beyond writing, my passions include travel, scuba diving, homebrewing and science fiction—all of which find expression in my writing in one form or another, as you'll note while exploring these work samples.
my background as a creative producer and web content/project manager includes stints at disney, aol, msn and others. selected project samples:
active network: established and managed content voice & tone standards for company's web and mobile apps
paleycenter.org: oversaw complete site redesign and handled daily content publishing
verizon: managed team that maintained verizon's investor relations site
disney: produced 30+ promotional websites for such titles as "the sixth sense," "gone in 60 seconds" and many others
my business content experience ranges from mobile app copy, newsletters and marketing communications to style guides, statements of work and technical documentation. selected writing samples:
style guide, for active network
couch-to-5k app, for active network, available in iTunes app store (2012 Appy award winner)
financial feature, for Emerald Publications' Financial Ink newsletter
sales & marketing collateral, for Entriq
employee spotlight, for Entriq's corporate newsletter
featured article (for TravelChannel.com):
"...for the country that gave the world tamagotchi digital pets, maid cafes and honey dolls, hordes of teenagers dressed up as anime characters and caricatures of western culture memes are par for the course...."
onions and thin air, weekend escape, written on spec for los angeles times
group travel: save a buck and make a friend, from my travel blog
stricklandia, my (mostly inactive) travel blog
since graduating from usc's school of cinematic arts, the nation's top film school, I've honed my talents in the screenwriting craft. currently, I'm making my first foray into novel writing.
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all content © 2013 michael strickland, unless otherwise attributed