Introducing Wordsmith Principal Mike Imirie
"My name is Mike Imirie. I’m a career communications specialist and a lifelong believer in the remarkable power of words. I live and work in Troy, Michigan, but – through the magic of those far-reaching Internet electrons – serve clients across the country.
Like so many other writers who got started at the hands of that zealous Mrs. Whatley back in 6th grade English (!), I’m passionate about rescuing mangled syntax, resuscitating exhausted punctuation marks, demanding that subjects and verbs agree, and repairing words and phrases which have suffered serious injury along the way.
Using the many tools in my writer’s toolbox and the kind of English language discernment which comes from 30 years in the field, my job is to make your message just as clear….and just as compelling…as it can be."
Wordsmith, LLC is a writing shop driven by the talents and energies of Mike Imirie. With more than 30 years’ experience in internal communications and newsletter publishing, Mike has developed successful materials for audiences across the board: business, labor, affinity groups, historical organizations, the public, board members…and readers of all kinds.
He has carefully and creatively written brochures, news releases, website content, newsletters and organizational histories. Feature writing - composition which calls for color and for detail - is the work in which Mike delivers the most value.
A project of which he is particularly proud is an anecdotal history of Ford’s first 50 years in the business of designing and building automatic transmissions….a complex work commissioned by Ford’s Transmission Design community in 2001. Shaped by 11 months of historical research, generous photo support, and interviews with stakeholders to weave that 5-decade history together, it broke new ground in telling Ford Motor Company history.
His career responsibilities have been varied, but the motivation to use and to encourage clear, inviting communications has been the constant. Mike’s many experiences in the field have shaped a skill set that led to him to create Wordsmith, LLC upon retiring from Ford in 2008.