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  Shana Ting Lipton
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need exclusive coverage of events, celebrities or locales in Europe, a London editor, or a globe-trotting stringer to write LA and international pieces.

I am a Los Angeles and London based travel+culture editor/writer with years of experience with top international magazines, sites, and newspapers, including high-profile cover stories.

I've interviewed Richard Branson (twice), Chef Albert Roux and Tim and Nina Zagat to name a few, and been invited all over the globe on assignments and fams--Cape Town, Marrakech, Holland, Venice, Portugal, Frankfurt, South Australia, California, Vancouver Island, NYC, Wales...

I am also extremely plugged into London and LA hospitality, events, trends through my work with local publications and networks.

Work Info
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Editor 18 Years
Writer 20 Years
Arts & Humanities 20 Years
Entertainment 20 Years
Travel 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Arbuturian (London) (11+), Los Angeles Times (11+), About.com (LA, Madrid + Australia) - NY Times Co. (11+), Delta Airlines' Sky magazine (6-10), Variety (6-10), Wired magazine (3-5), Dazed & Confused (London) (3-5), United Airlines Hemispheres and Rhapsody magazines (3-5), Blackbook (magazine + guide) (3-5), People magazine (3-5), Men's Journal (1-2), British Airways' High Life magazine (1-2), Details magazine (1-2), The Daily For iPad (1-2), The Robb Report (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ogilvy & Mather Branded Content (1-2), Playboy Enterprises (1-2), Thalys High Speed Trains (1-2)
Other Work History
Editor of the Blackbook Guide to Los Angeles
Editor of About.com LA
Blogger at Huffington Post
Computer Skills
Various CMS, basic html
Technical Skills
Final Cut, Dreamweaver CS4
Olympus linear pcm recorder (radio quality), Canon G12 camera, Kodak HD handheld video recorder, Macbook
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent French, basic Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
Work Permits & Visas
American AND British citizen
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine, 4/1/2014)
No matter the challenges, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson keeps reaching for the stars -literally. And, as always with Branson, that's just the beginning. SHANA TING LIPTON, APRIL 2014
(About.com, 2/25/2014)
Dave Stewart on his circus/burlesque/Mexican wrestling show, LA's seedy aesthetic and his favorite live performances.
(The Arbuturian, 2/21/2014)
The oldest inn in Britain gets a quirky-cool boutique hotel makeover
(The Arbuturian [London], 4/10/2013)
Design Trekking Through Holland's Cultural Aesthetics
(United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine, 1/12/2013)
Dandies old and new are retaking the streets of London
(Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine, 1/11/2013)
After a multibillion-dollar redevelopment project, the recently opened historic square and its surrounding central London neighborhood are making a cultural comeback.
(The Arbuturian [London], 8/23/2012)
When you consider that it was less than 20 years ago that the first democratic post-apartheid elections took place in South Africa, the delicate balance of cultures and races that informs quotidian life and identity in Cape Town seems all the more astounding.
(Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine, 6/1/2012)
Welcome to London 3.0 and the people and places that are making it great. *Cover destination feature for in-flight magazine with a readership of 5 million (Note: above link goes to 1 of 9 pages of .jpgs)
(The Robb Report, 6/1/2012)
(The Arbuturian (London))
(The Arbuturian (London))
(Huffington Post | Travel)
(KLM Airlines/Holland Herald)
Travel, features, road trips, California, coastal travel, airline magazines