Chris Butler Writer Journalist


My name is Chris Butler, and I have about 15 years’ professional writing experience.  Chris Butler 2015

My services include:

• Freelance journalism  

• Freelance photography 

Writing and sending out press releases to media organizations throughout your area.

• Editing and proofreading other people’s written works, whether it’s a college term paper, a formal business presentation, or a written manuscript. 

• Helping with resumes and cover letters. 

I charge general market rates for this work. I am happy to help anyone in the United States. Photography services, however, are only available in the Middle Tennessee area.

My background: I have awards in writing and photography from the Louisiana Press Association and the Mississippi/Louisiana Associated Press. I co-wrote and edited the 2011 and 2012 Tennessee Pork Reports, which were distributed statewide and made front page headlines.

FOX News, the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, National Review, the British Daily Mail, and even columnist Dave Barry, among many other national outlets, have cited my work. From 2010 to 2017, I was the investigative reporter for Tennessee Watchdog, where one piece I did resulted in a state law getting changed. In 2015 I also broke the story that was known as “Logo-Gate,” which went viral statewide and nationally.  The Washington Post named Tennessee Watchdog one of the nation’s best state-based political blogs while I was its sole reporter.

The Tennessee Star and the Louisiana-based Hayride and Dead Pelican websites have also published my work. Previously, I was a newspaper reporter in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, where I covered education, crime, the courts system, county politics, and hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. I am also a registered lobbyist in the state capitol in Tennessee.

I am a native of Ruston, Louisiana and I got my bachelor’s degree (in political science, with an English minor) from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s degree (in communications) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

I currently live in Nashville.

If you don’t mind, I’d also like to use this page for professional reasons and to discuss my own random musings and other projects.
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