About Me

About Me:

My name is Charlie Morrison, and I’d like to thank you personally for visiting my site, the purpose for which I’ll discuss below. I am currently self-employed as a freelance journalist and copy writer living in Charleston, South Carolina (for more about how I can help your organization, small business, or non-profit with your marketing, branding, social media, and copy writing needs simply click here, or the “Services” tab on the main page).

I worked as a journalist for a number of publications over the past decade, primarily the James Island Messenger (now J.I. Messenger), a hyper-local, community weekly dedicated to covering the Charleston sea island communities of James Island and Johns Island, South Carolina.

With the Messenger, it’s former sister publication, West Of, and the Charleston City Paper, I have seen the weekly news world inside and out working in every capacity at one time or another save graphic design, which I’m studying now.

With the Messenger, I rose from a Staff Writer specializing in James Island politics, to a reporter with the breadth of  knowledge and honed abilities to report on all topics. I began working as the paper’s the Community Editor in late 2011 before, overseeing all editorial copy, before in the summer of 2013 taking over as the publisher of the Messenger,  purchasing the publication outright from founder and current West Of and Folly Current publisher Lorne Chambers.

I was born and raised in Bennington, Vermont where in high school I played baseball, basketball, and soccer. I attended Wake Forest University after graduation, getting  a degree in English. I specialized in British Romantic poetry, and love it to this day. In 2007, I acquired a M.B.A. from The Citadel, here in Charleston. Outside of the news biz. I’ve worked in international trade, on a shrimp boat (Second Mate), as a wine salesman, a golf caddy, a bartender and server (in beautiful Eindburgh, Scotland), and I grew up washing cars at my dad’s car dealerships. Oh yeah, and I’m a Scorpio.

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