Professional Resume

John Friscia


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


July 2020 – present Enthusiast Gaming (The Escapist)

Managing Editor

  • Oversees scheduling and publishing of all content for The Escapist in coordination with the EIC
  • Fields and develops feature pitches with authors
  • Seeks opportunities to coordinate with game developers, publishers, and other entities to produce original content
  • Provides copy editing, SEO, and fact checking to content by dozens of Escapist authors and contributors prior to publication
  • Ensures uniformity of style and grammar in published content (using modified form of AP Style)
  • Uses Google Analytics to observe, understand, and react to website trends
  • Continues to be Head Copy Editor of Nintendo Enthusiast, retaining relevant duties detailed below
July 2018 – June 2020 (sans Nintendo Enthusiast) Enthusiast Gaming

Head Copy Editor

  • Provided copy editing, SEO, and fact checking for a wide range of authors at various Enthusiast Gaming websites, including The Escapist, Nintendo Enthusiast, Daily Esports, and PC Invasion
  • Ensured uniformity of style and grammar according to individual website guidelines
  • Guided other Copy Editors in adhering to established standards
  • Coordinated with other site Editors to provide the best and most timely content for Enthusiast Gaming websites
  • Written more than 2,600 news stories, features, and game and book reviews for Nintendo Enthusiast
  • Actively seeks and conducts interviews with game developers for Nintendo Enthusiast
  • Uses Google Analytics to observe, understand, and react to website trends
March 2018 – March 2019 ReadingStar Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

English Language Instructor

  • Taught English writing, speaking, and comprehension to elementary and middle school-aged EFL learners
  • Motivated children to experiment with the English language without fear of failure
  • Coordinated with other teachers and school officials to provide the best learning experiences for students
  • Assisted in the creation of promotional posters and banners using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • 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
  • 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
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
June 2012 – present


July 2006 – August 2015 Nell’s (supermarket) Carlisle, PA; Spring Road and Walnut Bottom locations


  • 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: 3.92

  • 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


  • 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