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Michael Sims

Freelance Script Writer & Editor

Location:United States
2 Skills
Experience Summary

Writer, researcher, editor, producer and/or manager of more than 300 electronic media and print projects on topics ranging from hazardous waste, bioremediation, electronics and wild food, to children’s games, *********** parts, home nursing and migrant health. Credits include PBS, NPR, Veria Network, AT&T Information Systems, MCC, Motorola, NASA, Southern California Edison, the State of Texas, Southwest Educational Development Lab, Texas House of Representatives, University of Texas School of Nursing, 3M Corp.

Professional Experience

2008-2010 Creator, head writer and co-producer, 20 half-hour episodes of the national television series Hot on the Trail!, airing on the Veria channel (218, DishNetwork) and Verizon FIOS; writer, seven half-hour episodes of the national television series Fun to Grow On, airing weekends on Veria; story editor and associate producer, six one-hour episodes of the television miniseries, Labor of Love, to be aired on Veria.

2004-2007 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor

2004 Executive Producer and Story Editor, award-winning theatrical feature Echoes of Innocence, produced by New World Pictures, national release.

2001-2004 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor

1998-2001 Senior Editor, Hoover’s, Inc., Austin, Texas; I was asked to manage a troubled team of 15 researchers, writers, and editors who wrote, updated, and edited--against strict deadlines--hundreds of business profiles for this business information firm’s website and publications; wrote and edited same. The team moved from last in deadlines, accuracy, and awards to first or second in all categories.

1994-1998 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor

1991-1993 Department Head, Origin Systems, a leading computer game company; I was asked to organize two creative departments and manage 35 writers and game designers; assisted in successful transitions through several changes in management structure, including the company’s purchase by Electronic Arts.

1989-1991 Speechwriter, author, video producer, the Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas; special assistant to Commissioner Garry Mauro.

1978-1998 Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College (both temporary, part-time); taught basic and advanced writing for electronic media, editing the work of 12-25 students each semester.
Skills (2) Rating
Script Writing