Hello and Welcome to my professional website! My name is Abigail Manuel, and I am a Dallas, TX native and a writer in the gaming industry. Right now, I work as a writer for NCSoft in Aliso Viejo, CA. At NCSoft, I write quests and dialogue for the MMO title Blade & Soul.
Before working at NCSoft, I was selected for a coveted writing internship with Blizzard Entertainment in both 2013 and 2014. These internships have a 7% admittance rate. While at Blizzard, I worked with the Anvil, which is Blizzard’s creative development team. As an intern, I was given a wide variety of tasks relating to many of Blizzard’s intellectual properties, including Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Hearthstone, and Warlords of Draenor.
My education is also in creative writing. I hold a MA in creative writing, and I am currently working on my final dissertation project for my PhD in Literature. For my dissertation, I am writing about the adaptation of the works of Philip K. Dick into films and video games. I also taught and tutored both creative and academic writing at the university level from 2002-2014.
Aside from my work and scholarship, I also avidly watch, read, and create genre narratives in all forms of writing, but I focus primarily on screenplays. I edit science fiction manuscripts for publication and actively engage in writers’ groups as well.
If you would like to learn more about me, request a résumé, or enlist my help with a writing project, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of my work can be viewed on my “Portfolio” page.
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