Since winning my first award in 3rd grade, I've had a passion for writing. And for the first three decades of my life, I admit, I didn't pursue it to fullest.
But in 2017, after working in the restaurant industry for over a decade, I left to fulfill my dream of becoming a freelance writer.
It wasn't easy, but I built a wonderful clientele base and worked very hard to make my dream a reality. I even expanded my services to feature voiceover artistry and ESL specialization.
I offer those same values to every client and ensure quality work delivered in a timely manner. Contact me and let's see what I can bring to your project.
My vision has taken me all over the world, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
CV / Resume
Magoosh December 2019 - present
English Lessons for ESL learners
Audio recording of blogs and lesson plans
Freelance Writer | Content Creator | Voiceover Talent December 2016 - present
foundingAUSTIN Magazine, Austin, TX April 2019 - August 2019
Journalism and Copywriting
Restaurant Manager, Various Cities, USA October 2007 - December 2016
Sales and Marketing
Social Media Management
Human Resource Management
Customer Service (online and in-person)
Accounting and Payroll
Bachelor of Science of Communication December 2006
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Completed a four-year-degree in two-and-a-half years.
3.074 GPA; 3.313 major GPA
CELTA Certification December 2017
Teaching House, Los Angeles, CA
Completed the 4-week intensive course
"Great experience. Will definitely work with him again!"
Upwork Client - Dubai - 2020
"Jake is extremely talented and we love his work. He is always willing to go the extra mile to do additional research when needed in order to present a high-quality piece."
Upwork Client - Denver - 2019
"I worked with Jake on a translation project for one of my regular clients, as she needed a US native proofreader. The document was lengthy, academic and technical. He did a very thorough job, showed great attention to details and used his writing skill to amend parts of the documents which were unclear. He also finished before the deadline, and my client was very satisfied."
Elinor Zucchet - Freelance Translations/Writing/Voice/Marketing - elinorzucchet.com
"Jake has written print and web articles for us at foundingAUSTIN. His writing is clear and direct, he delivers on or before deadline, and he is communicative throughout the editing process. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional writer!"
Lynn Wise - CMS Specialist at Gartner
"Jake est capable de travailler vite et avec passion pour satisfaire ses clients, en développant sa créativité. Au-delà de cet aspect, c'est une personne agréable avec qui on prend plaisir à collaborer. Il est toujours prêt à en faire plus et à s'investir.. N'hésitez pas!"
Romy Zucchet - Journaliste indépendante chez LEssor Affiches / Présences Magazine
"Jake is fast and detailed oriented. Like anyone there are areas to grow but that's simply a matter of experience. His effort shines through and it's only a matter of time before he's a top talent on this platform."
Upwork Client - Key West - 2019
"Jake is an awesome individual that delivers quality over and beyond the call of duty. He is very thorough in his research and delivers exceptional work every time. We will definitely reach back out to Jake again"
Upwork Client - North Carolina - 2019