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Author, Writer, Storyteller

About Me

I'm a Malaysian-based writer in the no-niche niche, and my portfolio includes work involving travel features, interview pieces, radio ads, billboard placements, fashion columns, corporate newsletters, book reviews, tech news, web-portal content, as well as governmental media.

I collect hobbies, and each of them provides the experience that allow me to better connect to a wide audience. Some of them include: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, chess, watches, fountain pens, drawing, running, rock climbing, the guitar, and photography.

I quit my job as a Content Manager to pursue my goal of writing a novel, and have since written three—one of which is set to be traditionally published in April 2021.

I run my personal blog at www.stuartdanker.com

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

Way Of The Pehalwan

That time I travelled to India to grapple with the local mud wrestlers and learn about their art.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/way-of-the-pehalwan-june-2017-t360-stuart-danker.pdf

Titans To The Fore

An article written for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/stuart-danker-titans-to-the-fore.pdf

Life In Layers

A fashion column I produced monthly during my time in AirAsia.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/t360-off-the-rack-062015.pdf

Padma Hotel Bandung

One of my monthly hotel reviews written after a visit to said premises.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/sleep-inns-2017-t360-stuart-danker.pdf

Ad Samples

Shorter copy for newspapers and magazines that I did for Malaysia Airlines.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/new-year-deals-newspaper-ad-mab-stuart-danker.png

Music In Their Blood

An interview piece of a family of musicians in Malaysia. Written for the national newspapers.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/family-music-their-blood

NEXT Academy Now Accepts Bitcoin

A press release announcing the acceptance of Bitcoin at the coding bootcamp I'd worked in.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/next-academy-now-accepts-bitcoin-pr.pdf

High SQ Unique To Malaysia SMEs

A business piece I did for an SME publication.

https://stuartdanker.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/12.pdf

A Ken-do Attitude

Interviewing a Kendo practitioner for the national newspapers.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/ken-do-attitude

Hong Kong Protests: 9 Things That Reminded Us Of Bersih

An entertainment piece written with Manglish influences for a local web-content portal.

https://cilisos.my/hong-kong-protests-9-things-that-reminded-us-of-bersih/

Experience

Writer

Come up with ideas, interview personalities, and write articles for Education, Children, and Green Technology pull-outs for the New Straits Times (national newspaper). Also responsible for websites under Times Media and its contents such as www.Postgraduate.my

Company: Times Online Media

I worked there from 1/2012 until 1/2013

Journalist

Cover business stories, ad-hoc writing duties, interviews, event coverage, and general journalism. Responsible for the IT and Property columns.

Company: Malaysia SME

I worked there from 1/2013 until 1/2014

Stringer

Interview personalities, cover brands or property launches, mainly focused on feature writing for the weekend pullouts, Life & Times.

Company: New Straits Times

I worked there from 1/2014 until 1/2015

Travel Writer

Travel for feature stories, hotel reviews, fashion compilations, and event listings. Produce four- to eight-page features every month. Involved in the proof-reading process and other ad-hoc assignments.

Company: AirAsia (travel 3Sixty mag)

I worked there from 1/2015 until 7/2017

Copywriter/Digital Marketer

Produce creative copy related to the company's ad campaigns, websites, and brochures. Craft email campaigns, create landing pages, and write blog posts based on data such as SEO and Google Analytics metrics. Develop creatives for social media marketing and fine-tune campaigns according to performance.

Company: NEXT Academy

I worked there from 7/2017 until 7/2018

Content Manager

Oversee written content for all mediums including radio, video, print, and digital assets to ensure a consistent voice across all marketing channels. Also the occasional internal communications, plus resident proofreader for everything from newsletters to bunting copy.

Company: Malaysia Airlines

I worked there from 8/2018 until 8/2019

Author

My first novel, Homecoming, was longlisted for the Epigram Fiction Prize, and is scheduled to be published in April 2021. Currently working on my fourth novel.

Company: Personal

I worked there from 8/2019 until now

Content I Write