When this site was being created by the San Francisco Association of Realtors, the very talented Web designers at Aerojet.com in Berkeley recommended me for Website copywriting, editing and proofreading for the content originally created by a SFAR employee. I first edited over 130 articles for this vast resource guide for San Francisco Property Owners. […]
Palm printed 500,000 of this 24-page holiday 2003 “magalog” that blended traditional catalog copy with magazine-style articles. The goal was to sell the latest, greatest products – TREO smart phones, Palm Tungsten and Zire handhelds, plus software and accessories. Kuleana Design (formerly Landis Designs), SF provided the beautiful layouts for this 24-page piece for which […]
Book Bank USA, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1966 by Sidney Kluger after he observed the desperate need of public and school libraries for educational materials — and especially — to fulfill a constant supply of English literature. After four decades, Book Bank USA has now established and resupplied public libraries, schools and community […]
Besides the radio spot I wrote for Hooked on Phonics that you can hear here, I also wrote a few very successful HTML email blasts for them to test with very targeted messages through QuestUs, a San Francisco interactive ad agency. The first was to save $50 with an exclusive online offer. Read the HTML […]
Since 1995, I’ve written over 200 Websites. Many of them recently have required the expertise of copywriting with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords and keyphrases to maximize a site’s rankings on the search engines. This requires careful writing and editing, so the SEO keyword writing appears frequently on each page and don’t appear to be […]
During 2006, I wrote a dozen projects for the good people at Intuit, including this QuickBooks 32-page Catalog for Checks, Envelopes, Supplies and More. In fact, in 1994, I successfully introduced Quicken users to QuickBooks in the first direct mail piece ever written for this financial product that’s long been the leader in the business […]
I'm the lead writer and editor for the globetrotter's guide to fashionable travel, food, wine and shopping: Vagablond.com. We publish up to 25 stories a week, bringing you the latest news, articles and resources –from hip hotels and gadgets to spas and deals. To date, I’ve published over 1,200 stories, and manage all the content […]
I wrote and edited the 60-page Website for Fortify Software during 2006. This Palo Alto company offers a proprietary suite of software products that protect companies from today’s greatest risk: security flaws in their business-critical software applications. Their clients include Oracle, Wells Fargo Bank, TMobile, Charles Schwab, Bank of America, and many more.
My friend and travel-writing colleague, Terah Shelton, just interviewed me for The Outdoor Weblog, an online blog about adventure travel. Below are excerpts from the two articles… Part One… Don’t let this week’s Outdoor Enthusiast Next Door, Gil Zeimer’s job as editor of Vagablond, an stylish blog dedicated to luxury travel, fool you. He can […]
Discussions 3.0 Software from Well Engaged was going to be introduced at a huge software trade show. So the sell sheet had to capture a snapshot of what this software could do to “Collaborate With Your Employees, Your Customers, And Everyone Else”; tell a bit about Well Engaged as the first online community; compare Discussions […]
“Builds Advanced Math Thinking Skills Logical Journey of the Zoombinis” Broderbund needed help in a variety of ways. First, they wanted me to help them name this math skills game aimed at 8-12 year olds. Next, they asked me to write the package copy to entice parents — and their kids — to buy this […]
A few years ago, I was asked to write a radio script and produce it for Hooked on Phonics, one of the world’s most popular reading tools for children. My own daughter was beginning to read at the time and I strongly believed in phonics being able to help young readers to read better. My […]
Palm wanted to create a catalog/magazine to promote its most recent SmartPhones, PDAs, handheld software and accessories. So I was hired to write this 24-page catalog for PalmOne in November 2004 to boost holiday sales. Palm printed 1,000,000 catalogs and sold advertising space to Palm-compatible software companies to offset the printing fees. Kuleana Design (formerly […]
– By Gil Zeimer (This article first appeared in Dive Travel Magazine, Winter 1996) My dive buddy prefers warm water. So do I. Every evening around 8 p.m., we gather our gear, approach the dive site and take the plunge. Her dive conditions: Water temperature, 90 degrees; Depth, 6 inches; Bottom time, 30 minutes; Swells, […]
My colleague, Ivan Lee, and I created a series of five animated banners in various sizes for a now-defunct VoIP telecom solution called TomatoVine.com. The sizes were 728×90, 468×60, 160 x 60, 120 x 600 and 300 x 250.
Bridges Marketing Group of Walnut Creek asked me to write, direct and produce four :30 spots within a week in March 0f 2007. No problem. Below are the first two of commercials: “Yo Dude” and “Baseball.” Plus, a few years ago, I wrote and produced these two :30 radio spots for the agency’s tagline: “Fung […]