Stephanie Yao Gou
Stephanie Yao Gou

From a hobby to a career

Why do you write? 

 

I am an idea-person and writing is a natural way to share.

 

When did you start your career in writing?

 

It was one of my hobbies before I completed my training as a qualified accountant. Until 2011, when I played a leading role in several event projects focusing on the Chinese City professionals, I collaborated my copywriting and media/PR communication skills with strategic planning, project management and organisational skills. I was recommended by words of mouth to translate marketing brochures for high profile clients and write Olympic related news stories for media in China. 

 

With great success in commercial content writing, I was commissioned by Air China In-flight Magazine in 2013 to write column articles on monthly basis, introducing modern British life to Chinese speaking travellers.  I also ghost-write celebrities stories for the magazine.

 

How do you juggle between a full-time job and writing projects?

 

I was lucky that most of my employment contracts as a chartered accountant are project-based, which offers me the opportunity to discover different industries: legal, energy, public sector, financial service, education and ect.  I enjoy working with and observing people from different backgrounds, which often inspired my writings. 

 

On the other hand, thanks to my professional training in the commercial environment,  I always deliver by the deadline and my editors really appreciate it.

 

Apart from writing for the in-flight magazines, do you have a blog or social media?

 

I was lucky that most of my employment contracts as a chartered accountant are project-based, which offers me the opportunity to discover different industries: legal, energy, public sector, financial service, education and ect.  I enjoy working with and observing people from different backgrounds, which often inspired my writings. 

 

On the other hand, thanks to my professional training in the commercial environment,  I always deliver by the deadline and my editors really appreciate it.

 

 

 

  

 

Hello, My name is Stephanie Gou, a full-time qualified accountant. I am also an energetic and passionate jounalist, translator and writer. 

 

This website introduces my works and achievements outside of my 9-to-5 professional life.

 

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A Journery of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu

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