Jack Ewing
"Yeah, I can write that."



















Résumé


Personal

Name:                                    Jack Ewing
Born:                                     Chicago, Illinois
Grew up in:                           Walnut Creek, California, and Tallahassee, Florida
Also lived in:                        Ohio, Iowa, New York, Montana, Oregon
Current residence:             Boise, Idaho 

Work experience

1982-present                       
Freelance advertising consultant/copywriter, Boise, ID
[D/b/a “The Wizard of Words,” 1982-1992, and as “Jack Ewing Advertising Concepts & Copy,” since 1992]

1992-1995
Creative Director/copywriter, WRC Advertising, Boise, ID & Spokane, WA

1986
Creative consultant/copywriter, WRC Advertising, Boise, ID

1980-1982
Creative Director/copywriter, BB&W Advertising, Boise, ID

1977-1980
Copy chief/copywriter, PJ&L Advertising, Syracuse, NY 

1974-1977
Freelance advertising consultant/copywriter, Syracuse, NY 

[D/b/a “Mr. E Enterprises.”]

1973-1974
Copywriter, Silverman & Mower Advertising, Syracuse, NY

1970-1973
Copywriter, Public Service Director, on-air host, commercial producer,
WOLF-AM Radio, Syracuse, NY

1967-1968
Teacher of English and remedial math, leader of band and girls’ chorus, sponsor of school newspaper, Browning High School, Browning, MT 

1967
Teacher of English, Sherburne High School, Sherburne, NY

1963-1966
Freelance term paper writing service, many subjects, Parsons College, Fairfield, IA 

1958-1970
Miscellaneous short-term, part-time or seasonal work, including:

* Counselor/houseparent for emotionally disturbed children (NY & CA)
* Lift operator, front desk clerk, reservations clerk, PBX operator and night auditor at ski resort (OR)
* Head of transcript department at university registrar’s office (FL)
* Art and photography class figure model (FL, NY, CA)
* Book, record and real estate salesman (NY)
* Process server (NY)
* Folk singer (CA)
* Extensive hitchhiking experience across entire North American continent.

Education

1968-1970
State University of New York, Oswego, NY
M.A. program, English/creative writing
Dormitory resident assistant, literary journal, college newspaper, activist

1963-1966
Parsons College, Fairfield, IA
B.A., English/creative writing
Deans’ List, Music and academic scholarships, student senator, marching band, orchestra, various dance bands, literary journal, college newspaper

1962-1963
College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Classical and modern languages, English and music studies
Music and academic scholarships, marching band, college choir

1960-1962
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Earned college credits in Russian language and English while in accelerated high school program
High school marching band, orchestra, dance bands, solo and ensemble medal-winner at state contests, school newspaper, language lab instructor, National Forensic Society, Latin League, sixth-highest score in state on national geometry exam; was slated to be an exchange student in Russia before the Gary Powers U2 incident 

Achievements/Awards/Career Highlights

2005-2006
Contributed more than 300 20th-Century author bios to new Literary Reference Center, forthcoming from Salem Press. 

2004-2005
Wrote Spacey’s Brother: Split By Secrets, a 90,000-word, profusely illustrated biography commissioned by the older brother of the Academy Award-winning movie star, produced in print and CD versions. 

2002
Short story, “A Wet One,” published in British anthology, The Mammoth Book of On the Road, edited by Maxim Jakubowski & M. Christian.

2000
Published Kissing Asphalt, a mystery-adventure.

1999      
Taught adult course in copy writing at Log Cabin Literary Center, Boise, ID

1998
Published Freak-Out, a private eye mystery.

1995
Edited Wisconsin nutritionist Tom Iselin’s Lite’n Up! diet book series 

1992
Second place, national caption-writing contest

1989                                      
Selected to write hardbound publication in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of national chain, Albertson’s Supermarkets

1985
First place, short story contest, Writer’s Chapbook 

1984-1987
Director, “Between the Lines” writing group, editor Thunder Egg Review 

1983
Nominee, Idaho State Writer-in-Residence

1972
First place, essay contest sponsored by Syracuse, NY, newspapers, for “Anti-thoughts on the Anti-Christ” 

1970-present                       
Have won more than 215 local, regional and national industry awards for copywriting

1970-present       
Have conceived and written thousands of ads, commercials, and marketing communications materials for hundreds of products and services, for every medium

1962—1963
Wrote three pseudonymous porn novels for Nightstand Publishers, Cleveland, Ohio: College Stud (as by Dirk Steele), A Freshman’s Confessions and Soft, More (as by Penny A. Worder)

1960-present       

• Some 200 poems and 550 short stories published in literary and mainstream publications and electronic magazines, including cold drill, Raconteur, Image, Writer’s Chapbook, Plots with Guns, Judas, The Alternative Freelancer, Orchard Press Mysteries, Bullet Magazine, et al.

• 400+ bylined articles in mainstream, regional, and trade magazines and online web sites, including Today’s Physician, Idaho CEO, Boise Magazine, M.D. News, Builder/Architect, TV Technology, Satellite ORBIT, Western New York, Syracuse New Times, Financial Times, et al.


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