Ma. Merdekah “Meikah” Ybanez-Delid majored in BA English at the University of the Philippines where she was president of The Language Society, an academic organization of the College of Arts and Letters.
In 1996, after teaching in the tertiary level for four years, she took her Master of Arts in Journalism at UP and finished the coursework first semester of 1998.
She was working on her thesis, “Peace Communication: The GRP-MNLF Peace Talks,” when she was invited to join a Korean-owned website company. She joined the company as English Proficiency Specialist and went on to become Senior Content Developer.
Sometime 2002-2003, she became part of a pool of writers for a textbook series for a leading publisher in the country. Since then, she had been writing and doing research both for the education and IT industries, particularly for websites of foreign organizations.
She was working as admissions head at a foreign language training center, when she decided to do full-time blogging and writing electronic study guides. She blogs here at SixSig and also at CustServ. Her latest foray into project management is taking most of her time. Meikah is project managing GoingToMeet.com, a comprehensive online conference directory, and LocalPhilippines.com, a travel guide to the Philippines. She also maintains two personal blogs: Mama Is Working, and I Am On The Streets.
Her interest in and exposure to Quality comes from her husband, who has been involved with Quality Assurance/Management of a leading steel company in the country for more than 20 years.
Meikah can be reached at ma.merdekah [at] gmail [dot] com.