Jinghua is a full-time freelancer who offers a range of services in the realm of writing and culture. Select testimonials available here; full CV and references available upon request.
Editing, copyediting & proofreading
Jinghua has worked as a staff editor at Sixth Tone and ArtsHub, and as a freelance editor for Peril magazine, Djed Press, Mascara literary review, Hyphenated Projects, Dude, TechNode, Chinarrative, and Darebin City Council’s n-Scribe anthology. Ey specialises in reviews, cultural criticism, personal essays and political opinion, but has also edited government reports, training manuals and website copy, and proofread CVs and grant applications.
Jinghua has provided copywriting services for Multicultural Arts Victoria and The Design Embassy, and written sponsored content for dozens of clients such as Asia TOPA, Bega Valley Regional Gallery and Deakin University.
With the growing popularity of podcasts and audio presentations, transcription is a simple way to make your content more accessible to a wider audience.
Jinghua provides quick and accurate transcription at competitive rates, with an ear for Australian accents, academic and activist jargon, proper nouns, and other elements of speech that can trip up human and AI transcribers. Past clients include RMIT University, Queerstories creator Maeve Marsden, and writer and Radio National broadcaster Benjamin Law.
Mentoring and workshops
Jinghua runs a drop-in mentorship for writers starting out, called The Drop-In, and has also presented workshops for Foundation for Young Australians, Emerging Writers Festival, MEAA, Western Sydney University, RMIT University, Maribyrnong Community Centre, Sangam Festival, Editing Micro-Festival, Express Media, Djed Press and The Suburban Review. Topics include writing, editing, criticism, storytelling, podcasting and freelancing.
Jinghua offers sensitivity reading services to writers looking for a queer, nonbinary, trans, Chinese, Australian, lapsed Catholic, non-monogamous 1.5-generation migrant perspective. Jinghua’s lived experience of these identities combines with eir professional experience as an editor, literary critic, reporter and activist with a strong body of work on race, migration, gender and justice.
Jinghua has also written about sensitivity reading and spoken about its value – and its limits – at the 2019 Odyssey Literary Festival.