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Summary

Strengths, Skills, and Experience Include:

  • Creative solution-oriented problem solving
  • Excels at explaining complex concepts and methodologies in a logical and easy to understand way
  • Adaptable to change
  • Friendly and polite
  • Wide network of Game Industry contacts
  • In depth knowledge of today's gaming environment
  • Knowledge and experience  dealing and co-operating with PR and Marketing firms as well as the media
  • Skilled at editing text, images, video, and audio in a variety of formats

Work History

Oct 2015Present

Research & Insights Coordinator

Evolve PR

I lead Evolve PR's research efforts, both internal and client facing, managing Evolve's research and general coordination team. This has included tracking down coverage, assessing suitable media targets for different games, pulling together reports for clients, and doing larger studies around industry trends and user behavior in an attempt to help our PR representatives more effectively promote our clients' games.

Feb 2010Dec 2015

Editor-in-Chief

HalfBeard's HUD

I create content for and administrate HalfBeard's HUD (a gaming media outlet of my own creation). Tasks involved in this include-among other things-interacting with PR/marketing firms and publishers to secure material for coverage and review, managing the other writers on the site and editing their work, and regularly coming up with ways to improve the site as a whole while dealing with its day to day operations. I also manage the site's overall direction, ensuring coverage is objective and meaningful.

Jul 2013Jan 2014

Weekend Graveyard Sales Associate

7-11 Canada

I managed the store overnight on weekends. Tasks included: serving customers, cleaning the facility and equipment, light administrative work, and sorting and shelving new stock.

Mar 2011Nov 2012

Phone Surveyor

R. A. Malatest and Associates

R. A. Malatest is a social science research firm that conducts surveys on behalf of other agencies. My role there was to contact the general populace to inform them of and conduct these surveys. This position also included other duties such as going out into the field to conduct surveys and gathering applicants for focus groups.

Skills

Research and Data Analysis

I have extensive experience seeking out and pulling together data across multiple search engines and registries. Included in this is the ability to catalog and parse that data into a usable form.

Video Editing

Editing video has become something of passion of mine thanks to the extensive work I've had to do on HalfBeard's HUD ongoing "Heads Up" and "HalfBeard Survives" series. I have a solid understanding of cleaning up audio, syncing tracks, and figuring out what effects and transitions I need apply and how to apply them to fit any given situation.

Wordpress

I have been writing, designing, and editing my site in Wordpress for the last five years and in that time I have managed to push it to do everything you could ever want.

Education

Sep 2009Feb 2010

Camosun College

Completion of a few college level classes before deciding to return to the workforce.

Jan 2001Jan 2006

Oak Bay High School

High School Diploma