Screenwriting and Editing
I’ve worked with several Toronto-based production companies to develop screenplays for short and feature-length films. The first feature to start production is Karate Ghost, an action-comedy satire scheduled begin shooting in summer 2020. A full list of credits can be found on my Mandy profile here.
Game Design & Writing
As a longtime fan of Palladium Books and their flagship tabletop role-playing game Rifts®, I was delighted to come on as one of their regular freelancers and have contributed both writing and editing to a multitude of projects. Frankly, it’s been a dream come true and some of the most rewarding work I’ve been involved in.
I was an editor on Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: Resurrection, written by the talented Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda and featuring some tremendous art by Chuck Walton. I’ve contributed a series of articles to The Rifter® magazine between 2013 and 2018, and I’m the author of the upcoming sourcebook Rifts® Living Nowhere™ which will be released in 2019.
My role at Fuel Content was to produce content for social media and digital. Our bread and butter: hundreds of posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, maintaining our client’s brand, voice, and style. This includes video content, ranging from short DIY walkthroughs to goodwill engagement posts for holidays and other occasions. We consistently drove down CPC way past our benchmark and CTR more than four times above our goals.
Working with our art director, content producer, and editors, I wrote copy, scripted and storyboarded video, including in-video supers and/or dialogue.
As a member of the outstanding Entertainment team at Diply from 2017 to late 2018, I produced hundreds of articles ranging from humour listicles, to trending entertainment news, and other fun content surrounding film, TV, and pop culture. My team and I consistently produced punchy, easily digestible articles to fit the Diply brand and audience. In that time, my articles brought over 114 million unique visitors to the site. Whew!
I also collaborated with the Diply Video team to develop and produce new caption-based concepts for America’s Funniest Videos’ Life Unfiltered series on Facebook.
Find some of my work from Diply (articles are/were not always attributed directly to the author) on my Muck Rack page.
As an analyst for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and later its parent company O2E Brands, I took on some freelance work in 2015 as a contributor to their blogging platform. I created content for three of the four O2E companies, namely 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and WOW 1 DAY Painting. My LinkedIn profile has a complete list of these articles.
In 2014, I contributed to the Huffington Post’s blog. Most of my featured work with HuffPo were opinion pieces on subjects ranging from eating a 2 lb burger in 1 hour, to the morality of public shaming, to the challenges and circumstances facing millennials today (or rather, then).
I began blogging for andPOP in 2009 as part of their Gamer’s Mind Blog. This was a mix of news, updates, game reviews, and original articles covering anything from the relationship between cinema and video games, the role of music in gaming, to the generational gap imposed by home gaming consoles instead of arcades.
Other Short Fiction
To date, I’ve published two eBooks of short fiction with Trese Brothers as part of their Star Traders universe of mobile games. The first of these was No Legacy Between the Stars, published in 2015, and the second was released in 2016 and entitled Subjective Vengeance. Both can be found on Google Play Books, iBooks, and Amazon Books for Kindle.
My story We Called It God was the winner of the 2012 LitReactor “Scare Us!” contest and received feedback from Suzy Vitello and Chuck Palahniuk.
I wrote these two short scenes for actor Zen Hunter, based on his concepts.
As part of my certification on Premiere Pro, and later just for experience and practice, I’ve edited some short comedy videos.