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LF Job; preferably videogame QA testing or editorial work
Okay long story, but...
I was on a 4 month contract at a Maryland based videogame company that I won't name, but you can probably figure out who it is from context cues. Ironically, before I got the job, I wasn't that interested in video game work, and took it because I was desperate and was going on 8 months of looking for writing/publishing work. But then once I started doing it, I LOVED it. I'm super disappointed that my contract ended, and now I can't seem to grab another contract with them at all.
I'm looking for more gigs in Quality Assurance, either in gaming or possibly with other IT / tech companies. My programming skills consist of kind of vague C++ knowledge from high school. My OTHER skills are a huge tolerance for (paid) overtime, great attention to detail, an ability to ask a lot of questions, and a strong ability to follow procedures and get stuff done on time. The thing is... my previous industry was book and magazine publishing and editorial work. I had no luck there at all, though.
I just don't even know where to start looking. I'm very new to the gaming industry, and I'm very, VERY entry level. But I want to keep going. [REDACTED] Maryland company has expressed that they're not interested in re-hiring me, so they're out... which doesn't leave much in the area, unfortunately
Suggestions? Thoughts? Help?
Also: NO. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN FREELANCING. I'VE DONE IT BEFORE. I DO NOT WANT TO DO IT AGAIN. THANK YOU BUT NO.