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.
July 2013 - Present (3 years 8 months)
Biweekly feature articles relating to pop-culture, especially gaming.
Skills: News, feature articles
June 2013 - August 2013 (2 months)
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
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
Sega/SatAM StH RPGs
February 2006 - April 2011 (5 years 2 months)
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