ELT materials writing – my year in review

It’s been quite a good year on the writing front. Balancing writing with full-time teaching is tough, but the rewards are great! It’s only three weeks until our xmas holidays so I’m calling this the end of my writing year. Here were my highs and lows.

My stats…

Contracts offered to me this year: 17

Contracts offered directly through LinkedIn: 6

Total contracts taken: 8

Coursebooks written: 1

Workbooks written: 1

Coursebook contracts (regrettably) turned down: 1

Percentage of contracts – publishers vs editorial agencies:  75/25

Editors worked with: 17

LinkedIn connections gained: around 800


Moment of the year

Co-authoring StartUp Level 8 (Pearson). That was a tough gig but really rewarding. We came up with some great texts and really rich, PARSNIP-flouting video scripts. Without doubt one of the best projects I’ve been involved in, and also quite a bit of freedom from the publisher.

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