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    English proofreading with copyediting: essays, articles, reports, manuscripts and online texts

    I am an experienced proof reader of English texts and can help you to present your writing in the best possible light.
    I have worked in a professional capacity as a copywriter and proof reader for a top UK University Marketing department for numerous years and am also a qualified librarian, giving me an acute eye for precision and detail.
    I have since worked on commissions for proofreading academic articles, essays, manuscripts, websites and miscellaneous texts.
    Send me your texts and I can proofread and offer suggestions on language improvements, tailored to text type and proposed audience (academic, online etc.).

    Location

    Online via webcam

    General info

    Skills:
    Age:
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English

    About Me

    I am a ESL teacher living in Athens. I was born in New Zealand, but have lived in several other countries including Hong Kong and Russia. I have spent most of my life living and working in the UK so have a UK accent with a hint of NZ!
    With a background in Fine Art, Digital Marketing and Librarianship, most of my career has been spent working in a prestigious UK University, working to the highest academic standards.
    I always bring accuracy, rigor, literacy and a passion for the English language to my ESL teaching.
    I love to read with favourite subjects in history, politics, culture and literature.
    I also spend my spare time creating hand painted ceramics.

    Education

    2020: TEFL 120 hours (online).
    2000- 2002: Postgraduate Diploma in Information Science, City University, London.
    1997- 1999: MA Fine Art (Distinction), University of East London.
    1991- 1994: BA (Hons.) Fine Art (2:1 with 1st for Main-study in Painting), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    1990- 1991: National Diploma in Art and Design, Wimbledon School of Art and Design, London.

    Experience / Qualifications

    2022- ESL teacher, Athens, Greece.
    2019 - Feb 2022: Language School ESL teacher ILS, Moscow, Russia.
    2017- 2020: Ceramics online business, Etsy.
    2011-2018: Digital Media Coordinator, Communications and Marketing, University of Southampton, UK.
    2009-2010: Web Coordinator, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton.
    1998- 2008: Librarian and Library Assistant, Hartley Library, University of Southampton.
    1998- 2000: Art tutor, 'Open College of the Arts’, UK.
    1995- 1997: Sales staff, 'Dillons the Bookstore', Southampton, UK.
    I am a native speaking TEFL qualified ESL teacher. I have two and a half years’ experience working as an ESL teacher at an International Language school and taking private lessons. I have been preparing students for Cambridge English qualifications (KET through to CAE and Proficiency exams), marking trial exams, monitoring students' progress and marking homework. I have conducted lessons in conversational English or tailored lessons to students' particular requests/needs e.g. English for the academic workplace; English for younger students, teens or adults; English with a custom curriculum or using Cambridge (or other) course books, according to student level. I have a lifelong love of literature, a passion for the English language, and also years of experience in librarianship, copywriting and editing. This gives me an edge with literacy, accuracy and vocabulary and grammar. I am committed to each of my students and will tailor each class to fit their requirements; giving tuition across all aspects of the language (speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar) as well as monitoring progress and providing homework. Please provide your English need and I can devise a teaching plan for you.

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