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FREELANCE JOURNALIST
For publications in the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Middle East & Africa
Jun 2009 – present
EDITOR & STAFF WRITER

Asia City Publishing, Singapore, ASSOCIATE EDITOR for I-S Magazine,

EDITOR for Where Singapore Magazine.

Aug 2007 – Mar 2009

  • Managed four writers and four designers. Wrote, copy-edited and proofed articles for I-S Magazine – a free weekly city living title with sister publications in Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Bangkok. Was in charge of the travel and health and wellness beats.

  • Developed content and oversaw the production of WHERE Magazine Singapore – a monthly tourist title that is part of a network of magazines available in 43 cities worldwide. Wrote business proposals, annual guides and advertorials. Engaged in public relations with advertisers, hotels and clients.

  • Jun 1998 – 2002, CONTRIBUTOR, book and CD reviews

 

Deep Media Publishing, Urbanite Magazine, Singapore, EDITOR

Apr 2001 – May 2002

  • Sourced content for a magazine focused on nightlife and the Singapore entertainment scene. Provided photography services, proof read content and wrote advertorials.

  • Was filmed doing a “day in the life of a journalist” segment while reporting on the MTV Asia Music Awards in a programme called Career Flipside.

 

Live-e.com, Singapore, STAFF WRITER

Sept 1999 – Jun 2000

  • Wrote articles on travel, film, sports and food and features analyzing popular trends among Singaporean youths.

  • Interviewed Saturday Night Live comedian Rob Schneider.

RESEARCH & ADMINISTRATION
  • GlobalData, UK, RESEARCHER, Jun 2016 - Jun 2019: On-site data collection and analysis for consumer marketing purposes. 

  • Eco-Business, Singapore, RESEARCHER & WRITER, Sep – Oct 2016: Researched and produced a 15-page industry overview of the plastic toy and premium gift market for an IPO proposal for Morning Light Enteprises, Hong Kong.

  • Associates for International Research (AIRINC), USA, REMOTE SURVEYOR, Nov 2002 – 2014: Conducted cost of living and housing surveys in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Austria, and the UK to obtain global mobility data. Wrote location reports, case studies and press releases.

  • Asian Institute of Management (AIMS), Philippines, PROGRAM ASSISTANT, Aug 2003 – Feb 2004: Helped devise, co-ordinate and sell AIMS’ Philippines Managing the Arts education programme to people in Singapore.

  • Times Media Singapore, Singapore, FREELANCE RESEARCHER, Aug 2002: Verified and updated geographical, historical and cultural facts about Venezuela and Jordon for Countries of the World reference books.

  • Einstein Art, Singapore, CREATIVE PRODUCER, Apr 1997 – Jun 1998: Organized and facilitated caricature art performances and exhibitions. Marketed creative and art therapy workshops. Copywriting for adverts and flyers.