Veronica Wedge

Freelance Ghostwriter & Creative Writer

Location:United Kingdom
2 Skills
Certificate TESOL 1992
PTLLS 2009
CTLLS 2010 (DTLLS Yr 1)

I am a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated track record of achievement supporting individuals to achieve English Language qualifications. Proven ability to consistently exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results within challenging environments. Outstanding communication and organisational skills. Ideally seeking a position where skill set can be used to full potential.

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS I only know what makes me a good writer.
I write a book a year. I catch my darlings. I remember my cleverer thoughts and epiphanies and I am open to sharing them and collaborating. I 'get' the artistic temperament and have enough discipline/control to draw people out rather than indulge myself. This is a passionate writer's refinement. I became a writer as soon as I was academically able and have written for Birmingham City council. Recently I tried writing to the format of e-articles. It went well and I have always been a dream writer-creative. I have many interests and can write about anything.

At NCYE was instrumental in implementing the government policy on healthy eating within the school. Reduced volumes of sugary snacks in the tuck shops, reduced sizes of chocolate bars on offer and introduced low fat, low sugar, healthy eating options for students.
Played a key role in securing relationship counselling services for students at NCYPE to support emotional needs of the students.
Successfully completed Year one of the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.


Classroom Assistant, NCYPE 2006 – Date
Successfully working in this special needs school as an advanced Teaching Assistant whilst completing DTLLS Certificate in Education.
Effectively supporting students suffering from severe neurological illnesses.
Deputising for the teacher.
Maintaining electronic register, as well as collating student folders and ensuring information up to date and accurate.

Childminder, Early Years 2001 – 2005
Responsible for the care of a number of young children in line with local authority regulations.
Concession Manager, House of Frazer 2000 – 2001
Demonstrating excellent communication and relationship management skills liaising with the general public on a daily basis regarding sales opportunities.
Consistently meeting or exceeding sales targets.
Maintaining stock levels in line with requirements. Reorganising stock room to improve efficiency and reduce volume of old stock.

Working Men’s College & Kingsway college (Westminster Kingsway) 1998 – 2000
Selected for this position supporting teaching staff with enrolment and delivery of classes to groups of students aged between 18 and 50. Delivering classes on Wordpower folder work up to Level 1 examinations.
Supporting students on Access course prior to commencement of A level courses.
Designed courses and lesson plans.

Primary Schools in the Camden Region 2000
Successfully teaching English to parents to support their children’s’ reading in line with ESOL beginners to level 1.
Following success in one school in the Camden region selected to support children in another school.

Private Tutor, Educational Tutorials Birmingham 1993 – 1998
Supporting students with ESOL, Literacy, 11+ and all SATs.
Delivering 1-to-1 coaching sessions, designing course and lesson plans to meet individual student needs.
Motivating students, building confidence with skills in RWLS and communication.
Delivering lessons in art, history, career guidance and current affairs.
Ashram Community Project centre for women Sparkhill, Birmingham – Numeracy/Literacy, mixed ability
Dyslexia, Adult Literacy, Report Writing (1991 – 1992)

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) (Year 1) 2009 – 2010

PTLLS, completed 2009

Learn Direct Numeracy & Literacy NVQ Level II 2008 – 2009

Trinity College Cert TESOL (B- CREDIT) 1991 – 1992
Lesson structure, principles of language acquisition, history of language, phonetics

Access 18 pts: Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Literature, History, Double Maths, Eng Language and Economics; Bourneville & Fircroft College, Selly Oak, Birmingham (1986 – 1988).

7 CSEs, Queenbridge School Moseley (1972 – 1979)


Exemplary communication and negotiation skills demonstrated liaising with the general public on a daily basis.
Able to work independently or as a team member.
Strong personal initiative, energy and enthusiasm.
Planning and managing own time and efforts to ensure optimum effectiveness.
Planning, scheduling and coordination, able to make the most of available resources.
IT Skills: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer and Outlook.
Creative, History & e magazine writer

Relationship between ESOL, Literacy and the 11+.
Assessment and Hot Housing
Social history, designing 'mother of invention' things, Life Coaching, Health and Creative Writing, Local History research and writing for Birmingham UK public libraries 1988, Maser Chef improver/writing-creating recipes. I also enjoy crafts, relationships & councelling which I can write about and diving & gardening.

References available on request.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing