Publishing & Journalism

Whether you're looking to commission a travel feature, business trends article, celebrity interview or city guide in Asia or beyond, Scribes has it covered.

Need a profile of the Creative Director of Hermes' luxury Chinese brand Shang Xia, or a magazine supplement on Chinese investment opportunities in Colombia? How about an update for the Wallpaper* Guide Shanghai or a business travel column for AmEx? We've done them all. Our Asia-based writers collaborate with leading online and offline publishers to create inspiring magazine features, interviews, editorial content, blogs, guide information and bespoke reports.

Scribes' directorial team of Gary Bowerman and Amy Fabris-Shi count a combined 25 years of editorial experience, and more than 20 years working in Asia. You'll find our work regularly featured in myriad publications including Business Traveler, DestinAsian, Centurion, CNN Traveller,, Prestige Hong Kong, Upward Curve, SilverKris, Platinum, TTG Asia, AsiaSpa, New York Times – T Magazine, Mr & Mrs Smith Boutique Hotel Directory and Shanghai Business Review.



Marketing & Communications

Scribes of the Orient provides professional concept planning, strategy development and copywriting services to a fast-expanding portfolio of new and long-term clients. No matter your deadline or detailing, our professionally tailored services create targeted content solutions enhanced by a succinct dose of imagination and style.

Blue-chip companies, PR and ad agencies rely on Asia's boutique content consultancy to craft incisive and engaging English-language press and marketing materials, websites, brochures, ads and presentations. With broad-based experience and understanding of different Asian markets, we are experts at "getting your message right in Asia".

We've recently developed press kits, media ads and collaterals for InterContinental Hotels and Wharf Holdings and edited content for the China magazines of Hilton and Kempinski Hotels. We have prepared newsletters, online content and ghostwritten articles for Jones Lang LaSalle; created the website words for RUSH Sports Investment & Marketing; and commissioned, wrote and edited a bilingual quarterly staff magazine for Citi China.



Travel & Hospitality

Our well-connected wordsmiths draw from broad-ranging experience as globetrotting journalists, researchers, marketers and consultants to enliven travel and hospitality projects with real insight and edge. Scribes' impeccable travel and tourism credentials and contacts have resulted in the rapid growth of this specialist division for global and boutique hotels, travel companies, airlines and F&B firms.

Our diverse projects with Peninsula, Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah and Grand Hyatt Hotels have included developing ad slogans, speeches, marketing proposals, press kits and brochures. We collaborated with Turner Commercial Productions to create a Hangzhou tourism website; developed brochures for the Serica luxury train journey from Beijing to Lhasa; and wrote F&B press materials for Xiao Nan Guo, KEE Club and Morton's in Shanghai and Nanhai No. 1 and Megu in Hong Kong.

In recognition of our travel and tourism expertise, Scribes Directors are frequently invited to present speeches and join panels. We have made conference presentations and facilitated travel and tourism panels in Shanghai and Singapore, and we're on the professional jury of the annual AsiaSpa Baccarat Awards and Miele Guide Special Jury.



Editorial Services

Scribes of the Orient has a diverse media background and provides a wide range of editorial support and publishing management services to clients across Asia and worldwide.

We offer specialist copy-editing, proof-reading and English/Chinese translation. Our research and fact-checking skills and on-the-ground knowledge are called upon to update guidebooks and compile business reports. We also undertake full-scale publishing management of books, magazine supplements, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, and corporate and media websites.

Our varied assignments range from trend-spotting for Diageo and providing translation services for design companies and media agencies to being invited into editorial departments to train staff and copy-editing the China magazines of Hilton and Kempinski Hotels. Our editorial experts have also been entrusted to project manage a quarterly staff magazine and a CSR report for Citi China, the eFinancialCareers Relocation Guide and the Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore Culture & Shopping Highlights series for German publisher, WSW.