Noël is a writer with over a decade of experience in diverse roles for a variety of clients: as writer and trainer for a financial services firm, as book editor for an education company, as copyeditor for a variety of businesses and as ethics communicator within a corporation. A native English speaker, originally from the West Coast of the United States, she now lives in Zürich with her Swiss husband and French dog. She tends to stay near the 47th parallel north, having previously lived in Seattle and Paris.
She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2003. After spending a couple years as a college professor she took a job as an ethics officer of a Fortune 500 corporation, working on the company's code of ethics and internal ethics training. For the last eight years she has worked as a writer, editor and researcher as Principal of 47th Parallel (www.47thparallel.ch). She has written for international corporations, nonprofit organizations, academics, and writers. Her main strength is in bringing a critical eye to the written word, perfecting not only grammar and structure, but also improving cohesion, tone and persuasiveness.