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TAYLOR STEIN

A writer and entrepreneur with a passion for the video game industry and geek culture.

ABOUT ME

TAYLOR STEIN - Video Game Industry Professional

Taylor is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur with four-plus years of experience in the video game industry. From meager beginnings as a small-time blogger, to working with some of the great talent in the gaming world, her passion for video games has lit the way to many opportunities in journalism and beyond.

It wasn't until she founded and sold her first website in college, Gaming Precision, that she began to look at gaming as a potential career. Since then, her work has been featured on G4, Destructoid, 1UP, Bitmob, Big Fish Games, Seer Interactive and more.

Beyond video games, she's also a lover of cartoons, a sushi fanatic, and an overall big kid. You can find her writing articles all across the interwebs, reading the latest science magazines, and feverishly chasing down achievements on Xbox Live.

SKILLS

I HAVE A TON OF TECHNICAL SKILLS

Writing
95
SEO
75
CSS/HTML
80
Marketing
70
Social Media
80
Wordpress
95

Video games are my passion

Mario, Solid Snake, and Commander Shepard are my heroes.

EXPERIENCE

Relevant positions

Red 5 Studios

Web Content Editor

Managed features for the Firefall website: news articles, lore-based content, developer blogs, and videos. Coordinated the creation and publishing of web content published for the Firefall brand across all regions. Collaborated with the writing team to marry the narrative to the game's mechanics. Wrote scripts to support in-game events, UI text, character descriptions, mission dialogue, etc.

Sept 2013 - Feb 2014
May 2013 - July 2013

ViaForge

Marketing Consultant

Spearheaded company-wide marketing campaigns in conjunction with all other departments. Formulated brand identity for start-up company. Managed partner and affiliate relations. Cultivated community growth through both written and video mediums with an emphasis on social media interaction.

Destructoid

Features Contributor

Composed unique, time-sensitive content daily. Adhered to rigorous writing standards for grammar, voice, and tone. Effectively collaborated with a large team consisting of several dozen staff members. Conceptualized new, fresh content ideas for front page.

Jan 2013 - Sept 2013
Dec 2012 - Present

Self Employed

Freelance Writer

Pitched articles and coordinated with editors to produce news, op/ed, and narrative content. Hosted, produced, and edited podcasts and other live-streamed footage for a variety of events and digital mediums. Covered industry events both single-handedly and as part of a team. (E3, VGAs, Comic-Con, Gamescom, Quake-con.) Published works at numerous publications including: G4TV, Destructoid, 1UP, Seer Interactive, Big Fish Games, Honest Gamers, Pure Nintendo Magazine, and others. Copy writing experience pertaining to console and mobile games.

NBCUniversal - G4

Editorial Intern

Edited video content, composed news, and pitched featured articles. Communicated with gaming industry personnel, publishers, and developers. Gained access to inner workings of entertainment industry with an emphasis on digital media.

June 2012 - Aug 2012
July 2010 - Dec 2012

Gaming Precision

Owner, Editor-in-Chief

Managed website and its devoted community through blog articles, forum threads, and social media interaction. Daily utilization of social media networks and communities including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram. Coordination with a diverse team of writers, editors, and contributors. Supervised the production of all media. Composed original articles pertaining to the video game industry.

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Years of Industry Experience
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Plus Published Works
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Years Gaming

EDUCATION

THE ROOTS OF EDUCATION ARE BITTER, BUT THE FRUIT IS SWEET

High School Diploma - High Honors

Sierra Vista High School

2008

GPA: 4.2

  • Student of the Month Recipient.
  • Presidential Award Recipient.

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2012

GPA: 3.5

  • Alliance of Professionals of African Heritage Award.
  • Pre-Freshmen Academy for Science Scholars Participant.
  • Millennium Scholarship Recipient.

BLOG

WRITING SAMPLES FROM ACROSS THE INTERWEBS

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KontrolFreek FPS Ultra Review for PS4

Video game accessories come in all shapes and sizes from specialized headsets, high-tech charging stations, and professional gaming peripherals. KontrolFreek, a company based in Atlanta, Georgia specializes in the latter field, offering video game enthusiasts a series of professional-grade, performance enhancing thumbstick adaptors. Boasting claims that any shooter fan can appreciate: increased range of motion, […]

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Firefall Lore

Firefall Lore # 2: On the Offensive

Major Alexis Briggs – Unofficial Report On 28 September 2233 at approximately 18:00 hours, Trans-Hub Command fell prey to a systematic attack from a highly organized foreign collective. Coordinating in a two-tiered assault, an Incursion-sized Chosen squadron hit the outskirts of the Bay of Bones in an offensive blitz, followed by a covert cyber-strike within […]

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Firefall Lore

Firefall Lore Blog # 1

Hello again, everyone. After a smoldering trek through Smokestack Desert, we rendezvoused with the exhausted Emmanuel Almas as he arrived at Copacabana in desperate need of recuperation. During his brief spell within safety of the resort, the journalist absorbed rumors of caravan attacks to the northern mountain range, Pike’s Peak. Now he’s found himself in […]

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