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Work History

20162018

Editor/proofreader/copywriter

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Edited, revised, and proofread academic articles, diplomatic speeches, annual reports, company website/news articles, promotional materials, legal agreements (including company guidelines, regulations, and employee contracts), MOUs, PowerPoint presentations, international communications, etc. Also took minutes for meetings, wrote content for marketing materials, and served as emcee for international conferences and symposiums.

Mar 2014Mar 2016

Editor/proofreader/copywriter

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

Edited, revised, and proofread the company's English-language documents, including press releases, Free Trade Agreements, annual reports, international correspondence, project proposals submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization, and speeches by high-ranking government officials. Worked closely with the Korea Invention Promotion Agency to produce fun, innovative educational materials to teach children about intellectual property. Such materials included invention-related textbooks and an instructional video game for mobile devices. Assisted the Korea Institute of Patent Information in editing/proofreading their annual report, taught English classes  for government officials, and served as emcee for international conferences and symposiums.

Feb 2010Sep 2013

English Professor

Korea Polytechnic University (KPU)

Taught college-level English courses, particularly ones focused on writing and literature. Was responsible for every aspect of class, from determining curricula to compiling tests and imputing grades using Excel. Also served as English editor/proofreader for the university's English language newspaper over a two-year period.

Jan 2008Feb 2010

English Teacher

E. Bo-Yeong Talking Club

Taught English conversation and writing classes to learners of all ages, from kindergarteners to retirees.

Mar 2007Sep 2007

Editor/proofreader

Action Publishing, Inc.

Edited/proofread customized English inserts for high-quality day planners used in public schools across the USA.

Jul 2004Aug 2006

Book Developer, Editor, Proofreader, Copywriter, Office Manager

Western Reflections Publishing, Inc.

Worked on all aspects of book production, including editing and proofreading submitted manuscripts, writing acceptance/rejection letters, taking calls from authors, and writing additional content. Also came up with book descriptions and blurbs for dust jackets and back covers, wrote text for company press releases and catalogs, and received/shipped orders from individuals, bookstores, and national distributors. 

Apr 2002Mar 2003

General Station Manager

Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

Managed and participated in the everyday operations of running a multimedia entertainment store, including inventory management, customer service, monetary supervision, and employee training.

Education

Jan 2012Aug 2013

Master of Arts

Perelandra College

Received a Master's degree in creative writing. The college later lost its accreditation due to a failed merger,  but my degree was acquired prior and remains fully accredited.

20002005

Bachelor of Arts

Colorado Mesa University

Received a degree in creative writing, then returned in 2007 for a second degree in English lit.

Certifications

Best Achievement Award

Korea Polytechnic University Korean Language Department

Completed Levels I, II, and III of Korea Polytechnic University's Korean language program. Was awarded "Best Achievement" upon completion of the Level I course.

Other Work Experience

- Edited/proofread an ESL textbook for Chunjae Education Inc., a major Korean publisher

- Worked as an English tutor for Colorado Mesa University

- Co-authored the text for the coffee table book Durango County (photos by Claude Steelman)

- Published "A Hell of an Opportunity" in the short story collection Birds of Passage (Diogenes Ruiz, editor)