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Timor Academic English Services

TAES Founder

TAES was established by Emma Coupland, a long-term resident of Dili, Timor-Leste. Emma, who has an MA in History by thesis, has researched and written content for numerous programs across several sectors. She is a qualified, experienced proofreader and copy-editor, with expertise in supporting non-native English writers. She has also taught English as a Second Language for two decades, specialising in English for specific purposes and IELTS. Having had numerous other roles across sectors including education, health, justice and development means Emma has a strong knowledge base. She has travelled throughout the region, accumulating cultural, political and historical understanding of the archipelago. Emma is also fluent in Tetun and translates Tetun into English.

"Words are the raw material of our craft. ... We who write in English are fortunate to have the richest and most versatile language in the world." 

PD James, 1920─2014

The secret to editing your work is simple: you need to become its reader instead of its writer.

Zadie Smith

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