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nDash Writer Profile for Kristina Manente


Writer; Radio Host; Audio Producer & Editor

About Me

Creative & fun freelance writer with a special interest in travel, culture, and the media at large. However, I am adaptable and am quick to learn, able to write about any given topic. I pride myself on my research skills and strong work ethic. 

I’ve written one novel, edited an essay collection, and contributed to many publications from Seoul Magazine to BuzzFeed. 

Industries I Write About



Health & Wellness


My Writing Samples

The Mongol Rally: the Greatest Motor Adventure on the Planet

Personal essay of a 10,000 mile road trip from London to Ulan Ude for iExplore.com.


Getting An illegal Tattoo in Korea

The first thing to know about getting a tattoo in Korea is that it’s most likely illegal. Blog on the experience on getting an illegal tattoo in Seoul and about the industry.


Why You Should Consider Teaching English Overseas

Detailed list of reasons to teach English abroad for a TEFL site.


48 Hours in Tokyo

Two day itinerary for Tokyo, Japan.


Rebranding Drama For Harvest Moon Series

News on the rebranding of the Harvest Moon game franchise.



Contributing Writer

On-going monthly music columnist writing about the comings, goings, and trends in the Korean music industry.

Company: Seoul Selection

I worked there from 3/2017 until now

Video Captioner

Caption videos and audio as well as sync captions accurately.

Company: Rev.com

I worked there from 3/2018 until now

Editor in Chief

Travel website hosted by myself and my friend Sora wherein we travel the world with a geeky twist. Travel guides, tips, fun finds, and experiences that are a little bit different from your regular adventure.

Company: The Nerdventurists

I worked there from 8/2015 until now

Contributing Writer

Company: iExplore

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Editor in Chief

Very Nerdy Curly is my blog and podcast wherein I talk all things nerdy from movies to travel and beyond. I’m here to entertain you with musings, shenanigans, interviews, and ramblings about the media at large with a nerdy twist, and a side of delicious travelling with a podcast aperitif.

Company: Very Nerdy Curly

I worked there from 8/2014 until now


Producing a range of audio drama, comedy, and documentary.

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 1/2014 until now

Producer, Presenter, & Community Manager

The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans who talk about everything from canon to Cumberbatch, Charles Augustus Milverton to Jude Law, and dancing men to Jeremy Brett. We love Sherlock Holmes and we love having well informed, but also quite fun discussions about it. In addition to the podcast we run a blog and host events. The Baker Street Babes have been featured on The Today Show, MTV Geek, & in The New York Times, USA Today, & Fox News.

Company: The Baker Street Babes Podcast

I worked there from 5/2011 until now

Content I Write