writer | editor | educator
Samantha Cheh is a writer and editor of big and and small things, and works full-time in education.
She is currently making forays into fiction with some success (it's going pretty great, actually), and writes a somewhat-irregular newsletter.
In a previous life, she was a journalist with Tech Wire Asia where she covered technology and business, with a smattering of social issues. She has also freelanced with a number of publications on a range of topics, producing arts and cultural criticism, commentary on social issues, as well as reportage on Malaysia. Her work has appeared in South China Morning Post, Tech in Asia, e27, Salaam Gateway, New Naratif, Art Republik Singapore, and others.
Leveraging off her journalism background, Samantha also produces content for brands and publications, and provides copywriting and copyediting services.
Find out more about her work here 👇
You'll find a selection of works from my portfolio here, including fiction, journalism, content and copywriting for both brands and art galleries.
If you are interested in working together please get in touch through the information in the Contact page.
(Kill Your Darlings Magazine, April 2020)
My non-fiction work includes journalism, personal essays, and criticism.
Since 2017, I have worked both full-time and freelance with a number of publications. My work has covered the intersections of technology and business, as well social issues, arts and culture.
Please click through for a selection of journalism.
Essays & Criticism
"Concrete Therapy" (Critics republic, April 2017)
Between 2015 and 2016, I was a regular contributor to Playstosee.com, a London-based platform for promoting the performing arts. Click here for my portfolio of theatre criticism.
tech Wire Asia
I was a staff writer with Tech Wire Asia in 2017, covering Southeast and East Asia's technology scene.
Content & Copy
I work with a number of brands, companies and individuals to produce content and copy for websites, publications and collateral. For website and collateral copy, please contact me to discuss your project. For art gallery or artwork-related content, please click through to the Art page.
To see examples of technology-related branded content, please click on the icons below.
I have copy-edited a number of book-length works, including memoirs, essays, essay collections and corporate copy. Please get in touch if you would like to see examples of copy-editing work I have done.
I have produced content for a number of art publications and galleries in Southeast Asia, including catalogue essays, criticism and guides. The following are selected works. Please reach out if you would like to see other pieces.
Catalogue essay written for James Seet's September 2019 solo show, Memories. Commissioned by Our Arts Projects.
An art essay written on Chang Fee Ming's *Malaysia, Dulu, Kini, dan..." exhibition at Art Expo Malaysia 2018. Commissioned by A+ Works of Art.
"The contrasts of life in the Thai deep south is explored in depth throughout the exhibition. The soldiers policing the region are from other parts of Thailand, and have little ability to communicate with Malay-speaking locals."
Art Republik Singapore (2017-2018)
Between 2017 and 2018, I was a regular contributor to Art Republik Singapore, a quarterly magazine on Southeast Asian artists and artwork. Read a selection of my published works here.
If you would like to work together, please send me an email or reach out via Telegram, to discuss.