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Kathleen Ahrens
Professor of English
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
kathleen.ahrens@polyu.edu.hk
Kathleen Ahrens is an English professor at PolyU; a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities; the international regional advisor chairperson for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; director of the HKBU International Writers' Workshop (2012-2017); and programme director for Hong Kong International Poetry Nights (2013). She has two bilingual picture books, Numbers Do and Ears Hear published with Sun Ya Press.
 
 
Rachel Andrews
Programme Manager/Writer
FIL Foundation Asia
M 9854 2193
rachel_andrews@rocketmail.com
 
 
Mukta Arya
Human Resources Professional/Poet
Societe Generale, Asia-Pacific
T 6506 1134
M 9503 1839
mukta.arya@sgcib.com
www.societegenerale.com
Mukta has been expressing her thoughts through poetry and prose since school days. She moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and has published two collections of poems: Wanton Thoughts; and 3:15 pm: Musings in Hong Kong. Head of People and Talent Development for Asia-Pacific at Societe Generale, she earlier worked for Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Tata TD Waterhouse Securities/Asset Management and Essar Group in India.
 
 
Alberta Ashbrook
Freelance Writer
T (49) 157 7830 3677
albieashbrook@yahoo.com
www.hongkongandus.blogspot.com
 
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Dana Baluk
Editor/Writer
danabaluk@mac.com
Passionate about languages, Dana enjoys editing, reading, writing or any way she can get her hands on words.
 
 
Henna Bawany
Freelance Writer
hennabawany@gmail.com
 
 
Irene Vinyard Bennett
Author/Editor
M +1(202) 709 1351
IreneVBennett@aol.com
Irene creates fun and thought-provoking tales for anyone and edits anything - except homework - for a fee. After a decade of teaching writing and education in Hong Kong, mainland China, the Philippines, Taiwan and Myanmar, she is repatriating to the USA in the Washington DC area. Language and cultural studies, multi-ethnic experiences, and life coaching continue to be avid pursuits.
 
 
Babita Bharwani
Head of Research Operations
babita.bharwani@gmail.com
Babita has worked in investment banking in Hong Kong for the last decade. She is currently overseeing research compliance. In her previous roles she managed the editorial function for several global firms. She started her career as an analyst, publishing research on companies and economics in Hong Kong and Indonesia.
 
 
Gillian Bickley
Publisher/Managing Editor/Biographer/Poet
Proverse Hong Kong
T 2259 3456
g.bickley@proversepublishing.com
www.proversepublishing.com / www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JWXNVQ
An experienced editor and publications manager, Gillian Bickley has authored non-fiction and five poetry collections, two translated into Chinese and one in an English/Romanian edition. Her poems are anthologized and translated into several languages. A professor of English literature for 30 years, Gillian is co-founder of two annual international prizes for unpublished writing, one for book-length work, one for single poems.
 
 
Susan Blumberg-Kason
Writer/Editor
M (1) 312 371 6356
susan@susanbkason.com
www.susanbkason.com
Susan Blumberg-Kason spent most of the 1990s in Hong Kong, when she first got involved with WiPS. She is the author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong (Sourcebooks, 2014) and is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books' China Blog. She now lives with her family in the Chicago area.
 
 
Betty Bownath
Author/English Teacher/Proofreader
T 2129 0910
M 6479 9775
bettybow29@gmail.com
www.midnight-muse.org
Betty is a poet and English teacher from New Zealand. She has taught English literature in South Africa, New Zealand and, for the past 15 years, in Hong Kong. She is a keen debating coach and adjudicator, and proofreads for World Vision Hong Kong. Her poetry collection, Midnight Muse Venerated Verse, was published in 2013. She has also published with the Hong Kong Writers' Circle and Imprint.
 
 
Francine Brevetti
Author/Ghost Writer/Book Coach
LegendCrafter
T (1) 415 397 7830
francine@francinebrevetti.com
www.legendcrafter.com
Francine is a former WiPS president.
 
 
Elizabeth Briel
Artist/Photographer
M (86) 132 4199 0038
art@ebriel.com
www.EBriel.com
Elizabeth Briel is an artist with an Asian focus and has exhibited in Hong Kong, Beijing, the US and Italy. She is based in Beijing.
 
 
Jen Brown
Lawyer/Writer/Blogger
jenniferamybrown@gmail.com
www.expatlingo.com
Jen Brown is a former Seattle lawyer who spent a decade working and travelling for the international NGO, Landesa. She now lives in a jungly corner of Hong Kong and writes the blog, expatlingo.com. Jen has also been a columnist for the magazine, Global Connections. Her work will appear in the forthcoming expat comedy anthology, Uprooted and Undiluted.
 
 
Christine Bruce
Teacher/Writer
cabrucehk@gmail.com
Christine Bruce has been working in schools and in teacher education in Hong Kong since 1993. She writes, and paints, for the fun of it, and isn't about to give up her day job. Joining a writing group gave her a glimpse of the inner lives of people she'd never have met otherwise, as well as providing a harmless release for her own dark side.
 
 
Aparna Assomull Bundro
Managing Editor
Asian-Mena Counsel
M 9665 2765
aparnabundro@hotmail.com
www.inhousecommunity.com
Aparna Bundro is the CMO for business development & brand communications at Legi-Slate Ink. Her bread and butter consists of writing/editing for law firms, start-ups and lifestyle magazines to produce adaptive content and elevate their brands. She was previously a litigator and the managing editor for a leading publication in Hong Kong. Aparna also writes fiction and is currently working on her debut vampire novel.
 
