My Story

At a research seminar in Pretoria, South Africa, I learned that basically all people at least once change their profession, but that most women do it twice.

I, on the other hand, have wriggled myself through life in a coiling path, definitely not in a typical order, and probably not in an expected direction.

The class clown with lowered discipline grade became an office clerk and PR-model at an axe factory during daytime, turning into a rock drummer by night. Making my way through various professional categories, including – of course – evening classes, I eventually held in my hands a doctoral degree diploma. After 3 years as a pharmacological scientist, I immigrated to South Africa to indulge myself in zoology again, working with problem oriented, interdisciplinary research. After many years of hard and sometimes backbreaking work in the bush and at the lab, and after an interlude as a chemistry/biology teacher at secondary high, I started the enterprise Alingo. What luxury it is to take part in the very latest research! I don’t think many people are aware of what fantastic research is being done in Sweden. Every day I learn something new, and I feel truly privileged being entrusted by the scientists to proofread and edit their manuscripts, ensuring publication!

 

Education

B.Sc. chemistry, biology. University of Lund, Sweden.

Ph.D. zoology (physiology, functional morphology, pharmacology, laboratory techniques). University of Lund, Sweden.

Master of education for the upper secondary school (chemistry, biology). University of Linköping, Sweden.

Experience of the English language

Bilingual proficiency.

Resident in South Africa for 10 years. Employed as a research scientist/senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Author of ca 50 articles and conference proceedings, published in internationally renowned scientific journals. Most are found at Googles. A complete list of publications is available at LinkedIn .

Previous assignments: scientific and language analyses of scientific articles and books, e.g. The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Association; Ed. T. Poole, London, U.K., The Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, U.K., The South African Journal of Animal Science, South Africa, Reproductive physiology of marsupials, Tyndale-Biscoe & Renfree, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., and others.

Teaching in English: the University of Pretoria, South Africa (all levels, including Ph.D. students) and Ebersteinska Upper Secondary School, Norrköping, Sweden (the English natural science-programme, NE).

Teaching the subject English: English, all upper secondary levels, education for adults, Folkuniversitetet, Norrköping, Sweden; English conversation at the ABF, Eslöv, Sweden, and at Folkuniversitetet, Norrköping, Sweden. 

Other assignments: interpretation and translation at the Swedish Interpreters’ Association and the County Council of Östergötland, Sweden.

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