Brian Pietrus
Brian Pietrus
Writer | Editor | Content Strategist
 

Professional Work

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Freelance Publications

Dispensary Etiquette: What Budtenders Want You to KnowBlackbird, March 2018

Your Guide to Cannabis ConcentratesBlackbird, January 2018

Why the Stoner Comedy Genre Needs to Fade AwayBlackbird, January 2018

Behind The Strain Name: Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4)Blackbird, January 2018

Your Definitive Guide to Cannabis-Based Anxiety TreatmentsBlackbird, December 2017

Best Cannabis Products for Pain Management  | Blackbird, December 2017

Six Steps To Becoming A Freelance Rockstar | Work In My Pajamas, September 2017

Best Budget Printer for Designers Inkbot Design, August 2017

 

Writer, Director of Content | 1ink.com
2016 - 2017

Responsible for increasing organic web traffic by over 150% over the course of 14 months (9/2016 - 11/2017). Primary duties included writing SEO-friendly product descriptions, creating weekly blog posts for our e-commerce site, submitting guest blog posts for other affiliates, and managing the company's social media channels.

Skills utilized in this position: creating fresh content on a daily basis, optimizing content for SEO searches, editing content, and performing light HTML coding while uploading content.

Published work:
The History of Printing 
How to Build a Greener Office In Six Easy Steps
Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Ink/Toner Purchase
Four Signs That It's Time to Buy a New Printer
Six Easy Ways to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year
Thinking of Getting a New Printer? Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy

 

Content Writer | wikiHow
2015 - 2016

Responsible for creating written content for wikiHow. Primary duties included researching assigned topics to become a functional expert in under 30 minutes, writing sourced and fact-checked web content in under two hours (per article), and ensuring that the content was sufficiently approachable and informative for a general audience.

Skills utilized in this position: creating original content on a daily basis covering topics that were assigned by the content manager, conducting research using credible sources, reviewing articles for both content and grammar/punctuation, performing light HTML coding for web content/formatting, and submitting work for review and publication.

Sample of published work: 
How to Stay Safe in the Sun