Résumé

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
January 1998 to present

PUBLISHER, POPCORN PRESS

  • Managing, editing, and publishing fiction, poetry, and table-top games as a family-owned publishing house. (www.popcornpress.com)
  • (Also translating a Spanish role-playing game to English for Nocturnal Media.)

January 1998 to June 2015

WRITER/TECHNOLOGIST, SEBRANEK, INC.

  • Writer of research-paper (MLA, APA, CMS, CSE), poetry, and technology chapters for a k-12 line of writing textbooks.
  • Contributor to other k-12, college-level, and business-writing texts.
  • Editor and writer for the company’s Web sites: www.thewritesource.com, www.upwritepress.com, and ebook sites.
  • Managing editor of the UpWrite Press bimonthly eTips newsletter.
  • Launched the company’s e-Publishing Department.
  • Managed the company’s first e-book title, and innovated a solution to keep it’s Web links perpetually updated.
  • Troubleshooter of various Web-related technology issues.

March 1996 to to January 1998

CHIEF DEVELOPER, IMPERIUM GAMES

  • Co-designed the Sovereign Stone™ role-playing game.
  • Wrote the Zero™ role-playing game.
  • Headed development of the Traveller™ role-playing game line for Imperium Games.
  • Designed the Chaos Progenitus™ collectible dice game.

November 1995 to February 1996

CHIEF DESIGNER, COMICO GAMING, INC.

  • Designed the Year of the Rat™ collectible dice game.

October 1992 to November 1995

DESIGNER & EDITOR, TSR, INC.

  • Designed the Dragon Dice™ collectible dice game (1995 Origins Award winner), and the majority of its 1995 and 1996 supplements. Wrote and edited various role-playing projects, including the Bughunters® role-playing game (author), the Planes of Chaos boxed set (coauthor with Wolfgang Baur) for the Planescape® campaign setting, as well as the Red Steel™ campaign setting (editor).

January 1992 to October 1992

SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATOR, SJG

  • Translated Spanish-language business letters to English, from Steve Jackson Games’ business partner in Barcelona.

September 1991 to October 1992

MANAGING EDITOR, GDW, INC.

  • Contracted and edited properties for the Dark Conspiracy™ and Dangerous Journeys™ role-playing games, and Journeys™ magazine. Contributed to the initial development of the Traveller: The New Era™ role-playing game.

November 1986 to September 1991

DESIGNER & EDITOR, GDW, INC.

  • Authored the Traveller: 2300™ role-playing game, and worked as managing editor for the line. Also wrote or edited various products for the Twilight: 2000™ and Space: 1889™ role-playing games, and designed various board games.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Fall, 1999

  • JAVASCRIPT iNSTRUCTOR: Taught Intro to JavaScript classes online for the HTML Writers Guild.

1989 to 1991

  • GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT: Taught English 101 at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

1976 to 1984

  • WELDER & SHEET-METAL WORKER: Fabricated electrical controls at General Electric General Purpose Control, Bloomington, IL.

EDUCATION

1998 to present

  • Various Web-related classes, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, ASP, Perl, Acrobat, and Paint Shop Pro.

1989 to 1991

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL., MA Writing (ABT)

1985 to 1989

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL., BA, magna cum laude
    Major: English; minor: Spanish

1982 to 1983

  • P. N. Bloomington School of Practical Nursing.

HONORS

1989

  • Departmental Honors in English and University Honors Scholar

1986

  • Canning Scholarship

SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT

May 2006 to Jan. 2013

  • President, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (two terms)
  • Writing workshops in middle school, high school, and university classrooms
  • Former Illinois Army National Guard Medic

PUBLICATION LIST

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