My name is Mika (pronounced Meeka), and I am a professional writer and poet based in Rockford, Ill. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in communications.
I am currently a lifestyle news writer for Bustle, and my writing has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Bitch Media, The Good Men Project, Role/Reboot, and Everyday Feminism (under a pseudonym). One of my favorite experiences was when I had the chance to do a Q&A interview with author Kerry Cohen right after her latest book Dirty Little Secrets had just come out. It was such an incredible experience to sit down and talk to Kerry about such a controversial topic as female sexuality.
I have spent my more than 10-year career working full-time roles in marketing, communications, public relations and social media in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Before social media marketing truly took off, I was ahead of the curve in my role at my local tourism bureau, leading the organization to achieve the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award in “Best Social Media Marketing” at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Before I even turned 30, the Rockford (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce recognized my business acumen and honored me as Woman Business Leader of Tomorrow. Make sure you check out my LinkedIn profile to see the diversity of my experience throughout my career as a communications professional.
I specialize in writing engaging content that is relatable and humanizing. My natural writing style is very casual and friendly, but I’m highly adaptive and can write from the full spectrum of tones and styles. See my Services page for full details on the writing and editing services I offer.
It probably sounds weird to the average person, but I spend most of my time writing because that’s what I love to do. It energizes me and makes me feel alive. But when I’m not writing, I’m playing with my 90-pound American bulldog, practicing yoga, reading poetry, and binge-watching Netflix. Stranger Things, anyone?
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