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Brunella13 

Website: Brunella is a full-time writer and ghostwriter. Her articles have been published in major publications, such as Connect: College Reading by Cengage Learning. Her own book, Gangster Movies in Gangsta Rap has been very successful and currently sold in over 25,000 book stores all around the world. Brunella is a very prolific non-fiction writer and ghostwriter, who has written books for very high-profile people. Brunella specializes in writing memoirs and she is a Rap historian and academic. Her main topics of expertise are: Rap and Hip-Hop, American and African American culture, literature, history and politics. Brunella has two Master's degrees from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Her first MA is in American History and her second MA is in English Language and Culture.
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EFL Teacher

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012 (4 months)

Taught all levels, including exam classes: CAE, FCE and IELTS. Taught a wide range of elective classes: speaking and vocabulary, speaking and listening, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary.

EFL Teacher

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

Taught 20 hours a week to young learners coming from Italy with INPDAP association. Students were 17 years old. Level: intermediate/upper-intermediate. Supervised outdoor activities and museum trips. Focused on grammar, conversation, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Able to recognize and efficiently correct typical English mistakes made by Italian speakers. Class size: up to 25 students. Able to work with computers, interactive whiteboard, whiteboard, and projectors. Confident, approachable, re

Freelance Proofreader and Editor

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 (1 year)

Proofread and edited many manuscripts regarding several topics, from how-to to erotica.

News Editor

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010 (4 months)

Responsible for daily update of the "Latest News" section. Gained insights in the entertainment media, specifically in the music industry. Improved SEO, IT and editing skills.

Freelance Writer

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012 (2 years)

Wrote articles on the following topics: self-help, American history and politics, fashion, entertainment, book reviews, literature, technology and biography.

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Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 (1 year)

Team leader of a twenty-people committee. Supervised and edited several magazines and brochures, along with a weekly newsletter. Learned to be very detail-oriented and extremely organized.

Contributing Writer

Jan 2009 - Aug 2012 (3 years)

Wrote over 60 articles regarding the following topics: history - literature - book review - biography - cooking and recipes - film and music studies - African American studies - music - Hip Hop music - interviews - Vietnam War - World War II

Education

CELTA certificate

2011 - 2011 (1 month)

Master's degree in English Language and Culture

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Master's degree in American History

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Bachelor's degree in Comparative Languages and Cultures

2004 - 2008 (4 years)

Certifications

CELTA (2011)

ESOL University of Cambidge

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.

Publications

Connect: College Reading

Article Title: "Freedom of Speech in Rap Music". Print Run: 36998. Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Gangster Movies in Gangsta Rap

December 2011. Available in more than 25,000 bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstone. Copies also available at the American Library of Congress, U.S.A.

Leiden University Celebrates the Diversity

4 June 2009 . Articles published in MARE Newspaper in Leiden

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