Tax pro turned game dev who helps indies & the self-employed crush it. Love toads.
I am a licensed tax professional (Enrolled Agent) who left the field to pursue game development full-time. I love helping other indie developers and creative people attain this dream, so I equally love writing about entrepreneurship, freelancing, small business and tax laws, and the art and business aspects of game development. I also write about SEO, digital marketing, and herpetology since I have over 20 years of experience as a toad mom!
In addition to writing, I also offer content strategy services and engagements are discussed on a case by case basis. I can assist you with keyword mapping and strategy, content planning and editorial calendars, customer journey maps, buyer persona creation, and helping you figure out what your audience really wants. My industrial specialties in content strategy are focused on the tax preparation industry and the B2B and B2C aspects of the interactive entertainment industry but have had engagements in tech and healthcare.
Article, Blog Post, Case Study, Ebook, Guide, Infographic Copy, Interview, Live Event, Page Layout, Presentation, Press Release, Product Description, Social Copy, Website Copy, Whitepaper
Lehman College, BS, Accounting
Hunter College, MS, Accounting
PTP Customer Experience Social Card.pdf
Social card to go with blog post about customer service vs. customer experience.
Content and Accessibility Social Card.pdf
Social card to go with blog post about content and accessibility.
A Game Developers’ View on ISP Performance
Scrapping Your Way to GDC as a Broke-Ass Indie Developer, Part 2: You've Arrived in San Francisco
GDC 2018 Registration is Coming: How to Get There as a Broke-Ass Indie Developer, Part 1
The Evolution of Game Soundtracks: Aesthetics and Attitudes
A 1990s Mac RPG Retrospective: Hidden Jewels No One Knows About
How Vintage Mac Games Inspired the Indie Developers of Today
Why Adventure Game Design and Narratives Had to Evolve
The Surprising Reasons for Troubles with Old School Video Game Preservation
The Design Makes the Game: Not the Engine
Dream Daddy: It's the dialog that makes the game
Freelancing 101: The Different Types of Freelance Jobs
Truth or Hype: Are There Really "Too Many Games"?
The Banana Bread Effect
Will New York's Proposed Tax Bill for Games & Digital Media Help Indie Developers?
Toad Tuesdays: Proper Handling of Toads & Other Amphibians
Toad Tuesdays: A Scientific Reason I Have Blue Hair
How the R&D Tax Credit Usually Works for Indie Game Developers
How Indie Game Developers Can Benefit from Flex Work Options
Taxes & the Indie Developer: When You Can & Can't Afford a Tax Professional
The Paradox of Indie Game Devs Who Can't Play Just a While
The Retirement Planning Crisis & Impact on Low-Income Earners
Tax Withholding and You: How to Get More Out of Your Paycheck
Case Study: How I Get Paid $100 a Week to Write Rants About Video Games
The Golden Rules of Doing Business with Indie Game Developers
How Content Marketing Can Help Indie Game Developers Win
How to Create Content That Tax Professionals and Their Clients Care About
Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Your Game Audio: A Producer’s Perspective