About Me

From Portsmouth to the land of the midnight sun. 

My name is Carla, nice to meet you! I am a freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader with a focus on the tourism and hospitality sector. Originally from Portsmouth, I came to Finland in 2016 and now live in Salla, Lapland where I also work as a snowmobile guide. 

My professional background is primarily in customer service and tourism, racking up 10 years of experience with the latter half in tourism specifically. In the last 5 years, I have been fortunate enough to work all over Europe, learning and gaining valuable experience in the sector I love. I currently work as a snowmobile guide in Salla, leading and teaching groups about the nature and culture of Lapland. I am also studying tourism and business management at university on the side. 

My passion for the English language has followed me though school and college to this day. Studying History, Geography, Philosophy, and Politics enabled me to explore the English language through complex and demanding concepts. I have a strong passion for passing on my knowledge of the subjects I love, and this lead me to teach English in Poland to both adults and children alike, primarily through intensive English language courses. Any opportunity to teach English in Finland is also extremely welcome. 

I discovered I could combine all my passions together when a local tourism business approached me to help proofread their website. It was then that it dawned on me that I could take pride in providing my language services to the community and industry I am proud to live and work in. I am constantly striving to become the best I can be, I currently have certificates in proofreading, copyediting and copywriting. 

I am continuously improving and updating my professional skills. You are welcome to explore my current projects or my educational journey via LinkedIn here.

Experience and Education. 

A brief guide to my most relevant education, experience and qualifications. 


LapinAMK - Lapland University of Applied Sciences: September 2022 - Present

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): International Business 

XAMK - South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences:  January 2021 - May 2022

Diploma of Higher Education: Tourism and Business Management in Finland     

St. Vincent College: 2012 - 2014

A-levels: History, Geography, Philosophy and Politics        

Work Experience

Sallatunturin Tuvat: 2018 - Present

Snowmobile Guide   

Canvas Holidays: Summer 2019

Holiday Courier (housekeeping and reception)        

In2action/Tui:  2018 - 2019

Adventure Instructor 

Justspeak.pl: 2016 - 2017

English Language Tutor         

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate in Proofreading and Copy Editing (CPD)
  • Certificate in Tourism and Travel Management - UQx University of Queensland
  • Certificate in Copywriting (CPD)
  • Continually updating my copyediting and proofreading skills at every opportunity.