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Stevie Gamboa

Freelance Copywriter and Editor

Location icon Bali, Indonesia

Raised and educated in the United States and based in Bali, Indonesia since 2005. I am an avid writer and freelance journalist who has written for numerous publications and online portals.

Most recent projects have included ongoing culture-based features for VICE Indonesia (www.vice.com/en_id) and 4-5 blog articles per month for Hino Trucks Australia (http://www.hino.com.au/blog/). I am currently the curator, scriptwriter and host for the weekly Ku De Ta Radio Show that streams online as well as broadcasts to over 6 million FM radio listeners in 70 countries (https://www.mixcloud.com/kudetaradio/).

I was the managing editor, contributor and photographer for TimeOut Bali (supplement to TimeOut Jakarta magazine) from 2009 to 2011 and the assistant editor and photographer at The Beat Magazine, Bali/Jakarta (http://beatmag.com) from 2005 to 2007. Over the past 12 years I have contributed regular articles to Bali-based publications such as FRV, Hello Bali, The Yak, and Villa & Yacht Magazine, covering a wide range of topics including design, property, dining, music, lifestyle, travel, and culture.

I was Ku De Ta’s (www.kudeta.net) Chief Freelance Copywriter from 2006 to 2008 (and continue to write for KDT on a freelance basis), and some of my other freelance copywriting clients have included Karma Resorts Group (www.karmaresorts.com), Bali Zoo (www.bali-zoo.com), Trattoria Asia (www.trattoriaasia.com), Milo’s Bali (www.milos-bali.com), Pandawas Villas (www.pandawas-villas.com), and Fabulous Ubud (www.fabulousubud.com).

Portfolio

VICE Indonesia

karma resorts 2016

Karmaresorts
12/23/2016
12 Days of Karma Bavaria

Take your loved one on a romantic horse carriage ride around picturesque Lake Schliersee. Take in the bucolic winter landscape as you snuggle beneath thick blankets with warming cups of mulled wine. Join us back at Karma Bavaria for a hearty Bavarian winter BBQ at Karmasee Restaurant, with a wide choice of sausage and meat dishes, hearty salads and mouth-watering desserts.

Karmaresorts
12/23/2016
12 Days of Karma Jimbaran

Karma Jimbaran is located just steps away from some of Bali's most renowned beaches; famed for its spectacular sunsets, bustling fish markets and five-star seafood restaurants. Join us this festive season to experience everything Karma Jimbaran has to offer, including a number of exciting events at our luxury resort and beyond.

Karmaresorts
12/23/2016
12 Days of Karma Kandara

Join us this holiday season and experience everything Karma Kandara has to offer during our 12 Days of Karma celebration. From parties and DJ sessions at our famous white sand Karma Beach to specially-themed meals at the award-winning Di Mare Restaurant to daily activities for the kids, you won't want to miss the festive happenings at Karma Kandara.

Karmaresorts
12/23/2016
12 Days of Karma Reef

The ultimate in barefoot luxury, five-star Karma Reef offers an incomparable setting in which to relax and reinvigorate. Join us this festive season as we celebrate the 12 Days of Karma where we will be offering the best in holiday activities, sunset DJs, spa treatments on the beach, signature tropical cocktails and cuisine specials so good that they will make you wonder if you really are on secluded paradise island.

Hino Trucks Australia

Hino Australia
01/15/2017
Day 14 - Final Stage

Even after getting bogged down in quicksand in the early part of the Stage 11 rally, Hino Team Sugawara's Car 2 was able to break free and maintain their 8th position in overall standings.

Hino Australia
01/15/2017
Day 13 - A composed yet aggressive Team Sugawara

With only three days left till the finish line in Buenos Aires, both crews on Hino Team Sugawara's HINO500 Series trucks continued their composed yet aggressive pace.

