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michael strickland

are my chosen professional tools, whether I'm using content to achieve business goals (content strategy), managing the production of content (content management) or creative projects (producing), or creating the content itself (writing). bring me on as an in-house content expert, or hire me as a freelance wordslinger—either way, your content will be in good hands.

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.


email: inbox[at]strick[dot]net

phone: 619.261.2420 / 720.924.2537


list of publications

linkedin logo linkedin profile

twitter logo @stricklandia / @sdbeerclub


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

kol: produced content for aol's kids site, including this video

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. samples:

restaurant recommendations, for mint.com

style guide, for active network

couch-to-5k app, for active network, available in iTunes app store (2012 Appy award winner)

press release and newsletter, for Oceanblue Divers

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):
"tokyo disney resort: japan's magic kingdom"

onions and thin air, weekend escape, written on spec for los angeles times

cemeteries: millions of untold stories, 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.

recent publications
• "pale green pants" - appearing in Green Eggs and Horror, a Dr. Seuss-inspired anthology
• "bigfeet" - Cast of Wonders (2014)

loved and lost
a bereaved physicist searches alternate universes to reunite with his dead wife (novel) 
read excerpt

ice moon
a near-future sci fi thriller inspired by real-life discoveries that suggest the possibility of life on Jupiter's moon Europa (screenplay)
view online pitch | read excerpt

cold fire
written before "armageddon" and "deep impact," this script explores the what-if scenario of a comet colliding with the earth (screenplay)
read excerpt

a writer doesn't write 
my blog about writing (or, more accurately, about my efforts to avoid avoiding it)

all content © 2014 michael strickland, unless otherwise attributed