Legal Writer, Editor and
Legal Writer, Editor
Penelope Colville holds a BA and an MA and has 25 years of experience in message design, writing, editing and instructional product design.
All of her career has required her to conduct research, find the story, explore the angles and produce narratives relevant to her target audience. Writing was her earliest passion and her first job was as a reporter and columnist for her city newspaper at age 19.
Recently, she served as one of two editors for China News Service (2012) and China Today magazine (2009 – 2011), including writing a column in every issue on what expats do for love and money in that country.
In 2018, she was appointed a writing judge for the Foreign Language Teachers Research Press national competition for English language students.
Founder, English Games Academy
The English Games Academy (EGA) builds serious games to teach English to non-native English speakers who wish to immigrate to English-speaking countries to study, work, and live.
Universities require a 6 or a 6.5 IELTS score for admittance, while many professions require a score of 7 or higher on the IELTS exam. Sadly, many IELTS candidates must write the exam seven times before they succeed.
The English Games Academy wants to change that through a unique suite of IELTS exam preparation exercises, lessons, strategies, and games.
The robust EGA products suite for IELTS exam preparation includes:
Content lessons structured around everyday activities
Strategies for passing the IELTS
The English Games Academy supports language schools and learning centre chains that prepare students for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Instructional Designer for Adult Learning
Penelope has served as project lead for a number of Canadian and transnational corporations, that contracted her exceptional skills in content management and content design, for a range of products from public and internal information systems to training program designs.
Her clients included: CN Railway, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canadian Pacific Railway, Nortel Networks, three Ministries in the Province of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, Memorial University in Newfoundland, and Seneca College in Toronto.
These adult educational and training programs were geared for employees, peers, students, government policy makers as well as other stakeholders.
An independent product of hers was working with a group in Victoria, B.C., to produce a book and video on their journey of self-recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome: The Multiversa Strategy sold on Amazon for 16 years.
She was engaged for two decades with:
the American Society for Cybernetics and Human Understanding (Membership Chair), and
the International Society for Performance Improvement (Founding member Montreal Chapter; Membership Chair, Toronto Chapter).
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