About Mike Singer
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Back in January of 2009, after more than 10 years as a writer and technology evangelist at Microsoft, Mike Singer got laid off. He was ecstatic about this, and has been thoroughly enjoying the fall from safety as he explores new endeavors.
Mike’s time in the corporate world was an unexpected detour, of sorts. Graduating from Hampshire College after a self-designed course of study on “People, Technology, and Nature,” he headed west to begin an unconventional life as a writer and adventure travel guide.
After two seasons guiding sea kayaking tours in the San Juan Islands, a stint as a bike messenger in Seattle, and a few years as a dock worker at a floatplane base, Mike turned to freelance writing. A contract job at Microsoft writing the manual for Money 98 led to more, and before he knew it he was working for The Man full time.
The years whizzed by as he helped design, document, evangelize, and promote more than 10 simulation games, including many versions of Flight Simulator. It was a fun career for a licensed pilot, and in truth, the only day he felt like he worked for a giant corporation was the day he got laid off.
Now he’s writing, consulting, producing, publishing. Making things up, making things happen.
Mike has, as they say in Hollywood, numerous projects in various stages of development.