Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin R Williams

ben@pathwriters.com • ben@pathsunwritten.com
https://pathwriters.comhttp://pathsunwritten.com
Skype: benj.r.williams

~Portfolio~

Experience

Archaeology Travel Blogger, Paths Unwritten (2011 to Present)

Global Communications Manager, TraDove, Inc. (June 2015 to Present)
Remote (Formerly Chongqing, China)

  • Principal Writer/Editor on UI content for multiple company websites, 4 mobile apps, and all company documents, including press releases, white papers, and marketing collateral
  • Content and Community Manager responsible for social media posts, Telegram, managing freelance writers, and contributing to and/or editing 140+ company blog posts
  • Project Manager responsible for coordinating development efforts between multiple international offices, language localization of translated documents, market research, quality testing, and communication with partners, clients, and app stores

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

  • Editor and writer on various freelance projects
  • Creator and Content Manager of ChinaExpatLaw.com (site is no longer live)
  • Exam editor and proofreader for Kasintorn St. Peter School English tests

Consultant & Content Manager, China Expat Law (July 2017 to December 2019)

  • 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
 
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

Income School Project 24 Blogging Course, 2020
In-depth course on content planning, research, and marketing

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

Special Skills
  • MS Office, Google Docs Editors proficiency
  • Language localization
  • WordPress and related CMS
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • App store optimizations (ASO)
  • Blogging and social media promotion
  • Broadcasting and video editing experience
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills
  • Experienced editing and revisionary skills
  • Advanced Spanish education