Address: 122 Moo 7 San Pisua Chiang Mai 50300 Thailand Tel/Fax: (66-53) 115150 Mobile: +66-(0)841758104 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.ronemmons.com Date of Birth: 4 October 1950 Place of Birth: Maidenhead, England Marital Status: Single
1986-87 Institute of Education, University of London P.G.C.E.(TESOL) 1982-83 San Francisco State University, California, USA M.A. English (Emphasis: Creative Writing) 1978 International House, London W1 RSA Preparatory Certificate (English teaching) 1969-72 South Bank Polytechnic, University of London B.Sc. Sociology 1962-69 Maidenhead Grammar School, England GCE: 10 'O' levels, 3 'A' levels (English, French, German)
1990 – present. Freelance writer/photographer/editor, publishing in a wide variety of guide books, magazines and newspapers (see Publications). 1989 - 98 English instructor, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 1987 - 89 English teacher, British Council, Thailand 1986 - 87 Postgraduate student, see Education 1984 - 86 English teacher, Montaigne School, London W1 1982 - 83 Postgraduate student, see Education 1980 - 81 English instructor, Central University of Venezuela 1978 – 79 English instructor, British Institute, Caracas, Venezuela 1975 – 77 English teacher, Sennar Secondary School, Sudan
Editing 2015-present Editing and proofreading of Connect, the newsletter of HelpAge International 2018 Editing and proofreading five country reports for the Asia Development Bank 2018 Editing and proofreading promotional copy for Citibank 2018-2019 Writing and editing texts on Green Tourism for the Tourist Authority of Thailand
National Geographic Traveler Vietnam, 3rd edition, 2015 Searching for Shangri-La, Kindle and Create Space, 2012 Frommer’s Thailand, 10th edition, 2012 Frommer’s Vietnam, 4th edition, 2012 Walks along the Thames Path, New Holland (UK). 4th edition 2011 Portrait of Thailand. New Holland (UK). 2008 Top Ten Bangkok. Dorling Kindersley (UK). 2008 Spiral Guide to the Dominican Republic, AA (UK) Publishers (and AAA in the USA), 2005.
Co-author of Rough Guide to Vietnam, 9th edition, 2018 Update of chapters on Isan and the Eastern Seaboard for Rough Guide to Thailand, 10th edition, 2018 Co-author of Rough Guide to Vietnam, 8th edition, 2015 Update of chapters on Isaan and Central Plains for Rough Guide to Thailand, 2015 Updated listings for Eyewitness Travel Guides to Thailandand Vietnam, Dorling Kindersley. 2015 Updated Thailand chapter of Frommer’s Southeast Asia, 6th edition, 2009 Wrote Malaysian Borneo section for Eyewitness Guide to Malaysia & Singapore, Dorling Kindersley. 2008 Update of chapter on North Thailand for Rough Guide to Thailand, 2001/2004/2006/2009 Update of four chapters for Rough Guide to Cambodia, 2005 Update of part of Cambodia for Rough Guide to Southeast Asia, 2005 Update of six chapters for Rough Guide to Vietnam, 2003 Images for National Parks and Other Wild Places of Thailand, New Holland 2001
Magazines and Newspapers
Ron’s articles on travel, culture, nature, Buddhism and photography have appeared regularly since 1990 in magazines such as International Travel Plan (Japan), Sawasdee (Thai International inflight), Hemispheres (United inflight), Discovery (Cathay Pacific inflight) and Silver Kris (Singapore International inflight), as well as newspapers like the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and the Bangkok Post.
Google - Guided walks in Bangkok for the Google Cultural Institute 1stop guides - content for websites on Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (www.1stopvietnam.com) Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) newsroom - various articles on Thai culture (www.tatnews.org) BinduTrips - Itineraries for Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and (eventually!) Chiang Mai (bindutrips.com) Frommer's - various slideshows for the website www.frommers.com