Mary-Jane Newton is an educational publisher and poet. She was born in India and grew up in Germany. She lived in Hong Kong until December 2019 and then returned to Europe to live in the UK. Mary-Jane has been a member of WiPS since 2009 and was a committee member 2011-2013. She serves as the IMPRINT poetry editor.
Mary-Jane started her career teaching learning impaired children and adults before joining Oxford University Press as an Assistant Editor. She spent five years at Macmillan in various editorial roles and rejoined Oxford in 2016, where she was first responsible for publishing in China before overseeing publishing for the Asia region, including China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, and South East Asia. She is now Regional Market Development Director, planning market entry strategies for new areas of business. She holds a number of degrees, including an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and a post-graduate diploma from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
In her free time, Mary-Jane writes poetry. She has published two collections with Proverse Hong Kong and one with Orient Occident Press. She has been published in journals and anthologies internationally. Read or listen to her poetry at www.maryjanenewton.com.
Mary-Jane is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Oxford Union, and Women on Boards. She cares deeply about the universal right to education and freedom of speech and press.