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Young entrepreneur Brendan Brown started The Expert Editor and Global English Editing less than a year ago but the two companies are already taking off, thanks to the globalisation of English and the need for businesses to be understood everywhere.

Recent estimates put the number of native English speakers in the world at about 375 million, while a staggering 1.125 billion people globally speak English either as a second or foreign language. In the English-speaking world, though, a comparable ability with foreign languages is rare.