About Christina Chan
Ghostwriting & Content Marketing
I’ve always had a fascination with words. From placing in the top 10 of my citywide spelling bee to winning a citywide essay competition as a sixth grader in my hometown of San Francisco, I was well on my way to my future career.
Or so I thought.
I went on to graduate from USC with a Bachelor of Architecture and for a long time after college, I didn’t consider writing as a potential career path, something I could get paid to do. But somehow, writing continued to find me. Working amongst architects where floor plans, mechanical ducts and door details reigned, I was the one person often given the marketing materials and proposals to write in the firms I worked at. I even had one of my bosses tell me that I should seriously consider writing professionally in LIEU of architecture. I took the hint.
So I started writing -- for children’s magazines and for national publications. I created content like online blogs and articles for businesses. I've interviewed countless people in all walks of life and feel so fortunate to have shared the connection of so many life stories and passions.
Making the decision to commit to writing professionally gave me a tremendous feeling of fulfillment -- the notion that this is it!
I’m in the right place and I’m doing the right thing. My work comprises content marketing, ghostwriting, and contributing to various publications. I look forward to collaborating with you on your needs and helping to propel your business further towards success.
Christina is passionate about personal growth and continual learning. She has over a decade of writing experience and maintains her knowledge of book and content marketing practices through ongoing education. In addition to writing, Christina comes from a design background, both in architecture and graphics. She has an intuitive sense of composition, scale and color.
While serving as Chapter Leader for the Los Angeles Nonfiction Authors Association from 2016-2017, Christina created a space for authors, entrepreneurs, and screenwriters to come together and share ideas. She is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the current Membership Renewal & Retention Chair.
Christina embraces the notion that when someone is aligned with her core values, it's where the magic happens. By employing her services as a writer who helps businesses create the content they need to grow and attract the right clients, she hopes in some way, to have a positive impact on others.
The interior of a kaleidoscope houses multiple colored pieces and the internal mirrors reflect those pieces into a beautiful work of art. Mix those colors up an infinite number of ways and each resulting design is a unique translation. At Kaleidoscope Content, we turn those unique pieces of you and your business into an arrangement that represents who you are and the message you'd like to convey.
Ten Random and Real Snippets About My Life
1. I’ve traveled to eight countries. Using the first letter of five of those countries, you can spell China, one place on my bucket list.
2. My weekend pastimes include taking a tribal fusion dance class or doing a hike/run on a familiar outdoor trail.
3. I completed the Advanced Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA, have written several scripts, and have had a previous story read by major film production studios.
4. I’ve done the theater thing, acted in commercials you’ve probably never seen, and once did a photo shoot for a coffee creamer company (subjects were picked in part based on the impromptu art pieces created).
5. Pugs are my all time favorite dog breed.
6. My high school swim test was traumatic. They had to fish me out of the pool with a pole. I have since overcome my swimming fears and swim laps on a regular basis.
7. I got a brown belt in karate (years ago). Then I went on to train in Muay Thai (years later). I consider myself pretty much retired from the world of martial arts.
8. I got eight-tenths of the way through my architecture license. Then I just decided to stop testing and made the switch to writing. Know when to fold, as they say.
9. English was not my first language. Cantonese was. I’m quite certain my command of the English language trumps my current foreign language facilities.
10. My maternal grandmother lived past her 100th birthday. If I’m only so lucky to live a full life like hers and become a centenarian, I’ll consider myself very blessed.