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Liana Cafolla
Freelance Journalist/Writer/Editor
M 9750 5745
lianacafolla@gmail.com
Liana writes news and feature stories for the SCMP, LP Luxury Properties, People Management Asia, and other publications. She was a communications consultant writing speeches and press releases for IFC, part of the World Bank Group, and a research editor at Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, she worked for the European Commission in Brussels and Hong Kong.
 
 
Radha Chadha
Author/Brand Strategist
Chadha Strategy Consulting
T 2295 2622
M 94010271
radha@chadha-strategy.com
www.chadha-strategy.com
Radha is the author of The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia's Love Affair with Luxury, and founder of Hong Kong-based Chadha Strategy Consulting, which specializes in brand strategy and consumer insights (www.chadha-strategy.com). She has previously worked at JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Worldwide and Bates Asia, where she headed the strategic planning function in Hong Kong.
 
 
Lom Harshni Chauhan
Freelance Writer
lomharshni@gmail.com
www.lomharshni.com
Lom is an Indian writer based in China. Her debut book, Visa, Stickers and Other Matters of the Soul, published by Pan Macmillan India, received excellent media reviews. Lom has written for The Hindu's THREAD, Huffington Post India, Cosmopolitan India and Daily O.
 
 
Eileen Wai-Lin Cheng
Artist
M 9756 2487
uranus122@hotmail.com
Eileen Cheng was born and raised in Hong Kong. She lived in Rome from 1979 where she worked for the United Nations and on her retirement returned to Hong Kong in January 2010. She is an enthusiastic artist, working on paper in watercolour, ink and colour pencils.
 
 
Celia Claase
Writer/Artist/Illustrator/Photographer
T 3990 7371
M 9814 5772
claasecelia@yahoo.com
www.celiaclaase.com
Celia is a writer, photographer and visual artist, keenly interested in the link between natural science and Ancient Wisdoms. She had poetry published in the 2016 June and December issues of Rhodes University's journal, New Coin, and previously in other literary journals and anthologies. Her debut essay and poetry collection, The Layers Between, won the 2014 International Proverse Prize.
 
 
Sarah Cook
Communications Tutor/Copywriter/Editor/Proofreader/Researcher
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M 9646 0421
cookshk@netvigator.com
Sarah has a background in administration (civil service/Macmillan/KPMG) and a TEFL qualification. She has worked in Hong Kong as a NET teacher, a proofreader for BT, and a copywriter for Oasis and parenting magazines. Currently she is a communication tutor at HKUST. Her scope covers editing, proofreading, résumé and job applications, interviewing and presentation skills, and running conversation and writing courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
 
 
Julia Courtenay
Managing Director
Language Line Limited and the Venture Group
T 2511 2677
jct@languageventure.com
www.languageline.com.hk
Julia writes educational materials and short stories. In Hong Kong since 1985, she founded and manages Language Line Limited, an organization that provides editing, copywriting and translating (44 languages). She heads up the Venture Group, which offers training in the English language, speech, drama and social etiquette. Julia's first book, a non-fiction work, is with agents in the USA and the UK.
 
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Helen Davis
Teacher
M 9378 1283
helencdavis@gmail.com
 
 
Carolynne Dear
Freelance Editor/Writer/Copywriter
Penn & Ink Communications
T 9039 9705
carolynnedear@gmail.com
www.pennandinkcommunications.com
Carolynne Dear is a freelance writer and current editor of print magazine Expat Parent in Hong Kong. She started out as a features writer in London in the 1990s with publishing giant Emap, before moving to Sydney where she launched a monthly women's title. Since living in Hong Kong she has freelanced across a variety of local magazines. She enjoys reading, knitting, dragon boating, running and travelling.
 
 
Jennifer Stephens Deayton
Writer/Filmmaker/Editor
Bodega Media HK Ltd
M 9305 7022
jennifer@bodegamediahk.com
www.hongkongbodega.com
Jennifer S. Deayton is a writer and filmmaker. She writes for food and travel shows, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in AGNI, Gravel, Prairie Schooner, the Stockholm Review of Literature and various regional anthologies. She has an MFA in film production from Loyola Marymount University and her award-winning short films have screened at festivals worldwide. Blog: http://therockmom.com/ Twitter: @arockmom
 
 
Raka Dewan
Teacher/Editor/Writer
M 9754 9004
rakadewan@yahoo.com
Raka Dewan works as a secondary school English teacher. She was the editor of a design magazine for twelve years before switching careers. She has a degree in English literature and a postgraduate degree in education.
 
 
Sue Dockstader
Legal and Publishing Consultant/Writer/Editor
Yum Cha Treasures
T (1) 704 752 0356
M (1) 704 779 5097
docksue@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/YumChaTreasures
Sue works as a non-profit consultant in Charlotte, North Carolina, with an emphasis on project management and PR having previously worked in London and Hong Kong as a lawyer, writer and editor. She dabbles in selling Asian antiques while continuing to write about local non-profits and is a contributing blogger for Rally for the Cure. Sue is a former WiPS president.
 
