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John Shaver

D.O.B. 02/01/1981     American     F6 Visa

  • Seoul, South Korea

Work History

Mar 2014Mar 2016


The Korean Intellectual Property Office

In addition to maintaining the quality of 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 given by high-ranking government officials at international conferences and events, I also worked closely with the Korea Invention Promotion Agency to produce fun, innovative educational materials that teach children about intellectual property. Such materials included invention-related textbooks and an instructional video game designed for mobile devices. Also in addition to my regular duties, I assisted the Korea Institute of Patent Information in editing/proofreading their Annual Report, and I served both as an English instructor for government officials and as an emcee for international conferences and symposiums.

Feb 2010Sep 2013

English Professor

Korea Polytechnic University

In addition to regular English conversation classes, I also taught college-level courses in writing, literature, and business-related English. I was responsible for every aspect of my classes, from determining curricula to compiling tests and imputing grades.  I also did extensive work editing and proofreading the university's English language newspaper, THE KPU TIMES, throughout a two-year period.

Jan 2008Feb 2010

English Teacher

E. Bo-Yeong Talking Club

I taught English conversation and writing to learners of all ages, from kindergarteners to retirees.

Mar 2007Sep 2007


Action Publishing, Inc.

I edited and proofread customized English inserts included in high-quality day planners distributed to public school students all across the USA.

Jul 2004Aug 2006

Book Developer, Editor, Proofreader, Copywriter, Office Manager

Western Reflections Publishing, Inc.

I worked on all aspects of book production, from reading submitted manuscripts, writing acceptance/rejection letters, and taking calls from authors to editing, proofreading, shipping orders, and writing additional content. I was also responsible for writing book descriptions and blurbs featured on dust jackets and back covers, as well as for creating content for our company press releases and catalogs.  When not otherwise occupied, I worked in the company warehouse, where I received, fulfilled, and shipped orders from bookstores and national distributors. 


Jan 2012Aug 2013

Master of Arts

Perelandra College (accredited)

Graduate degree in Creative Writing


Bachelor of Arts (2)

Colorado Mesa University

Majored in Creative Writing, then returned in 2007 to finish a second degree in English Literature.


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 my completion of the Level I course.