â€¢ Consistently recognized as a prolific content writer and editor with a flair for identifying, researching and producing interesting and meaningful content and stories.
â€¢ Exceptionally strong copy-editing skills, effective headline writing, an allergy to typos, grammatical mistakes, stylistic and factual inconsistencies.
â€¢ Deadline-driven and detail-oriented.
â€¢ Produce quality content remotely, independently and in teams.
â€¢ Robust technical profile with the ability to maintain, augment and improve online presence.
â€¢ Exceptional organization, communication, online research and social media skills.
â€¢ Known for adaptability, resourcefulness and innovative problem-solving.
â€¢ Article writing
â€¢ Blog writing
â€¢ Content writing
â€¢ Ghost writing
â€¢ Editing, proofreading
â€¢ AP Style
â€¢ Environment/natural resources
â€¢ Breaking news
â€¢ Feature/human interest stories
Many articles focused on the roles local, state and national government play in society.
Mike has written many articles/stories that involve local businesses and how they are succeeding or struggling: Business openings and closings, sales tax revenue and employment and others. Mike produced many such stories that helped provide a good look at local and regional economic conditions.
From farm and ranch visits to agricultural events that highlighted latest industry developments, Mike has produced many ag-related articles. One key article detailed why farmers on Colorado's West Slope turned to hemp as an alternative crop to help improve income.
Researched, wrote and edited feature news releases for Colorado Mountain Collegeâ€™s Public Information Office on innovative programs and degrees, student and graduate features, faculty/staff stories.
Created website content for CMCâ€™s Marketing Department in celebration of the schoolâ€™s 50th anniversary; interviewed lifelong students, long-term board members, staff and instructors.
Produced content about the growing popularity of hemp as an alternative crop for Western Colorado farmers, a 3-part series on the environment of Western Colorado and how climate change could affect the state's big game herds.
As a journalist, Mike produces countless articles, stories and content, with each approached with the goal of producing effective and positive results.
Produced many news briefs and press releases for Colorado Mountain College as a staff member and freelance writer. Each was designed to promote the community college's students, programs, educators and degrees, along with community involvement and support.
Copywriting skills used to produce radio PSAs that promoted events for Colorado Mountain College as a staff member and freelance writer. Many highlighted the community college's theater program, on campus free music concerts and art gallery shows.
Each year, Colorado Mountain College honors its full- and part-time professors with faculty-of--the-year awards by surprise in-class presentations by the college president. Attended several of these to obtain photos, interviewed each honored faculty, researched and fact-checked the award requirements, then wrote and edited an article with photos.