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Zachary Elwood
Works at Via Regia Publishing
Attended Savannah College of Art and Design
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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A silly parody video my wife and I made of the Stephen Hawking Theory of Everything movie. (Yes, we might have a little too much free time.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUQ5JxyGHtU 
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Some recent articles on poker tells I've written for third-party sites: http://www.readingpokertells.com/2015/06/some-recent-poker-tells-articles/ 
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An article I wrote for Bluff magazine in which I make some criticisms of the psych study on poker tells (smooth betting movements) that was done a year or so ago: http://www.bluff.com/news/the-slepian-study-on-betting-motions-doesnt-pass-muster-65010/ 
Poker News: Zach Elwood, the author of Reading Poker Tells and Verbal Poker Tells, breaks down the flaws in a 2013 study that examined the relationship between betting
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I wrote a book review of Molly's Game, a book about a woman who ran high-stakes private poker games featuring many well-known celebrities and millionaires. http://www.readingpokertells.com/2015/03/mollys-game-an-interesting-glimpse-into-private-high-stakes-poker-games/
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On my Reading Poker Tells YouTube channel, there are ten free poker tells instructional videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReadingPokerTells 
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I've been writing a monthly column for Bluff magazine for the past 1.5 years. Recently they've decided to go entirely digital and stop their print magazine. Some thoughts on this: http://www.readingpokertells.com/2015/01/my-bluff-magazine-poker-tells-column/ 
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I rewrote the product page for my first book, Reading Poker Tells: http://www.readingpokertells.com/products/reading-poker-tells/ 
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An article I wrote for PokerNews yesterday, first of a two-parter: http://www.pokernews.com/strategy/poker-tells-general-theory-attention-grabbing-behaviors-1-21128.htm 
In this first of two parts, author Zachary Elwood outlines a theory regarding attention-grabbing verbal and physical behavior both early and late in hands.
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Earnings-report presentations supposedly present hard numbers, but listening for the right words can be much more revealing.
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A study to correlate socio-economic level w/ length of the pause after "oh" when people say "Oh my god."
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Next Phil Ivey.
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Writer
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Explaining complex ideas clearly
Employment
  • Via Regia Publishing
    Writer/Project Manager, present
    Over the last few years I've written and published two non-fiction, instructional books on poker. The first was Reading Poker Tells. The second was Verbal Poker Tells. These books have done very well, getting great reviews from both amateur and professional-level poker players. I've played and studied poker seriously, on and off, for more than ten years. For three of those years I played professionally. I've always thought that there were better books to be written about poker behavior than what was out there. Eventually I decided I'd try to write them myself.
  • Graphic Products
    Technical Writer, 2012 - 2013
    I was the only dedicated onsite technical writer. I researched and wrote the end-user guides and manuals for several of the company's proprietary hardware and software products. I also wrote promotional how-to guides on how to implement the company's solutions.
  • Convergence Training
    Instructional Designer, 2009 - 2012
    Convergence Training is a company that specializes in creating multimedia workforce training products (many of them using 3D animation) for industrial and manufacturing companies. During my time at Convergence, I researched and wrote training scripts for some large industrial companies. For example, some jobs required me to go to a facility and study their factory line and then create a training project to educate workers on how those machines and stations worked. I also created generic, off-the-shelf training on a myriad of complex subject matters, such as overhead crane operation, industrial pipe maintenance, and electrical dangers.
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Portland, Oregon
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Maryland - Savannah, Georgia - Southern Maryland - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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A writer looking for interesting opportunities
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I've written some things. 
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Wrote a book on poker tells that many people think is the best in the world. Also recently released a new book called Verbal Poker Tells.
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  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    Video/Film, 1997 - 2001
    Video and film production, scriptwriting, lighting
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Zach Elwood
To the people complaining about coupons that the new owner doesn't honor: you realize you are complaining about a completely new business, don't you? The owner is a completely new owner and the previous owner's coupons have nothing to do with his business. Your ignorant complaints are akin to you acquiring coupons from a Taco Bell, having the Taco Bell shut down, having a McDonalds open in its place, and then complaining that the McDonalds doesn't take your coupons.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I didn't know I owed $30 to ATT and it went to Diversified Consultants to collect it. They say they sent me one letter; I never received it. I only found out about this because I got a credit check and saw the payment owed. Seems absurd that a bill-collecting company wouldn't try to contact you more than once before damaging your credit. (Plus it was only for $30.) I'm upset with them and with ATT (who I have used as a provider for years and which my wife and I still use, though we'll switch soon.)
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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I've used Car Forensics a few times; a couple times when I didn't want to drive the car due to being afraid of messing it up more. I appreciate the convenience of having someone come to me and make a diagnosis. I also appreciate getting to know my mechanic. The owner, Shelby, seems like a really genuine guy who is really interested in cars. He's taught me a lot about cars just from talking to him a few times about the car problems. He's been very fair to me in all the dealings I've had with him and has gone above and beyond what I expected. He seems like he's really trying to build a company with a great reputation that will stand the test of time. I recommend them.
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