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:
- Live on Purpose Radio
- The Murphology Podcast
- NPR’s StoryCorps interview
- The Best Advice Show
- The Spokesmen Roundtable Cycling Podcast
- The Loud Women’s Club:
- The Pedalshift Project (coming July 2021)