Below are a few examples of the work I’ve done over the years. Several examples are from projects that included multiple deliveries, while many articles are from websites whose editors have assigned stories or approved pitches I made to them.
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PINAY GIRL BOSS
This page contains descriptions of 13 course bundles for Pinay Girl Boss Academy, which were on sale for a limited time. Although the tight turnaround time was a challenge, I was able to deliver the page content.
PINAY GIRL BOSS
CHARISMA AND CONFIDENCE:
How to Talk to Anyone and Make an Impact
This was one of 10 course pages I wrote for the Pinay Girl Boss Academy launch. Although I was a late addition to the project and needed to do some additional interviews and onboarding to align with the marketing, we pulled through and got the pages up and running in time for the live launch, thanks to efforts from the whole PGB team.
FEMALENETWORK.COM | WORK & MONEY | PROFILES & INTERVIEWS
MEET THE WOMAN WHO EMPOWERED THE MODERN PINAY TO LIVE ON HER OWN TERMS
Myrza Sison, former editorial director of Summit Media and former editor in chief of Female Network, is a fantastic mentor, boss, and friend. Being asked to write the article to sum up her decades-long career was an absolute honor.
MODERNFILIPINA.PH | HEALTH & WELLNESS
MAKE HAPPINESS HAPPEN:
8 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Mood
I was told by the publisher that this listicle was one of the top-performing articles of the year when it was first published. It’s one of the pieces that brought back my enthusiasm for writing about health and wellness after I got burned out summarizing new study results for other publications.
COSMO.PH | WRITING AND GRAMMAR
25 ENGLISH WORDS YOU MIGHT STILL BE MIXING UP
Don’t know the difference between “severe,” “chronic,” or “acute”? Or do you know when to use “ensure” instead of “assure” and “insure”? Or maybe like Alanis Morissette, you’re a little confused about when something is “ironic” instead of just “unfortunate.” I was happy to explain all these things and more. (This article boasts over 2,700 shares as of November 2023!)
MODERNFILIPINA.PH | RELATIONSHIPS
10 SIGNS YOU’RE DATING A DOUCHEBAG
I really wanted to write this article, as the idea for it came at a time when I had a lot of friends whose relationships were turning sour because they’d ignored warning signs even early in the dating stages. I also had a lot of fun finding Gaston GIFs to highlight the douchey warning signs I was writing about!
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING PHILIPPINES | FRIENDS & FAMILY
THE TIES THAT BIND
As all my siblings and I are adopted, this is a topic we have often had to talk with others—both family and strangers alike—about throughout our lives. When the editor for Good Housekeeping Philippines learned I was loud and proud about my adoption, she asked me to write about it. This very personal account was a pleasure to write. And knowing my mom cried when she read it made every word worth its weight in gold, as far as I’m concerned.
PINAY GIRL BOSS
Although it was a rushed project, I made sure to hustle to deliver the copy and content for the Pinay Girl Boss website.
LIANA SMITH BAUTISTA
If you like the contents and look of this website, I built it using a free WordPress template and wrote the content for all of the pages myself. I would be happy to help you build a personal website or portfolio site of your own.
Under the pen name Kate Sebastian, I have written several steamy short stories and one novella (Old Enemies Make the Best Lovers), all available in online and print editions.
I also edited the #romanceclass anthology Summer Feels, a collection of 23 love stories by Philippine romance writers.
A PORTRAIT OF JADE
by Justine Camacho-Tajonera
I’d worked with the author on two steamy romance stories written under her pen name, and she asked me to edit this one, which was a young adult novelette, as well.
Although her deadline for this project was very tight, I was able to deliver the copy edited manuscript to the author on time.
She provided me with this testimonial: “I find Liana’s work very thorough and customized to what I need. She always responds in a timely manner. I feel I am in capable hands; I absolutely trust Liana to refine my work.”
by Tara Frejas
The author had previously had another editor do developmental and line editing work for her, but still needed a copy editor.
I did an edit focusing on grammar, spelling, and word usage in this novel, which featured Korean and Filipino characters.
LINE AND COPY EDITING
MY NAME IS KIM SAM SOON
by Ji Su-Hyun
I was contracted to do the line and copy editing for this novel by the publisher, Kimchi Press (an imprint of Summit Books that publishes stories translated into English from Korean).
As the translations were quite rough, this required quite a substantial amount of revision and research on Korean culture in order to ensure that the writing was easy to understand for readers of the novel who might not have been familiar with the original content.
CREATING COOL CONTENT
For Blogs, Websites, and Magazines
This was my first solo workshop, and while it was a challenge to handle both the organization and education/facilitation side of the event, I hope my attendees were able to apply what they learned. The workshop covered identifying a brand voice, coming up with a content strategy and calendar, and actually writing the content.
ROMANCE WRITERS OF THE PHILIPPINES | WORKSHOPS
Editing Your Romance Novel
I teamed up with three other romance manuscript editors to teach Philippine romance writers top tips for editing their novels, novellas, and short stories. My portion of the workshop included a lecture on responsible romance writing, particularly on the issues of consent and the portrayal of women.
PINOYWRIMOS + BUQO | WORKSHOP
A Fiction Writing Workshop
During my time as a Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo.org, writers from the Philippine chapter of the nonprofit (PinoyWriMos) requested writing classes and workshops to help them hone their craft. We partnered with Buqo, a local online publishing platform, to host a series of workshops that would take writers through the process of plotting and then writing their novels, getting these beta read and edited, and even formatting and publishing these. By the time the workshop ended, 20 writers had published their novels. These were released in five promotional bundles as well as individually. I also organized online and offline book launch parties and a blog tour for each of the five bundles.