I love the English language–so manifold and nuanced. I love to teach it, I love to learn it.
I’ve been teaching language and writing to corporations, firms and government offices for 10 years.
E-mail me at email@example.com if you have a question on writing and language. I learn much from your questions. I find joy in looking for the answer.
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
Trainer in Effective Business Writing, in Technical Writing, in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, on grammar), and in Creative Writing for the offices and corporations such as the Embassy of Canada, Petron Philippines, Meralco, Autohub Group, Ayala Property Management Corporation, NAPOCOR, Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. DHL Philippines, Intel Philippines, ePLDT, San Miguel Corporation, Wyeth Philippines, Globe Telecommunications, Philippine National Oil Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, WG&A Corporation
MCLE-accredited trainer in Legal Writing and Language—for MCA-PTP US AID project for the Office of the Ombudsman (2007 and 2008) and in 2013 and 2014 (British Embassy); CD Asia (Manila, 2008 and 2012); IBP Davao (2008, 2010, 2013), IBP Cagayan de Oro (2009), IBP Bacolod (2009 and 2012), IBP Cebu province (2010), IBP Cebu City (2009, 2009, 2010, and 2012), University of St. La Salle College of Law (2012)
Trainer in Writing Laws for the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Cebu City (November 2008); Legal Writing and Language for Gerodias Suchianco & Estrella Law Firm (legal and non-legal staff, 2008–2010)
Part-time faculty, Business Writing and Presentation and Business Law (University of Asia and the Pacific, 2004-2007) and Philippine Literature, and World Literature (Messiah College, since 2006)
WRITING AND EDITING WORK
Book editor and ghostwriter; Fiction and nonfiction writer; Freelance editor and features writer for various magazines and corporations.
Recent work includes writing the coffee-table book, The Pepsi Challenge: A Journey of Remarkable Resilience (Dr. Isagani Cruz, co-author), which won the Quill Awards for 2013, and then won the Bronze Anvil Award in February 2014, the highest excellence award given to public relations tools; writing the manual for legal writers, Ombudsman Stylebook, for the Office of the Ombudsman; editing and managing the 2010-2013 Consolidated Report for the Road Board of the Philippines; writing the 2011 annual report and the 2012 annual report for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.; editing the book, The Good Lawyer, by Atty. Robert Quitain; editing the book and workshop materials for Balancing Work and Life: Best Practices of Family-Responsible Employers and Executives by Dr. Victoria Caparas (UA&P); editing the Working Mom magazine adoption special; editing the book Timpla published by NutriAsia and F&B World; editing the book Around the World in 80 Plates published by F&B World; editing the cookbook for the Pakistani Women’s Association of the Philippines published by Hinge Inquirer Philippines; ghostwriting a book on health and wellness and a coffeetable book for a Pearl S. Buck awardee.
Copyeditor of Game! magazine, F&B World, Northern Living, and Mobile Magazine (Hinge Inquirer Publications, 2006–2010); Copyeditor of PC Magazine Philippines (Hinge Inquirer, 2005–2007) and of SME Insight and of Golf Digest Philippines (Hinge Inquirer, 2006); editor in chief of Reviewer magazine (Hinge Inquirer, 2004–2005), of Vision magazine (EPSON Philippines) and of Pamilyang Pinoy (CCT Publications, 2005
Grand Prize, NVM Gonzalez Award for Best Short Story, for “Undercurrents” (November 2003), published in “Best Filipino Short Stories,” ed. Gregorio Brillantes and Gemino Abad (2007), The Manila Times (2003), and online at Panitikan: Your Portal to Philippine Literature and at Manila Speak: Living Literature
Special Prize, NVM Gonzalez Award for Best Short Story, for “Closopen” (November 2005), published in “Best Filipino Short Stories,” ed. Gregorio Brillantes and Gemino Abad (2007); in the anthology, “A la Carte: Food and Fiction,” ed. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Ysip Orosa (2007); Philippine Graphic in (2005), and online at Manila Speak: Living Literature
Quill Awards for 2013 and the Bronze Anvil Award in 2014, for The Pepsi Challenge: A Journey of Remarkable Resilience (Dr. Isagani Cruz, co-author), a project with Studio 5 Designs
Best Instructor Worldwide (Technical Reading and Writing), Intel University Worldwide (October 2003)
Runner-up Best Debater, Toastmasters National Competitions (Debate, May 1999)
WORKSHOPS AND ACCREDITATIONS
42nd UP National Writers’ Workshop, UP Institute of Creative Writing, Baguio (April 2003)
40th National Writers’ Workshop, National Artist for Literature Dr. Edith L. Tiempo, Dumaguete (May 2001)
Complete Staff Work, Presidential Management Staff (1998)
— Janet Villa