Short-term goals - to break into the working world on a full-time, formal basis, including being part of a team, contributing to large projects, and helping see them through to the end. In the long term, I'm looking to find a place in the entertainment industry, including film, video games and television, where I can make a creative contribution through my passion for storytelling, ideas and drama.
Outgoing, detail-oriented, dependable, and driven creative writer with 3+ years of experience in the fields of creative writing, editing, web content, and concept design. 2+ years experience proofreading and editing book manuscripts, web content and scripts. 5+ years experience with Microsoft Office Suite and all related applications. Currently developing a graphic novel concept with illustrator Sara Richard.
Jan 2009 - Present
Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
Chief editorial duties for One Last Continue, a video game industry journal, including market and industry research, forming relationships with 20+ game developers and publishers, authoring news, reviews, and editorial posts, as well as managing staff and contributing writers, scheduling posts, and various other duties keyed to the site's continued growth and well-being. Since the site's official launch in January 09, its Quantcast ranking has jumped considerably.
2007 - Present
Caron Marketing Associates
Freelance position that led to a number of per diem assignments, including market research, editing/writing, PowerPoint presentations, website design overhauls. Representative projects:
- Edited and re-wrote chapters of a full-length "business book" ghost-written for the CEO of a well-known company. The original manuscript - created by a bunch of PhDs using wiki - was utterly redundant and unreadable. Was brought into the project given the project's tight production schedule, and helped make the book publication-worthy within just a few weeks. (Sample copy of book can be supplied upon request.)
- Rewrote script for software company's online product demo, their primary marketing vehicle. Most important task was reworking a monotonous product walk-through, into a tight, benefit-oriented presentation.
- Performed market research study regarding the target demographics and website design trends of several online universities and colleges.
2003 - 2007
Help Desk Associate
Denison University Computing Services
School-employed position; duties included phone, walk-in and voicemail management of student and faculty tech support requests, Clientele software management of service calls, computer lab hardware maintenance, and liason work between the Help Desk and the student tech support agents. Above-average computer knowledge also led to an unofficial promotion to the tech support department, including on-demand hardware maintenance and installation.
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Bachelor of Arts
Completed a full-length film screenplay as part of senior writing program, as well as a compilation of short stories and writing pieces. Also participated in a number of on-campus groups and student activities, including Denison Film Society, Denison Independent Theatre Association One-Acts, Denison Democrats, and several others. Participated in the production of several short films, in both a writing, acting, and production capacity.