Meet Tania

I have spent my entire career working with language. My school and university studies included courses in French, German, Spanish, and Latin. My degrees are in linguistics and education, and I spent over 25 years teaching English language learners, particularly English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

 

Ten years ago, after spending 12 years teaching EAP at a Canadian university (the last four as Curriculum Coordinator), I had the opportunity to work on two writing/curriculum design projects. I was more than ready for a change, so I took the plunge and went freelance. I have never looked back. 

I love the variety my freelance career brings me. Since going freelance, I have done the following:

  • Published coursebooks for the global market with National Geographic Learning and Pearson

  • Worked with various other publishers as a writer and/or editor

  • Travelled to northern BC to learn about the needs of Indigenous students, and written a book to address these needs

  • Designed EAP curricula for colleges and universities in Canada and overseas

  • Delivered training in EAP teaching in Cuba - the week before going into lockdown because of Covid!

  • Written teacher training/development materials for teachers from various contexts

  • Edited IATEFL Conference Selections (2010-2020) and Voices (2018-present) and helped dozens of first-time writers see their work in print

  • Edited many academic papers by individual clients at universities in countries ranging from Norway to Saudi Arabia

  • Delivered editorial mentoring in Kazakhstan

  • Volunteered as a mentor with Equal Voices in ELT (EVE)

  • ... and more!

To find out more about my editing services, click here

For details of my teaching background, click here
For a list of my conference talks and published articles, click here

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 occasional co-author) and our two grown-up children, both of whom are pursuing careers in education.

Credentials

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

ELT Training​

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

  • TESL Certificate. University of Toronto, Canada

Editing and Publishing Courses

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

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

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

  • Publishing Overview: Education. Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada*

        * formerly Ryerson University

News and Events

 

2023

  • In April, I'll be attending two events: the annual IATEFL Conference in Harrogate and the BALEAP Conference at the University of Warwick.

2022

  • In September, I was back in the UK, this time for the CIEP Conference in Milton Keynes and the annual ELT Freelancers' Awayday in Oxford. Both events were excellent!

  • In May, I travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the IATEFL Conference. I gave three talks: Materials to Motivate Higher-Level EAP Students (promotional talk for Reflect); Writing Effective Materials about Traumatic Subjects (for the MaWSIG PCE); and How to Write for IATEFL Voices (I am editor of Voices).

  • In the spring of 2022, I was thrilled to see the publication of Reflect, National Geographic Learning's new EAP series. I'm proud to have been part of this series.