ABOUT ME

I love to write. Personally, I've been blogging since 2011 and writing fiction stories since I was 13 years old. Professionally I've been writing marketing copy, articles, blogs, technical materials, and video scripts since 2013. I'm also proud to be one of two Lead Writers at Vertigo Gaming Inc., where I've written video game scripts, barks, creative descriptions, newsletter content, and more since 2015.


No matter the medium, topic, style, or objective, I just love to write.

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Experience & Development

April 2015 - Present

LEAD WRITER, EVENT MANAGER, & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER (CONTRACT)| VERTIGO GAMING INC.

I'm in charge of developing stories, characters, and themes for Vertigo Gaming Inc.'s series of popular independent video games, as well as writing scripts and other creative in-game content. To date, I've contributed to writing a 32-page script, over 260 barks, over 550 in-game emails, 279 fictional food descriptions, and 30 fictional restaurant descriptions. I also represent the company at massive gaming expositions where I interact with attendees by pitching the games' core concepts and walking interested attendees through the playable build of the game. Since December 2020, I also manage the company's presence on Instagram and Reddit, and I scope and write the monthly newsletter.

January2021 - Present

COPYWRITER (CONTRACT) | AQUENT

Contracted through Aquent, I write new copy for Brady Corporation’s line of portable label printer materials, developing and standardizing a uniform structure across all products.

February 2019 - October 2020

CONTENT SPECIALIST | ZYWAVE

I researched and wrote materials related to property and casualty insurance for the Canadian market. After a year of employment, I was promoted from Content Writer to Content Specialist, in which I also scoped topics for the monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly newsletters.

I also organized and lead a monthly Writers Workshop to facilitate team bonding, knowledge-sharing, and idea creation in order to promote positive attitudes, a relaxed atmosphere, and increased productivity among the writers.

June 2016 - February 2019

RESEARCH WRITER | HEALTHCARE BUSINESS INSIGHTS

I researched, monitored, and reported on developments in the US healthcare industry with a specific focus on IT and Revenue Cycle topics for a business audience. I interviewed healthcare executives to learn more about complex topics and projects for use in case study articles. Much of this research stemmed from hospital member-driven requests for customized research and analysis.

September 2014 - May 2016

COPYWRITER | DISCOUNTRAMPS.COM

I wrote copy for products and categories on the company e-commerce website, as well as for print ads, online banners, e-mails, and video narration, collaborating with merchandisers and other staff to determine positioning strategies. As the first copywriter at the company, I also helped to develop the company’s writing style and in training new copywriters.

June 2013 - September 2014

COPYWRITER INTERN | J.W. SPEAKER CORPORATION

I wrote creative and technical copy for press releases, web pages, social media, print ads, and a biennial catalog. I also kickstarted the company’s social media presence, increasing the Facebook page likes by 78% and the average likes-per-month from 39 to 52.

 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Learning & Living

2009 - 2013

BACHELOR'S DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER

At UW-Whitewater, I learned not only the basic tools of my trade, but also the value of hard work, compassion for others, and taking criticism as an opportunity to improve.

 

SKILLS

Knowledge & Expertise

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WRITING

Advanced

  • Creative

  • Technical

  • Copywriting

  • Internal Communications

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RESEARCHING

Intermediate

  • Healthcare

  • Information Technology

  • Insurance

  • Safety & Risk Management

 
 
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CONTACT

 

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