About

Hailing from the west suburbs of Chicago, I am currently a content writer for FarePortal, writing landing pages for the various CheapOair brands. It might seem strange (or, if you’re familiar with the industry, perfectly appropriate) that I’m working in marketing after getting two journalism degrees, but I’ve realized that what I enjoy most is travel writing, and I get to do quite a lot of it at FarePortal.

Previously, I’ve done internships for companies such as tech startup Sprinklr, Rolling Stone, Digital First Media’s Thunderdome, Lucky and Redbook, among many others. (Please see resume for more.)

I’m passionate about colorful, compelling writing and am experienced in both print and online journalism covering a variety of topics including local news, beauty, fashion/style, personal finance, food, relationships and lifestyle. I am an excellent copy-editor with a keen eye for detail, a skill I hone as the print copy-editor for AList Magazine, which I do in my spare time.

I wouldn’t say that I’ve left journalism for good; my goal is simply to tell stories through print or multimedia.

Email me at li.laura.xj@gmail.com

More:

One piece I’m proud of but didn’t get published was written during my first semester at NYU; I was inspired by M. Alice LeGrow to look into the lives of women who work as birthday party princesses. Read it here: A Tale of Professional Princesses

As part of a pop culture and entertainment writing course I took, I contributed weekly to our class blog. Read my posts here: NYU Pop Culture

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