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Alison Thomas

Bio

MA Honours in French with German subsidiary, University of Aberdeen. PGCE School of Education, Bristol. Taught French and German in secondary schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire before becoming

MA Honours in French with German subsidiary, University of Aberdeen.
PGCE School of Education, Bristol.
Taught French and German in secondary schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire before becoming a freelance writer.
Well-travelled throughout the UK and France.

Specialist areas

Education. As a former teacher, I can write with authority on a range of educational issues. Areas of special expertise include special educational needs, modern foreign languages and the international dimension. Co-editor of Special Children published by Optimus Education. Numerous contributions to other educational publications, including the Times Educational Supplement and SecEd. Travel. In-depth knowledge of the UK and France. My work has featured in Holiday Villas and Cottages, French magazine, Britain magazine, Beautiful Britain. Can supply high resolution pictures. Food and drink. Published work includes a series of travel pieces for Britain magazine focusing on local produce and where to find it. Also an interview with Jamie Oliver’s dad for Quicksilver and an article on Herefordshire cider and perry for Holiday Villas and Cottages. Copywriting. Brochures, staff hand books, marketing literature and web copy. Former clients range from well-known companies to small businesses and sole traders. Languages spoken. Extremely fluent in French, competent in German. Photography. While not trained as a professional photographer, I know how to take evocative pictures that tell a story.

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