Helen Cordery

Location: Santiago, Chile

Phone: (9) 91482832

Email: helen@queridarecoleta.com


I am a punctual and dedicated individual who works well independently and as part of a team. I enjoy challenges, deadlines and anything that causes me to think and learn. I lean towards creative roles but I am also highly organized with the ability to think on my feet. I bring positivity, stamina and dedication to everything I tackle.


Freelance Content Writer - Worldwide

March 2015 - Present

Published in various publications including the Santiago Times, I Love Chile and Discover Chile, and a frequent contributor to Tea-Time Mag.  Content created for various websites and Amazon sellers. Most recently, I updated the Fodors guidebook to Chile, which took me on assignment throughout the country. 

Marketing Coordinator- Miles & Smiles Chile (OWNER)

January 2016 - Present

Responsible for all content and digital marketing for boutique luxury tour operator, as well as all website content, promotional material, photographs and video editing.

Educator – Education Plus

March 2018 – Present

Homeschool educator specializing in writing and social studies to children with autism and learning difficulties in Santiago.  This role was in English and Spanish.

Personal Learning Assistant - Nido de Aguilas

August 2017 - December 2017

In-class assistant to student with Aspergers  needing behavioral guidance.  Also responsible for designing and implementing coursework modifications, before working as his private tutor.



Freelance Editor/Translator - Santiago, Chile

March 2015 - present

Editor and proof reader of academic and professional work in English for non-native speakers.  I have also translated various documents including interviews, websites and music from Spanish to English.  I have worked on documents for the Japanese Embassy, doctorate students and businesses such as Attilio & Mochi vintners.






Massey University - Postgraduate in Social Anthropology

February 2015 - November 2015

Massey University - Bachelor of Arts (English and Spanish)

February 2012-November 2014


Auckland University of Technology - Certificate in Deaf Studies and New Zealand Sign Language

February 2011 - November 2011

Massey University - Diploma in Mental Health Studies

February 2008-November 2008



I have a popular blog about my life in Chile, called Querida Recoleta, which also highlights local businesses.  I play the flute, guitar and tin whistle, and am an avid lover of salsa dance and zumba. I am also a keen writer; I was offered a contract with a New Zealand publishing house in 2011 for a manuscript and am currently having meetings with Pehuen regarding the publishing of the current story I am writing. I have had short stories and poems published in various anthologies in New Zealand, and I have two anthropological essays in the current coursework for third year Anthropology at Home students at Massey University.  I have worked in childcare throughout my time in Chile and have references from various families including the Deputy Ambassadors from the Australian and New Zealand embassies.



Work and character references available upon request


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