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Writing Services and About Us

Hello! Welcome to Books and Bao’s Writing Services Page

You can also find out some more about us below.

We love writing and editing, whether it is for ourselves and expanding our pride and joy (this website) or whether we’re working for publications or other individuals. Need a city guide (we’re both very well travelled), some packing lists or reviews of best products to travel with? Let us do the boring work so you don’t have to.

We’re currently ghostwriting for several big name blogs as well as international publications and are open to long and short term relationships. Although, our track record shows that most short term relationships turn into long ones.

We don’t just write about travel and literature (although that is our favourite). In fact, Jess once went totally into unknown territory and worked as a full-time finance writer – she can now give you a great recommendation on an ISA.

Let us know what you’d like written and I’m sure we can accommodate.

Writing Services

The main things we do:

  • We can provide you with excellent quality articles, reviews, and blog posts
  • We can proofread, edit and SEO optimise your own articles for you
  • Help you find a good angle on a destination and source images
  • Proofread books and short stories
  • Create sponsored/commercial posts

What’s great about working with us?

Apart from our wonderful personalities, of course. In short, there’s two of us. Everything we write is checked over by the other. Nothing we send off isn’t perfected by another pair of eyes with a different skill set. We’re also quick and efficient, again, because there’s two of us.

We’re also both highly experienced at writing for blogs (we’re currently writing for some of the biggest travel blogs in the community) and we also both full-time freelance writers for publications across the UK, US, and Asia. We can provide references and a portfolio as needed.

Our rates are very reasonable and we’re always open to discussion, long-term projects, and negotiation. Message us by hitting the button below or at: contactus@booksandbao.com

Get in touch

Who Are We?

Jessica Esa

Jess is the creator and editor of Books and Bao and is passionate about sharing her travel tips with others and capturing those perfect moments.

Jessica Esa Books and Bao

There are those who start a journey with a rigid plan, and those that wing it. Jess blends those attitudes together, understanding that, to see the most of a place, you must do your research. She’s passionate about travel, photography, and writing.

Jess left her hometown of Swansea in 2011 and proceeded to live in every corner of the UK, graduating with an MA English while working in several coffee shops, and journalism jobs before finally admitting to herself that home, no matter how big, is always too small.

She moved abroad in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She hopes to inspire others to make the jump to get out, dig in, and explore.

Follow Jess’s adventures and latest photography on Instagram or Twitter.

View her personal website/portfolio here.

Will Harris

Will Harris was once asked why he doesn’t simply take vacations and visit places for a week, and this question lies at the heart of his exploring and his writing.

Will Harris Books and Bao

Never satisfied with just seeing a place, he reads the literature, learns the language, studies the history, and explores what is off the beaten track.

Will became a high school teacher in the UK in 2012, but was immediately dissatisfied, and so (after meeting Jess at a job interview) used his career as an opportunity to jump ship in 2014 (with Jess). Since then he has lived in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. He now lives a semi-nomadic life slow-traveling the world. East Asia is the place he calls home, but he will never be done exploring and learning.

Will predominantly writes about the books of Books and Bao, examining the literature of a place and how the authors have used the art of storytelling to reflect the world and the culture around them.

Will believes that reading a culture’s literature is the fastest way to find its heart, and here he aims to pass on what he deems to be the most valuable literature, and occasional biographies and travel stories, to you.

For Will’s latest book recommendations visit his Instagram or Twitter.

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