Kevin Nelson

Copywriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Wisdom comes from knowing how ignorant you are, and what you should do next.

Kevin has worked in teaching English as a second language for over ten years. Towards that end, he obtained a Master’s of Arts degree in Education for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). When he is not teaching, he is writing things that others take credit for.

In information technology, Kevin started with an IBM 360, getting his 8-bit Osborne II system in 1979, building his first PC in Taiwan while teaching English, and has worked with Linux, Unix, OS-X 10, and nearly every version of Windows from 3.1 to the current his self-built AMD Ryzen 7 64-bit Windows 10 system, in multiple languages. He has had a combined total employment period directly in IT spanning ten years.

Because of Kevin’s ability to work with computers and numbers, in 1980 he started doing bookkeeping with Apple computers, graduating to computerizing accounting systems, and creating complex spreadsheets for various business needs. Overall, he has over ten years of direct profit and non-profit accounting experience.

In 1980, Kevin started working with international students, which eventually had him living in southern Taiwan for over eight years starting in 1986, and in Shaanxi, China, another two and half years starting in 2014. Through those decades, he developed fluency and some literacy in Mandarin Chinese and has maintained an active interest in anything Chinese and related to China, as well as with all international interactions with China, especially Sino-American. Kevin’s wife is Chinese, so he has daily practice with speaking Mandarin Chinese, teaching English, and learning new things about the Chinese people.

When not writing, Kevin works as a substitute teacher for pre-Kindergarten through the twelfth grades, including in the schools that have the brightest students and with those incarcerated in the juvenile halls. Then for the fun of it, he drives Uber, more for the social interaction than for the money.

As for spiritual journeys, Kevin started with atheism based on science, but while working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories, he started to examine various sects of Christianity, including the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and fundamental Baptist. He has settled into the Reformed tradition. Other religions studied in depth include many cults, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Buddhism, as well as the philosophies of Marxism and Confucianism.

Because of diverse interests and backgrounds, it is not uncommon for Kevin to perceive issues from a fundamentally different light from most people. Consequently, he *is* the source of many original ideas that cannot be credited to other people or authors.
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San Bernardino State University, Masters in Education/TESOL
Humboldt State University, BA in International Studies
San Francisco, CA, USA|English
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Infographic
The Mandelbrot Fractal- An Imaginary Journey.pdf

I was the main layout creator and LaTex coder for this project, while my classmate Longphi Nguyen was the main Matlab programmer.

advancedurologyinstitute.com
Blog Post
What Are The Most Common Urological Issues

I really enjoy writing about health issues.

September 13th, 2019
firstaidreference.com
Blog Post
First Aid Reference

This was one of the more interesting articles that I wrote. First, it flowed from personal experience, not really requiring any research. Second, it talks about an educational issue that is now dying in the United States. I had learned a lot of practical skills in Scouting, and this was the most practical of them all.

August 29th, 2019
advancedurologyinstitute.com
Blog Post
What is Advanced Prostate Cancer

This is one of many articles I have written for a certain customer. I now regularly contribute articles about medical issues.

September 24th, 2019
sooperarticles.com
Blog Post
Going Cloud Native - Why You Should Investigate Cloud ERP For Your Business

I ghost-wrote this article because I had been involved in computer networking. Nearly twenty years ago, I had also created some rather large websites.

September 24th, 2019
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Case Study
Marijuana- A Regrettable Pandora's Box.pdf

Cannabis legalization is a hot social topic, and a potential economic nuclear bomb. In this study, I argue that things are not as most people have heard.

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