Canadian freelance arts, culture and travel journalist based in Cologne, Germany.

Outlets include Los Angeles Times, Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, Time Out New York, Hemispheres and Rhapsody (United Airlines)

PRs: I'd very much like to hear about luxury travel news incl 4&5★ hotel renos/openings, gallery/museum openings and other cultural events as well as junkets. No cruise info please.


English trainer, business coach and ghostwriter.

I've collaborated on 15 non-fiction book projects on subjects relating to business, marketing and real estate.

Best skills: explaining complicated ideas clearly, making boring text interesting and finding new angles for tired narratives.



Other Projects

At Random

Foster The People

Foreign Minister Elrington Plays The Tuba

Dispatch from Cologne

Tori Amos: Night of Hunters

Rufus Wainwright: Songs For Lulu

Philharmonia Orchestra: Universe of Sound

Brokeback Mountain Opera

Beer, BBQ & Mahler

To See Or Not To See

help you improve your English

Native English speaker or not, there are plenty of ways we can work together to help you express your ideas more clearly and eloquently in English.

The first session for all clients is devoted to seeing where you’re at, where you want to go to and how you want to get there. Then I design a custom program that will help you get there without it seeming like you’re back at school.

For non-native speakers, I offer crash courses and consulting for special projects such as giving a presentation to English clients or publishing a piece of writing in the English press.

I am based in Cologne, Germany. If you are not, we can discuss travel arrangements. Skype lessons are possible as a top-up, but in-person contact hours are always the most effective.

For native speakers, I specialize in translating complex ideas into plain English. It’s all about saying what you mean in a way that makes the most sense to your audience.

One response to “help you improve your English”

  1. Sevim says:

    Hallo Frau Adair,

    mein Kollege und ich sind auf der Suche nach einer Muttersprachlerin, mit der wir Englisch sprechen können. Leider finde ich Ihre Rufnummer nicht. Könnten wir kurz diesbezüglich telefonieren? Meine Rufnummer lautet +49 (0) 1520 – 39 69 118.
    Vielen Dank im Voraus.

    Mit besten Grüßen
    Frau Seher Sevim

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