I am a copy and content writer for the video game industry from Northwestern Pennsylvania.
When I was a kid my mom and dad got a divorce. I lived with my mom, but on the weekends my dad would come over and spend time with me. He would bring over his Atari 2600 and NES and play with me on his lap for hours.
He taught me how to play games like Super Mario Bros., Pong, Asteroids, and The Legend of Zelda. It was those weekends that started my lifelong love of video games.
Most of my childhood my family and I lived out in the country and with no other kids around to play with I built up a respectable video game library to keep myself entertained.
When a new system came out I would always be one of the first people to get one. I read game magazines like Nintendo Power and Game Informer. I watched G4TV every day after school. Nearly every minute of my time was filled with video games, either playing them or learning all I could about the industry.
I always knew I wanted to do something with video games when I graduated from high school. So, when I finally graduated high school I went to college at Full Sail University to study in their video game design program.
However, once I developed a few games and was done with college, I realized that making games wasn’t what I wanted to do. So, I took my love of video games and mixed it with my skill for the written word and started freelance writing for the video game industry.
Now I get to play games and write about them for a living. They say if you follow your passion then you will never work a day in your life, and that’s exactly how I feel.
I bust my hump every day to make a name for myself as a video game copy and content writer, but it’s never been a job. It’s what I love to do.
I’m the luckiest guy in the world!