Hailing from the west suburbs of Chicago, I am currently a content writer for FarePortal, writing landing pages and marketing copy 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 employ many of my journalism skills at Fareportal while getting to do a fair amount of travel writing.

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 my 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 — though what I enjoy most are travel and entertainment writing. I am an excellent copy editor with a keen eye for detail, a skill I hone as the sole 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


You can read some of my personal writing on my blog: auradis.com

One piece I’m proud of is from 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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