Jennifer Chen

San Rafael, CA USA

Professional Experience

A nationally published freelancer and a former features editor for a popular photography trade magazine, I understand how to write and edit. I've covered young women joining convents, quirky foods, and interviewed celebrities. I am also a theatre critic for the online publication EDGE. I earned my MFA in one year. I work hard, fast, and stick to deadlines.


Content Editor (online)
3 Years
8 Years
2 Years


2 Years
5 Years
Women's Issues
2 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
3 Years
Newsletter - Trade
2 Years
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

EDGE Publication (online) (10+), Every Day with Rachael Ray (6-10), Audrey Magazine (3-5), BUST Magazine (1-2), Girlistic Magazine (1-2), VegNews (1-2), Natural Health (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Rangefinder Magazine (3-5), AfterCapture Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

Features Editor, Rangefinder Publishing Assistant Director of Programs, Teachers Network Production Coordinator, Brownstone Publishers Assistant to Artistic Director, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Dept. of Dramatic Writing

Technical Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Bridge, Photoshop

Computer Skills

Mac OS X, iWork 08, Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access & Publisher, Quickbooks, Quark Xpress, Adobe InDesign, Filemaker Pro, Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress


Laptop, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

United States


Hedgebrook Creative Residency Program Prism Generation Next Fellowship Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting


Mediabistro/AvantGuild NYU Tisch West Alumni



A short article on Pasadena, Calif., as a great staycation place with reviews of seven places to visit while in the 'Dena. VegNews Magazine is a Maggie 2009 award winner for Best Lifestyle Magazine.
Instead of saying yuck, some helpful tips to get you trying some foods you might pass on.
A profile of Asian American actor C.S. Lee, cast member of the hit show, "Dexter."
Featured in the September 2008 YUM section, Play With Your Food features four candy products that double as yummy kid artist tools like edible paint and edible sand art, markers to draw on food and stackable candy blocks.
An "as told to" story of a two-time cancer survivor who meets her donor of her second bone marrow transplant.
Quick tips to understanding a formal dining table setting.
Champion griller and organizer of Safeway’s National Capital Barbecue Battle, Doug Halo, shared some of his best tips for keeping your grill in top shape.
Award-winning filmmaker Ann Kaneko isn't afraid to tackle the controversial in her documentaries, making statements that resonate long after the screen goes black.
Save a little cash while treating yourself to a spa treatment inspired by your favorite happy hour cocktails with 3 refreshingly simple treatments to keep you looking your best: a chocolate martini mask, a pina colada hand & foot treatment, and a sangria shine hair treatment.
A feature on Hong Kong director Wong-kar Wai's "Ashes of Time: Redux." publishes rape survivors’ autobiographical stories as well as confronts the misrepresentation of rape in mainstream media, and the skewed public perception that results.
A new generation of young women are leaving behind paychecks, apartments, and boyfriends and getting themselves to nunneries.


Review of Robert Schenkkan's play, By the Waters of Babylon, at the Geffen Playhouse.
Review of the musical show "Ain't Misbehavin' " A Fats Waller musical at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Review of Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, CA.
Review of Freak produced by Two Roads Theater, Studio City, CA.
Review of The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane at the Kirk Douglas Theater.
A theatre review of Bernard Weinraub's play The Accomplices produced by the Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
A review of the musical version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA.
Review of the new Chalk Repertory Theatre play The Debate Over Courtney O'Connell of Columbus, Nebraska.
A review of Tree by Julie Hebert's Tree (at [Inside] the Ford) in East Hollywood, CA.
Review of the Los Angeles premiere of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Review of the musical Pippin, produced by the Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum
Review of La Didone, a collaboration between the REDCAT theatre and The Wooster Group.
Review of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas at the Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA.
Review of Theatre of Note's production of Jacqueline Wright's play "Spider Bites."
A roundup of four theatre critics choices for best theater in LA for 2008.
A review of "9 to 5: The Musical," at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
My three choices of my Top 3 Los Angeles plays I reviewed in 2009.
Review of Sarah Ruhl's play at South Coast Repertory.


A profile of America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker and his photo exhibit, "A Sealed Fate?"
Interview and profile of Eva Kolenko, a young photographer with an advertising and editorial edge.
A timeline of the history of Rangefinder publishing from 1960 to present day.
A profile of New York wedding photographer Laurie Rhodes, written from the perspective of one of her brides, explaining the process of working together.
Interview with food photographer David Bishop and how he creates amazing still life images.
A profile of photographer Dawn Shields who won the WPPI Grand Award for Album at WPPI 2010. Dawn shares the story behind her amazing album “Legacy,” which details the secret life of her grandfather.
Q & A interview with Russ Roca, a portrait photographer in Long Beach, CA, who touts himself as the "bicycling eco-friendly photographer."