Katherine Akerley

Specializations: Business communications, education, Aboriginal history, food writing, responsible investment (social, environmental and governance issues), nursing techniques, adaptation for English-second-language audiences, tourism

In a nutshell: An American of French-Canadian descent, Katherine moved to Montréal for love in 1994. She taught English as a second language for several years before starting her freelance translation business serving entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, professors and companies of all sizes. Katherine also spent many years producing ESL textbooks for a major educational publisher in Quebec.

Where you’ll find her when she’s not at her computer: Getting her hands dirty in a garden then cooking up the harvest, walking in the woods, working on projects with her family or writing recipes

Education: a BA in religion from Messiah College (Pennsylvania), a diploma in education (moral and religious education for high school) from McGill University (Montréal) and a certificate in teaching English as a second language from McGill University