Hi, I’m Jeremy Ogul. I’m a writer, editor and communications professional based in San Diego, California.
I work with San Diego Community News Network as the editor of two monthly community newspapers: Mission Times Courier and La Mesa Courier. I also contribute regularly to SDCNN’s other publications, including Mission Valley News, Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News and Gay San Diego.
In addition to my work as a community newspaper editor, I also work as a client specialist for Apex Strategies, a strategic communications and public affairs firm in San Diego. My job is to write and edit blog posts, op-eds, contributed columns, newsletters, press releases and media advisories for clients.
I also provide freelance writing and editing services to businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the San Diego region and am available for hire on a contract basis.
I have been freelancing since 2008. My freelance work has been published in U-T San Diego, the (Temecula) Californian, The Coast News, The Rancho Santa Fe News, Mission Times Courier, La Mesa Courier, Mission Valley News, Seedstock.com, FastWeb.com, Patch.com and City Heights Life. Please see my portfolio on this site for clips and links to some of my work.
In 2012 I earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, where I studied political science and expository writing. I spent most of my extracurricular time working as a writer and editor at The California Aggie, the daily, independent student newspaper. I began my freshman year as a news writer for the city desk, eventually working my way up over the next three years to city editor, opinion editor and managing editor.
My past experience also includes work as a blogger and social media marketing manager for an independent insurance agency in Davis, California. I volunteered as a member of the internal communications staff for Delta Lambda Phi, and I have experience working on public opinion polling research with a Sacramento firm.
In my free time, I enjoy slacklining, reading history, listening to music, riding my bike, experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the many bars and restaurants of San Diego,