©2019 by Daniel Alexander

RESUME

EDUCATION

University of Arizona, Honors College
Tucson, AZ
Graduated: May 2018

Creative Writing and Computer Science Double Degree, 3.693 GPA
Dean's List 2014-2018

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

  • Worked on computer programming team projects with a focus on object-oriented design, using a Scrum-based development process, including one to develop a smart calendar app

  • Worked extensively with a variety of coding languages such as Java, C, C#, and Python

  • Participated in writing workshops, involving both giving and receiving feedback, critique, and constructive criticism, as well as generating original ideas and short stories

  • Experience conceptualizing, creating, and editing creative stories

WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2019 - Present

FREELANCE GAMING WRITER

Valnet Inc

Tasked with writing list style articles about various video games and related subjects. Jobs include submitting topic pitches for review, conducting research, reviewing my work for errors, and completing articles by set deadlines.

June 2019 - Present

GAME MASTER

Escapology

Responsible for monitoring escape room games and guiding players through puzzles. Tasks include greeting customers, providing constructive hints, and closely observing multiple rooms at once.

November 2018 - February 2019

WRITING TEAM

Tatum Games, LLC

Responsible for writing and developing stories and lore for characters in the mobile game Heroes vs. Villains. Responsibilities include content generation for existing characters, review and revision of my work and the work of my peers, and the creation of new characters for the game.

June - August 2017

RESEARCHER AND EDITOR

University of Arizona Book Art and Letterpress Lab

Researched various pieces of equipment, compiled notes on historical significance, and presented findings in reports on each machine investigated. Reviewed and edited the Lab’s instructional manual to eliminate redundant passages and create a more readable text.

SKILLS

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Certified in Udemy Technical Writing Course

  • Proficient in the Eclipse compiler

  • Proficient with Java, C, C++, C#, Python, HTML, CSS, and Javascript

  • Proficient with unit testing in Java

  • Proficient with the Madcap Flare software

  • Character and story development experience

  • Critical review and analysis skills

  • Basic foundation in Spanish

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Finalist, 2019

  • Created, wrote, and managed Dark Inspiration, an online comic, illustrated by DC Comics artist Gabe Ostley, (https://darkinspirationcomic.wordpress.com/) 2016

  • National Merit Scholar, 2014

  • Write Michigan Short Story Contest Published Finalist, 2013

  • Attended Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, 2010 - 2014

LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • Founded University of Arizona Honors Writing Club 2015

  • Math tutor 2012 - 2013

  • Founded Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center Book Club, 2010 - 2012