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Editorial Team

Felicity McCardle 
Qualifications: MA (Hons) Auckland University, BEd Queensland University of Technology, BA Auckland University, Cert SLT, PG Dip SLT Massey University.
Teaching experience: 12 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced, High School, University.
Kinds of English taught: Academic English, General English, Preparation for TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS, English for Migrants, Business English, English for Tourism and Hospitality.
Other subjects taught: History, Literature.
Other information: Has taught at universities in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga. Worked as a researcher, writer and editor. Was IELTS examiner for two years. Published in history books.
  
Rachel Ellis 
Qualifications: MA (Applied) First Class Honours Waikato University, BA Waikato University, RSA Cert TEFLA.
Teaching experience: 10 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced. Adults and children.
Kinds of English taught: Business English, Academic English, General English, Preparation for IELTS, FCE, and Proficiency.
Other subjects taught:

Spanish, Japanese.

Other information: Has taught at university level in New Zealand and private language schools in both Spain and Japan. Has written on-line materials and programmes for various ESL courses.
 
Lawrence Adams 
Qualifications: MA (TESOL) University of Hawaii at Manoa, BA Eastern Washington University.
Teaching experience: 19 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced, High School, University.
Kinds of English taught:General English, Academic English, Preparation for IELTS and TOEIC.
Other subjects taught: History, Literature.
Other information: Has taught at a high school and language centers in Japan. Has taught at language centers and universities in Hawaii and Australia. Was ISLPR examiner for six years.
  
Gavin McCardle 
Qualifications: BA Victoria University of Wellington, BEd Queensland University of Technology, Cert SLT, PG Dip SLT Massey University.
Teaching experience: 10 years of university teaching in New Zealand and Australia. Three years high school teaching in New Zealand and Tonga.
Levels taught: High School, University, all language levels.
Kinds of English taught: Business, Academic, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Preparation for IELTS and TOEIC.
Other subjects taught: History, Literature.
Other information: Has worked in government departments, university administration, and on publishing and editing projects. Has taught Literature, Geography and Economics. Published in Political Science Journal and newspapers.
 
Cherie Brown 
Qualifications: PG Dip SLT, RSA Cert TEFLA International House, London, Dip Tchg TTC, B Ed.
Teaching experience: Elementary - Advanced. All ages.
Levels taught: High School, University, all language levels.
Kinds of English taught: Academic English, General English including specialized skills classes, Preparation for IELTS, Cert TEFL teacher training.
Other subjects taught: History, Literature.
Other information: Administration-Academic Manager, Director of Studies-private English Language College, Teacher Coordinator of International Groups.
Currently teaching international students and training teachers at Otago University Language Centre. Has written exam questions for TOEFL practice exams and teacher resource material for school journals. Experienced in curriculum / materials development. IELTS examiner.
  
Steven Velm 
Qualifications: BA, Dip Ed University of Queensland, Cert TESOL Queensland University of Technology.
Teaching experience: 13 years in high school, 9 years in TESOL.
Levels taught: High School (years 8-12), University (all language levels).
Kinds of English taught:General English, Business English, Academic English and Bridging Course.
Other subjects taught: History, Literature.
Other information: Worked for Australian Commonwealth Education Department.
Alison Robinson
Qualifications: BA, Dip TESL (Top Scholar), MA Linguistics with Distinction Victoria University of Wellington.
Teaching experience: 9 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced.
Kinds of English taught: General English, Business English, Academic English and Bridging Course.
Other subjects taught: Academic English, English for Tertiary Study, English for Migrants.
Other information: Materials writer for Victoria University of Wellington courses.
 
Jillian Hayter
Qualifications: PG Dip ELT, BA Auckland University.
Teaching experience: 5 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced.
Kinds of English taught:Academic English, General English.
Ann Stewart
Qualifications: H Dip Ed, BA Hons (Applied Linguistics), BA University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Teaching experience: 27 years
Levels taught: Literacy, Elementary to Advanced, High School, University, Preparation for TOEFL, Formal English Grammar, courses for teachers of English.
Kinds of English taught: English for Immigrants, General English, Academic English, Business English.
Other subjects taught: Academic English, English for Tertiary Study, English for Migrants.
Other information: Runs private language school, Academy for English Studies, which she founded in 1990. Member of panel in national radio programme Strictly Speaking, answering grammar questions sent in by listeners. Member of Grammarphone telephone panel to answer questions of grammar. Teacher of Italian and Greek. Text Editor at the University of South Africa for four years.
Course development: English for special purposes for mining companies and building trade; course presented by Wits University for post-graduate Taiwanese students. Formal English Grammar for English-speaking students. Courses for Centre for Continuing Education (University Adult Education). Development and teaching of courses for nursery-school teachers with African Self-Help Association.
 
