I’ve worked in ELT publishing since 2004.
Before that, I was a teacher.
I joined Cambridge University Press in 2004 as a Marketing Executive. I then became a Development Editor and later a Senior Development Editor on the Business English and ESP list.
In 2007, I went freelance and moved to York, where my wife used to lecture at the university (we’re relocating to London in October 2012). I continued to do lots of work for Cambridge, but began to work for other publishers too, including Oxford University Press and Macmillan.
I also began writing. I started small, with the Infotech 4th Edition Interactive Workbook. I then wrote the teacher’s notes for the advanced level of face2face, CUP’s flagship British English course. I followed that with the CD-ROM for the second edition of Mike McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell’s English Vocabulary in Use Elementary. More digital work followed, with an online adaptation of Leo Jones’ Let’s Talk series. I was also lucky enough to work alongside Adrian Doff, Maggie Baigent and Chris Cavey on four of the self-study packs (workbook and DVD-ROM) for CUP’s major new adult course, English Unlimited.
But my proudest achievement as an author was being commissioned to write my own coursebook, Cambridge English for Marketing, which was published in 2010.
I dived back into the editorial side of publishing in 2009, going back in-house at Cambridge University Press. I commissioned the second edition of face2face, the first two levels of which will launch in spring 2012. I then joined the award-winning English360 online learning platform as Publishing Manager.
When I’m not writing or editing, you can find me at teaching training conferences around the world. To find out where I’ll be next, see Events.
To find out more about why I’ve set up this agency, click here.