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Bringing in the big guns…

Author: JLB

Published On: September 22, 2008

You may know that JLB WORKS specializes in copywriting, copyediting and SEO markup. But did you know that we take those roles very seriously?

So seriously, in fact, that we have decided to bring in a ringer. That’s right. JLB has recently hired a new team member, Joel Ellis, and he’s somewhat of a Word Ninja.

Ellis joins us, having graduated The University of the South with Magna Cum Laude distinction, and somewhere just below a 4.0 in his major, English (of course).

Since we hired him (Sept. 1) and continuing over the course of the next few months, Ellis will be honing his copy skills (taking AP Style tests, writing nearly 150 articles for WCAR, proofing Web pages for form, style and meaning, and enhancing his SEO knowledge).

Why all the fuss over words?

Our firm recognizes the importance of the written word — maybe more important now than ever before. It’s true that our society (the 2008 version) is very visual — we expect images at every turn. But even as images have taken on a greater role in advertising and marketing, the pressure to say the most with the fewest words is intensified.

Hand-in-hand with excellent copywriting goes excellent Search Engine Optimization (seo) markup. And who better to assess the content on your web pages than someone with a very high competency for reading comprehension?

So if you wander by 223 FoNo this fall and happen to see a tall, scholarly looking youngster with manly scruff and editor’s glasses, give the guy a pat on the back… in all likelihood, he’s looking out for yours!

It’s remarkable working with the team that treats your business they would their own with drive, innovation, humility and a shared love of bringing great things to the wonderful Franklin & Nashville community.


RED DOG WINE & SPIRITS – Nashville Web Design


“In the search of looking high and low for a Ecommerce website design firm, we came across JLB. They are now like a part of our family and strive to do all they can to take our sales and growth to a whole new level. We recommend JLB to everyone we come across looking for a solution to their website needs.”


Chad, BOWADX – Franklin TN Web Design

“JLB has been the driving force  that has launched our company into the media spotlight, gaining us publicity through a broad cross-section of business related media including new apps and interactive activity for our clients. We are moving forward with our second web design with JLB and will continue to make them part of our team.”


John, The Perch – Brentwood TN Web Design

“I started with JLB when they first opened fifteen years ago, when they redesigned a website for me.  They are my go-to company for anything to do with web sites. These guys are professional, talented, creative and an energetic team. I will always go to JLB first for my web design work. Thanks JLB.”


Phyllis, Carneros Winery – Nashville TN Web Design

We were having problems with our online brand and digital marketing. JLB was great. Worked through it with us, created an amazing presence and business is great. The staff at JLB is fantastic too. Friendly and always there for you.


Life Line Repairs – Nashville TN Web Design

I and all of us at Sports & Entertainment Nashville TN have been thrilled with the website you guys did for us, and especially the professional service and communication you guys have shown.


Sports and Entertainment – Nashville Web Design

We interviewed several web design firms, but found that JLB’s talented team was the most creative, innovative, and professional. Choosing JLB has been a great decision! We are fortunate to have JLB be a part of the BMC Metalwork’s future as we continue to enhance our business.


Jimmy, BMC – Franklin TN Web Design

“There were a number of website design companies in Nashville that would have done an adequate job for our company. The difference was that JLB wanted to be our partner and has been for 11 years. STAR Physical Therapy has been blessed to have them as a teammate.”


Regg Swanson, STAR – Franklin TN Web Design