Mike S.

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  • Joined August 2016

I'm a ex-academic, who has recklessly crossed over into the world of business. I excel at anything involving words or design.

  • Roscoe, IL, United States
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Mike S.
Roscoe, IL, United States

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Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Email Strategy Development

Experience

Summary

I have spent most of my career thinking, strategizing, and writing. At first, that was in an academic capacity, but I have chosen a wider road now.

CloudPeep clients

NBF Norway - Presentation summary article
Jan 2018 to ongoing
Nordic Business Forum Sweden / Summary Articles
Jan 2018 to ongoing
Nordic Business Forum 2017 / Executive Summaries
Aug 2017 to ongoing
Nordic Business Forum Sweden summaries
Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Writing summaries on business conference keynotes
Sep 2016 to Nov 2016

Work history

Team Leader - Account Management
I am the team leader for a specialized group of account managers at Field. Account managers are innovative people working as an inside sales, customer service, purchasing, and inventory management agent all rolled into one.
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy
I taught and developed curricula for 3 courses: Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, and Social and Political Philosophy. My job was to make complicated and foggy ideas and theories simple and clear for an audience of skeptical undergraduates. I loved it.

Reviews and references

Summary

Overall
Communication
Work
Knowledge

Recent reviews

I worked with Mike on a project where I needed writers to cover our event and write long-form articles on keynote speeches. Overall, I couldn't have been happier with the way he handled everything from writing to communications. Mike understands storytelling on a deep level and submits great copy. I felt my project was in good hands at every step of the way. I’ll definitely work with him again.

Portfolio

Is All Our Hard Work Killing Our Future?

I ask the question of whether our tireless devotion to "the hustle" and putting in long hours to grind out hypergrowth may just be sacrificing the most important component of our progress thus far: leisure.

Entrepreneurship Is Not the Answer

As we rush to foster creativity and innovation in the next generation, let’s not chase the wrong rabbit.

"Field Figures: The Measure of a Good Company"

One part of a series of posts for my company, Field Fastener, about what sets them apart from competitors.

Forget Work, Play Hard

I lay out a way to help do brainstorming better, by leveraging the concept of "free play".

Skills

Skills

blogging branding content copywriting editing email marketing newsletters social media marketing writing web design

Tools

Bitly Audacity Buffer Mailchimp Github Hootsuite Medium Squarespace Wordpress weebly Twitter Canva Final Cut Pro BuzzSumo Facebook Advertising

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Not specified

Commitment

  • Can work 7hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Media PR & Communications Tech

What I read

I read quite a bit on Medium, where I do most of my writing, I also read various blogs to get news and notes on current events. I read business and personal development books, and philosophy, of course.

Side projects

I devote most of my time to my writing on Medium. I write for various publications on that site. I'm just getting started.

Ideal team

Simply put, I can work with any team size, any kind of client, in any industry. So long as they are respectful, straight-forward, and value good work enough to pay fairly for it.