Sarah worked in publishing in Edinburgh before moving to Hong Kong in 2003. She completed an MFA in writing at Hong Kong University in 2011. Since then she completed her first novel, The Dock, and is looking for a publisher for it. She has been involved with WiPS I Hong Kong for the last eight years.
Dr Karen Moyse lived in HK for 5 years, but is now in the UK. Her background is in Research Psychology and Children’s Nursing. Karen’s PhD focused on children 7-12 years and their use of mobile phones, finding that the development of freedom could be supported with the mobile. Karen has written several articles, a book and lectures internationally.
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.
A voracious reader and dedicated writer, Marria hails from Pakistan but is settled in Hong Kong. She ardently believes in the power of the written word to overhaul attitudes and social norms. For her words exist as cathartic spaces emerging as therapeutic zones calling for the expression of notions, yearnings and ideas.
Copyediting, Copywriting, Editing, Journalism, Language Training, Marketing, Proofreading, Speechwriting, Writing
Treena Nairne is a professional writer, editor, corporate trainer and communications coach. She founded Dashpoint Management in 2018 to share her skills in communications, coaching and teaching. She has worked in journalism, publishing, internal communications and media relations. Treena was president of WiPS in 2004 to 2005.
Mary-Jane is Regional Market Development Director at Oxford University Press. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Of Symbols Misused (2011), Unlocking (2013), and Cruel Little Bird (2016).
Company Directors/Managers, Copywriting, Proofreading, Speechwriting, Writing
Rinkoo is a freelance writer/editor, and an accredited personal development coach. After 20 years in the corporate world, Rinkoo started her own company, Unlocked Ltd. She received her MFA in Creative Writing (dist) from HKU and is the recipient of the HKU MFA Threshold Fellowship. She is also working on a memoir.
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.
Prime Sarmiento is an award-winning business journalist who specializes in the coverage of the ASEAN region. She loves to write in her journal, blogs about crystals and healing and has recently enrolled in an online course in memoir writing to rediscover her passion for creative non-fiction writing.