David Perry

David Perry has over ten years of experience creating professional marketing communications, PR, editorial and advertising copy for small local business, non-profit organizations and major international corporations alike.

After earning his MFA degree in Translation from the University of Iowa, David moved to New York in 1997, where he worked as managing editor for the Sheep Meadow Press and a copyeditor for before joining a boutique marketing communications agency specializing in B2B advertising and corporate messaging for Avaya.

After moving to Shanghai in 2006, David joined Ctrip, where he has overseen all key English-language content development—from corporate communications to branding to 
social media and travel guide creation—helping one of China’s leading brands present itself to the world in fluent, professional English.

David has also taught writing and literature at New York University in Shanghai, St. John’s University (New York), the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Iowa. In addition to New York and Shanghai, he has lived in Berlin, Mexico and Kansas City.