Shane Ellis Coates has been a language instructor since 1996. He spent a year teaching in South Korea before moving to Istanbul in 1998. Since 2003, his teaching has focused primarily on academic and professional writing. He was the coordinator for the Academic Support Center at Istanbul Bilgi University, and spent a year working as a copy editor for The Report, an international business magazine published by Oxford Business Group, before returning to Korea in 2008. In 2009 he became the program coordinator for the newly established International Writing Center at Kyungpook National University. He holds undergraduate degrees in Literature & History; as well as a Master’s Degree in Global Higher Education.