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Kevin Felt

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Seasoned journalist/teacher with overseas experience and a knack for narrative

About Me

I recently returned to the U.S. after working in China for more than a decade, teaching English, Business, Journalism and Western Culture-related courses at Chinese Universities and studying Chinese for two years. Previously, I worked for six years as a staff reporter for the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I'm looking for freelance work blending my journalism background with my interest in different cultures.  I have a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and a master's degree in Intercultural Studies. 

Industries I Write About

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Higher Education

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Off the Beaten Path: Thailand’s Dolphin Bay Resort

In-depth review of family-friendly hotel in Thailand.

https://blog.trekaroo.com/off-the-beaten-path-thailands-dolphin-bay-resort/

Facing the Musical

I spent four months following the only local high school musical in the San Gabriel Valley from auditions to opening night. Accompanied article, https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2008/05/19/producing-the-musical/

https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2008/05/23/facing-the-musical/

County Housing Affordability Falls

Example of a real estate article on the affordability of homes in Los Angeles County from 2004, a few years before the recession. No longer available on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune website, but republished on USC's website.

https://lusk.usc.edu/news/county-housing-affordability-falls

Arcadia Hospital Plans Expansion

Example of a health care-related story from my time covering Arcadia for the Star-News.

https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2008/04/02/arcadia-hospital-plans-expansion/

Safeway Switching to Cleaner Fuel

Example of a business story related to environmental issues and technology from my time at the Star-News.

https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2008/01/17/safeway-switching-to-cleaner-fuel/

Ex-Marine sentenced to life after guilty plea

Example of a courts/crime-related story from my time at the Whittier Daily News.

https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2007/11/27/ex-marine-sentenced-to-life-after-guilty-plea/

Higher fees for enlarged homes OK

Example of a government/housing story from the Arcadia city hall beat.

http://impactfees.com/pdfs_all/arcadia.pdf

Walking advertisements

Blog post about sports, TV, travel and "giving face" in Chinese culture.

http://ruvin2007.blogspot.com/2013/04/walking-advertisements.html

When is it OK to lie?

Blog post about Chinese friendship and the cultural values of guangxi (relationships) and its relationship to truth-telling.

http://ruvin2007.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-is-it-ok-to-lie_15.html

Experience

English teacher

-Planned, designed and taught 10 unique English courses at three Chinese universities. Courses included Media Interviews, Journalistic English, Business Negotiations, European Culture, Business English, English Speaking, English Writing and Phonetics.  -Led a team of American university teachers, assisting them with cultural adaptation. -Maintained positive communications between American and universities

Company: English Language Institute/China

I worked there from 8/2005 until 1/2018

Staff Reporter

Reported and wrote daily articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the daily newspaper, covering a city hall beat

Company: Pasadena Star-News

I worked there from 11/2007 until 6/2008

Staff Reporter

Reported and wrote daily articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the daily newspaper, covered two city hall beats

Company: Whittier Daily News

I worked there from 2/2005 until 6/2005

Business Reporter

- Reported and wrote daily business articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the business section shared between the three newspapers, specializing in real estate and local businesses.

Company: San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News

I worked there from 5/2004 until 3/2005

Staff Reporter

- Reported and wrote 4-5 general assignment articles and one arts/entertainment article per week for weekly newspapers east of Los Angeles

Company: The Sunday Star and Highlander Newspapers

I worked there from 5/2000 until 5/2004

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

TAA Alumni Lives the Cambodian Dream

I’m uniquely suited to tell stories about teaching abroad because I’ve done it. I lived and taught at Chinese universities for more than a decade and have traveled throughout Asia, including Thailand and Cambodia, including visits to Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat. I have dozens of ideas, but I’ll start with my first four: I propose to do a series of interviews and profiles of TAA teachers in various locations, including why they chose TAA and what expat life is like. (Assignment price per profile)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: TESOL,TEFL,Cambodia,China,Teaching,Adventure,Thailand,Vietnam,Angkor Wat,Phnom Penh

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PreK and Second grader's first experience with Smartick

I also am a father of three homeschooled girls (ages 7, 4 and 2) looking for ways to improve their education. I'd be glad to let my oldest girls try out Smartick for a few days and write a product testimonial. Additionally, if you still need help polishing existing content that's been translated from Spanish, count me in. As a former journalist with more than a decade teaching in China I have lots of experience turning choppy English into coherent writing.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: PreK,Second Grade,homeschool,education,age 4,age 7

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Twelve board and card games your kids will love

As a Loganville-based father of three (ages 2, 4, 7), my daughters are almost always in mood for a card or board game. I'll review a few newer games that my daughters loved playing this summer: Go Nuts for Donuts, Hoot, Owl, Hoot!, Sleeping Queens, Bohnanza , Forbidden Island and Blockus, in addition to some classics like Candyland, Shoots and Ladders, Break the Ice, Mousetrap, Uno and Jenga.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: educational games,board games,card games,classic games,Go Nuts for Donuts,Hoot,Owl,Hoot!,Sleeping Queens,Bohnanza,Forbidden Island,Blockus,Candyland,Shoots and Ladders,Break the Ice,Mousetrap,Uno,Jenga

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How vaccines created with fetal stem cells harm children

I'm not a scientist, however I am a pro-life Christian who thinks the use of fetal stem cells is unethical. I'm also an accomplished journalist highly capable of conducting research. I can compose a article detailing the history of fetal cell line contaminated vaccines like Hepatitis A, Rubella, Varicella, Shingles and Rabies. I can also detail the science of consequences of injecting these vaccines into children, and then propose a treatment using stem cell therapy, relying upon your data.

Content type: Article

Keywords: vaccines,vaccinations,stem cell,fetal stem cells,Hepatitis A,Rubella,Varicella,Shingles,Rabies

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