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QUALIFICATIONS

Native speaker level of mastery and understanding of English

  • English was first language spoken at home and at school while growing up.
  • Fluent in all aspects of speaking, listening, reading, writing and pronunciation (Midlands English accent).
  •  Attended British and American international schools in Africa and Asia for primary and secondary education.
  •  For evidence of fluency, International School Bangkok diploma and scores for the following tests are available on request: GCE O-Levels, GMAT, SAT and TOEFL.
  • Certified for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and to Young Learners (TEYL)

University Degrees: Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from international programmes with all courses taught in English.

EXPERIENCE

  • 10 years’ experience in proofreading and editing articles, documents and papers in academic, business, engineering, and scientific disciplines. All written works were in English.
  • 9 years’ experience in Communicative Language Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Thai secondary school and university students.
  • 5 years’ experience in teaching undergraduate level introductory business courses in English.

Work History

Aug 2015Present

Part-time and Back-up English Editor

Mind Your Language Global, Hong Kong

Proofreading: Business correspondence, reports and public relations materials published in English by various corporations in the Chinese hospitality, tourism and MICE industries. Average of 50,000-60,000 words per month.

June 2015Present

Freelance English Proofreader

Proofreading: Research papers, corporate correspondence and reports, and post-graduate student dissertations. Prospective clients found and contacted on the Internet.

Sep 2009Present

External Academic  EnglishProofreader

Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Proofreading: Dissertations by graduate and doctorate students, and research papers by professors. More than 200 documents completed to date.

to date.

June 2011July 2012

Contract English Editor

Open Source Center, Bangkok Bureau, Embassy of the United States of America, Thailand

Proofreading: Online English translations of written and transcribed material from various public media sources in Eastern Asian countries. 90,000 to 120,000 words per month.

June 2010Aug 2015

University Lecturer in Business Management,   and Academic Tutor

Bangkok School of Management, Thailand

- Business:  Lecturer in undergraduate courses, including business ethics, human relations and information technology. All courses taught in English.

- Economics: Tutor students in IGCSE and GCE Advanced Level examinations taken in English.

- English:  Academic English to prospective overseas university students and Business English to corporate clients. Prepare students for GMAT, IELTS, IGCSE, SAT and TOEFL examinations.

- Mathematics: Prepare students for IGCSE, GCE, GMAT and SAT examinations taken in English.

- Proofreading: Textbooks and workbooks for English language instruction in Thai elementary schools.

Oct 2006Oct 2009

University Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language

School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

- Lecturing: Taught regular General English and English for Academic Purposes courses to undergraduates and graduates. Selected and adapted course materials to suit course requirements. Designed and taught customized evening courses on request. Used Computer-aided Language Learning software for some courses.

- Proofreading and Research: Served as official proofreader of Department. Checked course materials designed by Thai colleagues. Corrected approximately 40 academic and research documents, such as research papers of graduate students as well as engineering, scientific and technical articles by lecturers of engineering departments. Participated in monthly research discussions of the Department.

-Assessment: Created items for placement tests. Assessed spoken and written English skills of Thai candidates for overseas Ph.D. scholarships.

Jun 2010Oct 2010

English Language Teacher

St. John’s College of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand

Teaching: General English conversation courses to Thai secondary school students.

Feb 2010Oct 2010

English Language Instructor

Language Institute of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand
Teaching: Regular General English courses to Buddhist clergy and lay adult learners.
May 2010Sep 2010

Business English Instructor

Inlingua School of Languages Bangkok Thailand, Fashion Island Branch

Teaching: Business English course for working adults.

May 2006Sept 2006

English Language Instructor and Administrative Assistant

Spencer International Co. Education and Training Solutions, Bangkok, Thailand

- Teaching: English to secondary school students at Triam Udom Pattanagan School. Designed a content-based course using English movies to teach about characterisation, genres, plots, settings and themes.

