Hello, nice to meet you. My name is Jane Mackay and I am principal of Business English Training. My 20+ years of studying, working, and living around the world have taught me the importance to everyone involved in international business of being able to express themselves clearly and accurately in English. It’s this belief, and a passion for helping people communicate and conduct business in the English language, that led to me create this company.

Born in New Zealand and having lived in both the United States and United Kingdom, I am a native English speaker fluent in the US, UK, and Australasian varieties of English, including International English. I am also conversant in German and Italian, with knowledge of Russian, Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.

I have spent 10+ years helping academics and businesspeople around the world express themselves clearly and accurately in written English via my company Janemac Editing.

My professional experience has given me familiarity with the specific roles and terminology of sales, marketing, business administration, accounting/bookkeeping, human resources (HR), project management, and customer service across several industries.

Educational Qualifications

Master of Arts in Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in German Language & Literature
TEFL Certified.

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Why Should You Work with Me?

Everything I do is customized to your needs and current level of English. And all coaching is conducted 1-on-1 via video (Skype or Zoom) on your schedule.

Most importantly, I provide personalized training that equips you to achieve your goals, for example:

♦ advance your career
♦ take advantage of global opportunities
♦ improve your social interactions with English-speaking clients, colleagues, and employees

Through studying and learning several languages myself, both formally through schooling and informally through self-study and living abroad, I have a personal understanding that uniquely qualifies me to help you:

♦ How the syntax of your native language affects your use of English.
♦ How to overcome typical problems of learning another language.
♦ How to use a combination of strategies to acquire the new language more quickly.

I can help you choose which variety of English is most appropriate for you to learn: UK, US, or International.

I will also provide you with useful Business English “cheat sheets” showing the different forms of English side by side. These sheets will help you understand the differences and give you the tools to communicate in the appropriate variety of English. (This website, for example, is written in US English.)

Interested to learn more, but not sure if this is right for you? Let’s set up a time to talk.

After a short discussion I can create a plan to help you achieve your goals.