Work Resume

Education:
Johnson State College – Bachelor of Arts, Graduated December 2002. Majored in Journalism with emphasis on news writing, feature writing, review writing, journalist ethics, graphic design, photography, editing, and layout.

Freelance Experience:

Paste Magazine, Freelance (October 2013 to present)
I write craft beer reviews and features for Paste Magazine.

IGN.com, Freelance (Nov. 2009 to present)
I contribute features, reviews, and previews toIGN, and previously wrote a weekly freeware PC freeware gaming column.

Case Studies, Freelance (January 2013 to present)
I write case studies for a UK-based tech company.

Draft Magazine, Freelance (September 2012 to present)
I contribute craft beer-related pieces to Draft Magazine.

GameSpot, Freelance (Jan. 2010 to present)
I contribute reviews to GameSpot.

Polygon, Freelance (July 2012 to present)
Contribute long-form features to Polygon.

@Gamer, Freelance (Feb. 2012 to present)
I write reviews and whatnot for Best Buy’s gaming mag.

GameTrailers, Freelance (Feb. 2012 to present)
I write review scripts for GameTrailers.

Mac|Life, Freelance (Feb. 2012 to present)
I write iOS reviews and gaming coverage for Mac|Life.

Official Xbox Magazine, Freelance (Jan. 2012 to present)
I write stuff. For OXM.

GamesRadar, Freelance (April 2009 to Present)
I wrote features, reviews, and previews for GamesRadar.

Buze Magazine, Freelance (December 2012 to August 2013)
I contributed craft beer-related pieces to Buze Magazine.

Macworld, Freelance (March 2012 to Feb. 2013)
I wrote iOS game and app reviews for Macworld.

GameSpy, Freelance (June 2010 to May 2013)
I wrote a wide range of articles, previews, and reviews for for GameSpy.

PlayStation: TOM, Freelance (Sept. 2009 to December 2012)
I wrote reviews and features for PlayStation: The Official Magazine. I also contributed heavily to the PSN Games section and handle other content up until the final issue.

Nintendo Power, Freelance (August 2009 to December 2012)
I wrote short featurettes for the Community section of Nintendo Power magazine in addition to reviews and other content up until the final issue.

PC Gamer, Freelance (March. 2010 to November 2012)
I contributed a variety of work to PC Gamer magazine.

iGamer, Freelance (June 2012 to November 2012)
I wrote iOS game reviews and features for iGamer.

EGM, Freelance (July 2010 to present)
I write reviews and features for EGMi and the print edition of EGM.

GamePro, Freelance (Oct. 2009 to Nov. 2011)
I penned reviews, previews, and features for GamePro before the mag shuttered in 2011.

What They Play, Freelance (Sept. 2009 to Feb 2011)
I provided reviews, features, and a monthly downloadable gaming column for this parent-focused gaming site until it was shut down in early 2011.

Cheat Code Central, Freelance (Aug. 2007 to Jan. 2011)
I wrote for CheatCC.com. steadily between Aug. 2007 and Feb. 2010, and contributed on a sporadic basis on into early 2011. I wrote numerous reviews, previews, features, special assignment coverage, and other content. Additionally, I also wrote a retro gaming column and assisted with generating, updating, formatting, and proofing html content prior to posting it to the site.

Ars Technica, Freelance (March 2010 to July 2010)
I wrote features and previews for the site’s Opposable Thumbs gaming section.

IGN’s Green Pixels, Freelance (Dec. 2008 to Nov. 2009)
I wrote a weekly column covering freeware/indie PC games , a monthly column focusing on downloadable games, and also contributed reviews and features on a regular basis until the site merged with What They Play.

Gamezebo, Freelance (July 2009 to December 2010)
I wrote regular casual PC and iPhone game reviews for Gamezebo.

The Escapist, Freelance (Nov. 2007 to Jan. 2010)
The Escapist has published a variety of my gaming-related work, including in-depth features, short news posts, an indie gaming column, and reviews.

Misc. Freelance Gaming Writing, (March 2007 to present)
My freelance work (primarily gaming-related features, interviews, news, reviews, and previews) has been featured in a variety of publications.

Job Experience:

Staff Reporter, Hardwick Gazette (July 2003 to Nov. 2008)
For a little over five years, I worked as a full-time reporter for the Hardwick Gazette, covering a broad range of local and statewide stories at this weekly print newspaper. The topics I wrote about ranged from pleasant, human-interest features and coverage of town government to highly volatile and controversial issues that occasionally bubbled up in the communities we covered. In 2005, I received award recognition from the Vermont Press Association for my work on a series of stories covering major changes proposed to the state’s public records and open meeting laws.

Additional Skills:

  • Life-long gamer (PC, handheld, and console)
  • Strong work ethic and information gathering skills
  • Able to work comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Experience dealing with PR staff for major game publishers
  • Currently have a strong list of working relationships with PR for various game publishers
  • High level of gaming skill and knowledge of the industry
  • Able to work independently or with a team
  • Strong people skills: open minded, friendly, team player
  • An eye for detail