Writing Resume

John Bardinelli is a tech-savvy freelance author and editor with over ten years of full-time writing experience. Specialization in copywriting, explainer video scripts, narrative design, creative fiction, and video game scripts. Years of a successful freelancing career proves self-discipline, adaptability, and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Narrative design — Script writing — World building
  • Website copy — Layout & design
  • Video scripts — Marketing materials
  • Site administration — Press releases
  • WordPress — SEO — HTML, CSS, image editing


Copywriter (2003-present)

  • Determine a client’s needs and plan a marketing and content strategy that integrates multiple forms of media.
  • Create copy for websites, landing pages, print ads, social media and direct e-mail marketing.
  • Write copy for marketplace and app store pages, including iTunes, Amazon, Steam and Google.
  • Author scripts for promotional and how-to videos, speeches, radio ads and podcast promos.
  • Integrate SEO keywords into all web and marketplace copy.
  • Create 45 SEO descriptions for apps and games each week.

Narrative Designer (2002-present)

  • Write storylines, scripts and dialogue for multiple mediums, including video games, mobile apps, interactive websites, educational software and print books.
  • Work with programmers, artists and designers to integrate text and story, ensuring a seamless end-user experience.
  • Author companion texts to provide background information on each storyline’s main events.
  • Edit and localize translated text for an American English audience.
  • Designed a highly-praised script & narrative for an iPhone game downloaded by 2 million users.

Journalist & Editor (2001-present)

  • Create content strategy for website receiving 500k+ visits per month.
  • Hire, train and manage a staff of freelance writers to ensure a steady flow of content.
  • Create styleguides and edit articles to ensure all content is consistent.
  • Organize special projects such as submission tracking spreadsheets and staff games.
  • SEO research for multiple topics increases monthly traffic by 8%.


  • DealFly – Video scripts & copywriting.
  • FizzPow – writing for Bitcoin Billionaire.
  • Wild Factor – Story, dialogue and teaser comics for Machiavillain.
  • Crackshell – Localization for Hammerwatch.
  • Shattered Rift – Fantasy lore & world building for unannounced MMORPG.
  • Nooskewl – Script & dialogue for Crystal Picnic.
  • Wild Factor – Narrative design for Freaking Meatbags.
  • Fancy Factory – Retro fantasy script for Dungeon Myths.
  • Invulse – Sci-fi script for Unsworn.
  • Ghostwritten sci-fi script, ghostwritten fantasy script.
  • e-funsoft – Localization and copywriting for multiple casual games.
  • Fat Sam Games – Localization and copywriting.
  • Megaplay Games – Copywriting
  • Digiluna Games – Copywriting
  • Barnes & Noble – Journalism & blog post writing (2014-present)
  • Co-Optimus – Game Journalism (2013-present)
  • Gamezebo – Game Journalism (2013-14)
  • Joystiq – Game Journalism (2007)
  • JayIsGames – Journalism, Editing (2006-14)


For more creative samples, see my writing portfolio.