Writing Samples and Portfolio
I have been published by:
- TechTarget’s SearchDataCenter
- Tanda Media
- Couch Bandits
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review — First Impressions
- PAX East 2020 Survival Guide
- Please see my full Couch Bandits author profile here.
I have also appeared in:
If you would like to see more writing samples, please reach out to me via my Contact Page. I have a variety of ghostwritten samples I can provide that include case studies, whitepapers, blogs, and more.
My name is Jacob Roundy.
I’m a freelance writer, editor, and content marketer with over 7 years of experience in content creation. I have produced work for a variety of industries, including healthcare, entertainment, and more, with a particular specialization in B2B/B2C technology. I have a natural love of SEO, and I like to combine that with intricate storytelling in the content I create.
Content can play a critical role in a marketing strategy, but it must be done correctly. I have seen many companies create content just for the sake of having content. Customers can see right through that. To truly engage your audience, you need to treat them like readers. Give them the practical information they need. I can help you find the stories your customers need to hear, whether that’s brainstorming ideas, writing about a successful client story, or editing a piece of thought leadership to let the story shine without any unnecessary fluff.
Growing up, I loved writing. I’ve been writing fictional stories for friends and family for as long as I can remember, and I knew early on that my passion for writing would drive my career. After graduating high school, I enrolled in Emerson College, where I studied Writing, Literature, and Publishing. I learned about the intricacies of editing during my studies, which I immediately put to use at Pearson Education after graduating with a Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree from Emerson.
At Pearson, I worked in the custom textbook department as a Proofreader, where I proofread hundreds of pages for various educational textbooks. This allowed me to hone my editing skills and train my eye to catch the smallest details. I landed my next job at a company called JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) as Assistant Editor. Here, I edited manuscripts for scientific and medical how-to videos, which expanded my experience editing different content types.
After JoVE, I went to a content marketing company called Skyword. I planted my roots at Skyword, where I worked for nearly 5 years, and I learned an immense amount about digital content production and publishing. I began at Skyword as an Associate Editor, functioning as a line editor who perfected each sentence. I eventually moved up to an Editorial Manager position, where I managed a diverse book of business, acting as point person for client communication, project management, and editorial work. My time as Associate Editor and Editorial Manager trained me in all types of content, and I started to specialize in B2B technology content, working for companies like HP and IBM, among others.
In March 2019, I was promoted to Associate Director of Editorial. In this role, I led and managed a team of 5 Editorial Managers, and I focused on personnel development and client management at a high level. I designed and rolled out content strategies for a variety of clients. Toward the end of my time at Skyword, I began to feel a hunger to write again. As a director, I didn’t get many chances to work on the nitty-gritty details of an article, and I missed that feeling.
In April 2020, I decided to refocus on my love and passion for writing. I started freelancing as a writer, editor, and marketing consultant, and I haven’t looked back since.