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After graduating from the University of Sydney and teaching in various high schools I moved to Greece where I have been teaching and training teachers in my private school for over twenty years.

I have taken sound steps in publishing by working closely with various project managers in international ELT publishing houses.

Latest projects include, writing two primary level Teacher's Book for Pearson International, content editing graded readers for Penguin, adapting primary courses for a leading ELT publisher, copy editing test and writing materials, editing and proof reading e-books and works of fiction.  I have adapted, edited and creating ELT content for QBS learning for an adult course, worked on a project for Macmillan and am currently editing for Kaplan International.

I received first prize for the Disabled Access Competition (a graded reader) in January 2014 and won the lesson share May 2014 and November 2014 competition for Macmillan publishing.

I have also written several short stories, one of which has been approved for an upcoming anthology.

Mind, Body and Soul

I have worked extensively with Heidi Sawyer and other Mind, Body and Soul authors on various projects. With Heidi Sawyer, I helped develop her Six Week Psychic Course by writing and editing it.

I have also written many articles under the pseudonym of Seraphia Preston which have been published in various e-magazines. I have a full understanding of this field and can work with any of its components where writing, editing and managing are concerned.


Jan 1986Dec 1990

B.A. Dip.Ed.

The University of Sydney

University of Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Arts

  • English Literature, Ancient and Modern History, Psychology,
  • Modern Greek and Social Psychology

College Of Advanced Education Sydney, Australia

Diploma of Advanced Education

  • Included in the studies were methods of teaching a foreign language in the classroom.
  • Practice teaching in various high schools in Sydney.

Work experience


Kaplan International

Editing and adapting material for primary level.

Content Creator / Content Editor

QBS Learning

Adapted, created and content edited an adult course for the Middle East market.

Writer / Editor / Developer

Pearson ELT

Writer of two primary level ELT Teacher's Books.

Adapted two courses for the American, European and Arab market.

Content Editor/Writer

Penguin/Pearson ELT

Editor and content writer for Penguin graded readers.


Hyphen S.A.

Commissioned to edit and proofread, content edit ELT material for Hyphen S.A. Publishing Services. Work included adapting material for the Asian, American and Arab market and developing ELT material.


Hot English Publisher

Writer of Teacher's notes for CLIL material

ESOL Oral Examiner

Cambridge University

Oral Examiner for levels B2 and C2.

Short Story

Spectacle Publishing

A short story entitled 'The Funeral' was accepted by Spectacle Publishing for an upcoming anthology which will be released in December.

I have guest blogged on various children's sites and author blogs.


Compass Media Publishing.

Wrote a total of eight short graded readers and workbooks. 


Sgouras Translation Services

Accredited as a freelance translator and have opened my own translation office in Patras, Greece.

Principal / Owner / Teacher Trainer

Sgouras Foreign Language School
  • Opened my own Foreign Language School.
  •  Taught and still teach all levels of ELT classes with a high pass rate in formal exams (FCE,CPE, ECCE, ECPE, EDEXCEL) most of which reach 100%.
  •  Train teachers for my own or other foreign language schools, run and coordinate workshops for new ELT teachers.
  • Administrative work, manage staff and school syllabus.
  • Creation of components for most text books including vocabulary tests, revision sheets, extra lessons plans, graded readers, grammar tests and grammar worksheets. 


Person of the Year - Patras 2013
Voted in as person of the year for Patras after gathering important information and statistics to use in a campaign to open the local airport.    

Skills and Interests.

  • Speak, read and write Greek fluently.
  • Can use Microsoft Word efficiently.
  • Avid reader of English and Greek literature.
  • Manage editing and writing projects.
  • Fiction writer of Children's and Adult's stories.

Macmillan Lesson Share Winner

Winner of May 2014 Lesson Share Competition.

Macmillan Lesson Share Winner

Winner of November 2014 Lesson Share Competition.

Disabled Access Winner.

January 2014, Winner of the Disabled Access Competition for an A2 level Graded Reader judged by ELT Teacher2Writer.