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mike181215
Firstname/Profession
Mike
Writer / Digital Writer
8-12 years Experience
Whangarei, Auckland
916

Represented: 17/12/15

Bio

Hello, I'm Mike. I am passionate about using language to create publicity, sales, and disseminate information to your target audience.

I'm active in the communities of creative writing and journalism. I have postgraduate qualifications in both of these fields, and I've published four books and a gazillion news stories.

Some of my recent work has been SEO copywriting, corporate communications journalism / public relations, and publishing newsletters for small businesses.

Expertise

Acrobat X Pro MS Excel MS Word Photoshop Wordpress

I'm best known for...

Content writing

Industries I know well

Journalism
Media
Govt
Marketing

Mediums I know well

Print
Online
Social media
Internet
Intranet

Honours & awards

CREATIVE WRITING – AWARDS

Bath Flash Fiction Award – Longlisted 2015
Whangarei Libraries Flash Fiction Comp 2015 - 1st and 2nd place winner
Guest Fiction Writer (August 2014) – Tākahe magazine
Miles Hughes Award - Third place in 2014
Dan Davin Literary Award 2009 – Highly commended
NZSA Short Story Competition 2008/9 – Third, for ‘Latter Day Lepers’
Kiwi Short Story Competition, 2009 – Second, for ‘Home D’
Her magazine Short Story Competition, 2008 – Winner
F*nk short short story competition, 2005 judged by David Eggleton – 2nd

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Journalism – achieved November 2014
From Massey University

Master of Creative Writing –
AUT University, achieved 2009

Bachelor of Arts (English major) –
University of Otago, achieved 2005 Invited to complete honours in 2006.

NCALNE (National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education)
(Level 5) – achieved 2012

NZQA Certificate in Adult Literacy Tuition
(Level 5) – achieved 2007

Certificate in ESOL Tutoring –
English Language Partners, achieved 2010

Foundation Certificate in Design –
Massey University, achieved 2006

St John First Aid Certificate, Level 1 – Achieved 2011

Languages

English, Some Spanish and Te Reo Maori

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