You have a story to tell, and we're here to help.

Don't mind our deceptively youthful looks,
we are editors and writers with over fifty years of combined experience
the publishing, media, and marketing industries.

(And yes, despite that, we're still well-adjusted and amazing to work with!)


  • Finished your manuscript? Our thoughtful feedback makes sure your writing gets the right polish while preserving your unique voice.

  • Or are you having problems finishing your book? We know how to light a fire under your butt and help you solve your writing questions.

  • We've worked with both new and experienced authors, and we know how to guide you to write your best.


  • Your idea is a spark that we'll use to ignite—okay, not a good metaphor for inflammable items like books, but we can take your idea and help you create the book that you've always dreamed of.

  • We've crafted memoirs, cookbooks, and how-to books, and we are good at making this process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.

  • Your book is as important to us as it is to you.



  • Not to worry! Your content won't be getting these reactions because we'll make sure that it's on-brand and appropriate.

  • We've worked on a huge variety of content, from art catalogues and white papers to Kickstarters and SEO-optimized posts. We can help you build a content strategy that gets the right results from the right people.



Doretta Lau has worked in media and publishing for over 20 years, starting her career as an intern at style and culture magazine Dazed & Confused. She was production editor at children’s publisher Scholastic Inc., editorial assistant for the literary annual NOON, arts and culture editor at HK Magazine, editor at visual culture museum M+, and managing editor at Asia Art Archive.

She is the author of a short story collection called How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Nightwood Editions, 2014) as well as four nonfiction books for children. As a freelance editor and consultant she has worked for such organizations as Penguin Random House, Greystone Books, Arsenal Pulp Press, WWF-Hong Kong, and Princeton School of Architecture.

Maloy helped us look inward at our strengths (the ones we often deny to ourselves), our failures (the ones we often dwell on) and the positive stories that come out of them.

Ana T. (Writer)


Maloy Luakian has done editorial work and marketing consulting for over 20 years. She was previously an editor at Macmillan Publishing Asia Pacific and, as a freelance editor, specializes in working with new and emerging writers to develop and refine their writing. She is a regular contributor to sites including The Takeout, and her fiction and non-fiction works have received an Honorable Mention from Glimmertrain, as well as a nomination for Best of the Net.

While doing promotions and marketing for Warner Music Asia Pacific, Maloy worked with artists including Missy Elliott, Linkin Park, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since striking out on her own, her branding and marketing clients have ranged from Michelin-starred restaurants and tech startups to entrepreneurs and writers. Her clients for content writing and strategy include Starbucks, Expedia, and

 successfully completed the All-around SEO course!.  Maloy Luakian successfully completed the Technical SEO course!.   Maloy Luakian successfully completed the Keyword research course!

Maloy gave me so much clarity about not just what I had been doing wrong, but what I had been doing right in the four or so odd years I've been an author . . . . I learned how I can draw on both my strengths and my weaknesses in order to be authentic to my readers. I can't recommend Maloy highly enough.

Ansela C. (Writer)


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Jason Spotts has worked as an editor, ghostwriter, features writer and corporate copywriter since 2009. He was the writer and editor of 2016’s Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts by Jason Licker, which was nominated for a James Beard Award and named as the #2 Asian Cookbook in the World at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2017. He was also the writer and editor of the follow-up tome, Baking with Licker, which was published in 2020.

Editorially, Jason has written for numerous publications including Crave, the South China Morning Post, Timeout Hong Kong and Asia Tatler’s Hong Kong Best Restaurants Guide. He has also written for Fodor’s Travel Guide and produced brand books for Siemens Hong Kong and Café de Coral. Jason has also been a long-term writer for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and has created online content for Lady M, Lane Crawford, Conrad Hong Kong and others in both the corporate and lifestyle arenas of Hong Kong.

To be honest, I do not know if my books would have had any success without Jason. He has the rare ability to make anyone’s thoughts sound vivid, clear and precise. I highly recommend his ability to bring your vision into reality.

Jason Licker (Chef and Author)

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