ISHMAEL MUHAMMAD, MPA

i.mm0904@gmail.com 424-288-7004

www.IshmaelMuhammad.com

Experienced Freelance Content Writer ♦ Content Marketer ♦  Technical Writer

Accomplished visionary and freelancer with over 800 completed projects. I have spent the past three years as a freelance content writer for some of the largest brands and startups around the world. While the majority of my clients have come from the US, I also have experience in writing for clients in the UK and Australia.

My story starts in a little town known as Los Angeles, California. With only four million residents in the city, my childhood was quiet and sheltered from the distractions of city life.

If only that was true! Anyone who knows Los Angeles is instantly reminded of congested freeways, bustling city life and a diverse melting pot that brings together people from around the world. Perhaps this is where my creativity and flair for rhetoric comes from.

After graduating from Cal State Long Beach, I pursued a Master's Degree in Northern California's Cal State East Bay. While studying my Masters Degree, I founded a small agency called Bay Area Dealer Services. It was this experience as the owner and operator of a sole proprietorship that I learned the power of persuasive messaging and engaging content.

Just when business was getting good, I received an offer from a competing business to buy me out. As a young, eager postgraduate student, I accepted the offer and received a check for what would become the foundation that the rest of my life was built on.

My business wasn't successful because it was unique or innovative. It was successful because I had unknowingly tapped into a messaging that customers resonated with.

I took that knowledge and began helping other clients find their messaging as a content writer. Three years later, I’m still a content writer with over 800 completed projects, a beautiful son, a lovely wife and passion for doing what I do best, WRITING!

KEY PROFICIENCIES

Content Marketing                     

Technical Writing                              

SEO Website Content                                              

Content Strategizing                           

Research Papers                                

 Wordpress Development & Mgmt

Article Writing                   

Whitepapers                                     

Keyword & Competitor Research

● Branding & Rebranding  

Financial Copywriting                       

Link Building & Guest Blogging

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance content writer, 2016-2019

Customer Testimonial:         “Ishmael was great! His communication was really good and is very easy to work with, any changes that I asked him to do, he did with a smile without making any fuss. I will definitely place more orders with him and recommend very strongly..” –Vinuten Digital Marketing


Founder, Owner & Operator of Bay Area Dealer Services, 2015-2018

Customer Testimonial:        “Bay Area Dealer Services offers many different services to help with anything DMV/dealer paperwork related, so make sure you hit them up for your needs. Let him know that Winnie recommended you! Support your local business and it's a great service to invest in because who wants to line up at the DMV or do anything related to that? Haha!” –Yelp Review From Winnie G

General Manager, Maliks Bookstore, Los Angeles, California, 2008-2015

Family owned bookstore that specialises in cultural literature from around the world. As the general manager, I was responsible for the day to day operations and the presenting of financial reports to the owner. –https://malikbooks.com/

EDUCATION

Master Degree, Public Administration (MPA)                                   Cal State University,  East Bay

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology                                                     Cal State University,  Long Beach

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

120 TEFL Teaching Credential

Wordpress Developer