existence 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 and spirituality. In the ’90s, I was a screenplay analyst for Hollywood production companies and publications editor for Steven Spielberg’s nonprofit Shoah Foundation, a digital archive of fifty thousand hours of Holocaust survivor testimonies. My mother, a Romanian survivor, contributed her account to the project.

As a business writer, my focus is on copywriting, web content writing, brand management, and email marketing. As communications manager at MindWorks, I wrote and produced websites and led marketing campaigns that contributed to record years of growth. I’ve subcontracted with IBM, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Department of Energy, Voice of America and dozens of other organizations.

In the consumer products arena, I’ve worked in B2C (business-to-consumer) copywriting, notably for CyberMedia, a company whose PC software were industry leaders. I edited a website for Texas Instruments that was a finalist for the Smithsonian Innovation award, and wrote scripts for training videos, documentaries, animations and kiosks. My first-person essays have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, City Paper and the Iowa Source.

My writing journey has taken me on two distinct paths: first, into business and education where I work to satisfy client or employer. The second path follows the trail of the storyteller into corners of life where hidden truths are sought and explored which might inspire original stories. Both 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, it’s a good thing …

My current focus is in the following areas:

• Communications strategy
• Marketing copywriting and corporate communications
• Developmental editing and creative mentoring
• Website content writing and production
• Brand building and awareness
• Email marketing

Please contact me for further information.

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