Designing a contemporary horror RPG adventure for one client; editing a book for another.
I am a 41-year-old writer, game designer, and editor. I have been self-employed in those fields for the past decade, usually full-time, though I am now doing a PhD in game designmore...I am a 41-year-old writer, game designer, and editor. I have been self-employed in those fields for the past decade, usually full-time, though I am now doing a PhD in game design too.
Area Covered: UK/International
Job Title: Sessional Lecturer
Company: Glyndwr University
Description: Lecturer on the Computer Game Design and Creative Media Technology undergraduate courses.
Job Title: Managing Editor
Company: Serpent King Games
Description: Serpent King Games makes tabletop roleplaying games, notably republishing the classic 1980s game Dragon Warriors.
Job Title: Writer, editor, game designer & researcher
Description: Freelance writer, editor, game designer & researcher, predominantly working in the tabletop game and computer game industries.
Job Title: Freelance writer & game designer
Job Title: Senior Researcher
Company: 63336 Limited
Description: I managed, motivated, & recruited a team of around 150 freelance researchers. I worked predominantly from home, doing the majority of my communication with my team by email or instant messenger. I also worked on quality control, editing, & content creation.
Job Title: Staff Writer & Game Designer
Company: Mongoose Publishing
Description: Mongoose Publishing is one of the worlds largest role-playing game (RPG) publishers.
My work at Mongoose included writing, designing, & editing tabletop role-playing games and supplements. This required writing at least 70,000 words a month. I wrote three d20 System RPGs for Mongoose, Sláine (Silver ENnie award, best RPG), Armageddon 2089 (ENnie nomination, best RPG) and the officially licensed Conan RPG (OUTie honourable mention, best licensed product; ENnie honourable mention, best RPG; Pen & Paper Fan Award Winner, best licensed product). I also had responsibility for developing the Sláine RPG line and edited or wrote all 9 of its supplements, as well as writing a number of generic fantasy d20 releases for the companys Slayers Guide, Quintessential, Encyclopaedia Arcane and Power Class lines. Finally I edited several other projects including the Slayers Guide to Dragons (by Gary Gygax).
Job Title: Marketing Manager
Company: Hogshead Publishing
Description: Hogshead Publishing publishes role-playing games in book form.
My work at Hogshead included: contact with distributors around the world; advert production & design; proof-reading, copy-editing, & writing additional text for Hogsheads books (including licensed Games Workshop RPGs); plus assistance with book & web design.
During my time at Hogshead I also co-wrote the acclaimed Skull & Bones (Origins Award Nomination, best RPG supplement) for Green Ronin.
Job Title: Freelance researcher & writer
Company: Intrinsic Marketing
Description: Junk mail guide, various web articles.
University / College: The University of Manchester
Ian's work was delivered within the deadline and perfectly respected VERY precise guidelines. His work surpassed my expectations and I will be happy to hire him again as soon as the opportunity arises.