Curriculum Vitae / Resume


  • DATE OF BIRTH:           

  • 30th October 1976



  • British


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  • TEL:

  • 0152  0621 4814







I am a British, CELTA-qualified Business English and Technical English with 13 years' teaching experience. I have recently returned to Germany after a two year contract teaching English to industrial trainees at an oil company in Saudi Arabia, and a year training Finance and Corporate Communications departments at Bosch in Stuttgart, I am currently based in Bremen.


From 2003-2013 I worked on a freelance basis in Germany, delivering Business English, alongside proofreading, copywriting and translation services to a diverse range of clients including private language schools, small companies, vocational colleges, universities and global corporations.


In addition to my teaching, proofreading, copywriting and translating work, I am also a member of the British National Union of Journalists. I have contributed articles to many English-Language print and digital publications and occasionally performed English-Language voiceovers in documentaries or corporate fims.





  • 2015-2016:

    • Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

    • Business English to employees in the Finance and Corporate Communications departments.

  • 2013-2015:

    • Saudi Aramco Industrial Training Center, Saudi Arabia.  

    • Business English, General English and Technical English to employees and industrial apprentices.

  • 2011-2013: 

    • John Dennis, English Language Consultancy, Bremen, Germany.

    • Business English and General English for aviation company AES, computer company IGEL.

  • 2012-2013: 

    • Aristotle Institute, a private language school in Bremen.

    • Business English and General English Teaching to clients such as Buhlmann Tube Solutions.

  • 2010-2013:

    •  Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany. 

    • Teaching Journalistic English, Nursing Science and Energy Technology.

  • 2010-2011:    

    • Berufsakademie für IT und Wirtschaft, Oldenburg, Germany .

    • Teaching Business English, English for IT and New Media English.

  • 2010-2011:

    • Oldenburg University. Practical Language sub-department of the English department.

    • Teaching Advanced Writing and Conversation Courses.

  • 2009-2013:

    • LEGALES Bremen, Germany.

    • Business English Trainer providing Legal English and Business English for a Bremen-based copyright specialist, and Financial English for a Bremen-based German tax specialist. 

  • 2006-2013:

    • Bremen University. Practical Language sub-department of the English department.

    • Providing Advanced Writing and Multimedia English-language courses.

  • 2008-2012:

    • Hansa Meyer Global Transport logistics company in Bremen and Hamburg.

    • Providing Business English and General English training courses.

  • 2008-2011:

    • Linguarama private language school, Hamburg, Germany.

    • Business English & Technical English Trainer for clients such as Airbus and Deutsche Post Real Estate. 

  • 2006-2013:

    • Language Training Center, Hamburg, Germany.

    • Business English Trainer, providing Business English and General English for Siemens Enterprises, Bremen and British American Tobacco, including sales, administration, logistics, machinists and quality control staff.

  • 2004-2006:

    • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale) Germany.  Practical Language sub-department of the English department.  
      Teaching Advanced Writing and multimedia courses.  


  • 2001:

    • Central European News (CEN).

      • Researcher for this Vienna-based British news agency.

      • News and feature articles supplied to a range of British newspapers including The Times and The Telegraph. 

  • 2000:

    •, London.

      • Researcher for this London-based internet news site.

      • News and feature articles alongside profile interviews with company heads and celebrities. 

  • 1997-ongoing:

    • Freelance articles.

    • Mainstream publications:

      • The Daily Telegraph. The Sunday Telegraph. The Times. Associated Press Australia. Sunday Express. The South China Morning Post. The Catholic Herald. The Lancet. BBC Online Languages, ‘German Fix’. 

    • Specialist publications:

      • Ananova. Woman magazine. The Weekly Telegraph. Expatica. Expaticum. Netimperative. Austria Today. The Vienna Reporter. Red Hot. Die Presse Online (English-language pages). Meinungsbarometer. Global Connection. Professional Builder.


  • 05/2003-06/2003:

    • C.E.L.T.A course at Studio Cambridge, Cambridge, England. (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). Qualification is approved and assessed by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES). 

  • 09/2002-02/2003:

    • Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge PGCE Course. Attended for the stated dates. Referee provided (see ‘Referees’). 

  • 10/2000-01/2001:

    • London College of Printing. Post Graduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism.  Course accredited by the NUJ (National Union of Journalists). 

  • 09/1995-06/1999:

    • University of Manchester, B.A. German Studies with French (Grade 2.1). Language, German history, GDR politics and literature, German poetry, medieval German, Kleist, Sturm und Drang, ETA Hoffmann. 


  • 09/1993 – 06/1995: 

    • Bishop Walsh RC School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, A-levels in German (A), French (A), English Literature (A).    





  • Advanced German-language skills, German to English translations, Corporate Voiceovers, Upper-Intermediate French-language skills, drama experience, creative writing seminars, travel, archery and surfing.





Michael Claridge

English-Speaking Cultures Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Universität Bremen

Bibliothekstraße 1

28359 Bremen



Marjorie Willey

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg  

Halle (Saale)



Klaus-Dieter Franzen

Copyright & German labour law

LEGALES Domshof 8-12

28195 Bremen



Susanne Krautwald

Tax consultant

LEGALES Domshof 8-12

28195 Bremen



John Dennis

English Language Consultancy

Osterrdeich 117

28205 Bremen




Linda Fisher

Faculty of Education

Homerton College

University of Cambridge

184 Hills Road Cambridge

CB2 2PQ England


Michael Leidig

Central European News

Hadikgasse 96

Vienna A-1140





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