CONTENT CREATION + EDITING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

Mike  Branom

Because Words Matter.

CONTENT CREATION + EDITING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

Mike Branom

Because Words Matter.

  

About Me

I write what you need written, and if you’ve already written it, I’ll make it better.

That’s a simple run-down of what I can do for you. But effective writing is not simple, and erring on any one of countless complexities can silence your message. If you put out a news release rife with typos and grammatical errors, your audience will wonder what else you get wrong. Or perhaps the copy in your bio is clean as a whistle yet impenetrable to readers due to industry jargon and acronyms.

My career has been dedicated to clear communication, which is having something to say then saying it well. Bring me on, and you’ll never be at a loss for words.

Skills

  • Academic / Research Papers
  • Long-form
  • Multimedia
  • Press Releases
  • Speeches / Presentations
  • Technical Manuals

Specialties

  • Climate / Weather
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Public Policy / Politics
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports
  • Transit / Transportation

 

Associated Press et. al | 1994-2009

Stories under my byline have been read across the world. But that’s not why you should hire me. You want me writing and editing your copy because it will be clean, tight, bright, and delivered quickly – skills honed during an award-winning career in journalism.

City of Tempe, Ariz. | 2009-2015

After being on the receiving end of news pitches for 15 years, it was at City Hall where I learned communications strategies and tactics. I helped produce State of the City Addresses and was relied upon for crisis communications when the city lost its lake. (It’s a long story.)

Em & M Communications | 2015-Today

Now I’m putting together what I’ve learned over my career for clients much like yourself. For you, I can dial in a strong signal then clean it of noise before amplifying. No matter the medium – be it web pages, speeches, graphics, RFP responses, grant applications, annual reports, videos, SEO blog posts, or technical manuals – I’m ready to meet your communications needs.

Asked a Basketball Hall of Famer for help in writing his obituary; he politely declined

Covered six launches of space shuttles – and one disastrous re-entry

Successfully made the case, in a State of the City Address, for changing the route of a proposed streetcar line

A member of Snoop Dogg’s crew took me aside to criticize my employer’s coverage of Palestine

Uncovered the mystery of a gravestone in a dusty Arizona trailer park and the boy who was not buried beneath

Was bulldozed by Nancy Grace in the first of my two appearances on her show

Here Is Some Of My Work

NFL Challenge

(Some of my best writing has been done for free. Art for art’s sake, I suppose. In December 2006, I wrote this love note to a long-lost video game.)   The NFL scheduled a boring game tonight. That's not how Vikings!-Packers! was promoted, to be sure, but...

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The Dark Arts Of Crisis Communication

A superintendent of a school district just learned the police cuffed and stuffed a junior-high principal at his campus. And worried parents want answers. At a non-profit highly dependent on donors, an audit revealed its bookkeeper may have surreptitiously drained dry...

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Join My Growing List Of Satisfied Clients

Testimonial 1

"Mike Branom is a hardworking, conscientious, and detail-oriented writer. During his tenure at Weatherwise, he consistently met or exceeded his deadlines and consistently submitted accurate and well-written copy that required little more than a copy edit, even from the start. He is an independent worker and self-starter whose enthusiasm for his work and subject matter was evident from the start. I would highly recommend him for his work ethic, dedicated professionalism, and writing abilities."

Margaret Benner Smidt, editor, Taylor & Francis

Testimonial 2

"Mike Branom is a skillful copyeditor, flexible with his schedule, competitively priced, excellent at meeting deadlines, and a pleasure to work with. I’ve become a bit addicted to working with Mike to the extent that I am tempted to ask him to review every written document before I share it with clients."

- Anna Rosefsky Saavedra, research scientist, University of Southern California, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research

Testimonial 3

"Mike is a versatile resource! We have worked with him on numerous projects, from blog editing to post creation, marketing materials, technical documentation, powerpoint presentations working papers, final reports, and proposal submissions. He delivers, has a great attitude, and is extremely reliable. We are glad to have him to call upon for all of our editing needs, and we consider him an important member of our CESR family"

- Tania Gutsche, Managing Director, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California

Testimonial 1

"Mike Branom is a hardworking, conscientious, and detail-oriented writer. During his tenure at Weatherwise, he consistently met or exceeded his deadlines and consistently submitted accurate and well-written copy that required little more than a copy edit, even from the start. He is an independent worker and self-starter whose enthusiasm for his work and subject matter was evident from the start. I would highly recommend him for his work ethic, dedicated professionalism, and writing abilities."

Margaret Benner Smidt, editor, Taylor & Francis

Testimonial 2

"Mike Branom is a skillful copyeditor, flexible with his schedule, competitively priced, excellent at meeting deadlines, and a pleasure to work with. I’ve become a bit addicted to working with Mike to the extent that I am tempted to ask him to review every written document before I share it with clients."

- Anna Rosefsky Saavedra, research scientist, University of Southern California, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research

Testimonial 3

"Mike is a versatile resource! We have worked with him on numerous projects, from blog editing to post creation, marketing materials, technical documentation, powerpoint presentations working papers, final reports, and proposal submissions. He delivers, has a great attitude, and is extremely reliable. We are glad to have him to call upon for all of our editing needs, and we consider him an important member of our CESR family"

- Tania Gutsche, Managing Director, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California

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mike.branom@gmail.com

(480) 734-5777