Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book editing: Breastfeeding Journeys

I am now a book editor. Here is my first project ever, Breastfeeding Journeys: Straight from the Coach by Zenaida Feliciano.

Book editing is very different from magazine editing. I wish I'd gotten on board much earlier in the development of this book. I was hired just before it went to print so I basically did copy editing and a few tweakings of concept and layout. I was surprised at how difficult it was and yet I came away from this project having learned a ton of new things. I'm ready to go into book publishing now!

Do check out the launch of Breastfeeding Journeys: Straight from the Coach today. I'll be at National Bookstore Glorietta 2 this afternoon. Hope to see you there! Grab a copy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Featured on Dainty Mom

I had the amazing opportunity to be interviewed by writer, editor, life coach and mom extraordinaire Martine de Luna for her exquisite blog, Dainty Mom.

Martine regularly features bloggers she loves. I love that she asked me about writing. It is, after all, my most favorite thing to do. After mothering and being a wife, of course. And sleeping, too!

I love talking about writing because it is something I do well. I like teaching people how to write, too. I love it when people get to express themselves exactly how they wish, and nothing is clearer than the written word.

I also enjoyed talking about blogging—another favorite thing! It has become my passion and I want other people to take up blogging, too. There's always space for a new blogger on the world wide web!

Read all about my interview on Dainty Mom!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Brighter Life: How I Prepared for the Freelance Life

I'm now writing for financial and lifestyle website, Brighter Life. My first article is all about the steps I took towards working on my own. It was a scary time but I am now so very happy! I write about that time here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Brand ambassadorships

I am proud to say that I've been chosen as one of the brand ambassadors of Sangobion and Lotte Xylitol.

I'm extra proud because I was picked for being a mom and a writer. It feels good to be acknowledged for my favorite roles in life!

Thank you, Sangobion and Lotte Xylitol, for thinking mothers and writers are important and influential!

Working Mom, July 2013: How to Care for Colored Hair

I must confess that I get thrilled when my story makes it on the cover of a magazine. The blurb for my article is that one perched almost on the cover girl's shoulder.

This is a very long article divided into many small stories—coloring tips from hairdressers, how to care for colored hair at home, the best products for dyed hair, etc. Despite the length, this story was easy for me to write since I've been coloring my hair since I was 18. That's nearly two decades of experience backing up this article!

Grab this month's Working Mom to read it!