John Dunphy,

John Dunphy resume (PDF version)


More than a decade of writing and editing experience ranging from reporting on local news in central New Jersey to serving as the sole foreign editor for the official English language newspaper of South Korea’s second-largest city. Managed reporters and several beats, ranging from weekly to 24/7 coverage at newspapers and community websites throughout New Jersey, edited college entrance essays and contributed articles covering numerous topics for print and web publications. 


Foreign editor – Dynamic Busan/Busan Ilbo
Busan, South Korea, March 2017- February 2019
Sole native-English editor for Busan Metropolitan City’s official English-language publication. Streamlined translated Korean stories intended for native English-language audiences; engaged English readers through in-person activities and social media; contributed articles and interviews.

Freelance writer
April 2013- present
Write paid and unpaid articles for print and online publications in South Korea and the United States. Topics include South Korean travel, Korean food, craft beer, video games, surgery abroad, New Jersey cheese makers, volunteerism and more. 

Freelance copy editor – Full Passage
Remote, based in Denver, CO, August 2018- present
Review essays written by high school students for college admissions process. Duties include editing for style and grammar, as well as consultation with the company’s editor-at-large in special circumstances. Reviewed over 200 essay drafts and revisions during fall 2018 application season. 

Segment reporter – Busan eFM, 90.5FM
Busan, South Korea, April 2018- January 2019
Researched, wrote and presented several weekly segments for Busan’s only English-language radio station. Topics included good news around the world, food discussion and general news.

Editor – Morristown Patch (, Morristown, NJ, July 2010- February 2013
Covered a wide variety of topics from local arts to day-to-day government operations, business openings to murder trials, hurricanes to snowstorms and whatever else was happening in the community; extensive use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter to both promote the site as well as communicate with the community. 

Managing Editor – Lawrence Ledger, Messenger-Press
Packet Publications Inc., Princeton, NJ, July 2006- December 2008
Assembled weekly newspapers covering several towns in central New Jersey. Managed staff writers and freelancers while contributing articles and editorials. 

Staff Writer – Greater Media Newspapers
Greater Media Inc., Freehold, NJ, July 2004- July 2006
Wrote six-to-eight stories per week covering local government, education, human interest, the arts and whatever else was newsworthy in several central New Jersey towns.


Native English Teacher
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, September 2001- May 2003
Extracurricular participation in student newspaper, theater, campus radio station

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, September 1998- May 2001
Extracurricular participation in theater, Forensics (speech and debate) programs

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