Currently the interesting paths my life leads me on have led me to Beijing, China where I work for the government news agency as a "polisher" (copy editor, or what I call "making the propaganda shine").
My brother and I "published" our own magazine as kids (to a readership of family, friends and church members) and I worked on my college newspaper, but it wasn't until later it occurred to me that writing could be more than a side job.
I was living in Brussels when I started doing some freelance writing and working part time for an EU tech journal. I began to want to be back in the US for a while, so I went and got a master's in journalism, which led me to an internship with AP Paris and ultimately to China through a professor.
After a year's teaching, I wanted to learn more about the mysterious Chinese media, so there I am now, and have learned a lot. I recently married a Chinese man though and we may return to the US soon (before I forget English entirely!), where I hope to do something with all the interesting things I've learned.
In the meantime, over recent years, I have gained a lot of varied experience, not only in academic research and news agency work, but doing PR for a university organization and a medical college (for whom I researched and wrote an award-winning feature). So I have covered a broad spectrum of print media channels and am always looking for some new challenge!
Interests: Just about everything. Am interested in academic research on media and culture. Magazine style feature writing is my forte - I believe any topic can be made interesting!
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