My story

I am a Canadian. I come from a small city at eastern lake Ontario and my people were the pioneers and farmers, the laborers and tradesmen, who built our country. A love of books and writing led me to pursue a liberal arts education: I completed a Bachelor of Arts (hon.) with a history major and a drama minor; and I graduated with an MA in history. My area of specialization was eastern European history and culture, with focus on the intellectual roots of nationalism.

Upon completing my studies, I was awarded University of Toronto and Foreign Affairs Canada Internships and, thereafter, lived and worked in Kyrgyzstan and the Czech Republic. I learned Czech, became a permanent resident, and began teaching and translating in Prague in 2002. I have applied my Canadian teaching experience – both at secondary school and at federal penitentiaries – as well as language teaching experience – both in and out of the classroom – to develop my own approach to language teaching; I have applied my extensive writing experience in academic, business, promotional and marketing, as well as creative, composition to my work in translation, editing and proofreading.

I am proud that many of my students are VIPs from top Czech businesses. It pleases me greatly that my services are highly recommended. I am sure that when you work with me, you will learn why.