I write Captain Awkward for fun (and for free). I’m an adjunct college instructor and an eternal freelancer, which means I am always hustling for money to keep a roof over my head and satisfy my love of fine cheese.
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I’m also available for small writing projects – newsletters, personal ads, resumes and cover letters, Strongly Worded Letters, proposals, corporate brochures and various web content – for a fee. I’m a decent photographer and video producer, so if you’re in the Chicago area and need a flattering portrait or a reality show audition video, I can also hook you up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a work task that can only be handled by Captain Awkward. Please continue to submit questions for answering on the blog via our Ask A Question page. Thank you for reading!