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Elspeth Tavaci

Elspeth Tavaci - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Author and editor of ELT children's readers, coursebooks and supplementary materials.

Overview

I'm a children's book author and a freelance editor of ELT (English Language Teaching) coursebooks and materials with twenty years editorial experience. From 1995 -2014, I worked as a full-time in-house author and editor for a busy English language publishing company in Istanbul. I wrote and edited school coursebooks, story books, online materials and supplementary materials for children learning English. As an author, I have several published children's books including: 'The Stone of Destiny: Tales from Turkey' published by Frances Lincoln and 'The First Flying Man' published by Oxford University Press. I have also written for Cambridge University Press, Burlington Books and Helbling Languages Ltd.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Work experience

Senior Editor/Project Manager

Selt Publishing Istanbul

March, 1995 – April, 2014 (about 19 years)

In 1995, I started working as an in-house author and editor for an ELT publisher in Istanbul. For the past twenty years, I’ve worked as a full-time in-house author and editor writing and editing school coursebooks, graded reading materials, online materials and supplementary materials for children learning English. I currently live and work in London as a freelance author and editor for several publishing companies.

As an editor, I had the responsibility for project managing coursebooks, content editing, researching and grading factual information, choosing the illustrators, writing the picture briefs and producing the video and audio materials. As an author, I wrote activities, puzzles, factual reading texts, dialogues for listening activities, short plays, drama scripts and stories for children aged between 5 and 16 years old. I have a lot of experience of grading language to suit students’ reading level.

I am used to managing projects and working to strict deadlines. I am very creative and come up with ideas for activities very quickly. I have a very thorough knowledge of English grammar and I am an excellent proofreader.

I have written many ELT books under my maiden name Elspeth Rawstron.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Stone of Destiny: Tales from Turkey

Elspeth Tavaci

For centuries, caravans of camels have travelled Turkey’s Silk Roads piled high with exotic cargoes from India, Arabia and China. When a poor stonecutter called Salahaddin makes a miraculous find, he sets off on a perilous journey along the Silk Road to Istanbul and resorts to telling stories to stay alive. Brimming with scents, sounds and sinister merchants, this rich hoard of stories – inclu... read more

For centuries, caravans of camels have travelled Turkey’s Silk Roads piled high with exotic cargoes from India, Arabia and China. When a poor stonecutter called Salahaddin makes a miraculous find, he sets off on a perilous journey along the Silk Road to Istanbul and resorts to telling stories to stay alive. Brimming with scents, sounds and sinister merchants, this rich hoard of stories – inclu... read more

American More! Level 3 Extra Practice Book

Elspeth Rawstron, Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, Günter Gerngross, Christian Holzmann, Peter Lewis-Jones

American MORE! is a four-level course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. With dedicated reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills and cross-curricular learning sections, plus a wide range of flexible components, you really do get more with American MORE! The Extra Practice Book contains material on life and culture topics, and ex... read more

American MORE! is a four-level course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. With dedicated reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills and cross-curricular learning sections, plus a wide range of flexible components, you really do get more with American MORE! The Extra Practice Book contains material on life and culture topics, and ex... read more

The English Ladder Level 2 Pupil's Book

Susan House, Katharine Scott, Paul House

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 2 Pupil's Book features creative stories introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunciation... read more

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 2 Pupil's Book features creative stories introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunciation... read more

The English Ladder Level 1 Pupil's Book

Susan House, Katharine Scott, Paul House

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 1 Pupil's Book features creative stories introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunciation... read more

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join Freddie the frog for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 1 Pupil's Book features creative stories introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunciation... read more

The English Ladder Level 3 Flashcards (Pack of 104)

Susan House, Katharine Scott

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Based around the adventures of Freddie the frog and the Fantastic family, the course develops pupils' language skills through lively stories that can be acted out, valuable phonics practice, songs, tongue twisters, games and communication activities. These Level 3 Flashcards help present the vo... read more

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Based around the adventures of Freddie the frog and the Fantastic family, the course develops pupils' language skills through lively stories that can be acted out, valuable phonics practice, songs, tongue twisters, games and communication activities. These Level 3 Flashcards help present the vo... read more

The English Ladder Level 3 Pupil's Book

Susan House, Katharine Scott

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 3 Pupil's Book features topic-based units introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunci... read more

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 3 Pupil's Book features topic-based units introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunci... read more

The English Ladder Level 4 Pupil's Book

Susan House, Katharine Scott

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 4 Pupil's Book features topic-based units introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunci... read more

The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. This Level 4 Pupil's Book features topic-based units introducing new vocabulary, phonics activities for enjoyable pronunci... read more

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