Nationalities: Australian and English
Languages: English (native) and French (CERF B1)
Ph: (+33) 06 15 74 46 80
2008 Bachelor of Arts (Communications) majoring in English, from the University of Western Australia.
2011 Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Transfer Institute, France.
Freelance Writer 2009 – Present
I write travel, sport and lifestyle articles and have been published in The Washington Post, PRIMOLife Magazine, Rock Candy Magazine , Hit & Miss and Minestyle Magazine. I have a monthly lifestyle column "Anna's Adventures" in PRIMOLife Magazine. I work on a freelance basis as an editorial and copywriting assistant to Gabi Mills, Editorial Director of Premium Publishers.
I am also working on an upcoming travel memoir about my experiences in Paris.
Bike About Tours Guide May 2015 - Present
I give historical and cultural guided bicycle tours of Paris and the Palace of Versailles, with a focus on small groups and tailor-made private tours. I engage visitors from all over the world, with a variety of interests and language requirements on a daily basis. I work with and maintain bikes, and am experienced managing large groups of people in areas with high vehicle and foot traffic.
Fat Tire Tours Paris Head Guide June 2013 – May 2015
I helped train and manage a large team of guides for a leading tourism agency in France. I gave bicycle and Segway tours of Paris, The Eiffel Tower, The Palace of Versailles and Giverny, the home of Claude Monet.
Transfer, France English Teacher September 2011 – June 2013
I taught business English to adults in Paris, in individual and groups lessons. I worked with businesses such as BNP Paribas (banking), Chanel (luxury goods), EDF (energy) and SFR (telecommunications).
West Australian Publishers, Australia Research Coordinator May 2010- June 2011
I researched the Australian resources (minerals, oil and gas) industry, and assisted in the production of two publications: The Mining Chronicle and Oil & Gas Bulletin. I also created promotional and marketing material and negotiated exclusive features with resources companies and PR houses.
Discover West, Australia Travel Writer and Researcher August 2009 –December 2009
I researched and wrote articles about destinations all over Australia for international and domestic holiday-makers. I also wrote content for the Discover West wholesale catalogue.
Elegant Landscapes, Australia Receptionist March 2007- March 2008
As well as general office and reception duties, I assisted in the estimation and budgeting of projects; created and maintained job files and was responsible for the majority of external mail correspondence.
Touch typing speed: 71 words/minute on both 'azertyuiop' and 'qwerty' keyboards.
Office pack (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
Adobe PDF, Photoshop and Flash.
Paul Barron, Co-Founder and Owner, Bike About Tours, France. (+33) 06 24 58 02 15 email@example.com
Gabi Mills, Editorial Director, Premium Publishers, Australia (+61)414 336 470 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Renaudon, Project Manager, Transfer, France (native in English) (+33)1 42 68 30 99 email@example.com