 
Kathryn "Alex" Dunn
Technology Director/YA Author
M 9432 2881
alexdunnauthor@gmail.com
www.alexdunnauthor.com
Kathryn Dunn works with the finance industry during the day, and is a writer of young adult literature by night. Her most recent novel, Dating Down, published under her writing name Alex Dunn, was released in August 2016 to enthusiastic reviews.
 
 
Carol Dyer
Medical Editor/Pharmacist/General Editor/Writer/Proofreader
Word for Word
T 2849 7067
caroldyer@netvigator.com
Carol Dyer began a career in medical publishing over 20 years ago and now runs her own freelance editorial business, accepting work in medical and non-medical fields. She edits manuscripts from medicine and the social sciences to animal welfare, cookery, education and fiction. A professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (www.sfep.org.uk), Carol is experienced and reliable. She has edited and project-managed Imprint for over ten years.
 
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Jennifer Eagleton
Editor/Writer/Translator/Researcher
Asian Emphasis
M 9804 2172
jenny@asian-emphasis.com
www.asian-emphasis.com
Jennifer (BA, MA - Asian Studies; MA, PhD - Applied Linguistics) specializes in educational writing/academic editing/Chinese-to-English translation with an Asia focus. She teaches stylistics and discourse analysis at the Open University of Hong Kong, writes EAP-learning materials for Centennial College (HKU), and teaches English at Venture Learning Centre in Hong Kong.
 
 
Vici Egan
Teacher
T 2814 7779
M 9633 4449
viciegan@yahoo.ca
Vici is a Canadian teacher who has been in Hong Kong since 2005. Presently she is an EAL teacher at South Island School. She previously taught in Nigeria, Mexico, Turkey, Cuba, England, Canada, Greece, Singapore, Beijing and Manila. Vici continues to work in her spare time on a book about some of her many travel experiences.
 
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Robyn Flemming
Freelance Editor
Editor Without Borders
robynfle@gmail.com
www.robynflemming.com.au
Robyn specializes in editing books, newsletters and other materials on finance, business, economics, accounting, the social sciences, art and general non-fiction for clients across the globe. After wandering the world for nearly five years as an editor without borders, she now divides her time mainly between Budapest and New York City. Robyn was a founding member of WiPS Hong Kong and was its first president.
 
 
Jennifer Walker Frisinger
Marketing/Communications/Public Relations Consultant
M 9423 0061
JennFris@aol.com
Jennifer Frisinger has over 25 years' experience in the financial services sector with HSBC, Thomson Reuters and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in Hong Kong, Citibank in New York and Singapore and her own consulting company in France. She currently provides corporate storytelling, promotions, event management CSR, thought leadership, branding and social media expertise to a number of initiatives. Jennifer has an MFA in writing and a keen interest in the arts and sports.
 
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Freya Simpson Giles
Principal Director
Giles Publications Ltd
T 2815 9880
freya@gilespublications.com
www.gilespublications.com
Freya is a long-term resident of Hong Kong and has worked as a writer and editor for more than a decade. She is now the owner and director of Giles Publications, a boutique editing and copywriting agency.
 
 
Barbara Gregor
Writer
barbaragregor@gmail.com
Barbara grew up on organic farms in Iowa, Colorado and Vermont, and has spent her adult life in Ithaca, New York, Taipei, Shanxi, New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong and San Francisco, working variously as a teacher, lawyer and parent. She writes poetry and biographical essays.
 
 
Elizabeth Grobler
Teacher/Playwright/Writer
M 6808 4824
ElizabethGrobler@gmail.com
Elizabeth Grobler arrived in Hong-Kong in 2010 after four years in South Korea teaching ESL students and writing and directing plays for children's theatre. In Hong Kong, she co-founded Kingdom of Dreams Ltd to promote creativity, confidence, self-actualization and conservation. Elizabeth has a BEd Honours degree in learning support, guidance and counselling and teaches at a Hong Kong primary school. She is a member of the SCBWI and BPW HK.
 
 
Meenakshi Gupta
Writer/Graphic Designer/Illustrator
M 9128 4839
minks76@gmail.com
Hong Kong has been Meenakshi's home now for ten years. Writing took a backseat for her while marriage, kids and travel took over. She has tried her hand at painting with water colours, acrylic and colour pencils and would like to amalgamate this skill with writing. She is currently working on writing and illustrating a children's storybook.
 
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Brooke Hardwick
Writer/Educator
M 6355 4594
brooke_hardwick@hotmail.com
 
 
Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas
Homeopathic Practitioner
Maya Health Institute
T 3568 3135
M 9446 3132
mayahealthinstitute@gmail.com
www.mayahealthinstitute.com
In homeopathic practice for 20 years, Dr Sonal enjoys writing about homeopathy and her clinical experiences. She believes that the more people understand this system of medicine, the more they can benefit from it. Her articles have been published in newspapers and magazines internationally including in the South China Morning Post, Deccan Herald, Gulf News, Gulf Daily News and Hong Kong's Parents' Journal.
 
 
Ritu Hemnani
Teacher of English and Drama/Writer/Voice Actor
M 9419 0573
ritu@menash.com
Ritu Hemnani is a teacher and writer who is Indian, holds a British passport and calls Hong Kong home. Her short stories and articles have been published in the Asian Literary Review, Reader's Digest and Expat Living Magazine. Ritu's passions include dreaming courageous concepts into life, capturing precious moments on camera and celebrating discovery with her husband and three extraordinary kids.
 
