Liana Smith Bautista was an editor with Female Network from December 2010 until July 2012. She takes pride in being one of the people who have helped to shape the site's voice and content. She has been a creative writer since childhood, and she pursued this interest through high school, college, and beyond.
Her career path has been focused on editing, with the exception of a two-year segue into restaurant management--she had been a freelance writer and copy editor, a manuscript copy editor for a US-based publishing company with a local arm, and a technical content editor for a multinational internet security company prior to taking on the challenge of editing for Female Network.
Although she now helps with the marketing and reservations for her family's beach resort in Moalboal, Cebu, she continues to pursue her interest in writing and editing. She is a freelance editor and writer for FN and contributes to other Summit publications like Men's Health Philippines, Cosmopolitan Philippines, and Good Housekeeping Philippines. She also serves as a municipal liaison for the Philippine region in the National Novel Writing Month challenge, or NaNoWriMo.
BY Liana Smith-Bautista
A steady job doesn't always bring a lot of joy, and these four Cebuanas found that pursuing their passions and sharing them with others could be just as (if not more) rewarding than their previous day jobs.
I frequently joke that if I could make more time, I'd manufacture a day 30 hours long just so I could get everything I needed to done. But I'm starting to teach myself not to try to "make" time but to "find" it instead.
This article by John Coleman stresses the importance of reading for leaders, but I think it's a great reminder of the fact that being widely read helps you in a number of aspects in life.
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