I work with ESL/EFL publishers to produce quality instructional materials.
I’m the co-author with Ann Wintergerst of Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication published by Pearson Longman. Learn more about this book or purchase online direct from Pearson Longman or Amazon.com Outside the U.S. try this Pearson site. You can also preview the Table of Contents and the first chapter of the book here.
I am also a co-author with Jennifer Bixby of two books in the Oxford University Press series Q: Skills for Success. You can view the entire text of Book 2 in the Reading/Writing strand or you can learn more about the entire series and view various sample chapters from OUP. You can also preview the online components of the books in the series. Our introductory level reading and writing book has a full preview here.
Occasionally I write for hire. For instance, I wrote the Lesson Planner (Teacher’s Edition) for the most recent edition of WorldLink 3 from Heinle Cengage.
In addition to writing, I work as a freelance development editor. That means that I assist authors in taking their initial ideas and turning them into completed manuscripts, helping the writers create texts to suit the needs of the publisher. Here is a list of books that I’ve edited.
Most of my development editing work has been for Cambridge University Press , Macmillan, and for McGraw-Hill. I’ve also written reviews or participated in focus groups for Oxford University Press, the University of Michigan Press, and for earlier incarnations of Pearson and Cengage/ National Geographic Learning.
As a teacher and academic coordinator at intensive English programs, I created many courses and designed curricula over a fifteen-year period. I have also worked in curriculum development as part of my consulting practice. I’ve worked with electronic delivery and online instruction, giving advice to GlobalEnglish.com, DynEd International, and Laureate Education, Inc, in addition to writing a portion of the online materials for Q: Skills for Success.