Hi, I’m Dan. Born and raised in one of England’s most beautiful corners (Yorkshire, of course), I am now a freelance editor living and working in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I have been working as a freelancer since 2015 and have had the pleasure to work with a variety of customers and an array of different and interesting projects, with particular focus on TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
I moved to Germany in 2014 (before ‘Brexit’ was a thing, yes!) after completing my bachelor’s degree in German and Mathematics at the University of Exeter, which included a year abroad in which I taught English at a comprehensive school in Hanover. In 2017, I started a master’s degree in Language Technology and Foreign Language Teaching at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, which I completed in October 2019.
Being a native speaker of a language does not mean you know all there is to it. In all honesty, I’m still learning more about my language today. But thanks to my teaching English as a foreign language, as well as producing educational materials for English lessons in school, I’ve been able to get to know the ins and outs of the wonder that is the English language. I don’t just say “That sounds wrong!”, but I can explain why it’s wrong – something that not every native speaker would be able to. And if I can’t explain it, I will endeavour to find out the reason and not just leave you hanging.
As you may be able to guess, I can speak German. At the moment, I’m learning Swedish and Spanish, too. It’s safe to say that I love languages. And that’s why I made my passion into my job by becoming a freelance editor, proofreader, writer, translator, teacher… a nice all-in-one package, really! As long as it’s to do with language, I am happy to do it.
So feel free to take a look at my website to find out more about my freelance work, or check out my blog “Dan in Deutschland”, in which I write posts about the German language, culture and other stuff. Thank you for visiting my page!