My name is Daniel James Berryman. It’s an overly formal title so Dan, Danny, or Daniko will do. I am British by accident of birth, as well as a graduate of Creative Writing and a qualified journalist. They weren’t accident. Those I chose.
I am currently living and teaching English in South Korea. It’s one hell of an experience.
To build a consolidated portfolio I’ll be posting most, if not all, of my previously published work.
For a lot of my work I write quite informally. This will and has included some fowl language. It completely depends on the audience of the original publication – so articles published in a professional capacity will most certainly be less crude.
Here are a few bullet points about where I am and how I got here;
- I am currently in my second year of living in South Korea. I work for LOY Education at Incheon English Village (인천영어마을) just outside of Seoul. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) through the topics of Science and Engineering.
- I have completed the NCTJ post-graduate diploma in journalism at Liverpool Community College. It’s an 18 week fast track course and the only course of study endorsed by the Journalism industry itself.
- I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University back in 2009 with a BA Hons in Creative Writing – a degree I wasn’t totally convinced would help me out in life but did anyway.
- I worked for ManGoneBlog as a music gig reviewer for a number of months over a number of years. Although I’ll likely be re-posting most of my ManGone articles here as part of my complete personal portfolio, I’d still ask that anyone interested check out the page. My Managing Editor Joe has done an incredible job building the site from the ground up and bringing it to the forefront of the Liverpool music scene.
- I have also written a number of articles for PurpleRevolver – a Liverpool-based online media, culture and news outlet.
- I temporarily worked a placement with the Liverpool Post and Echo as part of my NCTJ course. There I wrote small, community based stories for the localised weekly papers – the Merseymart and the Star.
- I have another blog here on WordPress that hasn’t been touched in some time. It was a short and unsuccessful attempt at both keeping myself writing and delving into video games journalism. I’ll likely be cleaning up some of the posted articles, chopping out all the fluff and unnecessary wordfart before re-posting them here in my portfolio.