‘Right,’ exclaimed Geoff, ‘it’s time for another project with the Big Four’. He gave his kids a big hug – he was unlikely to spend quality time with them for a while. He apologized in advance to his wife for… Read More ›
Materials writing: more on samples
This is a quick follow-up to my post on how I approach sample writing. Here’s the original post. I just wanted to add one more thing – and it’s something Kath Bilsborough touched upon in her post about briefs. Kath… Read More ›
I’ve stepped out of the classroom for a year to do more writing. While this is only a temporary thing for me, it’s still pretty daunting – ditching the steady income and taking a leap of faith! Aaargh! I’m only… Read More ›
Materials writing conversations #10: Medic!
This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors, etc… Dear Pete, It’s Nick here from JaggedELT. We provide writing and… Read More ›
Materials writing conversations #9: Lost contracts
These are completely imaginary conversations. No characters in the convos are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors… I seem to lose a lot of writing contracts. It could be down… Read More ›
Materials writing conversations #8: Ghosted!
This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors… November 23rd Dear Peter, Thanks for confirming your availability for our project…. Read More ›
Materials writing news and views, January 2022
Not much to report at the start of the year, but a few bits and bobs. New releases I haven’t really been on the lookout for these recently tbh, but I did see Michelle Worgan’s book Move! For A1 Movers… Read More ›
Year in review
It’s been a busy one! I still have writing projects to wrap up before the Xmas break, but I’m taking a moment off for some reflection. So, how’s everything been this year? Teaching I’ve learnt quite a bit from my… Read More ›
What’s it like to write for ESL Library?
I’ve been working on a cool new series of functional Business English lessons for ESL Library. Here’s a bit about the approach taken and my experience of working with ESL Library. The overall content Here’s the basic info: And here… Read More ›
Materials writing news and views, September 2021
Way too busy at the moment to put together anything that organized. Sorry! Here are some updates since the last post from mid-July. New releases (lots) Let me look back at screenshots… Viviane Kirmeliene shared this new resource for lower-secondary… Read More ›