About

robfaceI write things on the internets, mostly about technology and video games, with a nice side dish of mobile game and book reviews. I currently write articles on tech news for Engadget, curriculum for an online high school out of the University of Missouri, and I do page layouts for a local printed real estate book. I also contribute to a local printed alt-weekly, the Anchorage Press.

I edit things, too, though it’s tricky to show this off; editors rarely get the credit they deserve. I’ve got nothing but praise for the folks that have helped me present my best writing self and I strive to be that person for the writers I get to edit. I was the main Editor at 148Apps for a few years and have enjoyed watching all our writers grow into superstars.

I’ve also done a little PR work; I got my first taste this past July and August with the pros at Stride PR. I’ve also worked with the talented folks over at Novy Unlimited. In fact, I still write mock reviews for them — it’s a way to provide developers with feedback from professional game reviewers before a real launch.

I’ve been working in the game/tech/writer space for a while now (crazy to think it’s been almost 10 years). I co-founded Games Are Evil and The Portable Gamer in 2008 and 2009, I was the Editor for the excellent mobile app site 148Apps for a good bit after that, moving to a full-time position at Apple-focused Cult of Mac.  I also wrote book reviews for Shelf Awareness for a five-year period and contributed regularly to places like Chartboost, Folks, OpenStack, VentureBeat, Paste, and more. Here’s another way to find my written work: roblef.contently.com.

Clicking through to the sites above will give you all of the writings I’ve done for each outlet; click on the sections themselves up top will give you a nicely curated list of some of my best/favorite work from each place.

I also do behind-the-scenes consulting for various gaming companies large and small. I’ve also just begun copyediting novels for first-time authors, too. I also ghostwrite various high-tech articles and can send examples upon request.  Email me for details on either.

If you need to contact me (preferably to assign me some work), hit me up on Twitter, Facebook, or right here:

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