David William Paley lived in Germany for 4 years where he was Manager of Reporting for a large American manufacturing group. On return to the UK, he became financial controller for a German manufacturer of electrical products. In addition to his native English, he speaks both German and French and lives with his French wife in southern England.
Upon retirement, he enhanced his computer skills by acquiring several computer languages and has created several web sites including English Usage and poetry. He is creator of www.poemswithoutfrontiers.com which presents poems in their original text and translations into English, French and German in order to bring poetry to a wider audience. The site consists of several hundred poems by European poets, including a selection of his own works.
He has also published, as David Paley, four Kindle books of poetry and, as William Paley, a Kindle novel. The poetry books are "A Tribute to my Muse" containing 40 original poems and "Visions and Illusions" containing 30 original poems. His translations of French poems, "101 French Poems" and of German poems, "150 German Poems" contain poems in their original texts each followed by his translations of them into English. The novel is "The Magic Canopy", a story of pining lovers set in an idyllic village in southern England.