A personal trainer for the mind
Let Mike and his team show you how to improve your communication skills – and your business – through the power of effective writing.
Mike is a published author and an experienced editor. He has more than 35 years experience in the field. Mike can undertake specific writing projects and assignments or will work alongside you as your mentor developing your own skill set.
Editing and mentoring
Mike is the former editor-in-chief of the Philippine Business Review and works regularly as a development and manuscript editor for the Asian Development Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Mike is available for editing and manuscript development and is familiar with Australian, UK and US styles.
Whether it is a dissertation for college, a corporate report or your autobiography, the editor is the author?s friend and Mike is a friendly editor!
Writing and communication
Mike is a firm believer in the power of the written word, but only if it delivered effectively and as part of a general communication strategy. This means that the needs of the audience must be constantly assessed. Poor research detracts from the power of the message and poor delivery can damage your brand image?whether as an individual or as a corporation.
Either working independently or alongside members of your organisation, Mike can manage the development process from research to copy writing to final delivery to ensure the message is accurate, timely and delivered with maximum impact.
Whether it is a newsletter to clients or a complete procedures manual, Mike can handle the task.
Publication services for writers
Along with the demand for traditional editing services, there is a growing demand from writers to have their manuscripts converted to a format suitable for e-publishing. But where to start? Mike has self-published a number of books and both on this site and on commercial publishing sites and can guide you through the publishing process.
Based around his manual Working with Words written originally for a United Nations agency, Mike has developed a training program in effective writing using Australian style and designed specifically for those who need to develop good writing skills so that they can communicate effectively and work productively.
This course can be delivered as a one-day intensive session, more leisurely over five half days, or online using remote learning.
Whether you are seeking to enter higher education, develop employability skills or increase your office productivity, this training program will take.
Web development and web publishing
Are you satisfied with your presence on the web? Does it look pretty but lacks content? Whether you are starting from scratch or just want to make an existing site more effective, Mike and his team can manage your web presence from conception to execution.
Mike is an experienced public speaker and conference rapporteur who has been called on to address forums and conferences in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was a speaker at the 2006 ASEAN Business Summit and has spoken at conferences organised by The Economist Group in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei and Manila.
A former Rotarian, he is available to speak free-of-charge for service clubs and selected not-for-profit organizations on the Gold Coast.
Mike is an experienced conference organiser and has acted as a rapporteur at UN agency meetings. If you need assistance Mike is able to assist either as speaker, presenter focus group leader or rapporteur.