Vanessa Poole, originally British, has lived in 4 different countries, speaks 5 languages and has been located in Sweden for over ten years. She studied English language, English literature and Communications at university and now specializes in teaching tailor-made business English and corporate courses incorporating rhetoric, presentation techniques and intercultural communication, to companies in the private and public sectors, in southern Sweden. She also gives lectures on intercultural communication, including Swedish and British culture. Over the years Vanessa has taught groups and individuals from every continent. Previously she worked in theatre, as a magazine journalist and on the radio. Nowadays Vanessa also works with translations to English and English language copywriting. She is a Cambridge examiner for international English language certification as well as for certifying English for air-traffic controllers.