A versatile writer fluent in both Vietnamese and English, Chi Mai has under her belt seven years working in advertising and media production, and more than three years in journalism. She has been credited as the script writer, and at times as producer, for various commercials, talk shows, corporate videos, and short films. She has also been published as a reporter in multiple publications in English and Vietnamese, and most recently, as a photographer in the non-fiction photo book “It’s A Living: Life & Work in Vietnam”.

On the side, she’s participating in a few independent projects. In one, she’s a writer at, an English-language blog that follows Vietnamese online discussions. In another, she is working with a team of voluntary contributors to build, an online repository with added encyclopaedia of Vietnamese folk poetry, proverbs and song forms.