Working with WePlay eSports, I help write useful, witty SEO content to help drive views to their site. We want to not only be an esports platform, but also a source of information for the average gamer. The articles in question can range from multiplayer games like TeamFight Tactics and League of Legends to popular single player games like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and (as pictured above) Demon's Souls. The articles can also be quite mechanical (discussing how dodge-rolling works) or more communal (the romance options we wish were in AC: Valhalla).
I have an upcoming article for Star Trek entitled "Star Trek's Queer Fluidity is Giving Fans the Brighter Future They Deserve". It describes the influence Star Trek has had on representing gender and sexual fluidity before the series was more open with its support of the queer community. From Garak's omni-sexual nature to Spirk itself, my piece will be connecting all those fandom moments that make Trek feel so acceptingly queer.
With The Nerd Stash, I kept up with nerdy news and posted updates on popular movies, TV, and video games. I also wrote opinion pieces on trendy topics, like the impending Star Trek comedy series, Lower Decks.
In NerdBastards' absence I missed being apart of the geek news beat and wanted to get back in to sharpen my speed and enthusiasm for breaking stories.
In my work with ValorBuff, I was contracted to write guides, breaking news, and other coverage content on the multiplayer game. For example, I covered the breaking news on Riot's 12th agent, Killjoy, and wrote guides on dealing with popular (but abusive) weapons.
The goal of ValorBuff is to help gamers do their best while playing the game and keep track of all the new updates to it.
I have written an article for 231 Magazine's February issue and their upcoming March issue. Taking the lead on Northern Michigan environmentalism, my first piece covered the community opinion situation with Upper Peninsula Wolves. My upcoming article discusses the role of Northern Michigan beekeeping, their annual conference, and what beekeeping does to help bees and the average Michigander.
All my writing work here has involved serious research and even long phone interviews. My passion for writing and the environment are the tools to get the information out, but it's always important to consult experts for more in-depth knowledge.
On The Mary Sue, I use my essay-writing skills and apply them to pop culture. It's all about asking the questions that people might be wondering, but nobody's talked too much about.
For each essay, I research the topic, give background knowledge for more casual fans, and then try to use a unique blend of formal and casual language to treat the readers like smart adults without being pretentious about it.
My recent article "Star Trek Is Boldly Going Where Star Wars Won't Dare" was the second most popular article on the site for three days and has garnered over 100 coments.
Working with Gamepur, I use SEO tools and instructional writing to explain video game mechanics as well as report on video game news. My current hottest beats are Diablo games, Teamfight Tactics, PlateUp, and other hot topic accessible or indie games.
Many of my guides are the top google searches for the topic, including exampels like how to open Mercenary Chests in TFT, the best low-level runewords in Diablo 2: Resurrected, and my explanation of TFT's Lunar Revel event.
Creatively Disordered is my YouTube Channel, where I am working towards helping people feel acceptance about their disorders, not shame.
While I focus on mental disorders, I am here for all the disability community.
Using my essay skills, disordered experience, and my entertainment knowledge, I talk about how all these things interact and speak out for myself and anyone else who needs it.
This YouTube Channel is currently on hiatus because of my recent move and other career developments.
As an author, I have finished three novels and have three others in progress. These include:
I love writing novels and specialize in describing emotions. If I can help normalize how it feels to be disordered, physical or mental, or give the community more stories that treat them like humans, not plot devices, I will keep writing forever.
Currently, I do everything for my novels. I write outlines, type out drafts, edit for grammar and content, and even create the cover drafts. One day I hope to have other people help me refine this, but for now I constantly improve to do my best on my own.
My work with NerdBastards has been one of the most rewarding and expansive that I've ever done. I began doing what I was used to: research-based thinkpieces based around entertainment and nerd culture. However, while on the site I've become versed in timely news updates, in-depth reviews, gaming reviews, and as of late, interviews.
I have also done event coverage for NerdBastards, most notably attending PAX West 2018 as a member of the press.
Honing my skills and focus as a writer, NerdBastards has made it clear that entertainment writing is something I care deeply about. Even better, I have the talents and drive for the work.
Unfortunately, the most recent media company that bought the site turned out to be a pyramid scheme so, while I have copies of my work, the site no longer works. I can give references from my co-workers Stonie Williams and Lucas Gallagher if asked.
"Stephanie Marceau has been an invaluable member of the NerdBastards team; providing balance and perspective not only to the overall theme of the site as an editor and creative content manager, but also with her individual reviews and pieces. She not only brought NerdBastards up in standard and quality, but improved working relationships and her fellow writer’s craft with her involvement while on staff."