- Administration: Compiled and edited curricula and course materials used in various schools that employed the company’s teachers.

May 2006May 2006

English lnstructor

American University Alumni Language Centre (AUA), Rayong, Thailand

Teaching: Taught intensive English summer course to secondary school students. Used a course book, but also designed supplemental games and activities.

May 2004Apr 2006

Logistics Business Development

Logistics Centre, Schenker (Thai) Co., Thailand

- Logistical operations: Analysed and calculated accounting and operational data for logistical operations using Microsoft Access and Excel extensively. Trained new university graduates in company procedures and use of software applications.

- Business communications in English: Writing and editing business communications with foreign clients. Created and delivered presentations at meetings. Wrote and proofread proposals and operational reports. Wrote and proofread operational reports. Proofread two major contracts. Created charts, diagrammes and outlines explaining company's logistical processes.

June 2002June 2003

Public Relations and IT Administrator

Dance Centre School of Performing Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

- Public relations: Created and managed contact database of customers, sponsors, and embassies. Wrote formal letters to solicit support for and to promote the School’s activities and events. Created brochures, posters, newsletters and other informational material. Edited video footage of events.

- IT Administration: Procured and installed hardware and software. Created business and public relations documents. Maintained and updated website.

Nov 1994Apr 1995

Intern, Industry and Technology Division

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand

Research: Conducted a research project and produced a report on the South Korean electronics industry. Attended regular division meetings and international conferences.

Education

Jun 2007Sept 2009

Professional Development in English Language Teaching

School of Liberal Arts, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Satisfactorily completed 4 Master Degree courses in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching (ELT) to increase and update knowledge of language teaching theories, methodologies and techniques. Courses, each taught in English and consisting of 45 contact hours, included: Theories of Language Learning, Linguistic Description in ELT, Principles of Teaching, and Teaching the Spoken Language.

Apr 2006Apr 2006

Certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and to Young Learners (TEYL)

Chichester College (UK), Bangkok Branch, Thailand

English was the medium of instruction.

June 1998May 2004

Master in Business Administration

Asian University , Chonburi, Thailand

English was the medium of instruction.

June 1997May 1998

Master of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

English was the medium of instruction.

Sept 1988June 1994

Bachelor in Computer Science

Mahidol University International College, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

English was the medium of instruction.

Jan 1986May 1987

High School Diploma

International School Bangkok, Thailand

Attended secondary school. English was the medium of instruction.

Oct 1982Dec 1985

Secondary School

Baghdad International School, Iraq

English was the medium of instruction. 6 GCE O-Levels awarded by the University of London.

Jan 1980May 1982

Primary and Secondary School

International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

English was the medium of instruction.

Jan 1977Dec 1979

Primary School

Braeburn House International School, Nairobi, Kenya

English was the medium of instruction.

About Me

I am a freelance English editor and proofreader for both academic and corporate institutions in various countries. With ten years of experience, I have built a reputation for both speed and accuracy. My educational background has also given me familiarity with most writing standards and conventions. I can edit all types of written materials at all levels of difficulty and in fields as diverse as business, engineering, the humanities, medicine, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. While growing up, my family often relocated to various countries in Asia and Africa, where I attended international schools. With English being the language spoken at home, as well as at school, I have grown up with English as my first language.

As English becomes more important and pervasive every year around the world, together with the staggering growth of the Internet, increasing numbers of people in all countries are learning to speak and write in English. Likewise, the worldwide demand is growing for competent English language editors, proofreaders, and consultants who can aid and advise individuals and organizations in the creation of documents, publications, and media with correct and professional quality English.

I am interested in creating my own business that specialises in editing and proofreading academic, corporate, and technical English documents. Not only can I correct your errors speedily and accurately, but I can also provide comments and explanations for the changes I make. Moreover, I make recommendations to improve the quality of the writing in your document. Should you or anybody else you know require my services, please do not hesitate to contact me.