About Matthew Lubin
I am a writer, editor, proofreader, social media consultant, English composition teacher and tutor from New Jersey, currently traveling the world while working freelance. I am always interested in other opportunities, especially in the publishing industry.
I spent three and a half years working in Shenzhen, China. I write on a variety of subjects in different forms (fiction, reviews, non-fiction, poetry, screenplay). I have worked for The New Jersey Law Journal as assistant editor and a few clients as a freelance editor, writer, and social media consultant. I was professor of academic writing in English at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School in southern China. In December 2008, I created the China-centric literary journal Terracotta Typewriter. Since it was created, I have published nine issues on the site.
My work has appeared in Asia's Best Hotels and Resorts (3rd ed.), Shenzhen Daily, TravelSort, Unshod Quills, American Drivel Review, The Aroostook Review, Ink Collective, and American Poets Abroad. I maintained a blog of my China experience and other musings at The Waiguoren Critic of South China, which has had posts picked up by Global Voices. My current adventures are now posted at Booze, Food, Travel. I have published the first in a series of travel ebooks on Amazon:
My philosophy when it comes to travel is to take the middle road--don't travel cheap, don't take luxury tours, don't plan too much. The experience of travel always involves culture and food, usually at the same time. It's rare that I find food that I don't enjoy--every country has something special for the culinary enthusiast.
I've traveled to Panama, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia (Bali). In China I've been to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Tianjin, Urumqi, Shihezi, Chengdu, Huanglong/Jiuzhaigou, Songpan, Leshan, Shuyang, Xiamen, Zhouzhuang, Guilin, and Yangshuo.
Contact me if you would be interested in hiring me for editing and/or writing work. I am available for freelance work or if you need any Asian travel stories or travel advice.