February 5, 2018

Every time I come to a CPD event in the UK, I can guarantee that I will be asked the same question by someone: ‘Did you come all the way from Canada just for this?’ I have now been to the ELT Freelancers’ Awayday three years running, and yes, I do come all the way from...

January 7, 2018

Five years ago, on the first day back to school after the Christmas holiday, my husband and kids left the house, and I commuted to my basement office and began my freelance career as an ELT materials writer and editor. I started out with two projects: a curriculum cons...

November 15, 2017

A few months ago, something strange happened: I found myself inundated with enquiries about my availability. I don’t know whether the stars had aligned, my networking was paying off, or everyone else was just too busy – but for a few weeks I kept finding potential oppo...

October 9, 2017

I’ve recently seen a couple of people in different Facebook groups asking the same question: “How can I find editorial work in the UK when I don’t live there?” I come from the UK, I live in Canada, and over the last five years I have written and/or edited ELT and other...

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March 22, 2018

Now that we’re well into March, my thoughts are very much on the upcoming IATEFL conference in Brighton. For well over a decade now, the annual confer...

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