Welcome to my website! My name is Michal Kirschner.
I offer several services, all of which involve the English language:
Technical writing for technical documentation and training in English
Academic editing in English of articles and scholarly books (in a variety of academic disciplines)
to be published by international publishing companies and in peer-reviewed international journals,
as well as grant applications, applications to graduate programs, and similar texts
English lessons for business executives and other professionals (individuals/small groups) to:
Improve their verbal and written English communication skills.
Aid and guide them in preparing for international meetings and conferences.
I am a native speaker of English (bilingual with Hebrew and fluent in German).
I graduated from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem:
Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics
Teaching Certificate in English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL)
Master of Arts in English Linguistics (with dissertation)
For over 25 years, I taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) mainly at Tel Aviv University and at various other academic institutions (such as the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Bar Ilan University, IDC Herzliya, and Seminar Hakibbutzim). In addition to teaching, I developed traditional and e-learning/multimedia educational materials, a skill that also served me later as an instructional designer developing English language-learning software and training materials for technological companies.
I have also acquired many years of experience both as a writer publishing my own research and as an English-language editor of academic articles, books, and other research for academics in a variety of academic disciplines. In view of my teaching experience and my work as an editor for non-native speakers of English, I am very familiar with their difficulties writing about their research in English and understand the process needed to prepare their papers for publication or for presentation at international conferences. Many of the works I have edited were published in prominent international journals and publishing houses.
Another service I offer are English lessons for business executives and other professionals (individuals/small groups) to improve their verbal and written English communication skills and to aid and guide them in preparing for international meetings and conferences.
Finally, in the last ten years I have gained professional skills and extensive experience as a technical writer. I have written many kinds of documentation (for example, user guides, API guides, and release notes) and developed training materials for both hardware and software, using a variety of tools.