I never thought writing was what I would do for a living. All I knew back then, right before I graduated college in 2005, was that I wanted to be rich and help my parents. At the moment, I am neither rich nor provide my parents an ROI for their kindness and love. I am determined to change that.
At the time I am writing this, I have been a writer for at least seven years. I have spent five of those years in New York City as a copywriter, content manager, and a for a year as a tech reporter; one year in my homeland the Philippines as an operations officer for a trending news entity; and a year on my present contract as senior copywriter for Every Nation, an international church movement, still here in the Philippines.
I have also released an e-book titled Wisdom and Declarations: What the World’s Wisest King Says About the Power of Words. My second book, The Power of Speaking Life, is being edited and will be released in 2016.
In 2015, I was published in Israel’s oldest newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, and the Philippines’ largest online news site Rappler. I find writing feature stories and short blog entries to be most fulfilling, though I am always open to exploring new formats for my work.
I can write about different topics, knowing that professional writing requires delivering on a deadline regardless of the writing assignment you accepted. However, there are topics close to my heart such as business, social entrepreneurship, Israeli innovation and Jewish history, and Philippine and American politics.
I believe in the power of the pen (or keyboard and touchpad for that matter) and recognize the responsibility that a writer holds in molding perception and opinion. It’s a personal policy that whatever and whenever I write, I must be honest, authentic, and sincere.