Editor - Steven Martin

Freelance editor with extensive experience working on print and digital educational content for a range of global publishing companies


Involved in education since 2006 ...

· As a teacher ·

Teacher of History and Politics (2017- ): teacher to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 at one of the top-rated selective girls' schools in the Yorkshire region.

Teacher of History, Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall (2016-2017): teacher to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 at one of the top selective schools in the country.

Teacher of History, King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham (2015-2016): worked four days a week in this selective boys' school while training with the King Edward's Consortium, the UK's top-rated School Direct teacher training programme.

English Teacher, Baemoon Private Boys' School, Seoul Metropolitan Board of Education (SMOE), Seoul, South Korea (2008-2009): taught first, second and third grade students (class size 35), with a total of 22 teaching hours per week, at this private boys’ high school.

Assistant Language Teacher, Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme, Okayama Prefecture, Japan (2006-2008): taught students in two Japanese high schools while on this prestigious government-run exchange and teaching programme.


· As an editor ·

Senior Development Editor, Macmillan Education  (2014-2015): worked within the adult ELT publishing team to create exceptional digital content and successful publishing projects. Content lead for the grammar and vocabulary strands of Macmillan’s flagship adaptive learning online course. Responsible for ensuring high standards of digital publishing in line with course pedagogy and editorial guidelines through management of a mini-team and participation in content lead meetings and editorial workshops. Effectively contributed to the development of course pedagogy and concepts, including planning the scope and sequence of elements of the course, conceptualising the vocabulary pedagogy and practice methodology, undertaking competitor analyses and research and development, writing author briefs and scoping global course tools. Effective line management of a mini-team of in-house and freelance development editors, as well as management of freelance authors.

Freelance Development Editor, Hachette UK (2014-2016): freelance development editor working on a range of titles in the bestselling Teach Yourself language learning series, including Japanese, Korean and Hindi titles.

ELT Editor, Scholastic UK (2010-2014): editor of CLUB, Scholastic’s ELT magazine aimed at secondary-age learners of English. Overseeing publishing process from concept to print, managing freelance designers and picture editors. Writing ELT teacher’s notes to accompany each issue. Web Editor for Scholastic’s ELT website. Writing online weekly news articles at five CEFR levels, producing multimedia content (including off-site filming and video interviews) and commissioning and project managing the development of over two hundred online interactive flash language activities per year.


· Academic background ·

PGDipEd with QTS in History, The King Edward's Consortium, the UK's top-rated teacher training programme (2015-2016)

Cambridge ESOL CELTA, International House, London (2013)

MA Japanese Studies (Japanese language and history, East Asian international relations), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2009-2010)

BA (Hons) History, First Class, University of Nottingham (2003-2006)


· Skills and training ·

Business-level Japanese (JLPT level N2, passed 2010).

Extensive copy editing and proofreading training (Publishing Training Centre, Scholastic UK, Macmillan Education).

Line management training (Macmillan Education).

Agile project management training (Lynda.com).

Extensive experience with content management systems (CMS), MS Office fluent, web literate, good understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Google Analytics, Wordpress, HTML, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign and Final Cut Pro.


· Areas of experience ·

content development

copy and content editing

proofreading

digital project management

content creation / authoring / materials writing

project management / scheduling

video and audio production / script writing / script editing

market research / development

competitor analysis / syllabus analysis

re-writing

digital pedagogy / blended learning and the flipped classroom

working with document templates for digital content

checking digital content

mapping print to digital

managing authors and freelancers

writing to a range of CEFR levels (A1-C1)

writing for an adult audience

writing for a teen audience


To work with me, email me or find me on LinkedIn.