Sean C. Downey

Writer. Editor. Content Wizard.

What I Do

I write, edit, and develop content for big brands, small businesses, agencies, nonprofits, and universities. I help companies build their content strategy and create compelling campaigns. If you’re looking to simplify the complex, bring focus to the formless, and clarity to the scattered, I’m your man.



I write everything from deeply researched and reported long-form features and academic articles to profiles, interviews, website copy, and blog posts.


With two decades of editing experience at national magazines and online outlets, I’m well-versed in elevating copy, clarifying voice and tone, and ideating packaging.

Content Strategy

I work with brands, companies, and organizations to create print and digital media plans that establish an authentic dialog with their audience.


I put in the preparation, planning, and production needed to make even podcasts on the most arcane subjects sound casual, compelling, and free-flowing.

Video Scripting

By creating compelling narratives, I help make videos more concise and relevant, so they stay effectively on target from beginning to end.

Branded Content

Having co-founded a content marketing agency, I know how to collaborate directly with brands and marketing firms to produce content that tells a cogent story.


With his exceptional writing and editing skills, Sean has been instrumental in helping us meet our fundraising goals. I enjoy his creative thinking and professional approach to content development, but also really admire him as a person. He truly cares about the projects he takes on.

Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, Founder of Hope Loves Company

Sean transformed our newsletter from a stale marketing tool into a compelling content piece, engaging our audience with skillfully crafted storytelling. He is sharp, observant, and articulate, and his writing is a joy to read.

Katie Germain, CMO @ National Brain Tumor Society

In his time as the Rutgers University Foundation's principal content architect, Sean elevated the storytelling and implemented an advanced content strategy that places the audience at the heart of a meaningful community

Todd Lineburger, VP of Communications and Marketing @ Muhlenberg College



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