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Susan Croft

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:New Zealand
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Name: Susan Croft


1971 –
1977 GCE O Levels: French, German, English Language, English Lit., Art, Domestic Science Harrogate Granby High School,
North Yorkshire
1979 GCE A Level: German Harrogate College of Arts and Technology
1986 GCE A Level: English Literature
1986 –
1990 Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours
Class 2.1 in Language Studies and French College of Ripon and York St. John
( Leeds University)

Professional Qualifications

Dates Qualification Location
1977 British Civil Service Administrative Officer Leeds, North Yorkshire
1990 Exam in Phonetics and Phonology , Grade B International Phonetics Association
1990 RSA Preparatory Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Grade B Newnham Language Centre, Cambridge
1994 University of Cambridge RSA Diploma in TEFL Bell School, Cambridge
1996 London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Certificate in Teaching English for Business Eurocentres Cambridge
2002 Cambridge oral examiner for FCE
2003 CELTA trainer Trained at Aspect ILA, Christchurch
2004 Cambridge oral examiner for CAE
2009 Cambridge oral examiner for CPE
Jan 2015 Certificate in proof-reading – Pass The Publishing Training Centre, London

Professional Experience

Harrogate College, N. Yorkshire
Adult literacy tutor

July 1989 – Aug1989
Syndicat d’Initiative, Cholet, France
English teacher and Translator: French to English, French to German

1 Jan 1991 –
28 Feb 1995
Newnham Language Centre
8 Grange Rd Cambridge, U.K.

Teacher of EFL

Mar 95 – Dec 98
Jan 99 – Dec 2000
Jan 2001 – Dec 2001
Eurocentres Cambridge
62 Bateman St.
CB2 1LR, U.K.
Teacher of EFL
Academic Co-ordinator (D.O.S.)
Academic Manager (D.O.S. and joint Centre Manager)

Jan - June 2002
Oakington Refugee Reception Centre, Longstanton, Cambs.
Part-time teacher of EFL

Embassy CES, Cambridge, U.K.
Part-time teacher of EFL

July 2002 – Jan 2007 Aspect ILA
116 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer for the University of Cambridge CELTA course. Acting Academic Manager as required.

Jan 2007 – Feb 2011 Kaplan International College Christchurch EFL teacher and CELTA Trainer and Administrator

Professional Activities

Dates Organisation Role/Activity
1994 – Dec 2001 Newnham Language Centre and Eurocentres Cambridge Course directing and teaching on methodology and language courses
for foreign teachers

1995-2001 Eurocentres U.K. In-house materials writer

1995 - June 2002
Cambridge University Press Consultant Phonologist

ARELS (Association of Recognised English Language Services) Annual Teachers’ Conference
Gave a paper on my own
phonology teaching materials

1998-1999 Eurocentres U.K. Writing syllabus for Pronunciation teaching from beginner to advanced levels

1998 - 2001 Eurocentres Cambridge Teacher Trainer on LCCI Cert TEB course

1999- Dec 2001 Eurocentres Cambridge INSET and teacher development

July 2002 – Feb 2011

2002 - present Aspect Christchurch, New Zealand
(latterly Kaplan Aspect, and now Kaplan International Colleges)

Kaplan, Christchurch College of English
Language (CCEL), and Christchurch Polytechnic (CPIT)
Institute of Technology Regularly present professional development seminars, both in-house and externally in Christchurch

Cambridge oral examining for FCE, CAE, CPE

Feb 2011 - present Redcliffs Library Volunteer librarian and committee member
February 2015 Cambridge University Press Approved proofreader

French – Fluent, German – Adequate in conversation, Spanish – Elementary, Japanese - Beginner

Interests and Activities
Travel, reading, theatre, gardening, knitting.


Professional Reference Personal reference
Julie Delaney Sally Browning
Kaplan International Sydney 14 Chapter Street
98-104 Goulburn Street Christchurch
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia New Zealand
Tel: 0061 (0)2 82684900 Tel: 00 64 (0)3 3562972
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