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. She received her MFA in Creative Writing (dist) from HKU and is the recipient of the HKU MFA Threshold Fellowship. She is also an editor for the SPCA and is 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.
Dimple Shah arrived in Hong Kong ten years ago and promptly decided to forgo a lucrative career in banking and finance for the unquantifiable joys of writing. An avid consumer of words all her life, she has only recently officially assumed the mantle of producer of words and spinner of yarns.
Dania Shawwa Abuali founded and ran Haven Books from 2005 to 2013, 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.
An Indian origin now in Hong Kong for the last 10 years. A mother of two daughters yet a little girl from the heart. I have worked in the media industry all my life. Have anchored many television shows and grappled with the print media like the back of hand resulting which I have a magazine running successfully in Hong Kong and china.
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.