Mike Greenstein Writing & Editing


A Way with Words

Mike Greenstein is an award-winning writer and a meticulous editor. Adept with grammar, spelling, style and the rhythm of writing, he creates or polishes writing that gets the point across quickly and effectively. With his newspaper background, meeting crazy deadlines is in his blood.

Here are some recent pieces from Mike’s portfolio and a list of the writing and editing services he offers.

Formerly editor-in-chief of the news and arts weekly Syracuse New Times, Mike has personally won awards for feature writing, arts criticism, advertising copywriting and photography. While he was editor (1986-1998) of The New Times, the paper won more than 200 awards from the New York Press Association, Syracuse Press Club and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies ( AAN).

In 1997, Mike received the Syracuse Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2009 he was named to the Syracuse Area Music Awards (Sammys) Hall of Fame for his contributions as a music writer and Sammys chair. He also taught journalism and music industry courses at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College, hosted a weekly radio show on WAER-FM and co-authored two books. His undergraduate and graduate degrees come from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Since moving to Seattle in 1998, Mike has written for and edited the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, the University of Washington Information School’s iNews, and many other publications and websites. He also writes feature articles and advertising/marketing copy and edits documents for businesses, associations and medical-technical clients. His current pet project is writing verse for children’s picture books featuring Heidi, the wirehair dachshund.

Please contact Mike about your own writing or editing project.