Objective: It’s simple – I’m going to continue creating great work for great publications and brands.
Areas of Expertise: Travel and Adventure, Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Art and Entertainment, Business and Entrepreneurship, Home Improvement Services, Lifestyle and Leisure, Politics and History, Personal Development, and more.
Writing and Editorial Background
- Copywriting: Professional copywriter for 6 years. Worked with more than a dozen agencies spanning the globe, and provided my services to hundreds of wide-ranging startups, Fortune 500 companies, and professionals from virtually every field. Past and present clients include exciting brands such as VH1, Smirnoff, Porche, Cubero Cigars, XTERRA Fitness, McAfee, Lexus of London, and more. Expert at producing a comprehensive range of marketing materials, from web content to direct mailers to television commercial scripts. Played a lead role in developing several overall brand strategies. Ranked among the top 1% of freelancers on Elance.
- Publication: Professional publication writer for 8 years. Contributed to leading outlets both print and online such as Vice, the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian, LiveStrong, Thrillist, Marijuana Venture, Global Living Magazine, BonJourParis.com, TravelMag.com, and many more. Included in National Geographic’s “Radar” of the best travel writing on the web.
- Editing: Served as a Senior Editor for publications both print and online. Played a lead role in establishing a new local branch for a popular music publication. Background building and overseeing teams of freelance writers and photographers.
Influence & Co.
Ghostwrite thought leadership and content marketing articles pertaining to a wide range of subject matter for professional clients from a variety of fields. These articles are regularly accepted for publication in leading outlets such as Business Insider, the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Life Hack, Dumb Little Man, Techi, VentureBeat, Addicted 2 Success, and many more. Company named one of the Top 100 Most Promising Companies in America by Forbes.
Lincoln Digital Group
Create SEO blog posts and other web content for some of the largest automotive dealerships in North America. Assist with client acquisition.
Rudolf Prehn GmbH
September 2013-October 2016
Created web content, label notes, and a variety of other materials for this international wine and spirits producer. I primarily wrote about their Spanish wine brand Viña Maria.
China Wine and Spirits Awards
September 2013-October 2016
Produced a variety of marketing and web content for the CWSA, the largest wine and spirits event in Asia.
Shared Vision Media
June 2012-May 2016
Developed copy for a number of international brands, mostly from the food, drink, and entertainment industries.
Developed web content. Researched and produced regularly updated blog posts.
March 2013-Jun 2015
Developed a wide range of content for clients big and small, from locally owned contracting services to highly recognizable international brands.
Mike Shreeve Copy Team
November 2014-February 2015
Wrote hundreds of direct mailers, VSLs, and landing pages for clients from a wide range of industries.
May 2014-November 2014
Provided blog posts and feature articles on a range of health, fitness, and wellness topics.
The Southern Sun News
October 2012-February 2013
Regional Director – Granada, Spain
Launched and established the presence of a new branch for a coast-wide distributed newspaper. Secured initial advertisers and distribution points.
July 2011-February 2013
Wrote thousands of SEO tailored biographies and articles for high profile professionals, political personalities, military officials, and a variety of other clients.
April 2011-November 2012
Executive Editor – Portland, OR Branch
Selected to launch the Portland branch as the sole content producer, quickly promoted to lead in the development and coordination of a local team which grew to include eight writers and four photographers. Assigned work, edited articles, and liaised between artists, writers, promoters, and venues. Reviewed live and recorded music, wrote news pieces, interviewed leading music industry professionals, and maintained a regularly updated website. Month after month my articles ranked among the site’s most read. Responsible for developing a system of strategically re-posting older articles in a manner that led to a dramatic boost in hits, in many cases collecting exponentially more than the original posting date. Pushed the branch to become a well-recognized and established name in the local music community.
May 2011-January 2012
Express Writers Online
September 2009-January 2011
Sustainable Industries Magazine
January 2009-June 2009
House Ink Magazine
July 2008-January 2009
Senior Writing Coordinator
The Evergreen State College
Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature
Various Content and Project Management Systems