Hino Australia
01/13/2017
Day 12 - Mudslides make the course unraceable

While the original plan called for a 406km Stage 9 SS in the Argentine Andes foothills that would have challenged racers with a high level of difficulty, organizers were forced to cancel the SS again

Hino Australia
01/13/2017
Day 11 - Major weather hinders progress

A major rainstorm hit a village along today's Stage 8 route triggering major mudslides and making it impossible for any vehicles, including Hino team trucks, to drive through, delivering another setba

Hino Australia
01/09/2017
Day 8 - Muddy conditions force cancellation

Hino Team Sugawara's Car 1 got bogged down on the Stage 5 SS and took five hours to free the truck. Driver Yoshimasa Sugawara began feeling symptoms of altitude sickness after clearing Car 1 but was

Hino Australia
01/06/2017
Day 5 - Flat tyre doesn't stop a successful day

In spite of a flat tyre and extreme off-road conditions that crossed over the highest point of elevation in this year's rally, Hino Team Sugawara managed to deliver stunning performances.

Hino Australia
01/05/2017
Dakar 2017 Day 4

Powered by their 8866cc A09C-TI engines, Hino Team Sugawara had a very impressive Stage 2 run with a 1 - 2 finish in the Under 10-litre Class of the year on the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Hino Australia
01/04/2017
And They're Off!

Dakar Rally 2017 contestants raced a 39km timed segment on their way from Asuncion, Paraguay to Resistencia, Argentina on January 2 for the short stage (SS) that was set on flat gravel terrain to the

Hino Australia
01/04/2017
Ceremonial Start to Dakar Rally Raid 2017

Huge crowds of fans gathered at the Asunción city square on New Year's Day to witness the start of Dakar 2017 before the actual race kick off on January 2.

Hino Australia
01/03/2017
Hino Team Dakar 2017 Ready to Roll

Happy New Year and welcome to the start of Dakar Rally 2017! We'll be here updating you daily on race progress as Team Sugawara blazes the trail from Paraguay to Argentina for this year's 38th Dakar

Hino Australia
12/15/2016
What to consider when becoming a truckie in Australia

Did you know that Australia is quickly running short of truck drivers and the decline in this industry is forecasted to continue throughout the next decade? It's been projected that between 2010 and 2030, truck freight will double and with one in five working drivers already at retirement age, this makes trucking a very viable niche for sustainable employment now and in the foreseeable future.

Hino Australia
09/30/2016
How does a truck go from an idea to the road?

If you get excited by trucks, you'd probably love to have Daniel Petrovski's job at Hino. He is the Manager of Product Strategy and is responsible for the development and testing of all trucks

Hino Australia
08/30/2016
Buying your first truck: What you need to know

Is your business on the rise? If so, it might be time to also consider if your current vehicles are set up to the task and meet your current business needs. If you're thinking of purchasing a truck to keep up with your growing business demands, make sure you have considered all the options.

2015 Marketing Copy

Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo Website
2014
Zoovenirs

screenshot from www.bali-zoo.com

Bali Zoo Website
2014
About Us

screenshot from www.bali-zoo.com

MISC Website Copy

Fabulous Ubud
2014
Fabulous Ubud Tourist Portal

Various research and copy writing content related to Balinese history, culture, religion and tourist sites

Website
9/2011
Villa Tangga Website Copy

http://www.beachfrontbalivillas.biz/villas-bali/villa-tangga-4-br-location-villas-canggu/

Time Out Bali

FRV

Hello Bali

Hello Bali
6/2006
Horizontal

Monthly Nocturnal Escapades Feature (under the pseudonym Suanda)

Hello Bali
4/2006
Jazz Cafe

Monthly Nocturnal Escapades Feature (under the pseudonym Suanda)

Hello Bali
3/2006
Cine Bar 'Ciak'

Monthly Nocturnal Escapades Feature (under the pseudonym Suanda)

Hello Bali
2/2006
The Living Room

Monthly Nocturnal Escapades Feature (under the pseudonym Suanda)

Miscellaneous Magazine Work

Branding