Work

2020-Present

Writer Centerfield Media

I’ve worked across Centerfield’s verticals writing news pieces, buyer’s guides, and product reviews on home security, consumer tech, and digital privacy. My writing is heavily SEO-focused, but I’ve also had the creative leeway to pitch, research, and develop a number of deep dives and buzzier pieces on my own.


2016-2022

Creative Director Storyline Creatives

At Storyline, my job was to discover ideas and voices that resonated with audiences and turn them into stories that defined the brands I wrote about. I helped small-to-medium-sized businesses — and bigger names like Bank of Cyprus, JCC Payment Systems, Cobalt Aero, and Ancoria Insurance — tell their stories across their marketing channels.


2015-2020

Director Write CY

Write CY was a Nicosia-based creative writing center where established and aspiring local writers and story­tellers developed their craft and shared it with the community. Apart from founding and directing the center, I also taught short story writing, live storytelling, and creative blogging, and managed its digital presence.


2005-Present

Creative Writer

When I’m not writing copy, I write fiction and journalism. I've published over 40 short stories and articles, and two novels — Dillo (Down and Out Books, 2018) and God’s Speedboat (Outcast Press, 2023).

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Skills

Content and UX Writing

I’m really good at hooking readers with snappy, absorbing content at any length, in any style. I have a soft spot for writing articles and designing content for websites, but I’m just as at home with marketing emails, video scripts, product copy, Google ads, and more. (That “more” includes SEO titles and descriptions.)

Creative Direction

I love coming up with memorable ideas that can spark marketing and content cam­paigns, and even brand identities. And I love working with passionate teams to make those ideas happen.

Storytelling

My background is in fiction and journalism, so telling company stories is second nature. I also teach creative writing and have written extensively about story­telling for the web, which comes in very handy when I need to communicate my creative choices to the teams I work with.

Visual Thinking

I’m fluent in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (and now Affinity Designer and Photo), which I use to create professional photo illustrations and collages for my work. I’m also a website designer, and occasionally have the chance to design the websites I write. All of which is to say that I never write a word without imagining how it will look on the page.

About me

Languages

English ■■■■■■■■■■ Native

Greek ■■■■■■■□□□ 70%

Education

MA in Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.

BA in Classics, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, U.S.

Availability

I’m based in Europe (GMT+2), but I write for people and businesses around the world. I’m available for one-off projects, contract work, or long-term collaborations.

After Hours

I have an unhealthy obssession with typography that I blame on Gary Hustwit, whose awesome documentary Helvetica (2007) really got me thinking about type. I play the guitar, make a mean sweet potato and black bean chili, and love (love!) bad Nic Cage movies.

Contact

max@maxcopy.co

+357 96440814