Matthew Weigand

Web Developer, Editor, Journalist

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Matthew Weigand

Matthew Weigand

Web Developer, Editor, Journalist

Seoul is one of the largest, fastest-growing cities in the world. Its energy grabs you and won't let you go. That's why I've been here for more than 10 years. What can I say other than I like this place?

And I've spent that time stubbornly putting my master's degree in information technology to use here any way I can, from reporting on technology developments in South Korea to editing scientific papers produced by its academics and also working to change the face of Korean-language web sites one domain at a time. I've even tried my hand at starting a small company or two myself.

I can do things like put an entire company intranet together, from email to file sharing to internal company chat, all synchronized over phone, laptop and Internet. I can create a company's web presence in all aspects. I can write a company's online copy and spread its online presence throughout the entire Internet. I can make sure the company connects with journalist contacts so that they can effectively communicate in traditional media. I can be a one-man computing infrastructure and communications expert, or, alternatively, supervise a team of people doing the same thing.

Let me help you and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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    Years in Korea
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    Web Projects Completed
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    Articles Written
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    Scientific Papers Edited
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    News Articles Edited
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    Books Published

Work Experience

Resume

2015-2017

Work

Yonhap News

Copy Editor

  • Working as a part of a 24-hour news coverage team taking on and passing off responsibilities to a diverse international network of always-on news experts 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Editing newswire stories for grammar, content, catchiness, and factual accuracy after they are written and reviewed by the desk heads, then passing them on to the managing editor
  • Editing photo captions when they are written, then passing them onto the head caption editor

2013-2015

Work

Business Korea Magazine

Managing Editor

  • Created new magazine web site at www.businesskorea.co.kr
  • Raised web site’s monthly visitor numbers from approximately 10,000 visitors per year in 2013 to 2 million visitors per year in 2015
  • Managed company’s IT infrastructure in the Amazon web Services cloud
  • Created, managed web consulting department by finding clients, negotiating contracts, managing deliverables
  • Edited online and print magazine articles written by staff
  • Sold online, print advertisements to advertisers
  • Interviewed, wrote articles about businesses, universities, international organizations in several countries
  • Full body of written work can be seen here

2012-2013

Work

iwonder Creative Design

Information Technology Director

  • Created web sites, web applications for several company clients
  • Managed company’s IT infrastructure in the Amazon Web Services cloud
  • Found clients for web, design, and video contracts
  • Managed outsourcing of selected IT projects to contractors in Cuba and India
  • Managed growth of company’s nascent IT department

2011-2012

Work

Global Peace Festival Foundation

Web Developer

  • Created new web site presence for non-profit organization GPFF
  • Consolidated existing sites for more effectiveness
  • Developed long-term web presence plan

2010-2011

Work

Studio 78

Founder, Web Director

  • Founded marketing, web development company w/ graphic designer partner
  • Created 6 functional, modern web sites for clients throughout the year
  • Edited English-language documents, presentations for clients
  • Wrote articles, press releases, company descriptions
  • Created pamphlets, posters, catalogs, t-shirts for marketing clients

2009-2011

Work

Harrisco

Editor, Marketing Manager

  • Edited scientific papers in medical, biotechnology, and information technology fields for many universities and research institutes in South Korea
  • Developed and presented a 6-part, 18 hour lecture series on how to write a good scientific paper at several universities in South Korea

2008-2009

Work

Korea IT Times

Senior Editor

  • Wrote editorials and news articles for the magazine
  • Copy-edited each issue of the magazine
  • Redesigned the web site for the magazine at www.koreaittimes.com
  • Advised Chief Editor on editorial plans for each issue
  • Full body of work can be seen here

2007-2008

Work

Zenitum Entertainment Computing

Marketing Manager

  • Wrote press releases, engaged in marketing campaigns using Google Ads
  • Managed projects, work flow, schedules for entire company
  • Designed and critiqued various software ideas from a marketing perspective

2006-2007

Work

Korea IT Times

Senior Reporter

  • Wrote daily editorials and news articles for the magazine
  • Copy-edited each monthly issue of the magazine

2001-2002

Education

American Intercontinental University

Master of Science in Information Technology

  • Studied courses in HTML, CSS, MYSQL Database Administration, networking best practices, and management
  • Graduated with 3.9 GPA

2000-2001

Education

Loma Linda University

Biomedical Sciences Certificate

  • Completed 50% of the coursework required for Master's of Science in Anatomy

1997-2000

Education

Southwestern Adventist University

Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Studied biological sciences
  • Graduated with a 3.2 GPA

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  • matthew@weigand.guru
  • +82-10-2498-3921