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B.A Honours in English Literature from Cambridge University.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Experience of teaching English language and literature and TEFL to school pupils and adults in groups and most particularly one-to-one.
Interest in and experience of creative writing in English.
I speak Spanish and French and have an keen interest in language learning and improvement.
Through my daughter's learning of violin, initially by the Suzuki method,I have a great respect for and interest in learning by the mother tongue method. I see the way IDIY works as being very similar to this method in many respects and recognise the value of learning and teaching that involves native speakers.
I have particular interests and experience in the arts, education, psychology, medicine, and have worked in both corporate and internal communications in business.
I am happy to work for IDIY and to be reading and correcting the work of Japanese speaking customers. I've worked for IDIY for 4 and a half years and find it very interesting and rewarding. My style of correction is to pay close attention to the language in your writing in terms of grammar, vocabulary, style and content. I see each customer as having different needs in your learning journey and I take care to respond to you and your writing as the developing work of an individual. In my comments and personal message you will find that I tend to discuss in some depth with you the content of your writing and you can learn from this personalised discussion as well as from specific corrections and suggestions for alternative wording where appropriate. I do my best to encourage you in your writing with constructive help and a kind while at the same time rigorous and disciplined approach. Your questions, additional notes and feedback are always welcome and can be an important part of the communication between you as the customer and me as the instructor. I am happy to receive requests and develop a rapport so that you have continuity in your learning and to help you with Basic and/or Advanced corrections. I look forward to reading your writing and to writing back to you and hope that you enjoy IDIY as much as I do!
I enjoy language and languages and words fascinate me. I like both reading and writing and currently attend a creative writing class. I'm a keen musician and enjoy playing the piano. I also play the violin and look forward to playing more than I have done recently. There are so many things to enjoy in Edinburgh where I live. I'm happy in the city enjoying the culture and also very much enjoy being in nature and exploring places when I have time. My teenage daughter keeps me busy and though she is very independent in some ways she is still young and growing up in a complex and busy world. We have two guinea pigs at home which we enjoy looking after. I'm especially interested in the arts and feel lucky to live in a city where we have easy access to rich cultural experiences including the Edinburgh Festival. I've spent time in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hong King and America. I enjoyed all of them and would like to travel more when the time is right.
I very much enjoy working for IDIY and look forward to reading and helping you with your writing. I am here to help you be able to write fluently, naturally and correctly, and, perhaps above all, to communicate effectively in English what you want to say. Writing is a complex process even in one's own language. When you are writing in another language there are even more layers of complexity and it can be challenging. It can also be a lot of fun and very rewarding. As a native speaker of English I aim to share with you what is natural to me and to help and encourage you through specific corrections and adjustments and also through response to and discussion of what you are writing about in any piece you send to me through IDIY. I discuss particular aspects of your writing in detail if you ask for an Advanced correction and will give you a corrected version of your text if you ask for a Basic correction. In both cases I aim to have a sort of conversation with you across the internet and to connect with you through language so that you can absorb natural English and further develop your language skills. I aim to tune in to what your needs are and to encourage you on your learning journey.
  • mingolivier


    Thank you very much for your correction. I also appreciate your message with developing my idea.

  • naochan


    Dear florianna,

    Thank you very much for changing my bitter memory to intoxicating memory!!!
    And I soon started watching film in English.
    You are right. Watching film is great way to build natural conversation.
    I try more and more.


  • obachama


    Thank you very much for your great work.
    It is a very first time to use a proofreading service.
    I am satisfied a result and It helps me a lot.
    Best regards.

  • naochan


    Thank you very much!
    Very impressive!
    I will try this soon! Thank you.

  • yoooheey


    Thank you for your clear advice!

  • hana.yama


    Thank you! Your corrections are useful, as always, and so are your comments, which are beautifully written with a style.

  • suzukikuninori


    Thank you very much!
    Your quick and kind corrections must be very useful for me.

  • Takayuki_I


    Thank you for your correction.
    I like you correction of Joking aside.


  • hirond


    Thank you for your encouragement!

  • gorichan


    Thank you so much for the message of lots of encouragements.



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