I provide writing services to companies, NGOs, media organisations, authors and publishers to ensure that their message is crisp, accurate and highly readable.
- Reports. Whether it be a report on tourism, media development or automated decision-making. I am very adept at turning weighty tomes into clear text. I particularly enjoy the challenge of editing reports written by multiple authors.
- Corporate writing. I craft words to fit a brief, to engage, entertain, inform and educate. I help your audience understand complicated topics by presenting information in an easily digestible manner.
- Journalism. I have written news reports, features and opinion articles for Reuters, New York Times, South China Morning Post, TIME, The Guardian, New Zealand Herald, Asahi Shimbun, BBC, CNN and many others.
- Non-fiction. I am an experienced non-fiction book writer. I wrote two books about food and culture in Vietnam and South Korea and I also published a non-profit book about a gig in a small pub, in a small English town in 1985. I am represented by Kimberly Witherspoon, literary agent and founding partner at Inkwell Management in New York City.
Listen to me talk about my book Eating Việt Nam: Dispatches from a blue plastic table on NPR.
Photograph of me writing in Seoul was taken by Josh White.