About us

The team of the Writing Centre

From top left to bottom right: Jasmin Haderlein, Deirdre Rieker, Helena Marques Soares, Sarah Bösendörfer.


Our Team

Writing Consultants

Deirdre Rieker is a translator at the FAU Language Service. After graduating from St. Andrews University with a first class honours degree in Modern Languages (French, German and Spanish), she moved to Germany where she began work as a translator and language coach at various companies. She has always been fascinated by languages, and what she most likes about teaching English is the opportunity to meet new people from different cultures and accompany them on their journey towards becoming fluent and confident users of the foreign language. She most enjoys spending her free time exploring the local countryside with her 4 children and her dog.

Jasmin Haderlein works at the Language Centre in the German as a Foreign Language department and teaches, among other things, writing courses there. As a trained writing consultant, she is responsible for providing international advice at the Writing Centre. When she has free time, she likes to enjoy nature or a book on the sofa.


Writing Tutors

Sarah Bösendörfer has learned to be a writing tutor in autumn semester 2019/20 and is now writing tutor for international students. She studied philosophy and publishing as a bachelor and now she is studying philosophy as a master. She likes to read a good book or to spend time with friends.

Helena Marques Soares is a student in the English Studies: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics master’s program at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. She has a degree in Portuguese and English Language and Literature, and taught English for eight years in her hometown in Brazil. Helena loves being an English teacher; she also loves languages and their cultural and linguistic diversity. She spends her free time reading, writing, taking pictures, traveling, and playing games and chatting with her family and friends.


The Schreibzentrum / Writing Centre is a member of gefsus, the Society for Writing Didactics and Writing Research.

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