1. Resume

    Experience

    Freelance Writer at Cox Sports
    San Francisco Bay Area
    June 2014 – Present

    • Provides editorial content for Cox Sports.
    • Topics include UFC, MMA, and boxing events on pay-per-view.

    Sports Columnist at MMA Owl
    San Francisco Bay Area
    April 2014 – Present

    • Columnist and regular contributor to MMA Owl.
    • Covers UFC, mixed martial arts, and related combat sports topics.

    Editor at Dialect, Inc.
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2012 – June 2014

    • Content provider for NVision, a mobile app for Android users.
    • Promoted from Associate Editor on January 2014.
    • Main editor and curator; light design work.
    • General coverage included daily tech, gaming, and entertainment news.

    Video Game Journalist at Self Employed
    San Francisco Bay Area
    February 2010 – December 2013

    • Reviews PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC titles.
    • Reviews Android and iOS apps, plus mobile games.
    • Coverage includes console games, mobile games, and popular tech.
    • Consults on alpha/beta titles re: possible media review scores.
    • Freelance QA Tester for VGMarket.
    • Freelance Writer at GamesBeat. (10/2013 – 12/2013)
    • Freelance Writer at Dialect, Inc. (07/2012 – 10/2012)
    • Contract Editor at Electronic Gaming Monthly. (05/2012 – 10/2012)
    • Freelance Writer at PC World. (12/2011 – 02/2012)
    • Freelance Writer at GamePro and IDG. (01/2010 – 03/2011)

    Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report
    San Francisco, CA
    October 2012 – June 2013

    • Featured Columnist for B/R on UFC and MMA.
    • Generated 4 million pageviews in seven months.
    • B/R Record Holder: Biggest Single UFC Article (650,000+ Reads)
    • B/R Record Breaker: Monthly MMA Traffic, April 2013 (1.1 Million Reads)
    • Content provided to CNN (Sports).
    • Content provided to The Los Angeles Times.

    Staff Editor at GamePro Media
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2011 – December 2011

    • Credited with 1.8 million pageviews in six months.
    • Generated over 50% of GamePro.com’s traffic during E3 2011.
    • Provided news, previews, reviews, features, and industry analysis.
    • Led GamePro.com in content via pageviews and referral traffic.

    Editorial Intern at Macworld
    San Francisco, CA
    May 2010 – February 2011

    • Performed speedmark tests for iPhone, iMac, and Power Mac.
    • Created new graphics tests for Macworld’s lab.
    • Assistant for app reviews, hardware tests, and general data entry.
    • Wrote occasional Mac & PC accessory reviews.

    Editorial Assistant at IDG
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2008 – January 2010

    • Promoted from Editorial Intern on November 2009.
    • Managed SlobsOfGaming.com as lead writer.
    • Work included previews, reviews, interviews, guides, and features.
    • On-site event coverage at E3, GDC, and various press events.
    • Provided 100+ articles for GamePro Media; print and online.
    • Digitized Macworld’s entire print archive for Jan. 2009 cover story.

    Copy Chief at Golden Gate [X]press
    San Francisco State University
    January 2008 – April 2009

    • Student copy chief at SFSU Golden Gate [X]press.
    • Advised on headline edits and scheduling, as well as general copy editing.
    • Online multimedia assistant for SF State [X]press website.
    • Frequent tech support re: Soundtrack Pro and Mac OS X programs.

    Freelance Writer at Ziff Davis, LLC
    San Francisco, CA
    March 2006 – October 2006

    • Contributed features and players’ guides to the 1UP Network.
    • Authored and edited 1UP’s Grandia III Walkthrough.
    • Contributed to 1UP’s Naruto Cover Story.
    • Co-authored and edited 1UP’s Tomb Raider: Legends Guide.

    Honors and Awards

    • Featured Columnist of the Month, B/R (2012)
    • GamePro Star Award (2011)
    • "Gift From the Production Gods" Award, SFSU (2009)
    • Governor’s Award (2004)
    • National Merit Scholarship Award (2004)
    • California STAR Program; Top 1% Tester (2004)

    Education

    San Francisco State University

    • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
    • 2004 – 2009
    • Activities and Societies: Golden Gate [X]press News Group

    Turlock High School

    • General Education, English & Japanese Studies
    • 2000 – 2004
    • Regular four-year college prep education. Graduated with honors.
     

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