Jim Kobylecky
Freelance Writer

So who am I?

Award-winning Freelance Writer, Instructional Designer, Ex-Poet and Boy Scientist Gone Bad. Experienced in video and high tech.

What do I do?

Work with marketers, engineers, psychologists, composers and technicians to define and develop marketing, training and communications media. I help them discover WHO needs to know WHAT, WHY and WHEN it's important, and HOW to effectively present it.

Write ads, articles, manuals, media scripts, web sites, workbooks and white papers.

Do what I say.

Where have I done it?

Freelance PR and Copy Writer

Anderson Solone Inc., Atmel Inc., Belgard Group, BW&A PR, Computer Bits, Entomo Inc., "Large Chip Maker in Hillsboro and Santa Clara," Mentor Graphics, MoniResearch, Music Box Productions, Omni Studio, Oregon Catholic Press, PassEdge Inc., Payer Connection, Pre1.com, Tektronix, Wordsmith Communications.

Ads, articles, backgrounders, brochures, direct mail, music album notes, technical briefs, and white papers for print and web. National award for copywriting.

Freelance Technical Writer and Instructional Designer

Belgard Group, BFR Inc., Focus Enhancements, La Cie Ltd, "Large Chip Maker in Hillsboro and Santa Clara," Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, TVIEW Inc., PassEdge Inc., Via Training, Weyerhaeuser, Wordsmith Communications.

Redesigned training for new audiences and media. Wrote application notes, datasheets, manuals, and training materials.

Freelance Writer and Producer

Lightspeed Learning (Belgard Group), BFR Inc., Credence Corporation, Creative Media, Ken Avdeef Productions, L.I.F.E. Center, Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, Nike Inc., Omni Studio.

Developed, scripted and directed multimedia programs for CD-ROMs and video.

Anything more "full time"?


Oregon Catholic Press. Portland, OR
Wrote catalog, web and ad copy, as well as press releases and direct mail for the liturgical music market.

Writer/Producer, MarCom Program Manager, Media Specialist

Tektronix, Inc. Beaverton, OR
Wrote, produced, or directed multimedia programs. Took part in all production and post-production roles. National award for training video.

Instructor (part-time)

Portland Community College. Portland, OR
Taught basic writing.

Freelance Copywriter and Scriptwriter

McCann-Erickson, Video Productions, M. Zoranado Productions, Finzer & Associates, Payless Stores, Ad Creations, Green Associates, Cox & Associates, et al. Portland and Eugene, OR
Technical and educational scripts, brochures, and radio ads.

Continuity (Copy) Writer

KASH Am Radio. Eugene, OR
Applied Poetics 101: Perfecting the thirty second fine, fresh, friendly, food spot.

How did I get there?

BA in Rhetoric, University of Illinois, Minor in Math & Physics

MFA in Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts

As well as classes and workshops in play writing, project management, editing, scriptwriting, electronics, writing for children, graphics and computer programming.

Why do I do it?