Welcome to the first post on my blog, where I plan to chart my progress on the way to becoming a video games journalist.
I can’t remember when this desire started, but suffice it to say that I’ve always enjoyed writing and I’ve always enjoyed video games, so becoming a games journalist has always seemed like the obvious choice of career.
My “big break” came when I did work experience at the tender age of 15 at Paragon Publishing in my home town of Bournemouth. I guess they liked some of my work because I was offered a freelance contract and things have progressed from there. I did some work for them and when IGN were looking for someone to write a weekly article on the UK gaming scene I stepped up. I no longer do that but still do reasonably frequent freelance work such as covering the UK Halo 2 launch and helping out with coverage of UK shows like EGN/Game Stars Live.
I’ve now got freelance on the backburner somewhat as I study at the Southampton Institute for a degree in journalism, but I’m going to keep this blog updated as I continue on the path to becoming a proper games journalist. That’s the idea, at least.