About

Hi, my name is Jonathan Hawpe.

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where I sold many a book to readers at Carmichael’s Bookstore. I attended Colombia College Chicago, studying creative writing, and working retail at Reckless Records. I’ve also lived in Los Angeles, working in the film and music industries, as well as Morehead, Kentucky, serving time at the Morehead State University library. Currently I pursue freelance writing and editing while residing in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with my wife, two dogs, and two cats. There is also the occasional iguana.

Over the years, I’ve developed strong writing and editing skills through work such as screenplay coverage for film production companies, sales blurbs for book and music retail products, licensing pitches for music publishers, movie reviews for weekly newspapers, essays for quarterly arts & culture journals, and developmental edit/reviews for novel manuscripts.

I am available for non-fiction writing assignments, especially in the areas of music, literature, and cinema,  as well as editing work for all lengths of manuscript. For more information, please contact me by email at this address: jonathanhawpe@gmail.com

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