I am available for freelance and contract work in the areas of writing, editing, Chinese/English translation, and content strategy.

Professional Experience

  • Editorial Collective Member, Room Magazine (2017-Present)
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Growing Room Literary Festival (2016-Present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Seminar Leader, University of British Columbia Creative Writing Department (2016-Present)
  • Director and Youth Team Leader, World Poetry Canada and International (2011-2016)
  • Blogger and Copywriter, CopyPress (2014-2015)
  • Editorial Commitee Member, Ricepaper Magazine (2013-2015)
  • Writing Consultant, UBC Writing Centre (2012-2015)
  • Communications Assistant, University of British Columbia Go Global Program (2013)
  • Freelance Journalist, Canadian Newcomer Magazine (2009-2013)

Writing Projects

Editorial Projects

  • Offered editorial critiques and line-edits on hundreds of fiction, young adult literature, and poetry manuscripts
  • Completed developmental, structural, stylistic, and copy editing for a travel photography book on Lake O’Hara
  • Compiled and line-edited the World Poetry Peace E-Anthology
  • Wrote an External Reader Report on an ancient Chinese historical novel for Talonbooks


  • English-to-Chinese translations for Mr. Higgins Goes Fishing, an illustrated children’s book manuscript
  • Served as a consultant for Joanne Arnott on Confluence, a multilingual poetry/public art project for the City of Richmond
  • Confidential translation assessment on a project with the Canada Council for the Arts


  • BC Arts Council Scholarship
  • Federation of BC Writers – Valerie B Taylor Young Writer Awards 3rd Price
  • UBC Premier Undergraduate Scholarship
  • UBC Wesbrook Scholarship
  • BC One World International Scholarship
  • World Entrepreneurs Scholarship – Special Talent Award
  • RBC New Canadian Scholarship

If you are interested, please email yilinw[at]gmail.com with details of your project. Thank you very much.