Category Archives: Writer of the Week

Writer Spotlight With Alix Marks

Welcome to our second Writer Spotlight post. Writer spotlight is a feature we run about once a week which features one of our writers who in our, or our client’s opinion has produced consistent high-quality content. Over the past two weeks past week, Alix has quickly distinguished herself as one of our top new writers.

We wanted to thank Alix for her hard work, and invite our writers and clients to learn more about our community of writers. Here is what Alix had to say about her experience writing for College Copywriters.

My name is Alix Marks and I attend Emory University where I am a psychology major.

Q: How did you find out about College Copywriters?
A: I found out about the site while perusing through my Facebook feed. There I came across Brian’s (one of the founders) post about College Copywriters. (I know Brian from Emory)

Q: Why do you freelance write for College Copywriters? What is your favorite part about writing for the company?
A: I was particularly interested in something that I could do for income but on my own schedule. Though I am new to CC , it has been such a great experience and is everything I was looking for. I am able to do something I enjoy (writing) while making some money during the time I am not working at my unpaid summer internship.

Q: What are you involved with at school and how do you balance it all?
A: At Emory, I take business courses in addition to my courses for my psychology major. I participate in Greek life, as well as volunteer programs at the local Atlanta animal rescue center. I also am an Emory tour guide and enjoy interacting with all or the prospective students. I think it is key to make sure that everything you participate in is enjoyable for you. If you enjoy your activities it is much easier to find time for all of them. I always try to stick to doing the things I enjoy, which allows me to work hard and succeed at the tasks I am faced with. 

Q: What are you doing this summer?
A: This summer I am working in finance at an asset management firm called Hightower Advisors. I decided to pursue my interest in finance though I am a psychology major.

Q: What are your tips for other writers on CC?
A: That being said, when writing for CC I always make sure to choose assignments that I am intrigued by. I make sure that I feel capable of “being an expert” on the topic and then accept the assignment. This seems to work well in producing high-quality work. Of course not every topic will interest you so try to shy away from those that don’t.

Q: What would be your favorite topic would be to write about if you could pick anything?
A: For me personally if I could choose any topic, my favorite to write about would be current news regarding the music industry/culture.

Q: What do you plan to do after school?
A: After I graduate from Emory next year my plans are to have a full time job in private wealth management and move to NYC

Thanks Alix for your time, if would like to become a writer like Alix you can sign up here!

Our First Writer Spotlight with Austin Gutzke

Writer Spotlight is a new feature we’re hoping to run about once a week, when we feel one of our writers has really produced some spectacular work. This past week, Austin wrote a number of great articles for us, but it was when a client emailed us to say “This is exactly what I’ve been looking for” that we decided he had to be our first featured writer.

We wanted to thank Austin for his hard work and figured it’d also be a perfect opportunity to help our community learn more about the writers that make this all possible. So without further ado, here’s what Austin had to say:

My name is Austin Gutzke (‘u’ as in ‘good’ for the surname), and I attend Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. Lately, I’ve been considering a major in Mathematics.

Q: How did you find out about College Copywriters?
A: I found out about College Copywriters through Google, which is how I usually find my things.

Q: Why do you freelance write for College Copywriters? What is your favorite part about writing for the company?
A: I did not have a job this summer, and I needed to make a few dollars to support my book buying habit. My favorite thing about the site is searching for new assignments. You never know what you are going to find.

Q: What are you involved with at school and how do you balance it all?
A: To be honest, I’m only good at balancing English, Math, and life. Anything science-related and my personal life both take a nosedive. However, I do occasionally write original fiction during the school year to calm myself down when I get too stressed from the workload.

Q: What are you doing this summer?
A: Writing for College Copywriters, looking for scholarships, and working on a novel.

Q: What are your tips for other writers on CC?
A: Check new assignments every day. You never know when that $20 project could show up.

Q: What would be your favorite topic would be to write about if you could pick anything?
A: I love reviewing books, TV shows and getting my thoughts down.

Q: What do you plan to do after school?
A: Probably something math-related. We’ll see.

Thanks Austin for your time, and if you want to join him as a writer, sign up today!