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  Clay Shivers
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a freelance writer and copywriter with over a decade of experience in ad agencies, working on everything from blogging as a chocolate whale to writing a 65 page brochure about an algaecide. Digital, Mobile, TV, Radio, Print, Guerrilla - you name it I've done it. I also write articles and essays about travel and sustainable tourism.
Work Info
Writer 7 Years
Copywriter 14 Years
Travel 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
21 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Grey Advertising (11+), Fletcher Martin Advertising (11+), Y Partnership Advertising (11+), Wilkie-Birdsall Advertising (6-10), Lewis Advertising (3-5), San Francisco Chronicle (1-2), Private Clubs (1-2), The Faster Times (1-2), Your Security Resource (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Caesars Palace (11+), Outer Banks CVB. (11+), The Reef Resort (11+), Uniworld River Cruises (11+), St. Pete/ Clearwater CVB (6-10), Pedigree Dog Food (6-10), Princess Cruises (6-10), California Department of Consumer Affairs (6-10), California State Lottery (6-10), Arby's (6-10), Auto Club of Southern California (6-10), Carvel Icecream (6-10), Interval International (6-10), J&J/Invision Carpeting (6-10), Fontainebleau (3-5), Health Fusion Juices (3-5), Flamingo Hilton (3-5), Cancun (3-5), La Romana, Dominican Republic (3-5), Riptide Energy Drink (3-5), Roman Meal Bread (3-5), Swan and Dolphin Hotel (3-5), Liquidspace (3-5), Southern California Edison (3-5), Tree Frog Paper Products (3-5), Tree Top Lodge (3-5), University of Houston (3-5), Bahamas (1-2), Honduras (1-2), Karma Science (1-2), Kiz Toys (1-2)
Computer Skills
Word, Pages, OS 10.7.3
Pen, Paper, Macbook Pro, Olympus audio recorder, Canon G12, Canon SLR EOS Digital Rebel
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational Spanish (with a slow talker), American English
Work Permits & Visas
Have Passport
Addy's. Mobiuses. HSMAI. New York Festivals. and some I've forgotten.
Bay Area Travel Writers
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(The Washington Post, 9/29/2013)
A story about an archaeological tour of the Four Corners region.
(San Francisco Chronicle, 10/14/2012)
Essay about Welsh culture
(The Faster Times, 7/24/2012)
I find a fake town (sort of) in Northern Ireland
(Liquidspace Blog, 6/15/2012)
This is one of a series of blog posts I wrote for Liquidspace. They asked me to experience the space and write about it like a travel narrative.
(Liquidspace Blog, 5/29/2012)
This is one of a series of blog posts I wrote for Liquidspace. They asked me to experience the space and write about it like a travel narrative.
(Carvel Icecream, 1/15/2009)
In which I blog as a chocolate ice cream whale. It was fun, and I got carried away.
Ad Portfolio  
A link to some of my advertising work.