Native English (UK), Teacher, Translator, Proofreader, Editor
I am a qualified, practised and experienced Teacher of Modern Languages and English as a Foreign Language. I have spent the past 12 years teaching in both England and Scotland (German and Spanish) and have set up my own online business Peak Language School - www.peaklanguageschool.com - teaching, translating and proofreading/editing English for native and non-native English speakers.
I read German (BA Hons) at Royal Holloway, University of London; Spanish at the University of Dundee, Scotland; and I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (St Mary's College, Twickenham, England) Secondary Modern Foreign Languages. I am a fully-qualified EFL/ESL teacher with experience teaching English in Austria and now through my own website.
I have also completed numerous English recordings for Austrian school examinations and for in-house school examinations in Scotland as well as several translations, some for large corporations such as Renault. I worked as a Personal Assistant to four Directors for a large international company in central London, England. The post required extensive linguistic skills as there was daily communication with the offices in Germany, Austria and Spain.
I type 68WPM in three languages and have extensive knowledge of Microsoft packages and social networking sites as well as experience in transcription of audio and video files. I am an experienced proofreader/editor having worked on several education documents / textbooks, children's storybooks, a YA novel, self-help books, health and fitness books, fantasy novels and business documents including real estate, IT and financial texts as well as advertising campaigns and websites.