 
Deborah Hennig
Communications and Marketing Consultant
M 5528 0616
hennig.deborah@gmail.com
www.movingeast.blog
Deborah is a senior marketing and communications professional. She has undertaken a range of projects in the not-for-profit sector and specializes in project management, strategic planning and marketing. Deborah has written and edited hundreds of promotional pieces and managed production and roll-out of major communications campaigns. Her blog, www.movingeast.blog, chronicles her experience of settling into Hong Kong after moving here from Canada.
 
 
Cathy Hilborn Feng
Experienced Editor/Writer/Researcher
Voice-over Specialist , Graduate Student at CUHK
cathyhilbornfeng@gmail.com
Currently undertaking research to understand older adults' motivation for participating in physical activity to complete an MA in sport studies. Former English editor and voice-over specialist for Hong Kong government news website news.gov.hk; former Baptist University journalism lecturer; purely plant-powered marathoner and trail-runner; SPCA (HK) executive committee member and former chairwoman; friend and advocate of the late Clare Hollingworth; spouse of best-selling author Dr Chi-shun Feng; a Canadian; and former WiPS president.
 
 
Anne Hilty
Psychologist/Writer/Director
EastWest Psyche Ltd
M 5794 4133
director@eastwestpsyche.com
www.eastwestpsyche.com
Anne Hilty, PhD, is a psychologist, writer and director of EastWest Psyche Ltd. Anne has published 200+ articles, three books, two book chapters, one dissertation, and written numerous business, medical, and academic documents. She has one more book scheduled for publication and two in progress. From New York, Anne has lived in Europe and East Asia since 2005.
 
 
Emily Ho
Freelance Writer
M 9094 8848
icecreamladyhk@gmail.com
Emily Ho is the author of "Memoirs of an Ice-Cream Lady".
 
 
Susanna Ho
Writer/Lecturer/Pianist
M 9336 9874
lcschiu@ust.hk
Susanna Ho is a Hong Kong-based writer and full-time English teacher at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has written two novels: "Mother's Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting" about language use and a person's destiny; and "Who's that Ant? Whose Dead End?" a political satire. Susanna holds a PhD in applied linguistics. One of her many areas of interest is people's life stories.
 
 
Jane Houng
Writer
janehoung@gmail.com
www.janehoung.com
Jane Houng has published Bloodswell, Cat Soup and Other Short Stories, Pun Choi: a Hotchpotch of Chinese Folk and Fairy Tales with Commercial Press Hong Kong. She also writes for Oxford University Press, Pearson Education Asia, and Sing Tao Publishing Corporation and has self-published Houng's and Lantau Life. She reviews children's books for the Asian Review of Books.
 
 
Patricia Hutton
Freelance Writer/Editor
M 9872 2842
pmhutton@gmail.com
Pat is a Hong Kong-based freelance editor and writer. She accepts writing and editing work for many kinds of clients on medical, travel, history and cultural topics. She also edits technical research. She was editor of two local magazines, planning the production as well as writing and editing copy. She has over 18 years of writing experience and a background in medical technology.
 
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Shona Jhunjhnuwala
Poet/Songwriter/Fashion Retailer
T 2868 0241
M 6901 8172
shonajhun@yahoo.com.hk
Shona has lived in Hong Kong since 1984. She writes poetry and in 2004 published a book of piano music with lyrics, Songs in Solitude. An active Poetry Outloud member, she runs a Facebook group called Poetry Among Friends. Shona also runs a boutique of Indian and Western designer clothes and accessories in Tsimshatsui, Elegance - Trendy Styles.
 
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Guilda Kabalan
Managing Director
Easy 2 Learn Limited
T 3428 3727
guilda@easy-2-learn.com
www.easy-2-learn.com
Originally from Lebanon, Guilda Kabalan has worked internationally in publishing for 15 years, compiling many Arabic pre-school educational books. She is the founder and managing director of Easy 2 Learn Limited, a designing, editing, translating and publishing company. In 2014, Guilda composed a WiPS anthem, "We Are WiPS", and is currently working on an album of educational songs for children in Arabic and English.
 
 
Melody Kemp
Freelance Writer/Storyteller
T (856) 21 353 248
musi@ecoasia.biz
www.asialiteraryreview.com/users/melody-kemp
Melody is an environmental and geographical features writer based in Laos, contributing to the UK Geographical and Mongabay among others. Recently she has taken up conservation fiction in response to the devastation of wildlife in the region.
 
 
Jo Kent
Freelance Writer/Editor
Copyclinic.com
jo@copyclinic.com
www.copyclinic.com
Jo has worked in publishing in Hong Kong and Singapore and currently lives in the UK. She specializes in writing, editing and proofreading English Language Teaching (ELT) materials.
 
 
Gillian Kew
Academic Editor
M 9231 1724
gilliankew@yahoo.com
www.gilliankew.org
A British citizen, Gillian has lived in Hong Kong since 1986 and has edited professionally for 25 years. She uses the on-screen method. Her clients include universities, companies, authors, and postgraduate students. Gillian also works as a writer and editor for the local branch of an international health company and as a volunteer writer and editor for local community organizations.
 
