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English to Korean

Matthew Owens
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Matthew Owens
USU Aggie Villiage 26-G
84341 Logan UT

Translate from : Korean, English
Translate into : English, Korean
Specialized in : Political, Economics, Legal, and S&T

Tel: 435-797-6531

Education MA, Political Science anticipated Winter 1999 Thesis: U.S. National Security Interest in Northeast Asia: The Post-Cold War Era Utah State University (USU), Logan, Utah B.A., Political Science 1996, 3.78 GPA (Magna Cum Laude) Certificate in International Relations - emphasis East Asia, 1996 Certificate in Area Studies - Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1996 Minor in Korean Utah State University (USU), Logan, Utah Fluent in the Korean Language (speaking, reading, and writing) and knowledge of more than 600 Chinese Characters Well-rounded undergraduate and graduate training in foreign translation methods, political, policy, and military analysis and social science research theories Successfully completed courses in East Asian Political Economy, Korean Government and Politics, History of China, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Politics of Development, National Security Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy, Chinese Government and Politics, National Security and Global Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy in the Pacific, Politics and War, American Military History, and advanced Korean Linguistics Delivered several 10-30 minute presentations in graduate seminars on many different topics (political, economic, environmental, and religious topics) Researched and wrote papers on topics in Asian Culture, History and Politics, Korean Democratization and Development, International Relations, Northeast Asian Regional Security Challenges, Comparative Politics, Environmental Policy, U.S. Public Policy, U.S. Political Institutions, and Economics Honors and Professional Societies Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, and invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha and Gold Key Honor Societies Member of American Political Science Association Experience Foreign Broadcast Information Service -- Independent Contractor (IC) Korean Translator, October 1999 - the Present I translate a variety of political and economic news items from major newspapers and journals in both North and South Korea. Utah State University Political Science department Teaching/Research Assistant, October 1996-June 1998 Marked examinations and term papers, taught undergraduate lectures, conducted review sessions, performed research in behalf of professors writing papers for journal articles and conferences, and counseled undergraduate political science students. yang-gi foreign language institute (Taejon, south korea) English Instructor, Summer 1995 Ability to communicate in the Korean language enabled me to more clearly explain the more difficult language concepts my students were studying. Able to travel extensively in South Korea and improve language skills and understanding of Korean society and culture Macey's, inc. Grocery Shipper and Receiver, March 1992-June 1995 This job taught me how to work hard and organize my time as I worked on my undergraduate degree. Church Missionary Taejon, South Korea, 1990-1992 Enhanced public speaking skills while speaking English/Korean to groups Learned to set and accomplish goals and work long hours (often 16 hours per day) Developed leadership and team-building skills as I labored as a mission leader responsible for the well-being of 20 other missionaries Acquired an intimate knowledge and understanding of the Korean language and culture while serving as a missionary for the LDS Church Close up Program Participant Washington, D.C. 1987 and 1988 Participated in workshops and attended lectures which exposed me early to the workings of politics in U.S. Government Learned the importance of working as a team to solve problems and further developed my personal ability to discuss and analyze political issues computer Skills MS Excel/Lotus Word Perfect for DOS & Windows MS Word Internet/e-mail/WWW

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Nov 29, 2013

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