My portfolio currently consists of the following. I will update this page as my portfolio grows, so check back often.
I have recently joined the team at Game Luster as both a freelance content creator and the Assistant Social Media Manager.
The Nerd Stash
I have also recently joined the team at The Nerd Stash as a freelance content creator.
In July of 2019, I was hired as a paid freelance content creator with the new but rapidly expanding Exclusively Games website.
Several of my articles have been published already and there are many more in the pipeline.
This is likely to be a long term on-going arrangement and I look forward to creating content with Exclusively Games in the years to come.
EDIT: The site is on hiatus until further notice. My articles that were published prior to the sites closure have now been re-published on my site, Nomad’s Reviews – see below.
As of January 2019, I have become a regular contributor to CoinDrop.com, specialising in news, reviews and feature articles regarding video game design, mechanics, storytelling and characterisation.
I created the Nomad’s Reviews website to share my passion for media, gaming and technology. The website was created from scratch using Wix and is all my own work.
From a technical aspect, Nomad’s Reviews is far more advanced than the freelancer website you are viewing now, as it contains animated backgrounds, embedded videos, embedded MP3 audio files with in-browser playback, downloadable documents, hyperlinks, automatic e-mails and an interactive members area.
I have researched and created all the website’s content thus far. Secondly, I have carefully curated the embedded videos and images to ensure they are suitable for the target audience, which is international in nature and includes families.
If you would like to visit the site, please follow the link below: https://www.nomadsreviews.co.uk/
Vocal Media is a US-based journalistic website which I have been a contributor to for several years. I have written many articles for them, ranging from historical investigations, ‘Op-Ed’ pieces and humorous autobiographical works.
Combined, these articles have been read over a thousand times.
The articles were written using American English and were consistent with the site’s editorial style, to ensure they appealed to the site’s adult demographic.
My work for Vocal can be viewed here: https://vocal.media/authors/iain-baker
Hard Light Productions
In 2019 I was appointed as the Social Media Manager for Hard Light Productions (HLP), the FreeSpace SCP modding community. Aside from my day-to-day duties of managing HLP’s Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Discord channels, my twin goals are;
1 – To raise awareness of FreeSpace SCP amongst a wider audience, via YouTube, Facebook, Discord, Reddit and articles in the video game press.
2 – To streamline and improve HLP’s learning curve via what I have termed ‘The new user experience project.’ This will ensure new members of the community will enjoy HLP’s many products in a user friendly and intuitive fashion.
The Chernobyl Zone Survival Guide
‘The Chernobyl Zone Survival Guide’ is my first full-length book, which was released in February of 2019. At some 685 pages – or 114,500 words – long, creating it was a labour of love. At the time of writing it has been downloaded over 750 times.
The book is semi-fictional, containing both real-world and contemporary sci-fi elements. I painstakingly researched and fact-checked the non-fiction sections to ensure scientific and historical accuracy.
Stylistically, it is written ‘in character’ and I have taken great care to ensure this character is never broken. I tentatively call this process ‘method writing’, for want of a better.
I have fully proof-read and edited it myself, utilising the same rigorous criteria I use for proof-reading and editing the work of clients.
The book is in the process of being optimised for Text-To-Speech software. Samples of the first chapter can be heard in-browser from the project’s webpage. The completed ‘pseudo-audiobook’ will be approximately twelve hours long, which is by far the longest Text-To-Speech narration MP3 file I know of.
It is currently written using UK English and is aimed at an adult audience.
Further information, downloadable samples and MP3 narration can be obtained by visiting: https://www.nomadsreviews.co.uk/trlzsg
The book can be downloaded in full for free by following this link:
In 2018 was hired as a ghost-writing consultant for an upcoming full length – approximately 45,000 words – post-apocalyptic survival novel set in the present-day rural United States. I was responsible for researching, world-building, characterisation, plot outline and creating the book’s title. This task has now been completed.
Due to signing an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), I am not at liberty to provide further details, this includes the novel’s title. If you hire my services as a ghostwriter or consultant, you can be assured your project too will be treated with the utmost discretion.