 
Karen Khaw
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
BNY Mellon
T 6590 5165
M 9314 6033
karen.khaw@bnymellon.com
www.pressasterisk.com
Karen moved to Hong Kong from Australia in 2006 and works for BNY Mellon as APAC Director of Corporate Communications. She has over 16 years of communications experience in both professional and financial services with companies that include Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Baker & McKenzie and Societe Generale. Karen published her first book Press * to Engage in 2014 to share her passion for "employee engagement".
 
 
Michele Koh Morollo
Freelance Journalist/Editor/Copywriter
M 6299 9571
contact@michelekohmorollo.com
www.michelekohmorollo.com
Hong Kong-based Singaporean freelance writer Michele authored Rotten Jellybeans ¡V a collection of stories published by Chipmunka Publishing, London, in 2007. She received a National Arts Council Singapore grant and had two short stories published in the fiction anthology Love and Lust in Singapore in 2010. Her short story "Liberty Exchange" was published in HKWC's Hong Kong Future Perfect in 2016.
 
 
Coonoor Kripalani-Thadani
Honorary Institute Fellow
HKIHSS, University of Hong Kong
zongguan@hotmail.com
Coonoor is the author of twelve unique, bright and cheerful bilingual books (in Hindi & English) for pre-schoolers. Her latest book, on yoga for young people, is published by Scholastic India. Coonoor is also the author of a succinct biography of Mahatma Gandhi. She has written extensively on popular Hindi (Bollywood) films, and is currently engaged in researching and writing on radio broadcasting in India.
 
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Mandy Lam
Freelance Writer
M 5290 9220
mandylamwrites@gmail.com
 
 
Winsome Lane
Editorial Director
Tigers Lair Productions
T 2984 2265
M 9427 1574
winsomelane@hotmail.com
Winsome Lane, a native of the UK, has spent more than 30 years as a journalist in Asia working for the South China Morning Post and The Hong Kong Standard. Her last job was as senior contributing editor of Review Asia magazine, but since has written for many publications in Asia, the UK and USA. Her most recent venture is television research and reporting.
 
 
Corporate Member Language Line Limited
 
 
Susan Lavender
Solicitor/Actress/Writer/Translator/Language Trainer
Lavender
T 2156 3497
M 9863 4701
hksusi@gmail.com
Susan is a solicitor (specialty: employment visas), character actress (theatre and filming), RTHK news-reader, published poet, member of Peel Street Poets and Liars' League HK. Her first poem is included in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology 2016. Anglo-Italian by birth, Susan is a translator registered at the Italian Consulate, and also teaches English and Italian. She is fluent in Italian and French and has studied Rumanian and Chinese.
 
 
Yuki Leung
Administrator
Language Line Limited
T 2511 2677
languageline@languageventure.com
www.languageline.com.hk
 
 
Amy Man Wai Leung
Author/Language Trainer
Amy Leung Language Services
M 9623 0312
amy@amyleunglanguage.comnosweatcanto@gmail.com
www.amyleunglanguage.com
Amy is a corporate language trainer with over 20 years' teaching experience. She is the author of No Sweat Cantonese, No Sweat Canto-Love, No Sweat Canto-Slang and No-Sweat Canto-to-Go. Brought up in Hong Kong and a graduate of the University of Auckland, Amy has experience in giving talks about Chinese culture and calligraphy, modelling and recording voice-overs. Several Western publications have highlighted her talents.
 
 
Jennifer S Li
Book Binder/Restorer
The Book Attic
admin@bookattic.info
www.bookattic.info
Jennifer established the small and cosy Book Attic in spring 2008. She closed the shop - at least until she finds alternative space - in early 2014 and now concentrates on book binding and restoration.
 
 
Mie Lindsay
Writer/Translator (English-Japanese)
M 9058 1751
mie@craiglindsay.net
Mie Lindsay won a New-Woman-Writer's-Award (Joryuushinjin-sho) from Chuo-Koron Company in 1996 for her Japanese short novel entitled Kotaete Thomas (Tell Me, Thomas). Recipient of an MFA in creative writing from Hong Kong University and author of Takeru's Pinch, published in HKU's Yuan Yang, she also translates between English and Japanese.
 
 
Bronwyn Lloyd
Student
M (1) 203 246 3002
bronwynl18@gmail.com
 
 
Judy Love-Eastham
Writer/Researcher
M (1) 250 802 2157
hkjudy@gmail.com
President of WiPS in 2001, Judy has retired to Vancouver Island, Canada. 
 
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Shirley SY Ma
Jungian Analyst/Director
Jung Centre Hong Kong
T 3189 7031
sma@jungcentrehongkong.com
Dr Shirley Ma is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Hong Kong, and training analyst and faculty member at the CG Jung Institute and International School of Analytical Psychology, both in Zurich. Shirley is founder/director of the Jung Centre Hong Kong. Her book Footbinding: A Jungian Engagement with Chinese Culture and Psychology was published by Routledge, London in 2010 and currently is available in Italian and Chinese editions.
 
 
Janet Mann
Writer/Storyteller/Librarian
M 9336 5058
mannjan@gmail.com
Storyteller, writer and book-obsessive, Jan recently retired from her job as a librarian. She is a past chair of Hong Kong Battle of the Books. Her passion is connecting stories and people. She gives workshops in oral telling as a language and communication skill, and is a member of the British Society for Storytelling, and an active member of Hong Kong SCBWI group.
 
