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Michael E.

Average rate
$25–40/hour
  • Joined June 2019

Writer specializing in finance, travel, expat living, career and insurance topics. Clients have included The Guardian, Yahoo and Bankrate.

  • Sanford, NC, USA
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Michael E.
Sanford, NC, USA

Experience

Summary

I began writing professionally in the late 1990s while working for an online mortgage company in San Francisco. Since 2008, I have worked as a full-time freelance writer, contributing to Yahoo Finance, Fox Business, The Guardian and International Living.

Work history

Writer and Photographer
Write articles for print and web on topics such as finance, education, travel, lifestyle, and retiring abroad. Publishers have included The Guardian, Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, LensWork, Bankrate, The City Paper, and USA Today.
Colombia Correspondent, Colombia Editor
Wrote articles for print and web about Colombia immigration policy, buying real estate in Colombia, Colombia’s health care system, Colombia taxation, and Colombia travel destinations.
Trailer Park Creations
Founder, Owner
Designed and developed greeting cards and gifts. Identified prospects, produced marketing materials, and implemented marketing campaigns. Designed, developed, and maintained retail and wholesale web sites. Produced products for order fulfillment.
iOwn.com
Product Manager, Project Manager
Designed and coordinated development of eDelivery, an online loan package delivery system, from concept through implementation. Led multi-departmental teams to create various front-end and back-end web applications.
Photographer
Produced award-winning photography for government publications, presentations, and file materials. Supervised design, content, and printing of all public affairs publications, with print runs averaging 200,000.
Producer
Produced, edited, and videotaped feature and highlight segments for network-affiliate television broadcasts. Worked extensively with all university departments to produce promotional and instructional video and film programs.

Portfolio

Travel Writing Samples

Publishers include The Guardian, Fox Business, International Living, The City Paper and Pimsleur Approach. Topics include package tours, Colombia travel destinations, language issues and Peruvian cuisine.

Small Business Writing Samples

Publishers include International Living magazine and International Living's Incomes Abroad. Topics include the processes and procedures of starting a variety of businesses in Colombia.

Mortgage and Real Estate Writing Samples

Publishers include International Living, Zantrio and eHow. Topics include FHA mobile home guidelines, types of mortgages, interest-only mortgages and Colombia home buying regulations and procedures.

Personal Finance Writing Samples

Publishers include Bankrate, International Living and Zantrio. Topics include life insurance, health insurance, Colombia taxation and college savings funds.

Legal Writing Samples

Publishers include International Living and eHow. Topics include California rent control law, Colombia trade agreement, Washington employment law and Colombia visa and residency regulations.

History Writing Samples

Publishers include International Living and Pimsleur Approach. Topics include the history of Colombia, the Armero tragedy, American artists in Paris, Peru's Shining Path guerrilla organization, Germany's Fuggerei and Peru's Inca culture.

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Not specified