an expert writer applies his skills to helping others and contributing to social impact

freelance software tester, game design assessor, game content writer, video editor, scriptwriting support, online tutor, video producer.

A deep dive into Mike’s brain

Need help with your radio play, screenplay, theatre script or tv script?

I have helped 9 people so far, so I’m just starting out as an assessor but my prices are definitely affordable. I’m also heavily experienced and educated as a scriptwriter, I’ve been writing scripts since 2000. Making movies since I was a kid and wrote my first 300+ page manuscript when I was thirteen.

In addition to winning a 10hr mentorship with a professional author, awarded and paid for by the NZSA, for my novel in development in 2012, I have a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree with a specialisation in screenwriting, and a level 6 diploma of art and creativity with honours in 2d digital illustration and art direction.

I also did a college-level Certificate in Television, Theatre and Radio back in 2000. Majored in making short movies on video and video editing – which involved learning tv station and radio station equipment as well as all areas of production for both including promotional. I minored in acting and crewing for children’s theatre – I also attended drama school as a kid, got pretty good at performance.

I have written 9 manuscripts and had poetry published. I’ve been mentored by four published authors and a professional screenwriter. I’ve also been involved in the 48hrs filmmaking festival as lead story writer and co-script writer. And I was Associate Producer and helped with writing on an indie adventure video game with a massive map that was not completed – as the team (undergrads) disbanded.

I’m interested in helping people in the following areas: manuscript (script) assessments, content writing for games, game design concept feedback, design document for software feedback, game testing and design document/brief/rules writing.

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a one-hour interview with Michael about his work from Michael B. Professional Nerd on Vimeo.

More details to help you figure out my pricing – I charge a flat rate per project, but I base it on my time, effort, skills, talent, education and experience:

My rate is usually figured out at US$35/hr

what drives me? what is my journey? why should you join me on it? click for my answer

“Right now, my focus is on helping others with creative writing, game development, freelancing and attempting to have a positive effect on society.”

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