I’ve been a language pedant for as long as I can remember...

 

subconsciously proofreading menus in restaurants and getting annoyed every time I went shopping and saw the sign for the ‘Ten items or less’ checkout!

 

It's 'fewer'. It should be 'fewer'. 

 

Enough pictures. You came here for words. 

Originally from the UK, I now freelance internationally from my basecamp in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

After developing an early love of foreign languages, I set myself on a pathway to working with words through a BA (Hons) in German which I built on with a Masters in European Languages and Cultures. Through studying foreign languages, I came to appreciate the rules and structure of my own mother tongue. 

Opportunity brought me to Frankfurt, where I joined an educational publishing house. Working on English language textbooks, workbooks and DVDs for German schoolchildren, I honed my skills in writing, editing and proofreading. 

Children's publishing was the best foundation I could have asked for. Distilling concepts into logically formed and accessible content is a discipline that benefits not just young learners, but anyone who reads an article, book or website. 

Aside from words, my biggest passion in life is vegan food. I spend a lot of time cooking, eating, testing recipes and sharing my love of plant-based food with anyone who’ll listen! I also write about vegan food and cooking on my blog, The Vegan Frankfurter.

So that’s me!


Check out some of my published writing below.


Magazine article: A vegan’s guide to Frankfurt (Vegan Food & Living)

Guest blog post: ‘Ebbelwoi Etiquette’ (Germany Is Wunderbar)

Guest blog post: 'Inspiration at the London Book Fair' (Great Storybook)

Guest blog post: 'What Makes Heinrich Hoffmann Stories Classic?' (Great Storybook)

Guest blog post: 'Writing for young language learners' (The English Academy)

Magazine article: 'I thou thee – formal and informal oral communication in modern Britain' (The English Academy)

Children's book: 'Ruby's story' (Diesterweg/Westermann)

Children's book: 'The giant called Ed' (Diesterweg/Westermann)


Nice words from happy customers...

‘It was a real delight to work with Amy. With her meticulous but gentle way of working, Amy put the finishing touches to my story. The contact was always friendly and professional, the communication was fast and the terms were transparent. I would very much like to work with Amy on any further English-language projects.’
Ulrike Serowy, Author

‘In the short time we were working together Amy was always very kind and professional. She did a magnificent job putting the finishing touches to the personal statement we had her look over. I can only recommend her further to anyone who is in search of a quality proofreader, as that is what she did so well for us.’
P. Brauns, Germany

'I hired Amy's services to help me write and edit some texts. She is wonderful to work with and has exceptional expertise in creative writing, editing and proofreading. Amy is very resourceful and attentive to detail. I'd strongly recommend her services.’
Ricardo Inglesias Büttner, Language Coach

‘I found Amy to be a real pleasure to connect with. Her research was excellent and her writing style seamlessly matched my own so there was no disconnect for my customers reading the content. Friendly, approachable and prompt. You can’t ask for more. She even helped me out with some photos to go with the written piece as I had no access to a decent camera!’
Tan Littlefair, owner and maker of NOSH, UK

'Amy was a pleasure to work with – from the first contact to the delivery of the work, she was friendly, communicative and professional. She put a lot of effort into translating our restaurant website into English and into proofreading our menus, and delivered everything punctually and to an extremely high standard. We’re really happy!' 
Chikei Yung, owner of Yung China Restaurant & Bar, Germany

'As Amy cares about both food and words, she was the perfect person to proofread the menus for my café. As well as delivering all the text corrections, she also had some great ideas about how to make the menu more vegan friendly! The difference in time zones also made the process really efficient. A great experience, thanks Amy!'
Sammy Gaffney, owner of The Boiler Room Café, Australia

'Amy is very easy to work with and extremely professional in her approach. We are very happy with the translation work she did for us and would certainly recommend her.'
Luise Böhm, factory42