About

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Writer. Blogger. Translator. Editor. Bike Tour Leader.

Sylva Florence has a journalism degree from James Madison University that she has put to good use over a decade of freelance editing and contributing. She has edited everything from emails to theses and published pieces in BACK COUNTRY MAGAZINE, OSSIGENO and BRASS MAGAZINE. After moving to Italy in 2018, she also became an English as a second language teacher and translator (Italian-English).

Florence has also been a bike tour leader since 2009. In 2018, she rode cycled alone and unsupported across the USA. She is currently pitching the narrative non-fiction novel she wrote about the experience to agents and editors.

Florence also loves public speaking. She has been interviewed by the following podcasts:

Professional Writing Samples

Backcountry Magazine
(Colorado)
An article about my experience being caught in an avalanche in the Colorado backcountry. I also submitted the photo.

Ossigeno 2
(Faenza, Italy)
A bi-lingual article (Italian and English) on the gentle exercise therapy of Feldenkrais.

ExperiencePlus!
(Italy)
An light, informative article about cycling culture in Italy.

Read the full article: https://www.experienceplus.com/blog/destinations/italy/italian-cycling-culture/