PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHINA INTERNET INFORMATION CENTER
LTD

Beijing, China
July 2017 - Present

Editor, International Cooperation

Served as the foreign consultant at China Development Gateway

Covered developing countries, South-South Cooperation, poverty, UN Development Programme, disability, environmental issues, tourism, education

Set editorial direction for several bilingual projects including an anthology of case studies on China’s work in poverty relief and a column on Chinese with disabilities, served as principal editor for the anthology

Created  a training program for the department on western reporting style and audience requirements, trained interns, writers, editors and translators

Edited and wrote features, interviewed in English, Mandarin and French, CN-EN translation, rewrote and adapted articles, photographed, did on-camera work, wrote scripts, liaised with Western media and international groups such as the UN and the World Bank


HUFFINGTON POST Canada

Toronto, ON
January 2016 – Present

Blogger

Pitched and wrote blog-style social commentary on current affairs, namely the state of Canadian journalism

First piece gained more than 1,000 shares on Twitter and nearly 600 shares and 3,100 likes on Facebook

In total, active engagement for the piece across all social media platforms exceeded 5,000 times or that of certain Canadian front-page articles


IT World Canada

Toronto, ON
October 2014 – August 2016

Digital Staff Writer, CDN

Helped Canada’s largest IT publication establish editorial direction, such as news coverage, features and video

Covered enterprise IT and business, mergers and acquisitions, R&D, market trends, big data, AI, consumer tech, SMB, cloud, infosec, digital payments, mobility, lawsuits, fraud, regulation, corporate reshuffles and more

Covered companies such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Dell, HP and IBM across North America, interviewed C-level executives in English and French, including the President of Lenovo North America, attended and reported from summits in Canada and the US

Editing and rewriting articles, supervised content creators, assigned projects to the creative team

Wrote features, editorials, breaking news, case studies, profiles, scripts, reviews, did industry analysis, on-camera interviews, data visualization, translated from French, handled company social media accounts

Oversaw traffic growth and identified readership trends using Google Analytics, CMS, newsletters and traffic drives

Helped publication achieve 2016 ad sales target within first month of fiscal year

dAILY xTRA

Toronto, ON
Dec 2012 – Sept 2014

Reporter

Covered LGBT, human rights and lifestyle issues for Canada’s largest LGBT newspaper

Wrote features with special interest in international issues, news, profiles and provided photojournalism

Interviewed ambassadors, MPs and activists in countries including Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Denmark, Ukraine and more

Provided foreign correspondence from France, bilingual interviews

Covered the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, Russian foreign policy, the EU, Canadian politics, lifestyle, education systems, racial issues, modern families, medicine, HIV, sports, technology, the arts

Stories were published nationally in print as well as online

Centretown News

Ottawa, ON
Sept 2011 – Dec 2013

Editor, Videographer, Photographer

Edited an established Ottawa community newspaper and assigned articles

Wrote from a community angle, covered and updated breaking news, shot, edited and produced video, photography published on front page

Provided real-time coverage of a bomb threat on Parliament

Copyedited and handled layout, switched to various roles as was needed by the publication

Writing Samples

Suspicious package deemed safe by police – Oct. 16, 2013


International News Services

Ottawa, ON
April 2011 – Sept 2013

Reporter

Monitored industry developments in China, India and Pakistan, as well as the Middle East and EU

Pitched, wrote and edited bespoke articles for publications in industries such as food, tobacco, cosmetics, financial security, minerals, plastics, steel, airports, higher education, textile and more

Assigned stories to freelancers in various countries, coordinated deadlines, provided research assistance, liaised with and engaged new clients

Revamped separate databases used to generate story ideas and maintain contacts, translated from French and German

Writing Samples

EUROPE: ERC plea to double budget – University World News, June 2, 2011

Construction of Indian-Egyptian PET plant underway – European Plastics News, July 15, 2011

Lagotto gene sheds light on neurological disease – Dog World, Oct. 13, 2011


CENTRE INTERNATIONAL D'ETUDES PEDAGOGIQUES

Lorient, FRANCE
Oct 2011 April 2013

English Assistant

Taught English to high school and post-secondary students

Prepared lesson plans on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary

Acquired understanding of the culture, politics, society, bureaucracy, became fluent in French

Classes ranged from one-on-one to around 20 students


Canadian Medical Association Journal

Ottawa, ON
Dec 2010

Editorial Intern

Wrote news articles and features on medical research at one of Canada’s oldest and most highly respected peer reviewed periodicals

Topics included new drugs, recalls, emergency services and public policy

Wrote for a health professional audience

Wrote feature project on multinational efforts to create an online med school involving China, Canada, the U.K., the U.S., Zambia and Kenya

Writing Samples

Free “global university” launched – February 22, 2011


Languages

English - Native spoken, reading and writing

Chinese - Fluent spoken Mandarin, reading and writing HSK Level 5

French - Fluent spoken, reading and writing

German - Beginner speaking, reading and writing


Software

Wordpress, YouTube, Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Soundcloud, SEO, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Audition, HTML, Wechat, Youku, Weibo, QQ, Windows and Mac


Education

Bachelor of Journalism, Honours with Minor in French

Advanced new media, TV, radio, photojournalism, international reporting, media law, Canadian and American politics

Carleton University
Ottawa, ON

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Chinese Language and Culture

Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and grammar, oral, reading and writing
 


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