Well, I hadn’t really thought of myself as an “ELT Author” until my editors at Onestopenglish asked me to complete a questionnaire. I feel like it’s still something I’m aspiring towards! Still, working with Onestopenglish has been a lucky start for me.
Rather than any kind of competition, the idea of the Author of the month page is to enable the users of the website to learn a bit more about the authors who write for it:
I also hadn’t thought of myself as one of an “amazing team of expert authors” (I mean, while I can believe the others are experts, I wouldn’t put myself in the ‘expert’ bracket!), but there we are! I’m honoured to be included on the list as a result of the on-going (but nearly complete) work that I’m doing on Compass with my editors at Onestopenglish as a result of that Macmillan-sponsored ELTon I won a couple of years ago.
I had to answer the following questions:
- Tell us a little about yourself
- How would you describe yourself in five words?
- How did you start your writing career?
- Where’s the most interesting place you’ve taught?
- What’s your proudest teaching moment?
- What’s your most embarrassing teaching moment?
- What’s your favourite joke?
- What are your tips for becoming an ELT author?
To find out my answers to the rest of the questions, you’ll have to visit the page (which you can access by clicking on the photo of it above)!
Thank you, Macmillan/Onestopenglish folk! 🙂