Phil Shea – Portfolio

Phil’s experience largely surrounds professional and academic writing. He has owned and operated an editing business based in China, his business primarily focusing on editing academic articles and application papers for international students wanting to put their best foot forward.

Editing & Proofreading

Since 2016, Phil began working as an editor and proofreader of Academic papers and Business documents, including technical documents and websites.

Proofing & Formatting

Helping young professionals and academics put their best foot forward through touching up CVs*, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements.

(*Details have been changed)

Landing Page Writing & Editing

Need a snappy landing page that will convert? I have experience with:

  • Layout & General Design
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Content Writing
  • Ghost Writing


The Concepts Podcast (Spotify; Apple Podcasts) is about exploring ideas that would help people navigate their lives better or may help lend an uncommon perspective.

Roles in Concepts Podcast:

  • Primary Audio Editing
  • Secondary Audio Editing
  • Web Design
  • Show Notes
  • Branding
  • Publishing Schedule
  • Outreach & Marketing

Niche Content Blogs

Phil owns and operates two blogs on niche topics.

The first is on Coffee (finished), and the second is on Dungeons and Dragons (ongoing).

Roles in ModernistPotions

  • Writer
  • SEO
  • Web Design
  • Formatting

A website entirely researched, written, and designed by me. Roughly a short novel on Coffee (100,000 words).

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Roles in MakeASkillCheck

  • Web Design
  • SEO
  • Editorial Direction
  • Content Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Content Writer

This site focuses on the core rules of the D&D 5th edition, starting from the most basic and extending to the ridiculousness of bringing the rules to their most extreme.

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Creative & Persuasive Writing

I have years of nonfiction, persuasive writing experience, and recent years I have made my living writing fiction.

Nonfiction Writing:

  • (This site) – a collection of persuasive essays on various topics, ranging from emotion to travel.
  • – A day-by-day breakdown of my initial departure from Canada, my entire time in Australia (6mo) and the first few months of my time in China.