Caitlin Murphy
Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy

Self-Employed Writer and Consultant based in Philadelphia, PA

www.caitlin-m-murphy.com | caitlin.m.murphy.art@gmail.com

Caitlin is interested in working remotely on a variety of projects, and has undertaken client projects ranging from writing reported articles to film archival.

WRITING

Various: Freelance Writer 2013-Present

Provides intensively-researched articles on a variety of subjects including analysis of breaking news and interviewing various sources, providing articles that fit the tone of the outlet and working closely with editors to craft finished pieces. Utilized tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Slack, and Trello.

Selected Clients: Vice, Complex, GOOD, Fusion, The Establishment, Salon, Bitch Media  

Tabu: Blogger 2016

Wrote numerous blog posts targeting the startup Tabu’s client base and providing easy-to-use tips and advice for people’s sex lives and relationships. This included comprehensive and medically accurate sex positive information as well as a strict adherence to inclusive and non-judgmental language. Utilized tools such as Trello and Skype.

Psychicken, LLC: Copywriter 2015

Worked with a team to create a comprehensive Wikipedia-style resource for certain laws in cities, states, and countries. This involved extensive research, fast turnovers, and strong communication between myself, the projects head, and teammates. Won several competitive awards within the company. Utilized tools such as Facebook Groups, Google search, Google Docs, and Dwolla.

 CONSULTATION

Lovely: Consultant 2015-Present

Provided extensive insight into the industry the startup was breaking into, including helping network and promote their crowdfunding campaign and helping find and secure a well-known personality within the industry to be the face of their campaign. Additionally provided promotion, advice on inclusivity and copywriting/copyediting of crowd funding materials, design feedback, and am currently in the process of formulating the organization, targeting, and social media program for their blog.

VARIOUS

Client: Film Archival 2015-Present

Currently in the process of cleaning, scanning, properly storing for archival, editing, and organizing over 100 rolls of film from a collection of a client that spans from the late 60s to early 90’s, from a variety of film types including slide, color, and black and white. Tools used include proper archival technique including the utilization of cotton gloves, archival sleeves, and archival binders, Cannoscan 9000, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet, and Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet.

Client: Image Editing for Archival Purposes and Publication 2015-Present

Cleaning and editing large volumes of images of antique items for use in books. Tools include Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Bamboo Drawing Tablet. 

SEX EDUCATION

Classes Taught: 

Materials Matter: What You Need to Know About Sex Toy Materials and Lube Ingredients

Passional Boutique, Philadelphia PA, December 2016

THE HOWS AND WHYS OF SEX EDUCATION IN ADULT MANUFACTURING, ADULT RETAIL, AND SEX BLOGGING

Presented as Panel Moderator with Metis Black, CEO of Tantus, Jennifer Pritchett, Owner of the Smitten Kitten, and Lilly of Dangerous Lilly as Panel Members. 

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Alexandria VA, August 2015

DETOX: AVOIDING TOXIC SEXUALITY PLEASURE AND HEALTH PRODUCTS

SEXxInteractive, Philadelphia PA, May 2015

GO FUCK YOURSELF (AND MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE): SEX TOY 101

Kink Shoppe, Philadelphia PA, November 2014, November 2013

ADULT RETAIL

Sex Educator, Customer Service Representative, Event Coordinator, Social Media Manager

I have worked with and for a variety of retailers, from mid-range to sex education-focused luxury boutiques. I have worked one-on-one with hundreds of individual customers to guide their shopping experience and impart information about relationships, kink, sexuality, anatomy, and more. I have experience with curating inventory, customer experience, and interior design in retail spaces.