About Polly Yu

Polly provides rapid and efficient layout and design with competitive rates. Her major clients include the Hong Kong Gardening Society (The Gardener Hong Kong), Gloom, Boom and Doom Report by Dr Marc Faber, the Royal Geographical Society (The Globe), Zetland Hall (annual calendar), India Capital Fund (financial statements) and many more.

Woman at Work: ROBYN FLEMMING

Robyn Flemming is an author and freelance copyeditor based in Australia. She lived in Hong Kong from 1986 to 1993. With Polly Yu, she was a founding member of HKWiPS and the Society’s first president. She has freelanced for over 35 years and has clients in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

For the past six years, Robyn has been writing a memoir about her roller-coaster life, including her years in […]

Carol Dyer

Ray Cordeiro rose from humble beginnings to become a giant in the music industry. His passion for popular music, especially of the 1930s to 1960s, brought enormous pleasure to millions over the airwaves for more than 50 years. His daily late-night show had almost a cult following among Hong Kong people, here and overseas.

More than a story of one man, this book documents the history […]

Woman at Work: BHAKTI MATHUR

Bhakti Mathur grew up in Delhi, India, and with a graduate degree in economics and a postgraduate degree in finance from Delhi University pursued a career in banking for 22 years. In 2000, she and her husband moved to Hong Kong, which she now calls home and where both her children were born.

In 2010, unable to find a picture book on Holi, the Indian festival of colours, for her young sons, she […]

WiPS Newsletter: July 2021

Dear Members,

Last Saturday week, I experienced an Imprint rush. This can clearly be defined as a moment when one feels grateful for having made the decision to be part of Hong Kong WiPS.

That day, I was in fact in a rush to find cool shelter from the Hong Kong glue air summer. Indeed, it was sticky. Silk Road Café at […]

Woman at Work: ELIZABETH VONGSARAVANH

Elizabeth Vongsaravanh is a Hungarian artist who has lived in Laos for more than two decades. She received a degree in English studies in Hungary after spending two years in Canada out of spite for not getting accepted into art school. 

She kick-started her artistic journey after settling into her new home in Laos, adapting quickly to the unfamiliar environment, culture and traditions, which are manifested and reflected in her pieces. […]

Woman at Work: ELSIE SZE

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elsie graduated from HKU, majoring in English, and taught at King’s College, Hong Kong, before leaving for her master’s programme at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her husband’s studies and work took them to Columbus, Ohio, then Chicago where she acquired a master’s degree in library science. Raising their three sons in Chicago, Elsie balanced her role as homemaker with a career as a librarian. In […]

Sue Dockstader

The Adventures of Henry the Field Mouse books revolve around Henry, an amiable field mouse who befriends a family of mice and embarks on a series of escapades exploring the English countryside. While not intentionally educational, 3 to 7-year-olds will learn a little about the appearance and habitats of different animals and see how they can all be friends, even though they don’t look the […]

Heather Diamond

When an American woman in her forties meets her Chinese husband-to-be, she has no idea how much love will upend her life. Moving from Texas to Hawaii requires a midlife reinvention. It does not, however, prepare her for immersion into her new Chinese family. When the couple moves to the Hong Kong island of Cheung Chau, she finds herself charmed by family traditions and community […]

Woman at Work: RINKOO RAMCHANDANI

At age 23, Rinkoo worked briefly for the now defunct Asiaweek magazine, where she received her first byline. Shortly after the publication of her book review of Memoirs of a Geisha, she accepted a job offer from a corporate giant, and like a reliable Gen Xer, she followed the money for the next 22 years.

While sourcing and supply chain served her well throughout her career, in her mid-40s, she decided it was […]

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