It is estimated that the number of people in the world that use English to communicate on a regular basis is around 2 billion. English is also the dominant business language, and it has become almost a necessity for research and business communication. Its importance in the global market place therefore cannot be understated.

Good English conveys facts and ideas clearly and gives readers a favourable impression. In contrast, poor English gives an impression of ignorance, carelessness, low intelligence and unreliability.



Editing English texts, reports, novels, manuscripts, speeches. Review and proofreading of existing English texts or existing English translations
  • Checking for and changing incorrect spelling.
  • Checking for and changing incorrect grammar.
  • Checking for and changing inconsistencies in terminology, referencing and style (i.e., usage of capitals in titles, font size and colour etc.).
  • Checking the syntax of the text and altering if necessary.
  • Checking for and changing repetitive wording.
  • Checking for and changing incorrect usage of English language idioms.


Advanced workshops on writing, editing and revising fiction and non-fiction, and a wide variety of sessions focused on poetry, story telling, writing folklore, personal memoir, ethnography, generating news material and submitting your work for publication.


Translation from Norwegian and Tenyidie to English.
Editing, checking and correcting Norwenglish.


Lectures on writing, editing and revising fiction and non-fiction, intended for young writers as well as seasoned teachers of writing within the college and postgraduate classroom.

Lectures on English editing and translation.

Dr. Easterine Kire


  • PhD in English from Poona University, Pune, India. Thesis: "Translation as a Creative Art: Nativisation of Language in the Translation of Angami Folk Tales."
  • Post graduate Diploma in Journalism: Delhi University.


  • 2008: UiT, Arctic University of Tromsø,
    teaching post-colonial poetry.
  • 1988-2005: Lecturer and Reader in English, Nagaland University, Kohima, Nagaland, India.
  • 1985-1988: Lecturer in English literature,
    Kohima College, Kohima, Nagaland, India.
  • 1982-1985: Editor, Department of Publicity, Government of Nagaland, Kohima, India.


  • More than 20 English language books published.
  • Articles for English language publications.
  • Essays, short stories and poems.
  • Radio and TV scripts.


  • Lit for Life: The Hindu Prize for 2015. Awarded January 16th 2016.
  • Catalan PEN International Free Voice Award, 2013
  • Governor's award for excellence in Naga
    literature, 2011.
  • Silver medal for Best creative writing from the Bertrand Russell Study Forum, Madras, India.