Professional Resume

John Friscia

thejohnfriscia@gmail.com

Objective

To use my strong verbal, writing, and editorial skills in a creative capacity.

Experience

July 2018 – present Enthusiast Gaming

Copy Editor

  • Provides copy editing for a wide range of authors at various Enthusiast Gaming websites, notably Nintendo Enthusiast and Daily Esports
  • Writes news stories and features for Nintendo Enthusiast
  • Writes reviews of major video game releases for Nintendo Enthusiast, the scores of which are formally recognized by Metacritic and Game Rankings
  • Coordinates with other site Editors to provide the best and most timely content for Enthusiast Gaming websites
  • Uses Google Analytics to observe, understand, and react to website trends
March 2018 – present ReadingStar Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

English Language Instructor

  • Teaches English writing, speaking, and comprehension to elementary school-aged EFL learners
  • Motivates children to experiment with the English language without fear of failure
  • Coordinates with other teachers and school officials to provide the best learning experiences for students
  • Wrote eight proprietary electronic study guides for high-level English books, to be used by students across all ReadingStar campuses
June 2014 – February 2018 Computer Aid, Inc. Harrisburg, PA

Editor in Chief

  • Oversaw and scheduled the entirety of the content on the CAI’s Accelerating IT Success (AITS) website and newsletters, seen by a growing audience of 31,000
  • Reviewed all content before publication for tone, accuracy, and grammatical correctness
  • Coordinated with stakeholders across the organization to market products through AITS
  • Maintained social media presence for AITS using Hootsuite
  • Provided copywriting for assorted Computer Aid initiatives
  • Mentored college-aged interns in how to write succinctly and with proper English grammar
  • Retained all duties from previous position as Writing and Graphic Design Intern below, sans films
  • Wrote hundreds of articles on IT, benchmarking, consulting, supply chains, project management, and agile methodologies
  • Oversaw a transition of the AITS website from the DNN publishing platform over to WordPress
  • Built the AITS Blogging Alliance, a coalition of the best IT and project management bloggers, adding in-the-trenches commentary and further legitimacy to AITS
June 2012 – present

Author

  • Maintains JohnFriscia.com, the greatest website on the Internet
  • Currently working on building an original video game
  • Wrote the comic “Beans the Clown”
  • Wrote, edited, and published the novel Ram Van Bamf and the Doomsday Conspiracy, ISBN 978-1463748791
  • Built and published two video games created with RPG Maker 2003
February 2013 – June 2014 Computer Aid, Inc. Harrisburg, PA

Writing and Graphic Design Intern

  • Wrote articles for CAI’s Accelerating IT Success website and newsletters. Has been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese simplified, and Mandarin Chinese traditional
  • Designed headline, thumbnail, and marketing graphics for AITS using Adobe Photoshop
  • Learned and honed strong instincts for basic graphic design principles
  • Conceived, filmed, and acted in short comedy films for use at CAI’s Accelerating IT Success
July 2006 – August 2015 Nell’s (supermarket) Carlisle, PA; Spring Road and Walnut Bottom locations

Cashier

  • Interacted with the public, facilitated store-customer relationships
  • Honed exceptional communication skills in customer-facing interactions
  • Won the hearts of colleagues and customers both

Education and Certification

2007 – 2011 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA

B.A. in English w/ writing concentration, GPA: 3.93

  • Received Shippensburg University Scholarship for Outstanding Students, which, in spite of sounding like something I made up, actually paid for most of my education
  • Published in The Reflector literary magazine
October 2017 – January 2018 International TEFL Academy

TEFL/TESOL Certificate

  • Earned letter grade of A for the course
  • 150 hours of coursework
  • 22 hours of practicum, observing and teaching English in ESL classrooms

Skills

  • Extremely competent public speaker and presenter
  • Strong communicative and persuasive skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Adobe Photoshop for graphic design
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Google Analytics for observing site trends
  • Competent in building websites with WordPress and DNN publishing platforms respectively
  • Very rudimentary knowledge of C#
  • Types over 120 wpm, in case you need a stenographer on short notice
  • Good at telling jokes that you might pretend to laugh at so as not to hurt his feelings