I started my working life as a high school English, Drama and Junior Science teacher, based on an undergrad degree that included English Literature, German Language, Psychology, Biology and Physiology. That was followed by a Dip. Ed. and later a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, and then CELTA and IELTS Examiner certifications. I also have a Diploma in Art & Design and have completed numerous writing courses.
As well as teaching, I’ve worked for a market research company (SIA) where my job included writing advertising copy. As an assistant for the Linguistics Department at Monash, my job was to write reports on my linguistic analysis of language-use samples that I’d recorded in field studies. I’ve also worked on a number of committees where my duties included all correspondence, newsletter updates and operational guideline drafting.
As the sub-editor and publicist for a Sydney-based environmental magazine (Green Pages), my role was to write press releases, articles and advertorials as well as proofread and copy-edit all submissions to ensure they were ready for print by the publication deadline.
For eight years, I taught part-time at Monash University (Frankston) on an introductory German language program.
I have taught as a tertiary Academic English instructor (UTS College, Sydney) for over 12 years on courses that focus on writing skills. I have also delivered English language courses in Tokyo, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai and Beijing, and examined IELTS candidates for Speaking in both Sydney and Paris. As a freelancer, I offer writing, proofreading, copy-editing and English language tuition services.
For you, this means that:
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Education & Certifications
Master of Arts
Art & Design
IELTS Speaking Examiner
Sub-editor & Writer
Green Pages Magazine
Academic English Instructor
UTS College Sydney
German language Instructor
English Language Teacher
Various Institutions in Tokyo, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai and Beijing
Linguistics Research Assistant
Macquarie University Sydney
British Council Paris
Various Committees (e.g., Australian Graduate Women)
Freelance writing, proofreading, copy-editing
Various Private Clients
High school English, Drama and Junior Science teacher
Various High Schools