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Max S.

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  • Joined April 2016

I’m a Russian-born, Hungary-based English-language writer of web copy, ads, stories, novels, and video games.

  • Budapest, Hungary
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Max S.
Budapest, Hungary

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Experience in writing web copy, advertisements, short stories, books, and video game scripts. Original fiction published in the Hugo-nominated Abyss & Apex magazine and other venues.

Work history

Various Projects
Collaborated on a number of copywriting projects; concept work, brochures, web copy, ads, and more.
Drivingcamp YouTube Ad & Site
Consulted on web copy concepts. Co-wrote the English language YouTube ad.
YouTube Ad
Wrote the copy for the video ad. Coordinated voice talent for the ad’s production.
Royal Trouble: Honeymoon Havoc
Rewrote 90% of all dialogs, descriptions, and cutscenes for the game. Created three story concepts for an upcoming game in early development.
Initial copy direction (straplines, concept) and consulting.
Web Content
Wrote dozens of Search Engine Optimized articles for the website.
Video Course
Wrote 7 mini-lectures about different aspects of writing romance novels and stories.
Web Copy
Wrote website copy for the construction project, emphasizing efficiency and eco-friendliness.


Online Writing Portfolio

My writing portfolio and web log.



English Literature and Creative Writing
Russian Language and Literature



advertising copywriting writing content creation ebooks SEO content brand strategy branding digital media


Basecamp Audacity Mailchimp Meetup Github LinkedIn Google Analytics Photoshop Wordpress Yoast Powerpoint Prezi Facebook Twitter Trello


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Entertainment Gaming Media Music PR & Communications Other

What I read

Non-fiction: The Copywriter's Handbook, Ogilvy on Advertising, Techniques of the $elling Author, On Writing Well, and more.
Fiction: William Gibson, Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Alexandre Dumas, Conan Doyle, and other authors.

Ideal team

I enjoy working with people who understand the correlation between price/quality/time. Any team size, but preferably only 1 project lead. The saying goes, "a camel is a horse designed by a committee."