Chad Preston Copywriter


Chicago, IL

Freelance Copywriter, Chicago, IL

Jan. 2018 –

True Value Company, Chicago, IL 

March 2016 – Jan. 2018: Digital Content Writer – Creation of copy for digital B2C and B2B responsive e-mail marketing. Copywriting for social media marketing campaigns. Content development for consumer home improvement/DIY project web sites: and Writing of product descriptions for Copywriting for True Value Rewards app push notifications and offers

Freelance Copywriter, Chicago, IL

Nov. 2008 – March 2016: True Value Company – Copy development for consumer home improvement project web sites: and, product descriptions for

Sept. 2008 – Oct. 2008: Schawk Retail Marketing – Copy development for product listings on and

Dec. 2007 – Sept. 2008: – Copy development for websites, banner ads and e- newsletters for clients including Aon, Bank of America, Hilton, CBOE, Fisher-Price, HP, Grainger

July 2007 – Oct. 2007: Tribal DDB – Copy development for Lowe’s consumer e-newsletters, Lowe’s energy efficiency site redesign (, Endeca banner ads, and promotional banner ads supporting e- news campaign and energy site

Imagination Publishing, Chicago, IL

April 2006 – July 2007: Assistant Editor – Duties included writing and editing for web content and printed publications for MasterCard, Lowe’s, Chick-fil-A, UPS and Key Bank, among others

Aug. 2004 – April 2006: Factchecker/Copyeditor/Proofreader

Classified Ventures, Chicago, IL

Sept. 2001 – July 2004: Internet Support Specialist –

Nadig Newspapers, Chicago, IL

August 2000 – Sept. 2001: Reporter/Editorial Assistant

The Buzz Company, Chicago, IL

May 2000 – Aug. 2000: Freelance proofreader for Ambrosi and DDB Chicago

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati, OH

March 1999 – April 2000: Communications/Publications Specialist; Editor – Chamber newsletter (ChamberVision), Chamber member directory (Business Connections) and various other publications

Commonwealth Journal, Somerset, KY

Feb. 1998 – March 1999: Staff writer

The Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky newspaper

June 1997 – Aug. 1997: Co-Features Editor

March 1996 – May 1997: Staff Writer

Anderson News, Lawrenceburg, KY

March 1997 – May 1997: Freelance writer

ACE Magazine, Lexington, KY

Oct. 1996 – May 1997: Editorial internship

The Valvoline Company, Lexington, KY

May 1996 – Aug. 1996: Internship in marketing/communications group


Apple MacOS and Windows

Microsoft Office

Adobe Creative Suite

Basic HTML

AP style and Chicago Manual of Style


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, May 1997
Concentration in Contemporary American Culture

Russell High School, Russell, KY
Beta Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America
Graduated with Honors


References available upon request.

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