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Ben Durham

 

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First name
Ben
Last name
Durham
 

Contact Information

Social Media
Twitter: @B_A_Durham
Address 1
PO BOX 60967
City
Chicago
State
Illinois
ZIP
60660
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Summary
A freelance writer with a Masters degree in education, an undergraduate degree in physics, and fourteen years of teaching experience. My writing portfolio includes blog posts, grants, short fiction, and educational articles.
Details
I am a versatile freelance writer with experience writing blog posts, case studies, journalistic articles, and web copy. I primarily write about education (robotics, computer science, and physics), engineering, and technology. I also run a vegan-lifestyle blog. I am happy to take on all types of work and can write in a tone suitable for any audience and assignment.

My background experiences are what set me apart from other writers by allowing me to connect to a broader range of audience than your average freelancer. I have been on archeological digs, and I am certified in primate handling. I was a drummer in Chicago's 90's punk revival, and I also conducted plasma physics research at UW-Madison. For a while, I even pursued ASE certification and worked as an auto mechanic.

Most of my work experience is in education and extends back 14 years. I taught courses in environmental science, ecology, robotics, and all levels of physics. I am an experienced curriculum and content writer. During my tenure as an educator, I created many courses for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Clients of mine include Tencom Ltd., DIY Robotics, geneticsillustrated.com, Book Like a Boss, and High Point Scientific. I have received over $100K in corporate and community grants from such organizations as Google, J.C. Penney, IDEX, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. I am also a Board Member at Large with the Independent Writers of Chicago organization.
Education
Master's of Science (education); National-Louis University.
Bachelor's of Science (physics); University of Wisconsin - Madison
Experience
5-10 years
Expertise
  • Computer
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Government | Public affairs
  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle | Family
  • Manufacturing
  • Science | Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel
Specialty
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • Books
  • Case studies
  • Collateral materials
  • Corporate communications
  • E-Books
  • Grants
  • Manuals | Procedures
  • Newsletters
  • Press releases
  • Speech writing
  • Technical writing
  • Web content
  • White papers

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