Jason Carpenter

New York, NY USA
Website: http://www.carpyeditor.com

Professional Experience

Freelance writer/editor with more than 17 years experience writing and editing digital content, news articles and full-length books. Ghostwriter of numerous business books and autobiographies, including an Amazon #1 best seller. Experienced journalist for all forms of digital and print media. My clients include Businessweek, Consumer Reports, the NY Post, Men's Health, Sports Illustrated, This Old House, Golf, Bride's, Maxim, Weight Watchers. Extensive experience producing copy and multi-media content for sites both small and large, paying particular attention to SEO. Skills also include writing and producing micro-documentaries and author video profiles. Media trained for network TV, radio, and speaking engagements.


17 Years
Producer (new media)
8 Years
17 Years


Business (general)
17 Years
17 Years
Home & Garden
17 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
9 Years
Online/new media
7 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
11 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Maxim (3-5), Golf (10+), Consumer Reports (3-5), New York Post (10+), Bloomberg Businessweek (6-10), Men's Health (6-10), Stuff (3-5), This Old House (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Carter & Burgess (10+), U.S. Cellular (10+), Weight Watchers (10+)

Other Work History

Weight Watchers, Men's Site Editor 2007-2010 This Old House, Senior Editor 2004-2007 Franklin Report, Managing Editor 2001-2004 eTown.com, Senior News Editor 2000-2001 ycraze.com, Editor-in-chief 1999-2000 Westfield News, Editor 1998-1999 Daily Hampshire Gazette, Writer 1997-1998

Technical Skills

Copywriting,ghostwriting, web copy, proofreading, editing, video production,all aspects of publishing industry.

Foreign Language Skills

Basic Portuguese and Spanish

Computer Skills

SEO, CMS, WordPress, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Basic HTML, Basic Quark, Web-based database management


Full Professional Digital Photo (Nikon) and Video (Canon) production suite. In addition to traditional home-business communication and production tools.

Work Permits & Visas

Brazilian Visa


References available upon request.


- Henry Luce Awards (2006, Time Inc.) - Panelist for YouTube and social media conferences - This Old House article featured on Today show - Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award (given to The Franklin Report: - The Insider's Guide to Home Services, for which I was the managing editor)


Avantguild, of course (mediabistro)



I am currently working with U.S. Cellular in revamping their video strategy and serving as a Web video production consultant for a new site aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses.
I have extensive experience with social media, including YouTube, which named me one of its most influential users for its five-year anniversary, and invited me to speak at several conferences. This honor was based on my more than 75 testimonial videos depicting my bone marrow transplant