Portfolio

Note only selected works have been shown here; for a more complete list, do refer to my LinkedIn page.

PROJECTS IN 2017

So far this year, I have undertaken editorial work for the following publications and organisations.

* Challenge, magazine of the Public Service Division (PSD)
* Contact, magazine of the Ministry of Education (MOE)
* Evidence+, magazine of the National University Health System (NUHS)
* Equinet Academy (digital knowledge academy)
* ConsultWho.sg (financial advisory portal)
* SilkWinds, the monthly inflight magazine of SilkAir
* I have also copyedited academic papers and theses.
* Principal investigator (contract basis) with the Disabled People’s Association (DPA), for a research project done in conjunction with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
* Researcher and writer on disability case studies for Singapore Management University

Projects I am currently undertaking:
* Editorial consultant for Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore

* Editor for ‘Three Decades of Asia Pacific Deaf Sports: 1984-2017″ published by Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation

* Volunteer copyeditor for the official newsletter of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

EDITORIAL

I took on various editorial roles for these book projects.

Three Gems (Derek Liang, Partridge Publishing Singapore, 2017) – Editor

Exceptional Journeys: Ten case studies of positive employment practices for persons with disabilities (Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices and SG Enable, 2014) – Writer

Singapore: Insights from the inside (ed. David Fedo, Singapore International Foundation/Ethos Books, 2012) – Copyeditor

A whole neu world: 18 months in Laos (Neu Wee Teck, Ethos Books, 2012) – Editor

That night by the beach and other stories for a film score (Phan Ming Yen, Ethos Books, 2012) – Editor

Ordinary stories in an extraordinary world (Aqilah Teo, Ethos Books, 2012) – Editor

A nation awakes: Frontline reflections (ed. Tan Jee Say, Ethos Books, 2011) – Copyeditor

Telltale: 11 stories | A study companion (Dr Dennis Yeo, Ethos Books, 2011) – Copyeditor

A is for Achar, L is for Love (Tammy L Wong, Ethos Books, 2011) – Editor (and cover photographer!)

Voting in change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election (eds. Kevin YL Tan & Terence Lee, Ethos Books, 2011) – Copyeditor

Spaces of the dead: A case from the living (ed. Kevin YL Tan, Singapore Heritage Society, 2011) – Copyeditor

A world to change: Inspiring lives in social work (Singapore Association of Social Workers, 2008) – Writer & researcher

Over there: Poems from Singapore and Australia (eds. Alvin Pang & John Kinsella, 2008) – Proofreader & publishing coordinator


WRITING

These are published pieces of mine in various places – newspapers, magazines, websites, official blogs, and so on. Many relate to disability and social service issues as well as my voluntary work in Timor Leste.

Commentary, op-ed & feature articles

“Nothing about us without us” | The Art of Advocacy in Singapore, Ethos Books, edited by Constance Singam & Margaret Thomas, 2017

The Budget Issue | Challenge (Singapore Public Service Division), January/February 2017

5 things to note before hiring a digital marketing agency | Equinet Academy, 10 March 2017

Spotlight on national award winners | Evidence+ (National University Health System), October 2016

Stand and deliver | Contact (Ministry of Education), July 2016 [pages 18-19]

Going WHOA @WOHA Architects | DPA blog, 11 April 2014

It’s easier than you think | Challenge (Public Service Division), March 2014

Why Singapore needs disability legislation | TODAY, 3 December 2013

When the troublemakers make the difference | The Online Citizen, 27 August 2013

Resetting mindsets about disability | TODAY, 25 July 2013

One week on the Lord Nelson | DPA blog, 10 June 2013

Everyday people | DPA blog, 30 May 2013

One year in Timor | Humaneity Magazine, June 2012

Riding the sartorial wave | SPRING News (Spring Singapore), 2009

The President who was a ‘nuisance’ | A world to change: Inspiring lives in social work, 2008


Forum letters

Speed up efforts to improve special education | Straits Times, 7 August 2016

Deaf workers have thrived in diverse fields | Straits Times, 11 January 2015

‘Positive’ words paint unrealistic picture of disabled community | Straits Times, 4 April 2014

 What disabled students need | Straits Times, 12 February 2014

Transport for the disabled: Do more to plug gaps | Straits Times, 27 January 2014

Allowing guide dogs with the blind is a right, not a privilege | TODAY, 13 September 2013


Talks & presentations

I was invited to give a talk at an U@live session which is “a special monthly forum that will showcase the many outstanding members of the NUS community – students, faculty and alumni – who have been indefatigable in championing causes that will make this a better world.” Well, not I say one; they say one. (Sign language interpretation is provided in the video.)

And I was also a guest speaker for the 2013 edition of the United Nations Association of Singapore Model United Nations (UNASMUN) Preparatory Conference.

The first time I went on TV, it was for, of all things, a ‘live’ talk show – Channel NewsAsia’s Talking Point. The horror, the horror! But it turned out well.. the relief, the relief! Unfortunately, only the transcript is online now.

I am also available for speaking engagements and workshops on disability and writing/publishing topics – which, admittedly, seem to be in disparate realms. But, hey, these are my areas of expertise. I have spoken at schools, corporates and on radio and television. Just email me to discuss and haggle. 


WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ME
(Yup, I’m a publicity hound. Woof!)

A chapter was devoted to my work in Timor Leste in Building a better world, the Singapore International Foundation’s 25th anniversary book published in 2016.

Sign language videos with GE terms to aid voters (Straits Times, 23 July 2015) – I was quoted in the news item, as I was leading the team behind this accessibility initiative.

The New Nation is known more for its satirical and very funny articles, but I’m grateful for its much more sober coverage and interview with me (thanks, Shihan!). NUS News did a write-up on my U@live session too.

Last – and least – I was mentioned in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 2010 National Day Rally Speech for being good looking and making Singapore look good. If you wish to watch it, here’s the official Youtube video (it starts at the point where my handsome visage first appears). Or you can read the official transcript (paragraph 75).

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