About Me



I'm 1.95m tall, write books and I can fly. 
One of these statements may be false.

Hi, I'm Phil - a writer and an educator from the UK. 

Currently, I live in Spain, and I help content writers build authority and charge more.

How did I end up here?

The English Writing Coach


In 2011, I quit my job in advertising, completed a CELTA teaching course and started travelling the world. Ten yea
rs later, I've visited around fifty countries and taught students from even more.

Since 2016, I've worked as an English writing coach. This means that I use my expertise as a language teacher and an author to help multilingual writers develop their skills. I'm passionate about books, travel, and helping people transform into the best versions of themselves. Now, I offer proofreading services, personalised language courses, and provide CPD training to companies.

You can read the full story about my transformation from historian to writing coach here.

I've published two collections of short fiction, Foreign Voices (2018) and The Fisherwoman (2021). In May 2022, my debut novella, Fifteen Brief Moments in Time, was published with V Press. When I'm not writing, I'm usually dreaming up stories!

My most popular book to date is How to Become a Proficient English Writer - an eBook guide packed with useful tips for international writers. You can get the free eBook at proficientenglishwriter.com.

On this site, you'll find actionable advice about improving your English writing, and information about my courses, workshops and services.

If you are looking to produce effective writing in English, get in touch. I'll be happy to give you some advice.

Email: phil@englishwritingcoach.uk