Nick Miley is an educator, writer, and historian living in California’s Gold Country. When he’s not sleeping or working, he’s on a river, a mountain, or in a kitchen cooking for friends and family.


Add more information about yourself. Lorem I have a diverse writing and editing background that ranges from technical copy to creative prose. I have managed teams producing product reviews, served as an editor for a regional climbing magazine, penned a weekly column that ran in several of Lake Tahoe’s newspapers, and tutored college students working to hone their writing craft. I have deep roots in the outdoor industry. I have managed gear shops (including online sales, marketing, and branding), organized events, and written extensively about outdoor activities, history, and issues. I have worked remotely for much of my career, remaining a productive team member when working from home. Above all, I enjoy collaborative projects that produce high-quality stories that engage and excite readers..

Senior Review Editor, TechGearLab (2019 – 2021)

  • Managed projects with teams of 3-5 people producing 35 reviews and buying advice articles
  • Created test protocols for products reviewed
  • Built and managed copy library
  • Contributed heavily to inhouse writing and style guides for freelances and staff writers
  • Designed new webpage layouts including article structure, placement of graphics and images
  • Produced copy with a focus on search engine optimization
  • Captured and edited photos

Departments Editor and Contributor, California Climber Magazine (2012 – Present)

  • Established and maintained brand identity
  • Developed recurring articles (departments)
  • Added new departments (ex. book reviews)
  • Managed a diverse group of freelancers
  • Managed partnerships with publishers, athletes, and advertisers
  • Helped to develop a long-term brand strategy
  • Produced excellent copy

Writing Tutor, Lake Tahoe Community College (2014)

  • Developed coaching techniques for writers to hone their voice and style
  • Provided compassionate guidance to a diverse group of developing writers

Freelance Writer and Photographer (2010 – Present)

  • Published articles covering outdoor athletes, events, and issues as well as natural history, environmental science, and government policy
  • Conducted in-depth research (including interviews)
  • Scouted, shot, and edited captivating photos
  • Published articles with audiences ranging from lay to professional (publications including Outdoor California, Adventure Sports Journal, Tahoe Daily Tribune, National Ski Area Association Journal, Mountain News, Earnyourturns.com, and Sierra Sun)