Carolyn "Sylvene" Koh ~ Wordsmith

A Short Bio: "Sylvene" has been the online identify of Carolyn Koh for the past ten years. Some of her writing exists out there with a former last name and some with the nom de plume of Sylvene Firebrand - the name of her EverQuest character.

Published at the ripe old age of nine by a local children's magazine and paid in book vouchers and subscriptions, Carolyn has had articles, poems and short stories accepted for school publications through her Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education.

Carolyn Koh has participated in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games since the days of MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) when she discovered the internet during her college days. With the launch of the revolutionary EverQuest by Verant & 989 Studios (later Sony Online Entertainment) in 1999, she went from playing the games to organizing massive in-game events and then participating in their Guide program – a Guide is a volunteer version of a GM (Game Master) with reduced powers.

Carolyn began writing for Stratics in 1999, first by providing game FAQs and guides, then Q&As and developer interviews for EverQuest, moving to Managing Editor for their EverQuest II site before becoming a part of their Developer Relations team and eventually the Director of that team.

In late 2005, she parted ways with Stratics and in 2006, began writing for covering studio visits, editorials, feature articles, interviews, hardware as well as software previews and reviews. Leveraging previous developer & PR relationships, she continues to obtain insider insight on released games as well as games in development. From experience as player, fansite manager, volunteer GM, developer relations and years of coverage of the MMORPG genre, Carolyn enjoys intimate knowledge of the psyche of the MMOG player as well that of the developer.

In 2007, she dove head-first into the world of Casual Games and currently enjoys the diversity of covering Casual Games, Children's Games as well as MMOGs.

Today, her writing can be found on,, Commonsense Media, as well as various Beckett / Engaged Enthusiast Media magazines, including Guide to Phone Apps, Massive Online Gamer and Fun Online Games magazines.


Contact: carol at sylvene dot com.