24 August 2020
Welcome to my personal website!
My name is Roger Hartopp, and I am a writer, teacher, conversationalist, cartoonist and proof checker (and with my wife, translator of Polish texts). I am the author of a book called Typical Errors in English, and also manage a website of the same name which you can discover at www.typicalerrorsinenglish.com .
Here are the latest bits of news concerning me and this site...
24 August 2020: In PUBLISHED MATERIALS, news of a new book coming soon: WROCŁAW - 75 YEARS ON FROM 1945 (Limited edition). In May 1945, resettling Poles were arriving to a city in ruins. To rebuild the city would take several years of effort and development. As well as telling the story of those final days of Festung Breslau (Fortress Breslau), the book includes a collection of 'before and after' photographs comparing the damage caused by those final days of the Second World War to the modern city that is Wrocław. Yours truly is the Editor and
proofreader of the English text.
10 August 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, TWO new topics added: Phrasal verbs and Speaking
5 August 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, ONE new topic added: Present perfect tenses
22 July 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, ONE new topic added: German Stereotypes
18 June 2020: More changes in the FAQs; #9 has been moved to #6 mainly to account the fact that there are now several conferencing platforms that have become freely available since COVID-19.
6 May 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, a new general category of subjects has been added: EDUCATION. And there is ONE new topic added: Geography
22 April 2020: Some changes in the FAQs, mainly to add the fact that ZOOM is also used for teaching.
11 March 2020: This is a message to all my face-to-face students.
It was announced today (Wednesday 11 March 2020) that schools in Krakow will close because of the Coronavirus. As a result of this, I will also cease all face-to-face lessons from the end of Wednesday 11 March 2020.
This doesn't necessarily mean the end of lessons as I will still continue to teach by means of SKYPE or ZOOM.
If you wish to continue lessons, then please do consider the option of using these platforms instead. As I won't be travelling, the cost of lessons will be reduced to 60zl for a one-hour lesson (or 90zl for 90 minutes). Do please let me know if you wish to do this.
This situation will continue for as long as restrictions remain in place.
Regards, Roger Hartopp
25 February 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, ONE new topic added: Public relations
20 February 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, TWO new topics added: Negotiations and Human resources
Many things connected with the English language, particularly with art, writing, proofing, checking, speaking and practising English.
Website (oh, that's this...):
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0048 693 327 372 (Poland)
THE IMPORTANT BITS
CURRICULUM VITAE. Who I am. My curriculum vitae. My resume. Whatever you like to call it, this is what I am about if you want to seriously consider me for some wonderful tasks.
CONTACT. If you want to write to me, speak to me, e-mail me, and so on...
CARTOONY UNIVERSE. Here are a few samples of artwork from my trusty pens. Some are shortly to be published in the book, one has been used for a company website, and others are just simply for my amusement. Do you want something similar for your company?
TYPICAL ERRORS IN ENGLISH. Are you a second language learner of English? If so, and if you are from Poland or Central Europe, or even from other European language countries, then this is the grammar book for you. Written and illustrated by myself, and published by TERTIUM, Typical Errors in English may be the book for you. So If you need someone who's good with their grammar...
STORIES AND POEMS. Are you a literary agent desperately looking for the next J.K.? Or Stig Larrson? You may wish to look further, but not before you check out some samples...
ENGLISH CONVERSATION LESSONS. Are you learning English as a second language? Do you need to practise your conversational skills? Let me know if you are interested.
PUBLISHED WORKS. All the books that I have been involved in as a writer, editor or proofing.
PROOFING. If you are a budding writer who has had their work translated into English but are unsure of the quality, I might be able to help check your texts.
PUBLICITY. Pictures and a report from my visit as a guest at the 19th annual book fair in Krakow, Poland. There are some press cuttings where I have helped to make the news, along with other materials such as publicity posters for my book.