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’m 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 and French.
I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out.
PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS. 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. A manuscript critique provides an initial feedback on your work. I review books for a living, and so I know what works in the market. This service doesn’t include editing, though.
MEDIA OUTLETS. Do you need a journalist from the Philippines? I can report from the scene. My beats are arts, culture, books, and technology, and my writing has appeared in many publications.
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.
Senior Contributing Writer at Book Riot, December 2022 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.”
At Book Riot, I write news and commentary about books and publishing.
Contributing Writer at Book Riot, July 2019 to November 2022
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.”
At Publishers Weekly, I review science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. Some of my responsibilities also include interviewing authors and writing profiles.
Editor 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 also the publisher, I am responsible for managing the production of all content for the publication. La Jornada Filipina is a side project that I work on during the weekends.
Digital Content Producer for E-books at Inquirer Books, the book publishing arm of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 2020 to August 2021
“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.”
At Inquirer Books, I led their e-book division from production to distribution. I was also the publisher’s go-to person for all things related to digital book publishing.
Audiobook Reviewer at AudioFile Magazine, May 2018 to June 2021
“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.”
At AudioFile, I reviewed audiobooks in the following genres: literary fiction, classics, poetry, biography, and memoir.
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 time 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.
Shoot me an email at [email protected] or use the contact form below.