About

 

A. Van Houten

My editorial work has appeared in print and online publications including Paste Travel,  7x7, Complex's Pigeons & PlanesLiquid Bread MagazineGo World TravelSanta Barbara SEASONS,  Inyourspeakers Media (defunct), the Santa Barbara Artist Directory, The Untz, The Artifice, and The Catalyst literary arts magazine, among others.

I cover travel, adventure sports, experimental music and literature, and anything else that pushes boundaries. In addition to cultural journalism, I have written advertorial-style content for clients including Coca-Cola, Adobe, Fernet-Branca, FIAT, Mitsubishi, Travelocity, Wrigley's Gum, Chinet, the California Avocado Commission, SF Travel, NOLET'S, Marie's, and others. I also offer copyediting and content marketing/social media services

I hold a bachelor's degree in English with a specialization in Modern Literature and Critical Theory, as well as a minor from the editing track of the extremely selective Professional Writing program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I'm fortunate enough to have studied in the distinguished School of English at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland.

Although the San Francisco Bay Area is my home, I love experiencing different locales. When I'm not writing, you'll find me exploring on foot, be it in the wilderness with a thirty-pound pack or in an urban environment, cup of coffee in hand.