Welcome! I am Eveline Chao, a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. My writing has appeared in RollingStone.com, Fast Company, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, and the Sydney Morning Herald, among others. My radio pieces have appeared on the BBC’s “Business Daily.” I’ve written about working with a Chinese censor, NYC’s roast duck bureaucracy, and crystal meth in China. From 2014-2015, I was an Open City Fellow covering Manhattan Chinatown for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
I previously spent four years in the editorial department of Bulfinch Press, where I became an avid fan of the serial comma. I then moved to Beijing for five years, where I managed an English-language business magazine and wrote a filthy book about Chinese slang called NIUBI! – The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School (Plume 2009). NIUBI! has the dubious honor of being one of the most pirated books in China. Eventually, the Beijing pollution got the better of me and I relocated back to New York, where I now rejoice in the (sort of) clean air.
I also spend way too much time online, and not coincidentally, moonlight as a social media manager. If you’d like to join me in my addiction, you can:
- Follow me on Twitter @EvelineChao
- Follow me on Instagram @eleveline
- Follow my Google+ stream
- Follow me on Goodreads
I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Groove City!) and hold a degree in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University.