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Leda Clark

Leda Clark

Contributing Writer at PlaceToBeNation.com (online)

Journalism

Summary

I have a deep passion for writing in virtually every form I've taken a crack at. I'm proficient at news, feature articles, critical analysis, technical writing, creative writing, and casual blogging. I have strong instincts, and I can produce high-quality work in a short amount of time. My main interest is video games and other geek-related media. I have a BFA in game design, completed a summer mentorship with a senior reporter at Joystiq.com, and worked as a moderator for a text-based online RPG for five years. I also engage in writing projects in my free time, because for me, that's a great way to unwind and have fun.

Experience

Contributing Writer
PlaceToBeNation.com
July 2013 - Present (3 years 10 months) online
Biweekly feature articles relating to pop-culture, especially gaming.
Skills: News, feature articles
Apprenticeship
Joystiq
June 2013 - August 2013 (2 months) online
Intense writing internship to sharpen my skills and test my abilities. Tasks included writing two articles a week (1 news-based and 1 editorial), ranking headlines by importance, and on-the-spot reporting drills.
Skills: writing, editing, finding stories, feature articles, news articles
Sales Associate
Meijer
April 2005 - May 2012 (7 years 1 months) Sterling Heights, MI
Helping customers find the products they need, specializing in gaming sales. Kept parents informed of ESRB rating system and game content, how to set up consoles, troubleshooting, and other issues as they arose.
Skills: Customer service, troubleshooting, cashiering
Moderator
Sega/SatAM StH RPGs
February 2006 - April 2011 (5 years 2 months) online
Specialized in character and plot development. All players had to have their proposed characters approved by the moderators before they would be accepted; my standards for character sheets were so thorough that getting my approval was known as “running the Ledauntlet.”
Skills: Community management, character development, plot arc development, copy editing

Education

IADT Detroit
Bachelor's Degree
Game Design
2010 - 2013
Gull Lake High School
High School or equivalent
2002

Interests

  • Mario Marathon
  • Computer/Video Games
  • Creative writing
  • Writing
  • Gaming memorabilia
  • Cats
  • Doctor Who

Skills

  • writing, editing, finding stories, feature articles, news articles
  • Community management, character development, plot arc development, copy editing
  • News, feature articles
  • Customer service, troubleshooting, cashiering