Media Curriculum Vitae
DATE OF BIRTH:
30th October 1976
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I am a member of the British National Union of Journalists and am currently based near Hamburg.
My work in Germany has included researching and writing articles which appeared in many English-Language print and digital publications.
I also conducted commissioned research for press agencies and performed English-Language voiceovers in various documentaries and corporate films. Other work included teaching journalistic research and writing courses at universities.
In addition to my research and media writing work, I also provide English-language training.
Robert Bosch GmbH Schillerhöhe, Stuttgart. English language support to the Finance and Corporate Communications departments (discussing media campaigns, conducting mock interviews, writing / editing news articles, corporate blog posts and tweets).
Teaching Journalistic English at Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany.
Teaching IT and New Media English at the Berufsakademie für IT und Wirtschaft, Oldenburg, Germany
Teaching Journalistic Research & Writing Courses at the Practical Language sub-department of the English department at Oldenburg University.
Teaching Journalistic and Advanced Writing courses at the Practical Language sub-department of the English department at Bremen University.
Central European News (CEN). Researcher & Writer for this Vienna-based British news agency. News and feature articles supplied to a range of British newspapers including The Times and The Telegraph.
Netimperative.com, London. Researcher & Writer for this London-based digital business intelligence site. News and feature articles and in-depth reports on the dotcom industry.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
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).
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge PGCE Course. Attended for the stated dates. Referee provided (see ‘Referees’).
London College of Printing. Post Graduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism. Course accredited by the NUJ (National Union of Journalists).
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).
OTHER SKILLS & INTERESTS:
Language skills include German (Advanced), French (Upper-Intermediate), Arabic (Beginners), Danish (Beginners). Personal interests include acting, creative writing, travel, archery and surfing.
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Martin Luther University
Central European News