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About me

I have just returned from London after a 4 year adventure in Spain. I'm easy-going but I like to be practical and try to avoid faff when working on anything: I'm a get-things-done kind of person. For the last four years I have been self-employed, and although I have been working alone, the nature of my work meant that I have developed very strong people and communication skills - I can still be serious and do the job, but I'd like to think that I manage it in a way that people don't even realise they're working towards something.


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Work history




May 2013
  • Spanish to English translations for the following publications: Arquitectura, the magazine from COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Madrid) Neo 2, Madrid-based fashion, music, design and trends magazine


English Teacher

Vaughan Systems

Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
  • In-company small group professional business classes, focus on immediate verbal response (quick-fire drills). Work was 100% autonomous, requiring strong organisational skills and a clear communication style, as well as being able to get on each student's level to understand their personal requirements. I taught at companies ranging from international pharmaceutical giants, to renewable energy management, to insurance and re-insurance firms and scientific research centres.



English Language Communication

King’s College London

Aug 2007 - May 2010
  • Summarising texts, discourses and articles Qualitative and quantitative research projects In depth analysis of language as an organic cultural phenomenon Developing different styles of professional and academic writing Social theories of language and society, inc. theories of education and advertising Spanish classes up to international level B2 (intermediate)