Rachel P
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Joined 2/2/2016
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Rachel is an indie game developer, writer, and consultant. She is also a HubSpot Inbound certified content strategist here at Writer Access and would be happy to help you with keyword maps, customer journey maps, and buyer personas in addition to writing for you. If you would to like to hire Rachel to devise a content strategy for you, or consult on issues related to marketing, game development, and the burgeoning games-as-content field, check out her new offers below!

An experienced entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and general business writer, Rachel's consulting business is tailored to professional development for indie developers and other creatives. In addition to serving clients in need of professional development and work-life balance, Rachel also works with companies who wish to do business with game developers and professional sector workers who need assistance in acquiring and retaining game developer clients. She has also helped tax offices, attorneys, and insurance brokers sell several thousand dollars worth of services through both her sales and writing skills.

Having formed the business curriculum at Playcrafting NYC, the tristate area's hub for education and business development for interactive entertainment professionals, Rachel teaches courses on general business, taxation, crowdfunding, and fanbase growth after the success of her Basics of Business for Indie Developers courses. Her game studio also Kickstarted six figures for an indie adventure game, so she is a frequently sought-out speaker on crowdfunding and a registered expert witness for Thomson Reuters in the fields of crowdfunding liability and tax law for game developers.

Rachel has written content for gaming industry magazines, user acquisition firms, companies that want to do business with game developers, tax offices, lifestyle blogs, and much more. Rachel has the distinction of making the front page of noted industry rag Gamasutra almost every time she has submitted content. She held a columnist and podcast producer position at Game with Your Brain, in addition to being a regular contributor for numerous private clients in the startup space.

Prior to taking up the game development and writing hustler life, Rachel worked as a tax advisor and held an Enrolled Agent license until 2020, only discontinuing it due to fully focusing on her media career. Rachel practiced for 10 years in a variety of environments ranging from retail tax preparation to white-shoe firm, and solo practice. She also worked with Prometric and high-ranking IRS directors in developing the Enrolled Agent exam for three years running, determining minimum competency requirements for Enrolled Agents along with creating and editing exam content. Upon departing her last salaried tax law associate position, Rachel then worked with Pearson to develop educational tax law content for use in online adult education programs.

Upon leaving the salaried professional track behind and wanting to help other game makers, she wrote the very first taxation guide tailored just for indie developers with full citations for tax and legal professional use, The Definitive Guide to Taxes For Indie Game Developers.

Rachel's unique blend of financial and game development experience led her to a rewarding digital marketing career focusing primarily on content, but she is also adept with social media marketing and affiliate marketing.

Rachel is currently working on a commercial video game (visual novel/adventure game) expecting a 2021 release for PC and Nintendo Switch, as well as a freeware title made in Ren'Py about end of life issues. As a result of development-related research, she completed NBI's probate litigation bootcamp and extensive estate law and estate administration training, in addition to drawing from her prior professional experience.

Her classes, writing, and books have received strong praise for explaining high-level tax and financial concepts in an accessible and often humorous matter that the audience relates to.

With over 1,000 pieces submitted on WriterAccess with dozens of happy, repeat clients in four years of service, Rachel's clients can attest to her going the extra mile and working her hustler magic.
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Asset Types: Blog posts, articles, ebooks, white papers, site copy, Kindle book and influencer ghostwriting, editorials, humor writing, game design documents, game narratives, tax and legal research, self-publishing, educational content, test development, social posts and social media cards

Subject Matter: entrepreneurship, gaming industry, indie developers, game development, general business, professional development, small business, crowdfunding, taxation, law, public policy, worker classification and freelancer issues

Content Strategy: content planning, editorial planning, keyword maps, buyer personas, technical aspects of content creation


Underground music, bad movies, other niche media, amphibians and amphibian biology/herpetology (especially toads!), game development and indie games, alternative fashions, thrifty living, making money online, public policy and social change, socialism, spending way too much time on Twitter for my own good (which several brands have benefited from!)


CUNY Hunter College

Concentrated in taxation and public finance, focused master's thesis on worker classification issues in the construction, nursing, and early "gig" industries.

CUNY Hunter College

Concentrated in taxation and public finance, completed master's thesis on worker classification suits and subsequent labor rights issues.


388 Projects Completed

Rachel is an Enrolled Agent holding two accounting degrees and worked in the tax field for about a decade, and is capable of making complex tax law topics easy to understand or even fun and humorous.

She contributed to Tax Pro Journal and has written several blog posts, e-books, articles, and web pages for tax offices and tax information services of all sizes. Rachel writes about tax law analysis, law changes and tax administration, and she has performed tax research with authoritative citations. Rachel has written WriterAccess' guide on how to create content that both tax professionals and their clients care about, and she can write both for other tax professionals and audiences who have little or no understanding of taxation issues.

Her most proficient tax law practice areas are in non-resident aliens and ITIN issues, small business and freelancer taxation, R&D, and worker classification issues and the sharing economy. Rachel wrote her master's thesis on worker misclassification suits and stakeholder theory.

She wrote the first and only book about game developer taxes which has been lauded by CPAs, EAs, and tax attorneys as well as game developers themselves.


251 Projects Completed

Rachel has worked on a variety of marketing projects ranging from crowdfunding campaign management to email marketing copy. She is best-suited to content marketing, blogging, email copy and campaigns, and press releases. She also enjoys writing blogs and articles about traditional and digital marketing, particularly grassroots and guerrilla forms of marketing. Rachel's marketing expertise helped a client grow his email list by 150%, and helped another client raise six figures on Kickstarter.

As a content strategist, Rachel specializes in content marketing, content planning, keyword analysis, and content optimization. She crafted the first online webinar about content strategy for indie game developers, and how they can use content to beat the indiepocalypse.

