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Mathew T. Gallagher Resume

March 3, 2012

Mathew T. Gallagher

2828 Carmel St., Apt. E

Oakland, CA 94602

740-274-0137

mattgallagherseo@yahoo.com

www.mattgallagherseo.wordpress.com

Objective: To use the magic of language to highlight the talents and strengths of a creative organization. Down to its core, persuasion is poetic. When words spread wings, the talents of a business soar.

Experience

Red Herring Editor/ Journalist

2010 to Present

  • Create daily articles on tech, business and venture capital, detailing today’s businesses’ creative endeavors to utilize technology; edit special feature publications of the company.

Freelance SEO Copywriter

2007 to Present

  • Regularly produce copy for such SEO companies as Best Rank, Kick Start Search, ATX Webmasters, KEO Marketing, Vertical Measures, Eden Marketing, and many others.

Athens Messenger Reporter

Education Reporter, Editor and Feature Writer

2000-2009

  • Wrote colorful features that conveyed the personality of their subjects, including an article about a cowboy funeral of an eccentric local whose legal will stipulated he be buried in bluejeans and a cowboy shirt and a pack of cigarettes for company. The story made the AP wire, which was then picked up by Paul Harvey and given national syndication.

  • As the senior reporter, planned, managed and edited the deadlines for the next day’s paper on editor’s day off. This involved editing all stories, headlines and cut lines, as well as deciding stories for that day’s paper and managing any editorial issues deadlines demanded.

  • Won Brown Publishing’s 1st Place Best News Story, 3rd Place Best AP Feature Writer.

The Athens Insider

Editor and Writer

2001-2009

  • Worked as founding editor of the Athens Insider, an entertainment weekly produced by the owning company of the Athens Messenger, determining content for the week, as well as managing and editing a team of writers. Though we had limited resources in staff and time, we created a quality publication that earned a considerable following in the local arts community.

The Wellington Enterprise

Reporter 1999-2000

Education

Earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism degree

with a 3.0 GPA and a focus on creative writing

from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1998

Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, WordPress, SEO, and other social media applications.

References

Andrew Armstrong, owner of KickStart Search, andrew@kickstartsearch.com.

Dan Driefort, CEO of Eden Marketing, dan@edenmarketing.com.

Jenn McQuesten, content director of KEO Marketing, Jenn@keomarketing.com

Steve Robb, news editor of the Athens Messenger, srobb@athensmessenger.com

Angela Mitro, managing editor of the Athens Messenger, amitro@athensmessenger.com

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