Professional Profiles
Simon Miles
Dr. Simon Miles
Managing Director and Principal Trainer
BSc (Hons), PhD, RSA Cert. TEFLA, Cambridge Dip. ELTA

Dr Simon Miles is Hong Kong’s leading workplace writing coach and trainer. He has personally coached almost 1200 middle to senior managers from multinational companies in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has trained approximately double that number since setting up My Writing Coach Ltd. in 2006. More

Simon Milligan
Dr. Simon Milligan
Senior Trainer
BSc (Hons), PhD, RSA Cert. TEFLA, Cambridge Dip. ELTA

Simon Milligan is the former head of English language training at two of Hong Kong’s largest banks: Bank of China (Director of English Language Training, 6 years) and HSBC (Senior Training Manager, 8 years). More

Alison Ridley
Ms. Alison Ridley
Senior Trainer
BA (Hons) English, PGDip (Applied Linguistics), DTEFLA

As one of Hong Kong's best known authorities in workplace writing, and the former head of the prestigious Centre for Professional and Business English (CPBE) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, we’re thrilled that Alison has chosen Writing Coach Ltd for the next stage of her career development. More

Bryan Beaton
Mr. Bryan Beaton
Senior Trainer
MA (TESOL), BSc (Hons)

As a corporate trainer and a teacher trainer, with over 30 years' experience in India, Hong Kong and China, and as a long-time contributor to Writing Coach Ltd, Bryan Beaton is a cornerstone of our business. More

Matthew Paine
Mr. Matthew Paine
Senior Trainer
M.Ed (TESOL) with 'Merit', CELTA (1997), CTEFLA (1994)

A leading authority for in-house workplace English training, a veteran of 21 years' experience in three countries, an Oxford-educated Master’s Degree holder, and a long-term Hong Kong resident; we're lucky to have Matthew as one of our team. More

Bill Lawrence
Mr. Bill Lawrence
Senior Trainer
BA(Hons), MA (Business and Taxation), JD, American Attorney at Law, Cert. in Teaching Business English

Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he received both his B.A. and JD degrees. He speaks French (and empathizes with other second language learners) having studied one year at the Université de Bordeaux. He has a masters degree in Business & Taxation- Transnational Practice from the McGeorge School of Law in California. He is a past member of the bar associations of California and Colorado. More

Greg Price
Mr. Greg Price
Copywriter and Editor
MA English Lit., Prep Cert English Language Teaching to Adults

Greg provides writing, editing and document development services for Writing Coach clients. Greg's career as a writer goes back over 20 years. His clients have included AMP, The Australian Tax Office and tender specialists Shipley Asia Pacific. More

Thomas Pickford
Mr. Thomas Pickford
Course Director

Tom Pickford relocated to Hong Kong from the UK in 2010. He is experienced in account management, client relationship, sales and customer services. More

Victoria Vinning
Ms. Victoria Vinning
Course Manager
BA (Hons), BSc, NVQ

Vicki has worked in both the private and public sector in the UK. She has gained most of her experience from her varied management roles across the UK National Health Service. During her time at there, Vicki gained extensive experience in developing services, tendering for private and public projects and managing contracts. More