Writing Portfolio

I’m William Baker.
Creative communication is my passion.

With over a decade of professional experience as a writer, copyeditor and creative communicator, I pride myself in crafting diverse, intentional writing and media. I’ve written and edited content for over 65 countries, working on wildly different projects with diverse challenges, needs and applications. Excellent communication is crucial, so every client should be confident knowing they’re working with a quality, capable writer and editor.

Check below to see samples of my work!

Slalom Knows No Season

Spanning four counties and nearly 50,000 acres in the center of our state, Lake Murray has formed the bedrock of what so many Midlands communities, families and businesses have come to proudly call home. For the better part of a century, the vast expanse of murky green water and its…

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A Love Lost and Found on Oak Street

A Love Lost and Found on Oak Street by William Baker Published in Newberry Magazine For nearly half a century, a love story has been blossoming over on the corner of Oak Street and Birge Lane between Newberry native Sally Lister and her childhood home. Having spent her professional life…

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The Nuances of Copyediting Poetry for Film

Copyediting is fun! Every project has its own challenges, intended media format, platform and audience. One such project I worked on was “I Spy I Spy,” a Dutch experimental documentary about a unique neighborhood in Utrecht. The filmmaker contacted me for assistance creating accurate subtitles. Subtitles, eh? What’s so special…

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Writing for Video

As a writer, my job is to understand a topic, know the audience and craft the content in unique, compelling ways that invoke a desired response. I love a creative challenge, so I met with the director and pastoral team to understand the tone, dynamic and response they desired. Much…

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Artist Profile: Denise Waldrep

by William Baker Published in Greenwood Magazine Great art captures more than the obvious. True artistry captures, conveys, and creates far more than the immediately on-hand. Much like the tip of an iceberg, art reaches beyond a subject and displays the hidden, subtle intimations of the infinitely wondrous world to…

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Copyediting for Film

Part of being a copyeditor is using your craft to help other artists make better art. One huge area of my work involves video. Whether it’s for a film, commercial, art project or something else, I’m here to help clients take full advantage of the language and enhance their art.…

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