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John Calhoun Kersten | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 30, 2013

John Calhoun Kersten

   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

OBJECTIVE
With a background in critical studies as well as media and cinema studies, I am interested in an opportunity to be heard in the world of review as well as editorial writing.

Specialties: Writing, Editing, Film Criticism, Media Studies, Gender Politics, Sexual Identity in Film, Blogging, Humor, Cultural Writing

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Portfolio

An editorial piece I did on the new Ryan Murphy sitcom "The New Normal" and...
A structuralist examination of the hit FX drama "American Horror Story" in...
This piece examines three 1970s horror films (The Exorcist, Black Christmas, and...
An example of the work I've done in recapping and reviewing television for the blog...
A review for Film Monthly of the British horror film, Kill List.

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Tested
Customer Service
Film Theory
Content Writing
Online Writing
WordPress
Mac OSX Administration
Academic Writing
English
Editing
English Grammar

Employment

NoWhiteNoise
Contributing Writer/Editor
2012 - Present
NoWhiteNoise is a small television blog that specializes in recaps and reviews. Since 2012, I have written for them, covering the ABC sitcom Happy Endings and the FX series American Horror Story:...
Film Monthly
Film Reviewer/Writer
2012 - Present
I write film reviews and conduct press coverage for film releases, festivals, and other film-related events.
HEAVEmedia Inc.
Contributing Writer
2012 - Present
Heave Media is a website dedicated to all things media. I write a weekly column, entitled "The Bloody Truth" about how horror films are a product of the time period and societal fears they were...
The Scorecard Review
Online Contributor
2010 - 2012
I'm an online contributor for a film review site. I do trailer reviews, film reviews, as well as various other film-related writing.
Crabby Golightly
Online Contributor
2009 - 2010
Writing articles on pop culture and current events for a blog that is streamed through Google News. Blogger, Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Megalomaniac
Good Samaritan Hospital
Patient Attendant
2008 - 2008
Responsible for taking patients in and out of the ORs, taking care of their needs after procedures, and stocking the ORs in the Outpatient Treatment Center.
Hollywood Video
Shift Representative
2005 - 2007
I worked in customer service, while organizing returns and keeping concessions as well as rentals in stock.

Education

DePaul University
MA
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Columbia College Chicago
Film
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