Résumé

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CONTACT

Wan Yan Ling

kitchenslippers AT gmail {dot] com


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, DARTMOUTH | M.A. in Professional Writing

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia | B.A. with Honors in Media & Communications, focus in Journalism


JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE


SERIOUS EATS | 2007 – present
Columnist
• Conceptualized and pitched the site’s first food & travel column Snapshots from Asia; research original story ideas and file weekly 400-700 word features with a cultural slant
• Identified a desire among readers to learn more about the oft bewildering farrago that is America’s numerous ethnic groceries and created weekly column Grocery Ninja in response; source innovative material, conduct stealth taste tests, and create plucky recipes
• Style, photograph, and digitally touch-up accompanying visuals for both columns
• Work independently with minimal supervision
• Build readership and community for the site by having thoughtful, follow-up discussions with readers

LEITE’S CULINARIA | 2007 – 2008
Columnist
• Pitched and wrote features on canny, fresh, “global table” ideas for monthly column Nibblings & Scribblings
• Conducted interviews with chefs, entrepreneurs, roadside hawkers, and liaised with PR departments
• Understood the need for “sound bites” that hook readers and prompt click-throughs; wrote highlights and snippets on new articles for the site’s daily RSS feed

THE TORCH, UMass Dartmouth’s campus paper | 2006 – 2007 Columnist
• Wrote cheeky food-culture narratives and restaurant reviews in bi-weekly column Eat a Duck I Must

HARPER’S BAZAAR | Singapore 2004 – 2005
Editorial Intern
• Covered society events and product launches, attended press conferences
• Wrote product, book, and restaurant reviews, as well as lifestyle features
• Familiar with the not-as-exciting but just as crucial job of crafting stories off press releases
• Liaised with PR people to arrange and conduct interviews with celebrities
• Sourced products for fashion shoots

THE HERALD SUN | Melbourne, Australia 2004 – 2005
Editorial Intern
• Secured one of only two prestigious positions with Australia’s highest-selling daily
• Pitched stories, conducted interviews, attended press meetings, wrote lifestyle features and book reviews


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE


LECTURER
| UMass Dartmouth 2006 – present
• Primary instructor for ENL 265 Business Communications
• Designed and delivered lectures, planned lessons, created assignments, and graded reports for two classes of 25 students each
• Worked closely with colleagues and the Assistant Graduate Director to revamp the existing syllabus to be more intuitive, coherent, and student-centered
• Liaised with the Writing & Reading Center and the business librarian in ensuring struggling students have access to remedial help

GRADUATE TUTOR | Writing & Reading Center, UMass Dartmouth 2006 – 2007
• Tutored students on a one-to-one and group basis, working with them toward clearer and tighter expression in academic assignments

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER | Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Katong, Singapore 2005 – 2006
• Taught English and History to five Grade 9 classes of 40 students each
• Responsible for lecturing, lesson planning, grading essays, and preparing students for their G.C.E. O Level National Exams

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER | Anglican High School, Singapore 2002 – 2003
• Taught English and Literature to five Grade 8 classes of 40 students each
• Responsible for lecturing, lesson planning, grading assignments, and preparing students for their Year 9 School Streaming Exams

PRESIDENT | Drama & Debate Club, Pioneer Junior College, Singapore 2000 – 2002
• Orchestrated the college’s annual Arts Festival
• Chaired meetings, held auditions, organized British Parliamentary-style debates
• Worked closely with and delegated tasks to the club’s leadership committee
• Planned and ensured the general smooth running of weekly club meetings, events, and follow-up activities


OTHER

LANGUAGES Native speaker of English and Mandarin Chinese

SOFTWARE Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Final Draft, Windows XP, Mac OS X

TRAVEL Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Continental Western Europe, Turkey

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One response to “Résumé

  1. barefootinthekitchen

    This recipe should work well: http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/2007/07/salmon-teriyaki.html
    I like to muddle some freshly-squeezed kumquat juice into the terriyaki marinade, then top the grilling salmon with kumquat slices =)
    Happy cooking!

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