Catherine Ann Lombard, M.A.


Catherine has experience as an academic writing teacher at the University of Twente (UT) in The Netherlands.

More recently, she has coached professors, staff and Ph.D. candidates at the UT helping them improve their scientific writing and presentation skills. Her highly popular course "Perfecting Your Publication" has been attended and enthusiastically received by more than 150 Ph.D. candidates and post-docs over the past years.

She has also enjoyed using theatre to teach English to specially-gifted children ages 6 to 12 at the Leonardo School in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Their successful Christmas performance was The Gift of the Magi, which Catherine wrote and helped the children to realize.

Catherine is available to teach and coach English speaking, writing, and presentation skills at an academic or business level.


Read the reflection of a Ph.D. candidate on the valuable writing and editing tips he acquired in Catherine's popular course "Perfecting Your Publication" at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, in June 2013.

Ph.D. Candidate
Labortory of Thermal Engineering (China)

Another Ph.D. candidate reflects on his newly acquired editing skills after taking Catherine's popular course "Perfecting Your Publication" at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, in March 2013.

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Construction, Management, and Engineering (The Netherlands)

A Bachelor student writes about being inspired to furthur her English writing and translating skills at the end of the accredited class "Academic Writing in English" which Catherine taught November 2012 to January 2013.

Bachelor student
Communication Studies (The Netherlands)

Thank you for editing the article. I am very pleased with the suggestions you made for the conclusions, abstract and title. It has helped me a lot to make the article better.

Roos Arends, PhD Candidate, University of Twente

I would like to thank you for your great effort, patience, valuable feedback, tips and tricks and everything else. I really enjoyed and learned a lot in this course.

Master's student in Information Technology and Management (Turkey)

Catherine is a great teacher who tailored the content of the course for our personal interests and needs.  She also covered a huge range of topics.

Ph.D. candidate
Mathematics & Computer Science (Iran)

After you edited my article, I submitted it to a publisher and it was immediately accepted. Clearly your editing contribution helped not only my paper to be accepted but also my confidence.

Ph.D. candidate
Dept of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics (The Netherlands)

Thank you for your fun lectures, which helped me to greatly improve my writing skills.

Ph.D. candidate
Computer Science (The Netherlands)

As a writing coach, Catherine's championed my own writing career. I've hired Catherine on a monthly basis to chase away my writer's block. In her capacity as a psychosythesis counselor at 'Do it write', she's helped many writers and individuals "do it right!"

Robbin Engels, Business Owner and International Page Coordinator, UT-Nieuws

This was the best English class I've ever taken. Catherine is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. I discovered what was causing my writing difficulties and methods to improve.

Ph.D. candidate
Faculty of Engineering Technology (China)

During the lectures, grammatical rules coupled with tips and tricks has helped me to learn difficult lessons with ease and improve my writing skills.

Ph.D. candidate
Membrane Process Technology (Pakistan)

Thank you for your competence and helpfulness. I learned a lot.

Post doc
Medical Cell Biophysics (Italy)

My great thanks to my English teacher Mrs. Catherine Ann Lombard for her kind help during the writing of my doctorate thesis.

Ph.D. graduate
Membrane Process Technology (Yemen)

Your course gave me the tools to become a better writer. More importantly, I have learned to be aware of my writing style and the words I use. With every sentence I write, I can hear Catherine saying at the back of my mind, "Make every word count!"

Junior Researcher
Biomedical Engineering (The Netherlands)

After the second class, I have already put some learned concepts into my Bachelor's thesis. My compliments on the way you teach. It is fun, interesting and clear.

Bachelor's student
Psychology (The Netherlands)

I found your course very useful and inspiring. Thank you for this excellent and motivating course.

Ph.D. candidate
Telematics and Information Technology (Nepal)

I enjoyed your teaching and your feedback on mine and everybody’s work. I really think it improved my writing and reading skills.

Ph.D. candidate
Robotics and Mechatronics (The Netherlands)