Freelance Writer Profile

freelance writer/copywriter/technical writer

Name: David Herrle

Type of Writer: Other Freelance Writers

Location: Pittsburgh

Rate Type: per article (or blog post)

Average / Typical Rate: $50 - 100

My Website / Portfolio:

Profile Summary

I'm seeking publications or individuals in need of feature articles, creative and contextual interviews, book/album/film/TV reviews and essays. Clients can count on my many years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading, writing press releases and such. After working as a Proofreader/Research Librarian for about a decade, then changing course to help grow the business of an independent bookseller/distributor, I returned to the former company as a Technical Writer. Now I focus primarily on freelance writing and manuscript consultation for authors who want astute analysis, feedback and assessment, as well as content editing/rewriting/reformatting/reworking in preparation for publication. (A few of the books I've been hired to work on have won some publishing awards.)

Experience / Education / Qualifications

I graduated *magna cum laude* with an English degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, I’ve done work for *Verbicide* magazine and in-depth artist interviews for *loBURN Magazine*, I produce and edit a non-profit writing/visual art site called *SubtleTea* (, as well as a new book-review site called *Bookolage* ( Personal publishing credits include two books, *Abyssinia, Jill Rush* and *Sharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy*, book and movie reviews, book endorsements, work in literary anthologies, etc. Several years ago I reviewed the debut poetry collection of Stephen Gyllenhaal, the accomplished film director (and father of actors Jake and Maggie), and his appreciative publisher at the time included my endorsement in the program notes for the Boulder Many Mountains Moving screening of Stephen’s *Waterland* film, in honor of its 15th anniversary.

My review of one of the books by Rolf Gompertz (author/Simon Wiesenthal Center lecturer) is filed in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum archives, excerpts of my writing are featured in Dr. Bruce Longenecker’s *Hitler, Jesus and Our Common Humanity*, I’ve lectured World Literature classes at Point Park University, I’m familiar with *MLA Style Manual*, *Chicago Manual of Style*, *Elements of Style* and *Associated Press Stylebook* – and I have mixed feelings about the Oxford Comma.

Also worth mentioning is that, if he were alive today, the late poet and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky, would vouch for me. Not only did I become his friend and endorse some of his books, but I was instrumental in providing preliminary feedback on and evaluation of some of them while they were still manuscripts. Though Louis was a Yale alumnus, his extensive Faulknerana and artifacts are now on display as The Brodsky Collection at Southeast Missouri State University.

How to Contact Me

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