About Me

I am Boryana Emery. I am a transcriptionist and a writing tutor. I have been an English language instructor for over 20 years. I specialize in all practical aspects of language, from grammar and punctuation to academic writing. My professional experience comes from being a language instructor at the English Language Institute of the American University in Bulgaria for 16 years and a writing tutor for Pearson for over 4 years now. I have taught all levels of English, including absolute beginners. I owe my professional training as a transcriptionist to Janet Shaughnessy’s excellent, comprehensive, all-inclusive course General Transcription: Theory and Practice.  Check it out here. My undying gratitude goes to her and her team.

I am dedicated to language, literature, teaching, and transcribing in a way that defines me. The world of words is where I am at my best. When I teach, I strive to pass on to my students what I know about language. The key to my job is to find ways to explain that reach the largest number of students, regardless of their skills and levels of English. This has been one of the greatest challenges and the greatest pleasures of my profession.

I do transcription work because I believe it is important to record people’s knowledge and experience. A transcript preserves the spoken word and keeps it safe for generations. And, in the process of transcribing, I am enriched with wisdom and knowledge. Everyone has something to say. I am there to capture it with the utmost care.

The focus of everything I do in life is my family. In fact, teaching and transcribing make much more sense because of my family. I am married. My husband, two school-age children, and I live in the wonderful town of Lytle, Texas