- Over 5 years experience of writing for a variety of subjects
- Journalism (BA Hons) degree
- Wide knowledge of video games
- In depth knowledge of sport, mainly in football, tennis and Formula 1
- Knowledge of print journalism including Quark and InDesign
- Knowledge of online journalism
- Blogging/live blogging
- Use of HTML and basic PHP
- Social media expert
- Online marketing and SEO
- Copywriting for online
Complete Xbox – Founder/Editor-in-Chief – February 2015 – present
I established this website from scratch working from within a WordPress CMS system to design my own theme by changing the CSS and HTML code. Using my existing contact list within the games industry, I launched the site off the ground and I write regular content such as news and reviews on a daily basis. My aim for this website is to show my passion for gaming and the Xbox world, which I hope others will join our team and share my passion. We also have regular interaction on Twitter and Facebook, as Complete Xbox is all about discussion with gamers.
Xboxer360 – Staff Writer, October 2010 – February 2012 | Assistant Editor, February 2012 – January 2014 | Editor, April 2014 – November 2014
I wrote on a daily-basis at http://www.xboxer360.com/author/jamiet/, which was a website specialising in Xbox 360 related news. I have contributed by writing over 500 news stories and reviews for the site, which have been detailed and easy to digest for our readers. My contribution to the site also saw it move into the “Elite Tier” for the Xbox Community Network, which is Microsoft’s official source for Xbox 360 and Xbox One news. This wasn’t achieved alone, as I also worked with a team of around 6-8 writers, in which we collaborated on features and ideas for the site. Additionally, I ran the liveblog for one of the largest gaming events in the world known as E3 2011.
First Look Reviews – Editor/PR from February 2010 – February 2013
I worked at First Look Reviews, writing reviews and news including bits of PR work. I was largely responsible for helping the site grow in size and hiring aspiring writers for our team. During my time here, I wrote approximately 350 pieces of content ranging from news to reviews, as well as exclusive interviews with members of the games industry.
Push-Start – News Writer, July 2010 – September 2010
During my short time at Push-Start, I wrote over 30 news stories to help get the website off the ground and running.
- Console hacking feature – link no longer available
- “Lincolnshire Businesses have a vital role to play in 2012” – Issue 2
VGToday – Staff writer from January 2014 – April 2014
- Work can be found here
Your Local Lincs Magazine – Contributor, March 2014, June – July 2014
- Work available on request – May and June issue
If you think you might have some writing work for me or have any questions to ask, then please feel free to contact me.