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Benjamin Yong

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Content Marketing Writer

About Me

I'm a content writer with a journalism background and 10-plus years experience writing about cars, tech, and other lifestyle topics like food, fashion and travel. It's probably no surprise my personal hobbies include driving with the top down in my Mazda Miata, drinking craft beer and collecting sneakers.  

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My Writing Samples

How to Update an Iconic Luxury Sports Car

Auto review written for luxury lifestyle publication MONTECRISTO. I tested the latest 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet to reveal all the subtle but substantial enhancements helping make the latest eighth generation model one of the best ones yet.

https://montecristomagazine.com/transportation/update-iconic-luxury-sports-car

Developer Profile: Formwerks Boutique Properties

Blog post written for Vancouver, B.C. real estate marketing agency Icon & Co. featuring an interview with the man behind a locally-based boutique architectural firm. The profile explores some of the company's well-known projects both past and present, as well the backstory of its founder and president.

https://iconco.ca/developer-profile/

The most affordable four-wheel drive vehicles

Blog post written for online used car retailer Carvana. This story looks at three of the top crossovers from manufacturers, like Jeep and Nissan, that offer all-wheel drive for the cost-conscious consumer who is looking to make use of additional traction.

https://www.carvana.com/research/2019/03/the-most-affordable-four-wheel-drive-vehicles/

Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Edmonton

Article written for weekly newspaper The Epoch Times. In this piece I travelled to Edmonton, Alberta Canada to pick out the best spots to sightsee, shop, dine, and stay, which include the iconic West Edmonton Mall, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and more.

http://Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Edmonton

The Ultimate Guide to Tires

Article written for BCAA Magazine (the western chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association, or CAA) about everything anyone ever wanted to know about tires. For example breaking down the different types, choosing the right ones as well as care and maintenance.

https://www.bcaa.com/blog/2018/auto/the-ultimate-guide-to-tires

Richmond PRC Newsletter Winter 2019

Newsletter created for Richmond Poverty Committee, a non-profit organization working towards alleviating the effects of poverty in the community of Richmond, B.C. Canada. I designed, edited and laid out all the content for this issue.

http://www.richmondprc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/richmond_prc_winter_2019_e-newsletter_v2.pdf

Experience

Digital Content Writer

For the last several years, I have helped various established brands — either directly or via online sponsored content platforms like Contently and Skyword — achieve their marketing goals by providing thoughtful, informative and well-researched written content. As an expert in most things with four wheels, a large part of my work has been in the form of vehicle reviews, special features such as technology highlights and comparison pieces.

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 4/2014 until now

Journalist/Communications Specialist

I write articles and shoot photos for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites in the automotive space, as well as lifestyle focusing on food, fashion, tech, travel and people. In addition to journalism, I provide communications services (i.e. blogging, copy editing, putting together newsletters, creating press releases, managing social media accounts and graphic design) for companies and non-profit organizations.

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 5/2013 until now

Reporter

Provided local arts and entertainment and general-assignment news coverage, and shot/edited accompanying photos.

Company: Richmond News

I worked there from 12/2011 until 9/2014

Graphic Design Coordinator

Prepared and designed product packaging and marketing materials, developed promotional videos, curated social media presence including blogging and writing the monthly newsletter, wrote and edited all outgoing literature such as documentation and press releases, as well as liaised with customers.

Company: Santevia Water Systems

I worked there from 2/2012 until 4/2013

Technical Writer

Liaised with internal engineers and salespeople in order to create print and online user guides for Honeywell Video Systems surveillance products using Adobe FrameMaker; edited and updated existing documentation; and designed product packaging using Adobe Illustrator.

Company: Honeywell

I worked there from 10/2006 until 6/2007

Content I Write