Hello! My name is Derek Heemsbergen, and I'm a writing and editing professional with over twelve years of experience working in the video game industry.
My body of work to date includes Japanese-to-English video game localization, hundreds of articles for three major gaming outlets, and professional copywriting experience in the private sector. As a critic, I aimed to go beyond surface-level analysis, leveraging an educational background in language and cultural awareness to produce nuanced critique. As an editor, I bring a keen eye for detail and an encyclopedic knowledge of video game history, conventions, and research-driven localization concepts to my projects. I'm also, like, funny and nice.
I am a graduate of the University of Arizona and hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both East Asian Studies and Linguistics.