Regina Walton

Oakland, CA USA
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/reginawalton
Contact

Professional Experience

I started a blog and freelance writing in 2006, and I've been a freelance social media and community manager since 2009. I realized there was a need for people in the social media field when I returned to the States after living abroad for over eight years. I lived in South Korea, a country with fast Internet connections. As a blogger, I took advantage of that. I started a blog and had to market it. I did so very successfully. My blog led to an offer to write a newspaper column. That column covered fashion, celebrities and notable people visiting Seoul. The urge to communicate is a basic human need; we just have some new ways to do it. Social media evolving quickly. To be good you have to keep up with the trends but also know what works and what doesn't.

Expertise

Copy Editor
6 Years
Writer
6 Years
Other, Specify
7 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
4 Years
Entertainment
4 Years
International
8 Years

Industries


Academia Teaching
8 Years
Newspaper - National
2 Years
Online/new media
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Next Wave (10+), Groove Korea Magazine (1-2), Dynasty Magazine (China Air's inflight mag) (1-2), Korea Herald (10+), LooktotheStars.org (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors, LLC (10+), Reach Personal Branding (10+), Madison & Mulholland (1-2)

Other Work History

college level EFL teacher, fraud investigator (workers' comp insurance)

Foreign Language Skills

basic Korean, French and German

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Adobe, basic HTML/CSS and photo editing.

Equipment

voice recorder, digital camera and computer

Work Permits & Visas

US citizen

References

References available upon request. There are also some on my LinkedIn.com profile (the link is provided below.)

Work Samples

Blog and Website Work

(OpenFashion.com 9/21/2009)
My write up of the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award red carper fashion
(Ebony.com 12/12/2012)
My interview with Elliott Ashby, a black expatriate living in South Korea. Written for Ebony.com's "Expat Diaries". It's a weekly column detailing the varied experiences of Black Americans living abroad.
(The Next Web 1/16/2010)
20 great fashion applications for your iPhone.
(The Next Web Asia 11/7/2009)
My analysis of why Cyworld US, the American version of a very popular social networking site based in South Korea, failed in the USA.
(my personal blog 8/25/2016)
My personal blog which can give you another perspective on my writing style and what I've written about in the past.
(DeepGlamour.net 11/13/2008)
A Q&A with Diane Pernet for DeepGlamour.net
(OpenFashion.com 9/13/2009)
My write up of Christian Siriano's New York Fashion week SS10 show
(FeetManSeoul.com 9/27/2007)
A humorous fashion critique written for FMS.
(Look to the Stars 11/20/2008)
My interview with fashion icon Diane Pernet regarding the causes she supports.
(Look to the Stars 9/11/2009)
My piece on the 2009 CityParks Tennis fundraiser at the US Open
(Podcast 11/21/2006)
A podcast I recorded back in 2006 talking about my experiences as a black American living, working and going to school in South Korea. It's a podcast that still gets comments, and I've gotten a lot of positive feedback for it.
(FeetManSeoul.com 5/22/2008)
My backstage video interview at Seoul Fashion Week F/W 08 with Korean designer of men's fashion, Choi Bum Suk.
(WeAreTheMarket.com 6/24/2009)
A write up on Prada's Transformer in Seoul, South Korea
(WeAreTheMarket.com 7/17/2009)
Dunhill Heist Traveller Leather Collection 2009
(Look to the Stars 9/1/2008)
My interview with Jason McGerr and Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie. In this one we discuss their charity and non-profit interests and activities.
(The Next Web 1/3/2010)
Story about two travel bloggers subject to aggressive tactics by the TSA.
(Look to the Stars 5/9/2008)
Write up of Alicia Keys' fundraising for the Keep a Child Alive organization at her April 5, 2008 concert in Los Angeles, CA

Press

(The Korea Times 8/7/2007)
An interview profiling me as one of the who's who in Seoul.
(Groove Korea Magazine 12/1/2008)
An interview of me by Patrick Hinshaw for Groove Korea Magazine (note - it's in .pdf format but view it at 40% or 50% as it's a large file).

Newspaper and Magazine work

(Groove Korea Magazine 2/1/2009)
My interview with DJ Vadim of the UK/Brooklyn-based hip-hop group One Self
(Korea Herald 2/3/2009)
Part four in a series I'm writing on various religious services available for expatriates in Seoul and other locations in South Korea.
(Dynasty Magazine 1/1/2009)
An interview with four members of Cirque du Soleil's touring production, Alegria. This was written for Dynasty Magazine, China Airlines inflight magazine. The article was translated into Mandarin Chinese and published in their January 2009 relaunch issue.
(Korea Herald 6/17/2008)
My interview with DMC before his performance at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Seoul.
(Korea Herald 6/10/2008)
My interview with light artist Alexandre Kolinka
(Korea Herald 1/13/2009)
Part two in a series I'm writing on various religious services available for expatriates in Seoul and other locations in South Korea.
(Korea Herald 1/16/2009)
An exclusive interview with Ne-yo written for the Culture section of the Korea Herald.
(Korea Herald 4/8/2008)
My interview with Adalia Ellis, teacher, on how she created a history of hip-hop course to help Koreans have a better understanding of black American culture.
(Korea Herald 8/13/2008)
My interview with hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang at the R-16 dance competition in Suwon, South Korea.
(Korea Herald 10/23/2008)
My interview with two performers from Cirque du Soleil's Alegria.
(Korea Herald 11/12/2008)
My interview with style and fashion icon Diane Pernet
(Groove Korea Magazine 2/1/2009)
An op-ed piece on President Obama
(Korea Herald 3/26/2008)
My interview with Dan Schulte, owner of the Kabinett Wine Bar in Seoul.
(Korea Herald 9/30/2008)
My interview with Jason McGerr and Nick Harmer from Death Cab for Cutie

Legal, policy and academic work

(Ewha Womans University 8/1/2007)
Abstract: This thesis analyses how norm enforcement in international society emerges. It argues that norm enforcement is changed at the point of institutionalization. Similar to the process of norm emergence there has to be a critical mass of players that are convinced to gain support from the international community to enact or to increase the level of norm enforcement. To examine this theory, this study focuses on The Bush Doctrine and its attempt to increase the level of punishment on Iraq in the lead up to the Second Gulf War. It explores this by comparing the case with other cases where norm enforcement has been enacted or increased by international society. It also analyses why the Bush Doctrine was unsuccessful through concepts of norm enforcement, conceptual models of political analysis including liberalism and realism and the legal and organizational construct of the international laws of war.
(The Back Forty 3/1/1996)
an article on a land conservation and US Federal income tax case - written when I was in law school