CBN CandleBook News® - Freelance Services ELT / ESP / EAP
Specialist in TESOL / ELT / ESP / EAP.
Freelance services in: Proofreading, ELT Materials Writing, Translation and ELT
Consultancy & Tutoring. Twenty years experience. Based in Spain.
Yolanda Hartshorne, Founder and Director of CBN CandleBook News®.
CBN CandleBook News® is Yolanda Hartshorne.
Yolanda Hartshorne is an English teacher with over twenty years experience teaching in Spain and Speaking examiner for Cambridge. Yolanda has taught the Business English module on the undergraduate degree in Marketing at ESIC Busines & Marketing School, Spain, and has also taught on the pre-sessional programmes at the University of Sussex. Yolanda is the author of two children’s novels: The Runestone and The Crown of Candles available as ebooks on Amazon. Yolanda holds a BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies (2:1), an MRes equivalent (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) in Spanish Film and Literature (Distinction) and an MA in Education [TESOL], with Distinction in her Dissertation. Yolanda has also completed other courses such as Basic Proofreading course run by the Publishing Training Centre, and also holds the CELTA.
ELT Consultancy & Tutoring Services
I am based in Spain and am bilingual in Spanish and English (English is my mother tongue). With over twenty years experience teaching English in Spain, I currently offer freelance services in ELT Consultancy & English Language Tutoring. I have taught a range of ages and courses, such as the Cambridge main suite exams, ESP courses, both face-to-face and online.
Experience teaching at Higher Education institutions includes teaching the Business English module on the undergraduate Marketing degree at ESIC Business & Marketing School and EAP on the pre-sessional programmes at University of Sussex. Recent experience has included teaching on ESP, EAP and ELT courses at the Public University of Navarre, which has also involved designing courses aimed at doctoral students (Academic Writing) and undergraduate courses - a three-year course aimed at Law students, weighting 6 ECTS; course content includes Legal English and Academic Skills (ESP + EAP). All these institutions use VLE and therefore I am familiar with different learning platforms. My particular interest lies in the appropriate application of technology for teaching and learning English (focus of my MA dissertation).
I have a sound knowledge of the Spanish educational system, the bilingual project being implemented throughout the country and offer consultancy and training services to help train your teachers and implement bilingual programmes.
A qualified proofreader, I offer my proofreading services for both online and printed material to the ELT and academic sectors. Clients include Cambridge University Press.
ELT Materials Writing
As a result of my teaching and proofreading experience, together with my MA in Education (TESOL), I also offer ELT Materials Writing services.
A translator for almost twenty years and a member of The Society of Authors Translators Association (UK). I have specialised in legal and academic translation, having translated many academic papers for publication in international journals in fields of science, the arts and humanities. I have also translated commercial documents and websites. Clients include a range of universities in Spain and companies such as Thomson Reuters Aranzadi.
I am the author of two children's books, The Runestone (2010) and The Crown of Candles (2011), currently available as eBooks on Amazon, both of which I presented at the book fair, LibrOviedo, Spain, in 2012. I am a member of the Society of Authors, UK.
Yolanda Hartshorne founded CBN CandleBook News® in 2008, a website business that started out as a bilingual, online publication aimed at the book sector. Between 2008-2013, Yolanda acted as the researcher, writer, editor and translator for the entire website. Under the commercial name of CBN CandleBook News®, Yolanda has acted as online bookseller, book importer and book distributor.
Since its creation, and as a result of Yolanda's direct involvement in the commercial side of the sector, Yolanda received an increasing demand from clients for me to provide them with my content-related services for their own businesses. Since 2013, CBN CandleBook News®, has undergone a natural shift from a content-led to a service-led website, from bilingual publication to editorial service provider.
CBN CandleBook News® now provides professional freelance services in: proofreading, materials writing, translation and ELT Consultancy & Tutoring. Yolanda specialises in TESOL and the Spanish ELT market.