COPYWRITING/ PRINT DESIGN


INTRODUCTION

Copywriting / Writing and Editorial / Print Design in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Construction Business, Environmental matter, Art, Travel, Education, Culture, Corporate and Business presentation materials & proposals

  • Build up the concept from the verbal discussion and write up the concept for proposals
  • Paginate and layout for the presentation booklet with drawings and images of projects
  • Write and edit stories for factual information
  • Interview professionals for stories and profiles
  • Write feature stories on personalities, professionals, conferences, events, and new products
  • Write the articles in Japanese with English materials (including localizing, translating and editing) and/ or bilingual in English and Japanese.
  • Edit and paginate feature articles
  • Create headlines, subheads and photo captions for articles
  • Seek out stories for the articles through the wide range professional experience and network nationally and internationally for the publishers.
  • Proofread edited and paginated feature articles from the editors and publishers
  • Sign off on completed pages prior to going to print for publishers
  • Photo shoot for the stories as necessary and/or arrange to acquire the photos and materials through individuals or firms' public relations

 

BACKGROUND

Graduated from Department of Education in English major with B.A. at Nihon University. Acquired the teaching license of English. The first academic comprehensive writing work "Establishment of Vassar College" received the honor for the most outstanding thesis along with the graduation. After the graduation worked for the major general contractor, Taisei Corporation in Tokyo for 6 years. Belonged to Environmental Protection Department at Taisei to edit and paginate Environmental Assessment Reports for various major projects. Specialized for landscape assessment and computer simulation. At the same time selected as a member for the corporate strategy planning team and involved to establish the concept of corporate identity, environmental policy and philanthropy for the company.

During that time in Tokyo, Japan, organized the event group called "Piccolo Fiesta" with friends and held several Art & Music events. Contributed to copywriting for the posters and brochures for those events. Some of those copywriting won the awards along with the graphics done by the collaborators.

Left Tokyo to seek a new career path in 1995. Graduated from Cornell with Master of Landscape Architecture with the honors. Working as Landscape Architect until present. At the same time writing the articles for the magazines to contribute to share the latest trend of design field across the world through the professional network. Writing career for the design magazines started as the passion to promote Landscape Architecture, better understanding to this field among people, and also encourage the collaboration with the outstanding professionals and talents in the design field.

As extension of this activity writing up the design concepts for the projects is one of expertise. Working with the team to target the objectives and goals, focusing on the effective way to describe the concept and vision with important key words and put together the booklet for the presentation. Along with the increasing the demand on internet this expertise is applied to SEO writing for websites.

 

PUBLICATION LIST
  • "2010 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Washington D.C.: Earth Air Water Fire" Landscape Design, No.76, Page 1-4, Marumo Publishing, December 2010
    Contents: Landscape Architect in Lebanon
  • "2009 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago, Michigan: Beyond Sustainability – Regenerating Places and People" Landscape Design, No.70, Page 84-87, February 2010
    Contents: Sustainable Landscape Architecture for Resort Environment
  • "2008 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Green Infrastructure – Linking Landscape + Communities" Landscape Design, No.65, Page 86-89, April 2009
  • "2006 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Minneapolis, Minnesota: Green Solutions for a Blue Planet" Landscape Design, No.53, Page 62-65, Marumo Publishing, April 2007
    Contents: Featured landscape projects in Minneapolis including Lawrence Halprin's work at Walking Tour in Minneapolis
  • "2005 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Winds of Change, Keys to the Future" Landscape Design, No.47, Page 138-141, Marumo Publishing, April Featured Topic: Crosswater Ecolodge
    Contents: It is the first large scale Ecolodge in China. Project team included Hitesh Mehta, Landscape Architect and Simon Velez, Bamboo Architect.
  • "2005 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Winds of Change, Keys to the Future" Landscape Design, No.47, Page 138-141, Marumo Publishing, April 2006
    Contents: Forum on the Public Realm at ASLA Conference
  • "Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village, Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University" Landscape Design, No.34, Page 104-109, Marumo Publishing, December 2003
    Contents: How Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village playground was designed functionally for each age group with playful stories in the concept.
  • "Danish Low-rise High Density Residential Project – Galgebbaken: a green village created by its residents" Landscape Design, No. 15, Page 44-49, March 1999.
    Contents: The project called Galgebakken in Demark. Landscape architect only created the frame work and the residents work on the garden. Landscape planning promoted the social interaction and privacy for the better community living.
  • "The movement toward Ecotourism in the United States" Landscape Design, No. 17, Page 68-79: in collaboration with Prof. Ester Pereira., Richard Murphy, Ph. D., Hitesh Mehta, and The Ecotourism Society, Marumo Publishing, September 1999
  • "The movement toward Ecotourism in the United States" Landscape Design, No. 17, Page 68-79: in collaboration with Prof. Ester Pereira., Richard Murphy, Ph. D., Hitesh Mehta, and The Ecotourism Society, Marumo Publishing, September 1999
    Topic: Environmental Responsibility and Ecotourism
    Contents: Featured Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
  • "1999 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston, Massachusetts" Landscape Design, No.18, Page 86-105, Marumo Publishing, December 1999
    Contents: Featured the presentation of Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Landscape projects in the United States.
  • "Ecological Landscape Planning, Design, and Restoration: Andropogon Associates Ltd." Landscape Design, No.12, Page 20-29, June 1998.
    Contents: How Andropogon Accosites creates the Ecological Landscape
  • "Toward a People – Oriented City Center in Copenhagen" Landscape Design, No. 11, Page 12-19: including Interview with Prof. Jan Gehl, March 1998
    Contents: How they have improved the city of Copenhagen toward to the people-oriented city
  • "1998 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Portland, Oregon" Landscape Design, No.14, Page 92-113, December 1998.
    Topic: Native Americans – the Invisible Minority in America and the Pacific Rim
    Contents: Featured Native American Landscape Architects

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Article A:
Topic: Towards a people-oriented city center in Copenhagen
Interview to Jan Gehl
Contents: How they have improved the city of Copenhagen toward to a people-oriented city
Article B:
Topic: Ecological Landscape Planning, Design and Restoration
Contents: How Andropogon Accosites creates the Ecological Landscape
Article C:
Topic: Crosswater Ecolodge
Contents: It is the first large scale Ecolodge in China. Project team included Hitesh Mehta and Simon Velez.
Article D:
Topic: ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago in 2007
Contents: Landscape architects presented their projects at the conference.
Article E:
Topic: ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting and EXPO in Minneapolis in 2006
Contents: Landscape Architecture Walking Tour in Minneapolis
Article F:
Topic: ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting and EXPO in Washington D.C in 2010
Contents: Landscape Architect in Lebanon
Article G:
Topic: Danish Low-rise High Density Residential Project – Galgebbaken
Contents: Landscape architect only created the frame work and the residents work on the garden. Landscape is planned for the social interaction and privacy for the community living.
Article H:
Topic: Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village, Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University
Contents: How the playground was designed functionally with storytelling for each age group of children.
Article I:
Topic: The movement toward Ecotourism in the United States
Contents: The trend of Ecotourism in the United States and interviews to professors and landscape architects who focus on Ecotourism.
Article J:
Topic: Environmental Responsibility and Ecotourism
Contents: Featured Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Article K:
Topic: Native Americans – the Invisible Minority in America and the Pacific Rim
Contents: Featured Native American Landscape Architects
Article M:
Topic: Healing Gardens, Therapeutic Landscape
Contents: Featured Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Landscape with the presentation of projects in the United States.

 

 
 
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