MAGAZINE

I am proud to announce that HK MEDIA & COMMUNICATION, a writing team that I found, has been appointed as the content manager for PERAK INSIGHTS.

PERAK INSIGHTS is a magazine that is published by Institut Darul Ridzuan, a public policy think tank for the Perak State Government. The magazine aims to bring greater insight and in-depth understanding on current issues and development that shape the nation.

As a think tank for the Perak State Government, IDR has a large store of resources from research papers, data and feedback from its partners that include universities, government agencies, civil societies, NGOs and the public. Hence, the magazine provides a platform for the think tank to connect with its audience while publishing its findings and policy recommendations.

Click on the cover photo to read the full magazine. We welcome feedback and opinions, so please feel free to send your say to perakinsights@idrperak.com or to hana.hkmediacom@gmail.com. Selected letters and views will be published in our next issue.

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Newsletter

Here are the two of my latest works for a state government think tank in Malaysia. The April edition was published in two languages – English and Malay. I can create and manage your company’s publication content on a regular basis. Contact me at wfarhana@gmail.com for more information.

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Conference daily : World Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur 2013 (WIF-KL 2013)

I was tasked to manage the editorial component of WIF-KL2013‘s daily newspaper, last week. WIF-KL2013 is a three-day international forum that provides a platform for the discourse and events related to innovation. It is organised by Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Malaysian Innovation Foundation (YIM).

The content of each daily was structured to provide information on news, happenings, activities and highlights of the forum. The target readers are delegates, exhibitors and speakers of the forum. In this type of work, speed is very important, as I had a short window of time to write and edit, before we sent the final artwork for printing at 9 pm, every night.  Click on the images below to view the dailies.

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VISITKL – the official portal for everything KL

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So, I’ve been working late nights and on weekends to complete this project and finally, it’s done!  :)

Feel free to learn more about my city, Kuala Lumpur (or fondly known as KL), and I look forward to your feedback.

Here’s a link to the website: www.visitkl.gov.my.

The main page features an awesome and speedy glance of KL’s iconic towers (the Petronas Twin Towers) – from day to night!

If you are looking for a web copywriter, you can contact me at wfarhana@gmail.com or +60129031921.

(I’m working on translating this website into Malay so, that’s gonna be up soon too.)

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Advice from the rock star writer, Neil Gaiman – 6 Ways To Make Sure You Don’t Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff

This video certainly gave me the ‘kick’ that I needed to take my freelance writing to the next level…. publishing my book, perhaps? *kick* *kick* Ouch!

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Writing in Malay

I’ve ventured into Malay writing. I see this as an opportunity to tap into a growing market of Malay audience. For example, I recently worked on writing a TV Commercial script for a prominent medical product that wanted to reach the predominantly Malay Muslim market in Malaysia, for the upcoming Ramadhan festival. Ramadhan is the month where Muslims fast (no eating and drinking) from dawn till dusk. This year, it’ll start in mid-July. Hopefully, I’ll be able to embed the TV commercial here once it is broadcasted.

Most of my work in 2013 has been more about crafting messages for specific audiences, which is significant and positive for my career as a Public Relations professional. But alas, my portfolio as a writer has suffered as none of these works are publishable for this website.  This post is to assure my visitors that I am still active as a freelance writer.

If you are looking for a professional writer to craft your content, please do not hesitate to contact me at wfarhana@gmail.com / +60129031921. 

Have a good Sunday!

Hana Kamaruddin

Menulis dalam Bahasa Melayu

Sejak kebelakangan ini saya sudah mula menjinakkan diri dalam penulisan Bahasa Melayu. Saya kira ini adalah satu peluang untuk menulis dan menyampaikan maklumat kepada golongan besar pembaca Melayu di Malaysia. Sebagai contoh, saya baru sahaja habis menulis skrip untuk iklan TV bagi satu produk kesihatan terkemuka negara. Klien ini berhasrat untuk menjual produk mereka kepada masyarkat Melayu Islam yang merangkumi golongan konsumer terbesar di Malaysia dan ingin menyiarkan iklan ini di waktu Bulan Ramadhan yang bakal tiba pada bulan Julai. Pembaca bolehlah nantikan siarannya di TV tidak lama lagi dan jika ada peluang, saya akan paparkan di dalam laman sesawang saya. 

Kebanyakan kerja saya pada tahun 2013 lebih menjurus kepada membina dan mencipta kandungan penulisan untuk audiens yang spesifik. Ini tentunya positif untuk karier saya sebagai PR Professional, namun hasil-hasil penulisan ini tidak dapat saya paparkan di dalam laman sesawang ini. Di sini, saya ingin menguar-uarkan yang saya masih lagi aktif sebagai penulis bebas (freelance writer). 

Jika anda mencari penulis bebas, baik dalam Bahasa Inggeris ataupun Melayu, bolehlah menghubungi saya di wfarhana@gmail.com atau +60129031921. 

Terima kasih. :) 

Hana Kamaruddin

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Shaftsbury Square Christmas Carnival, Cyberjaya, 13-15 December 2012

Hana Kamaruddin:

Thank you to AJER (Add Jim Events Resources) for the excellent sound system for this event!

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One of my latest work was in the newly developed Shaftsbury Square in Cyberjaya for their Christmas Carnival on 13-15 December 2012.

They had invited Sharin from Sharin Band to perform on stage on 13-14 December 2012 (Thursday & Friday), to entertain the lunch crowd. Shaftsbury Square’s main visitors are the working population in Cyberjaya. As usual, Sharin was excellent. He is known for his versatile guitar skills as he performed not only Christmas Songs but also other blues and rock numbers such as ‘Hotel California’, ‘Belaian Jiwa’ and many other popular songs.

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Sharin from Sharin Band entertaining the lunch crowd at Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

Christmas Carol at Shaftsbury Square

Christmas Carol at Shaftsbury Square

Then on 15 December 2012 (Saturday), they had invited Harmony Road Music School to perform some Christmas Musical.

Adjusting the mic stands for the little musicians

Adjusting the mic stands for the little musicians

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Universities engage in sustainability projects with industry – Case study – University World News

Universities engage in sustainability projects with industry – Case study – University World News.

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UNIVERSITIES ENGAGE IN SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS WITH INDUSTRY – CASE STUDY
 
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Sustaining university-community projects is a key challenge – University World News

Sustaining university-community projects is a key challenge – University World News.

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SUSTAINING UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PROJECTS IS A KEY CHALLENGE 
 
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