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Firstname/Profession
Mike
Writer
8-12 years Experience
Whangarei, Auckland
11586

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

B2B Writing Copywriting Editorial Interviewing Journalism Marketing Communication Public Relations Social Media Marketing

Software

Acrobat X Pro Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Word Photoshop CC

I'm best known for...

Content writing

Recent Employment

Freelance Writer / Copywriter / Journalist / Mar 2011 - Present / Self Employed

Since 2011, I have been a freelance writer for web sites, news media, businesses and Northland DHB. My skills lie in interviewing, journalism, electronic direct marketing, web content writing, social media and using words for search engine optimisation (SEO). I’m often called on to provide professional quality photos, too. I can build and edit web pages using content management systems although I’m most adept in handling written content.

 

I founded a writing service around 2016 and had just a few clients initially. I expanded and rebranded at the end of 2018 and now proudly take care of the communications needs of a core of reliable clients. I'm passionate about providing written communications services for clean brands doing good things in the world - education, startup business, social progress. 

 

 

My favourite jobs are interviewing people, getting news stories published by mainstream media, and polishing communications for businesses small and large.

Communications Writer / 2009 - 2018 / Northern District Health Board

News stories, newslettersmedia releases, social media, communication campaigns.

Reporter / 2013 - 2014 / NZ Herald, NZME | APNZ News Service

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

Massey University

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

 

AUT University

Master of Creative Writing – achieved 2009

 

NZQA Certificate 

Adult Literacy Tuition (Level 5) – achieved 2007

 

Massey University

Foundation Certificate in Design – achieved 2006

 

St John First Aid Certificate 

Level 1 – Achieved 2011

Languages

English, Some Spanish and Te Reo Maori

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