Crystal Wilde

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Shanghai, China

Available: Yes

Crystal has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America

Crystal Wilde

I’m an experienced British journalist and editor with 11+ years experience reporting from Asia. I'm currently freelancing from Shanghai for a variety of international clients, including CNN, AP, the Telegraph, The Times of London, New York Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Wear Daily and several major travel magazines. I also work part time for a cross-China website, running their entire content and social media strategy. 

Before I moved to Mainland China I was Managing Editor of Coconuts Hong Kong news and lifestyle website [782,000 pageviews/month], and then Community Manager for the entire Coconuts Media Group [3.2 million pageviews/month]. Under my watch, Coconuts Hong Kong spearheaded coverage of the 2014 Occupy protests and won a SOPA award. The latter role for Coconuts Media involved running sponsored content, media partnerships, SEO projects, social media and communications for 10 popular news and lifestyle websites across Asia. 

I am a meticulous writer and editor of news, features, blogs, lifestyle and branded content, and I pride myself on my ability to spot a great story tell it in an entertaining and engaging way, whoever the audience.



An exclusive for Women's Wear Daily about a new brand coming out of Comme des Garson.


Lifestyle content on a typical day in Beijing for New York Magazine.


News on a stabbing at a Chongqing kindergarten for The Times of London.


News on a Chinese herbal medicine company being investigated after the death of a young cancer patient for The Telegraph.


Sponsored content on comedian Jim Gaffigan's Hong Kong show for Coconuts HK.


A newsy feature on the Chinese province of Hainan's efforts to attract foreign businesses and visitors for Associated Press.


A travel piece on one of the little-known water towns near Shanghai for Scandinavian Traveler Magazine.

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