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Michael W. Michelsen, Jr.

Freelance Article Writer, Public Relation Freelancer, & More

Location:Riverside, California, United States
4 Skills
Professional Writer and Communications Consultant seeking work as an
Freelance Editor/Writer


* Excellent written and oral communications; written and published hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics.
* A consistent record of excellence in designing and implementing aggressive public relations programs that yield significant results.
* Accomplished in many facets of the public relations profession, including internal, consumer, investor, business-to-business, broadcast, trade shows, and legislative affairs.
* Recognized as a results-oriented negotiator with the ability to generate substantial coverage from media outlets.
* Skilled in writing captivating copy on virtually any subject for an extensive network of media contacts.


Extensive experience as a public relations practitioner and professional writer. Have written and published hundreds of articles on a broad range of subjects, i.e., business, public relations, and technology for publications such as Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, and many others. Also taught public relations classes at San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, California (1989-1991).

As a Freelance Writer/Publicist (2001-Present) have interviewed and written stories about countless high profile individuals (i.e., former SAC Commander and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Curtis E. LeMay; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Chairman & CEO of The Staubach Companies, Roger T. Staubach; 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Elie Wiesel; Pulitzer Prize winners William Saroyan (interviewed in 1980) and Dr. E.O. Wilson; singer/Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell; former Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Frank Pastore; “The Voice of the Denver Nuggets,” Jerry Schemmel; defrocked televangelist, Jim Bakker; author/motivational speaker, “Zig” Ziglar; singer/actor, Pat Boone; businessman/billionaire, David L. Steward; astronaut, Gen. Robert J. Stewart; best-selling author/adventurer, Clive Cussler; “10 Commandments Judge” Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore; forensic scientist/OJ Simpson trial star witness Dr. Henry Lee; son of the “U2 Incident” pilot, Francis Gary Powers, Jr.; author/hiker Peter Jenkins; shock rocker/restaurateur, Alice Cooper; writer/performer of the Christmas comedy classic, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Dr. Elmo Shropshire; 2-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, George Foreman; former Governor of Arkansas and Presidential hopeful, Michael Huckabee; top-ranked female chess professional, Susan Polgar; retired NFL Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Danny Wuerffel; international jewel thief-turned evangelist, Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy; multi-Grammy award winning musician, winemaker, Mick Fleetwood; head coach of the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy; Soldier, Author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore; former commander of Special Operations and Intelligence, Lt. Gen. William Boykin; NY Giants wide receiver and recipient of “The Catch,” David Tyree; model/centerfold Cindy Margolis; actor Stephen Baldwin; three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and many others). Serves as a publicist and public relations counsel to several high technology companies.

As a Public Relations Specialist (1995-2001) with Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, California, the largest producer of global positioning system (GPS) technology in the world, planned, implemented and managed their public relations policies and procedures.
Aggressively promoted GPS and related technologies in trade, national and regional media. Also wrote and edited articles, press releases, advertisements, brochures, white papers, speeches, website copy and other support materials. Supervised one subordinate.


Professional Designation in Public Relations, University of California, Riverside, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Journalism (Emphasis: Advertising), San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Associate in Arts Degree, Accounting, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California
Numerous writing, advertising, and public relations workshops and seminars


Second Place, Personality Article (Gentle Warrior: Tony Dungy), Evangelical Publishers Association 2008
Winner of the Touchstone ’98 Award, California Technical Communications Competition, Society for Technical Communications
Member, International Association of Business Communicators
Member, Public Relations Society of America
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
Member, National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America