Colin McCandless

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Charleston, South Carolina
University Of Florida
University Of North Carolina At Asheville
Nature And Wildlife, History, Outdoor Recreation, Travel/tourism
  • Colin has more than 15 years of writing experience, writing copy for newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, and ads, in both print and digital formats.
  • Colin worked seven years as a general assignment reporter for The Franklin Press in Franklin, North Carolina, covering a wide range of assignments from county and town government to human interest stories and outdoor recreation.
  • Colin has spent the past four years working as a freelance writer contributing to magazines, newspapers, and blogs, both locally and remotely.


Colin has worked as a professional writer for more than 15 years. He cut his teeth as a journalist for the The Franklin Press in Franklin, North Carolina, where he gained extensive experience writing on a variety of topics, and wrote a weekly humor column entitled "News of the Weird." Colin later spent five years working as a PR/marketing director for a nonprofit that served children in transition within the foster care system, handling its social media pages, writing newsletters, pitching stories to media, and updating website content, among other roles. For the past four years, Colin has worked as a freelance writer, contributing to publications such as History Magazine, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Style & Design, HealthLinks Magazine, Mount Pleasant Magazine, and Metro Magazine. He has written food articles and restaurant write-ups for Lowcountry Cuisine, Mount Pleasant Magazine, and the travel and tourism sites and


Colin earned his Bachelor's in Literature from the liberal arts school University of North Carolina at Asheville; He earned his master's in Mass Communication from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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