A love for language led me into a degree in Linguistics followed by many years of teaching English as a Second Language in Australia and the UK.

 

I later became qualified in Australian migration law in order to establish a business as an Australian Registered Migration Agent. This work required outstanding attention to detail and importantly, also, a commitment to my clients during the long process of applying for Australian residency.

 

With a growing family I decided to slow down my migration business and I came back full circle to my first love: language. In recent years I have worked as a proofreader and copy-editor for self-publishers, businesses and students.

 

Throughout my career I have maintained that all-important work ethic. Whether teaching, representing clients in applying for Australian residency, or proofreading and copy-editing, I have always cared deeply about the quality of my work and have a strong sense of responsibility to every person involved in the process. 

Qualifications and training:

Basic Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre, UK)

□ Grammar at Work (Publishing Training Centre, UK)

□ Editing with Word (Society for Editors and Proofreaders, UK)

□ Immigration Law for Migration Agents (Distinction) (Deakin University, Australia)

□ RSA/Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Newnham College, Cambridge, UK)

□ BA (Hons) 2:1 Linguistics & Psychology (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

 

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