A seasoned journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit, Kate has helped launch several publishing projects in Hong Kong for both editorial and corporate clients.

She co-founded one of Hong Kong’s leading lifestyle websites and also contributes to major international publications. Her reporting focuses primarily on travel, food, culture, design, and environmental issues.

Freelance Writer & Editor 
July 2015 – present

Founder/Director, Springer Creative Ltd
– Manages team of five editorial assistants, works with more than a dozen writers around world
– Manages budget, workflow, assignments, editing, pitching, client relations
– Works with more than 40 editorial and copywriting clients

Current Editorial Positions:
CNN Travel, Producer:
– Works 1-2 days a week in Hong Kong office
– Edits freelance work, tests homepage headlines, commissions multimedia
– Contributes regular features out of office

Ariana magazine, Managing Editor:
– Integral to the 2018 launch of Ariana magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to social justice issues in Southeast Asia
– Manages commissions, budget, deadlines, subbing, photography, design, etc.

Aspire852+ magazine,Hong Kong Airlines, LifestyleEditor:
– Edits “Check In” section Hong Kong dining, wellness, fashion, arts, and events
– Contributes regular features on destinations around the region

My Hong Kong Wedding, Editor:
– Launched quarterly magazine in January 2017
– Edits subsequent editions

Forbes Travel Guide, Hong Kong and Macau Correspondent:
– Writes twice-monthly articles about food, culture, and luxury travel

Editorial Contributor: Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Travel, Vogue, BBC Travel, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Fodor’s, Munchies, Sotheby’s, Tatler, Discovery, Delta Sky, Home Journal, Rome2Rio, Liv Magazine, Time Out, Revolution, Horizon, Where, Post Magazine

Copywriting Clients: LANDMARK Mall, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, WeWork, Klook, Burda, TBWA, Apple, Essentialist travel designers, Fayfay.com, Hong Kong Tourism Board, HK Express airline, Dining Workshop restaurant group, District15 property developers, Nude Beautique beauty center, Avec Amour lingerie store, Computime manufacturing and technology firm, HarmonyHR human resources startup, Inkviva online store, and more

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, Content Director
November 2016-December 2017
– Launched blog November 2016
– Managed editorial schedule and freelance contributors
– Launched podcast in Oct 2017

Superfuture, Hong Kong Editor:
November 2015-December 2017
– Managed quarterly travel guide
– Launched “Kapok x Superfuture” print guide

Metta, Journalist in Residence 2017:
– Presented workshops on storytelling, pitching, and developing effective brand content

Fast Media, Launch Editor:
– Launched inaugural “Expat Dining Guide” in 2015

Man Mo Media Ltd, The Loop
Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief
July 2015-July 2016

– Launched Hong Kong’s only mobile-first lifestyle website
– Spearheaded branding, design, web development, marketing, operations and business strategy
– Managed digital programmer; tested new features for usability
– Managed 15-20 freelancers, editorial calendar, social media, budgets, analytics
– Organized and presented Media 101 workshops for start-ups/SMEs

HK Magazine, South China Morning Post
Features Editor
March 2014-present                 

– Assigned and edited features for weekly Hong Kong-based lifestyle magazine
– Managed team of 12 full-time writers and interns; wrote travel and lifestyle features
– Launched The List’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and inaugural “Women of Hope” charity campaign in 2014

Smart Travel Asia, Features Writer
Hong Kong. July 2012– March 2013

– Reported feature stories with original multimedia for Hong Kong-based monthly travel magazine
– Wrote monthly “Check Out” travel column about deals, tips and news

Editorial  Intern
Hong Kong. January 2012 – June 2012

– Wrote daily NewsFeed articles and reported feature stories for Science, World and Travel blogs
– Managed breaking news, coordinated with New York and London producers

Medill Magazine Innovation Project
Peer-elected Student Publisher
Northwestern University. September – December 2011

– Led team of 14 master’s candidates to develop iPad prototype of tablet-native magazine for Bonnier Corp.
– Produced multimedia stories and co-authored comprehensive business prospectus
– Project awarded AEJMC award for best start-up magazine

WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Business Reporting Intern, Freelancer

Chicago.  April – September 2011

– Pitched and produced stories for “Venture,” a WBEZ Morning Edition business segment
– Produced feature-length and spot stories; mixed audio, researched and fact-checked

Cultural Embrace
HUG (Help, Understand, Give) Project Adviser Abroad
Antigua, Guatemala. December 2009 – May 2010

– Coordinated and led volunteer groups, blogged with multimedia, maintained social media accounts
– Co-developed sponsorship program for orphaned and neglected Guatemalan children


Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
March 2012: Master of Science in Journalism, Magazine Publishing and Interactive Producing

The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
May 2009: Bachelor of Arts, graduated cum laude in English and International Politics

Additional Skills

Web Development: HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Web Design, Google Analytics, Social Media Strategy
Audio/Video: Premiere Pro, Audacity
Other: Usability testing, copy-editing, AP Style, DSLR photography
Language: Proficient Spanish, basic French