Nina M. Koptyug
Qualifications: PhD (Philology) Moscow University, Associate Professor of English.
Teaching experience: 13 years of university experience and 8 years experience at primary and secondary school level. Associate Professor of English, Novosibirsk University.
Levels taught: Primary school, Secondary school, University. Teacher Training (Elementary to Advanced).
Kinds of English taught:Secondary school, Business, Literature, Social Studies and Translation.
Other subjects taught: Academic English, English for Tertiary Study, English for Migrants.
Other information: Translator, author of 30 published books and 100 articles; Laureate Winner - Teacher of the Year in Russia; Internet Educator of the Month for 2002.
Donna Lusby
Qualifications: MA (Language Teaching) First Class Honours Auckland University, BA Auckland University, Cert TESOL Trinity College, London.
Teaching experience: 7 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced, all ages.
Kinds of English taught: General English, Preparation for IELTS.
Other subjects taught: Academic English, English for Tertiary Study, English for Migrants.
Other information: Has taught at private language schools in New Zealand, on Polytechnic English courses in New Zealand and China, and in high school in France. Has also written programmes for general English and CALL classes, as well as volunteer community groups teaching ESL to immigrants. IELTS examiner.
 
Alis Fairfax
Qualifications: MA (English Language and Literature) University of Glasgow, RSA Cert TEFLA MATT London, RSA Diploma TEFLA International House, London.
Teaching experience: 12 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced, all ages.
Kinds of English taught: Academic English, General English, Preparation for IELTS, FCE, CAE, Preparation for Proficiency, Business English.
Other information: Has taught at university level in the UK and Australia and private language schools in Spain, Australia, the UK, Brazil and Indonesia. Has written on-line materials and programmes for various ESL and teacher training courses. Recognized CELTA and Trinity College London teacher trainer.
Alex Davis
Qualifications: MA (Applied) First Class Honours, Dip SLT, BA Waikato University, RSA Cert TEFLA.
Teaching experience: 10 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced. Adults and teenagers.
Kinds of English taught:General English, Academic English, Preparation for IELTS, FCE, Preparation for Proficiency.
Other information: Teacher trainer on Cambridge / RSA CELTA programme (Waikato University Language Institute) 1997 - 2001. Tutor on Waikato University Dip SLT teaching practicum 1995 - 1997. Has developed and run teacher training programmes for foreign teachers of English. IELTS Examiner and IELTS testing co-ordinator University of Waikato Language Institute Test Centre since 1995.
 
Richard Naylor
Qualifications: MA (TEFL) University of Reading, (Thesis on cultural implications for Learner Training), RSA Cert TEFLA International House, RSA Dip TEFLA, British Council Singapore (in-house), BA Hons University of Salford.
Teaching experience: 18 years
Levels taught: Elementary - Advanced, High School, University.
Kinds of English taught: Academic English, General English, Preparation for IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE. Business English, English for Engineering.
Other subjects taught: English Literature, Computers for language teaching, Teacher training.
Other information: Has taught and been a manager in Egypt, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Brunei, Japan and New Zealand. Involved in setting up Self-Access Centre at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Computer-assisted language learning Coordinator. Has been an IELTS examiner for 9 years. Examiner for PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC & BULATS.
Carolyn Doeschate
Qualifications: BA (Waikato), PG Dip SLT (with Distinction) (Waikato), RSA CELTA
Teaching experience: 6 years
Levels taught: Beginner - Advanced. Adults and teenagers.
Kinds of English taught: Academic English, General English, Preparation for IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE. Business English, English for Engineering.
Other subjects taught: Preparation for IELTS, Academic English, General English.
Other information: Has taught at tertiary institutes in New Zealand. Has written assessments, materials and programmes for various ESL courses.
 
Shirley Brown
Qualifications: BA (Hons) English - University of Leeds, UK PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in English (High school) - Trinity & All Saints' College, Leeds. RSA Dip TEFLA (Distance Training) International House, San Sebastian, Spain
Teaching experience: 19 years
Levels taught: From beginners to advanced, adults & children
Kinds of English taught: General English, Cambridge exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE) IELTS, EAP, business English, 'O'Level English preparation for High school students.
Other subjects taught: Preparation for IELTS, Academic English, General English.
Other information: Has taught in the UK, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Tenerife, Singapore, Argentina and now in Australia. Has been an examiner for IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE and am currently Team Leader for Cambridge exams on the Gold Coast. Has taught on the Graduate Certificate in TESOL course Worked as an editor for a Computer Assisted Testing System.

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Proofreaders

 
Patricia Watkins
Qualifications: Dip Tchg Wellington College of Education. Certificates in tutoring adults in literacy and TESOL.
Other information: Taught in South Africa, England and New Zealand. Tutored refugee students in English and literacy in Australia.
 
Marietta Flaws
Qualifications: Dip Applied Linguistics Melbourne, BA Victoria University of Wellington.
Other information: Has tutored in language learning. Proofreader for translation and literacy project, New Caledonia (10 years).
 

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