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.
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Industries I know well
Mediums I know well
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
Graduate Diploma in Journalism – achieved November 2014
University of Otago
Bachelor of Arts (English major) – achieved 2005 Invited to complete honours in 2006. NCALNE (National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education)
(Level 5) – achieved 2012
English Language Partners
Certificate in ESOL Tutoring – achieved 2010
Master of Creative Writing – achieved 2009
Adult Literacy Tuition (Level 5) – achieved 2007
Foundation Certificate in Design – achieved 2006
St John First Aid Certificate
Level 1 – Achieved 2011
English, Some Spanish and Te Reo Maori