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I write things that people read quite well.

Seattle, WA
February 26, 2020

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I am a multi-disciplined writer/editor that is looking for either a full time or contract position writing, editing, or strategizing content. I have over a two decades experience in the start-up and corporate fields, and my strengths lie in explaining technology and science. In addition I boast a strong literacy in business, finance, and geo-politics. Specifically I’m adept at not just comprehending the value of these diverse topics but rather in also explaining them in an authoritative and understandable way. EXPERIENCE

Content/copy writer/editor/strategist with a technical lean (Self- employed, 2016 to present)

For the last few years I have been working for a number of companies, mostly start-ups, as a contractor. I am currently on retainer to a number of contractors and agencies, with references available.

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+ and Background other positive in Web-changes first technologies, such as CSS, HTML, PHP, CSS, as well as many others

Technology and geek culture contributor (Forbes Magazine, 2013 – 2016)

At Forbes, my job was to cover tech and geek culture from a Seattle-centric perspective. I had the honor of breaking several new stories as well as write about Star Wars and other nerd-tactic elements of geek culture.

+ + + + + + Many First Official Broke Covered Covered major scoops, several Forbes Tableau’s controversies publication stories including review awesome on of relating to first Microsoft’s Star cover IPO article Wars: to Dogecoin, GamerGate, about Xbox The Force strategies Amazon's Dogecar, etc. Awakens delivery etc. drones Technology columnist and geek culture editor (The Daily, 2010-2012)

The Daily was News Corps’ “first magazine for iPads”, an ambitious project that was perhaps ahead of its time. It closed just shy of its two-year birthday, but we are still proud of the work we did there.

+ + Broke Broke many news of stories Amazon’s that are first still brick-consequential and-mortar today plans M.J. HICKEY


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+ + + Broke First Major to news scoops cover of and from Microsoft’s interview Microsoft, plans stakeholders Amazon, for Office Nintendo, on on 3D-the printed iPad T-Mobile, gun parts etc. Geek culture editor (CNET, 2009-2011)

CNET, a part of CBS, had plans to re-brand as a more Web 2.0-friendly news source. To that effort I was hired, where we did some good work.

+ + + + + + First Broke Reviewed Covered First Broke broke hands-major news the several news of on iPad stories Yahoo!iPad of launch products, 3D-about review ’s sensors (eventual) live police to including in hit San on departments the sale Windows Francisco Web high-to Verizon tech laptops abusing watches new and tech other toys Managing and Features Editor (TechCrunch, 2007-2009) When I started at TechCrunch it was a lean and scrappy start-up, which is my kind of thing. I was lucky enough to be one of the first full-time hires, and like most of the rest of the staff, we were and are overjoyed with how it grew.

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Hard Skills: Html/Html5, Css/Css3, Javascript, Bootstrap, and enough PHP to be

“dangerous”. Some Swift/Xcode, Cordova, and other mobile environments. Extensive background in start-ups and new tech ventures, including both hardware and software design and sourcing. Substantial skills in live-streaming and webcasting technologies and features. (I don’t mean Twitch.)

Soft Skills: Works well collaboratively. Excellent at project management and project ownership. Very good at prevention of scope creep and expectation management. Extensive knowledge of core technologies, such as PHP, Blockchain, XML, HTML, CSS, SQL, JQuery, and about a dozen others.


Hard Skills: Excellent writing and editing skills. Experienced with content strategy and execution. Adaptable, with writing that adjusts deftly. Capable of juggling multiple “voices” per project. Ability to work effectively and quickly with strict deadlines. Extensive knowledge of the technology, science, and Internet cultures field. Ability to distill complex and highly technical ideas into content that can be easily understood. Soft Skills: Thrives in a busy environment. Works well alone remotely or in an online

“group”, i.e. Slack, etc. Ability to learn and deeply understand new concepts and ideas, M.J. HICKEY


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especially those of a technical nature. Able to quickly recognize, acknowledge, and utilize top subject experts in many fields without “friction”. Education

Final degree achieved: I am a graduate of Tumwater High School in Olympia, WA. I also attended the Evergreen State College where I studied information science and theology. In favor of a high-paying job I left the school, though I hope to finish my degree sometime in the future.

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