Experience & Expertise
English Language Teacher
July 2020 - Now
Vas teaches English as a foreign language online to adults through Le Comptoir de Langues. The language school is based in Paris but teaches to people all over France.
Project-based Creative Writer
Questo September 2020 - Now
Created interactive cityscape quests; users must follow my directions, complete my challenges and riddles with clues, and learn about local history while following a storyline.
Researched historical events and incorporated them into a fictional narrative.
Game Rant Feb 2020 - July 2020
Vas creates listicles relevant to the gaming community. She pitches article ideas and highlights snippets of gaming news.
On this site, Vas creates articles that she feels strongly about. This is a personal space for Vas to write about some of the many random ideas she has. The subjects in this course ranged from grant writing to fiction writing, how to create and edit websites, as well as refine my skills as a writer and an editor.
The NJM Group
Vas worked as a content writer for the NJM Group in Australia. While working for this company, Vas wrote regular articles, highlighting the company's products and linking them to contemporary events.
During her time at the NJM Group, Vas;
Created a style guide for the company
Managed the company’s SEO handling on their social media pages
Researched current events to find relevance to link with the company’s products
Produced tag lines
Wrote professional emails
Wrote product specifications worksheets
Grammatically edited the company’s website
Used several applications such as Adobe Premium Pro and Photoshop
Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Classics
La trobe University
Studying a Bachelor of Arts provided Vas with great a scope of knowledge and a vast resource of subjects that analysed the human condition through narrative. The double major of Literature and Classics created a range of writing styles throughout time, allowing Vas to examine and understand texts written in different contexts.
ENG1ILS Introduction to literature: The short story
ENG1TCV Text, criticism and the visual
ENG2GOT Gothic literature and its children
ENG2RJA Re-thinking Jane Austen
ENG2BAR British and American romanticism
ENG2NAA Narrative Analysis
ENG3CRM The crisis of meaning in the 21st century
ENG3WRP Writing Poetry
ENG3ALT American literature
ENG3NOV The history of the novel
ANG1BEA Ancient Greek beginners 1A
ANG1BEB Ancient Greek beginners 1B
ANG1AMC Ancient Mediterranean culture – the Greek achievement
ANG2HHH From Homer to Hollywood: The perennial Greek hero/heroine
MDS3CLM Classical mythology
MDS3EPR Epics of Rome
MDS3DBA Death, burial and afterlife
MDS3TGW The Greek world: Archaic and Classical
Humanities Subjects - Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Philosophy & Sociology:
ARC1DAR Discovering Archaeology
ARC1AAC Archaeology of ancient civilisations
HIS1MLH Myth, legend and history
HUS1PWR Professional writing: words in action
ANT2SPS Symbols and society
ARC2ANM Ancient Maya civilisation of Mexico and Guatemala
PHI2PAM Plato, Nietzsche and the meaning of being
ARH3AOB Art of Byzantium and Rome
SOC3SOC Sociology of culture: Shakespeare and contemporaries
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
The Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University provided great knowledge and insight into the industry of writing in the 21st century. This course gave me the skills to become a well-rounded writer, prepared to write for a range of platforms and topics.
The subjects in this course ranged from grant writing to fiction writing, how to create and edit websites, as well as refine my skills as a writer and an editor.
Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge - Grant Writing
Refine editing skills
Write content for a range of media
Interpret and respond to a design brief
Write content for web pages
Provide services on a freelance basis
Write extended stories
Refine writing skills
Produce complex desktop published documents
Produce and prepare photo images
TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Vas completed a 120 hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language course with the International Tefl and Tesol Training - ITTT