If your writer doesn't get you, neither will your customers.

I provide professional writing, editing, and proofreading services to businesses, nonprofits, and creative agencies of all sizes. Just as important as the work is how I go about it.

I listen, question, and study — then shape messaging that speaks to your audience, solves problems, and expresses the value at the heart of your organization, product, or service.

Get in touch.



About me.

I'm John Carr. Since 2000, I've specialized in advertising and business writing as well as proofreading, naming/branding, university development marketing, and internal communications. I live and work in Portland, Oregon, though my clients are all over the map. And I teach copywriting in the Digital Design program at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement.


If you're looking for...

Website copy
Print ads
Brand and product names, taglines, and slogans
Direct mail
Email campaigns
Employee, alumni, and donor profiles
Instructional books and videos
Outdoor boards
TV and radio commercials
Online ads
Academic viewbooks
Tourism guidebooks
Brand identity guides
Social media posts and campaigns
B2B marketing
Cover letters
Packaging copy

I can create that for you, or make what you already have read even better.


My experience extends across a number of industries representing global brands, national universities, and local businesses and nonprofits:

Professional services
Higher education marketing
Planned giving
Annual giving
Health and medical
Tourism and hospitality
Consumer products
Economic development
Governmental agencies
Oil & gas services
K-12 education
Education technology
Sports leagues

If your industry isn't on the list, contact me anyway.


A fresh perspective could be just what you need most.


Let's talk.
Send me an email.





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