By day I'm a senior copywriter at Red Ventures, a marketing and customer acquisition company. I manage several brands, writing everything from transactional copy and informational sites to the ads found on the back of grocery store receipts. Some of the brands I've written for include Verizon, AT&T, EarthLink, ADT, CLEAR, Miracle-Ear, Direct Star TV, HugheNet, Geek Squad, LifeShield, Office Depot and more.
I can't link to all the sites I wrote for because we're constantly tweaking things based on tests and sometimes changes are made by other writers. I did grab some screenshots of a few things I was fond of:
I did all of the text on these three sites for SPAN Enterprises (note this was a long term contract that ended in November 2010, so they could have changed things since then):
I wrote, recorded and produced more than 70 video guides and tutorials for UnitWise as well. I also conducted regular scripted webinars and social media seminars. Like the copy above, the videos have been replaced by someone new. You can see a sample video on my personal YouTube page here.
Sometimes I get paid to play video games. Most of the time, it’s as fun as it sounds. Below you’ll find links to my reviews in the order that I did them and the system I played them on. I update this list whenever new reviews are posted.
Bliss Island (Xbox 360)
Sega Bass Fishing (Wii)
Command and Destroy (DS)
Cocoto: Fishing Master (Wii)
Block Breaker Deluxe (Wii)
Ticket To Ride (Xbox 360)
Code Lyoko Fall of XANA (DS)
Schizoid (Xbox 360)
Golf: Tee It Up! (Xbox 360)
Go! Go! Break Steady (Xbox 360)
1942: Joint Strike (Xbox 360)
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (DS)
Lock’s Quest (DS)
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (Wii)
SimCity Creator (Wii)
SimCity Creator (DS)
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (DS)
Game Party 2 (Wii)
MySims Kingdom (Wii)
MySims Kingdom (DS)
Vigilante 8 Arcade (Xbox 360)
Dragonball: Origins (DS)
Brothers in Arms: Double Time (Wii)
Disney Think Fast (Wii)
Skate It (Wii)
Skate It (DS)
Ultimate Band (Wii)
Neopets Puzzle Adventure (DS)
Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi (DS)
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (Wii)
Neopets Puzzle Adventure (Wii)
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii)
Tokyo Beat Down (DS)
Marble Saga: Kororinpa (Wii)
Boom Blox Bash Party (Wii)
MySims Racing (Wii)
MySims Racing (DS)
Yo Ho Kablammo (Xbox 360)
Mini Ninjas (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Naruto Shippuden Ninja Destiny 2 (DS)
MX vs. ATV Reflex (Xbox 360 and PS3)
Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll (Wii)
Wii Party (Wii)
Call of Duty Black Ops (DS)
LeedMees (Xbox 360)
Sideway: New York (PS3)
Awesomenauts (Xbox 360)
I also did some freelance work for CinemaBlend.com’s game section in 2008. Most of the stuff I wrote was game news, but I did get to post a couple of reviews.
I was a small business news reporter once. I don't have most of the articles I wrote because I wrote them in 2009, before the paper started putting stories online. I did nab this one that created a bit of a stir, it's about an organization some viewed as "green washing" the sustainability movement. Read it!
I also won a North Carolina Press Association award for a profile I wrote about a book store created and run by a mentally disabled young man, but since I can't link to that one, you'll just have to trust me. I can't link to the award either, but I wouldn't if I could, the printed certificate they mailed me has a typo. It reads "Tirst Place." Good work NCPA!
I also was an editor for a teen magazine right after grad school in 2006-2007. I interviewed Taylor Swift before she blew up. That was cool. I also talked to that dude from High School Musical. No not that dude, the other one, with the hair.
Finally, I write books. I've finished two YA novels. One is about the remaining sidekicks living in a world after superheroes have been killed off. The other is a contemporary, humorous retelling of the classic story of Aladdin--the mythology version, not the Disney version. I'm shopping for an agent now. If everything goes according to plan, one of those books will be on store shelves in 2014. Whoo! Get your pre-order dollars ready!