Category Archives: resource writing

Getting into ELT writing: how I did it.

At conferences and on work trips away, teachers often ask me how I “broke into” materials writing. I usually only have time to give them the skimpier version of my story: I met an ELT agent, he found me work, the end. Although … Continue reading

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Self-promotion for wallflowers

Looking back on the last couple of posts I’ve written, I see a theme developing. I’ve been considering different aspects of my work: namely presenting and writing. These moments of reflection have been useful for me: so much so that I’ve decided … Continue reading

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A day in the life

A while ago, I read A day in the life of a freelance teacher trainer, which got me thinking about what a typical day in my own working life looked like. I’ve been a freelance ELT writer since 2013. As … Continue reading

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Inspiration from an ESOL needs analysis lesson

Part 1 and Part 2 of this mini series  focused on two of the places I find teaching and writing inspiration. This part looks at how needs analysis lessons can also furnish teachers (and writers) with fresh ideas and new direction. I … Continue reading

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Text appeal: finding online inspiration

In my last post I looked at how teachers and resource writers can find lesson inspiration from real life experiences. What to do, however, when uneventful days and weeks pass? When nothing seems to happen, or at least nothing worthy of … Continue reading

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