Rob Shelley

Writer, Editor, ESL Teacher

Born and raised in Newfoundland, I've spent the last eight years living in Seoul and Vancouver, but now I live in Shenzhen, China.

I was the Editor-At-Large and a regular contributor to Groove Korea, and I'm an active member of Editors Canada.

I was also a translation editor and contributor to The Beer Post, an editor and writer for Craft Beer Asia, and have contributed to Seoul Selection.

Portfolio

Rob Shelley | Kickresume
My online resume for potential clients and employers looking for writing, editing, or proofreading.

Latest

PDF - Bali's Ubud in the Twilight of the Silence
Nyepi, ogoh ogohs, and the essence of Bali
PDF - An Idiot's Guide to the Park Geun-hye Scandal
A correspondent answers all of out basic questions about one of the most unusual political scandals of the past century
PDF - Seoul's Grevin Museum
Parisian magic in the heart of Seoul

Groove magazine

PDF - Get Fisted
Maloneys pub and brewing company bring Boston-Irish attitude with no apologies or compromise
Picking the Brain of the Korean Zombie - Groove Magazine
Local UFC star Chan Sung Jung makes his long awaited comeback Story By: Rob Shelley / Photos by: Robert Michael Evans / Translation by: Brian Rhee "Oh! It looks like Chan Sung...
Game Changer in Korean Craft Beer
Can Maker opened in mid-December and will surely shake-up the Korean craft beer market for good. Owner Kimoon Kang, also owner of Craftbros and formerly of The Beer Post...
Sewum Urology Clinic Reaches Out to the Community - Groove Magazine
Most of us feel uncomfortable talking with a doctor about the possibility of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and answering questions about sexual history and...
The Story of a Scar - Groove Magazine
Anyone who has spent time in Korea is aware of the geographical and psychological scar that is the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). At the conclusion of the Korean War, the DMZ...
The Once And Future King (of UFC) Comes To Seoul - Groove Magazine
In 2006, a young man named Benson Henderson postponed his life as a police officer to make his professional MMA debut. The son of an African-American father and Korean mother,...
Bittersweet Baldocchi - Groove Magazine
Jeremie Baldocchi is an accomplished artist who describes his paintings as "unusual, original, disturbing, poetic and fairy tale-like." He has won numerous awards in France and...
Affordable Art Fair Stops In Seoul - Groove Magazine
Coming to Seoul this September for one weekend only, the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) is a global festival that spreads the idea that art is for everybody. The fair's website...
Fighting! The UFC's First Korean Event Packs a Punch - Groove Magazine
The fans at Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena were on their feet as I rushed into the arena to take my seat. Korea's inaugural UFC event was just seconds old but had already ignited...
A Lighthouse in Uncharted Waters - Groove Magazine
On a chilly Wednesday in February, I found myself wandering through Ewha University's campus in the dark. I had taken the hour-long commute, on a work night, to check out the...
Best Bar Brunch: Craftworks Namsan - Groove Magazine
Groove brings you the Best of Brunch in Seoul for 2016. Talk to anyone in the Korean craft beer business and they'll tell you that everyone owes a debt of gratitude to...
When Two Flew Into The Kookoo's Nest - Groove Magazine
It's not that I don't love Seoul; I do. But sometimes the utter urbanality of the bustling city, with crowds of cosmetic faces, wafting of polluted air and a cacophony of mobile...
The Journey of the Magpie: Hatching a Craft Beer Movement in Kyungridan - Groove Magazine
Magpie Brewing Co. got its start in a tiny alley in Kyungridan, now Korea's best craft beer area, about five years ago. I asked Magpie co-founder Erik Moynihan what was in that...
Craft Beer in 'Coffee City' - Groove Magazine
The city of Gangneung, also called Pine City, is nestled on the shore of the East Sea. It is also known to many as Korea's "Coffee City" due to its coffee farms, coffee roasters...

Other Publications

Catching up on craft beer in Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is one of the biggest and most developed cities in the world with a greater metropolitan population of over 20 million. The home of Gangnam...
Know Your Local Brewery
At the end of a long day's work, skip the soju and toast another job well done with the help of Korea's growing craft beer scene. Offering beers brewed with quality and care,...
Easy Listening
Seoul is the center of the K-Pop world. But for those in the city who want music that isn't K-Pop, dance club DJs, or bleeding-hearted 20-somethings in Hongdae, it's easy to...

CraftBeerAsia.com

Media Paran: Cool, Young PR Company Helps Put Craft Beer on the Map
Media Paran co-founder Kang Da-mi pours me a glass of Clown Shoes Undead Imperial Stout and welcomes me to take a seat in their small office a few steps outside of Itaewon....
The Booth Part I: A Friendly Neighborhood Haven - Interview with Co-foudner Sunghoo Yang About...
The Booth has been a major presence in the Korean craft beer scene since it first appeared in the spring of 2013. With 5,000KRW glasses of Bill's Pale Ale and 4,000KRW slices of...
The Booth Part II: "The Best Decision We Made, Ever." An Interview With Head Brewer Chris Shelton
I was in line outside The Booth Brewery in Pangyo this past January, waiting for their relaunch event to begin. I had already interviewed Sunghoo Yang, the co-founder of The...
Magpie Brewing Class
Magpie Brewing offers homebrew class for 50,000won/class. All classes take place on Sundays, usually running from Fall to Spring (the Summer months are too hot for easy beer...
Summary of the Korean Craft Beer Scene in 2016
It's alive! That's really the shortest way to put it. The craft beer scene in Korea hasn't fully grown or developed yet, but there's no denying that it's alive. When I started...

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