PAUL EMERSON ~ A WRITER'S RESUMÉ

Welcome to my writer's web resumé.  This is an unconventional means of displaying my experience and prowess, certainly, but no less valid than a paper or PDF resumé.  This is a living document, and will be edited periodically to reflect new experiences and articles I've had the pleasure to write.  Without further adieu...
Below is a living list of the writing I have done, by freelance articles, novels, role-playing games (games, supplements, adventures, and on-line play-by-post), and miscellaneous works.  Some of what you will see will have links to the articles themselves, whether they are for purchase (role-playing materials) or simply a free download.  I have been actively writing since the age of ten, copy editing since the age of twenty-five (NOTE: this is professional texts such as processes and procedures, and technical manuals, for work), and editing web sites since the age of twenty-seven.

Thank you for visiting this site, and I hope you find what you're looking for from me, here.  If not, please feel free to email me at paul.emerson@wolvesau.net for further information.

FREELANCE ARTICLES
ARTICLE NAME PUB DATE PUB TYPE/ CATEGORY PUBLISHER
Ostomy Armor: Take Your Life Back! Spring, 2007 Magazine Article / The Phoenix United Ostomy Associations of America
Guide to Role-Playing Games: Social Interaction and Acting in Character 12-28-2006 Internet Article / Role-Playing Nuances HELIUM
NOTE: There were 10 separate articles in this series, as linked ~ ARP 2: Character types and the role of the GM(12/30/06), ARP 3: Settings and the Importance of History(1/5/07), ARP 4: Women in Role-Playing(1/11/07), ARP 4a: The Dungeons & Dragons Stigma(1/11/07), ARP 5: Game Rule Basics and Differences(1/10/07), ARP 5a: What's Wrong with D20?(1/10/07), ARP 6: Tips For Choosing the Right Role-Playing Game For Your Group(1/22/07), ARP 7: Role-Playing: Diceless RPGs and Meta-Gaming(1/25/07), ARP 8: Role-Playing and Music: Ambiance or a Distraction(1/25/07)
Video Game Review: World of Warcraft 01-05-2007 Internet Article / MMORPGs HELIUM
MMORPG: Consideration of your team 12-30-2006 Internet Article / MMORPGs HELIUM
The Haunt 1988 High School Literary Magazine / Science Horror Jordan High School Literary / Art Magazine
WEB SITES & OTHER WORKS
WORK NAME PUB DATE PUB TYPE/ CATEGORY PUBLISHER
Ostomy Armor Web Site Updated since March, 2006 Web Site / Research & Development of Ostomy Supplies Me!  I am the site's webmaster.  HTML / PHP
Hawglegg Band Web Site Updated from January to August, 2007 Web Site / Music Me! / HTML / PHP
My personal role-playing game site Updated from June, 2003 to September, 2010 Role-Playing Game Web Site, originally developed for my on-line BattleTech / MechWarrior unit Armageddon Unlimited Me!  I am the site's webmaster; site once included a Warhammer / Earthdawn RPG site, and an Aliens RPG site.  HTML / PHP
ROLE-PLAYING GAMES
SUPPLEMENT TITLE PUB DATE PUB TYPE/ CATEGORY PUBLISHER
Ignatova's Instigators BattleTech Online Role-Playing game site Begun November 2nd, 2007; Ended February, 2008 Role-Playing Game Web Site, developed for my on-line BattleTech / MechWarrior unit Ignatova's Instigators Me!  I was the site's webmaster.  HTML / PHP
Of Blood and Steel - an Earthdawn Shard Took second place in March, 2006, Mini-Adventure Competition on http://www.edpt.org Mini-Adventure / Shard for Earthdawn RPG Earthdawn Publishing Trust
The Legend of Goe Orthrond: The Kaer of Terror for the Warhammer Fantasy Role-Playing Game by Black Industries The opening date of the game was May 13, 2003, and we have ceased playing/are on hiatus as of August 2011 Forum Play-by-Post Role-Playing Game Campaign Black Industries published the Role-Playing Game, but the campaign is all mine.
ARGENT FIRE: The Official Wolf Mercenary Units / Classic BattleTech On-Line Periodical; Vol. 1, Iss. 1 September, 2003 E-Zine Me!  For the sake of the BattleTech / MechWarrior community.
NOTE: There were 4 issues during this e-Zine run, as linked ~ ARGENT FIRE: The Official Wolf Mercenary Units / Classic BattleTech On-Line Periodical; Vol. 1, Iss. 2 (11/03), ARGENT FIRE: The Premiere BattleTech Community E-Zine; Vol. 1, Iss. 3 (02/04), and ARGENT FIRE: The Premiere BattleTech Community E-Zine; Vol. 1, Iss. 4 (04/04).  Note, this e-Zine was ended as a result of lack of support from the community.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Before going into the Army in 1993, I acquired an Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute in Aurora, Colorado.  Each time I attempted to use my degree for the purpose of drafting, which I felt I could really enjoy, each company that hired me only wanted me for purposes of data entry, which I was not trained for.

While in the United States Army, between March of 1993 and March of 1999, I was trained as a Combat Medic and served in an Army Reserve unit at the famed, and now closed, Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for about eight months.  I decided my Reserve unit was "ate up like a soup sandwich" and signed on to six years of active duty as a Blackhawk Helicopter Repairer (UH-60 Mechanic and Crew Chief.  I was shipped off to Germany for three years and, during that time, I participated in Operation Joint Endeavor managing to accumulate quite a few experiences I would rather forget and am unable to.  When my friends and I came home from service in Bosnia, I was only a few months away from a Permanent Change of Station back to the United States, to serve at Fort Carson, Colorado.  En route to my next duty station, however, I attended the Aviation Life Support Equipment Technician school in Fort Rucker, Alabama, and learned a great deal about the safety equipment used on U.S. Army helicopters at the time.

Since that time, apart from attending a school in a Homeland Security Specialist course and fighting viciously to regain my sons from their criminal mother, life has been as normal as we are able to make it. While in the Homeland Security course, each of my instructors were not short of compliments about my natural ability to think through exercises concerning counter-terrorism, and each of them encouraged me to finish the line of degrees that may aid me to gain a career in that field.  This is a goal, to complete these courses, obtain a Bachelors degree in Homeland Security studies, and perhaps find a career there.

As with most people in the world, I have experiences which have helped to shape who I am and how I think and believe.  Unlike many people in the world, I also have the skill and desire to be able to write about them, not only for my own welfare and well-being, but also so others may learn from my many faux pas' over the short course of my life.  It would be nice to be able to make a living in this way, and that's why this page has been constructed.  I truly hope you've been able to find what you're looking for, here; if not, let's talk and see what I can do.  I adapt to circumstances and requirements set on me very well.

~Paul