 
Bhakti Mathur
Author
Anjana Publishing
bhaktimathur98@gmail.com
www.bhaktimathur.com
Bhakti Mathur lives in Hong Kong with her husband, their two sons and their two dogs. A banker by profession, she is the creator of the "Amma Tell Me" Series, a series of books on Indian mythology for children.
 
 
Christina Matula-Hakli
Author
Mooncake Press
M 9022 7309
cmhakli@gmail.com
www.theshadowinthemoon.com
Christina is originally from Canada and The Shadow in the Moon: How the Mid-Autumn Festival Began is her first picture-book. She loves sharing stories that will spark an interest in and passion for Chinese culture in young readers. She is available for school readings and is a regular volunteer at Bring Me A Book Hong Kong.
 
 
Beth McNeilly
Library Manager
Law Ting Pong Secondary School, Tai Po
T 2638 6988
em@elearn.ltpss.hk
After more than a decade writing for and/or editing a wide range of publications in Hong Kong, Beth switched gears to pursue postgraduate training in librarianship. Her first position was running the primary school library for Kellett School in Kowloon Bay. This year she joined Law Ting Pong Secondary School, an English-medium local school in Tai Po, as Library Manager.
 
 
Sarah Merrill Mowat
Writer
mowat@netvigator.com
 
 
Gabriella Montandon
Businesswoman/Writer
gabriella.montandon@the-punnet.com
Gabriella has a passion for words and language, even if she works in numbers during the day. She is a third culture kid, born in Canada to Swiss and Australian parents, and now lives in Hong Kong where her two children are also third culture kids. Gabriella wants to develop and publish children's stories.
 
 
Karen Moyse
Teacher/Writer
Harmony Tree
M 5218 3107
Bazbuster7@gmail.com
Originally from the UK, Dr Karen Moyse has been living in Hong Kong for a year. Her background is in research psychology and children's nursing. Karen's PhD focused on children of 7 to12 years and their use of mobile phones, finding that the development of freedom could be supported with its use for children. Karen has written articles and a book.
 
 
Gail Muller
Director of Academic Programmes
ARCH Education
gailgraymuller@hotmail.com
www.arch-education.com
 
 
Susan J. Mulley
Healthcare Writer
Asia Pacific Healthcare
sosuzy@ust.hk
 
 
Monica Murjani
Manager, Public Relations and Publications
German Industry and Commerce Ltd
T
monicamurjani@hotmail.com
Monica has a broad range of experience covering all elements of communications, publishing and related industries, from copywriting to print, events, public relations, marketing and management. Working in house, she handles publications and public relations at the German Industry and Commerce and the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong.
 
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Nirmala Nagarajan
Writer/Librarian
T 2979 4584
M 9311 7271
nimihk93@gmail.com
Nirmala Nagarajan has completed her master's degree in English and comparative literature from San Jose State University. She has been a teacher-librarian for many years. Now, she is an aspiring fiction writer currently working on a novel while putting together vignettes on recent travel experiences. She is eager to take up editing, proofreading, or copywriting tasks.
 
 
Treena Nairne
People and Engagement Communications Leader, Asia-Pacific
Ernst & Young
treenanairne@yahoo.com
Treena Nairne is a writer, a teacher and an editor. After careers in daily newspapers, teaching and educational publishing, she moved to corporate communications in 2005. She holds degrees in journalism and education, and has taught freelance journalism and English in Hong Kong. Treena was president of WiPS in 2004 to 2005.
 
 
Dina Narain
Copywriter/Editor
Blue Genie
T 2849 7743
M 9802 1400
dina@bluegenie.com.hk
Dina holds degrees in marketing and business administration, but it is her lifelong love of words that has inspired her copywriting career. Through her self-run company, Blue Genie, she has built an extensive portfolio over the years and continues to lend her creative talents to a diverse range of clients.
 
 
Sujanani Neerja
Director
Plus Group International Limited
T 2333 4421
M 9070 5096
sales@printplus.com.hk
www.printplus.com.hk
Neerja Sujanani is the director/head of sales of Print Plus International Limited whose services include designing, printing, websites, marketing and corporate event management. Their success is measured by their clients¡¦ achievements, as they provide services ranging from ¡§concept to creation¡¨. Neerja was director of production/distribution for Asia Pacific for The Economist Group for ten years and is a past president of Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile.
 
 
Mary-Jane Newton
Senior Publishing Manager
T 2575 0085
M 9522 2374
maryjane.newton@gmail.com
www.maryjanenewton.com
Mary-Jane is Senior Publishing Manager for Asia Education at Oxford University Press. She has studied English language and communication studies and holds a master's degree in media, culture and communication, as well as a master's degree in business administration. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Of Symbols Misused (2011), Unlocking (2013), and Cruel Little Bird (2016).
 
 
Helen Northey
Editor/Writer
helennorthey@yahoo.com.au
Helen's professional background in special education, academia and health care adds unique dimensions to her long career as a freelance editor. This track record includes production of educational and publicity materials for universities, doctoral theses, conference reports, medical monographs and parenting magazines. Her recent work has focused on gender studies and Silk Road history and culture.
 
