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Anthony M

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Last Login 5/24/2016
Location Bellingham, WA
Education College Diploma
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Anthony is a freelance copywriter and co-founder of a website dedicated to reporting on the indie video game industry, game design and modification, and gaming culture. Outside of video game journalism, Anthony holds a BS with a focus on German Language and History, and has a passion for learning languages and improving his craft as a writer and editor.

With six years of technical, journalistic, and creative writing experience, he has assisted with writing and revising operations manuals for his university's alumni foundation database, as well as B507, a student-run, professor-mentored graphic design group.

In addition to producing content for his website, Anthony has written on topics such as German literature, transhumanism, and the human condition. Aside from his usual interests, he enjoys opportunities to learn about, research, and write topics based on his clients' needs - for example, editing fitness articles with emphasis on SEO, or assisting with the redesign for a non-profit organization's web content.

Passionate about helping others achieve their goals through writing - whether it's editing documents like resumes, essays, and articles, or social media and marketing content for your Wordpress or Facebook pages - Anthony is always looking to make new connections with other writers or those who might need one. If you're a game developer, designer, artist, musician, writer, or any other title in the industry, he's always looking for new companies and concepts to write about too.
Specialties
Anthony loves writing in a variety of styles and can has adapt his tone based easily based on the project's audience, subject matter, and clients' suggestions. When given his choice of tone, however, he prefers using casual voice intertwined with dry, sarcastic humor.

Some examples of types of writing he enjoys are:
- Reviews and analyses of books, games, film, and other media
- Discussions on philosophical subjects such as cultural history, transhumanism, quantum mechanics, and "the human condition"
- Technical forms for sales, product lists, brochures, and other business documents
- Various manuals and guides for businesses and individuals
Interests
Photography, programming, new technology, web design, web development, graphic design, languages, content writing, martial arts, history, investing, SEO, freelancing, freelance writing, gaming, editing
Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato Aug 2010 – May 2015
German Language and History, Bachelor of Science

Anthony has graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a B.S. in German Language and History. In addition to language training, his course load focused on German literature, film, and cultural history. For his senior capstone project, he presented research on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and 'Sturm & Drang' literature at MSU's Undergraduate Research Conference which was later published in an academic journal through the university.

Prior to his declaration as a sole German major, he began enrolled as an Information Technology student for his first two years, learning the Python and Java programming languages in the process.


Honors and Awards
College of Science, Engineering and Technology Dean's List Jan 2012
Dean's List recipient for the 2010-11, and 2011-12 school years for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Golden Key Award May 2011
Recipient of the Sigma Nu Golden Key Award for having a semester GPA above 3.75.

Black Belt, First Dan Feb 2007
Received his first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from the USTF in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Projects by Industry
Gaming

Anthony has written over 200 articles on the video game industry, ranging from short news updates to lengthy reviews and features. Aside from just discussing the games themselves, Anthony focuses on "the human element" of the industry with emphasis on independent development, games as art, and how gaming affects popular culture. Outside of formal articles, he has also written a number of humorous list articles injected with strategies and tips for a number of games.

Technology

Anthony has written a handful of articles discussing technology and how it affects the human experience (such as transhumanism and other related philosophies). Aside from technology and its evolution, Anthony is extremely interested in the cultural and philosophical impacts technology has on people and society as well as real-world application of concepts once thought to be science fiction.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Anthony has written over 200 articles related to video games, technology, and film since 2013. While the video game industry is his main subject focus, instead of just covering reviews and product news, he tends to discuss "the human element" of gaming -- that is, topics like games as art, gaming's influence on popular culture, and personal accounts of various professionals on the independent side of the industry.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Anthony has helped write and edit numerous authoritative projects including employee handbooks, user manuals, organizational bylaws, academic journals and essays, as well as scholarship and research grants. On an individual basis, he has also helped numerous individuals with writing resumes and professional summaries, both in print and on professional networking sites. He's also well-versed in MLA and APA conventions, when needed.

Humorous

Given his proximity to the video game industry and its consumer community, Anthony often tries to encapsulate the sarcastic humor often found in-game in his own writing. While a disciplined writer, he enjoys projects that allow him to use informal, conversational, or otherwise "buddy-buddy" voice.

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