Meet Tania

I have spent my entire career working with language. I started editing professionally in 2010, and I have been freelance since 2012. My clients have included the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL); international publishers of materials for language learners; and many individual academic writers from around the world. I love helping writers from different language backgrounds to express their ideas in clear, accurate, and convincing language.

 

When I'm not editing, I write textbooks for English language learners, particularly in the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I also have over 25 years' experience teaching and designing curricula for EAP programs at colleges and universities.

I am a dual citizen of the UK and Canada. I grew up in England, and I now live in Canada with my husband and two grown-up children, both university students.

Credentials

Recent Professional Development

  • "With Your Consent": The Unruly Realm of Copyright and Permissions (webinar). Editors Canada

  • Manuscript Evaluation (webinar). Editors Canada

  • Academic Developmental Editing (webinar). Editorial Freelancers Association

Editing and Publishing Courses

  • Proofreading Theses and Dissertations. Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders, UK

  • Copy Editing for Books, Journals and Reports. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

  • Proofreading for Books, Journals and Reports. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 

  • Publishing Overview: Education. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Academic Degrees

  • MEd in English Language Teaching. University of Manchester, UK

  • MA in Anthropology (Linguistic). University of Toronto, Canada

  • BA in Language and Linguistics. Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

Other

  • Diploma in ELT Management. International House, London, UK

  • TESL Certificate. University of Toronto, Canada

Memberships

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