Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin R Williams • Skype: benj.r.williams


Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts – Dual Major in Writing and Anthropology, Degree Conferred May 2009
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, United States
Writing Concentration: Creative Writing
Anthropology Concentration: Archaeology, Religion

Archaeological Field School, Summer 2006
Learned excavation methodology and lab cataloging techniques

Lambda Alpha Certification, 2009
National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology

TKT Young Learners Certification – Band 4, March 2015
Cambridge English Language Assessment

TESOL Certification – 120 Hours, November 2011
American TESOL Institute, Bangkok, Thailand


Content and User Experience Manager, TraDove, Inc. (June 2015 to Present)
Chongqing, China

  • English language localization of translated documents and social network content
  • Liaise with English-speaking TraDove Partners
  • Composition of company-related blog posts, marketing emails and newsletters
  • Editing, revision, and re-writing of entire existing company website

Archaeology Travel Blogger, Paths Unwritten (2011 to Present)

  • Composition and editing of travel-related posts
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Social media promotion

Editor/Writer, Freelance Projects, PathWriters (2009 to Present)

Consultant & Content Manager, China Expat Law (July 2017 to Present)

  • Creation and management of legal website
  • Composition and promotion of all English language content
  • Cultural liaison with English-speaking clientele

English Trainer, EF Education First (October 2014 to July 2015)
Chongqing, China

  • Composition and implementation of lesson plans for ages 3-17
  • Follow-up grading, paperwork, and online record keeping
  • School iPad Coordinator

Homeroom Teacher, Kasintorn St. Peter School (December 2011 to October 2013)
Bangyai, Nonthaburi, Thailand

  • English Program homeroom teacher and subject teacher for Grades 1-12
  • English curriculum lesson and test preparation
  • Computer subject teacher for Grades 1 & 2

Publishing Intern, RDR Books Publishing (February to May 2010)
Muskegon, Michigan, United States

  • Reformatted entire former MS Excel archiving system for better efficiency
  • Initiated book sales in Florida, a new market to the company
  • Read and proofread submissions for further consideration

Writer, In Writing (2008 to 2009)
Allendale, Michigan, United States

  • Article writer for Grand Valley State University’s Writing Department newsletter

Volunteer Fiction Reader, Fishladder Magazine, Diagram Magazine (2007)
Allendale, Michigan, United States

  • Read submissions for quality and further consideration in creative writing journals
Special Skills
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills
  • Experienced editing and revisionary skills
  • Advanced Spanish education
  • Blogging and social media promotion
  • Broadcasting and video editing experience

Paul Hodges
Director of Studies
EF Education First
3rd Floor, New Phase of Paradise Walk North
Guanyinqiao, Jiangbei, Chongqing, China 400020
+86 023.8816.2000

Mark Griffiths (view reference letter)
Head of Foreign Teachers
Kasintorn St. Peter School
110 Buathong 2 soi 24/8
Bangrakpattana, Bangbuathong
Nonthaburi, Thailand 11110

Roger Rapoport (view reference letter)
RDR Books
1487 Glen Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441

Sophia Wright
China Expat Law
Chongqing, China 400000
+86 139.8370.6602