PUBLISHERS. Let me help you with e-book conversion—in publishing-house quality—and distribution. I can convert any book, which includes novels, cookbooks, children’s books, etc.
AUTHORS. Never miss a potential income stream from this exciting format! I can help you with all the stages in audiobook production, including casting, recording, editing, mastering, and distribution.
MEDIA OUTLETS. Do you need a freelance journalist from the Philippines? I can report from the scene. My beats are arts, culture, books, and technology. Read on to see my journalism background.
BUSINESSES. They say that content is king. Do you need to power your website with content? I can write articles, blog posts, press releases, essays, book reviews, product reviews, and other short-form texts.
I’m a writer and journalist covering arts, culture, books, and technology. My work has appeared in South China Morning Post, Publishers Weekly, AudioFile Magazine, PhilSTAR Life, Book Riot, and elsewhere.
I’m also a publishing professional, having worked with two of the best trade book publishers in the Philippines.
When I am not writing, I read a lot of books. My favorite genres are literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, memoir, and poetry. I also love studying languages. Right now, I am intent on mastering my Spanish.
I would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out!
Digital Content Producer for E-books at Inquirer Books, the book publishing arm of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 2020 to present
The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines’ newspaper of record. As a Digital Content Producer for E-books, I lead the Inquirer Books’ e-book division from production to distribution. I am also the Inquirer Books’ go-to person for all things related to digital book publishing.
Editor-in-Chief at La Jornada Filipina, September 2020 to present
La Jornada Filipina is the first and largest English- and Spanish-language news magazine in Manila. As the editor and publisher, I am responsible for managing the production of all content for the publication.
Contributing Writer at Book Riot, July 2019 to present
Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres. As a Contributing Writer, I write news and feature stories about books and publishing.
Book Reviewer at Publishers Weekly, March 2019 to present
Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors, and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year. As a Book Reviewer, I critique science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. Some of my responsibilities also include interviewing authors and writing profiles.
Audiobook Reviewer at AudioFile Magazine, May 2018 to present
AudioFile Magazine is a print and online magazine whose mission is to review unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary, and dramatizations in the spoken-word format. The focus of reviews is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material. As an Audiobook Reviewer, I critique audiobooks focusing on literary fiction, classics, poetry, biographies, and memoirs.
Editorial Assistant for Digital and Audio Publishing at Anvil Publishing, July 2016 to September 2018
Anvil Publishing, Inc., the publishing arm of National Book Store, is an eleven-time Publisher of the Year awardee as cited by the Manila Critics Circle. During my stay at Anvil, I produced e-books and distributed them to all major retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, etc., boosting overall e-book sales by 55% in 2017. In 2018, I produced Anvil’s first audiobook (Dear Universe by Pierra Calasanz-Labrador and narrated by Joyce Pring), the first in the Philippines, that increased the company’s press coverage and improved its market recognition.
Online Editor at Avalon English, May 2016 to July 2016
Avalon English is the leading after-school education company teaching English language communication skills to primary and secondary school students in South Korea. At Avalon, I proofread submitted essays of the students of Avalon English and provided corrections and feedback to the essays submitted.