Amanda Farough is creating community and mentorship for game journalists
1
patron
$1
per month
When I started my Digital Office Hours project at the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what it was going to grow into. But there was this crystalizing moment shortly after I began that made me realize how important this community was going to be. 

I'm Amanda Farough — I've been a game journalist for eight years, namely with small sites that are now somewhere in the Great Internet Ether collecting Internet Dust. I was, for a short time, a games editor at Mic.com, where I worked with a number of upcoming journalists, including full-time staffers and freelancers. I've had bylines at a number of different places, including Teen Vogue, PC Gamer, CG Magazine, and Paste Magazine. These days, I'm the managing editor at a Very Prestigious Outlet That Cannot Be Named (and not because it's secretly Voldemort). 

Running the Constellation of Writers, our little-big writing community on Discord, has been such a pleasure. It's full of talented freelance journalists who bring their expertise, perspectives, and enthusiasm in every interaction. 

Long story short, I love this work and the community that has risen up as a byproduct. In order to maintain the hours needed to ensure that the community grows and the writers get what they need from me (and outside experts), we need support! This Patreon will cover my time, the expenses of running/hosting the podcast and interviews that the writers need to level-up those journo skills, and developing resources for the writers to use beyond the community. 

Nothing will stop me from doing this work, short of my health (which is in good standing, natch). But your support will make it that much easier for freelance journalists to get the insight and perspective that they need from editors and established writers in the game industry, including me.

And, of course, thank you for donating. This community has become so important. I'm so proud of each of the writers and I can't wait to reach even more.

xoxo,
Amanda
Tiers
Arcade Gamer
$3 or more per month
It was so easy to sink at least $3 in quarters when I played X-Men in the arcade growing up. I won't be able to guarantee your high score, but you'll be guaranteeing that I can pay my bills. 


Insert quarter to continue ...?

Newbie Journo
$5 or more per month only 30 left
This will get you access to the Constellation of Writers Discord server! You'll be part of weekly Discord voice chats, where you can share your expertise, listen to experts weigh in on writing/editing issues, and ask questions about everything from style to pitching to the state of the industry. 


If you can't make the chats, they'll be recorded and uploaded to Patreon!



Hustlin' Journo
$10 or more per month only 19 left
In addition to the above tier, this will get you one-on-one time with me for 30 minutes per month. You'll receive Super Seekrit access to my calendar so you can book your time in either two 15 minute intervals or in one 30 minute session. 
Rising Star Journo
$25 or more per month only 10 left
Writers, this is your best deal: 2 hours per month with me, however you decide you'd like to split it up. Voice chats, text chats, emails, critiques, whatever you need — you get 2 hours of it. You'll get access to everything in the "Hustlin' Journo" tier, too. 
Goals
1 of 50 patrons
If I can reach 50 patrons, I'll be able to start my interview series with other game editors in the industry. This is in addition to the weekly chats in the Discord channel, of course.
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When I started my Digital Office Hours project at the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what it was going to grow into. But there was this crystalizing moment shortly after I began that made me realize how important this community was going to be. 

I'm Amanda Farough — I've been a game journalist for eight years, namely with small sites that are now somewhere in the Great Internet Ether collecting Internet Dust. I was, for a short time, a games editor at Mic.com, where I worked with a number of upcoming journalists, including full-time staffers and freelancers. I've had bylines at a number of different places, including Teen Vogue, PC Gamer, CG Magazine, and Paste Magazine. These days, I'm the managing editor at a Very Prestigious Outlet That Cannot Be Named (and not because it's secretly Voldemort). 

Running the Constellation of Writers, our little-big writing community on Discord, has been such a pleasure. It's full of talented freelance journalists who bring their expertise, perspectives, and enthusiasm in every interaction. 

Long story short, I love this work and the community that has risen up as a byproduct. In order to maintain the hours needed to ensure that the community grows and the writers get what they need from me (and outside experts), we need support! This Patreon will cover my time, the expenses of running/hosting the podcast and interviews that the writers need to level-up those journo skills, and developing resources for the writers to use beyond the community. 

Nothing will stop me from doing this work, short of my health (which is in good standing, natch). But your support will make it that much easier for freelance journalists to get the insight and perspective that they need from editors and established writers in the game industry, including me.

And, of course, thank you for donating. This community has become so important. I'm so proud of each of the writers and I can't wait to reach even more.

xoxo,
Amanda

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Tiers
Arcade Gamer
$3 or more per month
It was so easy to sink at least $3 in quarters when I played X-Men in the arcade growing up. I won't be able to guarantee your high score, but you'll be guaranteeing that I can pay my bills. 


Insert quarter to continue ...?

Newbie Journo
$5 or more per month only 30 left
This will get you access to the Constellation of Writers Discord server! You'll be part of weekly Discord voice chats, where you can share your expertise, listen to experts weigh in on writing/editing issues, and ask questions about everything from style to pitching to the state of the industry. 


If you can't make the chats, they'll be recorded and uploaded to Patreon!



Hustlin' Journo
$10 or more per month only 19 left
In addition to the above tier, this will get you one-on-one time with me for 30 minutes per month. You'll receive Super Seekrit access to my calendar so you can book your time in either two 15 minute intervals or in one 30 minute session. 
Rising Star Journo
$25 or more per month only 10 left
Writers, this is your best deal: 2 hours per month with me, however you decide you'd like to split it up. Voice chats, text chats, emails, critiques, whatever you need — you get 2 hours of it. You'll get access to everything in the "Hustlin' Journo" tier, too.