I'm an Englishman currently residing in Buenos Aires, and specialise in research and travel writing. If you are looking for someone to write engaging and informative travel articles, research worldwide destinations, tours and attractions, or fact-check your current content in order to bring it up-to-date, then look no further.
Check out my Job History, you will find nothing but positive reviews from satisfied clients.
Working with me you will find an honest, reliable and enthusiastic individual with extensive travel knowledge and invaluable experience in working with people of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds. Moreover, I possess excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills. In my view, no job is too big or too small and every opportunity should be grasped with both hands.
London Teacher Training Centre
Teaching English to Young Learners & Teenagers
2004 - 2005
London Teacher Training Centre
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
2004 - 2005
University of Gloucestershire
HND Marketing Managment
1996 - 1998
2012 - Present
Responsible for ensuring a that series of city guides are kept up-to-date and report 100% accurate information.
Specifics include (1) Checking content for discrepancies between British and American English spellings and idioms; (2) Cross-checking addresses, weblinks, sample prices, entrance fees, telephone numbers, and opening hours with the official websites of tourist attractions, bars, restaurants etc; (3) Ensuring that GPS coordinates correspond with official addresses.
All work adheres to a strict Style Format in order to maintain consistency throughout all City Guides.
2011 - Present
Responsible for creating content articles on a range of subjects including holidays, destination guides, sporting events, sports equipment and health.
Articles are published on Excite.co.uk and are required to adhere to editorial guidelines relating to keyword input and the submission of relevant photos/images.
2010 - Present
Content writer for Baraaza Guides travel website (www.baraaza.com). Writing of city and country guides for worldwide locations I have previously visited. Destinations include cities in Argentina, Australia, Europe, India, Nepal, Thailand and Southern Africa.
Guide content consists of an overview of the destination, detailed information on what to see and do, plus restaurant, nightlife and hotel recommendations. In addition to personal knowledge, extensive research is required to ensure that information is up-to-date.
Also responsible for the writing of keyword rich SEO articles aimed at increasing traffic and back-links to the website.
Freelance English Teacher
2009 - Present
Teaching of English to Argentine students of all abilities.
Classes given in various companies across Buenos Aires, including Cargill, Petrobras, YPF and Greenpeace.
Assisting students with the editing of letters, emails and presentations.
Work includes the preparation and delivery of classes and exams as well as providing constant feedback and support to all students and insitutes.
Have worked privately and for both local and internationally recognised insitutes, including IEB Global, In Company Language Training and Wall Street Insitute.
2011 - 2012
Proof reading of new company websites, which are translated to English from other languages by non-natives.
2007 - 2008
Successfully managed the day to day running of a busy town pub/restaurant, with duties including bookkeeping, stock taking, staff management and hands-on customer service tasks. Organised events aimed at increasing sales and promoting the pub within the local community.
The pub is a thriving establishment located in Cheltenham, UK.
The Dubliner - Cape Town
2006 - 2007
Managed the night shift of a thriving Irish Bar in Cape Town's prime tourist location whilst on a working holiday.
Main duties included cash and key handling responsibilities, stocktaking, staff managment and all customer service related tasks.
Head Bar Tender & Waiter
2002 - 2006
Entrusted with the responsibility of opening and closing a busy city centre bar and restaurant.
Main duties as for similar roles held in the hospitality industry in Cape Town and the UK.
Dependent on the job, but I am sure we can all come to an amicable agreement.
For one-off jobs I am happy to be paid upon completion of the work as am confident in my ability to satisfy your needs. For larger projects, working to milestones will benefit us all in the long run.
At all times, the use of ESCROW is appreciated. My enterprise is me, myself and I.