Jess Hartley

Jess Hartley

Freelance Writer/Editor/Game Creator at Self - Employed

Location
Portland, Oregon Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Jess Hartley's Overview

Current
  • Muse Wrangler at Mad Muse Studio
  • Freelance Developer at White Wolf Games
  • Freelance Editor at Rogue Games
  • Writer at White Wolf Games
  • Freelance Writer/Developer at White Wolf
  • Freelance Writer/Developer at White Wolf Publishing|CCP North America
  • Freelance Writer/Editor/Game Creator at Self - Employed
Past
  • Freelance Editor at SteamPower Publishing
  • Freelance Editor at SteamPower Publishing
  • Columnist/Reviewer at Renaissance Magazine
  • Intern at Proprietary Media
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Jess Hartley's Summary

I am a published novelist and writer/editor/developer in and out of the gaming industry. My magazine articles have been published in technical, educational and historical publications, and I've written or contributed do more than four dozen fiction and non-fiction works to date.

More specific information can be found at my website: www.jesshartley.com

Specialties: Fiction, from short story/flash fiction to novel-length. Game mechanics and settings. Editing.

Jess Hartley's Experience

Muse Wrangler

Mad Muse Studio

November 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Gresham, Oregon

Freelance Developer

White Wolf Games

February 2007Present (7 years 8 months)

After working as a freelance novelist and writer for several years, I have now been hired as a freelance developer, as well. I am currently supervising the upcoming “World of Darkness: Reliquary”, slated for a Fall 2007 release.

Freelance Editor

Rogue Games

February 2007Present (7 years 8 months)

Freelance editing projects for Rogue Games include:
Colonial Gothic 1776 Quickstart Guide

Writer

White Wolf Games

January 2003Present (11 years 9 months)

I began writing for White Wolf in 2003, when I wrote the Exalted novel, “In Northern Twilight”, which was a Runner-Up for Pen & Paper’s 2004 Fan Awards in the category of Best RPG-Related Novel/Anthology.

Since then, I have written content for most of their new World of Darkness game lines, including the WoD line, Werewolf: The Forsaken, Mage: The Awakening, Promethean: The Created and the upcoming Changeling: The Lost.

I have also contributed to their Exalted 2nd Edition line, being one of the authors for “The Compass of the Celestial Directions 1: The Blessed Isle”.

Most recently, I've been working on the non-WoD White Wolf game line, Scion.

Freelance Writer/Developer

White Wolf

2003Present (11 years)

Freelance Writer/Developer

White Wolf Publishing|CCP North America

2003Present (11 years)

Writing, development, and editing for roleplaying game books, including novel length fiction.

Freelance Writer/Editor/Game Creator

Self - Employed

January 2001Present (13 years 9 months)

Freelance Editor

SteamPower Publishing

20052007 (2 years)

Copywriting and development for roleplaying game books.

Freelance Editor

SteamPower Publishing

August 2005August 2006 (1 year 1 month)

As a freelance editor, I worked on three projects for SteamPower Publishing: The Future Soldier's Battlefield Handbook, Rocket Science, and The Lemurian Candidate.

The Lemurian Candidate is an Etherscope Adventure written by Andrew Kenrick of SPP. It was nominated for an ENnie in the category of Best Adventure in 2006.

Columnist/Reviewer

Renaissance Magazine

Privately Held; Myself Only; Investment Management industry

July 20022005 (3 years)

Since July of 2002, I've been crafting Forsoothly Spoken, an ongoing feature for Renaissance Magazine.

I have also written numerous articles and reviews for the publication.

Intern

Proprietary Media

20002001 (1 year)

Jess Hartley's Projects

  • Review of "Instant Antagonists" an RPG Supplement

    • August 2010 to Present
    Team Members: Jess Hartley, Ciaran Chatwin, Jeremy Bone

    A text review of Jess Hartley's tabletop RPG supplement "Instant Antagonists" which also features an interview with Jess Hartley.

Jess Hartley's Skills & Expertise

  1. Fiction
  2. Novels
  3. Game Development
  4. Editing
  5. Copywriting
  6. Magazine Articles
  7. Fiction Writing
  8. Creative Writing
  9. Copy Editing
  10. Team Leadership
  11. Blogging
  12. Project Management
  13. Panel Moderator
  14. Guest Lecturing
  15. Content Writing
  16. Books
  17. Publishing
  18. Public Speaking
  19. Publications
  20. Social Media
  21. Technical Writing
  22. Freelance Writing
  23. Storytelling
  24. Published Author
  25. Public Relations
  26. Proofreading
  27. Social Networking
  28. Research
  29. Science Fiction
  30. Web Content
  31. Magazines
  32. Content Strategy
  33. Editorial

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Jess Hartley's Publications

  • City in the Sand

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • July 27, 2009

    Dangerous secrets were buried ninety years ago - only a blink in time for the vampires of Los Angeles.

    The set of Cecil DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1923) has been found in Guadalupe, CA, and an exclusive fundraiser being held increase awareness of this unique site. Rumor has it that the archeologists have excavated something of significant important, and they intend to reveal it at this event.

    That’s why you’re here.

  • City in the Sand

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • July 27, 2009

    Dangerous secrets were buried ninety years ago - only a blink in time for the vampires of Los Angeles.

    The set of Cecil DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1923) has been found in Guadalupe, CA, and an exclusive fundraiser being held increase awareness of this unique site. Rumor has it that the archeologists have excavated something of significant important, and they intend to reveal it at this event.

    That’s why you’re here.

  • Paths of Storytelling: Vampire

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • April 1, 2011

    A series of multiple-choice stories are offered to the reader who takes on the identity of a new vampire in the Classic World of Darkness setting.

  • City in the Sand

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • July 27, 2009

    Dangerous secrets were buried ninety years ago - only a blink in time for the vampires of Los Angeles.

    The set of Cecil DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1923) has been found in Guadalupe, CA, and an exclusive fundraiser being held increase awareness of this unique site. Rumor has it that the archeologists have excavated something of significant important, and they intend to reveal it at this event.

    That’s why you’re here.

  • Scion: God

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • 2007
    Authors: Jess Hartley, Peter Schaefer, John Chambers, Alan Alexander, Carl Bowen, Dean Shomshak
  • Scion: Demigod

    • White Wolf Publishing
    • 2007
    Authors: Jess Hartley, John Chambers, Justin Achilli, Alan Alexander, Carl Bowen, Joseph Carriker
  • The Unbidden

    • White Wolf Publishing
    Authors: Jess Hartley, Bethany Culp, Matthew McFarland, Stephen Michael DiPesa

    Never Open Doors That Can't be Closed Magic presents immense opportunities. The Awakened, given enough time and practice, can accomplish almost anything. This leads them to believe that they are omnipotent, that they have all the answers, and that the world holds nothing unknowable. They are wrong, of course. A Chronicle Book for Mage: The Awakening o A host of beings, creatures, antagonists, allies and characters with which to bedevil the lives of the Awakened o New mysterious locations, including the murderous Byebury Henge and the Dream Computer of Ashward Heights o Contains characters suitable as antagonists for any World of Darkness game, from Vampire to Geist.

Jess Hartley's Education

Clark College

Associate's degree, General with an emphasis on writing

20002002

Jess Hartley's Additional Information

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Interests:

writing, history, gaming, editing, role play, Exalted, werewolves, vampires, Venice, horror, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, sci-fi, romance, urban fantasy,

Groups and Associations:

Space Crime Continuum

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