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Learned Words | Kymberly Fergusson

About

Writer, translator, editor, language teacher, artist

Welcome to Learned Words! I’m Kymberly Fergusson, a writer, translator and language teacher, based in Leipzig, Germany.

You are never to old to learn, and nothing is too hard to learn – you just need the right tools and motivation.

While my background is in IT, education, and languages, I am most passionate about learning and helping others learn effectively. I love to write, edit and translate.

  • Kymberly Fergusson in 2003
  • Kymberly Fergusson in 2008
  • Kymberly Fergusson in 2011
  • Kymberly Fergusson in 2020

Let’s work together

Please contact me to discuss your requirements!

  • Writing: course content, articles, books, especially IT, technical and medical documents.
  • Translation from German to English: especially technical, IT and medical texts.
  • Language coaching (English): self-study material, puzzles, weekly chats, writing and conversation prompts. Online via Patreon.

More information about my services

ESL resources & art for sale

Patreon

In the archives, you’ll find lesson materials, cheat sheets, puzzles, writing and conversation prompts, and tips for English teachers and students around the world.

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You can also follow along my creative journey as I learn new skills in painting, music, languages, join me in my rooftop productive garden, enjoy lots of photos of the cats, and more.

Ko-fi shop

Digital resource packs for English language students and teachers are available to purchase and download from my Ko-fi shop, along with original art for sale.

Who am I?

I’ve always loved words, devouring books when I was younger. My first languages other than English were all programming.

I found it much more fun to teach than to actually program, and side-stepped from my computer science degree into lecturing, and then into technical writing and English teaching.

It wasn’t until my tweens when the real language bug bit me, beginning with one of the ‘hardest’ – Japanese. After teaching myself Japanese for a few years, I lived in Japan and taught English.

Yup, I was there in Fukushima during the 2011 earthquake …

Once I had moved to Germany to be with my partner, I shifted to German, made more urgent by medical conditions requiring intensive treatments. These days I write documentation, edit, tutor, and translate from German to English, specialising in medical, manufacturing, legal and technical content.

Hand waving and a dictionary are excellent tools for communicating

When I first travelled overseas, I spoke no languages other than English. The world is more open and accessible when you can speak more than just one language. There are more job opportunities, you develop deeper friendships, and travel with fewer problems.

When I’m not playing with words, I enjoy many hobbies: crafts, gardening, cooking, hiking, watching anime, gardening and drinking lots of tea. You can follow my progress on the many creative projects I dive into and my productive balcony garden over on Patreon.

You may find me lurking in music/art streams, in Discord or streaming something on Twitch as Seirff, or posting on Mastodon.

I also publish a slow vlog on YouTube semi-regularly.

Occasionally I will endorse products, books or services which I personally use and love on this site, for which I may receive a small commission.

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If you enjoy the content, find it helpful and would like to support me and this site, please tip me a Ko-fi!