Summary of Skills

  • Writing: Pitch, research, draft, and write articles, blogs, reviews, profiles, and interviews for various audiences
  • Editing: Complete structural editing, line-editing, fact-checking, and proofreading for articles, web pages, communications documents, and creative anthologies
  • Computer: Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, content management systems, HTML, social media, photography, and graphic design programs
  • Event Planning and Marketing: Experienced with running events, such as inviting speakers, organizing logistics, budgeting, and creating marketing campaigns
  • Project Management: Multitask, meet tight deadlines, organize projects, work with diverse team members, and provide clerical support
  • Communication: Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, experienced in tutoring, event facilitation, and public speaking

Writing Experience

Writer & Journalist

Independent (2009-Present)

  • Wrote profiles, interviews, editorials, and articles for Asian Traveller Magazine, Canadian Newcomer,  Youthink Magazine, What If? Magazine, and other publications
  • Published fiction and poetry in Ricepaper Magazine, Abyss & Apex, Fault Lines Journal, Cerebration Journal, What If? Magazine, and other venues
  • Pitch ideas for articles, work with assignments from editors, conduct research and interviews, write, and fact-check
  • Honors: BC Premier’s International Scholarship, RBC New Canadian Scholarship, World Entrepreneurs Chinese Scholarship–Special Talent Award,  Joshua Weinzweig Postcard Fiction Contest–First Place, and Pinetree Secondary English Department Award

Editorial Committee Member

Ricepaper Magazine (2013-Present)

  • Read submissions and write reader reports
  • Write and compile special features
  • Edit and perform various editorial duties

Youth Director and Editor

World Poetry Canada and International (2011-Present)

  • Planned, hosted, or read at 40+ events, including Asian Heritage Month, Word on the Street, Lit Fest New Westminster, Your Kontinent Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival, the World Poetry International Peace Festival, and UNESCO Mother Tongue Language Day
  • 2013 World Poetry Empowered Poet Award Recipient
  • World Poetry’s Ambassador to Scotland

Communications Assistant

UBC Go Global (2013)

  • Wrote, edited and proofread articles for the Go Global website
  • Gathered articles, videos, and infographics related to global learning and international issues for sharing on social media channels
  • Prepared a 30-page report on best international learning programs
  • Created a site inventory in preparation for site migration

Communications Assistant

UBC-Community Learning Initiative (2011-2012)

  • Completed structural editing, copyediting, and proofreading for over 50 communication documents and web pages according to the UBC Style Guide
  • Wrote profile and event articles targeting different audiences including students, faculty members, and community partners
  • Created site inventories and successfully migrated online content into the Mura CMS

Book Reviewer & Writer

What If? Magazine (2007-2010)

  • Published author interviews and features about global issues
  • Reviewed 15 young adult novels

Regular Writer & Youth Liaison

Youthink Magazine (2006-2010)

  • Published 10 self-help, profile, and interview articles for students