Curriculum Vitae

RALPH REVELAR SARZA

WALPHS.com creator, writer, editor, and TV and film critic

Writing since 2010 · Editing since 2015
Location: Manila City, Philippines
Email address: ralph@walphs.com
Education: Bicol University, AB Journalism, Cum Laude

ABOUT ME

Passionate about the power of storytelling, I've dedicated my career to crafting compelling content that deeply resonates with audiences and achieves tangible results. With a proven track record of success in broadcast media, I've refined my skills in SEO writing, subtitling and translation, copy editing, and beyond. I possess a keen eye for detail and an exceptional ability to communicate effectively. Whether I'm overseeing projects or fine-tuning content for optimal search engine performance, my commitment remains unwavering: to deliver exceptional results that surpass expectations. Let's collaborate and breathe life into your vision together!


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

ABS-CBN News
  • ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2, Episode 3 recap: Now we’re talking
  • ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2, Episode 2 recap: Fanning the flames
  • 'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 1 recap: Green and Black, but no ‘Red Wedding’ shock
  • ‘Baby Reindeer’: A brutal blend of humor and horror
  • Review: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ sells soul and satire
  • Movie review: 'Poor Things' and peeping Toms
  • ‘Saltburn’ review: A self-satisfied guilty pleasure
  • OPINION: On Jo Koy and gatekeeping Filipino identity
  • Movie review: ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ is a frustrating departure
  • Pride month, pride merch: How to go beyond rainbow capitalism
Rappler
  • ‘The Color Purple’ (2023) review: A rebirth that matters
  • [OPINION] Jo Koy and red herrings
  • ‘Barbie’ awakens: A response to the film being called ‘woke propaganda’
  • Nakaka-Luka: The ‘bakla-sh’ we get by being queer Christians
  • Courage has no gender: On the phrase ‘Minsan, mas lalaki pa sa lalaki ang bakla’
  • From Pride March to Pride Merch
  • Panalangin ng isang breadwinner
Inquirer
  • Evaluate Jo Koy based on delivery, not identity
  • From dreamland to awareness: Barbie awakens, evolves, and breaks stereotypes
  • Mother tongue in a power play
  • From Pride march to Pride merch
  • For all young dreamers, in the service of the Filipino
  • The magic of politics

WORK EXPERIENCE

QUALITY ASSURANCE LEAD & METADATA DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
ABS-CBN Corporation | November 2018 – Present
-Leads and sets guidelines for the quality assurance of English subtitles/closed captions of content distributed by the company internationally.
-In charge of providing metadata for company-produced programs from ABS- CBN Corporation and its subsidiaries for the repurposing of various groups. -Ensures the accuracy and completeness of program metadata archived in the company’s asset manager.
-Trains and mentors writers and editors assigned to provide metadata, subtitles, and closed captions of various programs.

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT AND TECHNICAL WRITING SPECIALIST
One Clever Squad Media, Inc. | September 2017 – Present
-Writes and edits advertising concepts and technical articles for different projects given by One Clever Squad Media, Inc.

RESEARCH MANAGER AND TECHNICAL WRITING SPECIALIST FOR MARKETING
Glimex, Incorporated | May 2019 – November 2021
-Managed the research department of Glimex, Incorporated, a Filipino company involved in international trade and gaming.
-Wrote and edited technical documents for the company’s marketing, trade, energy, and gaming departments.

COUNTRY MANAGER AND TRANSLATOR FOR THE PHILIPPINES
Power Ledger Australia | August 2018 – May 2020
-Managed all tasks necessary for the promotion of Power Ledger’s technology and objectives and the growth of its Filipino community, including the translation of English articles to Filipino.

ASSOCIATE COPYWRITER
Affinity Express | November 2014 – May 2015
-Wrote copies or “orders” for Web.com clients; ensured all orders were in line with clients’ preferred style and free of errors in grammar, tone, context, content, and accuracy.

PREVIOUS ROLES AT ABS-CBN CORPORATION
October 2010 – October 2018
-Writer/Consultant, Current Affairs Archives Section, ABS-CBN Media Asset Management Department
-Editor/Consultant, Current Affairs Archives Section, ABS-CBN Media Asset Management Department
-Media Monitoring and Issuance Specialist, The Big Dipper Digital Content and Design, Inc. (ABS-CBN Subsidiary)
-Technical Specialist, ABS-CBN News Library

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