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imelda cruz-wood Imelda Cruz-Wood is a native of Santa Rita Pampanga. A graduate of BSC Economics, she was able to use her Economics course for two years and from then on pursued her real interestwriting. She was first employed as product researcher for Graphic Arts Service Inc., then one of two major publishing companies in the Philippines. When opportunity knocked, she grabbed the chance to be trained as writer and editor for the same company. For eight years, she was writing and at the same time editing comics scripts and short stories in prose (1988 to 1996). From 1996 to 1997, she was appointed food editor for a weekly English women's magazine, called Chic, and eventually became its editor for eight years before migrating to New Zealand in 2004. She continued writing a monthly column for St. Paul Publication's Homelife magazine until July 2009.

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