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Jennie Orchard
Editor/Non-profit Consultant
M 6334 4949
jennie.orchard@bigpond.com
Jennie's background is in book publishing. When she and her family moved to Asia in 2002 she became involved in the non-profit world and has developed a small portfolio of commitments. For the past ten years she has been involved with Room to Read in various capacities. She has recently been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. She is also an advisor to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
 
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Margeaux Perkins
M 5238 3714
margeauxperkins@gmail.com
Margeaux graduated from the University of Chicago in 2015 with degrees in English and Theatre and a minor in German. Margeaux currently works for ARCH Education, where she teaches creative writing and also counsels students on the US boarding school and college application process. She enjoys writing in the genres of memoir and creative nonfiction and is currently working on her first novel, a fictionalized tale of her time in Hong Kong.
 
 
Elise Phillipson
Writer to Be/Entrepreneur
emmheuvel@gmail.com / info@runemragged.hk
www.runemragged.hk
Elise is a full-time mum, entrepreneur and author of the children's picture book My Hong Kong Vehicles.
 
 
Athi Prem
Paper Engineer
athi@papertechnik.com
www.papertechnik.com
 
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Brooke Richter
Writer/Editor
Coco
M 6336 5251
brooke@cocosquickreads.com
Originally from the US, where she practised law, Brooke "Coco" Richter writes short-length fiction and screenplays. Her first novel, Tempting the Dragon, is available locally and on Amazon. Her work has also appeared in Imprint. She has an MFA from the University of Hong Kong and is Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Writers Circle. Find her at http://www.cocosquickreads.com.
 
 
Amanda Roberts
Copy Editor
Shenzhen Daily
M (86) 186 6642 5119
aroberts42@live.com
www.twoamericansinchina.com
Amanda Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since 2010. She has an MA in English and teaches writing and research methods for two American universities. She is also a copy editor and contributor for the Shenzhen Daily.
 
 
Mimi Robinson
M 5964 6378
ngomimi@hotmail.com
 
 
Kay Ross
Freelance Editor/Copywriter/Marketing Consultant/Trainer
Kay Ross Marketing
T 2858 1231
M 9773 3751
kayross@hkstar.com
www.kayross.com
Kay writes and edits compelling, shareworthy, English-language marketing communications material for clients in many industries, and coaches and trains them about marketing (focusing on storytelling). She is a Scottish-born Australian, has lived in Hong Kong since 1993, was the listings editor of the South China Morning Post, 1996-2002, and was the president of WiPS, 1998-2000. She also performs improv.
 
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Philomena Samuel
English Teacher
M 9743 7584
ccaspj4@gmail.com
Originally from Singapore, Philomena has been in Hong Kong since 1988. She has enjoyed three careers so far: working in communications for the Singaporean armed forces; as part of Cathay's cabin crew (and contributor to the in-flight magazine) for 15 years; and then becoming a kindergarten teacher in Hong Kong's local and international schools. In the 1980s, Philomena won Young Poets' awards in Singapore.
 
 
Alayna Sefton
Writer/Internet Marketer/Editor
M (44) 7939 110 174
yilinhe@gmail.com / imalaynas@gmail.com
www.imalayna.com
Alayna is a freelance writer, blogger and internet marketer. Recent adventures have been to blog about her internet marketing journey and dabble in making videos. She has a master's in education and a diploma in fashion and fabric design. In a previous life she ran her own wearable art business; designing unique garments for clients.
 
 
Dania Shawwa Abuali
Publisher/Editor
Haven Books
M 9830 1860
dania@havenbooksonline.com
Dania Shawwa Abuali is a book editor living in Hong Kong since 1997. She founded Haven Books in 2005, publishing 40+ titles of fiction and non-fiction. Dania previously worked for publishing houses in New York, having studied at the University of Toronto and then at Northwestern. Dania edited Imprint for three years and is a former president of WiPS.
 
 
Elsie Sze
Writer
elsiesze@yahoo.com
www.elsiesze.com
Elsie Sze grew up in Hong Kong and now resides in San Mateo, California. Her novels, Hui Gui: a Chinese story (2005) and The Heart of the Buddha (2009) received nominations for Foreword Magazine's Book Awards in fiction categories. Elsie won the inaugural Saphira Prize for her manuscript "Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak". Published by WiPS in 2014, it is distributed worldwide.
 
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Luisa Ternau
Poet/Teacher
M 6254 7533
Luisaternau@gmail.com
Luisa Ternau studied literature at the University of Trieste in Italy and then gained an MA in modern English literature at King's College London. She enjoys living in Hong Kong because as a cosmopolitan metropolis it offers exploration of multiple viewpoints and perspectives on culture, society, politics, religion and life in general. Luisa won third prize in the Proverse Poetry Prize for Single Poems 2016.
 
 
Edith Terry
Journalist/Author
T 2522 2025
M 6053 9252 / 9094 5851
edith.terry@gmail.com
Edith Terry is a journalist and author who has written widely on subjects ranging from East Asian political economy to sustainability to arts and design. She is a former correspondent and editor for The China Business Review, BusinessWeek Magazine, the Globe and Mail Newspaper, and the South China Morning Post, where she was editor of the opinion pages from 2002-2004.
 
 
Nirmala Thomas
Freelance Writer/Copywriter
T 2868 5713
M 6123 1129
nirmalathomas99@gmail.com
Nirmala Thomas is from Mumbai and has lived in Hong Kong for ten years. After graduating from The Times School of Journalism in New Delhi, she worked for The Economic Times (a business daily) in Mumbai for eight years. Since moving to Southeast Asia, Nirmala has freelanced, exploring cultures and cuisines. She is passionate about food and travel writing.
 
