About Anne White: Born in Gloucester, UK; childhood spent in Gloucester & Melbourne, Australia; 1975-1978 attended University in West Midlands, UK, including study/work period in Dusseldorf, Germany; lived and worked in City of London 1979-1992; training and sabbatical period in Brussels 1980; self-employed Tutor of German in Shropshire UK 1992-2002; Adult Education in Gloucestershire contracted Tutor of Literacy and Basic Skills in Gloucestershire 2002 to present; Personal Tutor of General Entrance/11-plus to A-Level German, French and English; Freelance Translator 1989 to present; Freelance Proofreader/Editor 2002 to present; currently Website Author/Article Writer delivering content for text platforms in UK and Germany
About Clara Brereton: Born and raised in Shropshire, UK; studied French and German at Cardiff University for four years, including Erasmus periods spent in Normandy and Bavaria; moved to Liège, Belgium shortly after my degree where I began working as an English immersion teacher with young children; returned to University (Bristol, UK) in 2009 to study MA in Translation and completed two internships as a Translator, including one with the EU; currently teaching English at the University of Liège to students of science, engineering and psychology, as well as working as a self-employed Translator (French, German and Dutch into English) and Teacher (French and English)
About Suzanna Scarrott: Born in Slovakia, where I spent my childhood. Multilingual from early years, speaking Slovak, Czech and Russian; studied at Pan European University (also known as Bratislava School of Law) for BA Law; emigrated to the UK, where I studied at Birmingham University, University of Gloucestershire and currently at University of Worcester (FdSc, BA in Social Welfare and MA in Social Work); currently working as a Freelance Interpreter in the public and social service sector and ESOL Teacher since September 2007
About Jacqui Cohen Vilela: Born and grew up in Durban, South Africa. Bi-lingual in Afrikaans and Dutch; moved to Britain and worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years; currently undertaking training with Trinity College for TESOL qualification and working as a Classroom Assistant with Word Association delivering ESOL courses for Foreign Nationals in Gloucestershire.
About Maureen Smith: I was born in London, moved to Cheltenham when I was 2 and was educated at Pate’s Grammar School for Girls – 1961 – 1967; attended Monmouth School for Girls 1967 – 1968; went to Doncaster College of Education (affiliated to Sheffield University) from 1968 – 1971 where I completed my Certificate of Education; taught in a comprehensive school in Rotherham and a middle school in Bradford; moved back to Gloucestershire in 1977 and embarked on career as Executive Officer with the Civil Service; 2009 trained with Trinity College for TESOL qualification and with GlosColl for PTLLS (Lifelong Learning Sector) Certificate; 2009-2011 worked for Adult Education in Gloucestershire as ESOL Tutor; currently Private Tutor in Functional English to adults; 11+ coaching and General Basic English to children, as well as teaching at annual Summer Schools for young overseas students.
About Jolyon Dunn: I was born in Cheltenham 1994; educated at St. Edwards School, Charlton Kings and Rendcomb College, Cirencester; currently attending Cheltenham College; attained A* GCSE French and German and am now studying for A-Levels including French; I specialise in academic and literary French translations and proofreading, with authorship and editing experience for the Modern French Language Magazine