Who am I?

My name is Marcus Beard. I’m a freelance journalist from Sussex, UK and soon-to-be-graduate the University of Exeter (BSc Economics with Computer Science, 2014).

I’ve been published by Official Playstation Magazine, Polygon.com, GamesRadar, Playstation Access and many more smaller publications. I love writing insightful features, in-depth coverage and informative, entertaining reviews of video games (and other media, sometimes).

How did I get here?

During school I became a volunteer writer of a weekly column at Nonsense Gamer, a (sadly, now defunct) games news and review website which taught me about working as part of an international editorial team. Throughout my year there, the website gained record page hits, and Alexa ranking.

While studying a BSc in Economics with Computer Science, I wrote several features, columns and reviews for the award-winning student newspaper Exeposé. After a year as a writer, I was elected (through a surprisingly intense election) as Games Editor. I was responsible for managing writers, creating PR contacts, and designing the InDesign pages every fortnight to a strict deadline.  During my year there, Exeposé Games made waves by securing reviews before release, and gaining invites to worldwide reveals.

Over the past two years, I’ve produced content for Future Publishing. With a weeks work experience at Official Playstation Magazine and GamesRadar.com, my reviews, news and features were published online and in print. Playstation Access invited me to present for their Eurogamer special, interviewing developers and presenting the show on camera.

I’m passionate about telling insightful stories and informing people through writing. I’m always eager for new opportunities.

Email: m@marcusbeard.com
Phone: +44 (0) 7 809 323 683
Twitter: @marcusbeard
Skype: marcus-beard

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