About me

Catherine_Chea_WriterI grew up in Brampton, Ontario as a padlock child to a family of immigrants and lived in Shanghai, China, when I was very young. Playing the piano has been my passion, so it was a no-brainer for me to enroll in an art school for its music program when it was time for high school. I later moved to Halifax, Montreal, then Toronto—where I currently live and feel most at home with my partner and dog.

My career aspirations evolve as my world changes. I was an aspiring scientist, a piano instructor, a philosophy major, a salesperson, and a marketer. Today, I’m a UX writer, providing digital experiences with words. My portfolio lies elsewhere, in its own domain where business stuff belongs.

I want to improve my writing craft to better tell stories that feed the soul. My work includes short stories, book reviews, nuggets of inspiration, and a self-help book (I have since moved away from this genre and focused primarily on fiction).

When I’m not stringing words together, I like to turn to my other creative endeavours: reading, watching anime, playing video and board games, and creating music—my recordings are available on SoundCloud and  YouTube.