Freelance copywriter Phil Tardif has
an extensive history of providing editorial services, with nearly four decades of experience that includes newspapers, corporate
communications and the agency environment.
Tardif started working in newspapers as a teenager,
first as a sports correspondent for the Montgomery County Sentinel in
Maryland and later on the sports department staff of The Washington Post.
He moved to Oregon after college and served for three years as a writer-editor in the corporate communications department
of the state's leading worker's compensation insurance carrier.
In early 1984, Tardif joined Cohn & Wolfe, the Atlanta
affiliate of the world's largest public relations network. During his 13 years with the agency (the last four as a vice
president and group manager), he handled a wide range of writing and editing assignments while also carrying out account management
duties for several clients, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot and Hanes. He supported PR programs
tied to Olympic Games sponsorship by all three of those companies and also was involved in numerous other Coca-Cola PR initiatives.
Tardif has been providing freelance editorial services
since 1997. In addition to writing for print and developing client Web site copy, he has tackled several audio and video
scriptwriting projects and occasionally supervised a-v production during his career.