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Hi, I'm Derek Scheips.

I am a Seattle-based writer and editor. I have created content for some of the world’s leading brands. I have taught a wide range of communication and writing subjects at the university level.


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Versatile Experience with B2C and B2B 

I've freelanced for notable clients and agencies as a copywriter and editor, creating and revising content in traditional, direct and digital formats and for leading social media channels. Though I consider myself a business and creative generalist, I have done work in particular for the technology, financial, and healthcare sectors. Click below for a range of selected work samples by industry. Email me for more information and my updated resume.

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Marketing, Technical and Creative Experience

I've written journalism for technology and business publications and web sites. I have knowledge about magazine and book publishing gained from past roles as well with Condé Nast, attending national and regional industry conferences, and my lifelong interest in literary matters. I offer developmental editing skills relevant to business, journalistic, academic and general-audience publishing on the web and social media. Email me for an updated resume or CV.



Live, Online, and Hybrid Expertise

I have created, adapted and/or taught more than twenty key communication and writing subjects as courses for higher education and continuing education institutions. Recent instructing and coaching roles: Washington State University, University of Pennsylvania and Northeastern University. Email me for an updated CV.

Adult Students

I've also been a content strategist, published, written and edited for leading brands, including:


Johnson & Johnson


Condéé Nast


Genworth Financial








My name is Derek Scheips and I help organizations and individuals improve content. Whether the goals are better promotional documents or deliverables in diverse formats, or planning and executing interactive material meant to be shared on the leading digital and social media channels. I have 20-plus years of experience as a hybrid writer, editor, researcher and strategist for Fortune 500 clients though work at global advertising networks.


My education includes coursework at Stanford University and I hold degrees from Columbia University and Swarthmore College. Through a commitment to lifelong learning and previous roles in higher education, event planning and magazine publishing, I have met, studied and worked with some of the leading creative writers and writing teachers in the United States. Over the years, my combined professional experience and education has led me to teaching/training of my own design. At this point in my career, I have mentored and advised several hundred aspiring professional communicators and creative writers at various institutions.

Nice to meet you.

Contact me

Email me at:  or call me at (206) 380-7058

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