Les Coles : Editing & writing
Japan: Tokyo; Posted: 06/Mar/2007
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Skills: music, pop culture, Japan, travel
Clients: newspapers, magazines, Web sites
Sample URLs: http://www.accj.or.jp/document_library/Journal2006... ; http://www2.gol.com/users/pamelot/Writing-Clips(8)...
Education: Bachelor of Arts
5+ years experience.
I have more than 15 years experience in Japan as an editor, proofreader and writer--the past eight as an editor/staff writer at a leading English-language newspaper, specializing in music previews, reviews and interviews, as well as being a regular CD reviewer and book reviewer.
As a long-term resident of Japan, I can write with experience and authority on the many different faces that Japan has to offer, ranging from the tradition geisha area of Kyoto to the Hysteric-Glamor chic of Harajuku.
I can provide a wide range of writing solutions--news briefs, weekly or monthly roundups of specific news items/events, to in-depth feature stories.
My areas of special interest are city life, especially music. I have excellent contacts in the music industry in general in Japan, and in the blues, Cajun and zydeco, genres in the States.
In addition to a strong background in print journalism, I am also experience in writing for the Web and can copy that is keyword rich and easily trackable by search engines.