Welcome to my website…I’m Mike Knight, freelance writer, journalist, content developer and marketing communications consultant.
In other words, I tell stories. And there’s a lot more to my story, including the subjects, issues, ideas and people I’ve covered via print, video and e- and online content, organizations I’ve worked with, magazines I’ve written for and awards I’ve received.
But this is supposed to be short teaser copy.
It was an icy late December morning in 2013. My wife, Michelle, and I were on our way to an appointment with my neurologist. After six months of waiting, today we would find out what caused my right foot and leg to temporarily quit working the summer before. Twice. I wrestled with the car in …
“If I were you two, I think I’d plan for the worst,” Amy, my physiatrist, said to my wife and I as we all sat in the examination room. It was just after 11 a.m., Friday, January the 18th. January has become one of two pivotal months in terms of my MS treatment plan, and …
I knew it was going to be one of those days as soon as I opened my eyes. I woke in some sort of half-start, my eyelids popping abruptly open as I looked up at the ceiling. Something seemed weird. For starters, I wasn’t on the sofa. My sleep has been sketchy for some time, …
Over the years I’ve worked as the director of communications at Central Indiana Community Foundation (2010-2016), as public relations manager for the Arts Council of Indianapolis (2005-2009) and as a freelance journalist/writer and consultant (1995-present). Before that, sales and national/regional marketing.
The work I’ve done throughout my career has been collaborative in nature; my role has varied depending upon the objectives of each project. Continue reading “Portfolio”
Marketing communications consulting and writing — From strategic messaging that supports your mission statement, business philosophy and plan down to case studies, success stories, web content and videos, earned media and OpEds, chances are I’ve either done it or can help you develop the plan, resources and approach you need to get it done.
Freelance writing — These projects are typically on assignment; I’ve written for the Chicago Sun Times, Modern Bride (really!), in-flights, city magazines and weeklies, specialty publications, case studies, success stories (and associated videos too) about everything. Some things twice.
My focus is always on finding the heart of a story and telling it in its most compelling and memorable way; I’m happy to discuss projects and rates with you, just give me a shout and we’ll talk.