Detail-focused writer and editor whose work has appeared in multiple print and digital formats across 15 years in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea.
College Admissions Essay Editor – Full Passage
Remote, Denver, CO, August 2018 – present
Review, edit and comment to assist high school students with their written materials for college admissions applications.
Methodically examine essays for style, substance and grammar.
Work conducted independently and within my own timeframe.
Reviewed over 200 essay drafts and revisions during fall 2018 application season.
Foreign Editor – Dynamic Busan/Busan Ilbo
Busan, South Korea, March 2017 – February 2019
Edited and streamlined translated Korean stories to be entertaining and informative for English-language audiences.
Collaborated closely with native-Korean design department staff on publication assembly using Korean layout software.
Contributed articles and interviews.
Promoted publication to community through live activities and social media.
Copy Editor – Noksan Translation Services
Remote, Seoul, South Korea, September 2018 – January 2019
Edited translated materials on several projects including media kits for makeup supply firms and book series profiling prominent business leaders in several South Korean cities.
Worked closely with Korean translator to ensure materials translated to English while maintaining original voice of the author.
Segment Reporter – Busan English Broadcasting Foundation
Busan, South Korea, April 2018 – January 2019
Researched, wrote and presented weekly on-air segments for Busan eFM, the city’s only English-language radio station.
Engaged with program DJs across segments on food culture, good news around the world and other topics.
Performed in a Korean historical radio drama produced for the station.
Local Editor – Morristown Patch (patch.com/new-jersey/morristown)
Patch.com/AOL, Morristown, NJ, July 2010 – February 2013
Kept readers informed across a constant news cycle with written and edited reports on government operations, business openings and closings, local personality spotlights, court matters, arts and entertainment, major weather events and more.
Developed strong relationships with local leaders, including elected officials, business owners and influential members in the community through constant in-person accessibility and on social media.
Managed several freelance reporters and photographers in addition to producing bulk of material that was posted to the site.
Launched Morristown Patch as the 100th Patch site in the nationwide news network, quickly achieving regular readership of 35,000+ unique visitors per month.
Managing Editor – Lawrence Ledger, Messenger-Press
Packet Publications Inc., Princeton, NJ, July 2006 – December 2008
Planned and assembled entire newspaper (s) every week.
Composed headlines, researched relevant community topics while crafting editorials as well as stories needed to enhance newspaper.
Awarded 2nd place in New Jersey Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper contest, Arts & Entertainment, 2007; Editorial Column, 2008.
Staff Writer – Greater Media Newspapers
Greater Media Inc., Freehold, NJ, July 2004 – July 2006
Wrote eight stories per week covering local government, education, human interest, arts and more.
Actively involved in the community, developing strong professional connections.
Worked closely with team of reporters to best cover newsworthy community events.
GnB English, Busan, South Korea, February 2013 – February 2014
YSC, Gimhae, South Korea, March 2014 – February 2016
Dongrae Elementary School, Busan, South Korea, March 2016 – February 2017
Duties included curriculum assembly, class lectures, test administering and managing classroom activities and behavior.
Bachelor of Arts in English
Alfred University, Alfred, NY, May 2003
Extracurricular participation: student newspaper, theater, campus radio station.