Meet the ProPRcopy Leadership Team

ProPRcopy is one of North America’s largest and most sought-after copywriting service providers. Our writers and editors are all based in the United States, and they all have bachelor’s degrees and experience in journalism, marketing, communications or related fields. We bring knowledge of a wide range of industries and have written press releases, articles, website copy and blog content for clients across the globe.

ProPRcopy was founded in 2010, and over the years, we have evolved our copywriting service offering to reflect the rapid changes we’ve seen in the content marketing and digital PR space. Read more about our leadership team below:

Steve Bailey, President

copywriting service, steve bailey writerAs president, Steve Bailey oversees the operations of ProPRcopy. He was previously the executive editor of the company from 2010 to 2013.

Before joining ProPRcopy, Steve worked with a Milwaukee-based communications firm, served as campaign manager for a U.S. Congressional campaign and worked with various nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and New York. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Journalism and has experience as both a print and broadcast news reporter.

Steve has served as a trusted content writer and consultant for organizations across many different industries. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree.

Kyle Danowski, Senior Editor

content writing services, milwaukee copywritersKyle Danowski is a senior editor for ProPRcopy who has written and edited copy for a wide range of organizations across numerous industries. He works directly with many of the company’s largest clients, and has extensive experience in marketing, social media, blogging, strategic communications, technical writing and journalism.

Before joining ProPRcopy, Kyle served as the marketing director for a firm specializing in e-commerce sales. He was also a marketing and public relations specialist for a large nonprofit organization based in Wisconsin. Kyle has a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Tim Backes, Senior Editor

milwaukee content writerAs a senior editor with ProPRcopy, Tim Backes works closely with many of the firm’s varied list of clients. An experienced marketing copywriter and blogger, he has written content for organizations that span a wide range of industries. Tim started with the company as one of its junior copywriters, moving up the ranks quickly to his current position.

Tim received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also written for a popular sports blog.

Tom Useted, Senior Editor

tom useted copywriterTom Useted, an associate editor with ProPRcopy, writes and edits content for a broad range of businesses and organizations across a variety of industries. He has also become a trusted content writer and marketing advisor to many of the firm’s valued clients.

Prior to joining the copywriting service team at ProPRcopy, Tom served in numerous roles in the book retail and banking industries, and most recently was a university instructor and managing editor of a nationally distributed literary magazine. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Truman State University, along with an MFA degree in creative writing from the University of Memphis.

Becky Huenink, Business Manager

professional copywriter serviceRanging from project follow-through to editing and proofing documents, Becky Huenink is the point of contact for many ProPRcopy clients.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Becky served as a social worker, assisting individuals with special needs. She also worked with the Wauwatosa School District in Wisconsin as a liaison between school staff, parents and business members collaborating toward a safe, united community.

Joe Donovan, Founder

Joe Donovan, founder of ProPRcopy, is a trusted communications professional. Prior to starting ProPRcopy, Joe owned and operated a niche-specific public relations firm. Prior to that, Joe served as a consultant to state legislators, mayors and various members of Congress and was a partner and vice president of an education research firm. He also served as a spokesperson and communications strategist for a Wisconsin state superintendent and worked as director in the office of a U.S. Senator.

A published author, Joe Donovan earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additionally, the ProPRcopy team includes more than 100 copywriters and editors, many of whom have subject-specific expertise. Their combined efforts have led to the firm becoming one of the leading copywriting service providers in North America.

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“I just cannot say enough good things about my recent experience with the ProPRcopy team. These folks ‘walk the talk’ and deliver on what they say they are going to do. Great value. They immersed themselves into our world, and it is reflective in their finished product. Keep up the GREAT work you are doing!”

Ken S., Rockford, IL