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Learned Words | Kymberly Fergusson


Art, writing, editing, translating, and language services

If you are looking for a real person to write, edit, or translate a document or even just text snippets, I’d love to help!

I love to work with plagiarism-averse clients, people who do not want their original content to either come from or be saved in a generative AI’s data set.

As I do not use AI tools, you can be confident that any confidential or sensitive or private content I work on is not shared with third parties or AI systems.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements - I’d be happy to provide you with an offer.

  • Writing: course content, articles, books, especially IT, technical and medical documents.
  • Editing and proofreading: any content so that it is clear and accessible to your audience.
  • 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.
  • Weaving and painting commissions: for ink and acrylic paintings and woven products are available via my Ko-fi webpage.

You can either work with me on Upwork or request a private offer based on your requirements.

All invoices are prepared according to the German tax office requirements, and 19% VAT is charged accordingly.
VAT / USt-IdNr # DE326120107


  • Technical writer, copywriter, ghostwriter and guest blogger for a number of European and American IT companies.
  • Translator from German to English, specialising in IT, medical, economics, engineering and legal documents.
  • Editor for masters and university students - engineering, IT, art and medicine - medical textbooks, and historical texts in economics.
  • English teacher, specialising in medical, technical and conversational language in Japan and Germany.
  • Senior technical writer, editor and project manager, specialising in terminology consistency for translation, Moldflow (Autodesk).
  • Lecturer and examiner in programming, software engineering and technical writing, at Monash and Melbourne Universities, Australia.
  • IT Course writer and trainer, State Library of Victoria, Australia.

See my CV on LinkedIn and portfolio on Upwork

Current and past clients

  • Translation: gfu/IFA, commercetools, MEDIAFORMAT GmbH, Swiss Property, //SEIBERT/MEDIA, INSEAD.
  • Writing and editing: WHO, LingoDeer, draw.io, //SEIBERT/MEDIA, Moldflow (Autodesk), HubPages, medical researchers, and PhD/masters students.
  • Teaching: Spreadshirt, Volkshochschule Leipzig, GATX, JET Programme, Monash University, Melbourne University, and private students.
  • Course design: Volkshochschule Leipzig, State Library of Victoria, Monash University.
  • Consulting: IG Metall.
  • Photography & art: Hubpages, Leipzig Opera, Gene Ess.

I can highly recommend Kymberly as a great editor of texts of any complexity. When it comes to medical manuscripts, she doesn’t only fix the grammatical errors, she also goes the extra mile to get into details to understand the contents of the text she is working with. Kymberly is very attentive to details and diligent in her work.
Dr. Elena Efimova, Facharzt, Herzzentrum in Leipzig GmbH

Kym edited my PhD thesis and did such a wonderful job, making sense out of the different modes of referencing, sorting out my many grammatical errors and making some excellent suggestions. I found her so easy to work with, knowledgeable, responsive to my questions and supportive through the entire process, thanks Kym! you’ve made my thesis so much better!
J. Rosenbaum, Artificial intelligence, 3D modeling and Augmented Reality artist in Melbourne Australia


  • Professional Graduate Diploma in TESOL (30521QLD), Australasian Training Academy.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Monash University, Australia.
  • Zertifikat Deutsch (B1), JLPT4 (A2)

Handwoven goods, original art, teaching resources

Ko-fi: Handwoven items and original artworks, as well as a selection of digital resource packs are available.

Patreon: Weaving tutorials, creative project how-tos, garden updates and regular tours, creative project updates, exclusive photos, podcasts, slow vlogs and more. Long term patrons receive original artworks on subjects of their choice as a thank you.

Plus a large archive full of writing prompts, lesson plans, cheat sheets, puzzles, conversation prompts, tips and exercises for English teachers and self-studying students.

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and choose between two affordable tiers (not all content is available on the lower tier).

Supporters get a monthly 20% discount code for my Ko-fi shop.

Become a Patron!

  • An infographic created as part of a blog post for draw.io
  • Various ESL and English language learning resources for teachers and students are available on LearnedWords Patreon
  • An ink and acrylic painting in the kintsugi rabbit series, commemorating the year of the rabbit
  • An original character painting in ink and acrylic for inktober 2022
  • A handwoven green, just finished and sitting on the loom
  • A watercolour dragon painted by Kym on a postcard
  • Handwoven inkle bands sewn into various products - bookmarks, key fobs, lanyards and more
  • An offcut of blue and teal scarf crafted into a cosy mug warmer
  • A fishing cat at the Melbourne Zoo, Australia
  • A Siberian tiger at the Leipzig Zoo, Germany
  • A stunning green lizard at the Melbourne Zoo, Australia
  • A barking owl at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia


Please contact me if you would like to purchase a non-exclusive license to use any images and photos I have created. All photos and images used in this website have been created by myself, unless otherwise noted.

Portfolio - weaving, art and photography