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  • ビジネス英語が得意
I have been a language teacher for over 30 years. and I have completed a variety of ESL courses over the years. I hold a TEOSL Certificate
I have extensive knowledge in the mining industry and also in the business development sector. I have completed university papers in English, Antropology, history and political science. My academic and professional life has always been based on English communication, from a number of different angles. Some of my professional activities over the years have been:
• trained ESL teacher;
• written and oral translations, English to Portuguese and vice a versa. involving the mining industry and the preparation of Brazilian products for export, such as labelling and marketing material;
• Translations of books, from Portuguese to English;
• the preparation of Brazilian tourist operators to receive international tourists;
• information transfer at government level;
• owner-operator of English language school;
• development of a 3-day English immersion program for mining company executives, specifically related to the topic Mining & Business;
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday .
My favorite hobby is conservation, outdoor living. and gastronomy. Until recently I lived on a 250 acre property in Minas Gerais, Brasil, where I focused on wildlife conservation and the study of native flora. I have some very interesting animals on my property such as leopards, black jaguars, native wolves, foxes, ant-eaters and many more smaller mammals.
I love trekking and I have done some wonderful walks in many different places in Brazil, such as on the Estrada Real, which goes from Rio de Janeiro to Minas Gerais.
My love of cooking has developed over the years due to a deep interest for Brasilian food and now my new interest is fusion gastronomy. I have an enormous collection of recipes and hope one day to create a book with my favourite, success proven recipes.
I am New Zealand born, and after 20 years living in Brasil I have now returned to my home land. I am living in the North of the North Island, very close to the ocean. I enjoy long walks and riding my bike. As I live in such a tranquil, peaceful place I can concentrate on my work, which I love.
Until recently I was involved with information transfer, working with the Brazilian government business development agency in partnership with the governments with which the information was being transferred. Our company was responsible for information transfer with Costa Rica & New Zealand working regarding sustainable tourism and South Africa in regards to the Soccer World Cup.
I have always enjoyed travelling and I have visited many countries on work related assignments and also for leisure. The countries I have visited are Australia, England, Portugal, Spain, France, South Africa, USA, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Indonesia.
Although I love Brazil dearly, due to its enormous diversity, New Zealand is my place of birth and I am very proud to be a New Zealander as it is such a wonderful country to live. It is so safe and the cultural towards conservation is very advanced.
I am a very curious person and because of this I love to learn new things and I am very interested in all topics.

The main objective of my style of correction is to come as close as possible to the communicative goals of the text.

I believe it is very important for the customer to be able to tell his story in his own words. I prefer to correct grammatical errors and provide good clear reasons for these corrections when needed, and suggest alternative vocabulary if I feel this will add style and value to the text.
I also believe each text has its own goals and, depending on its fulfillment, some specific needs. ESL customers, sometimes do not get the text to say exactly what they want it to say. My work consists of, apart from correcting grammatical mistakes, understanding the purpose of each piece of writing and suggesting that which would turn the text into a better one.

I only make a meaning-adjustment of a text when needed or requested.
  • matsumoto


    Dear Teacher Flick,

    Thank you for checking my writing.
    I appreciate that you taught me about natural expressions.
    I could have confidence in my English skill!!

    Best regard,

  • daidai107


    Hello! I have been good.
    Thank you for asking.

    I very appreciate it!

  • catmakiki


    Thank you for correcting my sentence.
    I need long time to write e-mails in English, so I would like to be able to write more speedily.
    Your comments is always helpful.
    Thank you!

  • catmakiki


    Thank you for correcting my sentence with the easy-to-understand comments.
    Also, Your answers to my questions is so clear that I can understand the differences well.
    Thank you.

  • daidai107


    Thank you for correcting my essay.
    I very appreciate it.

  • AO1


    Thank you for correcting the mistakes. Your corrections are easily understandable and helpful. Moreover, I didn't know that I used American spelling "centered" , although I usually use "centre" as noun.
    I hope you help me again.

  • daidai107


    Thank you for correcting my essay.

    Thank you for asking.
    I was well, and I had a good weekend!

  • sai123


    Thank you very much for correcting my writing.
    Your comments are very helpful to me!

  • catmakiki


    Thank you for correcting my sentence with the polite explanation again.
    Especially I understand the difference of meaning between 'attend' and 'participate' owing to your explanation.
    Thank you!

  • Pan8


    Thank you very much Flick!

    It was really helpfl for me.

    I contenue study English.




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