Resumé


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Baby Magazine
Market Editor
August 2014 - present

Freelance Writer
  • I contribute articles to motherhood lifestyle magazines Smart ParentingGood Housekeeping, and Working Mom, to beauty website BDJ Box, and to finance website The Brighter Life. 
  • I was a lifestyle columnist for national daily, Manila Bulletin. My column, called Behind the Scenes, appeared on Friday. 
  • I edit books and magazines and special marketing campaigns.
  • I have also been published in other titles, such as Real Living, Cosmopolitan, PreviewSeventeenCandyTotal GirlEntrepreneurMartha Stewart Weddings, and national newspaper The Philippine Daily Inquirer, and on websites Yahoo! Life of the Party, Yahoo! Beauty Talk, The Style Glossy and Spot.ph.
  • I maintain popular personal blogs Topaz Horizon and Topaz Mommy
PR Writer
  • I write press releases for magazines, online shopping sites and fashion brands. 
  • I also write sponsored posts for various products and services via my blogs

Summit Media
OK! Philippines
Editor-in-Chief
April 2006 to December 2012

OK! Philippines
Managing Editor
January 2005 to April 2006

Public Relations Associate
August 2002 to January 2005

Media G8Way
Lifestyle writer
February 2002 to July 2002

Office of Senator Loren Legarda
Media Relations Officer and Speechwriter
March 2001 to January 2002

Ingenium Learning Resources Center
Preschool Teacher
October 1999 to February 2001

FELLOWSHIP
39th U.P. National Writers Workshop
Fellow for Short Fiction in English
Baguio City, 1999

EDUCATION
University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing
1994 to 1998

INTERESTS

Blogging, social media, women's issues, motherhood, child development, home and lifestyle, breastfeeding awareness, fiction, women's fashion, British royalty