We all have ideas and thoughts we need to communicate in our everyday lives and, for the most part, it’s an easy job. We place orders in restaurants, ask for directions, and tell our families and friends about our day. 

Then come instances that require a bit more thought: a cover letter, application for college, grad school, or a scholarship, an article, or maybe a speech. Suddenly, communicating becomes more of a tricky thing, as you may constantly ask yourself, “What do I write?”

If you find yourself at a loss for words and need help getting started or would like some writing guidance and feedback, I’d be happy to help you out. With extensive experience in professional communications and a degree in advertising, I can help you express your ideas in a way that will connect with the audience you want to reach. Below are a few examples of how I can be of service.

If you need help or have any questions, feel free to message me at o.pimentel@outlook.com

Writing References and Achievements

Adan Velasquez
Accepted into John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Master of Health Science Program 2018
Adan is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After graduating in December 2017, he wanted to obtain his Master’s degree at an established public health school. One of the schools he had his sights set on was the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which is ranked as the #1 public health school in the nation. Adan approached me to give feedback and guidance on his Statement of Purpose paper, where he shared how his personal experiences at the doctor and serious illness of family member sparked his desire to pursue an education in medicine.

Adan was accepted into the program and is a full-time student at Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Cris Escalera
Selected to be the Convocation Speaker for the College of Education Graduation, Spring 2017
Cris was a top-performing Exercise and Sports Science major at the University of Georgia’s College of Education, and in the last semester of his senior year, he applied to be the convocation speaker for their convocation. He was motivated to do so because he recognized his achievement would not have been possible without his third-grade teacher, who enabled him to reach his goals. Her support inspired him to do the same for others and Cris wanted to share this story with his colleagues to remind him of the impact they could have on future generations. I assisted Cris by providing feedback on his speech and training in his speech delivery.

After earning his degree in B.S.Ed. Cris spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Extra Special People, a program for kids with disabilities and now interns at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Orlando Pimentel
Selected to be the Convocation Speaker for Grady College School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduation, Spring 2017
In the Spring semester of my senior year in undergrad, many of my colleagues were nervous about entering the professional world after graduation and many doubted their capabilities, a sentiment I experienced many times in my life. It was then that I applied to be the convocation speaker for my college, and I wrote a speech about how getting this far in life did not happen by chance or luck, but because of our capabilities to face and rise above the challenges in life, and the support from those around us.

I was selected to be the convocation speaker and after giving my speech, Porter Novelli (a global public relations firm) CEO, Brad MacAfee, who was the keynote speaker for the convocation, was moved by my speech and it led him to inquire more about me from my professors. Later that day, MacAfee called me not only to congratulate me but to offer me an internship at Porter Novelli in either Washington, D.C. or New York City. After reflecting on his proposition, I chose to intern at the D.C. office where I now work at full time.