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Check Out the New Issue of Good Housekeeping!

I’m excited to share that a piece I wrote in the January 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping is out on newsstands right now. I interviewed Patrice Banks, a fascinating woman who is set to launch a mostly female-run mechanic shop called Girls Auto Clinic. Her story is in the Real Life section, and I’m really […]

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My Writing Process / Part of a Blog Tour

Hello! I’ve been tagged for a blog tour spotlighting the writing process. This is how it works: I acknowledge who asked me, answer four questions, then tag three authors to answer the questions and continue the tour on March 24. I only found one author friend who was interested in participating (thanks, E!). Who Came […]

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5 Simple Tips for Networking as a Writer

I’m a shy person by nature. There’s a reason why I write—I like to express myself through words/hide behind words. But here’s the thing, if you want to be a working writer, you have to come out of your shell. I’d go to readings, networking events, and conferences and basically psych myself out of talking to anyone. […]

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For Writers—5 Simple Rules for Pitching an Editor

As a writer and editor, I’ve been on both sides of pitching. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve seen other writers make mistakes too. Hey, we’re human, after all. From an editor’s point of view, I’d like to share some tips so that you don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made. 1. Read the magazine before […]

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Balancing Work & Writing

I recently was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Hyphen, a San Francisco-based Asian American magazine, about being a full-time magazine editor and writer. Hyphen online Q&A editor Rachel Filipinas asked how I balance my time to juggle both careers. And often, my blog readers ask me the same thing. I wish I could say […]

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How I Landed My Dream Job

I’ve worked at nonprofits, as a teacher (briefly), and producing legal newsletters. But it wasn’t until I thought about what I really wanted that I landed my dream job as an associate editor at VegNews magazine. I wanted to share this story because I know how hard it is do what we really want to […]

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Why Every Writer Needs an Editor

Now that I’m an editor at one of my favorite magazines, VegNews, I’m more acutely aware of why every writer needs an editor. As funny and as witty as we are as writers, we make mistakes. We get too insular. We forget that not everyone understands every single thing we write down. As a freelancer […]

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