Hal is capable of writing in any style, but he specializes in blog posts and articles for web publication. When the chance arises, he enjoys writing fiction as well. He often writes product guides and news articles for the web as well.
Hal is a writer and a gamer. He is never happier than when he is writing about gaming or working on a writing project. He is keenly interested in the developing gaming industry and frequently writes reviews for new releases. He is also fascinated with web writing. Following the evolving conventions of SEO is very interesting to him, and he enjoys putting those techniques into practice.
Hal's hobbies include various traditional and video games, as well as creative writing. When he isn't behind a computer screen, he can often be found biking the local trails or heading out for nature walks.
Hal attended Western Michigan University and completed his degree in creative writing. During that time, he devoured classes based in all forms of writing, from creative nonfiction to essays to web writing. Today he puts his skills to use online while working on his own creative projects.
Community college taught Hal quite a bit about how college works and about life. It was there that he met a professor who has become a lifelong friend, got his start in published web writing through a pop culture blog and paved his way to success in later University studies. He was on the dean's list for three out of four semesters and graduated with honors.
Hal is deeply knowledgeable about modern SEO and Internet Marketing techniques. He has to be, for the majority of his writing is geared for an Internet Marketing purpose. He knows how to write for the web, and he knows the ins and outs of Google's search updates. He knows how SEO worked in the past and how it changes with the ongoing Panda and Penguin updates.
Hal's passion in life is gaming. He loves games, both tabletop and digital. More importantly, he has experience in the gaming industry as more than a mere consumer. He has contributed to regular gaming publications online, written and run his own role-playing game and regularly writes reviews and guides for new releases. As a creative writer, his goal is to work in game design, and he immerses himself in the industry to better understand every facet of it.
Hal is a frequent contributor to various blogs and websites in the auto industry. He writes about all aspects of the industry, from car buying to fuel economy. Many members of his family have worked for General Motors, giving him extensive resources throughout his life for vehicle information. He has a passion for alternative fuels, and this is reflected in the quality of his writing about hybrids and electric cars.
Hal has been contracted on a small scale to write several basic product guides. These guides cover subjects such as rice cookers, microwaves, freezers and security cameras. Each guide is carefully researched to provide a general overview of the product, what features it includes at low and high ends and what price ranges a consumer might expect. While he has not written many of these guides, each client is very pleased and routinely asks for more.
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