Trainers

Saad Chinoy

Saad Chinoy

Saad Chinoy is a professional geek with a passion for technology and OpenSource philosophy, Saad conceptualizes tech solutions. Charged with Technology for Tusitala, he's been developing a digital publishing platform that leverages mobile app interactivity to create unique user experiences.Saad also volunteers with several non-profits and is a self-confessed maker and coffee-person. 

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Nilanjana Sengupta

Nilanjana Sengupta

Nilanjana Sengupta's recent book The Female Voice of Myanmar: Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi was published by the Cambridge University Press in October 2015. Her forthcoming book is Singapore, My Country: Biography of M Bala Subramanion, due out in May 2016, to be published by World Scientific, Singapore.

Born in Kolkata, India, Nilanjana studied humanities at the Presidency College and holds a master’s degree in business management. She worked as a free-lance journalist in Mumbai, writing for the Times of India and Hindustan Times. Since 2010, she has lived in Singapore, having been associated as a Visiting Fellow with the Asia Research Institute, NUS as well as with the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.  Her earlier publication, A Gentleman’s Word: The Legacy of Subhas Chandra Bose in Southeast Asia, was first published by ISEAS, Singapore in 2012 and then by the Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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Samuel Seow

Samuel Seow

Described as a “mover and shaker” in Singapore’s legal industry by Asian Legal Business, Samuel Seow is the Managing Director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation, and his expertise lies in the field of intellectual property law, with a special focus on the application of these laws to the entertainment, arts and media industries. The Law Corporation has also been ranked annually in the prestigious “AsiaPacific Legal 500”in the field of media laws and intellectual property. Samuel is also a member of several international entertainment and trade mark associations. Samuel regularly speaks at seminars and courses on the subjects of Intellectual Property as well as Entertainment, Arts and Media laws. 

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Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah brings her 15 years of professional storytelling experience together with a background in social work and education. She has been working in the field of education for over 30 years and strongly believes that storytelling is the perfect means to impart values in a non-didactic way.

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Moses Sia

Moses Sia

Moses is an experienced educator and workshop facilitator with a special interest in creativity. He has authored and illustrated many TinyTap creations and is recognised as one of its Trusted Teachers. He has also written and illustrated Creative Cool Cat - A Guide to TIM-BUG-Tool, a book on creativity. With over 20 years of experience as an educator and his passion for learning, Moses enjoys co-creating memorable and meaningful learning experiences with his participants.

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Swee Leng Teoh

Swee Leng Teoh

Swee Leng Teoh is a graduate from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She currently manages and runs her own editorial consultancy, providing editorial services to international and local publishers. She has worked for many years as a professional editor on a wide range of business and consumer books and journals. She has also written for Asian-based magazines such as Silkwinds, Asian Hotel & Catering Times, Travelmart and Tourism Asia. She wrote, edited and co-published Our Kuching: The Vanishing Street Cats of Singapore.

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Audrey Tan

Audrey Tan

Audrey is Director of Learning at Splendour Labs. A former school Vice-Principal and passionate Literature teacher with over 12 years of experience in education, Audrey enjoys facilitating reading and writing classes. She is also a Positive Psychology consultant who adopts strengths-based approaches to help individuals and organisations flourish. She enjoys combining her love of Literature and Positive Psychology to develop workshops that focus on strengths, positive emotions, empathy, and resilience. An engaging speaker and workshop presenter, she has trained hundreds of teachers.

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Verena Tay

Verena Tay

Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com) is a writer, editor, storyteller and theatre practitioner. She has published a short story collection, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light (2012), and three play collections: In the Company of Women (2004), In the Company of Heroes (2011) and Victimology (2011). She has also edited nine fiction anthologies, including the popular Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. An Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (Aug–Nov 2007), she holds three Masters degrees in English Literature, Voice Studies and Creative Writing. She is currently working on her first novel.

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Christina Thomas

Christina Thomas is a freelance editor, proofreader and trainer who works on books and corporate and online texts. She is an advanced member of the SfEP ( Society for Editors and Proofreaders) in the UK. Working with colleagues, she has developed editing courses for the SfEP and the Publishing Training Centre in the UK. This collaborative approach enables her to incorporate a wide area of expertise into training courses.

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Tim Tucker

Tim Tucker

Tim Tucker is an independent digital content strategist and user experience specialist. He provides training and consultancy to some of the world’s leading publishers and media organisations, including Harper Collins, Hachette UK, Publishing Scotland, The Telegraph Media Group, News International, IPC Media, Reed Business Information and BBC Magazines. 

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Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee has been a professional storyteller for 15 years and has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling in various aspects of education. A strong focus of her work has been in the use of storytelling in various aspects of education. She has conducted numerous workshops in this area in Singapore, in the region and beyond. 

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Wendy Wong

Wendy Wong

Wendy  Wong: 10 years of working with typography, colours and breathing space have not dulled Wendy Wong's enthusiasm for design. Recently, this mom of two has focused her efforts into building user interfaces for interactive apps. When she’s not seeking comfort from food, Wendy appreciates the work of others at Kiki.K and Etsy.
 

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Wong Swee Yean

Wong Swee Yean

Swee Yean, an experienced storyteller and trainer, has been telling stories in schools, libraries and museums for the past 12 years.  She has also trained teachers and emerging storytellers of all ages from 7 to 70. Before becoming a professional storyteller, she was a secondary school teacher. She likes to nurture the yearning for learning that she sees in all her students. 

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