senior writer ii resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Versatile, experienced, best-selling and award-winning author and scriptwriter who has worked with media fiction for three decades. Able to quickly identify the heart of an IP, and tailor work to its unique voice. Passionate about fiction, games, and co-creation, strong in crafting dialogue, and noted for creating new and engaging characters and bringing familiar, beloved ones to life.

  • Deep familiarity with history, mythology, and folklore
  • World-building
  • Comfortable writing action, romance, history, fantasy, SF, YA, horror
  • Deadline focused
  • Conscientious
  • Experienced in variety of mediums
  • Works quickly
  • Excellent character development
  • Co-creates well
  • 30 years experience in speculative fiction
  • Original songwriter
  • Writer voice understanding
  • Narration and VO experience
  • Creates emotionally impactful work
  • Presents well as public face
  • Published with15 different IPs
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Expected in 05/1985 Bachelor of Arts : English - GPA :
Work History
Blizzard Entertainment - Senior Writer II
City, STATE, 05/2017 - Current
  • Worked with several game teams in various stages of development, including projects in incubation.
  • Helped teams create memorable moments for players by creating content as varied as cinematics, comics, song lyrics, character bios, and short stories.
  • Participated in story development and world-building for four different teams.
  • Served on small, select team to shape game's expansion storyline.
  • Directed voice actors in recording sessions.
  • Created several new and memorable characters independently and in cooperation with game teams.
  • Shared 20-year professional experience with company as consultant on many occasions.
  • Wrote award-winning content.
  • Represented company's writing internationally, including China, Brazil, and Russia.
  • Narrated own audio books for two IPs.
  • Worked well with fellow writers, volunteered to host book club analysis, and offered suggestions and support to other employees regarding their own creative works.
4A Games And Random House - Scriptwriter/Creative Consultant on Arktika.1
City, STATE, 12/2016 - 02/2017
  • Worked directly with major international gaming company via New York publisher on VR game ARKTIKA.1
  • Creating game universe’s bible by expanding upon rough concepts.
  • Necessitated research into such topics as climate change, communicable diseases, and Russian folklore.
  • Wrote in-universe novella
  • Created backstory and personality of major character
  • Created through-storyline to accommodate already-existing puzzles and art for 12 levels of play, including but not limited to: A) reward objects for every level B) design arc for two approaches of player involvement, and C) development of main protagonist.
  • Wrote all dialogue including main character, main protagonist, all minor characters, and extensive array of variable prompts.
  • Wrote and designed all information/interactions which appear on various computer screens which player can click through, including but not limited to journal entries, memos, weapons descriptions and histories, safety checklists, weather reports, and events.
Self-employed - Freelance Fiction Writer
City, STATE, 10/1991 - Current
  • First novel launched Ravenloft, new line for TSR.
  • Authored six original novels
  • Wrote 56 books in over 15 IPs
  • Worked with Harve Bennett on INVASION: AMERICA novels
  • Created basic lore for future major IP character in WARCRAFT: Lord of the Clans.
  • Wrote everything from novels, short stories and novelizations to ephemera books, essays, and songs.
  • Collaborated with authors Aaron Allston and Troy Denning to create nine-book STAR WARS: Fate of the Jedi series.
  • Placed Blizzard books on NYT Bestseller list five times; only author to date to do so.
  • International Association of Media Tie-in Writer’ Faust Grandmaster Award
  • Two-time winner of International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Scribe Award in novel categories
  • 10-time NYT Bestselling Author
  • Wrote script for WORLD OF WARCRAFT: Lost Honor, which won Best Video Game Cinematic in 2019 at Animayo: The International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Games
  • Colorado Author’s League Award for Best Genre Novel (twice), original works
  • University of Virginia's Clay E. Delauney Playwriting Award
  • Contributed greatly to canonical lore of Star Wars, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Overwatch
Additional Information

I am a big believer in hands-on research in order to make the worlds I write feel real: grooming horses, preparing meals, visiting historic sites, etc. Travel and experiencing other cultures in a respectful manner is a joy. A favorite hobby is singing and writing songs, several of which have made it into my original work (I've even authored the book and lyrics for two musicals, one of which was produced multiple times). My three watchwords are kindness, creativity, and integrity.

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School Attended

  • University of Virginia

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Writer II
  • Scriptwriter/Creative Consultant on Arktika.1
  • Freelance Fiction Writer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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