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Mike P.

Average rate
$50–85/hour
  • Joined November 2020

Storyteller, content writer and editor. I partner with mission-driven organizations plugged into health care, education and entrepreneurship

  • Kansas City, MO, USA
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Mike P.
Kansas City, MO, USA

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Marketing SEO

Experience

Summary

My career — 15 years in the communications field — is built on great stories and sharing them with the world. Often on tight deadlines, I create publications, write strong content, craft brand narratives for video and other platforms and edit like a boss.

Work history

Storyteller/Communications Herder
I've partnered with wonderful media outlets, nonprofits and organizations committed to doing great things in and for the world. In 2020, I formalized my freelance work into Good Boy Bentley (G.B.B.) Creative. See more of my work at www.gbbcreative.com
Designer/Writer
I worked as a page designer and writer for the Post. Best gig I ever had!
Senior Editor
Having a blast working for a great public, urban-serving research university in Kansas City. Managed more than 200 projects, everything from postcards to magazines.

Portfolio

Tiny Homes becomes a pathway to end homelessness

I pitched the Post on Veteran's Community Project here in KCMO and the great work they're doing. My pitch led to a digital presentation on tiny homes across the country. When published, this story was the top story on the Post home page, which gets pageviews upwards of 75 million.

The Bloch Magazine, 2020 edition

The Bloch Magazine, from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, is a yearly magazine toward anyone with a relationship with the Bloch School. As editor, I drove the magazine process, managed managed six writers and the art director. I also wrote the cover feature, "Regarding Henry."

The Definitive Guide to Stress Relief

For Healium, a great healthtech startup using AR and VR to treat stress and anxiety, I researched and ghostwrote this guide. I created a pillar page that linked to 6-8 blog posts that I also wrote.

11 Lessons We Learned from Remote Patient Monitoring

For Overlap, a healthtech startup offering RPM tech, I edited this guide to remote patient monitoring. This included working with two other writers and the startup founder.

Skills

Languages

Spanish

Limited working proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

B2B marketing communications content marketing copywriting data analysis journalism writing video production editing email outreach

Tools

Asana Basecamp Cision Contently Facebook Google Analytics InDesign Issuu LinkedIn Mailchimp Photoshop Slack Squarespace Trello Wordpress

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available evenings and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1-3 months

Interests

Industries I love

Education Health & Wellness PR & Communications

What I read

This year, aiming to read just one book: Don Quixote. It's...not going well. Let's just say it's been a Quixotic notion.

Side projects

Was part of the Taproot Foundation, which partners nonprofits with pro bono consultants. Lately, I've been involved with KC Scholars, which grants scholarships to wonderful students here in the K.C. region.

Ideal team

I look for two qualities: clarity and collaboration. A team with clear expectations and processes and a team that works together is my jam. At that point, doesn't matter what size and which client. You can get a lot done!