Michael Koch resume
Michael Koch resume

Michael Koch

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  • San Francisco Bay Area
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about me

Bilingual (English/German) content strategist, editor, and writer with twenty years' experience in publishing, producing exceptional educational, informational, marketing, and technical content for diverse audiences.


skills

Professional

Excellent communication, editing, writing, and project management skills; strong content and user-centered design instincts; ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects on tight timelines; aptitude for synthesizing and simplifying complex topics and procedures; experience balancing user needs with business goals; and outstanding attention to detail.

Technical

HTML, CSS, CMS proficiency; web analytics; web editing; presentations, spreadsheets, and templates; knowledge of web and mobile technologies, web and mobile app development, and video and sound editing; Adobe Creative Suite; iWork; Microsoft Office.


experience

Content Strategist/Editor/Writer | MikoWorx

January 2012–present

Produce, edit, and write print and online content for institutions and businesses.

Information Architect/Content Strategist | Blue Shield of California

June 2019–present

Work on content governance and collaborate with UX designers and researchers to improve user experiences across the BSCA web properties and apps.

Lead Content Strategist (VP) | JPMorgan Chase

January 2018–March 2019

Partnered with designers, researchers, product owners, and leadership to produce the best-possible developer-focused content for the bank’s new API portal and help drive their API initiative. [more]

Senior Content Strategist (Contract) | JPMorgan Chase

September 2017–December 2017

Partnered with team members, product owners, and engineering to deliver best-in-class content for the bank’s Merchant Services and Payments digital products. [more]

Content Strategist (Contract) | Slack

October 2016–December 2016

Worked with the engineering and marketing teams on the redesign of the company's main marketing website (slack.com). The goal of the website is to increase reach and conversion to Slack, a cloud-based messaging platform for businesses and work groups. [more]

Documentation Lead | Declarativ/Montage Studio

April 2013–June 2014

Planned, wrote, edited, and managed developer and UI content in an agile environment for a Silicon Valley startup working on a cloud-based HTML tool and JavaScript framework.

Senior Content Strategist/Web Editor | Adobe Systems

June 2007–January 2012

Planned, sourced, edited, and maintained site content for key areas of the Adobe Developer Connection—a dynamic, high-volume environment for helping developers and users make the most of Adobe products. [more]

Senior Marketing Writer | Adobe Systems

July 2006–May 2007

Wrote, edited, and managed content for web, print, and multimedia projects. [more]

Editor/Writer/Project and Production Manager | MK Publication Services

1996–2006

Produced and art-directed visually rich publications from concept through final deliverables, and provided editorial and writing services. [more]

Developmental Editor | IDG Books

1996

Edited computer books targeted at business decision makers, network administrators, web developers, and creative professionals.

Developmental Editor | Prima Publishing

1995

Edited computer game strategy guides, game-related trade fiction, and educational books.

Editor-in-Chief, German Life Magazine | Zeitgeist Publishing

1993–1995

Co-launched a bimonthly cultural magazine and defined its editorial direction and goals. [more]


education

MA Media Arts | University of Arizona

BA Linguistics/English | University of Stuttgart

Workshops and Training: [more]

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