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Mike O
Writer #20233
South Elgin, IL
Joined 3/29/2017
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Mike O has been working as a freelance writer since 1997, when he first published in the Chicago-area music magazine Backstage Pass. Since then, he has contributed to countless blogs and magazines in the music world, including twelve years as a staff writer for the Illinois Entertainer, the largest free music magazine in the American Midwest (2000-2012) and the pioneering music site ChicagoGigs.com, a part of the early blogosphere that got to over a million hits per month while still in the dial-up era of the late 1990s. He has written for BestChicagoCondos.com and NorthShoreInsider.com covering real estate topics, and also created marketing and PR materials for many private clients, including biographies, website content, press releases, reviews, and liner notes. More recently, he has been working as a pharmaceutical copywriter and doing research for private clients on media and PR ideas.
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Music industry writing, public relations writing, blogging, sales writing, creative writing, content marketing.


Music, art, sales and marketing, content marketing, media, politics.


Columbia College Chicago

Mike spent the late 80s studying writing, philosophy, and literature at Columbia College Chicago, an institution he credits with much of his current style and voice.


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Mike O has been publishing in music magazines and blogs since the mid 90s, writing features and reviews. He has also done gear reviews and demo videos. He is also a long-time guitar instructor.

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Mike O has been a blogger and online writer since before the term was in common usage. Some of his venues have been ChicagoBluesGuide.com, ChicagoMusicGuide.com, Gear-Vault.com, RivetingRiffs.com, BlogAngry.com, and many others.

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Mike O has written press releases for American musicians and for his own projects for years. He is doing this currently on other freelance sites.

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