Communicate, Connect, Create
On this site, you will find out more about my services as a copyeditor and English tutor. I support you in your ambitions to create awe with your English.
I feel enriched by the contact I have with people who, like the adventurers of centuries ago, step out of their comfort zones to conquer the world, but then by using the power of language. I have spoken English for as long as I can remember, and there is little that has given me more pleasure than to read, write and play with it through all the seasons of my life. I can help you lift your level of the English language. As the painting by the Dutch painter Jan van Goyen on my homepage suggests – the sky is not the limit.
I am very curious about the stories we tell about who we are and about the world around us. Culture, in the broadest sense of the term fascinates me, so I find Social Science research that uses qualitative methods and relies on both argumentation and storytelling fascinating.
Why work with me as a text editor?
Because you can trust me to value your voice.
I am there to support you in acquiring and using language that communicates what you want it to. It cannot be said often enough, the purpose of language is to communicate, communicate, communicate. This ensures the connection you are seeking with your reader and so, you are creating a text that you can take ownership of and be proud of.
As a teacher/tutor, the priorities are the same – communiate, connect, create.
I qualified with a Masters degree in English Language and Culture with additional courses in Applied Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam.
A second Masters in Education from Leiden University prepared me for the task of teaching secondary school level and above.
With a CELTA diploma from Cambridge University, I am also a certified teacher of English as an additional language for adults.
I am also fluent in Hindi and Dutch.