 
Irene Tsang
Facilitator/Writer
Metta Works
itsangcm@netvigator.com
Irene has been a learning and development professional in the service and luxury retail industries for 20 years. A native of Hong Kong, she received her secondary and tertiary education in Canada, and completed graduate studies in comparative literature, Buddhist studies and creative writing in Hong Kong. Her story won the SCMP/RTHK Top Story Competition in 2012. She also wrote a play for the 10-Minute Play Festival in 2014.
 
 
Anna Sze Wai Tse
Writer
M 5414 7511
rosetigger@gmail.com
Anna is a student of biotechnology at the University of Hong Kong and in her spare time writes science fiction.
 
 
Anne Tseng
Editor/Writer
anne.tseng8@gmail.com
Anne is a freelance editor and writer with 17 years of experience in educational publishing. She worked as an in-house editor at Time Life and McGraw-Hill Education over a decade. Anne develops a diverse range of educational material, such as textbooks, e-books, apps, audio CDs, and DVDs for all levels from preschool to university. She specializes in ELT school material. Anne works in English and Chinese.
 
 
Katrin Tzembelikos
Art Director/Entrepreneur
M 9751 5456
katrinnancy78@hotmail.com
Having been an art director in advertising agencies for 12 years, Katrin is now an independent design consultant working on a range of personal and corporate projects. She enjoys the variety of her assignments and has recently co-created two brands from inception to a well-established brand look.
 
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Elizabeth Vongsaravanh
Artist/Designer/Entrepreneur
Icon Klub
M (856) 2099 300 788
lisaregale@yahoo.com
www.iconklub.com
Elizabeth Vongsaravanh is a native of Hungary. She is currently operating a cosy 1920s-style cocktail bar in Luang Prabang. Her art and writing are a reflection of her constant need to change, and a constant desire for permanence. A petal in the wind, a rock at the bottom of a lake, she strives to find balance through creation.
 
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Kaori West
Artist/Flautist/Facility Manager/Designer
T 2525 0706
M 6539 7846
sajkwest@aol.com
Kaori West is an aspiring artist and flautist. Born in Tokyo, married to an Englishman, she is a mother of three. After working in the US and Japan as an architectural facility project manager, she moved to Hong Kong in 2007.
 
 
Vikki Weston
Freelance Editor/Writer
T 2857 4940
M 9631 7658
vwedit@yahoo.com
Vikki has worked for many years as an editor and writer for publishers in Hong Kong and overseas. She has a special interest in children's fiction/non-fiction, educational and academic publishing and the arts, and is also experienced as a copywriter for non-profit organizations. Before moving to Hong Kong, she worked as a translator and English teacher in Berlin.
 
 
Sarah Wong
Part-time Journalist
T 2516 6777
M 9035 1024
sarahwong@globetech.org
Sarah was born and educated in Hong Kong and the United States. She is passionate about wine and travel and writes for the South China Morning Post.
 
 
Jocelyn Wong
Journalist
jocelynn.w@hotmail.com
www.jocelynwrites.com
Jocelyn Wong is a passionate lifestyle journalist who has been writing since 2010. Her passions lie in travelling and in literature. She is often spotted in different tea shops writing the afternoon away with a steaming hot mug of tea. You can find her work in South China Morning Post and Time Out HK.
 
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Adeline Yen Mah
Author
WiPS Patron
www.adelineyenmah.com
Hong Kong-educated Adeline Yen Mah is the best-selling author of Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella and Watching the Tree.
 
 
Geanette Y H Young
Vice President
Seema International Limited
M 6132 9366
yhyoung@excite.com
www.seema-international.com
Foremost a rider - side saddle her favourite seat - this former consultant to the British Equestrian Federation was inspired to write a book about the horses of China following a visit to breeder friends in Kentucky. She has since received a publication grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a publication offer from Homa and Sakey for a scheduled book release in the USA in late 2017.
 
 
Shannon Young
Writer/Editor/Teacher
M 9082 5677
snyoung88@gmail.com
www.shannonyoungwriter.com
Shannon Young is the author of a travel memoir called Year of Fire Dragons: An American Woman's Story of Coming of Age in Hong Kong (Blacksmith Books) and a bestselling Kindle Single on student debt. She edited an anthology of creative non-fiction by expat women in Asia called How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? (Signal 8 Press). Shannon also writes and publishes post-apocalyptic fiction under the pen name Jordan Rivet.
 
 
Polly Yu
Director
Polly Yu Production Ltd
T 2526 0206
pollyu1962@gmail.com
Polly provides rapid and efficient layout and design with competitive rates. Her major clients include India Capital Fund, Marc Faber Ltd, Royal Geographical Society, Zetland Hall, The Women's Foundation and many more.
 
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Gabriella Zanzanaini
Writer
zanzagabi@yahoo.com
www.funnelogychannel.com
Half-Italian, half-HongKonger, Gabriella only recently undertook an overland journey back to Hong Kong after many years abroad. Taking a break from her work on human rights and European policy on food and water, she has been writing stories about the city's people, culture and food for magazines and journals. She blogs at The Funnelogy Channel.
 
 
Cassi Zarzyka
Screenwriter/Script Developer/Journalist
T 2325 3082
M 5598 0778
cassimzw@gmail.com