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  Shana Ting Lipton
Professional/Personal Overview
  Planning on launching a custom publishing project within the U.S. or U.K. markets? Seeking top-tier branded content?

I am a London+LA-based American-British editor/journalist with over a decade of international cross-platform media experience — print, online, branding R&D, corporate naming projects, startup launches.

I have written and edited for a host of marquee name publications. Featured clients: Robb Report, British Airways High Life, Vanity Fair .com, LA Times, in-flight magazines for KLM, Delta and United Airlines, Wired, Details, Glamour, Salon, New York magazine and Playboy custom publishing.

I have experience commissioning and producing features on a range of topics: arts & entertainment, travel, business, tech, law, health, design, fashion and food.

My international rolodex of media professionals — from LA to New York, London to Amsterdam — enables me tap into the appropriate resources on a need basis to produce smart bespoke, engaging, brand-targeted content.
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)
Los Angeles Times (11+), About.com (LA, Madrid + Australia) - NY Times Co. (11+), Delta Airlines' Sky magazine (6-10), United Airlines Hemispheres and Rhapsody magazines (6-10), Variety (6-10), Wired magazine (3-5), Blackbook (magazine + guide) (3-5), People magazine (3-5), Dazed & Confused (London) (3-5), Men's Journal (1-2), British Airways' High Life magazine (1-2), Details magazine (1-2), Vanity Fair online (1-2), Robb Report (1-2), The Daily For iPad (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Thalyscope - Thalys international trains magazine (6-10), Playboy Enterprises custom publishing (1-2), Ogilvy & Mather Branded Content (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, LexisNexis Advanced Certified
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
(Robb Report [Collection], 10/1/2014)
FEATURE: Rare Apple-1s are igniting a vintage tech boom in auction houses around the world
(British Airways High Life magazine, 8/1/2014)
COVER STORY: It's the $6,000 rock star boot camp where everyone from students and CEOs to healthcare workers and teens are transformed into Vegas headliners - groupies not included. Shana Ting Lipton goes from being a rock wannabe to rockin' with Gene Simmons.
(Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine, 4/1/2014)
COVER STORY: 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.
(About.com/IAC/InterActiveCorp, 2/25/2014)
FEATURE INTERVIEW: Dave Stewart on his circus/burlesque/Mexican wrestling show, LA's seedy aesthetic and his favorite live performances.
(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)
FEATURE: 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)
COVER STORY: Welcome to London 3.0 and the people and places that are making it great. (Note: above link goes to 1 of 9 pages of .jpgs)
(Robb Report, 6/1/2012)
(The Arbuturian (London))
FEATURE INTERVIEW: Restaurant and travel guide book publishers, Tim and Nina Zagat, who sold their company to Google for $125 million, talk to Shana Ting Lipton about the future of publishing.
(KLM Airlines/Holland Herald)
COVER DESTINATION FEATURE: A journey up the magical California Coast on Highway 1.