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Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch - Ghostwriter

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

I'm an essayist, reporter, and copywriter with an MFA in playwriting and screenwriting. I like big stories about real people.


I'm a writer who had written for the web, for the stage, and for the silver screen. I love urban history, unexpected stories of how technology changes our lives, and quirky character studies.

Book Ghostwriting Short-Form Content
English (UK) English (US)
Art Entertainment History Sex & Relationships Travel True Crime
Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Plays & Screenplays


  • Member of Dramatist Guild of America


  • Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award
  • Society for Professional Journalist Award

Work experience


Carnegie Mellon University
January, 2017 – May, 2017 (4 months)

Taught an advanced playwriting seminar to undergraduate students. Designed syllabus which included the creation of original plays, critical reading, and writing.

Communication Assistant (Civil & Environmental Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering
May, 2016 – October, 2016 (5 months)

Generated personalized webpages and original copy for engineering professors. Shot and edited a series of short promotional videos for department’s internship program.

Assistant Editor and Reporter

Mission Local
June, 2013 – June, 2015 (about 2 years)

Assisted in the daily maintenance and editing of the Mission District's number one hyperlocal news website. Produced original features, breaking news stories, and investigative reports. Lively on-air host of arts and entertainment video series.

Freelance Writer & Editor

July, 2012 – August, 2015 (about 3 years)

Composed original essays, blog posts, web copy, and promotional material for publications and technology companies including Scoutmob, HowAboutWe, and the Bold Italic.

Content & User Education Specialist

June, 2010 – July, 2012 (about 2 years)

Managed and edited content for heavily trafficked help centers. Conducted major rewrite and reorganization of nearly 300 articles leading to a 30% increase in user satisfaction. Led effort to enforce and update Google News' content policies and editorial guidelines. Produced original blog posts for product blog.

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