About the Authors

Jennifer deWinter is an associate professor of rhetoric and faculty in the interactive media and game development program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, she co-directs and teaches in the professional writing program. She teaches courses in rhetoric, professional and technical writing, and game studies. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Works and Days, The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Eludamos, Computers and Composition, and Rhetoric Review. Her book Technical Communication and Computer Games (co-edited with Ryan Moeller) marries her interests in game studies and technical communication. She is the editor for the textbook Videogames for Fountainhead and is a series co-editor for the Bloomsbury series on game designers, for which she is writing the inaugural book on Shigeru Miyamoto.

Stephanie Vie is an associate professor of writing and rhetoric and core faculty member in the texts and technology program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she teaches courses in professional writing and editing, first-year composition, social media, and digital literacy. Her research focuses on online social networking sites and computer games, particularly how these technologies affect literate practices and the composition classroom. She is a reviews co-editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and a project director for the Computers and Composition Digital Press. Her work has appeared in First Monday, Computers and Composition, e-Learning, Technoculture, and Computers and Composition Online as well as numerous edited collections. Her textbook E-Dentity (Fountainhead Press, 2011) examines the impact of social media on twenty-first century literacies.