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Meet Me

The short of it: Government robot turned creative writer.

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The short of it: Government robot turned copywriter.

 
 

 I don't fight,          I use my words.

 

I'M A GRADUATE FROM SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY GRAD WITH A DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION; EMPHASIS IN CITY PLANNING. I SPENT A STUDENT'S LIFETIME WORKING FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY, BUT THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT BETWEEN US WHEN I DISCOVERED I COULD WRITE CREATIVELY FOR A LIVING.

I USED WHAT I'D SAVED TO PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS AND TOOK A 3 MONTH BACKPACKING THROUGH 15 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE. AS I MET HUNDREDS OF INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, MY NEW CAREER GOAL BECAME CLEAR AND I DECIDED TO DIVERT FROM MY CURRENT PATH AND REVERT TO MY EARLY WRITING ROOTS.

I JOINED A LOCAL AD CLUB, WHERE I GOT MY FIRST GIG WITH THE SPARKHOUSE. I THOUGHT I WAS IN HEAVEN. I THEN WORKED AS A MARKETING MANAGER FOR THE ARTISAN APARTMENTS IN LAGUNA BEACH BEFORE MOVING TO EGER, HUNGARY FOR SIX MONTHS. WHY? THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. ANYWAY, I WORKED AS A COPYWRITER AND ASSISTANT CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT AN AD AGENCY CALLED ONE ONLINE.

I RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA WITH A FURTHER EXPANDED CULTURAL HORIZON AND CONTINUED WORK AS A FREELANCE COPYWRITER, EDITOR AND DESIGNER. IN THAT TIME, I STARTED A SMALL BRANDING AGENCY, WORKED AS CMO FOR SAVAGE ENTERPRISES AND ATTENDED THE BOOKSHOP AD SCHOOL IN LA. I LOOK FORWARD TO FURTHER GROWTH, LEARNING AND FULL TIME WORK IN THIS INSPIRED AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY.

 

 

Send me a   homing pigeon.

 

mikeglidden1@gmail.com

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