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Susan Cunningham

Main Details

Full name Susan Cunningham
Country Myanmar
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Business, law, natural resources, travel, development, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Myanmar, Burma, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Borneo, Cambodia, Laos,Vietnam. Reporting, copywriting, copy editing, sub-editing, thesis editing, writing for radio and TV.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing, Photography, Radio
Last updated 01-04-2017 11:05

Biography

Have worked in staff jobs as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Hong Kong. Years of experience covering the environment, public policy, trade, social sciences, tourism. Research and analysis for Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Business Group. Covered international meetings such as those of the World Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, UN Conference on Trade and Development. Former editor for the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

An expert copy editor, familiar with AP, APA and Chicago styles. Currently a regular writer for Forbes Asia, Digital News Asia and STR's Hotel News Now and an editor for two academic editing companies. Extensive experience in rewriting poor translations into English from Japanese, Chinese and Thai.

What else? I'm very interested in digital matters, so I keep up with SEO, analytics, content management systems, HTML, CSS. I worked for a PR firm and a stock exchange, where I did a lot of website work as well as the usual background papers, press releases, media plans, brochures and so on. I have a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in the United States. I speak decent French and Spanish, indecent Thai and Japanese. Vietnam guidebook updater, scuba diver. Intellectual property law is really interesting. Venture capital for digital startups in Southeast Asia is piling up, yet hardly anyone is covering this area--well, not real journalists. Lots of fanboys, though.

From Forbes Asia's March 2017 issue--with the "richest Malaysians" list--the following is a link to the cover story on a Malaysia startup that aims to be a global player in the video on demand/ Yes, there's Netflix but many other well-funded video services already embedded in Asia.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susancunningham/2017/03/01/malaysia-patrick-grove-plans-to-go-global-with-iflix-video-on-demand

And here is a 2013 interview about Prince Norodom Sihanouk that I did with a senior don of Cambodian history:

http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/01/30/norodom-sihanouks-wonderful-horrible-life/?