Derek Royal

Copywriter, Editor, Podcaster

Location icon United States of America

Derek Royal is a copywriter and editor, having written for Simon and Schuster, Random House, and other publishers, businesses, and non-profit organization. He worked as Editorial Director at the Brown Books Publishing Group, overseeing all editorial matters concerning the press, in addition to writing copy for its publications and marketing collateral.

Derek also has a background in higher education, teaching writing for online communication, technical writing, composition, and social media studies. As such, he has valuable experience in media/marketing writing from both a practical, hands-on perspective as well as a more critical or theoretical one. He is also a professional podcaster, producing and writing copy for the The Comics Alternative podcast and blog.

Portfolio
Various books published by Brown Books
Copy Written at the Brown Books Publishing Group

A selection of marketing copy written while I was Editorial Director of the Brown Books Publishing Group between 2014 and 2015. The genres of books published at Brown vary widely, from entrepreneurial and business, motivational and how-to, autobiography, fiction, cultural criticism, photo coffee table books, history, children’s books, and religious/inspirational. The copy presented below was included on either the books’ back cover or inside front flap, as well as used in online retail...

Haunted Horror: The Screaming Skulls! and Much More
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