Rachel frequently writes about social media, gamification and the VR revolution as part of marketing strategy, SEO best practices, content strategy, and email marketing.


248 Projects Completed

Rachel frequently writes about general business for private clients as well as her own blog, and has written content for several different business projects ranging from site copy and formal business correspondence to articles and blog posts about small business, entrepreneurship, management practices, taxes, and funding.


188 Projects Completed

Rachel is a licensed tax law specialist (Enrolled Agent) with two accounting degrees, she has written about personal finance topics for private clients. These topics include IRAs, taxes, investments, real estate, and insurance.

She focuses on financial issues concerning Millennials, prospective small business owners, the underbanked and retirees. Rachel is passionate about writing about finance from a public policy point of view in addition to helping people achieve their savings objectives.


87 Projects Completed

Rachel has written blog posts and articles for IT companies and creative agencies representing them, primarily about malware, cybersecurity, mobile vulnerability, and how IT departments can effectively communicate with management.


82 Projects Completed

Rachel is an indie game developer, a co-owner of a small studio with a cult following. She is a well-known speaker, business educator, and contributor to game development blogs and industry rags on both artistic and business aspects of making games for a living as an indie developer. She writes about general business, taxation issues specific to indie developers, public policy issues that concern game developers, and lifestyle for game devs.

Rachel has written for mobile acquisition firms, game developer collectives, and gaming websites among frequently receiving front-page features on noted industry rag Gamasutra. She can write for other game developers, the people wishing to do business with them, and gamers themselves.

Cloud Computing

22 Projects Completed

Frequently write blog posts and whitepapers for small and mid-size IT firms and cloud service providers.


20 Projects Completed

Rachel has written about career moves primarily in the gaming and financial industries for private clients, her own blog, and sponsored content. She focuses on freelancers, flex work, abrupt career changes, and finding alternative sources of income.


17 Projects Completed

Rachel has worked on short humor writing projects including nostalgia pieces, listicles, photo commentaries, and personal essays. She has written for clickbait sites, entertainment and gaming publications, and her own works. She loves to make people laugh and put them at ease.


11 Projects Completed

Frequently write on accessibility issues in app development, UI/UX, game development, A/B testing, and how these issues converge.

Self Help

9 Projects Completed

Rachel has written self-help and lifestyle blog posts and e-books primarily for entrepreneurs, game developers, creative professionals, career women, and people trying to start their lives over again. Her writing has been praised by both clients and readers for providing clarity and inspiration. In addition to her own blog, she has ghost-written self-help books and lifestyle articles for prominent game development publications.

Blog Post

1,257 Projects Completed

Rachel's primary asset on Writer Access and other platforms is quality blog posts meant to inform and entertain while they sell. She has written blog posts in story, listicle, and informational formats in a number of different voices ranging from humorous and approachable to professional and authoritative.

Rachel has written business blog posts for a variety of industries but has predominantly written about game development, technology, business, marketing, tax, law, food, and lifestyle topics. In addition to Writer Access, she has also written blog posts for Playcrating, FlexJobs, and her own blog, drawing upon experience running an indie game studio and seeking funding. She has both written and taught classes for indie developers about funding for games, business models for game sales, crowdfunding, taxation, technology management, and other professional development aspects for indie developers and has over 400 ghost-written blog posts in games industry and business topics.


256 Projects Completed

Rachel has written articles for Gamasutra and frequently made it as a front-page feature, where she writes about business and lifestyle issues for indie game developers, people looking to transition into games careers, and other interactive entertainment professionals. Rachel's by-lined work has also appeared in Tax Pro Journal where she wrote about ethics concerns for tax professionals and industry issues that pertain to Millennial financial professionals.

Rachel has also ghost-written many digital marketing, leadership, technology, and business articles for thought leaders that have appeared in Inc, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and other prestigious publications.

Newsletter Content

52 Projects Completed

Rachel knows what makes for engaging quality newsletter content. Prior to ghost-writing newsletter and email marketing content, she was in charge of writing the firm newsletter and quarterly mailings when she worked at a white-shoe tax law firm and drastically increased their open and click-through rates. Rachel has also achieved an impressive 40% average open rate with her own mailing list so she knows what subject lines and headers you need to make people want to open up your emails.

Rachel can write targeted and segmented email content, blast emails, customized email and newsletter mailouts aligned for a specific product, and assist you with newsletter strategy.


31 Projects Completed

Rachel has ghost-written business, technology, self-help, and marketing e-books ranging from 3,000 to 25,000 words and knows how to provide value to the reader while marketing your services using an e-book. Whether you plan to sell your e-book or use it for lead generation and nurturing, Rachel knows how to get readers engaged and keep the tone and flow consistent throughout the book.


8 Projects Completed

Rachel has worked on two full-length books to date. She wrote both a short book about making money online and a 90,000-word book that is the very first taxation guide strictly for indie game developers. She is capable of finishing full-length books and working with references and interviews.

This book delves into both the business environment and lifestyle of the average American game developer and goes beyond income tax fundamentals and deep dives into how funding methods for games are taxed, having international development team members, structuring companies, tax planning based on the typical development cycle of an indie developer, R&D incentives, and much more. It is the first book of its kind and contains over 10 pages of authoritative citations from the Internal Revenue Code, Revenue Rulings and Procedures, Treasury Regulations, Tax Court cases, and Supreme Court cases to benefit three different audiences: indie developers in need of audit defense material if they go the self-prepared route, indie developers sharing the book with their tax professional who may not understand the games industry, and tax professionals who would like to capitalize on the fast-growing game developer client base as many have not grasped the lifestyle and business environment of the average indie developer.

Fully utilizing the Kindle system from the publisher's perspective is a whole other skill in itself Rachel may be able to assist you or your client with and is available for consulting on this matter.

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