My name is Jennifer Stevens and I’m a freelance writer and editor.
Since earning my degree in Creative Writing, my life has revolved around telling stories. My first job was at South Tampa Magazine, and its sister publication, Blu Tampa Bay, where I wrote human interest pieces, advertorials, fashion articles and travel essays. While in Tampa, I also freelanced for an ad agency called Fourthdoor Creative, writing website content and marketing material.
Then, in 2009, as you all know, the U.S. economy took a turn and I found myself without a job. So I did what any normal person would do: I headed to Korea to teach English—without any sort of teaching experience under my belt, nor any real experience with kids. It went better than expected, and I’ve spent the last eight years teaching English and Journalism to high school students in Colombia, China, and now Romania, while maintaining my passion (and my portfolio) for writing.
While abroad, I’ve written for the Tampa Bay Times, VisitFlorida.com, City Weekend (Shanghai/Beijing) and Shanghai Family. I’ve spent time as a web editor and have regularly proofed several English language magazines. Most of my writing has focused on travel (surprise!) and food.
I currently have 50 stamps in my passport and always have a trip planned. When I’m at home, I’m most likely cooking with my Australian husband—testing new recipes, and doing my best to dance around our rescue dog, Charlie, who has skillfully mastered the art of the begging face.